Politics

Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

When Rand Paul is the most prominent voice for peace on a polarizing issue, you know something strange is happening to America.Who would have expected a political furor to erupt around a single Nevada rancher? But Cliven Bundy is exactly the sort ...

The Nevada rancher’s escalating standoff with the feds raises a worrisome question: Can Americans’ relationship with their government—and each other—be saved?

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Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election

Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election

Nick Rahall has been representing the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia since 1977 but he might not for much longer.The 19-term Democratic incumbent, who chaired the House National Resources Committee from 2007-2011 and would be in l...

After 38 years in Congress, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) is facing his toughest race yet and could join a number of longtime members in leaving Congress next year.

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Vote for Me, Win a Free Car

Vote for Me, Win a Free Car

The "blow your balls off” candidate is back with another campaign commercial, called “#winaDINO" Bob Quast, 44, is a long-shot primary candidate for the U.S. Senate from Iowa. According to LinkedIn, he is also president of Custom Limousi...

Long-shot Bob Quast will do almost anything to win the Democratic nomination.

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Krugman Is a Steal at $225K

Krugman Is a Steal at $225K

When I first read those articles Wednesday about Paul Krugman’s new City University of New York salary, I didn’t even understand what the “story” was supposed to be. I don’t mind admitting that I had to have it explained to me that the $225,000 fi...

The only thing hypocritical about acclaimed economist Paul Krugman’s CUNY salary is the right-wingers suddenly begrudging someone his free-market value.

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Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election

Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election

Nick Rahall has been representing the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia since 1977 but he might not for much longer.The 19-term Democratic incumbent, who chaired the House National Resources Committee from 2007-2011 and would be in l...

After 38 years in Congress, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) is facing his toughest race yet and could join a number of longtime members in leaving Congress next year.

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The Book Tour Hillary Should Fear

The Book Tour Hillary Should Fear

Elizabeth Warren is not running for president. This we know, not just because she said so at a press conference in December (It’s hard to get much more definitive than “I’m not running for president and I plan to serve out my term”) but because sh...

When Elizabeth Warren hits the road to promote her memoir, the senator likely will draw a critical group of Democrats that the front-runner has had trouble connecting with before.

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How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

How the Pope Is Remaking the GOP

When Jeb Bush stepped up this month to declare illegal immigration “an act of love,” he provoked precisely the conservative pile-on you’d expect. The right’s favorite crabby uncle, Charles Krauthammer, dourly pronounced the comments “bizarre.” Rep...

The wildly popular Francis is offering cover for a few Republicans, including Jeb Bush, to start speaking out in favor of some deeply unpopular issues within the party.

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Is Iowa’s Guv the Next Christie?

Is Iowa’s Guv the Next Christie?

Terry Branstad is a political Goliath. The five-term Iowa governor has been the dominant figure in the Hawkeye State’s politics for decades. Branstad has never lost an election and is perhaps the longest-serving governor in American history. But a...

Terry Branstad is a GOP kingmaker who could lose his bid for a sixth term thanks to scandal upon scandal.

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The Book Tour Hillary Should Fear

The Book Tour Hillary Should Fear

Elizabeth Warren is not running for president. This we know, not just because she said so at a press conference in December (It’s hard to get much more definitive than “I’m not running for president and I plan to serve out my term”) but because sh...

When Elizabeth Warren hits the road to promote her memoir, the senator likely will draw a critical group of Democrats that the front-runner has had trouble connecting with before.

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Entertainment

How Hollywood Pirates Anime

How Hollywood Pirates Anime

If you thought Spirited Away was as psychedelic and mentally stimulating as Japanese animation gets you’ve been missing something Hollywood has known for ages. Or so the plots of blockbuster sci-fi would seem to suggest: in the recently Christophe...

Transcendence’s tale about cybernetic potentiality is ingenious, but it was also done 16 years ago. Hollywood has been borrowing liberally from Japan’s anime and manga past.

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Beck’s Musical Time Machine

Beck’s Musical Time Machine

“These lights and this stage are giving me flashbacks to open-mic nights in, like, 1988. Just so you know what’s going on up here.”Once upon a time—in, like, 1988—Beck Hansen actually played open-mic nights. Tiny stages. Sweaty spotlights. Intimat...

