Politics

The Dems’ Midterm Performance Anxiety

The Dems’ Midterm Performance Anxiety

In one sense I hope the Democrats get massacred next Tuesday, because if they skate through and keep the Senate, they won’t bother to fix their long-term problem. Whereas, a massacre, well, it focuses the mind. And focus is what they need to figur...

Democrats might keep electing presidents, but until they figure out how to get their core groups to vote in midterms, it won’t matter.

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Women Can’t Fall for GOP Tricks

Women Can’t Fall for GOP Tricks

Halloween ain’t just for kids anymore: Republican candidates across the country are carefully trying to disguise their wildly unpopular and frightening anti-women policies. And as these Republicans go knocking at the doors of women voters this ele...

Single women and women of color don’t typically turn out big for midterm elections. But the stakes are too high this Tuesday for any woman to stay home.

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Brace Yourself for an October Surprise

Brace Yourself for an October Surprise

In local campaigns, you can tell election time is around the corner when reports of missing or stolen yard signs reach their peak. At the national level, more serious worries about suppression, stolen elections, drunken driving arrests, and “Super...

Remember Dubya’s DUI revelation? The McCain volunteer who carved that ‘B’ on her own cheek? They’re part of a great political tradition.

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The Dems’ Midterm Performance Anxiety

The Dems’ Midterm Performance Anxiety

In one sense I hope the Democrats get massacred next Tuesday, because if they skate through and keep the Senate, they won’t bother to fix their long-term problem. Whereas, a massacre, well, it focuses the mind. And focus is what they need to figur...

Democrats might keep electing presidents, but until they figure out how to get their core groups to vote in midterms, it won’t matter.

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The GOP's Great Gay Hope Hits Trouble

The GOP's Great Gay Hope Hits Trouble

Richard Tisei was in the perfect position to become the first Republican elected to Congress from Massachusetts in 20 years.The openly gay, happily married former state legislator is running in the most conservative congressional district in the B...

Richard Tisei looked like he’d be the first openly gay non-incumbent Republican elected to win a Congressional seat. Then he got a real opponent.

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The Photo That Shows How Far We've Come

The Photo That Shows How Far We've Come

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

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

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Entertainment

Scorsese's Scariest Movies Of All Time

Scorsese's Scariest Movies Of All Time

1. THE HAUNTING“You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror!” was the tagline for this absolutely terrifying 1963 Robert Wise picture about the investigation of a house plagued by violently assaultive spirits.2. ISLE OF THE DEADThere’...

Just in time for Halloween and exclusively for The Daily Beast, Martin Scorsese shares his favorite horror movies of all time. Plus, watch clips of the scariest scenes.

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

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

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

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

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Sexy Ebola Nurse & More Awful Costumes

Sexy Ebola Nurse & More Awful Costumes

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

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

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How Marvel’s 9 New Movies Fit Together

How Marvel’s 9 New Movies Fit Together

The other superhero factory struck first. Last week, DC Comics undraped an impressive slate of ten films through 2020, including the long-overdue Wonder Woman, marking the first female-led superhero flick since the brutal one-two punch of Catwoman...

Marvel unveiled their movie plans through 2019, including Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and Avengers: Infinity War. Here’s how this diverse group of heroes cross over.

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

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

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

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

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‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

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

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

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The NRA’s Sexy Tom Cotton Grindr Ad

The NRA’s Sexy Tom Cotton Grindr Ad

(Updated: October 30, 2014)In a crucial Senate election, the NRA is running ads for a socially conservative Republican candidate on a hookup app for gay men.The pro-gun advocacy group is putting out online ads in Arkansas touting its support of Re...

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

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Poehler Quizzes ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

Poehler Quizzes ‘Game of Thrones’ Author

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

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

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‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

‘Dear White People’: Racism Isn’t Dead

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

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

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World News

How She Escaped North Korea

How She Escaped North Korea

Yeonmi Park was four years old when she learned to silence her feelings and free will. Her mother warned her that the birds at school could hear her when she whispered, that her thoughts were never hers alone.Five years later, she watched as her f...

