Politics

Hopelessly Devoted to Hillary

Hopelessly Devoted to Hillary

One sees them whenever Hillary Clinton arrives in town. Without the means to afford the often hefty ticket price to see her speak, they stand outside with homemade signs, chanting, “Hil-Lar-Ree!” They have replaced the background photograph on the...

They’re ready to do more than just volunteer if Clinton runs in 2016. A Hillary tattoo? Her face on their car? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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GOP: Ukraine Is Obama’s New Syria

GOP: Ukraine Is Obama’s New Syria

The Obama adminstration is making the same mistakes in Ukraine as it did in Syria according to a top Republican senator.Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is going to Kiev Wednesday to pledge support for ...

Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sees disturbing parallels between the Obama administration's current policy in Ukraine and what he sees ...

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Dem Embraces Obamacare In Ad

Dem Embraces Obamacare In Ad

The Affordable Care Act may still be considered politically toxic in most races but one candidate for Pennsylvania Governor embraced it in a new ad released Tuesday.Allyson Schwartz is a congresswoman from suburban Philadelphia currently lagging f...

In an uphill battle to win the Democratic primary for governor, Rep. Allyson Schwartz is becoming one of the first candidates this year to embrace Obamacare.

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KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

Even before the inauspicious launch of the Affordable Care Act, it’s been consensus wisdom among Red America’s chattering class that ambitious Democratic pols should distance themselves—far, far away—from the unpopular President’s eponymous health...

In a bold move, Kentucky pol Elisabeth Jensen has vocalized her support of the Affordable Health Care Act in her bid for Congress.

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GOP: Ukraine Is Obama’s New Syria

GOP: Ukraine Is Obama’s New Syria

The Obama adminstration is making the same mistakes in Ukraine as it did in Syria according to a top Republican senator.Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is going to Kiev Wednesday to pledge support for ...

Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sees disturbing parallels between the Obama administration's current policy in Ukraine and what he sees ...

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GOP’s Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy

GOP’s Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy

Out and about this weekend, I saw no less than three men who appeared to be heterosexual wearing little buns on the tops of their heads.  This must drive the Republican Party crazy.  Because in a way, man-buns are the greatest threat to conservati...

Republicans can mock Obama for having a ‘manhood problem,’ but they’re woefully out of touch with the new masculinity.

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Groupon Government

Groupon Government

Now that Tax Day has come and gone in a ritualized haze of misery and Maalox, can we get serious about, you know, actually settling the bill for the federal government’s expenditures? For all the bitching and moaning about paying taxes, the inconv...

These days only suckers pay retail for restaurants, clothes, and massages. And tanks, medicine, retirement, border patrol, and nearly every other thing the federal government provides.

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Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin’s biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister. Russian expert Strobe Talbott can’t remember exactly which ...

Bill Clinton had to call Russia’s first president early in the day to catch him sober. But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’

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GOP’s Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy

GOP’s Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy

Out and about this weekend, I saw no less than three men who appeared to be heterosexual wearing little buns on the tops of their heads.  This must drive the Republican Party crazy.  Because in a way, man-buns are the greatest threat to conservati...

Republicans can mock Obama for having a ‘manhood problem,’ but they’re woefully out of touch with the new masculinity.

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Entertainment

Fargo’s Breakout Star

Fargo’s Breakout Star

You know that dream you have, where you own a fabulous pair of new shoes, or have an amazing job? And everything about the dream is so hyper-realistic that when you wake up it takes several seconds to remember that it wasn’t real life?“I had such ...

Allison Tolman was plucked from relative obscurity to star alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman in the TV adaptation. And she’s brilliant, don’t ya know.

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The Surreal Genius of ‘NYC Prep’

The Surreal Genius of ‘NYC Prep’

In 2009, a group of New York prep school kids brought their teen drama to the small screen for one magical season, proving that you don’t have to be a grown-up to play in the docudrama big leagues. Jessie, PC, Sebastian, Camille, Taylor and Kelli ...

