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    Pence Is Right on Trump’s County Wins

    Pence Is Right on Trump’s County Wins

    By Allison Graves and Louis JacobsonPresident-elect Donald Trump’s closest advisers fanned across the news shows Sunday to quell concern about the businessman’s transition to the White House following a diplomat-rattling phone call with the presid...

    Pence says Trump claimed more counties than any GOP candidate since 1984. He’s right—but the size of some of those counties explains Hillary Clinton’s 2.6 million popular vote lead.

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    Trump Team Scrambles on Taiwan

    Trump Team Scrambles on Taiwan

    President-elect Donald Trump’s surrogates on Sunday defended his controversial phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, which critics say threatens to cause a rift with China and upend decades-long diplomatic protocol.Trump and his advisers ...

    After lots of hand-wringing by establishment foreign policy figures about Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s president, his team spent Sunday explaining why.

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    SNL Turns Hillary Into Bigfoot

    SNL Turns Hillary Into Bigfoot

    Since she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has made just a handful of public appearances, once at a charity gala in Washington D.C. and the other to deliver a UNICEF award to Katy Perry in New York City last week. Ot...

    ‘Saturday Night Live’ went deep into the Chappaqua woods this week to search for the elusive Hillary Clinton.

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    Pundifact

    Pence Is Right on Trump’s County Wins

    Pence Is Right on Trump’s County Wins

    By Allison Graves and Louis JacobsonPresident-elect Donald Trump’s closest advisers fanned across the news shows Sunday to quell concern about the businessman’s transition to the White House following a diplomat-rattling phone call with the presid...

    Pence says Trump claimed more counties than any GOP candidate since 1984. He’s right—but the size of some of those counties explains Hillary Clinton’s 2.6 million popular vote lead.

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    What Trump‘s Cuba policy should be

    Trump: Don’t Backtrack on Cuba

    Trump: Don’t Backtrack on Cuba

    Since Fidel Castro’s death, speculation about the future of U.S.-Cuba relations under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration has been intense. Will Trump continue President Obama’s opening, as many urge, or will he work to bring it to a hal...

    Things have gotten worse in Cuba since Obama’s opening, not better. But Trump shouldn’t just re-shut the door. There’s a middle way.

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    Bannon

    Steve Bannon’s Steamy Space Sex Scene

    Steve Bannon’s Steamy Space Sex Scene

    The most important thoughts from Stephen K. Bannon, the incoming chief strategist in the Donald Trump White House, that you’ll read this weekend aren’t his thoughts on the economy or foreign policy. Instead, we look back to the ’90s, when the then...

    Once upon a time, the incoming chief White House strategist was a hobbyist screenwriter who adapted Shakespeare’s work. One time, one of those works included space sex.

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    Entertainment

    Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on SNL.

    Alec Baldwin Taunts Trump on Twitter

    Alec Baldwin Taunts Trump on Twitter

    Late Saturday night, after SNL aired another sketch of liberal actor Alec Baldwin mocking President-elect Donald Trump—this time poking fun at his twitchy Twitter fingers, which resemble that of a reactionary, basement-dwelling teen—the soon-to-be...

    Responds to president-elect’s criticisms.

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    SNL’s Trump Goes Twitter Crazy

    SNL’s Trump Goes Twitter Crazy

    Donald Trump is still the president-elect of the United States and Alec Baldwin is still playing him on Saturday Night Live. And this week’s cold open brought us inside a Trump security briefing where the easily-distracted Trump couldn’t help but ...

    In the cold open for this week’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ President-elect Donald Trump would rather retweet teenagers than learn about foreign policy.

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    Donald Glover stars in FX's 'Atlanta.'

    Donald Glover’s Millennial Revolution

    Donald Glover’s Millennial Revolution

    “I don’t see them as priorities, I see them all as one thing. I see them as another form of expressing yourself. I think it’s important to express yourself and show people who you are. It is one of those things where I feel like... I never look at...

    With his extraordinary FX show ‘Atlanta’ and new ’70s-inspired album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Glover has emerged as one of his generation’s most powerful voices.

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    Mariah's World

    Mariah Carey’s New Show Is a Total Riot

    Mariah Carey’s New Show Is a Total Riot

    It’s Mariah Carey’s time. Both immediately and seasonally.The pop music icon is launching her new docuseries, Mariah’s World, on E! Sunday night, a cleverly timed debut at the height of what’s become Mariah’s season: Christmastime.Thanks to her ca...

