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    The Gallagher family carries cut-outs of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting in line outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OUWQ

    GOP Really Is Becoming the Racist Party

    GOP Really Is Becoming the Racist Party

    Let me offer some friendly advice to the Republican Party that I learned firsthand as a Muslim American: You don’t want to be defined by your most extreme members. And here’s a little more advice. The longer the GOP leadership remains silent as Do...

    The Donald is getting the backing of the white-supremacist crowd, and the GOP from Priebus on down says nothing. Draw your own conclusion.

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    What Hillary Needs to Beat Bernie

    What Hillary Needs to Beat Bernie

    Brooklyn, we have a problem.Largely the result of her own doing, Hillary Clinton is mired in a candidacy-threatening scandal that could reshape the Democratic primary race in the short term and undermine her chances of getting the nomination in th...

    Okay, she’s moved left. But to regain traction, Clinton must connect with voters in the middle on growth, foreign policy, and health care.

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    Puerto Rico's Economy

    Is Puerto Rico Our Greece?

    Is Puerto Rico Our Greece?

    Many observers have recently claimed that Puerto Rico’s problems are the result of the federal government’s unequal treatment of the island as compared to other states. The island’s non-voting member of Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, recently argued i...

    In the long run, there’re only two real solutions to the island’s economic woes: statehood—or full on independence.

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    The Gallagher family carries cut-outs of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump while waiting in line outside a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX1OUWQ

    GOP Really Is Becoming the Racist Party

    GOP Really Is Becoming the Racist Party

    Let me offer some friendly advice to the Republican Party that I learned firsthand as a Muslim American: You don’t want to be defined by your most extreme members. And here’s a little more advice. The longer the GOP leadership remains silent as Do...

    The Donald is getting the backing of the white-supremacist crowd, and the GOP from Priebus on down says nothing. Draw your own conclusion.

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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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    Hillary vs. The World

    Hillary vs. The World

    Hillary vs. The World

    There aren’t going to be a lot of “Minnesota nice” jokes coming out of this weekend’s Democratic National Committee meeting here in the Twin Cities.Sure, speakers did obligatory eye-pops at the promise of state fair food, made Garrison Keillor ref...

    In the Democratic race, Hillary’s opponents’ new tactic is to paint the party as colluding with the front-runner.

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    Hear an Unreleased Erroll Garner Track

    Hear an Unreleased Erroll Garner Track

    At just 5-foot-2, jazz legend Erroll Garner used to stack phone books on his piano bench to properly reach the keys. But that didn’t stop him from making a name for himself as one of the genre’s greats, crafting tunes that would become standards—a...

    Jazz legend has new live album coming out.

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    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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    Watch Will Ferrell Try on Jockstraps

    Watch Will Ferrell Try on Jockstraps

    Will Ferrell can make anything funny. If you have any doubts, just sit back and take in the comedy great contemplating his protective options in the Oakland A’s locker room. It’s a clip from his forthcoming documentary, Ferrell Takes the Field, co...

    Yep, you read that right. New clip shows the actor armoring his gear for battle in a MLB locker room.

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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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    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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    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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    WATCH: Will Smith's New Trailer

    WATCH: Will Smith's New Trailer

    In 'Concussion,' Smith plays the doctor who discovered head trauma disease.

    Director Wes Craven poses for a portrait in Los Angeles March 1, 2009. In 1972, Craven made a career change from college lecturer to slasher film maestro with his bloody "The Last House on the Left," and he is back for more knife play with a remake in theaters on March 13, 2009. Picture taken March 1, 2009.  To match Reuters Life! PEOPLE-CRAVEN   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) - RTXCPMO

    Remembering Horror Maestro Wes Craven

    Remembering Horror Maestro Wes Craven

    More than four decades after making his first foray into the horror genre that would define his long and influential career, Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream helmer Wes Craven died Sunday in Los Angeles. The 76-year-old filmmaker passed away at ...

    The iconic filmmaker behind ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Scream’ passed away on Sunday at the age of 76. But his rich legacy lives on.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Visitors to the White House watch as Marine One and US President Barack Obama depart the South Lawn in Washington, DC, August 27, 2015 en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama will meet with residents and youth who have rebuilt their lives over the past 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Week in Pictures

    The Week in Pictures

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

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    Pope's Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    The Pope’s Lesbian Blessing

    VATICAN CITY—One of the most challenging jobs on the planet must surely be doing public relations for Pope Francis.  The unscripted pope likes to speak his mind and doesn’t always seem to be playing by the same rule book as his clergy.  The latest...

    Once again Pope Francis makes a human gesture that challenges the Church orthodoxy. Will official teachings change?

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    Al Jazeera television journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his lawyer Amal Clooney look on, before hearing the verdict at a court in Cairo, Egypt, August 29, 2015.

    Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

    Al Jazeera Journalists Found Guilty

    An Egyptian court sentenced three al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison for spreading false news amid lacking evidence, in spite of two years of international pressure to throw out what was seen as a sham trial, and the presence of celeb...

    With the world watching, Egypt’s court system decided to assert itself by finding three journalists guilty, including one represented by celebrity human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney.


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    Visitors to the White House watch as Marine One and US President Barack Obama depart the South Lawn in Washington, DC, August 27, 2015 en route to New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama will meet with residents and youth who have rebuilt their lives over the past 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Week in Pictures

    The Week in Pictures

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

    From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

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    U.S. News

    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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    Illinois Lottery Winners Want Their $$$

    Illinois Lottery Winners Want Their $$$

    Illinois has so little money that it can’t even pay its lottery winners.Anyone who wins, or has won, $25,000 or more this summer cannot claim the prize until the state passes a budget for the year.Danny Chasteen, a mustachioed 56-year-old from Ogl...