With its eye-roll-worthy forced dialogue, awkward interactions, and actually adolescent stars, ‘NYC Prep’ ploddingly, painfully, approaches something ‘Gossip Girl’ never could—reality.

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Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut

Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut

Giddy as a Girl Scout whose cookies went viral, David Letterman welcomed his successor, Stephen Colbert, to the CBS Late Show last night. Letterman is vacating the show “sometime next year,” ending a spectacular and hilarious 30-year run in late-n...

Stephen Colbert tested out the new digs and his role as David Letterman's successor.

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Fargo’s Breakout Star

Fargo’s Breakout Star

You know that dream you have, where you own a fabulous pair of new shoes, or have an amazing job? And everything about the dream is so hyper-realistic that when you wake up it takes several seconds to remember that it wasn’t real life?“I had such ...

Allison Tolman was plucked from relative obscurity to star alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman in the TV adaptation. And she’s brilliant, don’t ya know.

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The Internet’s ‘fhqwhgads’ Cartoon

The Internet’s ‘fhqwhgads’ Cartoon

If the Internet had a god, a creator, a primogenitor, it would be a 3D animated dancing baby riding a one-eyed, winged toaster reciting Monty Python sketches. As that primordial stew receded and the eldritch horror of the old gods faded away, Matt...

Before Twitter and Buzzfeed, there was Homestar Runner. As the aging homepage wallpaper peeled away revealing the html beneath, the gang finally returned to the Internet.

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Brian Williams Raps 'Gin & Juice'

Brian Williams Raps 'Gin & Juice'

Fo shizzle, Brizzle Wizzle. NBC’s esteemed news anchor is back on the mic with some more California love.In the latest installment of Jimmy Fallon’s brilliant series of hip-hop supercuts, Williams flows to Snoop Dogg’s G-funk classic. It might jus...

Laid back... With my mind on my money and my money on my mind.

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World News

The Long Flight to Afghanistan

The Long Flight to Afghanistan

Editor’s Note: Nick Willard is the pen name of a service member serving in Afghanistan during the closing days of America’s longest war. He will write what he sees in an ongoing feature for The Daily Beast. Biographical details have been changed t...

On his way to Afghanistan, an officer is surprised by a strange sight at a layover in the middle of the night.

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The Global Black Box Scandal

The Global Black Box Scandal

The Australians have predicted that the search for Flight MH370 will cost $234 million.  Given the likely duration and current lack of results, that’s probably a low-ball number. But I have a suggestion for where to send the bill:The International...

The airline industry installs Wi-Fi to make money from passengers but complains it’s too expensive to put satellite uplinks inside the same planes.

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Jihadists Now Run Secret U.S. Base

Jihadists Now Run Secret U.S. Base

A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media reports, Jihadi...

A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.

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Moscow’s War on Social Media

Moscow’s War on Social Media

As the Russian military has pushed outward into Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin has stepped up its fight on a second front: against its internal opponents and the media they use to organize and spread information. The few voices of Russia’...

The CEO of Europe’s second-largest social network was sacked this week as the Putin regime’s campaign to silence its internal critics went into overdrive.

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The Global Black Box Scandal

The Global Black Box Scandal

The Australians have predicted that the search for Flight MH370 will cost $234 million.  Given the likely duration and current lack of results, that’s probably a low-ball number. But I have a suggestion for where to send the bill:The International...

The airline industry installs Wi-Fi to make money from passengers but complains it’s too expensive to put satellite uplinks inside the same planes.

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Passover Hell Week

Passover Hell Week

Even during the best of years, Passover, with all that Seder plate symbolism and forbidden grains, is usually a tough holiday for Jews. But this year was different from other years, where a subplot marred the happy ending of the Exodus story and w...

The events in Ukraine and Kansas City that occurred around Passover week offer tragic reminders of the heritage of Jewish oppression.

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Venezuela’s Killer Elite

Venezuela’s Killer Elite

Longstanding tradition in Venezuela calls for “Judas burning” on Easter Sunday. People make giant dolls out of old clothes and set them ablaze, remembering the betrayal of Christ. Often, Judas is given the face of a contemporary politician, and th...

