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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

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

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

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

    Trump Rallies Muslim Haters

    Trump Rallies Muslim Haters

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

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

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    Meet Donald Trump's Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

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

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

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

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

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

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    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

    Watch ‘Sesame Street’ Skewer Trump

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

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

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

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

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

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

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    Fallon & Sudeikis Get Their Drinko On

    Fallon & Sudeikis Get Their Drinko On

    The former SNL buddies play a booze-ridden take on a Price is Right favorite.

    Rapper Snoop Dogg performs in Uppsala, Sweden, July 25, 2015. Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. Picture taken July 25.

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    When the judge lifted New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today, the New England residents breathed a sigh of self-righteous relief. But one underlying nuance of this is that suddenly NFL Commissioner Roger Good...

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    Michael Keaton as Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson and Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes in SPOTLIGHT, opening November 6, 2015.

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo Has Faith in Journalism

    Mark Ruffalo, the breezy, floppy-haired two-time Oscar nominee from Kenosha, Wisconsin, is what 4chan trolls would refer to as an “SJW,” or Social Justice Warrior. For the uninitiated, it’s a bit of bullshit acronym ammunition employed by the narr...

    The Oscar-nominated actor turned Marvel superhero opened up about his role as an investigative journalist in ‘Spotlight’ and where his activist streak comes from.

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    A Racist Soap Dispenser?

    A Racist Soap Dispenser?

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    Rapper Snoop Dogg performs in Uppsala, Sweden, July 25, 2015. Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. Picture taken July 25.

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    When the judge lifted New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today, the New England residents breathed a sigh of self-righteous relief. But one underlying nuance of this is that suddenly NFL Commissioner Roger Good...

    Calls for amnesty for players penalized for pot.

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    Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Kim Kardashian Was Never a ‘Slut’

    Kim Kardashian Was Never a ‘Slut’

    With the glaring exception of Nicki Minaj, who injected a much-needed dose of Jamaica, Queens realness into the affair by calling out Miley Cyrus for her years-long impersonation of Anne Hathaway in Havoc, and the gloriously ad-libbed exploits of ...

    She is body- and slut-shamed left and right—even while pregnant during the VMAs. But the reality is that Kim Kardashian was never a ‘ho,’ and has always deserved your respect.

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    Meet Donald Trump's Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

    Meet Donald Trump’s Super Classy Cabinet

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

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

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

    Mr. Robot Discusses That Shocking Finale

    Mr. Robot Discusses That Shocking Finale

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

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

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    Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    Kim Kardashian Was Never a ‘Slut’

    Kim Kardashian Was Never a ‘Slut’

    With the glaring exception of Nicki Minaj, who injected a much-needed dose of Jamaica, Queens realness into the affair by calling out Miley Cyrus for her years-long impersonation of Anne Hathaway in Havoc, and the gloriously ad-libbed exploits of ...

    She is body- and slut-shamed left and right—even while pregnant during the VMAs. But the reality is that Kim Kardashian was never a ‘ho,’ and has always deserved your respect.

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    World News

    Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, September 3, 2015. The family of Aylan, a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, one of their relatives told a Canadian newspaper on Thursday. A photograph of the tiny body of three-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up in the Aegean resort of Bodrum swept social media on Wednesday, spawning sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. His 5-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehan, 35, also died after their boat capsized while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. His father, Abdullah, was found semi-conscious and taken to hospital near Bodrum, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper.

    Aylan Kurdi’s Lost Generation

    Aylan Kurdi’s Lost Generation

    The little boy whose lifeless body photographed on a beach in Turkey sparked the kind of outcry that is long overdue has a name. He is 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, and a different published photo shows another disturbing image, that of a happy, smiling...

    The little boy who washed up on a Turkish beach was one of 13 million kids who aren’t going to school because of war, the UN says.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team shout slogans at an oath-taking ceremony for the upcoming military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, September 1, 2015. China will mark the anniversary with a massive military parade this Thursday, with some 12,000 soldiers marching through Beijing's central Tiananmen Square.

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    Hey, Look! Tanks in Tiananmen!

    HONG KONG — For a while, again, the sky was blue in Beijing. Chinese netizens called it #ParadeBlue.The engineered limpidity was meant to be the perfect backdrop for a display of seven types of missiles, stealth fighter jets, a new bomber, aircraf...

    Beijing saw its biggest military parade in decades, but Chinese citizens aren’t buying the fake nationalism that their government is pushing.

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    Wounded people receive treatment after Daesh terrorists' mustard gas attack in anti-regimist forces controlled Mari District of Aleppo, Syria on September 01, 2015. (Photo by Mamun Ebu Omer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    Where Did ISIS Get Its Chemical Weapons?

    Where Did ISIS Get Its Chemical Weapons?

    An infamous Dutch soldier turned ISIS fighter says the group has acquired chemical weapons once belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, resurrecting fears that what was supposed to be the regime’s destroyed program has instead fallen into j...

    The terror group is suspected of using mustard gas in a series of recent attacks, and a notorious Dutch jihadi says it’s from Assad’s stockpile. But U.S. officials beg to differ.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

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

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

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

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Cheap Outrage Won’t Save Refugee Kids

    Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do something…now!”How else might one react to photographs of toddlers washing up in the waves that lap ...

