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    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee takes breakfast after television interviews at a hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, January 4, 2008. Mike Huckabee's surprising victory in Iowa on Thursday turned the Republican race for U.S. President upside down, but his path to the party's presidential nomination was far from certain.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria  (UNITED STATES) - RTX57R8

    Know Who Else Huck Wanted to Forgive?

    Know Who Else Huck Wanted to Forgive?

    On Friday, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful and professional Beyoncé opponent Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to publicly convey his support for accused sexual predator Josh Duggar.“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he describe...

    GOP Presidential contender Mike Huckabee not only wants you to forgive an admitted sexual predator, he wants Mel Gibson off the hook too.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the Republican Senate weekly policy lunch in the U.S. Capitol in Washington May 19, 2015. 
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    Senate Kicks Can On Patriot Act

    Senate Kicks Can On Patriot Act

    In the midnight hour Saturday, the Senate failed to pass legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records and renew surveillance tools that the Obama administration says are vital to investigating te...

    The upper chamber failed to approve a bill renewing the NSA surveillance programs pass by the House earlier this week, but will reconvene on June 1 with only hours to spare.

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    The depleted water level caused by a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on Lake Mead in Nevada May 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTX1BW0D

    Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

    Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

    A warming planet poses a threat to our way of life whether it’s man-made or a natural phenomenon, and government efforts to combat and slow its impact so far have been minimal. President Obama says our failure to act weakens national security, yet...

    Lester Brown, environmentalist nonpareil, isn’t waiting for government. He thinks the free market is the way to address climate change.

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    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee takes breakfast after television interviews at a hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, January 4, 2008. Mike Huckabee's surprising victory in Iowa on Thursday turned the Republican race for U.S. President upside down, but his path to the party's presidential nomination was far from certain.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria  (UNITED STATES) - RTX57R8

    Know Who Else Huck Wanted to Forgive?

    Know Who Else Huck Wanted to Forgive?

    On Friday, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful and professional Beyoncé opponent Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to publicly convey his support for accused sexual predator Josh Duggar.“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he describe...

    GOP Presidential contender Mike Huckabee not only wants you to forgive an admitted sexual predator, he wants Mel Gibson off the hook too.

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    Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.

    Huckabee Defends Duggar

    Huckabee Defends Duggar

    Mike Huckabee took to Facebook on Friday to express his support for a truly underrepresented constituency: admitted sexual predator reality TV stars—specifically those named Josh Duggar.“Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family...

    Against molestation claims.

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    Reporters use their mobile phones to record potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as he answers questions after speaking at a business roundtable in Portsmouth, New Hampshire May 20, 2015.

    Jeb’s War on Gay Adoption

    Jeb’s War on Gay Adoption

    When Jessie Odell asked Jeb Bush to let him and his partner adopt a child 15 years ago, all he got was silence. But his pleas did no go unheard, and despite the governor’s best efforts, Odell is now a father.His story is one of many that play out ...

    Bush defended Florida’s strict ban on LGBT adoption, but emails from his time as governor show he had trouble explaining why.

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    ‘Game of Thrones’: Dany & Tyrion at Last

    ‘Game of Thrones’: Dany & Tyrion at Last

    Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Gift,” wasn’t much for challenging Westerosi status quo. Most in-progress plotlines carried on, more or less, as expected. All the worst things in the world kept happening to Sansa, Daenerys continued bowi...

    Plenty of chickens came home to roost during Episode 7, but the biggest concerned Daenerys and Tyrion. [Warning: Spoilers]

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    Cast member Cate Blanchett poses during a photocall for the film "Carol" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 17, 2015.     REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  - RTX1DB2U

    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

    Envision an era when same-sex encounters were shameful secrets to be hidden at all costs. Imagine a time when homosexuality was still “the love that dare not speak its name,” a subject only discussed in hushed whispers and, even then, without the ...

    As the Cannes success of “Carol” shows, Hollywood is content to mine historical eras to create its gay dramas, seemingly unaware how closely its own culture resembles those oppressiv...

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    George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

    George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

    Never has commercialism and idealism blended so beautifully, and still so discordantly.A $190 million summer blockbuster starring George Clooney based on an area in a Disney theme park hits theaters, presumably hoping to rake in at least that much...

    George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.

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    Michael B Jordan in Fantastic Four.

