Politics

How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

I have to give the Republicans credit for one thing in this election cycle. They’ve been able to keep their crazies quiet. But the big question is: Will some GOP crazy talk seep out between now November 4? In the words of Sarah Palin, I’d have to ...

No Todd Akins or Richard Mourdocks so far this year. But there’s still time—and here are some candidates who might slip.

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Binge Watching Putin Propaganda

Binge Watching Putin Propaganda

I’m glad to have the Russians back as enemies. No one else will really do as America’s geo-political opponent.Fighting Islamic extremists is like battling self-destructive, insane, violent homeless people. It’s all well and good to snap them with ...

P.J. O’Rourke delves into RT, the Kremlin-backed American basic cable “news” network, and finds its bizarre, amateurish, far-left programming is good for at least one thing.

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Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS

Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS

Erik Prince has a message for ISIS: You’re lucky Blackwater is gone.On Friday night, the controversial founder of the private military company had plenty to say about what the organization he once ran could be doing in the fight against the so-cal...

Erik Prince says his old private army could have dealt with the Islamic State militants on their own—and that Republicans need to start fighting ‘like we pay them to.’

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How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

I have to give the Republicans credit for one thing in this election cycle. They’ve been able to keep their crazies quiet. But the big question is: Will some GOP crazy talk seep out between now November 4? In the words of Sarah Palin, I’d have to ...

No Todd Akins or Richard Mourdocks so far this year. But there’s still time—and here are some candidates who might slip.

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Clinton Wants a ‘Fair Shot’ for Women

Clinton Wants a ‘Fair Shot’ for Women

A hush fell over the room as some of the most powerful women in the Democratic Party took their seats on a panel to discuss women’s economic security. Hillary Clinton, presidential candidate in waiting and first among equals, sketched out the chal...

As Hillary Clinton spoke about women’s economic issues at a liberal think tank, you could practically hear her campaign taking shape.

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The GOP Can Always Get Worse -- and Will

The GOP Can Always Get Worse -- and Will

The GOP’s metamorphosis from what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal once called the stupid party into a party that is both stupid and useless is almost complete.Between Wednesday’s votes in favor of bills that put federal spending on autopilot through D...

From a new war in the Middle East to the reauthorization of a corrupt government programs, Republicans always find a way to disappoint everyone.

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Entertainment

More Celebrity Nudes Invade Internet

More Celebrity Nudes Invade Internet

Another day, another unfortunate cache of nude photos and videos of celebrities—presumably hacked—finds its way onto the creepy depths of the Internet.Yes, just as the proverbial dust had settled on the first ugly display of what Internet trolls h...

The gross invasion of celebrity privacy continues, as delusional online pervs claim that these presumably hacked photos are “good” for their targets. When will it stop?

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It's Easy To Blame 'Football Culture'

It's Easy To Blame 'Football Culture'

Today, a 20-year-old man will be punished for shouting an obscene and offensive comment at his university’s student union. More specifically, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will watch Saturday’s football showdown between FSU and Clemson ...

Jameis Winston will sit on the sidelines Saturday, a light punishment from the incompetent institution that once failed to investigate sexual assault allegations against him.

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Morgan Freeman Gently Slapped My Face

Morgan Freeman Gently Slapped My Face

On Thursday, Oscar winner Morgan Freeman came to Washington, DC, for a red-carpet screening of Madam Secretary, the new CBS dramatic series he’s producing about a Secretary of State played by Téa Leoni. The premiere was held at the US Institute of...

The legendary actor and ‘Madam Secretary’ producer insists his show has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton.

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We Have Reached Booty Exhaustion

We Have Reached Booty Exhaustion

“Prepare audience for maximum impact,” Jennifer Lopez teases, or maybe warns, before leaning over and bouncing her bottom for the next four minutes and 17 seconds in the music video for “Booty.” J. Lo, girl, we’re prepared. In fact, we’re desensit...

Another day, another butt. Well, another dozen or so of them. Jennifer Lopez’s new music video may be the last straw: we have reached booty exhaustion.

