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    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee addresses attendees during an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015.

    Huck: New Yorkers Will Ruin Florida

    Huck: New Yorkers Will Ruin Florida

    During a speech in the happiest place on Earth, Mike Huckabee confessed his was filled with concern.His worry?New Yorkers might wreck Florida, he told the crowd assembled at a Disney World resort for Florida Governor Rick Scott’s first cattle call...

    Huckabee afraid New Yorkers are going to bring their East Coast sentiments to Florida.

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    Only the GOP Can Fix the Spying Mess

    Only the GOP Can Fix the Spying Mess

    However short the current reprieve from three expired and generally useless provisions in the Patriot Act turns out to be, this much seems certain: It’s going to take a solid Republican majority to toss out the most hysterical aspects of post-9/11...

    It’s a good sign they’re fighting over the Patriot Act—it shows they’re coming out of their 9/11-induced fog. Now they have to kill the law’s most hysterical provisions for good.

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    Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) smiles in reaction to a question from the audience during a town-hall campaign stop at New England College in Concord, New Hampshire May 27, 2015.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1ET3U

    Understanding Bernie’s Strange Allure

    Understanding Bernie’s Strange Allure

    So Bernie Sanders is lighting it up in Iowa, reports the Times, knockin’ ’em dead, outdrawing Jeb Bush and all the Republicans.The excitement is palpable. And yet, I will make a prediction to you now. Sanders will win one primary: Vermont. If I’m ...

    Why Sanders draws the crowds, excites the base, polls relatively well—and still won’t make much of an impact in 2016.

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    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee addresses attendees during an economic summit hosted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in Orlando, Florida, June 2, 2015.

    Huck: New Yorkers Will Ruin Florida

    Huck: New Yorkers Will Ruin Florida

    During a speech in the happiest place on Earth, Mike Huckabee confessed his was filled with concern.His worry?New Yorkers might wreck Florida, he told the crowd assembled at a Disney World resort for Florida Governor Rick Scott’s first cattle call...

    Huckabee afraid New Yorkers are going to bring their East Coast sentiments to Florida.

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    Actor Vince Vaughn displays his hands at a Hand and Footprint Ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood, California on March 4, 2015. Vaughn made his cinematic debut in the 1993 underdog film Rudy, where he also became friends with fellow actor, Jon Favreau and forged a creative partnership that led to his break-out role in Favreaus 1996 film-turned-cult-classic Swingers. AFP PHOTO/  FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Vince Vaughn Wants More Guns in Schools

    Vince Vaughn Wants More Guns in Schools

    True Detective and Dodgeball star Vince Vaughn thinks American schools need more guns.“[Mass shootings have] only happened in places that don’t allow guns,” the 45-year-old actor told the British edition of GQ magazine for its July cover story. “I...

    The actor says banning guns doesn’t work—it’s like ‘banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.’ But anyone surprised at his comments hasn’t been paying attention.

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    Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) poses for a picture with attendees at the 99th annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the Duke Energy Center July 16, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    How the GOP Can Win Black Votes

    How the GOP Can Win Black Votes

    If Republicans really care about winning in 2016, then they may want to pay more attention to the voters who haven’t ever voted Republican. With each passing election the Republican electorate has gotten older and whiter, while America is getting ...

    The Kentucky senator gets a lot of attention for his outreach efforts. But he’s not the only Republican looking to win black voters in the post-Obama era.

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    Entertainment

    The Overlooked, All-Black ‘Magic Mike’

    The Overlooked, All-Black ‘Magic Mike’

    It takes Chocolate City, AKA the black Magic Mike, just under a minute to name-drop Channing Tatum’s $167 million-grossing male stripper opus.“Y’all seen Magic Mike, right?” murmurs emcee and boss man Princeton (Michael Jai White), the Matthew McC...

    The African-American answer to the whitewashed male stripper flick Magic Mike has flown almost completely under the radar.

