Politics

Cory Booker’s Tofurkey Pledge

Cory Booker’s Tofurkey Pledge

In the uncomfortable and often impractical space between politics and folklore, Cory Booker presides. Few politicians garner the celebrity that Senator Booker does, and fewer still seem so earnest and human while doing it. Booker has mastered a re...

Fire-fighting, hunger-striking, snow-shoveling U.S. Senator Cory Booker is up to something new this holiday season: veganism.

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Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories

Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories

The House Intelligence Committee’s report on the 2012 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is undermining years of GOP talking points—and some Republicans, understandably, aren’t taking it well.Former House speaker Newt G...

The new House report is tearing apart dozens of GOP claims about the 2012 attack. From Darrell Issa’s ‘stand down order’ to Lindsey Graham’s Hillary slam, see who was discredited.

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Walmart Lifts Black Friday’s Curse

Walmart Lifts Black Friday’s Curse

Thanksgiving—the day we begin our annual sacrifice of tears and treasure to “the holiday season”— heightens the intensity of life’s everyday questions like a Schedule I drug. How do I handle the traffic? How do I handle the travel? How do I handle...

The megachain is opting out of the crazed in-store Thanksgiving consumer rush, and we’re all the better off for it.

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Cory Booker’s Tofurkey Pledge

Cory Booker’s Tofurkey Pledge

In the uncomfortable and often impractical space between politics and folklore, Cory Booker presides. Few politicians garner the celebrity that Senator Booker does, and fewer still seem so earnest and human while doing it. Booker has mastered a re...

Fire-fighting, hunger-striking, snow-shoveling U.S. Senator Cory Booker is up to something new this holiday season: veganism.

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The Race to Be Hillary’s Karl Rove

The Race to Be Hillary’s Karl Rove

Wherever two or more Democrats are gathered these days, there is only one thing they talk about.“Who is going to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager?” asked one political operative in the hallways of a Midtown Manhattan hotel where some of the p...

Bereft of a competitive 2016 primary, Democrats are backing candidates for Clinton campaign manager. How the top three—Obama-style, classic Clinton, true left—would shape her run.

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Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration

Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration

As a kid growing up in New York I didn’t know anything about Mexicans. I knew Cubans and Puerto Ricans, but Mexicans? We might as well be talking about Martians. I couldn’t tell a burrito from a sombrero.That changed when I moved to Los Angeles. S...

Yes, we need to do something to help the undocumented immigrants already here—but not in a way that drives down workers’ wages.

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Entertainment

What Does It Feel Like To Be Catcalled?

What Does It Feel Like To Be Catcalled?

Much has been made of recent videos documenting how women are too often treated on the streets of our cities. The more serious videos have brought attention to the issue and spawned numerous parodies.Street harassment and catcalling are sadly comm...

How does it feel to be harassed while walking down the street?

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Sailor Moon Saves the Universe in Heels

Sailor Moon Saves the Universe in Heels

Tsukino Usagi is back.Starting this past summer, streaming video service Hulu broadcast the long-delayed, but all new, episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal (美少女戦士セーラームーン).Adapted from the 20-year-old manga, Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of middle...

In a world where comic book fantasy stubbornly lingers in male-oriented storytelling, ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ tells the story of a flibbertigibbet who becomes a guardian of the galaxy.

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Necrophiliac Penguins Headline Kids Film

Necrophiliac Penguins Headline Kids Film

Who doesn’t love penguins? Whether the flightless birds are entering loving gay relationships or being narrated by Morgan Freeman, penguins are cute sons of guns.And the flightless birds will once again enjoy some good publicity with the Wednesday...

Sure, the Adélie penguins in ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ look cute. But the species is also noted for its ‘astonishing depravity,’ including necrophilia and infanticide.

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What Unites Bill Cosby’s Defenders?

What Unites Bill Cosby’s Defenders?

If there is one place I had prayed we would not see partisanship rear its head, it is in connection with the Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal. But disgustingly, it has happened.Last week we heard Glenn Beck say Cosby was “raped” by the AP reporte...

Are they all conservative? All liberal? All white? All black? No, no, no, and no. But funny thing—they are all men.

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Sailor Moon Saves the Universe in Heels

Sailor Moon Saves the Universe in Heels

Tsukino Usagi is back.Starting this past summer, streaming video service Hulu broadcast the long-delayed, but all new, episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal (美少女戦士セーラームーン).Adapted from the 20-year-old manga, Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of middle...

In a world where comic book fantasy stubbornly lingers in male-oriented storytelling, ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ tells the story of a flibbertigibbet who becomes a guardian of the galaxy.

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Guide

The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Guide

Because your TV binging should be about as gluttonous as your eating Thanksgiving weekend, we perused the exhaustive buffet of marathons, specials, and TV events planned for these highlights worth sampling.Wednesday, Nov. 26A Charlie Brown Thanksg...

From a Grumpy Cat movie to some spectacular thing called ‘When Turkeys Attack,’ here’s your handy guide to the best of the weekend’s many (many) TV offerings.

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Michael Phelps’s Girlfriend Tells All

Michael Phelps’s Girlfriend Tells All

On November 13, in a long, rambling Facebook post, Taylor Lianne Chandler addressed why she was “freaked out” that her alleged romantic relationship with Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist, had been exposed in the tabloids. She clai...