    Fear of a Black Superhero

    Fear of a Black Superhero

    Comic book fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the release of this summer’s Fantastic Four, but it’s easy to see that some are happier than others about the film. When it was announced in late 2013 that African American actor Michael B. Jor...

    Michael B. Jordan took on the myopic geeks who are up in arms over his casting as white superhero Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four. Here’s why superhero canon need revisionism.

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    Cast member Cate Blanchett poses during a photocall for the film "Carol" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 17, 2015.     REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  - RTX1DB2U

    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

    Envision an era when same-sex encounters were shameful secrets to be hidden at all costs. Imagine a time when homosexuality was still “the love that dare not speak its name,” a subject only discussed in hushed whispers and, even then, without the ...

    As the Cannes success of “Carol” shows, Hollywood is content to mine historical eras to create its gay dramas, seemingly unaware how closely its own culture resembles those oppressiv...

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    French actress Adele Exarchopoulos poses during a photocall to promote the release of the movie "La Vita di Adele" (Blue Is the Warmest Colour - La Vie d'Adele) on October 16, 2013 in Rome.  AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI        (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Life After ‘Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Life After ‘Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Two years ago at Cannes, the previously unknown Adèle Exarchopoulos and her more famous co-star, Lėa Seydoux, became the toast of the town after Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, and the ...

    The Palme d’Or-winning actress opens up about the ‘Blue’ backlash, her relationship with its demanding director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and new film ‘The Anarchists’.

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    Tom Six Director of Human Centipede

    ‘The Human Centipede’ Vs. The Right-Wing

    ‘The Human Centipede’ Vs. The Right-Wing

    I meet with Tom Six the day after the modest L.A. premiere of his latest shock sequel, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), where one hardcore fan of Six’s ass-to-mouth horror cringefests proudly showed off the tattoo of three prostrate figures...

    Sicko Dutch filmmaker Tom Six, the brains behind The Human Centipede trilogy, on how his third film skewers right-wingers and why the Bush Administration will love it.

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    Women Must ‘Submit’ In Duggars’ Church

    Women Must ‘Submit’ In Duggars’ Church

    Since TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting first premiered in 2008, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have amazed their less fecund audience members with their ability to “extreme parent” nine girls and 10 boys. For 10 seasons, viewers—either in admiration or gui...

    The Quiverfull movement preaches that women must be subservient to all of men’s needs. It’s not impossible to see how abuse could flourish.

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    French actress Adele Exarchopoulos poses during a photocall to promote the release of the movie "La Vita di Adele" (Blue Is the Warmest Colour - La Vie d'Adele) on October 16, 2013 in Rome.  AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI        (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Life After ‘Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Life After ‘Blue is the Warmest Color'

    Two years ago at Cannes, the previously unknown Adèle Exarchopoulos and her more famous co-star, Lėa Seydoux, became the toast of the town after Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, and the ...

    The Palme d’Or-winning actress opens up about the ‘Blue’ backlash, her relationship with its demanding director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and new film ‘The Anarchists’.

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    World News

    People gather to look at a burnt car following a bomb explosion that rocked the busiest roundabout near the crowded Monday Market in Maiduguri, Borno State, on July 1, 2014. A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on July 1 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in a city repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bring Back Our Girls Before They Explode

    Bring Back Our Girls Before They Explode

    LAGOS, Nigeria — Aisha, 9 years old, and her elder sister, Falmata, 13, were both abducted from their home in Damasak, in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, during a raid by Boko Haram militants in March. Their much older brother, Bukkar, isn’t s...

    The infamous terror group, Boko Haram, is using female suicide bombers in growing numbers. Are the Chibok girls among them?

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    Can the U.S. Shut Up About Secret Raids?

    Can the U.S. Shut Up About Secret Raids?

    Anyone paying attention to the escalating war against ISIS took notice last week when the White House announced that a first-of-its-kind special operations mission inside Syria had killed one of the group’s commanders. ISIS members certainly took ...

    When it comes to ninja raids on ISIS commanders, crowing about the victory or shutting up about it both have pros and cons.

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    CXD5EF American War Cemetery (World War II), Florence, Tuscany, Italy

    Video: World War II’s Hellish Numbers

    Video: World War II’s Hellish Numbers

    Editor’s Note: Neil Halloran has created a moving tribute to the fallen of World War II, which can be fully experienced at the website Fallen.io, which launches on Memorial Day. He has graciously allowed The Daily Beast to use the video on our sit...

