What to See This Weekend
It’s the kickoff of the summer season at the box office. Marlow Stern on the films to check out and avoid this holiday weekend, from Frances Ha (see) to The Big Wedding (skip).
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How Obama Bungled Gitmo
Early on, the president promised to shutter the prison in a year’s time. Then a plan came late and Democratic allies were abandoned. What’s different this time? By Josh Rogin.
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Who Outed the CIA in Benghazi?
In a classified hearing, a House panel is trying to figure out how the attack transpired. Did the attackers know that secret location, or did they learn it that night? By Eli Lake.
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In Praise of Barbara Lee
With the global war on terror officially over, it’s worth recalling that she was probably the most prescient person in post-9/11 Washington, says Michael Tomasky.
80 is the New 20
Over-50 women are now enjoying a whole 'Second Adulthood'—but may be woefully unprepared to finance it. Gail Sheehy writes a roadmap for the golden years.
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Journalism's Beauty Curse
For female sports reporters, sexist comments about their looks—and plum jobs for pretty girls—are as common as time-outs. Isobel Markham reports.
Amanda Bynes Wigs Out
The troubled child star donned a platinum blonde wig while facing drug charges in court Friday. The meltdown was inevitable, says Kevin Fallon, but we're oddly still surprised.
Lights Out For 'Smash' (Whew)
NBC’s beleaguered musical-drama ends its run on the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend. Jason Lynch on what went wrong with this once-promising show.
Los Angeles-based seamstress Erin Pearce makes photographic print dresses of various Seinfeld characters.
1. SPYING'S OUR GAME
CIA Goes Back to Basics
Following Obama’s speech on drones. More
Obama to Navy: Stop the Sexual Assaults
Says the problem undermines the military.More
3. COMING THROUGH
Bridge Collapse Blamed on Truck
Tractor-trailer carrying too tall of a load.More
4. GETTING ALONG?
China Optimistic for North Korean Envoy Visit
Hope to ease regional tensions. More
Yahoo Places Hulu Bid
Will have to beat multiple suitors.More
6. Skeletons in the Closet
Ex-Guatemalan Pres. Extradited to U.S.
For money laundering charges.More
7. SUPER SIZE ME
McDonalds in Japan Offers ‘Mega Fries’
Two orders in one. More
8. Right to Life Debate
TX Rep. on Abortion: Don't 'Rip Him Apart'
9. Drama in the Sky
Pakistan Airlines Flight Diverted
After on-board incident. More
10. FORMER PIANO MAN
Billy Joel Got ‘Bored’ With Pop Songs
He explains in a New York Times Magazine profile. More