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When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?

When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?

Whether it is entertainment, consumer goods, or almost anything else that can be purchased, viewed, or clicked on, millennials are the most coveted demographic. There are about 80 million Americans between the ages of 18-34 and next year they are ...

Millennials—rich or otherwise—have been notoriously uninterested in politics. So how do you mobilize a cynical generation?

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Tyson Trolls Christians on Christmas

Tyson Trolls Christians on Christmas

If there is actually a war on Christmas, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson seems ready to lead the fight.On Christmas morning, Tyson, the director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, took to Twitter to troll those celebrating the birth of Jes...

The well-known scientist gave the Internet a little gift on Thursday morning—and took his feud with conservatives to another level.

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As Usual, It’s Welfare on the Block

As Usual, It’s Welfare on the Block

Congress loves to be Scroogey when it comes to helping the poor at Christmastime. Last year, it let an unemployment extension for the long-term jobless expire during the holidays. That was right after food-stamps were cut. This year, a bare-bones ...

Technically, welfare expired in 2010. Congress keeps funding it ad hoc—but when the GOP takes over the Senate next year, who knows.

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When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?

When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?

Whether it is entertainment, consumer goods, or almost anything else that can be purchased, viewed, or clicked on, millennials are the most coveted demographic. There are about 80 million Americans between the ages of 18-34 and next year they are ...

Millennials—rich or otherwise—have been notoriously uninterested in politics. So how do you mobilize a cynical generation?

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A Field General in the War on Christmas

A Field General in the War on Christmas

Shove those “holiday trees” aside. Feed your “Season’s Greetings” to the Yule log. Deck your halls instead with boughs of holly, shouting “Merry Christmas” (or “Happy Hanukkah”) well into the night.The latest front in the War on Christmas, like so...

Outraged when his first-grader came home from school talking about a ‘holiday tree,’ Texas lawmaker Dwayne Bohac vowed to bring back ‘Christmas freedom.’ And he’s succeeding.

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The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress

The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress

Michael Grimm just got re-elected to Congress in November, so why should he resign over a minor detail like pleading guilty to a felony?As first reported by the New York Daily News, the Staten Island Republican will plead guilty to one count of ta...

Staten Island Republican Michael Grimm is pleading guilty to tax evasion Tuesday afternoon, but he doesn’t appear to think that should keep him from serving his constituents.

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Entertainment

2014’s Biggest Scandals

2014’s Biggest Scandals

From “The Fappening” to Iggy Azalea’s controversial rise to the fall of Honey Boo Boo, a look back at the celebrity stories we couldn’t stop talking about in 2014…for better or for worse. (And usually, for worse.)The Sony Hack, Part IThere are so ...

It was the year Bill Cosby made us sad, pretty much every celebrity was hacked, and Kim Kardashian’s butt broke the Internet. A look back at 2014’s most scandalous Hollywood stories.

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The 14 Worst Movies of 2014

The 14 Worst Movies of 2014

Yes, there have been plenty of excellent films this year, but also A LOT of stinkers. Here are the worst of the worst.

Yes, there have been plenty of excellent films this year, but also A LOT of stinkers. Here are the worst of the worst.

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The Revolutionary Women of ‘Selma’

The Revolutionary Women of ‘Selma’

The “Black Lives Matter” movement has spread across the globe in the wake of several high-profile instances of police killing unarmed black people. The burgeoning crusade has separated itself from earlier, similar civil movements in a myriad of wa...

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ is important not only for its story, but because of the spotlight it places on women like Coretta King, who isn’t reduced to a stoic matriarch or devoted spouse.

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Havana: Hip-Hop’s Second Home

Havana: Hip-Hop’s Second Home

I am not the first or last person to document the hip-hop scene in Cuba. In 2000, when I was 18 years old, I traveled to Cuba to make my first film La Ciudad del Hip-Hop about the flourishing scene in Alamar, a district in East Havana that the loc...

Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean. From its exterior, nothing looked like it had changed since the ‘70s, yet here was the home of hip-hop in Cuba.

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The 14 Worst Movies of 2014

The 14 Worst Movies of 2014

Yes, there have been plenty of excellent films this year, but also A LOT of stinkers. Here are the worst of the worst.

Yes, there have been plenty of excellent films this year, but also A LOT of stinkers. Here are the worst of the worst.

