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    What Hillary Needs to Beat Bernie

    What Hillary Needs to Beat Bernie

    Brooklyn, we have a problem.Largely the result of her own doing, Hillary Clinton is mired in a candidacy-threatening scandal that could reshape the Democratic primary race in the short term and undermine her chances of getting the nomination in th...

    Okay, she’s moved left. But to regain traction, Clinton must connect with voters in the middle on growth, foreign policy, and health care.

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    Puerto Rico's Economy

    Is Puerto Rico Our Greece?

    Is Puerto Rico Our Greece?

    Many observers have recently claimed that Puerto Rico’s problems are the result of the federal government’s unequal treatment of the island as compared to other states. The island’s non-voting member of Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, recently argued i...

    In the long run, there’re only two real solutions to the island’s economic woes: statehood—or full on independence.

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    Jeb Bush' Chang

    Behold Jeb’s Mythical Chinese Warrior

    Behold Jeb’s Mythical Chinese Warrior

    When we were kids, and things weren’t going our way, Dad used to give us a little pep talk and tell us it was time to “unleash Chang.”We had no idea who Chang was or why he should be unleashed. My brother George said Chang was our grandfather Pres...

    Christopher Buckley, writing in the voice of America’s next Bush, tells you about the dynasty’s great defender.

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    What Hillary Needs to Beat Bernie

    What Hillary Needs to Beat Bernie

    Brooklyn, we have a problem.Largely the result of her own doing, Hillary Clinton is mired in a candidacy-threatening scandal that could reshape the Democratic primary race in the short term and undermine her chances of getting the nomination in th...

    Okay, she’s moved left. But to regain traction, Clinton must connect with voters in the middle on growth, foreign policy, and health care.

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    Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), and Donald Trump walk towards a limo after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    As in-focus civilians flowed up the Trump Tower taking selfies in the background, an inexplicably out-of-focus Donald Trump sought to explain his rising poll numbers on Sarah Palin’s janky new program on an unknown right-wing news network.“We’re b...

    On her fledgling, and embarrassingly low-tech, network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, and managed a feat no journalist has yet. She made it boring.

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    Cast member Charlie Sheen poses at the premiere of his new film "Scary Movie 5" in Hollywood April 11, 2013.
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    9/11 Truthers Want To Be Trump’s VP

    9/11 Truthers Want To Be Trump’s VP

    “Future American President” Donald J. Trump has been joking for more than a decade that he would love to have Oprah Winfrey as his running mate.“If she’d do it, she’d be fantastic,” Trump said in 1999, when he was considering a presidential run on...

    As Trump’s campaign trumps on, a motley crew of 9/11 truthers have volunteered to be The Donald’s Veep, including Charlie Sheen and Jesse Ventura.

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    Entertainment

    Director Wes Craven poses for a portrait in Los Angeles March 1, 2009. In 1972, Craven made a career change from college lecturer to slasher film maestro with his bloody "The Last House on the Left," and he is back for more knife play with a remake in theaters on March 13, 2009. Picture taken March 1, 2009.  To match Reuters Life! PEOPLE-CRAVEN   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTXCPMO

    Remembering Horror Maestro Wes Craven

    Remembering Horror Maestro Wes Craven

    More than four decades after making his first foray into the horror genre that would define his long and influential career, Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream helmer Wes Craven died Sunday in Los Angeles. The 76-year-old filmmaker passed away at ...

    The iconic filmmaker behind ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Scream’ passed away on Sunday at the age of 76. But his rich legacy lives on.

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    Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj Blasts Miley Cyrus at VMAs

    Nicki Minaj Blasts Miley Cyrus at VMAs

    We’re just a half-hour into the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and Nicki Minaj, bless her, has already won the whole damn show.First, the bootylicious “Anaconda” singer performed a PR-orchestrated duet with Taylor Swift. Yes, Swift and Minaj’s public...

    And ends her feud with Taylor Swift.