    On Memorial Day, it’s how we remember the fallen.

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    A man walks past a mural in favour of same-sex marriages in Dublin on May 21, 2015. Ireland goes to the polls tomorrow to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

    Ireland Says ‘I Do' to Marriage Equality

    Ireland Says ‘I Do' to Marriage Equality

    It’s all over bar the singing.Ireland has become the first country in the world to introduce same sex marriage on the basis of a popular vote, after the ‘Yes’ side won a resounding victory in the marriage equality referendum, taking a decisive 62%...

    Jubilant scenes on a historic day for Ireland, as the country becomes the first to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

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    Can the U.S. Shut Up About Secret Raids?

    Can the U.S. Shut Up About Secret Raids?

    Anyone paying attention to the escalating war against ISIS took notice last week when the White House announced that a first-of-its-kind special operations mission inside Syria had killed one of the group’s commanders. ISIS members certainly took ...

    When it comes to ninja raids on ISIS commanders, crowing about the victory or shutting up about it both have pros and cons.

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    Iraq Baghdad Railway, scene from the window, Arab passenger - Photographer: Max Ehlert- 1935Vintage property of ullstein bild

    When Iraq Was Paradise

    When Iraq Was Paradise

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23:  A general view of the exterior facade of the United Nations Headquarters on March 23, 2015 in New York City. The site of the UN Headquarters has extraterritoriality status

    UN Is Broken, But There’s Nothing Else

    UN Is Broken, But There’s Nothing Else

    Ideally, right now, from April 25 through June 26, millions should be re-enacting the United Nations’ founding seventy years ago, day by day, like pilgrims reenacting Jesus’s steps toward Calvary. Indeed, most Americans greeted the world body’s es...

    The United Nations has been a disappointment, but look on the bright side: No World War III.

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    Major General Michael J. Ingelido

    The Big Life Of A World War II Ace

    The Big Life Of A World War II Ace

    Major General Michael J. Ingelido, who died on April 28 after suffering a stroke, was the veteran of 195 combat missions during the Second World War flying fighter aircraft, and commanded the 2nd and 412th Fighter Squadrons between June 1942 and J...

    Michael J. Ingelido was a World War II fighter ace, with four downed German planes, and 16 more on the ground.

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    U.S. News

    Mother and daughter by tree --- Image by © Simone Golob/Corbis

    How I Used DNA To Find My Birth Family

    How I Used DNA To Find My Birth Family

    Last January, I sat cross-legged with the box in my hands, something inside me tilting and swaying, rising and catching in my throat. “Ancestry DNA,” the box was marked—so official, so scientific, with littl...

    My adoption records were sealed and I had few clues to my birth family’s identity. How a DNA kit broke my search wide open.

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    PARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 27: Female Marine recruit Natasha Rodenbaugh responds to a command during hand-to-hand combat training in boot camp February 27, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Female enlisted Marines have gone through recruit training at the base since 1949. About 11 percent of female recruits who arrive at the boot camp fail to complete the training, which can be physically and mentally demanding. On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, which had been in place since 1994, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female.

    America’s Bravest Female Special Ops

    America’s Bravest Female Special Ops

    Whenever I would mention during the last two years that I was writing a special operations-related book, folks were intrigued. Especially after the big-screen success of American Sniper, which threw special operations in genera...

    Too often, the narrative about female soldiers dwells on rape and PTSD. It’s time to recognize them for their incredible valor.

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    Gordon Satterly, 61, from Michigan (L) kisses his husband Richard Brand, 53, from Texas, at the International Gay Rodeo Association's Rodeo In the Rock party in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States April 24, 2015. Contestants at the International Gay Rodeo in Arkansas, a Bible Belt state with a same-sex marriage ban on its books, competed in events from barrel racing to bull riding on the soft soil of a fairground that looked like just any small-scale rodeo held throughout the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in June whether to strike down bans on gay marriage nationwide. Arkansas has been one of the front-line states in the battle between cultural conservatives and those seeking expanded rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

    Arkansas' Gay Rodeo

    Arkansas' Gay Rodeo

    The International Gay Rodeo Association's "Rodeo in the Rock" brings steers, bulls, and, er, bears to the Little Rock fairgrounds.