    Few reality shows are as fun to watch as ‘Mariah’s World’ and its famous star. Come for the diva. Stay for the diva making fun of herself.

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    SNL’s Trump Goes Twitter Crazy

    SNL’s Trump Goes Twitter Crazy

    Donald Trump is still the president-elect of the United States and Alec Baldwin is still playing him on Saturday Night Live. And this week’s cold open brought us inside a Trump security briefing where the easily-distracted Trump couldn’t help but ...

    In the cold open for this week’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ President-elect Donald Trump would rather retweet teenagers than learn about foreign policy.

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    RCA Studios in NYC, December 1966

    Nina Simone As You’ve Never Seen Her

    Nina Simone As You’ve Never Seen Her

    See never-before-seen images of Nina Simone recording her classic album ‘Nina Simone Sings the Blues’ at RCA Studios in New York City.

    See never-before-seen images of Nina Simone recording her classic album ‘Nina Simone Sings the Blues’ at RCA Studios in New York City.

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    The Painful Death of Death By Audio

    The Painful Death of Death By Audio

    People come and go. Bars, restaurants, bodegas and bagel shops close and change hands. That’s a part of living in New York. Maybe it’s the fertilizer that feeds new generations of immigrants. My friends skew more towards artists and musicians, and...

    Matthew Conboy’s new doc ‘Goodnight Brooklyn—The Story of Death By Audio’ chronicles the painful death of his Williamsburg music haven. Here, he writes about its bitter end.

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    'La La Land' Love letter to L.A.

    The Magic of ‘La La Land’

    The Magic of ‘La La Land’

    Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the old-fashioned musical charming its way to the Oscars, opens on the most Los Angeles of modern Los Angeles showstoppers imaginable: A traffic jam on the 110 freeway turns into a symphony of strangers dancing out of...

    Damien Chazelle’s (‘Whiplash’) Oscar-worthy movie-musical was inspired by a lesser-known love story that all should see.

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    RCA Studios in NYC, December 1966

    Nina Simone As You’ve Never Seen Her

    Nina Simone As You’ve Never Seen Her

    See never-before-seen images of Nina Simone recording her classic album ‘Nina Simone Sings the Blues’ at RCA Studios in New York City.

    See never-before-seen images of Nina Simone recording her classic album ‘Nina Simone Sings the Blues’ at RCA Studios in New York City.

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    World News

    Austrian Referendum

    Far Right Loses in Austria—for Now

    Far Right Loses in Austria—for Now

    BERLIN — It was, once again, unpredictable. For 11 months, the dragged-out hope that Austria would not be the first European country to elect a right-wing populist head of state has rested on the scraggy shoulders of the retired economics p...

    The nationalist right wing in Austria nearly pulled off a win in the presidential election on Sunday but is likely just getting started.

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    Fidel Castro

    Zoé Valdés Bids Fidel Castro Adieu

    Zoé Valdés Bids Fidel Castro Adieu

    PARIS — The moment exiled Cuban novelist and poet Zoé Valdés learned of Fidel Castro's death last Saturday she felt ecstatic, and draped a Cuban flag from the window of her apartment overlooking the Seine. "I was joyous," she told T...

    The legendary Cuban writer who was exiled to Paris will shed no tears for the late dictator, and has slim hope for her home island's future.

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    march through Munich in remembrance of the Putsch. Front row, L to R: Dr. Weber, Goering, Hitler, and Graf. 2nd row: unidentified, Professor Schultze, and Rosenberg.

    Nazi Survivor: Your Silence Aided Hitler

    Nazi Survivor: Your Silence Aided Hitler

    As arts editor for one of Vienna’s principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city’s foremost artists and was an important literary journalist. With the advent of the Nazis, he was forced from both job and home. In 1943, in hiding in Fra...

    Moris Scheyer’s vivid account of successfully evading the Nazis is finally being published, and the decades have not blunted his anger at those who accommodated the Fuhrer.

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    Italy Referendum

    Italy Heads for Chaos

    Italy Heads for Chaos

    ROME—On Sunday, Italians will be asked to vote on major legislative reforms in a referendum that, if it passes, would be the most progressive move Italy has ever made in streamlining its famously top-heavy government. Or, in the far more likely sc...

    Italians head to the ballot box on Sunday to vote on a flawed referendum that will change the face of Italy no matter the outcome.