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    White Rappers: Stop Using the N-Word

    White Rappers: Stop Using the N-Word

    Chet Hanks, the eldest son of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, raised eyebrows this weekend when the 24-year old used the “N-word” on Instagram. Hanks, who had a minor role in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Cr...

    Tom Hanks’s rapper-son Chet Haze caused a stir when he used the term “niggaz” on his Instagram feed.

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    Bradley Cooper, left, and Emma Stone star in Columbia Pictures' "Aloha."

    ‘Aloha’: Sony Hack’s Most Dissed Film

    ‘Aloha’: Sony Hack’s Most Dissed Film

    Aloha is this year’s Gigli. It’s the type of star-studded, aggressively ill-conceived studio movie that gives Starbucks screenwriters a glimmer of hope and encourages L.A. Uber drivers to turn to you mid-ride and say, “I can make a better movie th...

    Cameron Crowe’s Hawaii-set ensemble flick is a trainwreck. And much of the behind the scenes drama was revealed during the infamous Sony hack.

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    The Overlooked, All-Black ‘Magic Mike’

    The Overlooked, All-Black ‘Magic Mike’

    It takes Chocolate City, AKA the black Magic Mike, just under a minute to name-drop Channing Tatum’s $167 million-grossing male stripper opus.“Y’all seen Magic Mike, right?” murmurs emcee and boss man Princeton (Michael Jai White), the Matthew McC...

    The African-American answer to the whitewashed male stripper flick Magic Mike has flown almost completely under the radar.

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    SECRETS & WIVES -- Pictured: (l-r) Andi Black, Amy Miller -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Bravo)

    Long Island Gets Some Real Housewives

    Long Island Gets Some Real Housewives

    “Obviously, I’ve had my boobs done. They speak for themselves. They walk on their own,” a tan, blond, middle-aged mom giddily told a Bravo film crew.It happened to be Liza Sandler on Bravo’s latest reality television venture, Secrets and Wives, wh...

    Bravo’s latest reality show, featuring yet another group of women relentlessly warring over cocktails, is a depressing mess.

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    ‘Community’s’ Last Episode Ever?

    ‘Community’s’ Last Episode Ever?

    “School’s out, bitches!” Another season, another season/series finale. Thus is life for Community, which ended each of its five seasons on NBC unsure of its fate—a trend that hasn’t abated since it migrated to the overlooked environs of Yahoo for ...

    The sixth season finale to Yahoo Screen’s Community felt like a series finale—although that’s par for the course in the Dan Harmon Metaverse.

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    From Vanity Fair's Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce.

    Fox News’ Caitlyn Jenner Transphobia

    Fox News’ Caitlyn Jenner Transphobia

    We live in a cynical world. And, since it is the fourth estate’s duty to hold a mirror to society, when it comes to the realm of celebrity journalism, this aura of contempt manifests itself in the form of severe schadenfreude. So, when the n...

    The conservative-leaning network, which has a dark history of transphobic coverage, tripped over pronouns and branded Jenner’s transition a sign of the end of civilization.

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    SECRETS & WIVES -- Pictured: (l-r) Andi Black, Amy Miller -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Bravo)

    Long Island Gets Some Real Housewives

    Long Island Gets Some Real Housewives

    “Obviously, I’ve had my boobs done. They speak for themselves. They walk on their own,” a tan, blond, middle-aged mom giddily told a Bravo film crew.It happened to be Liza Sandler on Bravo’s latest reality television venture, Secrets and Wives, wh...

    Bravo’s latest reality show, featuring yet another group of women relentlessly warring over cocktails, is a depressing mess.

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    World News

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO        (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russian Trolls Blame CIA for Blatter

    Russian Trolls Blame CIA for Blatter

    Written by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick for The Interpreter Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA president today has prompted joy, derision, schadenfraude, and no end of dark anti-American conspiracy theorizing on social media. Nowhere have the results ...

