Politics

50K Missing Voters? Nothing to See Here

50K Missing Voters? Nothing to See Here

Voting-rights advocates are running out of time in Georgia, where civil-rights groups say more than 50,000 new voter registrations have gone missing since they submitted them to state and local officials earlier this year. But with Election Day le...

With races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate neck-and-neck, every vote counts—and civil-rights groups want to know where thousands of new voter-registration applications have gone.

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The Photo That Shows How Far We've Come

The Photo That Shows How Far We've Come

I started receiving People magazine recently, and as I was leafing through its ho-hum 40th anniversary issue, I stumbled across this 1974 cover featuring Telly Savalas, the man who mainstreamed baldness into everyday life (screw you, Yul Brynner!)...

Don’t believe the naysayers: Our country is doing better than ever, and this People magazine cover proves it.

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Why Isn’t Liberals’ Dream Gov Winning?

Why Isn’t Liberals’ Dream Gov Winning?

Liberal Democrats like to say they are from “the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party,” the Massachusetts senator serving as a stand-in for progressive values on the economy, civil rights, and governmental priorities.But perhaps a better ...

From immigration to gun control and the minimum wage, Connecticut’s Dan Malloy signed into law a wish list of lefty priorities. But he’s locked in a tie with his Republican challenger.

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50K Missing Voters? Nothing to See Here

50K Missing Voters? Nothing to See Here

Voting-rights advocates are running out of time in Georgia, where civil-rights groups say more than 50,000 new voter registrations have gone missing since they submitted them to state and local officials earlier this year. But with Election Day le...

With races for Georgia governor and U.S. Senate neck-and-neck, every vote counts—and civil-rights groups want to know where thousands of new voter-registration applications have gone.

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Judges Behaving Badly

Judges Behaving Badly

Judges just don’t misbehave the way they used to. Gone are the days when an American judge could murder a Democratic senator and former comrade in a duel held over intense political differences—in this case, slavery, which the judge in question wa...

From sending pornographic emails to cyber-ogling Charlize Theron to penis pumping, jurists find novel ways to bring dishonor to the bench.

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Sir Charles Is Right on ‘Acting White’

Sir Charles Is Right on ‘Acting White’

Charles Barkley has never been one to shy away from confrontation both on and off the basketball court. The retired NBA star stepped back in the limelight earlier this week when he spoke on a Philadelphia radio station to address comments that Sea...

The “acting white” charge has been around since the Civil War. It was wrong then and is wrong now. You go, Sir Charles!

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Entertainment

What’s It Like for Men to Walk in NYC?

What’s It Like for Men to Walk in NYC?

In just two days, the video depicting a woman being harassed as she walks through the streets of New York has accumulated over 15 million YouTube views, raised awareness with men about what women endure on a daily basis, and depressingly, a barrag...

Parody of street harassment viral video shows “street privilege.”

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‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

The signs are everywhere—if you want to see them. White suburbanites getting dolled up in blackface for Ray Rice Halloween costumes. Bill O’Reilly tussling with Jon Stewart over the mere existence of white privilege. Persistent rumors that Darren ...

Institutional racism. Stereotypes. Blackface. White privilege. Justin Simien’s satire Dear White People tackles all these issues and more. Here’s how it made its way to the screen.

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The NRA’s Sexy Tom Cotton Grindr Ad

The NRA’s Sexy Tom Cotton Grindr Ad

In a crucial Senate election, the NRA is running ads for a socially conservative Republican candidate on a hookup app for gay men.The pro-gun advocacy group is putting out online ads in Arkansas touting its support of Rep. Tom Cotton, the GOP Sena...

America’s foremost gun-rights group supports a socially conservative Republican on a gay hookup app.

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Poehler Quizzes ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

Poehler Quizzes ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

On Tuesday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, comedic actress extraordinaire Amy Poehler quizzed fantasy author extraordinaire George R.R. Martin on his Song of Ice and Fire novels, basis for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. The rules were simple: ...

Fantasy author knows more than Jon Snow, but got “Hodor!” clue wrong.

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‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

The signs are everywhere—if you want to see them. White suburbanites getting dolled up in blackface for Ray Rice Halloween costumes. Bill O’Reilly tussling with Jon Stewart over the mere existence of white privilege. Persistent rumors that Darren ...

Institutional racism. Stereotypes. Blackface. White privilege. Justin Simien’s satire Dear White People tackles all these issues and more. Here’s how it made its way to the screen.