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It's Easy To Blame 'Football Culture'

It's Easy To Blame 'Football Culture'

Today, a 20-year-old man will be punished for shouting an obscene and offensive comment at his university’s student union. More specifically, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will watch Saturday’s football showdown between FSU and Clemson ...

Jameis Winston will sit on the sidelines Saturday, a light punishment from the incompetent institution that once failed to investigate sexual assault allegations against him.

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Viral Vid: iPhone 6 Gets Dropped On TV

Viral Vid: iPhone 6 Gets Dropped On TV

It’s an exciting day for fans of little-known tech startup Apple, Inc. Today, the people that brought you the personal computer, the first mp3 player and a watch that tells you when it’s raining proudly introduce the iPhone 6. For just $200 with a...

Apple's new-age packaging gives this poor Aussie nightmares

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Daryl and Carol Reunite At Last

Daryl and Carol Reunite At Last

It’s hunt or be hunted in a new, exclusive teaser trailer for season five of The Walking Dead. Rick and company are out of the boxcar inside Terminus, the “sanctuary for all” which may or may not be filled with cannibals. Everyone’s favorite non-c...

In this exclusive teaser trailer for season five of The Walking Dead, Daryl and Carol are together again, along with the rest of their friends inside Terminus. This means war.

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Our Trip to The Climate War's Front Line

Our Trip to The Climate War's Front Line

Even before there was a script for my last film, Noah, I was interested in the environmental message in scripture. Man and woman are kicked out of paradise; 10 generations later the land is so filled with violence that God destroys Creation in ord...

Darren Aronofsky and Leonardo DiCaprio went to the Canadian tar sand deposits, which exist under an area of forest and wetland the size of Florida. Until the drilling gets there.

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Viral Vid: iPhone 6 Gets Dropped On TV

Viral Vid: iPhone 6 Gets Dropped On TV

It’s an exciting day for fans of little-known tech startup Apple, Inc. Today, the people that brought you the personal computer, the first mp3 player and a watch that tells you when it’s raining proudly introduce the iPhone 6. For just $200 with a...

Apple's new-age packaging gives this poor Aussie nightmares

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World News

Ayatollah Khamenei’s Cancer Scare

Ayatollah Khamenei’s Cancer Scare

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 75, was hospitalized for a week earlier this month following prostate surgery, and inevitably rumors surfaced that he has cancer (which may be true) and is dying (which may not be). What is certain is ...

At a critical moment in nuclear negotiations and the widening war against ISIS, the health of Iran’s supreme leader could throw another wild card into the mix.

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White House Invents Qaeda-ISIS Alliance

White House Invents Qaeda-ISIS Alliance

The White House and senior members of the Obama administration have been trying to convince Congress all week that, legally speaking, there’s no difference between ISIS and al Qaeda. But at the same time—and, often, in the very same classified bri...

Obama is trying to argue the group is the “true inheritor of bin Laden” in order to legally justify the war. Just don't tell al Qaeda, which booted ISIS in February.

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The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

This week, the White House announced its intentions to deploy 3,000 troops and spend about $500 million to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in Liberia. The news comes amid reports that the suspected infection rate and death toll in that country...

A glimpse into the dangerous job of U.S. troops going to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa from a former soldier with experience in military disaster relief operations.

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The Ukrainian President’s Wingnuts

The Ukrainian President’s Wingnuts

MOSCOW — You couldn't say Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko understated the Russian threat when he addressed the U.S. Congress on Thursday.“If they are not stopped now, they will cross European borders and spread throughout the globe,” he ...

Activists and opponents warn that Poroshenko’s embrace of ultra-rightists plays into the hands of Vladimir Putin.

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White House Invents Qaeda-ISIS Alliance

White House Invents Qaeda-ISIS Alliance

The White House and senior members of the Obama administration have been trying to convince Congress all week that, legally speaking, there’s no difference between ISIS and al Qaeda. But at the same time—and, often, in the very same classified bri...

