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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question at a news conference before a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OC7E

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    Whether you really think The Donald is going to “Make America Great Again” or you are just happy to sit on the sidelines and watch the battle for the future of our nation unravel like a bad Saturday Night Live skit, you have to hand it to Trump fo...

    A selection of Donald Trump GIFs that are (almost) as animated as he is.

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    Liberals: Learn to Love Charter Schools

    Liberals: Learn to Love Charter Schools

    Former President George W. Bush’s visit last week to a charter school in New Orleans reinforced the misleading idea that conservatives are for charters and liberals are for traditional district schools. It’s a nonsense narrative, of course: Presid...

    Charter schools may not solve all of America’s education problems, but in cities like New Orleans, they’re still doing a lot of good.

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    Rubio’s Sweet Terrorism Warning

    Rubio’s Sweet Terrorism Warning

    Marco Rubio thinks sugar subsidies protect us from terrorists. Or something.The Republican presidential candidate is taking heat from the right for comments he made about a controversial federal program, and it could make his life a little complic...

    Marco Rubio has warned that if sugar subsidies are removed, the terrorists will win.

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question at a news conference before a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OC7E

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    Whether you really think The Donald is going to “Make America Great Again” or you are just happy to sit on the sidelines and watch the battle for the future of our nation unravel like a bad Saturday Night Live skit, you have to hand it to Trump fo...

    A selection of Donald Trump GIFs that are (almost) as animated as he is.

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    American rapper Kanye West poses before French fashion house Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week March 6, 2015.

    Would President Kanye Be a Libertarian?

    Would President Kanye Be a Libertarian?

    Judging by his website, presidential candidate Kanye West’s campaign is narrowly focused on an obscure gathering of libertarians set to take place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the weekend of October 10.At the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, wh...

    If Kanye West runs for president, he’ll be sad to find that KanyeWest2020.com has already been claimed by an New York-based liberatarian.

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    Jeb Bush' Chang

    Behold Jeb’s Mythical Chinese Warrior

    Behold Jeb’s Mythical Chinese Warrior

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

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

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    Michael Fassbender is 'Macbeth'

    Michael Fassbender is 'Macbeth'

    The Scottish play gets a new adaptation also starring Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.

    Miley Cyrus’s Weird Aural Acid Trip

    Miley Cyrus’s Weird Aural Acid Trip

    In the two years since Miley Cyrus’s latex-covered butt cheeks twerked their way to worldwide notoriety at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the ex-Disney star’s very name has begun functioning as an adjective; code for a one-woman, id-driven, peac...

    On her fifth studio album, the ex-Disney starlet has transformed from Molly-poppin’ twerker into acid-trippin' psychedelic wailer.

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    Fall Movie Preview 2015

    Fall Movie Preview 2015

    All the movies to see this fall season, from the Oscar-bait biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ to (possibly) Daniel Craig’s final turn as a sexy James Bond in ‘Spectre.’

    All the movies to see this fall season, from the Oscar-bait biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ to (possibly) Daniel Craig’s final turn as a sexy James Bond in ‘Spectre.’

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 13:  Actor Andrew Garfield attends HFPA Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Andrew Garfield: Donald Trump Is ‘Scary’

    Andrew Garfield: Donald Trump Is ‘Scary’

    As Golden Globe-nominated Andrew Garfield learned through two stints in the Spidey suit, with great power comes great responsibility. In real life, as the 32-year-old actor looks past his superhero days and toward the upcoming housing crisis drama...

    The former Spider-Man and acclaimed star of the upcoming drama ‘99 Homes’ opens up about how presidential candidate Donald Trump is dividing America.

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    Miley Cyrus’s Weird Aural Acid Trip

    Miley Cyrus’s Weird Aural Acid Trip

    In the two years since Miley Cyrus’s latex-covered butt cheeks twerked their way to worldwide notoriety at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the ex-Disney star’s very name has begun functioning as an adjective; code for a one-woman, id-driven, peac...

    On her fifth studio album, the ex-Disney starlet has transformed from Molly-poppin’ twerker into acid-trippin' psychedelic wailer.