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Holiday Movie Preview

Holiday Movie Preview

From Oscar bait like Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ to the Kim Jong Un assassination comedy ‘The Interview,’ all the movies to look forward to for the rest of 2014.

From Oscar bait like Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ to the Kim Jong Un assassination comedy ‘The Interview,’ all the movies to look forward to for the rest of 2014.

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18 Fun Facts About ‘Love Actually’

18 Fun Facts About ‘Love Actually’

And you though you knew everything about the Christmas classic.

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Yep, These Children’s Characters Are Gay

Yep, These Children’s Characters Are Gay

Nickelodeon’s animated hit series The Legend of Korra was always progressive. It went places American children’s television typically avoids, with an ethnically diverse cast of characters—including a number of powerful, complicated girls and women...

You don’t hold hands and enter a spirit portal with just anyone. The Legend of Korra’s final scene confirmed something that children’s television rarely does: these characters are gay.

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Holiday Movie Preview

Holiday Movie Preview

From Oscar bait like Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ to the Kim Jong Un assassination comedy ‘The Interview,’ all the movies to look forward to for the rest of 2014.

From Oscar bait like Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ to the Kim Jong Un assassination comedy ‘The Interview,’ all the movies to look forward to for the rest of 2014.

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World News

The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS

The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS

KOBANI, Syria — It was a sunny day in late November when Ahmed Ismael, 22, went with a group of seven other fighters to ambush militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, on the eastern flank of this besieged town.Then the plan went...

The Ismael brothers were carpenters, not fighters. But when ISIS attacked, they took up arms and helped stop the jihadists in their tracks.

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Newest US Stealth Jet ‘10 Years Behind’

Newest US Stealth Jet ‘10 Years Behind’

When the Pentagon’s nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter finally enters service next year after nearly two decades in development, it won’t be able to support troops on the ground the way older planes can today. Its sensors won’t be able ...

America’s $400 billion, top-of-the-line aircraft can’t see the battlefield all that well. Which means it’s actually worse than its predecessors at fighting today’s wars.

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A Love Story, Crushed by al Qaeda

A Love Story, Crushed by al Qaeda

BEIRUT—It is December, but Sabrine Omar is still wearing her summer clothes. She knows that her husband, Ziad, is still wearing his summer uniform, likely shivering from the mountain cold in the border region that blurs the line between Lebanon an...

Sabrine and her soldier husband managed to marry against all odds, including her family’s wrath. Now, their love story faces an even bigger threat—his abduction by the Nusra Front.

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Free My Father From Prison in Iran

Free My Father From Prison in Iran

At this very moment, my father, Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, also known as Siamak Meher, is being detained in Karaj Prison in Iran.  He was arrested by security forces two months ago in Orumieh and was held in solitary confinement for 14 days by the...

My father, an Iranian blogger, is being psychologically tortured and imprisoned—all for blogging about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Newest US Stealth Jet ‘10 Years Behind’

Newest US Stealth Jet ‘10 Years Behind’

When the Pentagon’s nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter finally enters service next year after nearly two decades in development, it won’t be able to support troops on the ground the way older planes can today. Its sensors won’t be able ...

America’s $400 billion, top-of-the-line aircraft can’t see the battlefield all that well. Which means it’s actually worse than its predecessors at fighting today’s wars.

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Rebranding the Land Of Mongol Warriors

Rebranding the Land Of Mongol Warriors

Earlier this week, some Moscow elite—in a flurry of designer clothes and mink coats—boarded private jets and flew 500 miles east to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan republic, famous for being Russia's driver of ideas and economic development. ...

Even as Putin stresses the rhetoric of Russkiy Mir, a plucky little republic called Tatarstan is trying to brand itself as a land of ethnic harmony—never mind its bloody history stre...

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Celebrating Christmas in Syrian War Zone

Celebrating Christmas in Syrian War Zone

QAMISHLI, Syria — Between the collapsed economy and industrial-scale killing, one might be forgiven for assuming Christmas is a distant consideration in war-ravaged Syria.But in Qamishli, the largest city in the Kurdish-administered strip along th...

Divided and drained by war, Syrian Christians are determined to celebrate for the first time in four years.

