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The year in culture: 5 must-read profiles

From James Franco’s enigmatic star turn to Stanley A. McChrystal’s sudden self-implosion, 2010 was a particularly good year for the in-depth magazine profile. We selected five of the year’s best.


  Gary Shteyngart on dachshunds, Lenin and reading Twain in Russia

Best-selling author and satirist Gary Shteyngart’s new book is about a future society where technology rules all. So how often does he update his own Facebook page?


Gary Shteyngart on Facebook, literacy and the end of America

Need to Know talks to author and satirist Gary Shteyngart, whose new dystopian, darkly humorous novel “Super Sad True Love Story” foretells the ruinous decline of literacy in America.

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