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    Fidel Castro

    Zoé Valdés Bids Fidel Castro Adieu

    Zoé Valdés Bids Fidel Castro Adieu

    PARIS — The moment exiled Cuban novelist and poet Zoé Valdés learned of Fidel Castro's death last Saturday she felt ecstatic, and draped a Cuban flag from the window of her apartment overlooking the Seine. "I was joyous," she told T...

    The legendary Cuban writer who was exiled to Paris will shed no tears for the late dictator, and has slim hope for her home island's future.

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    Members of a powerful group inside the Institutional Revolutionary Party pose after a news conference in Mexico City.  (L-R) Tomas Yarrington, Enrique Martinez, Enrique Jackson, Natividad Gonzalez, Arturo Montiel, members of a powerful group inside the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who have organized a faction called "Tucom", pose after a news conference in Mexico City May 23, 2005. Tucom members said today that will try to prevent PRI president Roberto Madrazo from using "ill means" to become the presidential candidate for 2006 elections. The group wants party members to choose their candidate freely. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar - RTRC7J7

    Mexican Governors on the Lam

    Mexican Governors on the Lam

    MEXICO CITY — Whether draining funds from public coffers, racketeering and laundering cash from drug cartels, ordering killings, allegedly having sex with children, or fleeing from international and national authorities, Mexico’s renegade governor...

    You knew there was massive cartel-fueled corruption south of the border. You had no idea it was like this.

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    Cuban President Fidel Castro addresses the audience during an event with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez on Havana's Revolution Square February 3, 2006. Chavez arrived in Cuba on Friday for a 24-hour visit to accept an international award from UNESCO and open the Havana international book fair honoring Venezuela.  Picture taken February 3, 2006   REUTERS/Stringer - RTR15UFC

    Hollywood, Havana and Me

    Hollywood, Havana and Me

    Deep breath. Exhale. Out with the bad…I was an American abroad, working overseas on this recent election night 2016. By midnight Dublin-time, having watched tidbits of news coverage, I was able to put myself to sleep, confidently, arrogantly, supr...

    Trying to discern common sense and common humanity through the fog of sensation and anger.

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    Alt-Right

    The Alt-Right’s All-American Past

    The Alt-Right’s All-American Past

    If they raise their right arms and chant “Hail Trump” (carefully avoiding the Heil) are they really Nazis?It’s springtime for people like Richard Spencer’s odious column of avowed alt-right racists, who felt that they could openly make the salute ...

    It has happened here before—and its most shameless voice was Charles Lindbergh.

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    Members of a powerful group inside the Institutional Revolutionary Party pose after a news conference in Mexico City.  (L-R) Tomas Yarrington, Enrique Martinez, Enrique Jackson, Natividad Gonzalez, Arturo Montiel, members of a powerful group inside the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who have organized a faction called "Tucom", pose after a news conference in Mexico City May 23, 2005. Tucom members said today that will try to prevent PRI president Roberto Madrazo from using "ill means" to become the presidential candidate for 2006 elections. The group wants party members to choose their candidate freely. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar - RTRC7J7

    Mexican Governors on the Lam

    Mexican Governors on the Lam

    MEXICO CITY — Whether draining funds from public coffers, racketeering and laundering cash from drug cartels, ordering killings, allegedly having sex with children, or fleeing from international and national authorities, Mexico’s renegade governor...

    You knew there was massive cartel-fueled corruption south of the border. You had no idea it was like this.

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    Alaska Railroad

    The Coolest Caboose to Alaska’s Frontier

    The Coolest Caboose to Alaska’s Frontier

    “Moose! Moose! We’ve got three moose on the right!” Warren Redfearn beamed with excitement as he directed the passengers’ attention toward the wildlife idling beside the Aurora Winter Train. A stream of “oohs” and “ahhs” followed as the 40 or so...

    For the hardy few travelers who opt to hop on the Alaska Railroad’s off-season Aurora Winter Train, it’s a ride into a real-life snow globe.

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    Immigrants flocking to churches to feel safe in the age of Trump

    Hispanic Churches Fear Trump

    Hispanic Churches Fear Trump

    If Donald Trump keeps all his campaign promises, thousands of churches could disappear.That’s according to Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, who heads the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, an evangelical group with more than 40,000 affiliate...

    Churches across the U.S. are worried their pews will be emptied out by Trump’s deportation plans—and some say they will become sanctuaries.