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Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One

Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One

ROME—When the earth started shaking around Florence and Siena, Italy, last weekend, Alessandra Marino thought about one thing: David’s delicate ankles.Marino, the superintendent of culture in Florence, thought back to 2004 when experts warned that...

The masterpiece is huge, but structurally flawed and terribly vulnerable to seismic activity.

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Rebranding the Land Of Mongol Warriors

Rebranding the Land Of Mongol Warriors

Earlier this week, some Moscow elite—in a flurry of designer clothes and mink coats—boarded private jets and flew 500 miles east to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan republic, famous for being Russia's driver of ideas and economic development. ...

Even as Putin stresses the rhetoric of Russkiy Mir, a plucky little republic called Tatarstan is trying to brand itself as a land of ethnic harmony—never mind its bloody history stre...

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U.S. News

Marching in Memory of Akai Gurley

Marching in Memory of Akai Gurley

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Thousands of Cops Honor NYPD’s Fallen

Thousands of Cops Honor NYPD’s Fallen

NYPD Sgt. Jose Rodriguez worked through the night and into the next morning after two of his fellow officers were assassinated by a crazed gunman in Brooklyn.He returned home to learn that his 9-year-old son had been awakened in the night by a ter...

They risk their lives and they don’t always come home. The NYPD buries one of its own on a bright winter day.

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A Finishing School for Transwomen

A Finishing School for Transwomen

Since the age of six or seven, Wendy Roome knew was something was terribly wrong about her. It was the 1950s. And she was a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Then known as William, she felt uncomfortable, nervous, and withdrawn and kept even family an...

Le Femme Finishing School helps transwomen find their inner beauty, no matter their age.

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Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans

Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans

In January 2014, a lifelong District of Columbia parks employee, Medric Mills, collapsed while walking with his grown daughter. They were across the street from a fire station, close enough for his daughter to yell for help. Mills was lying on the...

Regulations and rules are making it harder to do the right thing.

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St. Louis Shooting Is the Anti-Ferguson

St. Louis Shooting Is the Anti-Ferguson

Unlike with Michael Brown, there is no mystery surrounding the death of another black teen in Missouri who died after being shot by a cop. Thanks to surveillance video of the incident, there are virtually no accusations that the as-of-yet unnamed ...

While the Michael Brown case suffered from hazy details, this incident features cameras that provide police a version of events that support the officer’s self-defense claims.

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Tech + Health

2014: Revenge of the Creationists

2014: Revenge of the Creationists

Science denialism is alive in the United States and 2014 was yet another blockbuster year for preposterous claims from America’s flakerrati.  To celebrate the year, here are the top 10 anti-science salvos of 2014.1) America’s leading science denia...

From Ann Coulter on Ebola to evangelicals on climate change, 2014 was full of award-worthy science denialism.

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Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords

Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords

Not sure if you noticed, but 2014 has been a banner year for animal robots. Seriously. There’s some James Bond super-villain levels of cross-pollination between the wild kingdom and the sterile labs of robotics geniuses, a regular NatGeo-meets-Ins...

Science imitates nature as researchers dream up robotic dogs, cheetahs, sharks and even cockroaches.

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No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony

No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony

So, “The Interview” is to be released after all. The news that the satirical movie—which revolves around a plot to murder Kim Jong-Un—will have a Christmas Day release as planned, will prompt renewed scrutiny of whether, as the US authorities hav...

The FBI and the President may claim that the Hermit Kingdom is to blame for the most high-profile network breach in forever. But almost all signs point in another direction.

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Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa

Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa

Google’s aggressive plan to bring the Internet to over one billion new people—primarily rural Africans and Southeast Asians—seems like something out of a science fiction movie. The idea calls for the production of solar powered balloons that would...

Google and Facebook want to bring the Internet—and with it, startup culture—to 4 billion people who’ve never had it. But Africa’s version of Silicon Valley will be uncharted territory.

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Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords

Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords

Not sure if you noticed, but 2014 has been a banner year for animal robots. Seriously. There’s some James Bond super-villain levels of cross-pollination between the wild kingdom and the sterile labs of robotics geniuses, a regular NatGeo-meets-Ins...

Science imitates nature as researchers dream up robotic dogs, cheetahs, sharks and even cockroaches.

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Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires. Yes, I was surprised to learn that the same forest shrub that we love to smooch under every December is a parasite that spends its days sucking the “lifeforce” from tree...