Violent demonstrations return to opposition strongholds as families struggle to find justice for their loved ones killed by the military in earlier protests.

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Everest's Sherpas Right To Revolt

Everest's Sherpas Right To Revolt

“What is economics? A science invented by the upper class in order to acquire the fruits of the labor of the underclass.” 
August Strindberg, 1884

Sherpas on Everest have said they will abandon this year's climbing season, in honor of sixtee...

After sixteen of their number were killed on the mountain, Everest Sherpa’s are threatening to strike, unless they are paid more to risk their own lives taking care of rich, inexperi...

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Passover Hell Week

Passover Hell Week

Even during the best of years, Passover, with all that Seder plate symbolism and forbidden grains, is usually a tough holiday for Jews. But this year was different from other years, where a subplot marred the happy ending of the Exodus story and w...

The events in Ukraine and Kansas City that occurred around Passover week offer tragic reminders of the heritage of Jewish oppression.

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Tech + Health

Cardio Is No Killer, CrossFitters

Cardio Is No Killer, CrossFitters

Depending on who you ask, cardio exercise is either the fountain of youth or the ticket to an early grave. The claim that many groups—particularly CrossFitters and paleo diet enthusiasts—make is that prolonged cardio exercise for 45-60 minutes is ...

CrossFitters and Paleo diet enthusiasts love to talk about how bad prolonged cardio exercise is, but the science says just the opposite.

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Uber’s New “Safety” Fee

Uber’s New “Safety” Fee

As The Daily Beast highlighted last month, safety is a huge concern when using Uber—the popular app that allows users to beckon a private car with less time and effort than it takes to hail a cab. Uber drivers in most cities, The Daily Beast has f...

Popular ridesharing app Uber announced a $1 “safe rides fee” after a wave of complaints. They say the fee will go towards driver background checks, new safety features, and more.

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Jack White’s Magic Record Machine

Jack White’s Magic Record Machine

It’s been six years since the first Record Store Day regaled audiophiles with limited edition EPs, special collaborations, and in-store exclusives, and already the vinyl holiday has a world record under its belt. The record holder? Jack White and ...

Making a record in this day and age takes a lot of time and effort, but Jack White managed to do it in under four hours.

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Jailed Teens’ Brain Trauma

Jailed Teens’ Brain Trauma

The incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion in America’s youth is likely underreported. Still today, some children are told to “walk off” a blow to the head or shake off having had their “bell rung.” Though the nation’s athletic c...

Though half of 16- to 18-year-old inmates have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI), very little is understood about how TBI affects young people.

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Uber’s New “Safety” Fee

Uber’s New “Safety” Fee

As The Daily Beast highlighted last month, safety is a huge concern when using Uber—the popular app that allows users to beckon a private car with less time and effort than it takes to hail a cab. Uber drivers in most cities, The Daily Beast has f...

Popular ridesharing app Uber announced a $1 “safe rides fee” after a wave of complaints. They say the fee will go towards driver background checks, new safety features, and more.

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Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

A 16-year old boy brought respiratory physiology to the front page yesterday by surviving a stint as a stowaway in the unpressurized, non-oxygenated hub of the wheel well in a Hawaii Airlines plane.The airplane flew at an altitude higher than that...

A runaway teen hitched a ride in the wheel well of a plane that reached 38,000 feet and subzero temperatures. How the hell did he get out alive?

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Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

The federal National Institute on Drug Abuse, long perceived as blocking research on marijuana’s medical uses, may be cracking its doors open a bit.The institute is funding a University of California at Davis study on whether vaporized cannabis ca...

Home to the only legal supply of research-grade cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has the power to shape the future of medical marijuana. Why it isn’t.

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Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

You’ve seen this scenario before, and you’ll see it again (until more of us do something). Woman writes about something traditionally regarded as a male-orientated industry or area of interest; if she’s conveying love, she’s doing it “for attentio...

