Warren Buffett Is the Best Argument for Capitalism. Is It Good Enough? 

As the “Empire State of Mind” beat filled the packed CenturyLink Arena in Omaha, the chorus slid in: “At Berkshire, financial strength is what dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t dooooo….” The white, middle-aged crowd of investors jammed. Is this is the humble setting from which champions arise?

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One Terrifying Night at Beautique, Sex Den to the Real Housewives of New York

On a bustling Saturday night in Manhattan, Ellie Shechet and Madeleine Davies—two diehard Real Housewives of New York fans—went to Beautique, a popular “pickup joint” (according to the Countess herself, LuAnn de Lesseps) and Housewives hotspot. The search for their favorite Bravolebrities sparked a journey of epic…

Body Ritual Among the Swimsuit Models in the Horny Hell of SwimCity

SWIMCITY, U.S.A.—The climate of SwimCity is humid subtropical, with temperatures hovering around an equatorial 78 degrees between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is a small city, boasting about 60 full-time residents, though quadruple this number in tourists and drifters clog its thoroughfares at any given time,…

The New Year Is the Oldest Thing: Inside Philadelphia's Mummers Parade

The New Year, or South Philadelphia's share of it, was being assembled in a warehouse with a bright yellow Cottman Transmission sign at the entrance, right on the corner of 13th and Reed. "You don't want to get a screw in your foot," Jinks warned me. All around us were the raw materials and detritus of fun: brightly…