When it’s not the holiday posterplant, mistletoe spends its days sucking the life out of trees worldwide.

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You’re Never ‘Cured’ of Eating Disorders

You’re Never ‘Cured’ of Eating Disorders

There are 14 stairs in front of me. Each one seems a mile high, and the entire flight an insurmountable obstacle. I give myself a pep talk. You’ve done 100 mile bike rides. This isn’t Mount Everest.I have lived the last two months on the ground fl...

Until doctors and researchers can decide what qualifies as ‘recovery’ from an eating disorder, patients continue to exist in a strange limbo.

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5 Hangover Cures to Save the Day After

5 Hangover Cures to Save the Day After

By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn The pounding headache, bloodshot eyes, achy muscles, heartburn… There’s no ignoring it: You’ve got a hangover. All of those tips to “stay away from sugary drinks,” “eat a substantial dinner” and “drink water af...

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Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires. Yes, I was surprised to learn that the same forest shrub that we love to smooch under every December is a parasite that spends its days sucking the “lifeforce” from tree...

When it’s not the holiday posterplant, mistletoe spends its days sucking the life out of trees worldwide.

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Make Carla Hall’s Green Bean Casserole

Make Carla Hall’s Green Bean Casserole

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 to 30 minutes Serves: 6 to 8 Skill Level: Easy3 cups vegetable oil Salt, to taste 4 shallots, 1 chopped and 3 thinly sliced, divided 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, divided 1/2 teaspoon ...

With crispy shallots and grated parmesan, this delicious casserole—created by ‘The Chew’ host—is perfect comfort eating on a cold day.

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Red Carpet Winners and Losers 2014

Red Carpet Winners and Losers 2014

Solange Knowles could do no wrong. Lena Dunham seemed to be doing flamenco. Lupita Nyong'o outshone them all. The winners and losers on this year’s red carpets were rarely dull.

Solange Knowles could do no wrong. Lena Dunham seemed to be doing flamenco. Lupita Nyong'o outshone them all. The winners and losers on this year’s red carpets were rarely dull.

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Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat

Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat

Every Christmas since 1966, a straw goat with arcing horns and red trim has stood proudly in the central square of a small Swedish town called Gävle. And for 24 of those years, the poor goat has been set on fire as part of an unofficial holiday tr...

Every year the small town of Gävle erects a massive straw goat at Christmas, and every year vandals try to burn the poor creature to the ground.

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Carla Hall’s Christmas Treat

Carla Hall’s Christmas Treat

Servings: 24 Skill level: Easy Prep Time: 30-45 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes1/4 cup dark rum 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar white sprinkles, for...

Christmas Day is one of indulgence and sloth. Make a batch of these rum balls, climb into a onesie, and let your favorite movie do the rest.

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Red Carpet Winners and Losers 2014

Red Carpet Winners and Losers 2014

Solange Knowles could do no wrong. Lena Dunham seemed to be doing flamenco. Lupita Nyong'o outshone them all. The winners and losers on this year’s red carpets were rarely dull.

Solange Knowles could do no wrong. Lena Dunham seemed to be doing flamenco. Lupita Nyong'o outshone them all. The winners and losers on this year’s red carpets were rarely dull.

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The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits

The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits

Today, counterfeit fashion evokes heaving piles of fake designer bags on Canal Street. Or fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M churning out runway imitations.But the phenomenon of counterfeiting is as old as couture itself. In the early 1900s...

Popular fashion designs have been copied throughout history—and a new exhibition reveals the blurred line between stealing an idea and celebratory homage.

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Make Carla Hall’s Christmas Roast Pork

Make Carla Hall’s Christmas Roast Pork

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes to 1 hour Serves: 8 ModerateFOR THE PORK LOIN:½ cup dried cranberries 1¼ cups cranberry juice, divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rub 2 shallots, minced ¾ cup Granny Smith apples, medium d...

Take shelter from stormy Christmas Eve skies with this sizzling seasonal roast, created by one of the hosts of ABC’s ‘The Chew.’

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One Cake to Rule Them All

One Cake to Rule Them All

Stollen first appeared in 1329, in Naumburgh an der Saale (near Leipzig, Germany), and was solely composed of oats, water, flour, and rape seed oil (canola oil). Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items suc...