    The International Gay Rodeo Association's "Rodeo in the Rock" brings steers, bulls, and, er, bears to the Little Rock fairgrounds.

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    Mother and daughter by tree --- Image by © Simone Golob/Corbis

    How I Used DNA To Find My Birth Family

    How I Used DNA To Find My Birth Family

    Last January, I sat cross-legged with the box in my hands, something inside me tilting and swaying, rising and catching in my throat. “Ancestry DNA,” the box was marked—so official, so scientific, with littl...

    My adoption records were sealed and I had few clues to my birth family’s identity. How a DNA kit broke my search wide open.

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    ARLINGTON, VA. - NOVEMBER 10: The sun begins to rise behind the Iwo Jima Memorial on November 10, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. The U.S. Marine Corp. is celebrating today its 235th birthday and is the oldest of the U.S. military services, established by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Why Are Statues of War Heroes M.I.A.?

    Why Are Statues of War Heroes M.I.A.?

    Those Americans who fought in World War I were convinced that future generations would be certain to remember their sacrifices and that such epic battles as Belleau Woods, Cantigny, Chateau-Thierry, St. Michael, and Meuse-Argonne would still be ho...

    War memorial statues and monuments proliferated after the Civil War and World War I, but except after 9/11, the practice is in decline. What does this say about us?

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    Women Must ‘Submit’ In Duggars’ Church

    Women Must ‘Submit’ In Duggars’ Church

    Since TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting first premiered in 2008, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have amazed their less fecund audience members with their ability to “extreme parent” nine girls and 10 boys. For 10 seasons, viewers—either in admiration or gui...

    The Quiverfull movement preaches that women must be subservient to all of men’s needs. It’s not impossible to see how abuse could flourish.

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    Tech + Health

    A3YYGK fine arts, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Ishtar as Goddess of Love, sculpture and form, clay, Old Babylonian, 2nd millennium BC, Briti

    A Babylonian Guide to Sex

    A Babylonian Guide to Sex

    When it comes to religion and erotica, you could be forgiven for thinking that the two are mutually exclusive. When Christian clergy talk about sex it’s almost always to tell people what they shouldn’t be doing (almost everything) and when they sh...

    Ancient Babylonian plaques are totally Not Safe For Temple, but they also reveal ancient enlightened views on doing it.

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    New Mexico's Pot Industry Being Taken Over by Foreign Investors

    The Foreign Cash Buying New Mexico's Pot

    The Foreign Cash Buying New Mexico's Pot

    California, Colorado, and Washington have long been championed as destinations to participate in the green gold rush. But as a recent story in NM Political Report shows, New Mexico—a state whose medical marijuana entities are supposed to be struct...

    News that a Canadian company acquired 51 percent of a Santa Fe medical marijuana company is sparking fears about how foreign investments in the industry may harm patients.

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    The Downward Facing Dogs Of War

    The Downward Facing Dogs Of War

    Four years have passed since the Army revamped what’s known as the Army’s Physical Readiness Training (PRT) program, and yogic exercises are increasingly incorporated into much of the new training. The twist? The Army doesn’t call it yoga in the P...

    The U.S. Army has been incorporating yogic exercises into its training program, but it’s not telling soldiers they’re doing yoga.

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    It Takes a Village to Save the Planet

    It Takes a Village to Save the Planet

    Can you imagine a time when we didn’t know what our own planet looked like from the outside? It was only 50 years ago, in the late 1960s, that astronauts first sent back images of the Earth from space. Those photographs marked a definite shift in ...

    The more we learn about our planet, the more we know that saving it will require all of us to think bigger and be united.

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    New Mexico's Pot Industry Being Taken Over by Foreign Investors

    The Foreign Cash Buying New Mexico's Pot

    The Foreign Cash Buying New Mexico's Pot

    California, Colorado, and Washington have long been championed as destinations to participate in the green gold rush. But as a recent story in NM Political Report shows, New Mexico—a state whose medical marijuana entities are supposed to be struct...

    News that a Canadian company acquired 51 percent of a Santa Fe medical marijuana company is sparking fears about how foreign investments in the industry may harm patients.