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    ‘The Strain’ Is TV’s Best Horror Show

    ‘The Strain’ Is TV’s Best Horror Show

    We are in the midst of a TV horror renaissance, and it’s being led by a show about undead hordes laying waste to human civilization, and motley survivors striving to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their fellow countrymen alive.It would be ...

    Smart enough to know gore is supposed to be both gross and goofy, ‘The Strain’ is the most purely enjoyable pulp entertainment on TV. Take note, ‘The Walking Dead.’

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    Hip-hop Misogyny

    Addressing Hip-Hop’s History of Misogyny

    Addressing Hip-Hop’s History of Misogyny

    Hip-hop’s penchant for rampant misogyny has gotten an increasing amount of pushback in the last few years, with incidents like Rick Ross’s “U.O.E.N.O.” lyrics and the legacy of iconic gangsta rap group N.W.A becoming flashpoints for conversations ...

    ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and Dr. Dre’s history of abuse towards women have reignited the cultural conversation surrounding the way hip-hop treats women. And it ain’t pretty.

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    Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj Blasts Miley Cyrus at VMAs

    Nicki Minaj Blasts Miley Cyrus at VMAs

    We’re just a half-hour into the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and Nicki Minaj, bless her, has already won the whole damn show.First, the bootylicious “Anaconda” singer performed a PR-orchestrated duet with Taylor Swift. Yes, Swift and Minaj’s public...

    And ends her feud with Taylor Swift.

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    The Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    5. Fight Club for KidsHow do you take an R-rated, hyper-violent cult classic and turn it into something kid-friendly? Make it “Tickle Fight Club.” This animated spoof sets Fight Club in grade-school and is sure to tickle fans of the hardcore origi...

    From a G-Rated animated Fight Club to Key & Peele’s look inside the Gremlins 2 writers’ room, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

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    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn Stars Revolt Against the Government

    Porn stars aren’t known for being private people. They willingly share intimate moments with strangers and bare their bodies in eye-catching 4K. Even so, there are some things they’d prefer to keep to themselves, like medical records. Recently tho...

    Adult performers are having their medical records subpoenaed. It’s un-American.

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    Bill Maher Slams Josh Duggar

    Bill Maher Slams Josh Duggar

    “I’m trying to avoid talking about Donald Trump.”Real Time host Bill Maher let the Republican presidential frontrunner off easy Friday night, instead sounding resigned when describing Trump’s latest antics. “He’s everywhere,” Maher complained in h...

    The ‘Real Time’ host talked immigration, debated Rick Santorum on climate change, and called B.S. on Josh Duggar's “porn addiction.”

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    The Week in Viral Videos

    The Week in Viral Videos

    5. Fight Club for KidsHow do you take an R-rated, hyper-violent cult classic and turn it into something kid-friendly? Make it “Tickle Fight Club.” This animated spoof sets Fight Club in grade-school and is sure to tickle fans of the hardcore origi...

    From a G-Rated animated Fight Club to Key & Peele’s look inside the Gremlins 2 writers’ room, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

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    World News

    A Christian woman mourns the death of her relative who was killed in a suicide attack on a church in Lahore March 15, 2015. Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility.  REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) - RTR4TEI9

    Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?

    Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?

    A Christian couple, parents of three children with a fourth on the way, were accused of blasphemy by a mob and incinerated in a brick kiln at their worksite in Punjab last November.  Suicide bombers blew themselves up at two churches in Lahore in ...

    I was beaten in Pakistan for my religion. I am far from alone.

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    Visitors to the White House watch as Marine One and US President Barack Obama depart the South Lawn in Washington, DC, August 27, 2015 en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama will meet with residents and youth who have rebuilt their lives over the past 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Week in Pictures

    The Week in Pictures

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

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    Pope's Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    VATICAN CITY—One of the most challenging jobs on the planet must surely be doing public relations for Pope Francis.  The unscripted pope likes to speak his mind and doesn’t always seem to be playing by the same rule book as his clergy.  The latest...

    Once again Pope Francis makes a human gesture that challenges the Church orthodoxy. Will official teachings change?