After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

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Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

Hitchhike a Plane—and Survive

A 16-year old boy brought respiratory physiology to the front page yesterday by surviving a stint as a stowaway in the unpressurized, non-oxygenated hub of the wheel well in a Hawaii Airlines plane.The airplane flew at an altitude higher than that...

A runaway teen hitched a ride in the wheel well of a plane that reached 38,000 feet and subzero temperatures. How the hell did he get out alive?

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Fashion

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Nearly three years ago, Seth Matlins, a former Hollywood marketing executive who spent almost nine years at agency-powerhouse CAA and served as CMO at Live Nation Entertainment, began looking at the world through the eyes of his daughter and the w...

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

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Weir & Lipinski Snag Derby Gig

Weir & Lipinski Snag Derby Gig

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi's Kentucky Derby Gig: After stealing the spotlight as commentators at the 2014 Winter Olympics—and later covering the red carpet at the Academy Awards for Access Hollywood—ice skating duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lip...

And blogger Susie Bubble to write a book.

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When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

So it seems that British lingerie company BlueBella decided to do a poll in which 500 men and women identified their favorite celebrity body parts. The company cobbled those features together to create the “perfect" man and woman.  According ...

Not content with supermodels, lingerie company asks men and women to fabricate the “best of.”

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Terry Allegedly Offers Shoot fo...

Terry Allegedly Offers Shoot fo...

Terry Richardson Allegedly Bargains Vogue Shoot for Sex: On Sunday, model Emma Appleton posted a screenshot photo to her Instagram account (which has since been deleted) of an alleged message from the notorious photographer Terry Richardson that r...

And Nike is discontinuing its FuelBand.

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Weir & Lipinski Snag Derby Gig

Weir & Lipinski Snag Derby Gig

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi's Kentucky Derby Gig: After stealing the spotlight as commentators at the 2014 Winter Olympics—and later covering the red carpet at the Academy Awards for Access Hollywood—ice skating duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lip...

And blogger Susie Bubble to write a book.

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Who Wore It Best: Kate or Kate

Who Wore It Best: Kate or Kate

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the first time she's worn the same outfit twice. A look at the Duchess's love for r...

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the fi...

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Stars at Coachella

Stars at Coachella

Alessandra Ambrosio parties with friends, Selena Gomez rocks a Bindi, and Cara Delevingne hangs with her sister, Poppy. Plus, more celebrity style from Coachella.

Alessandra Ambrosio parties with friends, Selena Gomez rocks a Bindi, and Cara Delevingne hangs with her sister, Poppy. Plus, more celebrity style from Coachella.

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Israel’s Mad Hatter

Israel’s Mad Hatter

Easter is the one day of the year that Americans embrace their spring bonnets, and who better to look to than the Israeli milliner crafting pieces that are sure to turn some heads.

Easter is the one day of the year that Americans embrace their spring bonnets, and who better to look to than the Israeli milliner crafting pieces that are sure to turn some heads.

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Who Wore It Best: Kate or Kate

Who Wore It Best: Kate or Kate

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the first time she's worn the same outfit twice. A look at the Duchess's love for r...

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the fi...

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Great Escapes

Why the Art World Coddles Franco

Why the Art World Coddles Franco

Is James Franco really an artist? He must be, because he just opened a major show at New York’s blue chip Pace Gallery, which represents Chuck Close, Maya Lin, and a host of living and dead creative legends.Yet many art world insiders consider act...

The art world loves the star attention the actor brings so much so that it accepts his ‘art’ without much scrutiny. In his new exhibit, though, Franco goes a step too far.

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  • The Effing Awesomeness of Earth

    The Effing Awesomeness of Earth

    In honor of Earth Day, The Daily Beast takes a look at the often indescribable scenes of beauty found around our world and celebrated in National Geographic’s ‘Sublime Nature.’

    In honor of Earth Day, The Daily Beast takes a look at the often indescribable scenes of beauty found around our world and celebrated in National Geographic’s ‘Sublime Nature.’

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Restaurants in Strange Places

Restaurants in Strange Places

There nothing quite like a fabulous meal, but it’s even better when you’re eating it in an amazing and unexpected location—like the ocean floor, perhaps, or inside an ice castle.