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What's Up With U.S. Maternity Leave?

What's Up With U.S. Maternity Leave?

The United States’ record on regulating employment practices has come under some scrutiny of late. It is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate a single day of paid vacation, leaving it to employers to offer something that has been s...

The U.S. guarantees no paid leave for new mothers. How do we stack up?

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Gone Guy: Haley Joel Osment’s Return

Gone Guy: Haley Joel Osment’s Return

Haley Joel Osment is crestfallen. It’s not because of his acting career; that’s doing just fine. Nor does it involve the deluge of stress (Rent! Ebola! Time Warner!) that is New York City livin’, which he’s weathered for the last eight years. This...

He became the second youngest Oscar nominee ever for his turn in The Sixth Sense. And then he disappeared. The child-acting prodigy opens up about his “comeback.”

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Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler wants Sheryl Sandberg to sit back. Lean Out, she jokes, in her memoir Yes, Please, will be the title of her next book, co-written with the Facebook COO author of the women-in-the-workplace manifesto Lean In. The title, one of many Poeh...

Think of Poehler as the ‘anti-Sheryl Sandberg’—a high-profile female whose witty, breezy new memoir argues that obsessing over your career may not be the path to happiness.

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What's Up With U.S. Maternity Leave?

What's Up With U.S. Maternity Leave?

The United States’ record on regulating employment practices has come under some scrutiny of late. It is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate a single day of paid vacation, leaving it to employers to offer something that has been s...

The U.S. guarantees no paid leave for new mothers. How do we stack up?

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World News

Let's Free Stacey Addison

Let's Free Stacey Addison

Here’s something to do today. Let’s help Stacey Addison get out of jail at the ends of the earthSpecifically, Addison, from Oregon, is in prison in Timor-Leste, which used to be known as East Timor until, after much suffering, it gained its indepe...

She hasn’t even been questioned, and a Nobel laureate is trying to help, but this Oregon woman is being sucked deeper and deeper into the Timor-Leste’s prisons.

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Why I Removed the Veil

Why I Removed the Veil

No piece of cloth throughout history has sparked more controversy as the veil. Many Muslim women are forced to wear it daily. The hijab has a spectrum, of course, from its most radical embodiments, the niqab, which covers the entire face, to loose...

One of Saudi Arabia’s preeminent activists, who led the right-to-drive movement, describes her decision to take off the niqab.

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Meet Africa’s New White President

Meet Africa’s New White President

LONDON — Guy Scott is used to the funny looks. When the former farmer met George W. Bush a few years ago, the ex-president thought he was in the middle of an elaborate practical joke. “When they introduced me as vice president [of Zambia], he thou...

The vice president of Zambia made history when he ascended to president, becoming the first white head of state on the continent in 20 years and the first ever of a democratic state.

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Pope Francis Blesses the Exorcists

Pope Francis Blesses the Exorcists

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has given a special blessing to a group of some 300 Catholic exorcists meeting in Rome this week ahead of All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead (and, yes, Halloween). They are “helping those who suffer because of the w...

Driving out demons isn’t a job for amateurs, but it may help the mentally ill.

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Why I Removed the Veil

Why I Removed the Veil

No piece of cloth throughout history has sparked more controversy as the veil. Many Muslim women are forced to wear it daily. The hijab has a spectrum, of course, from its most radical embodiments, the niqab, which covers the entire face, to loose...

One of Saudi Arabia’s preeminent activists, who led the right-to-drive movement, describes her decision to take off the niqab.

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Obama vs. Bibi Explodes

Obama vs. Bibi Explodes

When it comes to Israel, President Obama has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There is campaign Obama, who assures the Israelis he doesn’t bluff when it comes to stopping Iran’s nuclear program, lavishes the Jewish state with even more military assis...

A senior official calling Netanyahu “chickenshit” shows the ugly side of the president and his team when it comes to the Jewish state.

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Mexico’s First Lady of Murder

Mexico’s First Lady of Murder

Tuesday saw Mexican security forces digging near a garbage dump, excavating yet another unmarked grave with the hope of finally finding 43 student teachers who went missing after a protest last month amid reports of a massacre  carried out by the ...

In a city where murderers tortured and killed with seeming impunity, Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa was ‘the key operator’—and allegedly sealed the fate of 43 student teachers.

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Middle East Goes Monty Python on ISIS

Middle East Goes Monty Python on ISIS

Have you heard the joke by Iraqi Kurds about ISIS fighters milking male goats? The comedy comes from fact that you can’t milk a male goat but you can perform a sexual act on the goat using a similar motion. Enough said.Well, many in the Middle Eas...