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    Al Jazeera television journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his lawyer Amal Clooney look on, before hearing the verdict at a court in Cairo, Egypt, August 29, 2015.

    Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

    Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

    An Egyptian court sentenced three al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison for spreading false news amid lacking evidence, in spite of two years of international pressure to throw out what was seen as a sham trial, and the presence of celeb...

    With the world watching, Egypt’s court system decided to assert itself by finding three journalists guilty, including one represented by celebrity human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney.


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    Visitors to the White House watch as Marine One and US President Barack Obama depart the South Lawn in Washington, DC, August 27, 2015 en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama will meet with residents and youth who have rebuilt their lives over the past 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Week in Pictures

    The Week in Pictures

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

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    Inside the KGB’s Super Power Division

    Inside the KGB’s Super Power Division

    Boris Ratnikov looks the part of a retired KGB general. The septuagenarian, having served both the Soviet and Russian states, fits an expected mold: flagging jowls, small-bore eyes, clipped speech. Much like the current iteration of the Kremlin, R...

    Boris Ratnikov says he’s used telepathy to save Russia from foreign—and mostly American—aggression. His crackpot theories are back in fashion.

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    Members of All India Mahila Congress, women's wing of Congress party, shout slogans and carry placards during a protest against the rape of a female passenger, in New Delhi December 8, 2014. An Uber taxi driver will appear in an Indian court on Monday accused of raping a young female passenger, as the popular U.S. online ride-hailing service came under fire for hiring a man who was arrested for a sexual assault three years ago. The placard reads, "The country is covered in shame, while Modi goes abroad". REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS TRANSPORT) - RTR4H3X2

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Indian Village Orders Rape Of 2 Sisters

    Two sisters in India will be gang-raped for a social “sin” committed by their brother unless the country’s Supreme Court intervenes with protection, according to a report by Amnesty International.The sisters, one 15 and the other 23, were condemne...

    The girls, from the “untouchable” caste, are being punished for their brother’s elopement with a married woman.

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    A Taliban soldier stands guard at the Makaki refugee camp in
Afghanistan near the Iranian border city of Zabol, October 29, 2001.
More than 7,600 people, mostly children, have taken refuge in the camp,
set up by the Iranian Red Crescent Society inside Afghan territory and
controlled by the Taliban, from U.S bombing of Afghanistan.
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    Iran’s Surprising New Foreign Legion

    Iran’s Surprising New Foreign Legion

    One of the foremost critiques of U.S. President Obama’s Iran deal is that the promise of more than $100 billion in sanctions relief will invigorate the Islamic Republic with funds to continue its covert wars throughout the Middle East. Even the pr...

    Want to become an Iranian citizen? A new law is about to make that a whole lot easier—but you’re going to have to fight for it—literally.

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    Inside the KGB’s Super Power Division

    Inside the KGB’s Super Power Division

    Boris Ratnikov looks the part of a retired KGB general. The septuagenarian, having served both the Soviet and Russian states, fits an expected mold: flagging jowls, small-bore eyes, clipped speech. Much like the current iteration of the Kremlin, R...

    Boris Ratnikov says he’s used telepathy to save Russia from foreign—and mostly American—aggression. His crackpot theories are back in fashion.

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    U.S. News

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    Recently, a few English professors here at Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, California, had an email dialogue about the meanings of success for students in our basic skills program. Several cited Debra Humphreys’s 2012 article “What...

    Too much of what we read in the literature for educators is over-determined by the use knowledge has for our pocketbooks or for the nation-state or Silicon Valley or some startup.

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    How to Hold Bad Prosecutors Accountable

    How to Hold Bad Prosecutors Accountable

    American prosecutors are powerful officials. They have the power to deprive people of their liberty, destroy their reputations, and even take away their lives. They have virtually unlimited discretion in how they exercise their powers.And yet, the...

    Plagued by misconduct, New York is considering the establishment of independent review boards for prosecutors, just like the ones for judges. It’s about time.