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    A demonstrator puts a banner with an image depicting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as he takes part in a protest against Trump, outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City, Mexico November 14, 2016.

    Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    Sinclair Lewis Predicted Trump—And Us

    It’s an election year, in a time of economic uncertainty. Running for president is a ranting populist type who has a bestselling book that is part biography, and part shameless boasting. He promises to “make America a proud, rich land again,” rail...

    In his 1935 novel, ‘It Can’t Happen Here,’ the Nobel prize winning author created a demagogue remarkably similar to Trump. He also nailed America’s love affair with demagogues.

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    Alaska Railroad

    The Coolest Caboose to Alaska’s Frontier

    The Coolest Caboose to Alaska’s Frontier

    “Moose! Moose! We’ve got three moose on the right!” Warren Redfearn beamed with excitement as he directed the passengers’ attention toward the wildlife idling beside the Aurora Winter Train. A stream of “oohs” and “ahhs” followed as the 40 or so...

    For the hardy few travelers who opt to hop on the Alaska Railroad’s off-season Aurora Winter Train, it’s a ride into a real-life snow globe.

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     USS West Virginia Burning in Pearl Harbor

    Why Were We Napping at Pearl Harbor?

    Why Were We Napping at Pearl Harbor?

    On a bright, sunny morning 75 years ago this Wednesday, 181 warplanes of the Imperial Japanese Navy swept down out of the sky from the north over the blue-green hills of Kahuku Point on the island of Oahu, and attacked the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Flee...

    There have been paranoid theories aplenty to explain why the US Navy was so unprepared on December 7, 1941, but the simple truth is that we did not believe it could happen.

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    Cop Charged With Trump-Like P*ssy Grab

    Cop Charged With Trump-Like P*ssy Grab

    As the president-elect winged off to Indianapolis to take a bow for saving jobs, an NYPD precinct commander was in a Bronx courtroom on criminal charges of hoohah grabbing such as Donald Trump bragged about on the Access Hollywood hot mic tape.Thr...

    A few days before Donald Trump was elected by voters apparently unruffled by his bragging about sexual assault, a Bronx precinct commander was arrested by cops who do care.

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    Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast

    Pregnancy Bracelet Lets Dad Feel Kicks

    Pregnancy Bracelet Lets Dad Feel Kicks

    There is nothing weirder, wilder, or more magical than a baby’s movement in utero. For many mothers (it certainly was for me), the quickening, those first flutters, are the moment when a pregnancy starts to feel real, when a bump becomes a baby. A...

    Thanks to the Scandinavians, fathers can choose to be even more involved in their partner’s pregnancy—now where’s that bracelet for morning sickness?

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    Fake Facebook News

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    At first, I created fake news stories stories that were meant to be head-turning: Hillary sold passport-making machines directly to ISIS. Obama won’t say the words “Radical Islam” because it would break an Islamic Spell he thinks he is protected b...

    Here’s what I learned trapping trending algorithms and the people of Facebook, even when I wasn’t really trying to.

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    Cult of Fitness: When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who lean on energy drinks to put a little extra pep in your step.Thou...

    Millions of people consume energy drinks every day, but back in the day those drinks were a little more, um, energetic.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    Fake Facebook News

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    At first, I created fake news stories stories that were meant to be head-turning: Hillary sold passport-making machines directly to ISIS. Obama won’t say the words “Radical Islam” because it would break an Islamic Spell he thinks he is protected b...

    Here’s what I learned trapping trending algorithms and the people of Facebook, even when I wasn’t really trying to.

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    A Lt. Col. on video games inspiring violence

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress....

    There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.

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    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    The angry online male masses, seen recently mass-downvoting the trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters,” Phoebe Robinson’s podcast “So Many White Guys,” and many shows that feature women doing things other than supporting male characters, have turn...

    An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews from Trumpkins popping up and being deleted with lightning speed.

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    Facebook Shitshow

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    48 Hours in Facebook’s Unreality

    In the fact-free world of what trends on Facebook, everything is going swimmingly in Donald Trump’s America over the last 48 hours—even if none of it is true.America’s biggest celebrities are flipping to Trump, manufacturing plants are shutting do...

    Mark Zuckerberg thinks it’s a ‘crazy idea’ that fake news on Facebook helped elect Trump. He should look at the most shared stories of the last two days.

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    A Lt. Col. on video games inspiring violence

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress....

    There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.