Perhaps we’ve been undervaluing the very thing that made Beck such an exciting artist in the first place: his genre-defying sense of absurd, spontaneous fun.

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The Search for General Tso

The Search for General Tso

It’s a taste both foreign, and familiar. Chicken is diced into square inches, marinated, and deep-fried in a wok, followed by a quick toss in brown sauce. The sauce is a mélange of flavors—tangy, salty, and sweet—lathered on a crisp shell encasing...

A new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival explores how and why General Tso’s chicken became a cultural touchstone.

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How Hollywood Pirates Anime

How Hollywood Pirates Anime

If you thought Spirited Away was as psychedelic and mentally stimulating as Japanese animation gets you’ve been missing something Hollywood has known for ages. Or so the plots of blockbuster sci-fi would seem to suggest: in the recently Christophe...

Transcendence’s tale about cybernetic potentiality is ingenious, but it was also done 16 years ago. Hollywood has been borrowing liberally from Japan’s anime and manga past.

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Millennials and the American City

Millennials and the American City

“What are you going to do after you graduate?” was a question I grew to loathe during my senior at Stanford University. The pressure was immense as I was fully expected to add another prestigious institution to my resume, whether a high-profile co...

Michael Tubbs, a 23-year-old councilmember in Stockton, California, and the star of the documentary ‘True Son,’ says that now is the time for young people to engineer social change.

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The World’s Master Art Forger

The World’s Master Art Forger

As a self-proclaimed “philanthropist,” Father Arthur Scott has donated hundreds of notable artworks to museums all across the country. Institutions like the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have acc...

The Tribeca Film Fest flick ‘Art and Craft’ paints a crazy picture of a man obsessed with re-creating and donating famous works—and fooling many in the process.

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World News

Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

KIEV, Ukraine—Since the Ukrainian army is not proving very effective against pro-Russian commandos in the East of the country, a prominent oligarch has adopted a strategy from the Wild West. He’s putting out “wanted” notices and offering cash rewa...

An oligarch hopes that offering rewards for captured Russians will motivate the public and the troops, but so far all he’s inspired is cynical—and desperate—laughter.

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Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You

Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You

This story has been updated to reflect comments from Edward Snowden's American lawyer and Snowden's op-ed published on Friday. Vladimir Putin just trolled President Barack Obama and the entire U.S. intelligence community. He trolled them...

In a staged encounter on Russian television, the NSA whistleblower asks Putin if the Kremlin’s surveillance is as bad as Washington’s. Putin, lying with a smile, says no.

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Portrait of a Roman Crackdown

Portrait of a Roman Crackdown

Last weekend, demonstrators took to the streets of Italy's capital to protest against government-imposed austerity measures. In this episode of 'Darkroom,' we dive into a stark picture of the ensuing violence.

A shocking picture from police-protestor clashes.

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MLB’s Next Giant Headache: Cuba

MLB’s Next Giant Headache: Cuba

Flashy, super-talented, and more than just a little mysterious, the latest wave of Cuban League refugees have become just about the hottest story on the big-league baseball scene in recent seasons. These high-profile “defectors” from Castro’s “evi...

The baseball world has been stunned by reports the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig was smuggled from his homeland by a drug cartel, and a Miami gangster allegedly now owns 20% of his contract.

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Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You

Sorry, Snowden: Putin Lied to You

This story has been updated to reflect comments from Edward Snowden's American lawyer and Snowden's op-ed published on Friday. Vladimir Putin just trolled President Barack Obama and the entire U.S. intelligence community. He trolled them...

In a staged encounter on Russian television, the NSA whistleblower asks Putin if the Kremlin’s surveillance is as bad as Washington’s. Putin, lying with a smile, says no.

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Nicaragua Waits for ‘The Big One’

Nicaragua Waits for ‘The Big One’

MANAGUA, Nicaragua—It’s been a week since a major quake hit Nicaragua—a week of many, many smaller quakes and shocks and tremors, and everybody wondering if “The Big One” is on its way.In the wider world, because the death toll was mercifully low—...

