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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

    Trump Rallies Muslim Haters

    Trump Rallies Muslim Haters

    Over the past week, Donald Trump has been called out by many in the media, including myself, for his failure to denounce the growing number of white supremacist groups publicly endorsing him.Trump attracting the support of these groups is not happ...

    Yes, it can get worse, and it is. So now The Donald is speaking next Wednesday at an anti-Iran deal rally sponsored by three hate groups.

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    Meet Donald Trump's Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

    The one photo of him with Michael Jackson will change your life.

    The one photo of him with Michael Jackson will change your life.

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Leroy Elmore Park is an unexpected place for a tense showdown over gay rights and speech freedoms. The public park is in Lubbock, Texas, in an area that City Secretary Becky Garza describes as “largely residential.” The park features a lovely lake...

    It’s a showdown in Texas after video surfaces of a tent revival broadcasting a sermon saying, “a fag is still a fag, and a dyke is still a dyke,” across a public park.

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    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Future U.S. President Donald J. Trump has long been a target for casual parody. There are music videos, Simpsons clips, sketches, and spoof porn, all made for the simple pleasures of sending up The Donald.In September 2005, Sesame Street got in on...

    The classiest candidate appears to have lost the all-important children’s programming vote.

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4677A

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    A Racist Soap Dispenser?

    A Racist Soap Dispenser?

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    Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson.

    Mr. Robot Discusses That Shocking Finale

    Mr. Robot Discusses That Shocking Finale

    The day before USA Network was supposed to air the first season finale of its mind-bending mystery-thriller Mr. Robot, Christian Slater, who plays the titular character, reflected on the show’s surreal timeliness. “It’s terrifying. The televisio...

    Christian Slater, who plays the titular anarchist and leader of hacking collective fsociety, opens up about the finale twist and the show’s future. [Warning: Spoilers]

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    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Future U.S. President Donald J. Trump has long been a target for casual parody. There are music videos, Simpsons clips, sketches, and spoof porn, all made for the simple pleasures of sending up The Donald.In September 2005, Sesame Street got in on...

    The classiest candidate appears to have lost the all-important children’s programming vote.

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    N.W.A, (aka: Niggaz With Attitude), DJ Yella, Eazy-E, Dr.Dre, MC Ren, circa 1990.

    When N.W.A Was Sued for Rape

    When N.W.A Was Sued for Rape

    As the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton continues to rake in big bucks at the box office, accusations that the film sanitizes history persist. Yes, the Compton rappers produced truly groundbreaking music. They reigned for a while as the “world’...

    In addition to Dr. Dre’s history of abuse toward women, one of the members of N.W.A was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl on the group’s tour bus in 1989.

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    Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson.

    Mr. Robot Discusses That Shocking Finale

    Mr. Robot Discusses That Shocking Finale

    The day before USA Network was supposed to air the first season finale of its mind-bending mystery-thriller Mr. Robot, Christian Slater, who plays the titular character, reflected on the show’s surreal timeliness. “It’s terrifying. The televisio...

    Christian Slater, who plays the titular anarchist and leader of hacking collective fsociety, opens up about the finale twist and the show’s future. [Warning: Spoilers]

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    Did Dr. Dre Discover Burning Man?

    Did Dr. Dre Discover Burning Man?

    For a festival conceived as a Dadaist temporary autonomous zone—or to non-owners of The Anarchist Cookbook, a hippie-dippy non-hierarchical community devoid of structures of control—Burning Man has become a very costly endeavor; an ayahuasca-soake...

    For years, fans have shared a viral letter allegedly penned by Dr. Dre about how he stumbled upon Burning Man while scouting locations for the “California Love” music video.

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    Awards Season Kicks Off in Venice

    Awards Season Kicks Off in Venice

    Audiences get the first taste of award season hopefuls like Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ and Eddie Redmayne’s turn as a turn of the century transsexual in ‘The Danish Girl.’