Arab standup comics, and even an Iraqi TV show, regularly mock ISIS mercilessly. It might get them killed, but it might be worth it.

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Obama vs. Bibi Explodes

Obama vs. Bibi Explodes

When it comes to Israel, President Obama has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There is campaign Obama, who assures the Israelis he doesn’t bluff when it comes to stopping Iran’s nuclear program, lavishes the Jewish state with even more military assis...

A senior official calling Netanyahu “chickenshit” shows the ugly side of the president and his team when it comes to the Jewish state.

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U.S. News

Couple Sues Over Disabled Adoption

Couple Sues Over Disabled Adoption

A Long Island couple is trying to “vacate,” or undo, the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer serious mental disorders and are living in state mental-health facilities.Judges handling cases like these typically close courts to the publ...

A Long Island couple is trying to undo the adoption of two Russian children, saying agencies misled them about the kids’ identity and their mental-health problems.

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Judges Behaving Badly

Judges Behaving Badly

Judges just don’t misbehave the way they used to. Gone are the days when an American judge could murder a Democratic senator and former comrade in a duel held over intense political differences—in this case, slavery, which the judge in question wa...

From sending pornographic emails to cyber-ogling Charlize Theron to penis pumping, jurists find novel ways to bring dishonor to the bench.

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Sex, Murder, and the Polo King

Sex, Murder, and the Polo King

If there was one thing that polo magnate John Goodman got right on the night of Feb. 12, 2010, it could be heard in the 911 call that he placed one hour after speeding through a stop sign in his $200,000 Bentley, slamming another car into a canal,...

It’s a bizarre story, even by Florida standards. After four years, two trials, an adoption, and multiple jury scandals, polo mogul John Goodman was found guilty of manslaughter.

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Couple Sues Over Disabled Adoption

Couple Sues Over Disabled Adoption

A Long Island couple is trying to “vacate,” or undo, the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer serious mental disorders and are living in state mental-health facilities.Judges handling cases like these typically close courts to the publ...

A Long Island couple is trying to undo the adoption of two Russian children, saying agencies misled them about the kids’ identity and their mental-health problems.

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128 Years Old and Still a Looker

128 Years Old and Still a Looker

One hundred and twenty eight years ago today, New Yorkers gathered as one for a city-wide party. Hordes of celebrants, swept by rain, surged over the five-year-old Brooklyn Bridge. They positioned themselves along the window ledges of Fifth Avenue...

When she was unveiled 128 years ago today, Lady Liberty was the tallest structure in New York City. She lost that claim long ago, but her symbolic importance has only grown.

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UT’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent

UT’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent

Continuing a year-long saga, University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall will face a grand jury, to determine whether he will be indicted on federal and state violations over his investigation into biases in the UT-Austin admissions system. Officials ...

Regent Wallace Hall uncovered a nepotism scandal at UT-Austin—and now the state legislature wants to bring him before a grand jury. Inside the twisted university scandal.

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Tech + Health

Ladies' Men Live Longer

Ladies' Men Live Longer

Congratulations, Casanovas—men who have slept with a high number of women are statistically far less likely to develop prostate cancer.Researchers at the University of Montreal and INRS—Institut Armand-Frappier found that those who had more than 2...

A new study claims that men who have sex with more than 20 women have a significantly less chance of getting prostate cancer. Ladies men, this is your moment.

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Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

There’s only one way to describe erotic filmmaker Erika Lust’s new project: XConfessions is PostSecret for porn. After directing four erotic films, Lust, a Swedish filmmaker who is now based in Barcelona, stopped to take stock of the many requests...

Xconfessions is like PostSecret for porn, with a twist: Filmmaker Erika Lust wants to bring female-friendly fantasies to life.

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Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola

Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola

Two hundred girls are weaving in and out of dirty alleys in the seaside slum of West Point, Liberia. One man, straddling a large drum, keeps time as their voices rise in song: “Believe it, people, Ebola can kill.” Passers-by emerge from concrete b...

In a Monrovia slum, a group of teenage girls has formed to go door to door to educate residents about the disease—and they’re already changing behaviors, with lifesaving results.

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Fireball Whiskey Recalled for Antifreeze

Fireball Whiskey Recalled for Antifreeze

Updated 9:18 pmBottles of Fireball whiskey, the insanely popular cinnamon-flavored frathouse favorite, are being recalled in some European countries—because it’s got too much of a chemical used in antifreeze (among other things) inside. Late last ...