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    Why Parents Should Skip the Waiting Room

    Why Parents Should Skip the Waiting Room

    Crimes committed against children are invariably horrifying. Crimes committed against children by their medical providers send my blood pressure into stroke-risk range.Such is the case of Dr. Howard Schneider, a Florida pediatric dentist whose sto...

    Shocking allegations of a pediatric dentist gratuitously pulling teeth and assaulting patients exposes the dangers of a common practice: keeping parents in the waiting room.

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    Is This the NSA’s Internet Master Key?

    Is This the NSA’s Internet Master Key?

    Yesterday, an international group of researchers revealed a set of attacks on Diffie-Hellman, one of the fundamental cryptographic protocols that protect all our communication. They disclosed two attacks, one which allows anyone to break the secre...

    U.S. cyberspies have all kinds of success breaking into supposedly encrypted messages. But how exactly the NSA pulled off this trick has remained a mystery.

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    Drunk in Love

    The Sober Science Behind ‘Drunk in Love’

    The Sober Science Behind ‘Drunk in Love’

    Drunk in Love isn’t just the best Beyoncé/Jay Z collaboration since Blue Ivy: it also explains new scientific research, which found alcohol and oxytocin—“the love hormone”—produce similar neurological effectsA study this week from the University o...

    Researchers this week unveiled new scientific evidence proving that alcohol can mirror oxytocin—a “love hormone” that plays a major part in bringing two people together.

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    Why Parents Should Skip the Waiting Room

    Why Parents Should Skip the Waiting Room

    Crimes committed against children are invariably horrifying. Crimes committed against children by their medical providers send my blood pressure into stroke-risk range.Such is the case of Dr. Howard Schneider, a Florida pediatric dentist whose sto...

    Shocking allegations of a pediatric dentist gratuitously pulling teeth and assaulting patients exposes the dangers of a common practice: keeping parents in the waiting room.

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    Cast member Cate Blanchett poses during a photocall for the film "Carol" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 17, 2015.     REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  - RTX1DB2U

    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

    Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

    Envision an era when same-sex encounters were shameful secrets to be hidden at all costs. Imagine a time when homosexuality was still “the love that dare not speak its name,” a subject only discussed in hushed whispers and, even then, without the ...

    As the Cannes success of “Carol” shows, Hollywood is content to mine historical eras to create its gay dramas, seemingly unaware how closely its own culture resembles those oppressiv...

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    The Douchiest Dating Advice of All Time, With Added Homophobia and Sexism

    The Douchiest Dating Advice Of All Time

    The Douchiest Dating Advice Of All Time

    We arrived at the Angelika Theater with hope that the $40 we each shelled out to attend the Great Love Debate would pay off in some helpful dating advice—or at least funny commiseration with other singles. Instead, we received a heaping dose of ho...

    The ‘Great Love Debate’ was intended to equip men and women with effective dating strategies. Instead it served up appalling, outdated advice, with side helpings of prejudice.

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    Instagram’s Cocktail Wonderland

    Instagram’s Cocktail Wonderland

    Back in February, I missed the opening night event for Porchlight—Danny Meyer’s laid back Southern cocktail bar in Manhattan’s West Chelsea—but casually monitored the goings-on via social media.I quickly noticed something interesting: an obscene a...

    Sumptuous pictures of cocktails make for the best kind of drink-porn on Instagram. Does their taste always match their good looks?

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    Singer Lady Gaga (R) performs in Francesco Vezzoli's "Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again)" during the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) New 30th anniversary gala in Los Angeles November 14, 2009.    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXQR17

    When Lady Gaga Met The Bolshoi

    When Lady Gaga Met The Bolshoi

    Some doubted whether LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art was even going to make it through to their 30th anniversary. Years of lackluster fund-raising had drained their $38 million endowment and then 2008 hit.Such was the tsunami of problems and dark ...

    Brad and Angelina were there when, in 2009, the LA Museum of Contemporary Art, threw a party that saw Lady Gaga sing on a Damien Hirst-customized, pink grand piano.

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    The Douchiest Dating Advice of All Time, With Added Homophobia and Sexism

    The Douchiest Dating Advice Of All Time

    The Douchiest Dating Advice Of All Time

    We arrived at the Angelika Theater with hope that the $40 we each shelled out to attend the Great Love Debate would pay off in some helpful dating advice—or at least funny commiseration with other singles. Instead, we received a heaping dose of ho...