The 21-year-old North Korea defector Yeonmi Park watched her father die, her friend’s mother executed, and much more horror. In a candid interview, she compares the brutality of life...

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Russia Rehearsing Nuke Attacks?

Russia Rehearsing Nuke Attacks?

Russian bombers may be flying nuclear strike drills over the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea, current and former U.S. Air Force officers believe. At the very least, these officers tell The Daily Beast, the Russian Air Force is aggressively probing wh...

Nuclear-capable Russian bombers are flying over the North Sea and the Atlantic. And U.S. Air Force officers are very concerned at what could be a rehearsal of a deadly mission.

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UK Admits Anti-Drug Laws Are Useless

UK Admits Anti-Drug Laws Are Useless

LONDON — It’s the recreational drug report they didn’t want you to see. A comprehensive study of international narcotics regulations commissioned by Britain has concluded that there is no evidence tough anti-drug laws have any effect on levels of ...

The government commissioned a massive study on the impact of international anti-drug laws—but its conclusions have the Conservatives spooked.

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Jailed at the Ends of the Earth

Jailed at the Ends of the Earth

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

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

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Russia Rehearsing Nuke Attacks?

Russia Rehearsing Nuke Attacks?

Russian bombers may be flying nuclear strike drills over the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea, current and former U.S. Air Force officers believe. At the very least, these officers tell The Daily Beast, the Russian Air Force is aggressively probing wh...

Nuclear-capable Russian bombers are flying over the North Sea and the Atlantic. And U.S. Air Force officers are very concerned at what could be a rehearsal of a deadly mission.

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‘Aspergery’ Isn’t Funny: It’s a Slur

‘Aspergery’ Isn’t Funny: It’s a Slur

Jeffrey Goldberg’s column in The Atlantic detailing the Obama administration increasingly frosty relationship with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent geopolitical tongues wagging. Details of administration officials’ list of private in...

In a spate of comments about Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, the White House unleashed a horrible epithet that reflected America’s pervasive ignorance about Asperger’s syndrome.

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Obama’s Syrian House of Cards

Obama’s Syrian House of Cards

Only three days ago, President Barack Obama’s envoy to the Syrian rebels, retired Marine Gen. John Allen, explained confidently that the U.S. would help to train and equip Western-backed fighters to become a credible force that would compel the As...

The idea that U.S.-backed Syrian rebels defeat ISIS and force Assad to the negotiating table has absolutely nothing to do with what’s happening on the ground.

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Why I Removed the Veil

Why I Removed the Veil

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

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

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‘Aspergery’ Isn’t Funny: It’s a Slur

‘Aspergery’ Isn’t Funny: It’s a Slur

Jeffrey Goldberg’s column in The Atlantic detailing the Obama administration increasingly frosty relationship with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent geopolitical tongues wagging. Details of administration officials’ list of private in...

In a spate of comments about Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, the White House unleashed a horrible epithet that reflected America’s pervasive ignorance about Asperger’s syndrome.

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U.S. News

Wisconsin’s Badgers Buck Ticket Drop

Wisconsin’s Badgers Buck Ticket Drop

Across the country, from Ann Arbor to Gainesville and from Chapel Hill to Tucson, student football attendance is down at big colleges, with empty seats dotting the massive stadiums. But in Madison, Wisconsin, students still come out in droves for ...

At universities across the country, student ticket sales are in steep decline, but University of Wisconsin-Madison is the big exception to the trend – and it’s paying off outside the...

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Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism

Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism

George Washington wanted to die rich, and we have that to thank for the Constitution.In the aftermath of the American Revolution, George Washington was keen to rebuild his personal finances. At the same time, the new nation’s leaders were equally ...

His support for the Constitutional Convention was what sold it to his countrymen, but Washington’s motives, as always, had more than a touch of self-interest.

