“Belarus isn’t sexy. Sexy countries have oil, gas, diamonds, sea, mountains.” A woman named Yana is standing on a stage wearing a robe and a crown of flowers, surrounded by fellow actors and delivering a fiery speech in Russian. “The only way for the country to attract attention is to strip in front of the entire world.” This she does. She is leashed to the ceiling and her naked body is smeared with black paint.

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Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?

The unhappy history of the workplace

Ninety-three percent of people who work in cubicles “would prefer a different workspace.”

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Is it possible that we’ve just watched too many Woody Allen films?

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Kurt Vonnegut's whimsical, amusing doodles are collected and published for the first time. 

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The stars of Jo Becker's misleading book are racing to claim even more credit.

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His liberator's urge was not a matter of leftism. The urge was literary.

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If Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude might be the last.

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The front-page New York Times story was horrifyingly familiar. A college student allegedly raped by a sports star. A police department whose investigation was suspiciously perfunctory. A university that looked the other way, seemingly more interested in its multi-million-dollar football program than campus safety.

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Many Reservations

Anthony Bourdain has become the celebrity he loved to hate

He used to point out the bullshit. Now he’s stepping in it.

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New York Times journalist Jo Becker’s new book, Forcing the Spring, to be published at the end of the month, and excerpted in The New York Times magazine this coming weekend, is engineered from the ground up to be the first definitive narrative of the contemporary gay-rights movement.

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