There nothing quite like a fabulous meal, but it’s even better when you’re eating it in an amazing and unexpected location—like the ocean floor, perhaps, or inside an ice castle.

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America’s Greenest Cities

America’s Greenest Cities

Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, which metropolitan areas make the environmental grade? From Florida’s finest (Miami, West Palm) to the best overall (Honolulu), see the list.

Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, which metropolitan areas make the environmental grade? From Florida’s finest (Miami, West Palm) to the best overall (Honolulu), see the list.

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Best Bang for Your Buck Ballparks

Best Bang for Your Buck Ballparks

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Restaurants in Strange Places

Restaurants in Strange Places

There nothing quite like a fabulous meal, but it’s even better when you’re eating it in an amazing and unexpected location—like the ocean floor, perhaps, or inside an ice castle.

There nothing quite like a fabulous meal, but it’s even better when you’re eating it in an amazing and unexpected location—like the ocean floor, perhaps, or inside an ice castle.

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Saving India’s Magician Colony

Saving India’s Magician Colony

“But no, I must stop all this, and tell the story as simply as possible: while troops chased arrested dragged magicians from their ghetto…while bulldozers moved forwards into the slum, a door was slammed shut…but not all the magicians were capture...

The directors of the documentary ‘Tomorrow We Disappear,’ now playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, on India’s legendary Kathputli slum, the last home to magicians, acrobats, and pup...

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Become a Fried Seafood Believer

Become a Fried Seafood Believer

If you are dubious about fried seafood—and who isn’t?—we recommend a visit to South Beach Market on the Oregon coast where the Yaquina River flows into Yaquina Bay. Here is irrefutable evidence that fresh seafood, fried right, can be among Earth’s...

Like Forrest Gump, South Beach Market prepares their fresh seafood in just about every way possible. But most importantly, eating there will change your mind about fried seafood fore...

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Pharrell to Curate Art Show

Pharrell to Curate Art Show

Dedicated to “strong, free women,” an upcoming exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin’s third Parisian outpost has enlisted a very happy guest curator—singer Pharrell Williams. After successfully organizing last year’s This Is Not a Toy exhibition at ...

Organizes feminist show at Galerie Perrotin.

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Saving India’s Magician Colony

Saving India’s Magician Colony

“But no, I must stop all this, and tell the story as simply as possible: while troops chased arrested dragged magicians from their ghetto…while bulldozers moved forwards into the slum, a door was slammed shut…but not all the magicians were capture...

The directors of the documentary ‘Tomorrow We Disappear,’ now playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, on India’s legendary Kathputli slum, the last home to magicians, acrobats, and pup...

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Women

Senator, Secretary of State… Gr...

Senator, Secretary of State… Gr...

Oh for God’s sake. It is frankly astonishing that pundits seem to think there is some value to discussing how Hillary Clinton’s pending grandchild will or will not impact her decision to run for President. Clearly they need something new to talk a...

Pundits are discussing the impact Hillary Clinton’s pending grandchild will have on a decision to run for President. They need to stop.

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  • From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

    From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, the Clueless star and former Aerosmith video vixen, caused controversy in 2012 after posting a video of herself pre-chewing her son’s food and transferring it from her mouth to his. Now she has written a book urging you to do t...

    Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

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Our Photoshopping Disorder

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Nearly three years ago, Seth Matlins, a former Hollywood marketing executive who spent almost nine years at agency-powerhouse CAA and served as CMO at Live Nation Entertainment, began looking at the world through the eyes of his daughter and the w...

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

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When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

So it seems that British lingerie company BlueBella decided to do a poll in which 500 men and women identified their favorite celebrity body parts. The company cobbled those features together to create the “perfect" man and woman.  According ...

Not content with supermodels, lingerie company asks men and women to fabricate the “best of.”

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Poster Girls for Jihad

Poster Girls for Jihad

They may or may not have gone to fight in Syria. They may or may not have married jihadis there. They may or may not be carrying guns in Facebook pictures, and in the later ones they may or may not be the women staring at the camera through slits ...