    The wheels within wheels of FIFA’s ongoing corruption scandal.

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    Rescue workers carry a body from the sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 2, 2015. Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was buffeted by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River.

    Disaster on the Yangtze River

    Disaster on the Yangtze River

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    A wounded Syrian Kurdish fighter stands in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. Islamic State (IS) fighters were driven out of Kobane on January 26 by Kurdish and allied forces. AFP PHOTO/YASIN AKGUL        (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Town Saved By US Now Run by ‘Terrorists’

    Town Saved By US Now Run by ‘Terrorists’

    SURUÇ, Turkey — Just three months ago the Kurds who called Kobani home celebrated as the last Islamic State militants were flushed from their battered border town just across the Syrian border. In a hard-won four-month battle ISIS suffered its fir...

    Fighting ISIS means hard choices. But the Obama administration shouldn’t kid itself about them. Kobani’s original inhabitants are becoming permanent refugees.

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    A police officer stands guard at a locker storage area at Tokyo station on June 1, 2015. The corpse of a woman that had been stuffed in a suitcase and left in a locker at one of the world's busiest train stations went undiscovered for a month, Japanese police said on June 1. The suitcase was abandoned in a locker at Tokyo Station in late April, but removed to the left-luggage storage room after no-one collected it, media reported. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO        (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

    Tokyo Granny Found Stuffed in Suitcase

    TOKYO — Coin lockers in Japan aren’t just for dead babies anymore.Tokyo Station, one of Japan’s largest terminals, and “terminal” may be the best word, was plunged into chaos and confusion on Sunday when news leaked that a corpse had been left beh...

    There are laws in Japan against disposing of bodies improperly, but funerals are expensive, and people are creative.

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    A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. Kurdish militia pressed an offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians abducted by the hardline group. The Assyrian Christians were taken from villages near the town of Tel Tamr, some 20 km (12 miles) to the northwest of the city of Hasaka. There has been no word on their fate. There have been conflicting reports on where the Christians had been taken. REUTERS/Rodi Said (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4R690

    It’s Time for Troops to Kick ISIS’s A**

    It’s Time for Troops to Kick ISIS’s A**

    ISIS is truly winning. It’s that simple. And unless we change our approach, it will continue to take more land, grow in recruits, and slaughter more people, especially Muslims, on a daily basis.That’s not just my sentiment, but also the view of La...

    I don’t want to sound like a neocon, and troops aren’t the only answer. But enough’s enough. People need help that only we can provide.

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    A girl holds a candle during a vigil for the girls who were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, on the anniversary of their abduction in Abuja April 14, 2015. Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Tuesday to make every effort to free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants a year ago but admitted it was not clear whether they would ever be found.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde 


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    The World’s Hardest Country for Women

    The World’s Hardest Country for Women

    ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina should have been in school. Instead she became a bride, and six years later, living in abject poverty, she still endures the painful aftermath of the prolonged labor that led to the death of her baby during childb...

    Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.

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    Syrian rebels hunt for snipers after attacking the municipality building in the city center of Selehattin, near Aleppo, on July 23, 2012, during fights between rebels and Syrian troops. Syrian rebels "liberated" several districts of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, a Free Syrian Army spokesman in the country's commercial hub said.  AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/GettyImages)

    Syrian Rebels Backing Out of ISIS Fight

    Syrian Rebels Backing Out of ISIS Fight

    A centerpiece of the U.S. war plan against ISIS is in danger of collapsing. A key rebel commander and his men are ready to ready to pull out in frustration of the U.S. program to train a rebel army to beat back the terror group in Syria, The Daily...

    They were ready to accept American guns and training. But a key rebel group can’t accept the Obama administration’s insistence that they lay off Syria’s dictator.