Obama is trying to argue the group is the “true inheritor of bin Laden” in order to legally justify the war. Just don't tell al Qaeda, which booted ISIS in February.

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Turkey’s Refuge for ‘Terrorists’

Turkey’s Refuge for ‘Terrorists’

ISTANBUL, Turkey — As the United States tries to cobble together a regional alliance capable of containing and eventually crushing the self-styled jihadist caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the behavior of NATO member Turkey is increasingly problematic...

The Turkish government is increasingly at odds with the United States and its Arab allies in the anti-ISIS coalition.

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How Scotland Saved The U.K.

How Scotland Saved The U.K.

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The silent majority of Scots hailing from the Highlands, the islands, and the industrial heartlands rose up in record numbers on Thursday to put an end to the brash and noisy campaign for Scottish independence.To walk through...

Record numbers of Scottish voters shot down an audacious bid to break their 300-year union with the England.

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Reporters Under Attack in Russia

Reporters Under Attack in Russia

MOSCOW, Russia — For a while it looked like just another day of reporting. The BBC television crew interviewed Konstantin Kuzmin’s family in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan about the last day they saw him at home. The correspondent, Steven ...

The attack on a BBC TV crew underscores the threat that all journalists face.

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Turkey’s Refuge for ‘Terrorists’

Turkey’s Refuge for ‘Terrorists’

ISTANBUL, Turkey — As the United States tries to cobble together a regional alliance capable of containing and eventually crushing the self-styled jihadist caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the behavior of NATO member Turkey is increasingly problematic...

The Turkish government is increasingly at odds with the United States and its Arab allies in the anti-ISIS coalition.

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U.S. News

On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters

On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters

On Thursday, the CIA declassified hundreds of files from its in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, after a successful Freedom of Information Act request from a former employee, resulting in a bonanza of fascinating, intriguing and downright w...

With the recent declassification of hundreds of CIA case files, some strange tales of history have come to light.

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When Brooklyn Was Brooklyn

When Brooklyn Was Brooklyn

Michael Daly is a veteran of the New York Daily News and has lived in Brooklyn all his life. Here are three stories from the borough’s old days, told by a native son.

Michael Daly, lifetime Brooklynite, on the borough he calls home.

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Don't Blame The NFL, Blame The Courts

Don't Blame The NFL, Blame The Courts

When the indescribably disturbing video of Ray Rice punching his wife and knocking her to the floor went public, much outrage was directed towards the NFL, and more specifically towards Commissioner Roger Goodell. TMZ focused on trying to prove th...

The public has slammed the NFL and universities for their weak response to domestic violence and sexual assault. Neither should be held the arbiter of justice.

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On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters

On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters

On Thursday, the CIA declassified hundreds of files from its in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, after a successful Freedom of Information Act request from a former employee, resulting in a bonanza of fascinating, intriguing and downright w...

With the recent declassification of hundreds of CIA case files, some strange tales of history have come to light.

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The Case of the Vanished UVA Student

The Case of the Vanished UVA Student

“You make things good, Hannah Graham. We want you back. Where are you?”Lani Galloway was speaking to the 6,000 attendees of a candlelight vigil Thursday night, but it was her missing friend she addressed as the search entered its sixth day. Eighte...

How did a normal Friday night with friends turn into 18-year-old second-year Hannah Graham running past a Shell station alone? Police have sketched her last known route.

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The ISIS Agent Next Door?

The ISIS Agent Next Door?

The City of Rochester inspector’s report on Halal MoJoe’s Famous Chicken and Pizza could have sent the owner into despair.“Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination...

He was the proprietor of a grimy chicken joint in Rochester, New York. But online, Mufid Elfgeeh could forget all that—and tweet about ‘the State’ and becoming an ‘individual wolf.’

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Tech + Health

Sperm Donors Want More Than Money

Sperm Donors Want More Than Money

In 1986, Richard Hatch, infamous villain and victor of CBS's inaugural season of Survivor, was a cash-strapped undergraduate at George Mason University in Virginia.He was looking for ways to fatten his slim income when he came across a local ...

