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July 19, 2013

How Detroit Went Bankrupt

The 2008 financial crisis really hurt Detroit, but the city has been crumbling over the last six decades.

Mexico Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

"I am going to be mayor of a township where there are 258 villages full of tough country people, who don't necessarily have much information on what's happening elsewhere, and have even less of an automatic sympathy with their gay mayor."

Obama: "Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me"

"If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different." President Obama makes a surprise appearance on Friday in the White House briefing room.

Fantasy Casting The "Name Of The Wind" TV Show

20th Century Fox and New Regency have bought the television rights to the actual greatest fantasy series of the last 10 years, The Kingkiller Chronicle. (Sorry, Game of Thrones.) These are DEFINITELY the actors and actresses who should be cast in The Name of the Wind TV show, should it ever happen. No arguing.

“Clueless” Comes Of Age

When Amy Heckerling set out to make a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, few imagined that the director would create a new classic — and one of the most quoted films ever. The Alicia Silverstone comedy turns 18 years old today, but let’s be honest: Clueless is timeless.

What's Your Favorite Easy Recipe?

Cooking delicious food doesn't have to be complicated or expensive! Share your tried and true go-to recipe in the comments. Bonus points for including pictures!

PC Problems

Shares of Microsoft, led by Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, ended the week on a dour note, down about 10%, after the software giant reported weak second quarter earnings that were impacted by the declining PC market and a nearly $1 billion charge for unsold Surface tablets.

Eliot Spitzer's Voracious Appetite

Can the man who would be New York City comptroller quell his, um, impulses? NY1 reporter Josh Robin looks back on his years of covering Spitzer to find an answer.

The Couple Behind Odd Future's Unlikely Empire

While Odd Future are the face of hip-hop's DIY audacity and Frank Ocean is R&B's most compelling ascendant superstar, their managers (and guardian angels) are making the most of the music industry's slow implosion.

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