People have been sleeping in the streets and in their yards for a week thanks to some major earthquakes and some political hype by the Sandinistas.

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Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies

Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally...

Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence bosses spooked.

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Pistorius’s Star Witness Disaster

Pistorius’s Star Witness Disaster

Those working on the Oscar Pistorius murder case will get a well-deserved two-week respite from all things Oscar as the trial picks up again on May 5—and no one is more happy about the early adjournment than the defense’s most recent witness, Roge...

On the case’s final day before a two-week break, the defense’s most recent witness was ripped apart by prosecutors, who seriously questioned his credibility.

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Nicaragua Waits for ‘The Big One’

Nicaragua Waits for ‘The Big One’

MANAGUA, Nicaragua—It’s been a week since a major quake hit Nicaragua—a week of many, many smaller quakes and shocks and tremors, and everybody wondering if “The Big One” is on its way.In the wider world, because the death toll was mercifully low—...

People have been sleeping in the streets and in their yards for a week thanks to some major earthquakes and some political hype by the Sandinistas.

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Tech + Health

Hollywood’s Worst Medical Errors

Hollywood’s Worst Medical Errors

Oh, “Scandal,” you frothy mess of a show. Between your increasingly despicable characters and your ludicrous, often contradictory plotlines, I don’t know why I watch you. (That is not technically true. I watch you because my husband makes me.) Tha...

From doctors doing surgery without masks on to Wolverine’s true love dying via diuretic, TV and film are full of medical errors.

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‘Parent Martyr’ Must Die

‘Parent Martyr’ Must Die

You’ve probably seen this viral ad posted on one of your friends’ Facebook feeds. Maybe you even shared it on yours. It announces itself as a hoax wherein the perpetrators have convinced some poor saps that they are participating in a job intervie...

Did you see that “world’s toughest job” video that went viral? Yeah, it’s a bunch of bull.

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When Mothers Kill

When Mothers Kill

The mug shots have gone viral: wide-eyed, scared-looking Megan Huntsman, 39. The speculation is rife: how could this 39-year-old from Pleasant Grove, Utah, have allegedly killed six of her babies soon after their birth without anyone noticing she ...

The case of Megan Huntsman, a Utah mother who killed six of her babies and hid the bodies in a garage, isn’t the first of its kind. What happens in a mother’s brain to make her do su...

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Dude, Weed Won’t Rot Your Brain

Dude, Weed Won’t Rot Your Brain

All across the Internet, headlines are screaming Buzzkill and Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove that casual marijuana use is bad for your brain.In order to ...

Can casual marijuana use damage the brains of young adults? A new study says yes—but its participants suggest otherwise.

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‘Parent Martyr’ Must Die

‘Parent Martyr’ Must Die

You’ve probably seen this viral ad posted on one of your friends’ Facebook feeds. Maybe you even shared it on yours. It announces itself as a hoax wherein the perpetrators have convinced some poor saps that they are participating in a job intervie...

Did you see that “world’s toughest job” video that went viral? Yeah, it’s a bunch of bull.

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A Prenup for Digital Privacy

A Prenup for Digital Privacy

The breakup, makeup, and alleged breakup again of figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, has captivated media and skating fans alike. The flamboyance Weir has long brought to his performances on the ice colored this story as we...

Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.

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Antidepressant-Autism Link

Antidepressant-Autism Link

It’s standard for doctors to tell pregnant women that to take care of their unborn children, they must take proper care of themselves. However, new evidence showing an association between selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRI) use during pregnancy ...

New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Just Plane Weird

Just Plane Weird

According to the latest news in aviation, the world of air travel has gone a little wonky. US Airways inadvertently tweeted an—ahem—racy photo involving a lady and a toy plane. A traveler attempted to jump from their flight midair while another sp...

From accidental plane porno to “prank” terrorism—this week’s slate of airline-related incidents suggests air travel has hit a new altitude of bizarre.