Most people think of sperm donors as 20-somethings looking for a quick buck. But today’s donors want to know about their offspring, and even be involved in their lives.

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The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

This week, the White House announced its intentions to deploy 3,000 troops and spend about $500 million to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in Liberia. The news comes amid reports that the suspected infection rate and death toll in that country...

A glimpse into the dangerous job of U.S. troops going to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa from a former soldier with experience in military disaster relief operations.

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Can Carl Hiaasen Save Florida?

Can Carl Hiaasen Save Florida?

The mystery writer John D. MacDonald once crafted a pretty good rule of thumb to explain why environmentalists will never catch up to the developers in Florida.It works like this: You move to the Sunshine State and everything looks beautiful. That...

The Sunshine State’s best novelist’s new book contains no sex or swearing, so you know it’s a YA novel. But really, this great Hiaasen tale is fit for any audience.

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Ebola Nurse Pleads With UN: Help Us Now

Ebola Nurse Pleads With UN: Help Us Now

Leaders of the United Nations convened for an unprecedented hearing on Ebola Thursday afternoon, marking the first time in history the commission has called an emergency meeting on a global health issue.In opening remarks, Secretary General Ban Ki...

In a hearing with UN leaders do discuss Ebola, one health worker in West Africa begged the commission for help. “We have to turn people away and they are dying at our front gates,” h...

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The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

The Soldiers Who Fight Plagues

This week, the White House announced its intentions to deploy 3,000 troops and spend about $500 million to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in Liberia. The news comes amid reports that the suspected infection rate and death toll in that country...

A glimpse into the dangerous job of U.S. troops going to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa from a former soldier with experience in military disaster relief operations.

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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Leave it to Facebook to squander the good will it had generated in the LGBT community, and piss off everybody—all to make some money.Just a few months ago, Facebook earned kudos from both the gay establishment and grassroots trans, genderqueer, an...

Facebook’s policy requires users’ profiles to show their real, given names—not their chosen names. It’s a policy that unfairly targets drag queens and the LGBTQ community.

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Measles Vaxx Mix-Up Kills Syrian Kids

Measles Vaxx Mix-Up Kills Syrian Kids

Yet another tragedy has been reported this week, adding to the biblical sorrows already endured by the people of Syria. At least 15 children, and perhaps many more, have died after receiving an injection thought to be the measles vaccine.A prelimi...

An accidental mix-up of measles vaccine and a common muscle relaxer killed at least 15 Syrian children, and possibly many more.

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Why I Became an Ebola Vaccine Guinea Pig

Why I Became an Ebola Vaccine Guinea Pig

As the U.S. prepares to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to help fight the deadliest Ebola crisis on record—infecting nearly 5,000 people in West Africa and killing roughly half of them—the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NI...

Reddit user “Animostic_shep” says he’s the 13th person to receive a trial Ebola vaccine. The most enlightening moments from his AMA.

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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Leave it to Facebook to squander the good will it had generated in the LGBT community, and piss off everybody—all to make some money.Just a few months ago, Facebook earned kudos from both the gay establishment and grassroots trans, genderqueer, an...

Facebook’s policy requires users’ profiles to show their real, given names—not their chosen names. It’s a policy that unfairly targets drag queens and the LGBTQ community.

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The Domestic Violence Tipping Point

The Domestic Violence Tipping Point

In the two weeks since video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice knocking out his wife in a hotel elevator, the issue of domestic violence has come out of the shadows and forced the NFL—and the media—to address a number of uncomfortable tru...

A series of revelations in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal has led us to confront some uncomfortable truths about why women stay in abusive relationships.

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OMG, I Want This House

OMG, I Want This House

Vacation like a god in this home in Greece, where a pristine, snow white interior overlooks the bright blue sea. In this immaculate environment, may we suggest leaving the kids at home?