    Audiences get the first taste of award season hopefuls like Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ and Eddie Redmayne’s turn as a turn of the century transsexual in ‘The Danish Girl.’

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    Was Joffrey the Hero of ‘GOT’ All Along?

    Was Joffrey the Hero of ‘GOT’ All Along?

    Fan re-edit shows Joffrey as a decent, noble human being.

    Did Dr. Dre Discover Burning Man?

    Did Dr. Dre Discover Burning Man?

    For a festival conceived as a Dadaist temporary autonomous zone—or to non-owners of The Anarchist Cookbook, a hippie-dippy non-hierarchical community devoid of structures of control—Burning Man has become a very costly endeavor; an ayahuasca-soake...

    For years, fans have shared a viral letter allegedly penned by Dr. Dre about how he stumbled upon Burning Man while scouting locations for the “California Love” music video.

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    World News

    A US Navy sailor looks off the bridge of the Seawolf class submarine USS Connecticut after surfacing through Arctic sea ice during an exercise near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    President Barack Obama was recently in Alaska for three days to highlight the dangers of global climate change. The presidential tour included a stopover in an Inuit town north of the Arctic Circle that’s slowly succumbing to the rising sea.But an...

    USS Seawolf just finished a daring mission underneath the North Pole—and designed to send a signal to Moscow.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration off...

    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

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    Image #: 39141661    epa04909154 Turkish gendarmerie stand near by the washed up body of a refugee child who drowned during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, at the shore in the coastal town of Bodrum, Mugla city, Turkey, 02 September 2015. At least 11 Syrian migrants died in boat sank after leaving Turkey for the Greek island of Kos

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    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 general view shows the Temple of Bel in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 4, 2010. The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on August 30, 2015. The militants targeted the Temple of Bel, a Roman-era structure in the central desert city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Picture taken August 4, 2010.   REUTERS/Sandra Auger - RTX1QG03

    3-D Printing History if ISIS Destroys It

    3-D Printing History if ISIS Destroys It

    This past June, 14 years after the Taliban bombed Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddha statues, a Chinese couple created life-sized holograms of the ancient artifacts and projected them back into their cliffside home.Now, archaeologists hope that the Midd...

    With ISIS waging war against the Middle East’s ancient monuments, can archaeologists capture digital renderings of the sites before it’s too late?

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration off...

    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

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    Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria

    Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria

    The end of summer. It means back-to-school shopping, tearfully ended beach-borne romances, Labor Day barbecues—and, it would seem, the increased likelihood of new Russian adventurism. As if Moscow weren’t satisfied with the game in Ukraine, the la...

    The numbers are small, but Moscow may be looking at its own version of mission creep in the treacherous Middle East.

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    Pope Tells Priests to Forgive Abortion

    Pope Tells Priests to Forgive Abortion

    VATICAN CITY — Just when you think Pope Francis has nothing left up the sleeve of his cassock, he does it again. This time, the popular pontiff has announced that during the Holy Jubilee year beginning this December 8, priests will have the discre...

    The new pronouncement is only good for the upcoming Jubilee Year, but during that time any priest can offer forgiveness for abortion without the approval of higher prelates.

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    U.K. Police Told to Listen to Psychics

    U.K. Police Told to Listen to Psychics

    Somebody call Patricia Arquette.British police have been told that they should take seriously the suggestions of ‘psychics, witches and clairvoyants’ and others who claim to ‘possess extrasensory perception’ in missing persons investigations.Under...

    Should witches, tarot card readers and crystal ball gazers be listened to by the police? A new policy document is raising eyebrows for suggesting they should.

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    Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria

    Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria

    The end of summer. It means back-to-school shopping, tearfully ended beach-borne romances, Labor Day barbecues—and, it would seem, the increased likelihood of new Russian adventurism. As if Moscow weren’t satisfied with the game in Ukraine, the la...

    The numbers are small, but Moscow may be looking at its own version of mission creep in the treacherous Middle East.