The cinnamon-flavored swill has been recalled in Europe over a chemical found in antifreeze. It’s a defeat for bros—and a triumph for good taste.

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Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

There’s only one way to describe erotic filmmaker Erika Lust’s new project: XConfessions is PostSecret for porn. After directing four erotic films, Lust, a Swedish filmmaker who is now based in Barcelona, stopped to take stock of the many requests...

Xconfessions is like PostSecret for porn, with a twist: Filmmaker Erika Lust wants to bring female-friendly fantasies to life.

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Quarantine Makes Pariahs of Ebola Heroes

Quarantine Makes Pariahs of Ebola Heroes

As Kaci Hickox treated patients in Sierra Leone, she faced the heartbreaking task of caring for children who died in front of her. The world needs more people like her to treat Ebola in West Africa, where controlling the outbreak is of critical co...

Kaci Hickox risked her life to help the suffering in West Africa, but instead of thanks she was isolated upon returning—and will remain so in Maine. How we’re sending the wrong message.

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60-Year-Old U.S. Bomber Gets a Facelift

60-Year-Old U.S. Bomber Gets a Facelift

The U.S. Air Force is taking a serious look at overhauling the nearly 60 year-old B-52 bomber—including a new engine for the ancient plane. The question is not whether it makes sense, but why it hasn’t been done before. The answers include poor pl...

For decades, the Pentagon has been toying with the idea of upgrading the B-52 bomber, first built in the mid-1950s. Will they finally get around to it, this time?

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#ImInToHire People With Disabilities

#ImInToHire People With Disabilities

What kind of employers hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)? You might imagine that they’re like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life—big-hearted souls that sacrifice their business’s profits to improve their commun...

A new study reveals that hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities doesn’t just improve culture—it improves the bottom line.

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Quarantine Makes Pariahs of Ebola Heroes

Quarantine Makes Pariahs of Ebola Heroes

As Kaci Hickox treated patients in Sierra Leone, she faced the heartbreaking task of caring for children who died in front of her. The world needs more people like her to treat Ebola in West Africa, where controlling the outbreak is of critical co...

Kaci Hickox risked her life to help the suffering in West Africa, but instead of thanks she was isolated upon returning—and will remain so in Maine. How we’re sending the wrong message.

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BeastStyle

Sexy Ebola Nurse & More Awful Costumes

Sexy Ebola Nurse & More Awful Costumes

Ah, yes. Halloween, America’s annual carnival of glutton, immorality, and bad taste, is upon us, coming up faster than your vomit after too many bite-sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Fireball whiskey shots (now with antifreeze!) at your friend...

People are planning to dress as sexy Ebola workers, ISIS terrorists, and Ray Rice beating up his wife for Halloween. We are all the worst.

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Canada’s BDSM Broadcaster

Canada’s BDSM Broadcaster

A lurid sex scandal has gripped the Canadian media, encompassing BDSM sex, allegations of abuse and harassment, and a trusted and adored popular broadcaster.After being fired amid charges of sexual abuse, Jian Ghomeshi, the most beloved radio pers...

After being fired, one of Canada’s top broadcasters wrote of his love of BDSM sex. Some women claim he harassed and intimidated them. Result: media meltdown.

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Was This Reporter Too Rightwing for CBS?

Was This Reporter Too Rightwing for CBS?

Officially, CBS News has zero to say about veteran CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson and her soon-to-be-released memoir, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Wash...

A much-praised and award-winning journalist resigns amid rumors her allegedly right-wing politics were getting in the way of her reporting. Now Sharyl Attkisson prepares to have her ...

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Street Harassment Shouldn’t Be a Crime

Street Harassment Shouldn’t Be a Crime

In a two-minute video that went viral on Tuesday, aspiring actress Shoshana B. Roberts is relentlessly catcalled—more than 100 times, the video claims—in a ten-hour walk through New York City, from SoHo to Harlem. Men greet her in passing (“How yo...

A video that captures the relentless misogyny of boorish New York men has gone viral but that doesn’t mean the cops should get involved.

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Canada’s BDSM Broadcaster

Canada’s BDSM Broadcaster

A lurid sex scandal has gripped the Canadian media, encompassing BDSM sex, allegations of abuse and harassment, and a trusted and adored popular broadcaster.After being fired amid charges of sexual abuse, Jian Ghomeshi, the most beloved radio pers...