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    A fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. Kurdish militia pressed an offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mounted for dozens of Christians abducted by the hardline group. The Assyrian Christians were taken from villages near the town of Tel Tamr, some 20 km (12 miles) to the northwest of the city of Hasaka. There has been no word on their fate. There have been conflicting reports on where the Christians had been taken. REUTERS/Rodi Said (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4R690

    It’s Time for Troops to Kick ISIS’s A**

    It’s Time for Troops to Kick ISIS’s A**

    ISIS is truly winning. It’s that simple. And unless we change our approach, it will continue to take more land, grow in recruits, and slaughter more people, especially Muslims, on a daily basis.That’s not just my sentiment, but also the view of La...

    I don’t want to sound like a neocon, and troops aren’t the only answer. But enough’s enough. People need help that only we can provide.

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    U.S. News

    A participant rolls a marijuana filled blunt at the 4/20 marijuana holiday in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver April 20, 2013. Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver on Saturday for an annual weekend celebration of cannabis, the first such assemblage since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot last fall.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTXYTYC

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    It’s been a few years since Massachusetts voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in the state and, after what translates to a comedy of errors as far as licensing and regulations, the first dispensary is finally slated to open this summer. ...

    Heavy metal may derail medical pot in Massachusetts.

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    The Simple Plan to Save Skid Row

    The Simple Plan to Save Skid Row

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health NewsWill Nebbitt lives on the fifth floor of a new downtown apartment building. From his window, he has a panoramic view of the Los Angeles skyline. He can also see Skid Row, where he spent decades sleeping on the gro...

    California is proposing to use federal Medicaid dollars to usher ill homeless people into housing, arguing it’ll save taxpayers money. Critics see mission creep.

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    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    How does that nursery rhyme go? First comes love, then comes marriage, then as many concurrent marriages as you want?That may not be a completely far-fetched update of an old classic.The percentage of Americans who find polygamy to be morally acce...

    American approval ratings for polygamous marriage hover around 16 percent right now. In other words, it’s more popular than any GOP 2016 candidate.

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    A participant rolls a marijuana filled blunt at the 4/20 marijuana holiday in Civic Center Park in downtown Denver April 20, 2013. Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Denver on Saturday for an annual weekend celebration of cannabis, the first such assemblage since Colorado voters legalized the recreational use of pot last fall.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTXYTYC

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    If Food Was Pot, Boston Would Starve

    It’s been a few years since Massachusetts voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in the state and, after what translates to a comedy of errors as far as licensing and regulations, the first dispensary is finally slated to open this summer. ...

    Heavy metal may derail medical pot in Massachusetts.

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    Facebook Death Threats: Now Free Speech

    Facebook Death Threats: Now Free Speech

    Today, the Supreme Court held that you can post a threat to kill your wife on Facebook, but you’re not guilty of making a threat.This is good news if you’re focused on free speech, especially online. It’s bad news if you’re concerned about the cap...

    Citing rap lyrics, the nation’s highest court ruled a death threat on a Facebook wall might not legally be considered one.

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    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, October 8, 2010. Seated from left to right in front row are: Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing from left to right in back row are: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and Associate Justice Elena Kagan.      REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTXT6YR

    Supreme Court’s Craziest Month Ever?

    Supreme Court’s Craziest Month Ever?

    One month from now, several core principles of civil rights and governmental power will not be the same as they are today.That’s because the Supreme Court, as it usually does, has saved its most contentious cases for last and will announce its dec...

    The last big decision on Obamacare. The future of same-sex marriage. A potential setback for civil rights. Even if you’re no law junkie, June will be riveting.

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    Tech + Health

    A woman breastfeeds her baby during Breastfeeding Week, at the Maternity Hospital in Guatemala City on August 6, 2014. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7, in more than 170 countries, including Guatemala, to encourage breastfeeding as a means to improve infants' health.  AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ        (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Has Breastfeeding Mania Gone Too Far?

    Has Breastfeeding Mania Gone Too Far?

