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The Political-Celebrity Complex

Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, and Silvio Berlusconi are on the cutting edge of a new trend in political personality cults.

By Michael Idov

Tax the Fat!

At a conference this week, former city health commissioner Thomas Frieden floated a radical proposal. (Sort of.)

By Jessica Pressler

What to Drink at the White House Tonight

Craft brewers from around the country recommend beers for tonight's talk among Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and James Crowley.

By Aileen Gallagher