After being fired, one of Canada’s top broadcasters wrote of his love of BDSM sex. Some women claim he harassed and intimidated them. Result: media meltdown.

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Gay Activist Mercy Killed AIDS Patients

Gay Activist Mercy Killed AIDS Patients

“Please don’t get me sent to jail,” says David Mixner, the leading gay activist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, laughing nervously.It is the morning after. We are speaking about Mixner’s emotional on-stage confession—unelicited by anyone but h...

After an emotional on-stage confession, David Mixner reveals why he assisted the suicides of people with AIDS, including the love of his life.

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Sex, Murder, and the Polo King

Sex, Murder, and the Polo King

If there was one thing that polo magnate John Goodman got right on the night of Feb. 12, 2010, it could be heard in the 911 call that he placed one hour after speeding through a stop sign in his $200,000 Bentley, slamming another car into a canal,...

It’s a bizarre story, even by Florida standards. After four years, two trials, an adoption, and multiple jury scandals, polo mogul John Goodman was found guilty of manslaughter.

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Models Wiping Out on the Runway

Models Wiping Out on the Runway

If you think the life of a model is all chic outfits and fabulous parties, you’re probably right. But, there can be a downside. Here, a look at some momentous spills on the runway.

If you think the life of a model is all chic outfits and fabulous parties, you’re probably right. But, there can be a downside. Here, a look at some momentous spills on the runway.

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Gay Activist Mercy Killed AIDS Patients

Gay Activist Mercy Killed AIDS Patients

“Please don’t get me sent to jail,” says David Mixner, the leading gay activist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, laughing nervously.It is the morning after. We are speaking about Mixner’s emotional on-stage confession—unelicited by anyone but h...

After an emotional on-stage confession, David Mixner reveals why he assisted the suicides of people with AIDS, including the love of his life.

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Women in the World

Hillary, Call Dilma

Hillary, Call Dilma

On Sunday, Dilma Rousseff won re-election to continue her service as president of the fifth largest country in the world. As Brazil’s first female president fought for re-election one thing was clear, the economy would be the focus of the race. As Americans head into November’s mid-term elections and prepare to begin a new presidential campaign cycle, it would be wise to look to Brazil to see the impact that economic divides and gender can have on elections.Ronal...

Rousseff won reelection as Brazil’s president because she championed economic policies that protected and advanced the economic security of women and children, not investors and markets

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Lone Star Leaders

Lone Star Leaders

America’s seventh largest city was the site of the latest meeting of Women in the World. A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event. “Your hearts are big, your wits ar...

Tina Brown’s signature event traveled to Texas to take on issues as vast as the Lone Star State: Ebola, honor killings, reproductive rights, the strains of military life, and peace t...

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What Iran Can Learn From Gwyneth Paltrow

What Iran Can Learn From Gwyneth Paltrow

I have some advice for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani about his conflicts with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.It comes from an unlikely source. Normally I might look to Samantha Power or Madeleine Albright or Hillary Clinton for foreign po...

It’s time for Iran’s President Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to take a page from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin — and “consciously uncouple.”

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Protect Immigrant Women Facing Abuse

Protect Immigrant Women Facing Abuse

I am a survivor of domestic violence, and I am an immigrant. My husband used my immigration status to threaten me for over twelve years.I came to this country from Mexico in 1995 because my husband told me that I had to come with him. If I refused...

President Obama should take action now, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to protect immigrant women who are victims of domestic abuse from becoming victims of the immigratio...

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Lone Star Leaders

Lone Star Leaders

America’s seventh largest city was the site of the latest meeting of Women in the World. A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event. “Your hearts are big, your wits ar...

Tina Brown’s signature event traveled to Texas to take on issues as vast as the Lone Star State: Ebola, honor killings, reproductive rights, the strains of military life, and peace t...

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Live From Texas: Women in the World!

Live From Texas: Women in the World!

America’s seventh largest city was the site of the latest meeting of Women in the World. A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event. “Your hearts are big, your wi...

Tina Brown’s signature event traveled to Texas to take on the issues important to women around the globe. From Ebola to immigration, from honor killing to the strains of military lif...

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Photos: Women in the World Texas

Photos: Women in the World Texas

America’s seventh largest city is the site of the latest meeting of Women in the World. View images from the event.

America’s seventh largest city is the site of the latest meeting of Women in the World. View images from the event.