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    How Will Smith Can Take Down the NFL

    How Will Smith Can Take Down the NFL

    Three years ago, Hall of Famer Junior Seau shot himself in the chest with no suicide note after seven years of insomnia left him too depressed to continue.Two years before, he had survived his car’s 100-foot fall off a cliff. Five neuroscientists ...

    First the trailer for the actor’s forthcoming film ‘Concussion’ went viral. Now Smith could help put an end to football’s concussion crisis—and the league’s role in it.

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    Singer and show host Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX1QBZK

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Moments after publicly patching up a feud with Taylor Swift at last night’s VMA’s, Nicki Minaj started a new one as she closed her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video with a dig at Miley Cyrus, “this bitch that had a lot to say about me the o...

    Miley Cyrus found herself the target of Nicki Minaj’s ire at the VMAs, but was the vitriol truly deserved?

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    MAN OF STEEL, Michael Shannon, 2013. /©Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Michael Shannon on ‘Batman v Superman’

    Michael Shannon on ‘Batman v Superman’

    Sorry, Internet: Michael Shannon is ready to set the record straight on his involvement in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the flippers-for-hands rumor that’s had comic book fans scratching their heads for weeks.“I was in my costume, and I ...

    The Oscar-nominated actor opens up about his General Zod’s role (or lack thereof) in the upcoming superhero blockbuster ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’

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    How Will Smith Can Take Down the NFL

    How Will Smith Can Take Down the NFL

    Three years ago, Hall of Famer Junior Seau shot himself in the chest with no suicide note after seven years of insomnia left him too depressed to continue.Two years before, he had survived his car’s 100-foot fall off a cliff. Five neuroscientists ...

    First the trailer for the actor’s forthcoming film ‘Concussion’ went viral. Now Smith could help put an end to football’s concussion crisis—and the league’s role in it.

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    World News

    An injured national guard officer is tend to by comrades outside the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, August 31, 2015. A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine's parliament were wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters on Monday as lawmakers backed reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas.

    Ukraine’s Anti-Terrorist Terror

    Ukraine’s Anti-Terrorist Terror

    Earlier today the relative peace of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, was shattered when a demonstration outside the parliament building, the Verkhovna Rada, turned violent. Rioting reached a climax when a man in the crowd threw a grenade at police, killin...

    Yesterday’s bombing in Kiev by a far-right ultra-nationalist could keep Ukraine’s war going indefinitely.

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    The Dead Babies on Africa’s Shores

    The Dead Babies on Africa’s Shores

    Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do something…now!”How else might one react to photographs of toddlers washing up in the waves that lap ...

    Much more could be done to end the horror stories in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and along the Rio Grande but that requires more than emotions.

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) sits next to former boxer Natalia Ragozina (Natascha Ragosina) as they attend an international combat sambo tournament in Sochi, Russia, August 29, 2015. Picture taken August 29, 2015.

    Is Putin Dating This Knockout Boxer?

    Is Putin Dating This Knockout Boxer?

    The Russian Internet is abuzz with rumors that a famous female boxer is Vladimir Putin’s new girlfriend after the two were seen together last week.Natalia “Sledgehammer” Ragozina is a 39-year-old blonde who won all major female super middleweight ...

    Natalia ‘Sledgehammer’ Ragozina has been spotted with the Russian leader—and she shares his penchant for getting physical.

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    Demonstrators, who are against a constitutional amendment on decentralization, clash with police outside the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, August 31, 2015. Several police and members of the Ukrainian national guard were injured on Monday when a grenade was thrown from a crowd of nationalist protesters demonstrating outside parliament in Kiev against a draft law to give special status to separatist regions, police said.

    A Split Ukraine, and Kiev Bleeds Again

    A Split Ukraine, and Kiev Bleeds Again

    Violence, blood, riots, and the rhetoric of betrayal returned to the heart of Ukraine on Monday.Early in the day, activists from the right-wing opposition, random citizens, far-right Svoboda party members, and Right Sector militants blocked the st...

    Outside, a bomb thrown from a right-wing mob leaves a riot cop dead and dozens severely injured. Inside, a bitter parliament cries treachery, but votes to approve the Minsk ceasefire.

