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Benjamin Wallace

October 1, 2012 | Features
Mitt’s Stake

For almost ten years, Romney led the Mormon church in Boston, shouldering the needs of his community. Is this the same man now running for president as a champion of individualism?

October 1, 2012 | Feature
Crystal Takes Hollywood

NBC’s most valuable commodity this fall: an irresistible, virtuoso capuchin monkey.

May 28, 2012 | Features
George Romney for President, 1968

When the governor of Michigan ran for the Republican nomination, in 1968, he tried to stand up against the more radical wing of his party. His defeat was swift, tragic, and, for his son, instructive.

May 24, 2012 | Encounter
46 Minutes With George Stephanopoulos

Taking in the view from the top with the unlikely new king of morning television.

May 21, 2012 | Features
Château Sucker

Rare-wine collectors are savvy, competitive guys with a taste for impossible finds. The biggest hoax in history took place right under their noses.

April 23, 2012 | Features
The Twee Party

Is artisanal Brooklyn a step forward for food or a sign of the apocalypse? And does it matter when the stuff tastes so good?

March 5, 2012 | Features
Those Fabulous Confabs

Smart talk has never been such a valuable commodity. It’s spawned conferences like TED, Davos, and now a slew of upstart competitors. It has made the eighteen‑minute TED lecture a viral online phenomenon. But are we running out of things to say?

February 13, 2012 | Features
The Virgin Father

Trent Arsenault has never had sex, but he’s the father of fifteen children—and counting. The more he antagonizes the FDA, and unnerves television audiences across America, the more his in-box is flooded with requests for his sperm.

January 30, 2012 | Features
The Lonely Battle of Wael Ghonim

A year after the Tahrir Square uprising, Wael Ghonim is the international superstar of the Arab Spring, with a big new book out this month celebrating the Egyptian revolution he helped unleash. But triumph may be the last thing on his mind.

January 2, 2012 | Features
European Superhero Quashes Libyan Dictator

Somehow, earlier this year, a philosopher managed to goad the world into vanquishing an evil villain. Perhaps more surprising was the philosopher in question: the man French society loves to mock, Bernard-Henri Lévy.

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