    Fewer hospitals have been distributing formula samples to families with newborn infants than they used to. I suspect I’m meant to feel happier about that as a pediatrician than I do.According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control publi...

    Fewer hospitals than ever are giving formula samples to new moms. How this could be hurting babies and mothers alike.

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    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    How does that nursery rhyme go? First comes love, then comes marriage, then as many concurrent marriages as you want?That may not be a completely far-fetched update of an old classic.The percentage of Americans who find polygamy to be morally acce...

    American approval ratings for polygamous marriage hover around 16 percent right now. In other words, it’s more popular than any GOP 2016 candidate.

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    When Animals Take Selfies

    When Animals Take Selfies

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    Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden addresses the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)   - RTR37LFI

    The Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

    The Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

    On Saturday, Joseph “Beau” Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, died after a long battle against brain cancer. Known for his sound character, military service, and political reforms, his passing came ...

    The death of Joe Biden’s son from brain cancer sheds light on a disease that is alarmingly common in adults and routinely misunderstood.

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    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    Polygamy Is More Popular Than Ever

    How does that nursery rhyme go? First comes love, then comes marriage, then as many concurrent marriages as you want?That may not be a completely far-fetched update of an old classic.The percentage of Americans who find polygamy to be morally acce...

    American approval ratings for polygamous marriage hover around 16 percent right now. In other words, it’s more popular than any GOP 2016 candidate.

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    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    This June, millions of recovering alcoholics will not raise a glass to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The centrality of toasting in our culture reflects AA’s near-impossible task. Founded in June 1935, two years after...

    Alcoholics Anonymous is part of the nation’s conflict between puritanism and libertinism.

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    How Lite Food Really Ruins Your Diet

    How Lite Food Really Ruins Your Diet

    With two-thirds of the US overweight or obese, more Americans are eating Nestlé’s Hot Pockets than actually taking the time to cook a healthy meal these days.According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, more th...

    Food companies have sold us a highly processed bill of goods, with products marketed as healthy often larded with sugar and fat. It’s time to cheat on them.

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    MDMA being used to treat social anxiety

    Can Ecstasy Replace Xanax?

    Can Ecstasy Replace Xanax?

    In 1980, “Ecstasy” was “Empathy.”That was one of the original street names for MDMA, now better known as Molly, and it speaks volumes about what the drug actually does: by increasing the amount of serotonin in the bloodstream, it acts like a turbo...

    A new study urges trials of MDMA to treat anxiety in autistic adults, and it's already being tested for PTSD. Is America ready to embrace Molly?

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    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

    This June, millions of recovering alcoholics will not raise a glass to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The centrality of toasting in our culture reflects AA’s near-impossible task. Founded in June 1935, two years after...

    Alcoholics Anonymous is part of the nation’s conflict between puritanism and libertinism.

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    BeastStyle

    Designer Betsey Johnson cartwheels down the runway at the Marist College Presents Betsey Johnson Reprise fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2014 in New York City.

    America’s Punk Fashion Queen

    America’s Punk Fashion Queen

    Betsey Johnson has never been one to blend in.At 72, her hair is a messy tangle of platinum blond—often with streaks of vibrant colors—and her face is heavily painted with makeup. She jumps, high-kicks and cartwheels her way through life as her vi...

    She won the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award last night, and did the splits on stage—utterly appropriate for a fashion designer dead-set on doing her own thing.

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    Musician Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5 performs at the Maroon 5 Video Shoot for "Moves Like Jagger" with Christina Aguilera on July 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for A&M/Octone)

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    At approximately 25 seconds into “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt like a Motherf**ker,” Adam Levine drops his towel and reveals the perfect ass that many women and men have long fantasized about.While the Maroon 5 frontman’s natural flick of the wrist as...

    Adam Levine is the latest male celebrity to strip off and apparently enjoy all the sexual objectification flowing his way. What has made men such shameless peacocks?

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    Goodbye, Bruce Jenner. Hello, Caitlyn!