    Much more could be done to end the horror stories in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and along the Rio Grande but that requires more than emotions.

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    3-D Printing History if ISIS Destroys It

    3-D Printing History if ISIS Destroys It

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

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

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

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

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

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    U.S. News

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

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

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

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    Rapper Snoop Dogg performs in Uppsala, Sweden, July 25, 2015. Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday. Picture taken July 25.

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    Snoop Dogg: Brady’s Pardon Is ‘Bullshit’

    When the judge lifted New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension today, the New England residents breathed a sigh of self-righteous relief. But one underlying nuance of this is that suddenly NFL Commissioner Roger Good...

    Calls for amnesty for players penalized for pot.

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    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

    Watch an iPhone Control Ants

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

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

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    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

    Tent Revival Spews Slurs in Public Park

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

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

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    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

    Watch a Drone Catch a Fish

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

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

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    A woman lays flowers next to a comic book at a vigil for slain Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois, United States, September 2, 2015. Authorities in northern Illinois expanded their search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year police officer as local schools were closed on Wednesday and vigils for the officer were planned. Gliniewicz, a father of four boys and a decorated officer, was known around the village as "G.I. Joe" and was dedicated to Fox Lake and his fellow officers, Mayor Donny Schmit said. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Who Killed Officer ‘GI Joe’?

    Who Killed Officer ‘GI Joe’?

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    Joe Gliniewicz radioed a frustratingly vague description of three men, then bounded into the woods without waiting for backup. Now his family mourns without knowing why he risked his...

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    Ants Are Just as Effective as Chemical Pesticide

    Ants Make Great Exterminators

    Ants Make Great Exterminators

    Though we’re used to exterminating ants in our homes, ironically, ants themselves are extremely good exterminators for other insects that invade their homes.As revealed in a review published this week in the Journal of Applied Ecology, tree-borne ...

    When it comes to tree crops, ants are an effective, safe, and cost-saving way to control pests. Bye bye pesticide?

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    Marissa Mayer's one week maternity leave is bullshit

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012 when she was 28 weeks pregnant. After giving birth to a baby boy in October of that year, she took two weeks of maternity leave, prompting criticism from women who worried that her decision would refle...

    Yahoo’s CEO is pregnant with twins, and just like she did in 2012, she plans to take a working two-week-long maternity leave.

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    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

    The Most Beautiful Video Game Ever

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

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

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    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

    Should Sex Ed Be Mandatory?

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

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

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    Marissa Mayer's one week maternity leave is bullshit

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer Pisses Off Moms, Again

    Marissa Mayer became the CEO of Yahoo in 2012 when she was 28 weeks pregnant. After giving birth to a baby boy in October of that year, she took two weeks of maternity leave, prompting criticism from women who worried that her decision would refle...

    Yahoo’s CEO is pregnant with twins, and just like she did in 2012, she plans to take a working two-week-long maternity leave.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

    Will Hillary’s Emails Burn White House?

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

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

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    Women Pick the Perfect 3-D Printed Penis

    The Perfect 3D-Printed Penis

    The Perfect 3D-Printed Penis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

    He Paints Celebs With His Penis

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

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

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

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

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

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

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    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

    Meet the Sugar Baby of the Year

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

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

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    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

    The Sports Stars Happy to Be Sex Objects

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

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

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

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

    Is the NY Times at War With Hillary?

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

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

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    Singer and show host Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX1QBZK

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Moments after publicly patching up a feud with Taylor Swift at last night’s VMA’s, Nicki Minaj started a new one as she closed her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video with a dig at Miley Cyrus, “this bitch that had a lot to say about me the o...

    Miley Cyrus found herself the target of Nicki Minaj’s ire at the VMAs, but was the vitriol truly deserved?

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    Watch Downton’s Final Season Trailer

    Watch Downton’s Final Season Trailer

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

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

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    Dillon Bracken (L) and Atalya Stachel dance during the Burning Man 2014 "Caravansary" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 30, 2014. Over 65,000 people from all over the world have gathered at the sold out festival to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS - RTR44DT6

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Enjoy Burning Man: Bug, Sand, & STD Free

    Burning Man 2015 is well underway, and despite the potential for massive rabbit casualties, the world’s trippiest festival is moving and grooving in 88-degree temps and the occasional blinding wind-and-sand storms. While of course you lament faili...

    Live the adventure vicariously through attendee's colorful Instagram posts.

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    Singer and show host Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok - RTX1QBZK

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Miley Isn’t Guilty of ‘Whitesplaining’

    Moments after publicly patching up a feud with Taylor Swift at last night’s VMA’s, Nicki Minaj started a new one as she closed her acceptance speech for Best Hip-Hop Video with a dig at Miley Cyrus, “this bitch that had a lot to say about me the o...

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    Books

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

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

    Chrissie Hynde's Rich and Ragged Memoir

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

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

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    • Commandos vs Iran

      U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

      U.S. Commandos’ Shadow War vs. Iran

      It was July 25, 2004. Violence was escalating in Iraq, the Taliban were reasserting themselves in Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command—the U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces—was already deploying operators to the...

      The U.S. military’s cadre of elite special operations forces has spent the last 14 years taking on terrorists—and finding Iran’s hand pulling the jihadi strings.

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    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

    The Knowledge Economy’s Sold-Out Talk

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