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    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    You’re pretty pumped for that new iPhone to drop this month, right? Gotta get the latest and greatest, punch up that camera phone and make sure you’re leaking more radiation into your brain while chasing “likes” and texting friends. But what is th...

    If this is what it does to ants, imagine what it’s doing to us?

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    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Drones do it all now, from bringing you beer at a festival to dispatching a fiery end to enemies of the state to even performing at Disneyland. So why wouldn’t you be able to rig one up with a hook and line and catch some fish? That’s exactly what...

    Delivering everything from weapons payloads to pizza, drones are slowly taking the place of people.

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    The Most Violent Man in the Hamptons?

    The Most Violent Man in the Hamptons?

    No, Donald Trump is not the worst real estate developer New York ever produced.Not even close.That distinction likely belongs to Sean Ludwick.He clinched the title early Sunday as he was zipping through the Hamptons in his 2013 silver Porsche conv...

    Before leaving a friend for dead in his Porsche, real estate mogul Sean Ludwick was arrested for drunk driving and allegedly beat his girlfriend.

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    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    You’re pretty pumped for that new iPhone to drop this month, right? Gotta get the latest and greatest, punch up that camera phone and make sure you’re leaking more radiation into your brain while chasing “likes” and texting friends. But what is th...

    If this is what it does to ants, imagine what it’s doing to us?

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    Protestors hold their hands up as police approach them on Page Ave. after a shooting incident in St. Louis, Missouri August 19, 2015. Police fatally shot a black man they say pointed a gun at them, drawing angry crowds and recalling the racial tensions sparked by the killing of an unarmed African-American teen in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, just over a year ago. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

    Bad PR Is Cops’ Own Fault

    Bad PR Is Cops’ Own Fault

    There’s no excuse for the brazen, chilling murder of Harris County Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was shot repeatedly while fueling his police cruiser at a Texas gas station and whose funeral is Friday.But there’s also no excuse for attempts by law e...

    No greater number of police officers is being shot this year than in any other. But we do see more brutality because of social media.

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    Family Begged Girl to Dump Brutal Snuka

    Family Begged Girl to Dump Brutal Snuka

    Her defiled face was on display in an open casket during a wake at a funeral parlor in her hometown of Flatbush, Brooklyn.It was 1983 and only days after Nancy Argentino was found barely breathing, oozing yellow fluid from her mouth and nose while...

    The autopsy report told cops to consider Nancy Argentino’s death a homicide. So why did they buy his constantly evolving story?

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    Tech + Health

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    You’re pretty pumped for that new iPhone to drop this month, right? Gotta get the latest and greatest, punch up that camera phone and make sure you’re leaking more radiation into your brain while chasing “likes” and texting friends. But what is th...

    If this is what it does to ants, imagine what it’s doing to us?

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    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Don’t want your children to learn about sex in school? Too bad, says Quebec.This school year, the Canadian province is rolling out a controversial pilot program in 15 schools that will make sex education mandatory for all students from kindergarte...

    With only 18 states requiring sex ed to cover contraception, and only 13 states requiring sex ed to be ‘medically accurate,’ the U.S. could learn something from our northern neighbor.

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    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    Emily Lakdawalla loves video games with random maps, where discoveries are hers alone. That urge to explore led her to a career in planetary science.Now her field of study is about to be celebrated in a hot new space-exploration game, No Man’s Sky...

    ‘No Man’s Sky’ lets players explore space like never before—and is so scientifically accurate that experts are celebrating its (to be announced) release.

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    A US Navy sailor looks off the bridge of the Seawolf class submarine USS Connecticut after surfacing through Arctic sea ice during an exercise near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 18, 2011.

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    U.S. Takes On Russia in Santa’s Backyard

    President Barack Obama was recently in Alaska for three days to highlight the dangers of global climate change. The presidential tour included a stopover in an Inuit town north of the Arctic Circle that’s slowly succumbing to the rising sea.But an...

    USS Seawolf just finished a daring mission underneath the North Pole—and designed to send a signal to Moscow.