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    (NYT15) NEW YORK -- Feb. 27, 2006 -- NY-GOTTI-TRIAL-2 -- Curtis Sliwa is surrounded by supporters as he arrives at the federal courthouse in New York on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Sliwa took the witness stand Monday against John Gotti Jr., who is accused of arranging the 1992 kidnapping and beating of the Guardian Angels founder turned radio host. (Keith Bedford/The New York Times)

    Vigilante Justice Comes Back to NYC

    Vigilante Justice Comes Back to NYC

    It’s 10 p.m. and we’re somewhere in Central Park, but it’s pitch black out, and so for the life of me I couldn’t begin to say exactly where the Guardian Angels and I have ended up.We’ve precariously climbed a fairly large rock formation, and from ...

    Nobody's stopping gay bashing in Central Park, the Guardian Angels say. So they’re back to stop that.

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    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    Recently, a few English professors here at Chabot College, a community college in Hayward, California, had an email dialogue about the meanings of success for students in our basic skills program. Several cited Debra Humphreys’s 2012 article “What...

    Too much of what we read in the literature for educators is over-determined by the use knowledge has for our pocketbooks or for the nation-state or Silicon Valley or some startup.

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    A picture of slain journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward is seen next to candles at a memorial outside of the offices for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia August 27, 2015. Parker, 24, and Ward, 27, were shot dead on Wednesday during a live segment for the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, at a local recreation site about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Washington. Another woman was wounded. The suspected gunman, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX1PVGS

    When Will We Take Violence Seriously?

    When Will We Take Violence Seriously?

    It was a long time ago, June 17, 1988, just another hot muggy Friday night when one more casualty of the crack wars that were then creating fear in certain neighborhoods of several American cities hit the ground, dead. Here’s part of the column I ...

    For decades people have been murdered in our streets. All too often our response seems to be a shrug.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama's supporters listen to his acceptance speech after winning the U.S. presidential election, in Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2012.

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    The election of Barack Obama promised to inaugurate the dawn of a post-racial America. Instead we seem to be stepping ever deeper into a racial quagmire. The past two month saw the violent commemoration of the Ferguson protests, “the celebration” ...

    Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.

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    Tech + Health

    Game Over for Two-a-Days

    Game Over for Two-a-Days

    Scorching sun. Vomit. The thud of plastic.Football training camps mean pain, which has long been held as a good thing for the guys sweating through this annual rite of passage in the weeks before the season kicks off. And here, in this particular ...

    College football is phasing out two-a-day practices. While that’s good news for players’ health, it obscures a darker side to the modern game.

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    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    A scientific research study years in the making was finally released last week. The study, published in The Lancet, implies an increased association between teens who identify as Goth, those diagnosed with depression, and those who self-harm.  “[....

    A new study associates Goth teens with higher rates of depression and self-harm. But what does the community itself have to say?


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    Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    This is it. Time for the throngs of freaks, hipster hippies, that artsy spiritually awake nudist you dated but broke up with because they kept eating your houseplants, and most of Silicon Valley to jump in a car/van/yacht on wheels/spaceship and m...

    The annual desert fest brings billionaires, bugs, cops, clowns, a wannabe Broadway show, and a bloodthirsty attitude about jackrabbits.

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    FILE ? A SoulCycle class in New York, Sept. 29, 2014. On July 30, 2015, SoulCycle filed for an initial public offering of stock, hoping to take advantage of swelling interest in workouts. (Dina Litovsky/The New York Times)

    Selling Your Soul to SoulCycle

    Selling Your Soul to SoulCycle

    Church is dead.Instead, a new kind of worship bellows from the horizon: one every bit as spiritual, but more physically taxing and emotionally engaging. And it has music that is so thumping, so trance-inducing, that no Baptist choir can compete.It...

    Americans are worshiping to the tune of 8,000 daily SoulCycle rides. And with an IPO on the horizon, the fitness cult is coming your way.

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    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    A scientific research study years in the making was finally released last week. The study, published in The Lancet, implies an increased association between teens who identify as Goth, those diagnosed with depression, and those who self-harm.  “[....