Vacation like a god in this home in Greece, where a pristine, snow white interior overlooks the bright blue sea. In this immaculate environment, may we suggest leaving the kids at home?

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Roger Goodell Mints a New NFL Disaster

Roger Goodell Mints a New NFL Disaster

Roger Goodell attempted to perform a miracle on national television Friday. Namely, he tried to fall on his sword without losing blood, sustaining a wound or suffering any pain.Instead, before an audience of millions--Goodell’s “mea culpa” news co...

If Roger Goodell’s aim was to show the NFL was taking the domestic violence scandals assailing the League seriously, he failed miserably.

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China Loses Top Tennis Star Li Na

China Loses Top Tennis Star Li Na

If there is one video to watch of Li Na, it’s her 2014 Australian Open winner’s speech, which is akin to her patented backhand: the best of the best.Thanking her support team, Li, a Grand Slam winner for the second time in her career, does her bes...

Arguably one of the most popular tennis players in the world, China’s Li Na helped bring the sport to Asia. Now, her sudden retirement has the country asking 'what's next?...

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OMG, I Want This House

OMG, I Want This House

Vacation like a god in this home in Greece, where a pristine, snow white interior overlooks the bright blue sea. In this immaculate environment, may we suggest leaving the kids at home?

Vacation like a god in this home in Greece, where a pristine, snow white interior overlooks the bright blue sea. In this immaculate environment, may we suggest leaving the kids at home?

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Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’

Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’

Maybe it’s the moment he dismembers a pumpkin with a flick-knife, or when he appears, pecs humpy and biceps firm, in a towel. Or maybe when he shoots and blows up his enemies en masse… but in the “insane” (his words) film The Guest, the actor Dan ...

From playing Matthew Crawley in “Downton Abbey’ to a buff lunatic in “The Guest,” Dan Stevens talks about Hollywood ambition, his sex-symbol rep, being adopted, and the “demon eyes...

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London Fashion Week’s Best Instagrams

London Fashion Week’s Best Instagrams

Models, designers, editors, and celebrities fled New York for the U.K. this week to see a fresh set of looks hit the runway at London Fashion Week. Here's a behind the scenes look.

Models, designers, editors, and celebrities fled New York for the U.K. this week to see a fresh set of looks hit the runway at London Fashion Week. Here's a behind the scenes look.

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Who’s Telling The Truth on Somaly Mam?

Who’s Telling The Truth on Somaly Mam?

This means war!        In the annals of pitched battles between rival media outlets, a brass-knuckled skirmish pitting Newsweek against Marie Claire seems especially unlikely.         Yet that is exactly what is happening, as the venerable newsmag...

First, “Newsweek” called the charismatic anti-sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam a fraud. Now “Marie Claire” says “Newsweek” is guilty of careless reporting.

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Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’

Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’

Maybe it’s the moment he dismembers a pumpkin with a flick-knife, or when he appears, pecs humpy and biceps firm, in a towel. Or maybe when he shoots and blows up his enemies en masse… but in the “insane” (his words) film The Guest, the actor Dan ...

From playing Matthew Crawley in “Downton Abbey’ to a buff lunatic in “The Guest,” Dan Stevens talks about Hollywood ambition, his sex-symbol rep, being adopted, and the “demon eyes...

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Women

Laurie Penny’s In-Your-Face Feminism

Laurie Penny’s In-Your-Face Feminism

When reigning pop queen Beyoncé Knowles stood, with the unshakeable self-assurance of a warrior, in front of a boldly lit, capital-lettered declaration of “FEMINIST” at the MTV Video Music Awards last month, the media responded with something approximating rapture. “The zeitgeist is irrefutably feminist: its name literally in bright lights,” wrote Jessica Valenti at The Guardian, while Amanda Marcotte at Slate argued that the singer had put paid to the idea that ...

Riding a new wave of feminism driven by an unlikely mix of commerce and online discourse, the British feminist doesn’t give a damn if you like her politics. She does want to make you...