A humble German fruit cake, which first emerged in the 14th century, became a formidable cultural and political force—and conquered the world.

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The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits

The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits

Today, counterfeit fashion evokes heaving piles of fake designer bags on Canal Street. Or fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M churning out runway imitations.But the phenomenon of counterfeiting is as old as couture itself. In the early 1900s...

Popular fashion designs have been copied throughout history—and a new exhibition reveals the blurred line between stealing an idea and celebratory homage.

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Women in the World

The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman

The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman

ISTANBUL—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision last week to arrest the editor in chief of an opposition newspaper is the latest crack in this country’s image as a modern, Westernized country. But it’s not the only sign of an erosion of rights.Turkey has had more than a decade of economic boom, and is now the sixth-most-visited tourist destination in the world. Yet, beyond the glittering skyscrapers and nightclubs, persistent questions remain over huma...

As Turkey’s president restricts free speech and ignores domestic violence, the country’s businesswomen are pushing back.

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Jena Malone: From Homeless to Hollywood

Jena Malone: From Homeless to Hollywood

“I’m a total weirdo,” Jena Malone confesses.The spritely actress has just returned from the modish milieu of Art Basel, where her experimental music duo The Shoe regaled the annual orgy of art (and cocaine) connoisseurs with selections off their s...

As a teen, she wowed in films like ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘Saved!’ Now Jena Malone is 30, and with roles in ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and a massive superhero film, all the rage.

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Why Didn’t Camille Dump Bill Cosby?

Why Didn’t Camille Dump Bill Cosby?

As the number of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault and other misbehavior grows dizzyingly high, it is becoming increasingly hard for all but the most devoted rape denialist to wave the accusations away as baseless. It’s also been hard fo...

Despite a dizzying number of women coming forward against her husband, Camille Cosby refuses to sharpen her blade of vengeance. Is this another case of cognitive dissonance?

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The Next Hobby Lobbys

The Next Hobby Lobbys

Six months after Hobby Lobby won an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s mandated contraceptive coverage, the mainstream population has largely lost interest. In the meantime, 26 companies have followed suit.These 26 for-profit companies, less...

Half a year since Hobby Lobby won its Supreme Court case, a new wave of companies have won the right to stop paying for female employees’ birth control.

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Jena Malone: From Homeless to Hollywood

Jena Malone: From Homeless to Hollywood

“I’m a total weirdo,” Jena Malone confesses.The spritely actress has just returned from the modish milieu of Art Basel, where her experimental music duo The Shoe regaled the annual orgy of art (and cocaine) connoisseurs with selections off their s...

As a teen, she wowed in films like ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘Saved!’ Now Jena Malone is 30, and with roles in ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and a massive superhero film, all the rage.

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Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability

Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability

In early November, Nicki Minaj took a bat to a Mercedes Benz that she had lent to Safaree “SB” Samuels, her simultaneous hypeman, pseudo-assistant, and boyfriend of 12 years. Earlier in the year, TMZ alleged, citing a police report, that a hotel r...

The Pinkprint holds the weight of watching a relationship crumble; where some have public meltdowns and volleys of badmouthing, Nicki Minaj has her punchlines, flows, and ‘an empire ...

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The Vatican’s Rare Nod to Nuns

The Vatican’s Rare Nod to Nuns

VATICAN CITY—Six years ago Pope Benedict XVI aimed to curb “a certain feminist spirit” and “secularist mentality” that the Church fathers discerned, to their dismay, in the ranks of American nuns. On Tuesday, when the Vatican under Pope Francis de...

The Catholic Church released its final report on its investigation into ‘feminist’ American nuns—and it took a softer stance toward the sisters.

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Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back

Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back

For months now, I’ve been worried about Wonder Woman, ever since I learned that husband-and-wife team David and Meredith Finch were chosen to write the newest run of the most iconic female superhero of all time.David is familiar to comic book read...

Now a husband-and-wife team is in charge of Wonder Woman’s image and her story line, and the first comic they produced is both leering and condescending.

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Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability

Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability

In early November, Nicki Minaj took a bat to a Mercedes Benz that she had lent to Safaree “SB” Samuels, her simultaneous hypeman, pseudo-assistant, and boyfriend of 12 years. Earlier in the year, TMZ alleged, citing a police report, that a hotel r...