    The ‘Great Love Debate’ was intended to equip men and women with effective dating strategies. Instead it served up appalling, outdated advice, with side helpings of prejudice.

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    Elle Breastfeeding Cover

    Why Breast Is Best for Elle

    Why Breast Is Best for Elle

    Supermodel and supermom Nicole Trunfio looks at us with heavy, expectant eyes as she breastfeeds her naked baby on the June cover of Elle Australia, her suede Burberry trench slipping off her left shoulder.She cradles the child against her bare ch...

    Motherhood and glamor collide on the cover of the subscribers’ edition of Australian Elle, which features a model breastfeeding her baby.

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    A Yes supporter shows of her campaign badge in central Dublin in Ireland May 21, 2015. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Sunday that Ireland must seize its opportunity to become the first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote when it holds a referendum on the issue on Friday.REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton - RTX1DY6C

    Irish #HomeToVote For Marriage Equality

    Irish #HomeToVote For Marriage Equality

    If, as expected, the Irish people today vote to extend the constitutional definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, it will represent the final step in a transformational but astonishingly brief cultural journey for the country, given th...

    A mood of celebration and positivity pervades social media as the Irish vote on marriage equality. But could there be a late rally by the “No” campaign?

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    Model Toni Garrn attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Gisela Schober/amfAR15/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Toni Garrn

    Inside Cannes’ Most Glamorous Party

    Inside Cannes’ Most Glamorous Party

    CANNES — Isabella Rossellini, head of the jury for this year’s Un Certain Regard section at the Festival de Cannes, stood chatting on the terrace of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc at this year’s amfAR gala, like a luminous incarnation of her mother, In...

    The annual amfAR gala in Cannes to raise money for AIDS research featured wall-to-wall Hollywood glamour, gorgeous models, and art being auctioned for millions.

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    Elle Breastfeeding Cover

    Why Breast Is Best for Elle

    Why Breast Is Best for Elle

    Supermodel and supermom Nicole Trunfio looks at us with heavy, expectant eyes as she breastfeeds her naked baby on the June cover of Elle Australia, her suede Burberry trench slipping off her left shoulder.She cradles the child against her bare ch...

    Motherhood and glamor collide on the cover of the subscribers’ edition of Australian Elle, which features a model breastfeeding her baby.

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    Books

    Edward Gorey’s Best Book Jackets

    Edward Gorey’s Best Book Jackets

    Edward Gorey thought in black and white, he said. He was helpless when it came to color. “With color,” he told his friend Clifford Ross, “I have a tendency to wish to blow my brains out at some point or other.”We know Gorey—who didn’t blow his bra...

    Famous for his droll, macabre illustrations and stories, nearly all in black and white, Edward Gorey was also a master of color, as he proved repeatedly with his book jacket designs.

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      1999: Our Last Innocent, Giddy Summer

      1999: Our Last Innocent, Giddy Summer

      Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed just a handful of new songs in the tour that reached the U.S. in the summer of 1999. That year, he debuted the “secular gospel” of “The Land of Hope and Dreams,” now an unintended requiem for the l...

      Beanie Babies were hot, Napster debuted, ‘Star Wars’ returned, Bruce reunited with the E Street Band, and Pedro Martinez won 26 games. For a while there, it was heaven.

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    America’s Bravest Female Special Ops

    America’s Bravest Female Special Ops

    Whenever I would mention during the last two years that I was writing a special operations-related book, folks were intrigued. Especially after the big-screen success of American Sniper, which threw special operations in genera...

    Too often, the narrative about female soldiers dwells on rape and PTSD. It’s time to recognize them for their incredible valor.

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    The Week’s Best Longreads

    The Week’s Best Longreads

    Many thanks to our friends at Longreads who inspire us every week.Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets By Susan Dominus, New York Times Magazine After 17 years, the confidante for legions of young readers is about to publish a new novel for adults....

    Judy Blume, the Colorado River, and ISIS and antiquities. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

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    David Benioff, co-creator and show runner of the starkly brutal HBO fantasy "Game of Thrones," at the State University of New York campus in Oswego, N.Y., April 24, 2013. Benioff and his other co-creator, D.B. Weiss, have written an episode of the FX comedy "It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which they are fans of and describe the collaboration on the fast-paced half-hour format show as a challenge. (Annie Flanagan/The New York Times)

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