Two young teenagers who disappeared from Vienna 10 days ago may have joined the Syrian jihad—or they may have been groomed and trafficked.

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Our Photoshopping Disorder

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Nearly three years ago, Seth Matlins, a former Hollywood marketing executive who spent almost nine years at agency-powerhouse CAA and served as CMO at Live Nation Entertainment, began looking at the world through the eyes of his daughter and the w...

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

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Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

You’ve seen this scenario before, and you’ll see it again (until more of us do something). Woman writes about something traditionally regarded as a male-orientated industry or area of interest; if she’s conveying love, she’s doing it “for attentio...

After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

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Abused by Military Justice

Abused by Military Justice

Three years after she separated from her husband, Bobbie Herron still suffers from his abuse. Last week she went in for another round of surgery, this time to fix the broken orbital socket and deviated septum he left her with after an attack in 20...

Over a year ago, a civilian woman accused her Marine ex-husband of beating and raping her. She’s still waiting for the incidents to be fully investigated.

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Best Picture Of Queen Ever?

Best Picture Of Queen Ever?

Is this the best photo of the Queen ever? It’s certainly the Monarch seen at her most generous, and was captured by British photographer David Bailey to mark her 88th birthday.“I’ve always been a huge fan of the Queen,” Bailey said. “She has very ...

David Bailey portrait lights up HM

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Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

You’ve seen this scenario before, and you’ll see it again (until more of us do something). Woman writes about something traditionally regarded as a male-orientated industry or area of interest; if she’s conveying love, she’s doing it “for attentio...

After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

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Books

This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

The Word Exchange: A Novel By Alena Graedon ‘The Word Exchange: A Novel’ by Alena Graedon. 384 pp. Doubleday.$26.95 hardcover.In Alana Graedon’s new novel, her first, the agent of dystopia is a next-step smartphone that isn’t simply omnipresent,...

A dystopic vision of our technological future, a bracing new analysis of capitalistic inequality, and a meditation on history and memoir.

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The Cheerleader Murders

The Cheerleader Murders

At the end of Fargo, Frances McDormand’s police chief, Marge Gunderson, captures the psycho played by Peter Stormare. He’s in the backseat of her police cruiser and she talks to him as she drives. We see that she cannot fathom the evil she’s just ...

For five long and very strange years, death haunted tiny Dryden, NY, a town near the Finger Lakes where a plague of car accidents, suicides, and even grisly murders involving two pop...

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French Auto-Racer Turns Nazi Spy

French Auto-Racer Turns Nazi Spy

Will readers ever get enough of the debauched, smoke-filled nightclubs of wartime Europe? The warbles of Edith Piaf and Pierre Bernac? The tuxedoed Marlene Dietrich? Hitler’s golden girl Leni Riefenstahl? It seems the answer is no—World War II and...

Francine Prose’s absorbing new novel tackles Europe between the wars, concentrating on a real-life cross-dressing former athlete who cast her lot with Hitler.

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This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

The Word Exchange: A Novel By Alena Graedon ‘The Word Exchange: A Novel’ by Alena Graedon. 384 pp. Doubleday.$26.95 hardcover.In Alana Graedon’s new novel, her first, the agent of dystopia is a next-step smartphone that isn’t simply omnipresent,...

A dystopic vision of our technological future, a bracing new analysis of capitalistic inequality, and a meditation on history and memoir.

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Why the Tea Party Won’t Go Away

Why the Tea Party Won’t Go Away

OK, I admit I opened Matt Kibbe’s Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto expecting to hate it. Kibbe is president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a leading Tea Party organization. You just have to read Thomas Mann and Norma...

Matt Kibbe’s autobiographical manifesto sheds considerable light—not all of it intentional—on the curious staying power of the Tea Party.

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From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

Alicia Silverstone, the Clueless star and former Aerosmith video vixen, caused controversy in 2012 after posting a video of herself pre-chewing her son’s food and transferring it from her mouth to his. Now she has written a book urging you to do t...

Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

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