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    Arts + Culture

    1983, pigment print, image, 18 1/4 x 23 inches

    William Christenberry’s Haunted South

    William Christenberry’s Haunted South

    The noted photographer, who died this week, returned each year to obsessively and meticulously photograph the ever changing Alabama landscape that shaped his vision.

    The noted photographer, who died this week, returned each year to obsessively and meticulously photograph the ever changing Alabama landscape that shaped his vision.

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    Buck Angel, Major Griffin Gracy, Shane Ortega

    The Truth About Being Trans

    The Truth About Being Trans

    Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is remembering the time she was arrested, after fighting with a cop and knocking him out. “He tore my silk organza dress, girl. That is not a thing to do. Took me too long to find that dress in my size.”One of the takeaway...

    In HBO’s ‘The Trans List,’ a range of transgender groundbreakers and trailblazers, including Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, reveal how diverse the trans community is.

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    Pedro Almodovar poses for a portrait on August 12, 2016 in London, England.

    The Queer Heart of Pedro Almodóvar

    The Queer Heart of Pedro Almodóvar

    Is there anyone like Pedro Almodóvar?For those who know his work—and for a sometimes-experimental queer Spanish director, that’s more people than you’d expect—he is a rara avis: an artist whose work has grown over the decades, who has known both c...

    The Spanish director’s films are famed for their insane plots, bright colors, and high emotions—and a radical queer sensibility, even when the protagonists are straight.

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    Interview with author Mark Shriver, author of new biography of Pope Francis

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    The Pope Prepares for President Trump

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, whose deeply Catholic family has been enjoying private audiences with popes for decades, pulled every string he could think of, including enlisting the help of two cardinals, in order to land an interview with the subject of ...

    Mark Kennedy Shriver, author of a new book about Pope Francis, says the pontiff is not necessarily opposed to Donald Trump: ‘He’s teaching. He is also challenging.’

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    Buck Angel, Major Griffin Gracy, Shane Ortega

    The Truth About Being Trans

    The Truth About Being Trans

    Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is remembering the time she was arrested, after fighting with a cop and knocking him out. “He tore my silk organza dress, girl. That is not a thing to do. Took me too long to find that dress in my size.”One of the takeaway...

    In HBO’s ‘The Trans List,’ a range of transgender groundbreakers and trailblazers, including Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, reveal how diverse the trans community is.

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Directed by Frank Capra
Shown from left: Henry Travers (as Clarence), James Stewart (as George Bailey)

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Becomes an Opera

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Becomes an Opera

    There have been several operas based on short stories or books that became movies recently including Brokeback Mountain (2014), and Minnesota Opera’s The Shining (2016).But nothing has quite the popular resonance of It’s A Wonderful Life.“One of t...

    Composer Jake Heggie has turned the classic Christmas movie, about desperate George Bailey and Clarence the angel, into an opera—inspired by his own father’s suicide.

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    Klu Klux Klan photography controversy in Salem

    The Klan Picture Behind the Curtain

    The Klan Picture Behind the Curtain

    The piece of art is now surrounded by a black curtain, with arrow signs on its exterior directing viewers to enter on one side. It looks strange: a one-work, self-enclosed gallery within a gallery, like its own mini-peep show or a mysterious polli...

    Gerry Harley’s work featuring klansmen drew such a furious student response that Salem State shut its art gallery. Now the picture is back on display, but concealed behind a drape.

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    Hipster Dads Want to Be Called ‘Papa’

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Hipster Dads Now Want to Be Called Papa

    Last year, the writer Elissa Strauss reported that cool, modern mothers have adopted “mama” as their go-to maternal sobriquet because “mom” and “mommy” are too associated with stereotypes about motherhood (as one Brooklyn mother put it, the terms ...

    After the vogue for ‘mama’ comes the attempt to supplant ‘dad’ with ‘papa.’ Will it sweep the country—or stay in Brooklyn?

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Directed by Frank Capra
Shown from left: Henry Travers (as Clarence), James Stewart (as George Bailey)

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Becomes an Opera

    ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Becomes an Opera

    There have been several operas based on short stories or books that became movies recently including Brokeback Mountain (2014), and Minnesota Opera’s The Shining (2016).But nothing has quite the popular resonance of It’s A Wonderful Life.“One of t...

    Composer Jake Heggie has turned the classic Christmas movie, about desperate George Bailey and Clarence the angel, into an opera—inspired by his own father’s suicide.

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