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    The Dead Babies on Africa’s Shores

    The Dead Babies on Africa’s Shores

    Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do something…now!”How else might one react to photographs of toddlers washing up in the waves that lap ...

    Much more could be done to end the horror stories in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and along the Rio Grande but that requires more than emotions.

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

    Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?

    Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?

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

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

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    New arrivals stay at the welcome tent.

    On Europe’s Highway to Hell

    On Europe’s Highway to Hell

    CALAIS — They call the tented settlement in Calais where migrants and refugees attempt to make their way from France to England “La Jungle.” There, some 3,000 dispossessed take their rest after long, fitful hegiras beginning in conflict zones, ext...

    “The Jungle” is no place you’d ever want to be, but more and more people are making it their home.

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    Forget France: Britain a Glutton’s Dream

    Forget France: Britain a Glutton’s Dream

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

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

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

    Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?

    Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?

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

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

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    U.S. News

    Cops Kill Man Standing With Hands Up

    Cops Kill Man Standing With Hands Up

    Two Bexar County, Texas, sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave after a video showed them shooting a man who was apparently standing still with his hands up outdoors. Officers Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez responded to a dom...

    A bystander recorded the deadly encounter and the district attorney says there's a second, closer video that is “troubling.”

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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers a question at a news conference before a campaign rally in Hampton, New Hampshire August 14, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OC7E

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    The Trump GIF Roundup You Needed

    Whether you really think The Donald is going to “Make America Great Again” or you are just happy to sit on the sidelines and watch the battle for the future of our nation unravel like a bad Saturday Night Live skit, you have to hand it to Trump fo...

    A selection of Donald Trump GIFs that are (almost) as animated as he is.

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    Attorney Jon Loevy, left, with his client Thaddeus Jimenez, who was arrested at 13 only to be exonerated after serving 16 years in prison, speak to the media at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Jimenez was awarded $25 million.

    Wrongful Conviction to ‘Gang Kingpin’

    Wrongful Conviction to ‘Gang Kingpin’

    Thaddeus Jimenez was 13 when he was convicted of a murder he did not commit.He served 16 harrowing years of a 45-year prison term before he was exonerated.He won a record $25 million in a wrongful-conviction suit against the City of Chicago and th...

    Thaddeus Jimenez was just 13 when he was jailed for a murder he didn’t commit, and Chicago paid him $25 million for the error. But cops say he’s now using the money to recruit for a ...

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    Cops Kill Man Standing With Hands Up

    Cops Kill Man Standing With Hands Up

    Two Bexar County, Texas, sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave after a video showed them shooting a man who was apparently standing still with his hands up outdoors. Officers Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez responded to a dom...

    A bystander recorded the deadly encounter and the district attorney says there's a second, closer video that is “troubling.”

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    Judge: Sex Trafficking Not Violent Crime

    Judge: Sex Trafficking Not Violent Crime

    Sex trafficking is not a crime of violence.At least that is the conclusion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which tossed out this August (PDF) a pimp’s conviction for “possession and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of v...

    While Congress and the Department of Justice have both said that victims of sexual trafficking are likely to be treated violently, a U.S. judge has inexplicably ruled otherwise.

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    Dillon Bracken (L) and Atalya Stachel dance during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS - RTR44DT6

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Burning Man 2015 is well underway, and despite the potential for massive rabbit casualties, the world’s trippiest festival is moving and grooving in 88-degree temps and the occasional blinding wind-and-sand storms. While of course you lament faili...

    Live the adventure vicariously through attendee's colorful Instagram posts.

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    Tech + Health

    A Fulton Hotshot lights a controlled burn on the so-called "Rough Fire" in the Sequoia National Forest, California, August 21, 2015. In California, suffering its worst drought on record, about 2,500 people were forced to flee Christian camps east of Fresno at Hume Lake as the so-called Rough Fire crossed Highway 180, officials said. REUTERS/Max Whittaker - RTX1P5RS

    We’re Worse Off Than Ever for El Niño

    We’re Worse Off Than Ever for El Niño

    When you hear about El Niño, perhaps you first think of Chris Farley. Or maybe you lived in southern California in 1997, so you remember the storms, floods, and mudslides. If you’re a scientist, you might think of that remote section of the equato...