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    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Don’t want your children to learn about sex in school? Too bad, says Quebec.This school year, the Canadian province is rolling out a controversial pilot program in 15 schools that will make sex education mandatory for all students from kindergarte...

    With only 18 states requiring sex ed to cover contraception, and only 13 states requiring sex ed to be ‘medically accurate,’ the U.S. could learn something from our northern neighbor.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration off...

    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

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    The Perfect 3D-Printed Penis

    The Perfect 3D-Printed Penis

    Forget about tissue engineering and chocolate sculptures. 3D printing has finally achieved its true purpose: helping scientists discover the size and shape of the perfect penis.For the first time, a group of researchers from UCLA and the Universit...

    Using 3D-printed phalluses, researchers asked women to pick their “perfect” penis—one for a long-term partner and another for a one-night stand. Turns out, bigger isn’t always better.

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    Can a Blood Test Predict Suicide?

    Can a Blood Test Predict Suicide?

    Every year, twice as many people kill themselves than are murdered in the United States. A contributing factor to the annual suicide death rate of more than 40,000 is that even trained professionals have difficulty figuring out when people have re...

    Researchers have found blood biomarkers to help them assess suicide risk, but some say the implications for future mental illness treatment are overhyped.

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    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner in Clear Lake, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Hillary Clinton’s email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there’s a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration off...

    Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn’t the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.

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    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    As death tolls mounted during the Iraq war, it wasn’t hard to find critics who thought George W. Bush and Tony Blair were two pricks. But someone who gave the world leaders the full prick treatment—by actually painting their likenesses via the pen...

    Known as “Pricasso,” Tim Patch is a ballsy artist who has earned a global following by painting portraits with his nether regions.

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    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    It does not take talent or brains, nor a desire for World Peace to win this beauty pageant. Looking good in a swimsuit and striking a sexy pose are the criteria for judging the 12 girls competing for Sugar Baby of the Year.No, we’re not talking ab...

    The life of a sugar baby is shrouded in sexiness and stigma, but the women competing to be named Sugar Baby of the Year aspire for much more beyond the pageantry.

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    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    After de-robing in the locker room for a shamefully brief 30 seconds, Rafael Nadal looks over his bare, perfectly tanned and muscled shoulders—which connect to the bare and perfectly tanned and muscled rest of him—and flashes a naughty smile.He kn...

    Rafael Nadal’s Tommy Hilfiger ad shows him happily baring all, while Serena Williams is celebrated for her athleticism. Sexual objectification in sport seems to be crossing genders.

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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 37th Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, Iowa September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4677A

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Does The New York Times harbor an institutional bias against the Clintons, prompting the country’s most influential newspaper to accentuate the negative and minimize the positive in portraying one of America’s more powerful political families?Of c...

    Clinton loyalists say the paper of record harbors a vendetta against the political family. The Times says that’s pure paranoia.

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    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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    Watch Downton’s Final Season Trailer

    Watch Downton’s Final Season Trailer

    Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, is crafty.He knows how fans will be feeling about the final season of the show, and so has set the first trailer for it to a haunting, weep-on-impact version of “Time to Say Goodbye” by Lauren Aquilin...

    The trailer for the sixth and last season of the show, which starts in the U.K. on Sept. 20, features shuttered windows and empty rooms, set to ‘Time to Say Goodbye.’

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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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    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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    he Pretenders lead singer CHRISSIE HYNDE performs in support of their release of the 'Break Up The Concrete' CD to a sold out crowd at the House of Blues. (Credit Image: © Albert Pena/Southcreek EMI/ZUMA Press)

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde is, in every way, a daughter of Akron, the place whose essence is captured in the legends of two T-shirts sold at Rubber City Clothing in the downtown whose destruction she deplored in one of The Pretenders’ most acidic songs. AKRON...

    Her recent “blame the victim” rape comments ignited a furor. Be assured that the rest of her book is just as heedless, volatile, and—yes—engaging: Pure Chrissie Hynde, in other words.

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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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    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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    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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