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A Formula for Success

A Formula for Success

Lynn McBee, CEO of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network, says the seven campuses in the foundation’s system have found much success in their mission to educate young women. The foundation partners with independent school districts to create all-g...

With 4,100 students in seven schools across the state, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network — a beneficiary of Women in the World Texas — is demonstrating the effectiveness of singl...

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Live From Texas: Women in the World!

Live From Texas: Women in the World!

America’s seventh largest city was the site of the latest meeting of Women in the World. A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event. “Your hearts are big, your wi...

Tina Brown’s signature event traveled to Texas to take on the issues important to women around the globe. From Ebola to immigration, from honor killing to the strains of military lif...

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Books

Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

The longest novels, the shortest stories, the number of kisses in Jane Austen’s novels—the wizards at Cartridge Discount have counted so you don’t have to. So here’s literature by th...

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  • Was This Reporter Too Rightwing for CBS?

    Was This Reporter Too Rightwing for CBS?

    Officially, CBS News has zero to say about veteran CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson and her soon-to-be-released memoir, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Wash...

    A much-praised and award-winning journalist resigns amid rumors her allegedly right-wing politics were getting in the way of her reporting. Now Sharyl Attkisson prepares to have her ...

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Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler wants Sheryl Sandberg to sit back. Lean Out, she jokes, in her memoir Yes, Please, will be the title of her next book, co-written with the Facebook COO author of the women-in-the-workplace manifesto Lean In. The title, one of many Poeh...

Think of Poehler as the ‘anti-Sheryl Sandberg’—a high-profile female whose witty, breezy new memoir argues that obsessing over your career may not be the path to happiness.

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Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

A few years ago, in my hometown of Toronto, a debate took place between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair about whether or not religion was a force for good in the world. It promised to be a rousing clash, between one of the English-speaking wor...

Karen Armstrong’s ‘Fields of Blood’ eviscerates the notion that religion is behind most of the world’s violence and oppression.

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128 Years Old and Still a Looker

128 Years Old and Still a Looker

One hundred and twenty eight years ago today, New Yorkers gathered as one for a city-wide party. Hordes of celebrants, swept by rain, surged over the five-year-old Brooklyn Bridge. They positioned themselves along the window ledges of Fifth Avenue...

When she was unveiled 128 years ago today, Lady Liberty was the tallest structure in New York City. She lost that claim long ago, but her symbolic importance has only grown.

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Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler wants Sheryl Sandberg to sit back. Lean Out, she jokes, in her memoir Yes, Please, will be the title of her next book, co-written with the Facebook COO author of the women-in-the-workplace manifesto Lean In. The title, one of many Poeh...

Think of Poehler as the ‘anti-Sheryl Sandberg’—a high-profile female whose witty, breezy new memoir argues that obsessing over your career may not be the path to happiness.

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Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt

Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt

The cigar-chomping, one-of-a-kind visage of Ron Perlman has enthralled audiences since his film debut in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Quest for Fire in 1981. Perlman would go on to win a Golden Globe for his performance opposite Linda Hamilton in Beauty ...

In his memoir, actor Ron Perlman opens up about his attempted suicide, life as a fat kid, and coming to dislike his ‘Sons of Anarchy’ character.

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This Week’s Hot Reads

This Week’s Hot Reads

Ready to Burst by Frankétienne (trans. Kaiama L. Glover)“Every day, I employ the dialect of untamed hurricanes. I speak the madness of opposing winds. Every evening, I use the patois of furious rains. I speak the rage of overflowing waters. Every...

A whirlwind of a book from the master of Haitian letters, an account from the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and the favorites of an editor at France’s most impressive publishing house.

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In Chile, Poetry Outlives the Dictators

In Chile, Poetry Outlives the Dictators

In Santiago, Chile, last week, a longtime bodyguard of former dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested and charged with the kidnapping and murder of 13 people. Cristián Labbé was among the last of the vocal supporters of the Pinochet regime, and hum...

Memories of the dictator Pinochet’s murderous barbarism linger still in Chile, but the poems of Pinochet’s enemy Pablo Neruda lives like it was written yesterday.

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Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt

Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt

The cigar-chomping, one-of-a-kind visage of Ron Perlman has enthralled audiences since his film debut in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Quest for Fire in 1981. Perlman would go on to win a Golden Globe for his performance opposite Linda Hamilton in Beauty ...

In his memoir, actor Ron Perlman opens up about his attempted suicide, life as a fat kid, and coming to dislike his ‘Sons of Anarchy’ character.

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