    Scientists can predict El Niño events better than ever. But with rapid climate change, less food, and an increasing population, the world is still in trouble.

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    Game Over for Two-a-Days

    Game Over for Two-a-Days

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

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

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    How to Get Health Care Like the 1%

    How to Get Health Care Like the 1%

    By the time Catherine came to me for help, in the spring of 2012, the health care system had pretty much destroyed her health.“I’ve been diagnosed with this… condition,” she began. “It’s called Churg-Strauss. They want to do surgery in a few weeks...

    Leslie Michelson has spent the last 30 years helping people get the best possible medical care from a challenging system. His new book ‘The Patient’s Playbook: How to Save Your Life ...

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    Weed Brides

    Are Weed Bars at Weddings Kosher?

    Are Weed Bars at Weddings Kosher?

    Twenty-eight years after Bob Marley romanticized marijuana, the drug has earned top billing in the ultimate love-fest: weddings. In Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Oregon—the four states where it’s recreationally legal —“weed weddings” have gone...

    In states where marijuana is legal, a new wedding trend is popping up: open weed bars. How do we get invited? 


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    Game Over for Two-a-Days

    Game Over for Two-a-Days

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

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

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    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

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

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


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    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

    Burning Man '15: 'Kill The Bunnies'

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

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

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

    Selling Your Soul to SoulCycle

    Selling Your Soul to SoulCycle

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

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

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    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

    Are Goths Really More Depressed?

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

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


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    BeastStyle

    Singer and show host Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX1QBZK

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Moments after publicly patching up a feud with Taylor Swift at last night’s VMA’s, Nicki Minaj started a new one as she closed her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video with a dig at Miley Cyrus, “this bitch that had a lot to say about me the o...

    Miley Cyrus found herself the target of Nicki Minaj’s ire at the VMAs, but was the vitriol truly deserved?

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

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

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

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

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    (L -R) Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Gigi Hadid at the 2015 Video Music Awards

    Miley Cyrus Stuns the VMAs Red Carpet

    Miley Cyrus Stuns the VMAs Red Carpet

    The star was all Barbarella and bondage. Taylor Swift came in a restrained crop top. Amber Rose turned abusers’ words back on them…the hot arrivals at the VMAs.

    The star was all Barbarella and bondage. Taylor Swift came in a restrained crop top. Amber Rose turned abusers’ words back on them…the hot arrivals at the VMAs.

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    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

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

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

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    Forget France: Britain a Glutton’s Dream

    Forget France: Britain a Glutton’s Dream

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

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

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

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

    Hawaii Still Has a Leprosy Colony

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

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

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

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

    Matisyahu’s Middle East Problem

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

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

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    Commandos vs Iran

    U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

    U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

    It was July 25, 2004. Violence was escalating in Iraq, the Taliban were reasserting themselves in Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command—the U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces—was already deploying operators to the...

    The U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces has spent the last 14 years taking on terrorists—and finding Iran’s hand pulling the jihadi strings.

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    • The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

      The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

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

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

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    Tracing a Father’s Escape From Auschwitz

    Tracing a Father’s Escape From Auschwitz

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

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

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    The Daily Beast's Best Longreads

    The Daily Beast's Best Longreads

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

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

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    CORAL GABLES, FL - JUNE 15: Author Judy Blume In Conversation With WLRN's Alicia Zuckerman about Judy Blume new book "In the Unlikely Event" at Temple Judea on June 15, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)

    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

    Maybe Judy Blume Should Stick to Teens

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

    She once defied every taboo of YA fiction. Why is her latest book for adult readers so tame?

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    Tracing a Father’s Escape From Auschwitz

    Tracing a Father’s Escape From Auschwitz

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

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

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    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

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

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

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

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

    Economic Progress Beats Protests

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

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

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    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

    The Boy Scout Handbook: Best Y.A. Ever

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

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

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    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

    Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy

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

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

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