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Cop-Killer Suspect Put in Victim's Cuffs

Cop-Killer Suspect Put in Victim's Cuffs

Kids in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be able to go trick or treating after all, now that that the real-life monster Eric Frein has been captured.The 31-year-old self-described survivalist and military re-enactor was finally arrested Thursday by ...

Eric Frein eluded Pennsylvania police for seven weeks after he allegedly killed a state trooper with a sniper shot. Last night, his run ended—in the back of that trooper’s squad car.

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Wisconsin’s Badgers Buck Ticket Drop

Wisconsin’s Badgers Buck Ticket Drop

Across the country, from Ann Arbor to Gainesville and from Chapel Hill to Tucson, student football attendance is down at big colleges, with empty seats dotting the massive stadiums. But in Madison, Wisconsin, students still come out in droves for ...

At universities across the country, student ticket sales are in steep decline, but University of Wisconsin-Madison is the big exception to the trend – and it’s paying off outside the...

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How Amelia's Plane Was Found

How Amelia's Plane Was Found

The words that changed everything came after his wife had wandered off to photograph a collapsed building. Ric Gillespie continued to examine some of the flotsam washed up by the big storm that must have hit Gardner Island since their previous vis...

Two decades after finding a piece of metal on a remote Pacific atoll, Ric Gillespie says he has proof it was used to patch the aviator’s plane—and it fits ‘like a fingerprint.’

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Sex, Murder, and the Polo King

Sex, Murder, and the Polo King

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

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

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Tech + Health

UK Admits Anti-Drug Laws Are Useless

UK Admits Anti-Drug Laws Are Useless

LONDON — It’s the recreational drug report they didn’t want you to see. A comprehensive study of international narcotics regulations commissioned by Britain has concluded that there is no evidence tough anti-drug laws have any effect on levels of ...

The government commissioned a massive study on the impact of international anti-drug laws—but its conclusions have the Conservatives spooked.

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The Man Who Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola

The Man Who Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola

Morris Kromah, 40, a resident of Chicken Soup factory—one of Monrovia’s slum communities—has lost 35 members of his family to the deadly Ebola virus. Now his community refers to him as an Ebola carrier. He had to get the police intervention for me...

He lost his wife, his son, and his daughter in a Liberian Ebola ward—along with 31 other family members—and now even his neighbors have turned against him.

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Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

Your Sex Confession Is Her Screenplay

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

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

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Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola

Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola

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

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

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The Man Who Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola

The Man Who Lost 35 Relatives to Ebola

Morris Kromah, 40, a resident of Chicken Soup factory—one of Monrovia’s slum communities—has lost 35 members of his family to the deadly Ebola virus. Now his community refers to him as an Ebola carrier. He had to get the police intervention for me...

He lost his wife, his son, and his daughter in a Liberian Ebola ward—along with 31 other family members—and now even his neighbors have turned against him.

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Fireball Whiskey Recalled for Antifreeze

Fireball Whiskey Recalled for Antifreeze

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

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

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Quarantine Makes Pariahs of Ebola Heroes

Quarantine Makes Pariahs of Ebola Heroes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fireball Whiskey Recalled for Antifreeze

Fireball Whiskey Recalled for Antifreeze

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

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

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BeastStyle

Inside New York’s Most Powerful Diner

Inside New York’s Most Powerful Diner

Two men are seated in a booth inside 3 Guys Restaurant, on Madison Avenue between 75th and 76th Street, talking about transactions. One with a toned figure, black suit and dark sunglasses looks more like a US Secret Service agent than a financier....

Michael Bloomberg, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon—with a little Clint Eastwood on the side. At 3 Guys on the Upper East Side, the powerful meet and deals are done—with a sprinkling of ...

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Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough

Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough

The story leading the news today is a man coming out as gay. Of course he’s not any man, but Tim Cook, CEO of the world’s most valuable company: Apple.“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” ...

Plaudits were showered on Apple’s CEO for coming out, but they miss the subtext of his declaration: The gay and powerful should use their power to effect change.

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What Should Katie Holmes Do Next?

What Should Katie Holmes Do Next?