    Goodbye, Bruce Jenner. Hello, Caitlyn!

    The tantalizing “her” referred to in Diane Sawyer’s interview with Bruce Jenner in April, but not seen, is now very visibly her.Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner, and as shot for the July cover of Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz wearing a white co...

    Beneath the glamorized Annie Leibovitz photo is a powerful story about her youthful gender dysphoria, the Kardashians, and much more.

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    Spain's Queen Letizia walks with El Salvador's Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaime Miranda after her arrival for an official visit, at the Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport in Comalapa, El Salvador, May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas - RTX1EO17

    ‘Too Thin’ Queen Letizia Under Attack

    ‘Too Thin’ Queen Letizia Under Attack

    Speculation that Queen Letizia of Spain might be struggling with her weight has been swirling throughout European society circles for the last couple of months.“Everyone has been saying all year that Letizia is looking severely underweight again,”...

    After she was photographed looking extremely thin while visiting Honduras, reports of Letizia’s falling weight fail to mention the hyper-critical universe she has to navigate.

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    Musician Adam Levine of the band Maroon 5 performs at the Maroon 5 Video Shoot for "Moves Like Jagger" with Christina Aguilera on July 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for A&M/Octone)

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    The Meaning of Adam Levine’s Perfect Ass

    At approximately 25 seconds into “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt like a Motherf**ker,” Adam Levine drops his towel and reveals the perfect ass that many women and men have long fantasized about.While the Maroon 5 frontman’s natural flick of the wrist as...

    Adam Levine is the latest male celebrity to strip off and apparently enjoy all the sexual objectification flowing his way. What has made men such shameless peacocks?

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    Welcome to the World’s First Gitmo

    Welcome to the World’s First Gitmo

    Sometime in June an airplane will land on an island where no airplane has landed before. In fact, the island is so remote that it’s way beyond any of the world’s regular air routes. Although it has been inhabited for more than 500 years, until now...

    Reachable only after five days of sailing, beautiful St. Helena was the perfect place to exile Bonaparte. Now one of the globe’s final outposts is getting an airport.

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    The Deaf Artist Who Hears Everything

    The Deaf Artist Who Hears Everything

    For artist Christine Sun Kim, sound has many personalities.The MFA-holding TED fellow, who has exhibited at MOMA, held residencies at the Whitney Museum and most recently was guest artist at the MIT Media Lab, is challenging conventional ideas abo...

    Christine Sun Kim’s work is an expression of the spaces between sound and silence—the many dimensions that are overlooked simply because no one can hear them.

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    Surf’s Up for Instagrammer Chris Burkard

    Surf’s Up for Instagrammer Chris Burkard

    Chris Burkard is a name a lot of you already know. With three-quarters of a million followers on Instagram, five books, a TED talk, and even viral videos, all spawned from his love of capturing surfing in Iceland in the winter. After spending year...

    From surfing Iceland in the winter to TED talks, Burkard’s life is never-ending adventure.

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    Welcome to the World’s First Gitmo

    Welcome to the World’s First Gitmo

    Sometime in June an airplane will land on an island where no airplane has landed before. In fact, the island is so remote that it’s way beyond any of the world’s regular air routes. Although it has been inhabited for more than 500 years, until now...

    Reachable only after five days of sailing, beautiful St. Helena was the perfect place to exile Bonaparte. Now one of the globe’s final outposts is getting an airport.

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    Books

    The Week’s Best Longreads

    The Week’s Best Longreads

    Many thanks to our friends at Longreads who inspire us every week.The Wrath of Grapes By Bruce Schoenfeld, New York Times Magazine A band of upstart winemakers is trying to redefine what California wine should taste like—and enraging America’s...

    Wine wars, water crises and Marvel reboots. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

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      Nazi Jokes, Sex Addiction, and Murder

      Nazi Jokes, Sex Addiction, and Murder

      Fifty years ago my dad was the host of the number one radio show in the number two market in the country. He was, to the late ’50s and early ’60s morning drive in Los Angeles, what would much later become the province of Howard Stern and Don Imus....