    A new study associates Goth teens with higher rates of depression and self-harm. But what does the community itself have to say?


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    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    Most people who make their way to Vienna have romanticized hopes of sipping coffee at Freud’s cafe or savoring a taste of the renowned Sacher Torte. Understandably, lineups to gain access to Mozart’s house are quite long, and there’s always a queu...

    Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.

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    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s time to take a page from the Christian playbook and forgive Chick-fil-A.I’m an agnostic queer woman who, of course, takes issue with Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay past but the company has moved on and we should, too.There are bigger fish—nay, chicke...

    Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: It has atoned for its past sins.

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    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Kim K’s Pregnancy Disorder Can Be Fatal

    Parenthood has not come easy to Kim Kardashian.As the reality television star, fashion plate and mother to daughter North explains in a new interview with C Magazine, getting pregnant has been a challenging and complicated process for her. Some of...

    The pregnant star revealed that she’s dealing with “placenta accrete”—a complication that is very real and can be very dangerous for mothers.

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    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    Most people who make their way to Vienna have romanticized hopes of sipping coffee at Freud’s cafe or savoring a taste of the renowned Sacher Torte. Understandably, lineups to gain access to Mozart’s house are quite long, and there’s always a queu...

    Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.

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    BeastStyle

    D.C. Discovers How to Party, Snob-Free

    D.C. Discovers How to Party, Snob-Free

    White people are crazy.Let me rephrase: People who dress entirely in white—from head to toe—and schlep white tablecloths, white chairs, and white plates and napkins to the middle of a city to eat cold food with thousands of strangers, also dressed...

    Washington may be known for its rigid social calendar and order, but the mass foodie experience of “Diner en Blanc” showed another side—people of all kinds just chowing down together.

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    SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16:  Matisyahu performs on stage at the Showbox on October 16, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

    It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be a reggae artist, accustomed to festivals filled with marijuana-induced serene audiences, facing a crowd of raised middle fingers along with chants to get out—and feeling physically threatened for the first...

    After refusing to kowtow to a demand he advocate Palestinian statehood, the Jewish reggae hip-hop artist says he is a proponent for peace and ‘building bridges.’

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    Forget France: Britain a Glutton’s Dream

    Forget France: Britain a Glutton’s Dream

    LONDON — There were many reasons to be happy in the English summer of 1945, but food wasn’t one of them. The war against Germany was over but the war against waste was not. Food rationing, in one form or another, continued in the United Kingdom un...

    Richard II was a foodie for the ages and 700 years after his reign, England has rediscovered the wonders of its own, once-mocked cuisine.

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    Roman Catholic missionary who ministered to lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    On a picturesque peninsula of one of Hawaii’s smallest islands are the remnants of one of history’s most horrific medical sequesters.Kalaupapa, on the island of Molokai, is Hawaii’s leprosy colony, where 8,000 people were sent into exile over the ...

    The patients remain sequestered at Kalaupapa on the island of Molokai. When they die, the plan is to erect a monument to the 8,000 leprosy patients who once lived there.

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    SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 16:  Matisyahu performs on stage at the Showbox on October 16, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

    It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be a reggae artist, accustomed to festivals filled with marijuana-induced serene audiences, facing a crowd of raised middle fingers along with chants to get out—and feeling physically threatened for the first...

    After refusing to kowtow to a demand he advocate Palestinian statehood, the Jewish reggae hip-hop artist says he is a proponent for peace and ‘building bridges.’

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Sarah Ferguson walks the runway at the Fashion For Relief charity fashion show to kick off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Somerset House on February 19, 2015 in London, England.  The Fashion For Relief show is in support of Ebola, raising funds and awareness for Disaster Emergency Committee: Ebola Crisis Appeal and the Ebola Survival Fund.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

    How Low Can Fergie Go?

    How Low Can Fergie Go?