When Katie Holmes lived near me, she would—grimly, behind sunglasses—walk the few steps from her apartment to the Wholefoods next door, holding her daughter Suri, running the clicking gauntlet of paparazzi photographers. One time, while I was stan...

The actress doesn’t want to be remembered for her split with Tom Cruise. Or her role as a lovesick teen on ‘Dawson’s Creek.’ Now comes the hard part: casting off both ghostly burdens.

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Sexy Ebola Nurse & More Awful Costumes

Sexy Ebola Nurse & More Awful Costumes

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

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

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Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough

Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough

The story leading the news today is a man coming out as gay. Of course he’s not any man, but Tim Cook, CEO of the world’s most valuable company: Apple.“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” ...

Plaudits were showered on Apple’s CEO for coming out, but they miss the subtext of his declaration: The gay and powerful should use their power to effect change.

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Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murdering B&B

Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murdering B&B

The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast has a tendency to lose its guests in the middle of the night.Last weekend a family slipped out at four in the morning, packing their bags and leaving out the side door without a word.“We have guests run away a...

Lizzie Borden was never convicted of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. But a stay at the crime scene-turned-hotel may convince you of her guilt.

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In Defense of Slut-O-Ween

In Defense of Slut-O-Ween

Americans, particularly younger and left-leaning ones, turn redder than a KitKat wrapper at the mention of sexy Halloween costumes. From Jezebel to The Daily Show, news outlets of varying stripes have lamented and mocked the array of sexy (some wo...

The Internet is abuzz with debate about whether it’s OK for women to dress ‘sexy’ for Halloween parties. Surely this should be one day of the year where anything, and everything, goes.

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Canada’s BDSM Broadcaster

Canada’s BDSM Broadcaster

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

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

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Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murdering B&B

Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murdering B&B

The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast has a tendency to lose its guests in the middle of the night.Last weekend a family slipped out at four in the morning, packing their bags and leaving out the side door without a word.“We have guests run away a...

Lizzie Borden was never convicted of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. But a stay at the crime scene-turned-hotel may convince you of her guilt.

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Women in the World

Hillary, Call Dilma

Hillary, Call Dilma

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

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

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Lone Star Leaders

Lone Star Leaders

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

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

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What Iran Can Learn From Gwyneth Paltrow

What Iran Can Learn From Gwyneth Paltrow

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

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

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Protect Immigrant Women Facing Abuse

Protect Immigrant Women Facing Abuse

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

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

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Lone Star Leaders

Lone Star Leaders

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

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

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Live From Texas: Women in the World!

Live From Texas: Women in the World!

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

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

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Photos: Women in the World Texas

Photos: Women in the World Texas

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

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

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A Formula for Success

A Formula for Success

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

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

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Live From Texas: Women in the World!

Live From Texas: Women in the World!

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

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

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Books

Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism

Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism

George Washington wanted to die rich, and we have that to thank for the Constitution.In the aftermath of the American Revolution, George Washington was keen to rebuild his personal finances. At the same time, the new nation’s leaders were equally ...

His support for the Constitutional Convention was what sold it to his countrymen, but Washington’s motives, as always, had more than a touch of self-interest.

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  • When West Point Football Turned Fatal

    When West Point Football Turned Fatal

    On Oct. 30, 1909, in a football game between Army and Harvard, Army’s left tackle Eugene Byrne died trying to stop a running play that ended with him at the bottom of a pileup. As the Harvard Crimson noted, Byrne “had been bearing the brunt of the...

    On this day 105 years ago, a West Point player died in a game with Harvard. Similarities between that tragedy and injuries today prove that not much has changed in a century.

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Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

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

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Was This Reporter Too Rightwing for CBS?

Was This Reporter Too Rightwing for CBS?

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

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

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Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

Amy Poehler Preaches ‘Lean Out’

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

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

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Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

Who Says You Can’t Quantify Literature?

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

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Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

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

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

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128 Years Old and Still a Looker

128 Years Old and Still a Looker

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

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

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Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt

Ron Perlman's Secret Suicide Attempt

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

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

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Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence

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

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

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