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A Prenup for Digital Privacy

A Prenup for Digital Privacy

The breakup, makeup, and alleged breakup again of figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, has captivated media and skating fans alike. The flamboyance Weir has long brought to his performances on the ice colored this story as we...

Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.

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Fashion

Designing the New Dior

Designing the New Dior

On Monday, April 9, 2012, Christian Dior announced the appointment of Belgian designer Raf Simons as creative director of his historic fashion house. Simons was an unexpected candidate to succeed the controversial John Galliano, who was fired from...

Two years ago, Raf Simons was an unexpected pick to take over the fashion house. A new documentary follows the creation of his first collection. Spoiler alert: It was a huge success.

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Happy 40th, Victoria Beckham!

Happy 40th, Victoria Beckham!

She’s the Spice Girl who made it really big—chart-topping success, reinvention as an internationally lauded fashion designer, marriage to a super-hot, brilliant footballer, beautiful kids, celebrity friends, glamor in spades, and smiling only by a...

She’s the Spice Girl who made it really big—chart-topping success, reinvention as an internationally lauded fashion designer, marriage to a super-hot, brilliant footballer, beautiful...

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Met Gala Gets Even More Exclusive

Met Gala Gets Even More Exclusive

Anna Wintour Wants "More Exclusivity" at Met Gala:  For this year’s Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit, high fashion and exclusivity is a top priority for Anna Wintour. Ticket prices were raised a staggering $10,000 from the $1...

And 'Elle' searches for a replacement for Joe Zee.

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

In 1951, model Betty Cornell penned a self-help book for young women struggling socially: Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide. Cornell provided insight on everything from wearing white pearls and girdles to the proper ways to fix one’s “figu...

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt from her hilarious and brave journey.

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Happy 40th, Victoria Beckham!

Happy 40th, Victoria Beckham!

She’s the Spice Girl who made it really big—chart-topping success, reinvention as an internationally lauded fashion designer, marriage to a super-hot, brilliant footballer, beautiful kids, celebrity friends, glamor in spades, and smiling only by a...

She’s the Spice Girl who made it really big—chart-topping success, reinvention as an internationally lauded fashion designer, marriage to a super-hot, brilliant footballer, beautiful...

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Unretouched Lady Gaga Photos Leak

Unretouched Lady Gaga Photos Leak

Unretouched Photos of Lady Gaga Leak: On Wednesday, feminist website Jezebel published unretouched photos from Lady Gaga’s Spring 2014 Versace campaign, which features the performer—who reportedly requests all paparazzi retouch her images before m...

And Prince William called Kate "a banana."

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The Glossy Mag Challenging Vogue

The Glossy Mag Challenging Vogue

When Net-a-Porter launched in 2000, the site changed the e-commerce business. Now it’s trying to revolutionize publishing with the launch of Porter, the ‘magazine of the future.’

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Eyerolling at ‘American Blogger’

Eyerolling at ‘American Blogger’

Most objects of Internet derision only remain interesting for a day or two, tops. The outrage and mockery come fast and furious, and then we move on to the next opportunity for cathartic Schadenfreude, satisfied that the perpetrators have been dul...

First-time filmmaker Chris Wiegand recently debuted the trailer of his documentary ‘American Blogger,” and was met with ridicule. (Rightly so.)

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Unretouched Lady Gaga Photos Leak

Unretouched Lady Gaga Photos Leak

Unretouched Photos of Lady Gaga Leak: On Wednesday, feminist website Jezebel published unretouched photos from Lady Gaga’s Spring 2014 Versace campaign, which features the performer—who reportedly requests all paparazzi retouch her images before m...

And Prince William called Kate "a banana."

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Great Escapes

For Sale: The Scariest Island Ever

For Sale: The Scariest Island Ever

How much is a little piece of Hell worth? We might just find out on May 7, when bidding opens for the Venetian Isola di Poveglia, arguably the most haunted island in the world. The 17-acre parcel of land, which has been abandoned since 1979 when t...

One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories—piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane. And now, for a price, it can be yours.

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  • The World’s Master Art Forger

    The World’s Master Art Forger

    As a self-proclaimed “philanthropist,” Father Arthur Scott has donated hundreds of notable artworks to museums all across the country. Institutions like the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have acc...