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(Miss) American Values

(Miss) American Values

Hours after being crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev was called a “slut,” “bitch,” “bimbo,” “crazy,” “dumb” and “retarded” on social media.  What had this mind-bogglingly accomplished woman — Kazantsev, 23, speaks three languages, was a triple m...

After being crowned Miss America, the extremely accomplished Kira Kazantsev was heavily criticized by some on social media for her volunteer work with Planned Parenthood. Planned Par...

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The Disturbing Prison Rape Spike

The Disturbing Prison Rape Spike

Britain’s Ministry of Justice was left scrambling Monday following the release of a new report revealing the extent of sexual abuse in its correctional facilities. The independent investigation found that thousands of inmates across England and Wa...

While the U.K. government says sexual assault happens to fewer than 200 prisoners each year, a new report shows that figure is actually in the thousands.

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Clooney to Do ‘Downton Abbey’

Clooney to Do ‘Downton Abbey’

You might think that Downton Abbey has jumped the shark.George Clooney is not so sure.For The Sun is reporting this morning that the newly engaged Hollywood dreamboat is to make an appearance in a one-off Christmas special of the British costume d...

Clooney’s appearance comes after he became friends with Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Robert Grantham, during the filming of the movie ‘The Monuments Men.’

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(Miss) American Values

(Miss) American Values

Hours after being crowned Miss America, Kira Kazantsev was called a “slut,” “bitch,” “bimbo,” “crazy,” “dumb” and “retarded” on social media.  What had this mind-bogglingly accomplished woman — Kazantsev, 23, speaks three languages, was a triple m...

After being crowned Miss America, the extremely accomplished Kira Kazantsev was heavily criticized by some on social media for her volunteer work with Planned Parenthood. Planned Par...

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I Was Pregnant, He Hit Me. Why I Stayed.

I Was Pregnant, He Hit Me. Why I Stayed.

I was eight weeks pregnant with my second child when my husband hit me.To be fair, he told me that he would kill me while he throttled my neck, and once I broke free I tried desperately to fight back. Then he hit me. Open hand right across the fac...

Social media is ablaze over the Ray Rice video, wondering why his future wife stayed. For me, like thousands of other abused women, that answer isn’t an easy one.

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Male Birth Control—Without Condoms

Male Birth Control—Without Condoms

Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, just took one step closer to your vas deferens.According to a press release from the Parsemus Foundation, a not-for profit organization focused on developing low-cost medical approaches, Vasalgel ...

A reversible polymer that blocks sperm is about to enter human trials and will be available by 2017. How will rhetoric change when male bodies are responsible for birth control?

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Women, It’s Time to Reclaim Our Breasts

Women, It’s Time to Reclaim Our Breasts

Women have long been told to cover up their sexy parts, as the world ogles them, sometimes to aggressive extremes. When there is a personal violation as egregious and disturbing as the recent one against Jennifer Lawrence and several other female ...

Women, so long the focus of male sexual objectification, are keen to recast the standards, significance, and sexist humor about their chests.

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I Was Pregnant, He Hit Me. Why I Stayed.

I Was Pregnant, He Hit Me. Why I Stayed.

I was eight weeks pregnant with my second child when my husband hit me.To be fair, he told me that he would kill me while he throttled my neck, and once I broke free I tried desperately to fight back. Then he hit me. Open hand right across the fac...

Social media is ablaze over the Ray Rice video, wondering why his future wife stayed. For me, like thousands of other abused women, that answer isn’t an easy one.

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Books

Waking Up With a Strange Dog in My Room

Waking Up With a Strange Dog in My Room

In this week’s episode, our hero Pete Dexter tries to figure out how he forgot to have fun. Originally published in the Philadelphia Daily News on July 17, 1986, it is reprinted here with the author’s permission., please enjoy “Having Fun: One Thi...

Somewhere, somehow, the author Pete Dexter forgot how to have fun. If you find yourself in that fix, all you have to do is read this story.