    The state says it’s not giving winners IOUs, just that their payments are ‘delayed’ until a budget is passed, but the furious winners don’t care. They want their winnings—immediately.

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    Undated handout photo courtesy of the National Park Service shows the West Buttress of Mount McKinley in Alaska. Four Japanese climbers are presumed dead after they were swept up by a powerful avalanche on Alaska's Mount McKinley, North America's tallest peak, the National Park Service said on June 16. Authorities said one man in the group survived and hiked down to get help. The avalanche struck early on Thursday, but searchers working that day and on Friday found no bodies or climbing gear, the Park Service said. REUTERS/National Park Service/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR33Q60

    Mt. McKinley Is Dead, What’s Next?

    Mt. McKinley Is Dead, What’s Next?

    After decades of failed attempts, Alaskan lawmakers succeeded in their efforts to take North America’s tallest mountain back to its native roots: Mount McKinley will now be Denali again, like it was before 1917.It’s a big map change, but is this t...

    Mount St. Helens and Mount Rushmore have Native American names, too…

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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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    (NYT15) NEW YORK -- Feb. 27, 2006 -- NY-GOTTI-TRIAL-2 -- Curtis Sliwa is surrounded by supporters as he arrives at the federal courthouse in New York on Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Sliwa took the witness stand Monday against John Gotti Jr., who is accused of arranging the 1992 kidnapping and beating of the Guardian Angels founder turned radio host. (Keith Bedford/The New York Times)

    Vigilante Justice Comes Back to NYC

    Vigilante Justice Comes Back to NYC

    It’s 10 p.m. and we’re somewhere in Central Park, but it’s pitch black out, and so for the life of me I couldn’t begin to say exactly where the Guardian Angels and I have ended up.We’ve precariously climbed a fairly large rock formation, and from ...

    Nobody's stopping gay bashing in Central Park, the Guardian Angels say. So they’re back to stop that.

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    Tech + Health

    Staff members of the Teaching Hospital receive the first vaccination treatment for yellow fever in El Geneina, West Darfur in this November 14, 2012 handout. According to UNAMID, the hospital, which has already treated 106 cases of yellow fever among of which 38 people have died, is expecting to receive thousands more vaccines. A yellow fever outbreak has killed nearly 100 people over the last seven weeks in Sudan's Darfur, the World Health Organisation said, a region where fighting has undermined access to healthcare. The statement said 329 suspected yellow fever cases and 97 deaths had been reported since the last week of September. REUTERS/Albert Gonzalez Farran/UNAMID/Handout (SUDAN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR3AETH

    Sudan’s Vaccination Card Black Market

    Sudan’s Vaccination Card Black Market

    KHARTOUM, Sudan — Standing at the junction of two of downtown’s busiest avenues, Ahmed, a slim young man with yellowing teeth and torn drawstring trousers, cuts a shifty figure as he slowly paces around a shopping arcade, steps from the presidenti...

    In Sudan, a yellow fever vaccine costs $25. But for $8, you can get a phony certificate that says you’ve been vaccinated.

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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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    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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    Dillon Bracken attends 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

    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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    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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    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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    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    I Went to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

    Most people who make their way to Vienna have romanticized hopes of sipping coffee at Freud’s cafe or savoring a taste of the renowned Sacher Torte. Understandably, lineups to gain access to Mozart’s house are quite long, and there’s always a queu...

    Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.

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    Paul Beauchamp waves a gay pride flag during a nationwide "kiss-in" and protest at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant  in Decatur, Georgia, August 3, 2012. Gay rights activists and backers of same-sex marriage plan to hold a nationwide "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday to protest the fast-food chain president's opposition to homosexual unions. Same Sex Kiss Day is a reaction to comments made last week from Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy who supports the bibilical definition of the "family unit".    REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR361YC

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

    It’s time to take a page from the Christian playbook and forgive Chick-fil-A.I’m an agnostic queer woman who, of course, takes issue with Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay past but the company has moved on and we should, too.There are bigger fish—nay, chicke...

    Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: It has atoned for its past sins.

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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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    BeastStyle

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Sarah Ferguson walks the runway at the Fashion For Relief charity fashion show to kick off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Somerset House on February 19, 2015 in London, England.  The Fashion For Relief show is in support of Ebola, raising funds and awareness for Disaster Emergency Committee: Ebola Crisis Appeal and the Ebola Survival Fund.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

    How Low Can Fergie Go?

    How Low Can Fergie Go?

    The steadily downward spiral of the life of Fergie, aka The Duchess of York, aka ‘call me Sarah,’ continues to inspire a horrified fascination on the part of even the most hardened royal watchers.Last week she hit a new low, appearing on shopping ...

    Sarah, Duchess of York, has a new QVC gig, hawking a brand of juicers. All this shilling looks bad for her, and for the Royal brand.

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    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Returns

    Everybody’s favorite revenge-fantasy heroine is back—and as vengeful as ever.Lisbeth Salander, the girl best known for her dragon tattoo and an unyielding hatred of those who hate women, has gotten a new lease on life—even though her creator, Stie...

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    A new author takes on the story of Lisbeth Salander from the late Stieg Larsson and largely succeeds.

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    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...

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