    The Tribeca Film Fest flick ‘Art and Craft’ paints a crazy picture of a man obsessed with re-creating and donating famous works—and fooling many in the process.

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OMG, I Want This House

OMG, I Want This House

The Lakes by yoo is a 167-unit luxury community in the Cotswolds with an emphasis on the natural surroundings, including huts for chickens and vegetable gardens.

The Lakes by yoo is a 167-unit luxury community in the Cotswolds with an emphasis on the natural surroundings, including huts for chickens and vegetable gardens.

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Food from Your Favorite Books

Food from Your Favorite Books

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic dishes, served with a side of literature.

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic dishes, served with a side of literatu...

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The Search for General Tso

The Search for General Tso

It’s a taste both foreign, and familiar. Chicken is diced into square inches, marinated, and deep-fried in a wok, followed by a quick toss in brown sauce. The sauce is a mélange of flavors—tangy, salty, and sweet—lathered on a crisp shell encasing...

A new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival explores how and why General Tso’s chicken became a cultural touchstone.

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OMG, I Want This House

OMG, I Want This House

The Lakes by yoo is a 167-unit luxury community in the Cotswolds with an emphasis on the natural surroundings, including huts for chickens and vegetable gardens.

The Lakes by yoo is a 167-unit luxury community in the Cotswolds with an emphasis on the natural surroundings, including huts for chickens and vegetable gardens.

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Pharrell to Curate Parisian Art...

Pharrell to Curate Parisian Art...

Dedicated to “strong, free women,” an upcoming exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin’s third Parisian outpost has enlisted a very happy guest curator—singer Pharrell Williams. After successfully organizing last year’s “This Is Not A Toy” exhibition a...

Organizes feminist show at Galerie Perrotin

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An Edward Hopper Novel?

An Edward Hopper Novel?

Have you ever found yourself staring at a painting, building in your mind a world of people, events, and emotions captured in that moment?All this month two authors have been taking that daydreaming tendency to a new new level by serially publishi...

Two authors inspired by a Hopper painting are writing a serial story and posting new additions online throughout the month of April.

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Homoerotic Art Goes Postal

Homoerotic Art Goes Postal

Finland’s postal service is celebrating homoerotic art. Their most recent commemorative stamp design will present a bevy of barely dressed and leather-clad muscle men based on 33 different works by the Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, commonly know...

Finland Postal Service introduces new stamps.

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Pharrell to Curate Parisian Art...

Pharrell to Curate Parisian Art...

Dedicated to “strong, free women,” an upcoming exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin’s third Parisian outpost has enlisted a very happy guest curator—singer Pharrell Williams. After successfully organizing last year’s “This Is Not A Toy” exhibition a...

Organizes feminist show at Galerie Perrotin

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Women

Who needs equality?

Who needs equality?

She boldly led the fight against the Equal Rights Amendment and now she’s leading the fight against equal pay. Ladies, if you want a knight in shining armor to save you from yourselves, take a tip from Phyllis Schlafly. The founder of the Eagle Fo...

The infamous women's "advocate" Phyllis Schlafly is once again standing against women.

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  • Best ‘Scandal’ Episode Yet

    Best ‘Scandal’ Episode Yet

    “My mother blew up the church that almost cost you the presidency.”Guys, this show. This exhausting, out-of-its-mind, gloriously brave show, which dares to serve up lines like that with a straight face, like it’s not off its damn rocker. Lines tha...

    The ‘Scandal’ finale was a non-stop onslaught of twists and turns and utter insanity. It was also the show's most exciting, craziest episode to date. [WARNING: SPOILERS]

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Career + Family = Solved?

Career + Family = Solved?

The cover of Bloomberg Businessweek declares “Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career.” It is not breaking news that women who postponed having children have a harder time conceiving: the National Survey of Family Growth shows that among women 40 to 44...

Egg freezing seems to offer the possibility of having it all, but the odds are still only one in five.