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  • Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin

    Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin

    Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy is the story of a young, dedicated Mossad agent as told by Moti Kfir, the man who trained her, and Ram Oren, a journalist and author. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, they tell the sto...

    Israel tapped her to bring down the masterminds behind the 1972 Olympic massacre. Here, an excerpt from a new book that details her path to revenge and its unintended aftermath.

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Can Carl Hiaasen Save Florida?

Can Carl Hiaasen Save Florida?

The mystery writer John D. MacDonald once crafted a pretty good rule of thumb to explain why environmentalists will never catch up to the developers in Florida.It works like this: You move to the Sunshine State and everything looks beautiful. That...

The Sunshine State’s best novelist’s new book contains no sex or swearing, so you know it’s a YA novel. But really, this great Hiaasen tale is fit for any audience.

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Alison Bechdel: Genius to Watch Out For

Alison Bechdel: Genius to Watch Out For

In her charming, illuminating video accepting her $625,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” alongside 20 others, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel—famous for her strip Dykes to Watch Out For and more recently her graphic (in both senses of that wor...

The cartoonist creator of ‘Dykes to Watch Out For,’ graphic memoirist, and originator of the ‘Bechdel Test’ for movies, has been awarded a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant. We celebrate why.

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Laurie Penny’s In-Your-Face Feminism

Laurie Penny’s In-Your-Face Feminism

When reigning pop queen Beyoncé Knowles stood, with the unshakeable self-assurance of a warrior, in front of a boldly lit, capital-lettered declaration of “FEMINIST” at the MTV Video Music Awards last month, the media responded with something appr...

Riding a new wave of feminism driven by an unlikely mix of commerce and online discourse, the British feminist doesn’t give a damn if you like her politics. She does want to make you...

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Can Carl Hiaasen Save Florida?

Can Carl Hiaasen Save Florida?

The mystery writer John D. MacDonald once crafted a pretty good rule of thumb to explain why environmentalists will never catch up to the developers in Florida.It works like this: You move to the Sunshine State and everything looks beautiful. That...

The Sunshine State’s best novelist’s new book contains no sex or swearing, so you know it’s a YA novel. But really, this great Hiaasen tale is fit for any audience.

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Behind the Scenes of The Princess Bride

Behind the Scenes of The Princess Bride

“It really was like a traveling circus,” Cary Elwes says of filming one of the most beloved movies in the history of cinema, The Princess Bride. Elwes, of course, portrayed the iconic, Zorro-like hero Westley in the Rob Reiner epic—a swashbuckling...

In the upcoming page-turner of a book, ‘As You Wish,’ Cary Elwes, aka the Man in Black, writes about how Rob Reiner and Co. made one of the most cherished films of all time.

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A Ghostwriter Steps Out of the Shadows

A Ghostwriter Steps Out of the Shadows

A book tour can’t be all work and no play. So when my current tour landed me in Cincinnati on my way from Atlanta to Detroit, I made time for a side trip a few miles up the Ohio River to the hamlet of New Richmond. There, in his cluttered office a...

Lonnie Wheeler has written his share of books but they have other people’s names on them. Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson, Coleman Young—Wheeler wrote all their autobigraphies.

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How the Vikings Saved Europe

How the Vikings Saved Europe

They say history is written by the victors, but what if the victims are the ones with the pens?That is the bizarre circumstance surrounding the history of the Vikings, since the centuries-old myth that has come down to us about their brutal savage...

History teaches us that the Vikings were brutal, thieving invaders, but much of that history was written by Viking victims: European monks. New evidence says otherwise.

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Behind the Scenes of The Princess Bride

Behind the Scenes of The Princess Bride

“It really was like a traveling circus,” Cary Elwes says of filming one of the most beloved movies in the history of cinema, The Princess Bride. Elwes, of course, portrayed the iconic, Zorro-like hero Westley in the Rob Reiner epic—a swashbuckling...

In the upcoming page-turner of a book, ‘As You Wish,’ Cary Elwes, aka the Man in Black, writes about how Rob Reiner and Co. made one of the most cherished films of all time.

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