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The dragon that ate Wall Street; does the government know you're addicted to Gossip Girl?; how Washington sabotaged Iraq's corruption cop; the GOP vs. the Internets; NuvaRing's risky business; America's most notorious lockup; MoJo readers to the rescue
Why real capitalists aren't afraid to nationalize (and why it's our only choice).
Ted Genoways on how the Mad Men are spinning the recession; comics legend Harvey Pekar channels Studs Terkel; plus more book (The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates, Blood and Politics, Fordlandia, ), film (Burma VJ, Handmade Nation), and music (Country Club, Songs in the Night, Márcio Local Says, Headstunts) reviews.
The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini talks about homecomings and Taliban-censored flamingos.
Brother, you can spare a dime: why you should give away more of your hard-earned cash.
Special Agent Bassem Youssef was one of the bureau's top terror cops. So why was he exiled to a desk job?
Fixing Afghanistan: mandatory or mission impossible?
We're burying the planet in garbage. Here's how to dig out.
Bill McKibben talks trash
The Big Apple vs. the little green bin
Meet the zero-waste zealots
Can we learn to live with (and even love) plastic?
Good riddance to industrial rubbish
Toxic sludge hits the fan
Fifteen years after the genocide, Rwandan women are raising the children of their attackers.
Cover illustration by Tim Bower