      Bob Crane was the star of “Hogan’s Heroes,” the ’60s sitcom about WWII POWs, and a sex addict, and the victim of an unsolved murder. His son still sifts the weird fallout of celebrity.

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    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    We put the letter on the table and read it again. In his opening paragraph he writes:“Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine, and blood. Hello from the sewer of N.Y.C. which swallow up these del...

    In which the notorious serial killer taunts Jimmy.

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    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    When 4 Million Tweens Know Your Name

    Millennials may not have God—but they do have YouTube.While baby boomers may wring their hands about what they see as oversharing and over the top vanity on social networks like YouTube and Instagram (looking at you, David Brooks), they fail to gr...

    Joey Graceffa was a bullied, lonely teenager, and then he took to YouTube and became a star. Now he’s published a memoir recounting his journey—and coming out to his fans.

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    Presidential fanfiction erotica + author interview

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    The Fake Sex Lives of Dead Presidents

    If walking through the Hall of Presidents or staring at Mount Rushmore has always left you a little hot and bothered, there’s a new erotica series for you (warning: explicit content up ahead).More specially, if you fantasize about Abraham Lincoln ...

    The character Ilene Cumberbatch has been imagining sleeping her way, as explicitly as possible, through all the U.S. presidents. Her creator is a heterosexual man.

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    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    On the Hunt for Son of Sam

    We put the letter on the table and read it again. In his opening paragraph he writes:“Hello from the gutters of N.Y.C. which are filled with dog manure, vomit, stale wine, urine, and blood. Hello from the sewer of N.Y.C. which swallow up these del...

    In which the notorious serial killer taunts Jimmy.

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    Vanessa Place’s Race Controversy

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Since 2009, Vanessa Place has been tweeting Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, word for word.As of Wednesday, she was nearing the end of Chapter 60, with only three chapters remaining.Place’s intention is to stir up controversy around the rac...

    Vanessa Place says her latest project is intended to explore ‘Gone With The Wind’s’ prejudice—except she has ended up being accused of being a racist.

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    Author Germaine Greer gestures at a media launch in Melbourne August 21, 2008. Greer is the keynote speaker at the Melbourne Writers Festival which begins on August 22.

    Germaine Greer Vs. The Modern World

    Germaine Greer Vs. The Modern World

    You’d think Germaine Greer, one of the most famous and revered feminist icons of the 20th century, and pop star Elton John might have something in common. They’re both pop-cultural lightning conductors, embraced by the mainstream, yet proudly, ind...

    The author of “The Female Eunuch” just attacked Elton John and David Furnish as parents—the latest in a long line of intemperate denunciations. What’s her beef?

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    Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and Fight Club 2, the Graphic Novel during an interview at the London New York hotel in New York City, NY.

    ‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind

    ‘Fight Club’s’ Twisted Mastermind

    Chuck Palahniuk exploded onto the literary scene in 1996 with his novel Fight Club, a raging anti-commercialism polemic and outlet to his inner anger. With the release of David Fincher’s 1999 film adaptation, he—like the film—became a looming cult...

    Chuck Palahniuk, acclaimed author of ‘Fight Club’ and ‘Choke,’ opens up about his new comic book ‘Fight Club 2’ and short story ‘Expedition’—a prequel to the first ‘Fight Club’ novel.

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    Vanessa Place’s Race Controversy

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Racist to Tweet ‘Gone With the Wind’?

    Since 2009, Vanessa Place has been tweeting Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, word for word.As of Wednesday, she was nearing the end of Chapter 60, with only three chapters remaining.Place’s intention is to stir up controversy around the rac...

    Vanessa Place says her latest project is intended to explore ‘Gone With The Wind’s’ prejudice—except she has ended up being accused of being a racist.

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