    The steadily downward spiral of the life of Fergie, aka The Duchess of York, aka ‘call me Sarah,’ continues to inspire a horrified fascination on the part of even the most hardened royal watchers.Last week she hit a new low, appearing on shopping ...

    Sarah, Duchess of York, has a new QVC gig, hawking a brand of juicers. All this shilling looks bad for her, and for the Royal brand.

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    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    Everybody’s favorite revenge-fantasy heroine is back—and as vengeful as ever.Lisbeth Salander, the girl best known for her dragon tattoo and an unyielding hatred of those who hate women, has gotten a new lease on life—even though her creator, Stie...

    A new author takes on the story of Lisbeth Salander from the late Stieg Larsson and largely succeeds.

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    Paul Beauchamp waves a gay pride flag during a nationwide "kiss-in" and protest at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant  in Decatur, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Gay rights activists and backers of same-sex marriage plan to hold a nationwide "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday to protest the fast-food chain president's opposition to homosexual unions. Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments made last week from Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy who supports the bibilical definition of the "family unit".    REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR361YC

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s time to take a page from the Christian playbook and forgive Chick-fil-A.I’m an agnostic queer woman who, of course, takes issue with Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay past but the company has moved on and we should, too.There are bigger fish—nay, chicke...

    Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: It has atoned for its past sins.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Sarah Ferguson walks the runway at the Fashion For Relief charity fashion show to kick off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Somerset House on February 19, 2015 in London, England.  The Fashion For Relief show is in support of Ebola, raising funds and awareness for Disaster Emergency Committee: Ebola Crisis Appeal and the Ebola Survival Fund.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

    How Low Can Fergie Go?

    How Low Can Fergie Go?

    The steadily downward spiral of the life of Fergie, aka The Duchess of York, aka ‘call me Sarah,’ continues to inspire a horrified fascination on the part of even the most hardened royal watchers.Last week she hit a new low, appearing on shopping ...

    Sarah, Duchess of York, has a new QVC gig, hawking a brand of juicers. All this shilling looks bad for her, and for the Royal brand.

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    Books

    Arrival of a train containing Jews deported to Auschwitz death camp in Poland. Auschwitz-Birkenau (1940-1945) was the largest

    Tracing a Father’s Escape From Auschwitz

    Tracing a Father’s Escape From Auschwitz

    In January, HBO broadcast the shattering documentary Night Will Fall, the story of a groundbreaking British government documentary from 1945 which featured exclusive footage of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The scenes witnessed and r...

    Two new books attempt to re-create the horrors of the Holocaust and to capture the generation who witnessed the camps firsthand.

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    • The Daily Beast's Best Longreads

      The Daily Beast's Best Longreads

      This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest Alex Shoumatoff - Smithsonian MagazineAn extremely rare bear (estimates place the total number at as few as 100) is at the center of the battle over Canada’s rainforests.Hook, Li...

      From a shady treasure hunter to Apple's new leader in Washington, the best in this week's longform journalism.

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    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

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    The work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier is the subject of a new edition from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, by the architectural historian William JR Curtis.

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    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

    If you grew up reading Judy Blume in the 1970s and ’80s, her novels were likely an illicit, parentally unsanctioned thrill. Forever, about high-school seniors who “go all the way,” was the book you read, by flashlight, under the covers, flipping t...

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    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

    When I turned 30 and my dad turned 60, on the same day, we celebrated by meeting up in Yosemite National Park, where he had climbed Half Dome in the 1970s. The sun-faded “Climber’s Map of Yosemite Valley” that he had produced in college, as a majo...

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    Best of the Beast

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    A new author takes on the story of Lisbeth Salander from the late Stieg Larsson and largely succeeds.

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    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

    When I turned 30 and my dad turned 60, on the same day, we celebrated by meeting up in Yosemite National Park, where he had climbed Half Dome in the 1970s. The sun-faded “Climber’s Map of Yosemite Valley” that he had produced in college, as a majo...

    It teaches adventure, independence, and how to navigate by the stars—and along the way, helps kids become the adults we all wish we could be.

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