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Cosmopolitan Editor Dies at 90

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Helen Gurley Brown, the woman who remade Cosmopolitan magazine in the early 1960s to peddle advice on sex and landing the perfect man to female readers, died at age 90 in Manhattan on Monday.

Gore Vidal Speaks Seriously Ill of the Dead
Gore Vidal's Essays

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In this essay, first published in 2008, the iconic author objected to Newsweek's obituary of his onetime rival, William F Buckley, a "knightly man" who stood up to "bullies" like Gore Vidal by verbally gay-bashing him on national televisionIn this essay, first published in 2008, Gore Vidal objected to Newsweek's obituary of his onetime rival, William F Buckley .

Carnage in Carson City

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A man with an AK-47 assault rifle killed four people and wounded six before killing himself with a shot to the head at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev. (more)

Indonesia Frees 'Playboy' Editor

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We've been tracking the fate of Erwin Arnada since 2006, when the editor launched a PG version of Playboy in the world's most populous Muslim country After all these years, the Indonesian high court has invalidated the indecency charges on which Arnada was convicted It's a big day for swimsuits in Bali.

Rolling Stone Finds 'Lost' Lennon Interview
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Handily aligning with the unleashing of The Beatles' music into the iTunes computerverse, as well as with the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, Rolling Stone magazine has published heretofore unreleased portions of the slain Beatle's final interview (continued).

First Lady Lands on Top of Power List

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Michelle Obama put her own career on hold to help her husband become president, but it looks like the perks of being first lady extend beyond just having a kick-ass organic veggie patch at her disposal.

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The Onion mocks Time's glossy infographics and inane weekly updates on Jesus and depression with this biting parody.

Newsweek Is Sold to 91-Year-Old Stereo Magnate

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Sidney Harman, husband of Rep. Jane Harman, is probably best known as the founder of audio equipment company Harman/Kardon. He is about to be the owner -- a word he says makes him cringe -- of troubled Newsweek magazine. According to a press release, Harman has indicated he intends to keep a majority of the staff.

The Taliban's Glossy New Front in the Battle for Hearts and Minds

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It's sleek, it's glossy, it's in eloquent Arabic, Pashto and Dari, and it pours derision on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan; it is the brand new propaganda wing of the Taliban: not just Internet video of attacks on the Western armies in Helmand and Kandahar, but professionally produced magazines.It's sleek, it's glossy, it's in eloquent Arabic, Pashto and Dari, and it pours derision on American and NATO forces in Afghanistan; it is the brand new propaganda wing of the Taliban.

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