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A Prenup for Digital Privacy

A Prenup for Digital Privacy

The breakup, makeup, and alleged breakup again of figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, has captivated media and skating fans alike. The flamboyance Weir has long brought to his performances on the ice colored this story as we...

Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

In 1951, model Betty Cornell penned a self-help book for young women struggling socially: Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide. Cornell provided insight on everything from wearing white pearls and girdles to the proper ways to fix one’s “figu...

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt from her hilarious and brave journey.

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Career + Family = Solved?

Career + Family = Solved?

The cover of Bloomberg Businessweek declares “Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career.” It is not breaking news that women who postponed having children have a harder time conceiving: the National Survey of Family Growth shows that among women 40 to 44...

Egg freezing seems to offer the possibility of having it all, but the odds are still only one in five.

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Antidepressant-Autism Link

Antidepressant-Autism Link

It’s standard for doctors to tell pregnant women that to take care of their unborn children, they must take proper care of themselves. However, new evidence showing an association between selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRI) use during pregnancy ...

New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred of Girls

Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred of Girls

The numbers were shocking: “Nigerian Unrest: Gunmen abduct ‘about 100 schoolgirls’” headlined the BBC after guerrillas believed to belong to the al Qaeda-allied group Boko Haram attacked a boarding school late Monday in the Nigerian state of Borno...

The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls’ education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won’t be the last.

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TV Anchor: 'Why I Called Foul'

TV Anchor: 'Why I Called Foul'

There’s a rule on live TV: the longer you do it, the closer you creep to the inevitable moment when you say something stupid. As the co-host of my own show on Bloomberg TV, Market Makers,  I rarely make it through a week without a slip-up. The oth...

When Bloomberg anchor Stephanie Ruhle was teased by a male guest, she called him out on live television. Here’s why.

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Antidepressant-Autism Link

Antidepressant-Autism Link

It’s standard for doctors to tell pregnant women that to take care of their unborn children, they must take proper care of themselves. However, new evidence showing an association between selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRI) use during pregnancy ...

New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Books

Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Holly Peterson’s life is an urban safari—she’s constantly observing (and then writing it all down), whether it’s how the machers of New York operate, something she gets to see firsthand power lunching with her father, Peter Peterson, founder of th...

Holly Peterson cast a cold eye on the Park Avenue set in her bestselling novel ‘The Manny.’ Now she’s taken on publishing’s meritocratic strivers. And she’s just as frank face to face.

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When TB Was a Death Sentence

When TB Was a Death Sentence

On a brisk spring evening in March 1882, Robert Koch walked into the library at the University of Berlin, and prepared to change the course of medicine for all time.There were about 100 men gathered in the room, the greatest scientists in Germany....

Dr. Robert Koch’s celebrated discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium was the first step in taming a ferocious killer. An excerpt from Thomas Goetz’s ‘The Remedy,’ about the quest for...

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Food from Your Favorite Books

Food from Your Favorite Books

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic dishes, served with a side of literature.

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic dishes, served with a side of literatu...

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Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Holly Peterson’s life is an urban safari—she’s constantly observing (and then writing it all down), whether it’s how the machers of New York operate, something she gets to see firsthand power lunching with her father, Peter Peterson, founder of th...

Holly Peterson cast a cold eye on the Park Avenue set in her bestselling novel ‘The Manny.’ Now she’s taken on publishing’s meritocratic strivers. And she’s just as frank face to face.

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Was There Really An Empty Tomb?

Was There Really An Empty Tomb?

The discovery of the empty tomb presupposes that there was a tomb in the first place, and that it was known, and of course that it was discovered. But if serious doubt is cast on whether there ever was a tomb, then the accounts of its discovery ar...

What makes Jesus different from the prophets of the world’s other great religions? The claim that he rose from the dead and left behind an empty tomb. But how much do we know about it?

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The Week’s Best Longreads

The Week’s Best Longreads

The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie John Jeremiah Sullivan, The New York Times Magazine On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.Yasiel Puig’s Untold Journey to the Dodgers Jesse Katz, Los Ang...

From the hunt for musicians who disappeared without a trace to a baseball player’s secret escape from Cuba, the Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

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