The Pinkprint holds the weight of watching a relationship crumble; where some have public meltdowns and volleys of badmouthing, Nicki Minaj has her punchlines, flows, and ‘an empire ...

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Books

Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon

Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon

Whether it’s publishing, clothing, journalism, or tech—one of the biggest business stories in the past 20 years is how many storied companies missed the boat when it came to the power of the Internet. Publishing houses like Hachette now squabble w...

A new book tells the tale of how the rise of Amazon and e-commerce threatened the success of Big Box stores—until they learned to get in on the new game.

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  • Daphne Merkin vs. Lena Dunham

    Daphne Merkin vs. Lena Dunham

    The Fame Lunches, Daphne Merkin’s latest essay collection, roams widely over the cultural landscape of the past 35 years, to plumb the depths of collective obsessions, public personas and the larger implications of private wounds. Both as a trench...

    In a Q&A the legendary essayist and critic Daphne Merkin riffs on everything from Lena Dunham’s less interesting “flawed” self, her favorite writers, and how to write about sex.

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A Forgotten Nazi Fighter Reemerges

A Forgotten Nazi Fighter Reemerges

Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler—these names come readily to mind when we think of heroes of conscience. But few of us would recognize the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand, a German philosopher-turned-outspoken Nazi antagonis...

Dietrich von Hildebrand is best remembered today in theological circles for his contributions to Catholic thought. He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of...

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The Terror-Human Trafficking Nexus

The Terror-Human Trafficking Nexus

The list of atrocities committed by ISIS continues to grow, with the latest being a chilling pamphlet that details the organization’s policy on treating the women they kidnap and then use as sex slaves. This is the latest account of ISIS’s dealing...

The intersection of drugs and terrorism has long been investigated. Now, the recent actions of ISIS and Boko Haram are drawing attention to the role of human trafficking.

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Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings

Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings

Paul Strohm’s vibrant chronicle of a pivotal year in Geoffrey Chaucer’s life, Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury (Viking), enriches our understanding of a towering literary figure by placing him in a densely populated social and histo...

Geoffrey Chaucer was England’s first literary superstar with Canterbury Tales. How he got there is just as fascinating.

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A Forgotten Nazi Fighter Reemerges

A Forgotten Nazi Fighter Reemerges

Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler—these names come readily to mind when we think of heroes of conscience. But few of us would recognize the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand, a German philosopher-turned-outspoken Nazi antagonis...

Dietrich von Hildebrand is best remembered today in theological circles for his contributions to Catholic thought. He should also be remembered for being an early and eloquent foe of...

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The Alps You’ve Never Seen Before

The Alps You’ve Never Seen Before

With photos of concrete, mud, crumbling ski lodges, denuded landscapes, and forbidding mountains, Olaf Unverzart has bid adieu to the stereotypical image of the Alps. See his work.

With photos of concrete, mud, crumbling ski lodges, denuded landscapes, and forbidding mountains, Olaf Unverzart has bid adieu to the stereotypical image of the Alps. See his work.

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The Michael Jordan of Cricket

The Michael Jordan of Cricket

Wickets, googleys, bouncers, centurions, and leg spins—it’s enough to make a baseball-loving Yank’s head spin.Those terms, along with a multitude of others, can be found sprayed throughout a new memoir by the Indian former cricket player Sachin Te...

Sachin Tendulkar may be one of the most brilliant players in the sport, but he struggles to liven up his memoirs.

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Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?

Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?

Between August 13 and September 4, 2002, the Oakland Athletics baseball team didn’t lose a single time. For twenty consecutive games—an American League record—a team of misfits and overlooked talent dominated Major League Baseball like never befor...

In an excerpt from their new book, two former Office of Management and Budget directors ask whether or not a focus on numbers and hard evidence—not emotion—could transform American g...

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The Alps You’ve Never Seen Before

The Alps You’ve Never Seen Before

With photos of concrete, mud, crumbling ski lodges, denuded landscapes, and forbidding mountains, Olaf Unverzart has bid adieu to the stereotypical image of the Alps. See his work.

With photos of concrete, mud, crumbling ski lodges, denuded landscapes, and forbidding mountains, Olaf Unverzart has bid adieu to the stereotypical image of the Alps. See his work.

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