Taylor Chandler claims she met the Olympic champion on Tinder, and they fell in love. Then she came out as intersex and the media went nuts. Now she tells her side of the story.

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The Best Movies to See This Thanksgiving

The Best Movies to See This Thanksgiving

All the movies to see (or skip) this Thanksgiving weekend, from Steve Carell’s Oscar bait turn as a schizophrenic Svengali to the latest installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise.

All the movies to see (or skip) this Thanksgiving weekend, from Steve Carell’s Oscar bait turn as a schizophrenic Svengali to the latest installment of the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise.

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Guide

The Ultimate Thanksgiving TV Guide

Because your TV binging should be about as gluttonous as your eating Thanksgiving weekend, we perused the exhaustive buffet of marathons, specials, and TV events planned for these highlights worth sampling.Wednesday, Nov. 26A Charlie Brown Thanksg...

From a Grumpy Cat movie to some spectacular thing called ‘When Turkeys Attack,’ here’s your handy guide to the best of the weekend’s many (many) TV offerings.

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World News

Pope Attacks ‘Haggard’ Europe

Pope Attacks ‘Haggard’ Europe

Pope Francis launched a blistering attack against Europe Tuesday claiming that the former cradle of democracy was growing “haggard,” soulless, and irrelevant.Francis became the first pope to address the European Parliament since the end of the Col...

When Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament, he told MEPs that Europe was tired and decrepit, and not doing enough to help imperiled migrants.

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Money Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

Money Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

“Countries have promised resources to fight Ebola. Which have delivered?”It’s this question that inspired nonprofit ONE.org to create an Ebola tracker to figure out just that. While the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), t...

Little has been delivered of the millions countries pledged to fight the disease: 7 percent of China’s $122M, 17 percent of the EU’s $265M, and 43 percent of the United States’ $572M.

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U.S. Not Training Anti-ISIS Army Yet

U.S. Not Training Anti-ISIS Army Yet

In conjunction with air strikes, the American mission to train and equip the Syrian moderate opposition is a central part of the Obama administration's strategy to counter ISIS. Yet this strategy and its execution are deeply flawed, say Congr...

It’s been two months since Congress authorized a train-and-equip mission to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS—but recruiting has not started, and training won’t begin until spring of nex...

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Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama

Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama

From practically the day he took office as the 24th Secretary of Defense less than two years ago, Chuck Hagel was a marked man. After one of the more brutal confirmation hearings of a senior Cabinet official in recent memory—Hagel had to apologize...

He's stepping down after less than two lackluster years inside the Pentagon walls and disastrous developments around the world.

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Money Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

Money Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

“Countries have promised resources to fight Ebola. Which have delivered?”It’s this question that inspired nonprofit ONE.org to create an Ebola tracker to figure out just that. While the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), t...

Little has been delivered of the millions countries pledged to fight the disease: 7 percent of China’s $122M, 17 percent of the EU’s $265M, and 43 percent of the United States’ $572M.

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Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?

Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine—When skirmishes began in this corner of eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Yuriy Bereza decided to use “direct action” (read fists and clubs), threats, and incentives to ensure this fourth largest city—and a mainly Russian-...

In an exclusive interview, one of the top pro-Kiev militia commanders talks about the cowardice of some of Ukraine’s regular army officers and his need for U.S. weapons.

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The Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, were dangerous for the world—whether with himself, with art school, with his dreams of grandeur, with Eva Braun, with his hatred of Jews—or, more obscurely, with Turkey.To s...

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’

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Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace

Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace

Only a few hours are left before time runs out on negotiations with Iran to contain its nuclear program, and everyone’s asking, “Deal or no deal?” But the real question is, “War or peace?” “People forget where we were two years ago,” says Rouzbe...

It’s not a matter of a breakthrough in the Vienna talks or muddling through indefinitely if they fail. If that happens, Iran will be much more dangerous, and so will Israel.

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Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?

Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine—When skirmishes began in this corner of eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Yuriy Bereza decided to use “direct action” (read fists and clubs), threats, and incentives to ensure this fourth largest city—and a mainly Russian-...

In an exclusive interview, one of the top pro-Kiev militia commanders talks about the cowardice of some of Ukraine’s regular army officers and his need for U.S. weapons.

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U.S. News

The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis

The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis

East St. Louis, IL  — If you have information regarding the murder of Antonio Jones—a Ferguson man whose bullet-riddled body was found burned in the trunk of a car in East St. Louis last month—don't call the Major Case Squad. At least not at ...

Police investigating the mysterious murder of a Ferguson man suddenly packed up and left. The murder tipline now goes to a charity organization.

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This Is America Outraged

This Is America Outraged

Ferguson protests swept the nation yesterday, after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown.

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90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson

90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson

As Michael Brown and Police Officer Darren Wilson struggled furiously in the open window of the squad car, the teen’s friend could only wish for a peacemaker to appear.“I almost feel like someone needs to come out here and say something to either ...

We need to understand what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Ferguson before we can begin to change how we police ourselves.

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The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis

The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis

East St. Louis, IL  — If you have information regarding the murder of Antonio Jones—a Ferguson man whose bullet-riddled body was found burned in the trunk of a car in East St. Louis last month—don't call the Major Case Squad. At least not at ...

Police investigating the mysterious murder of a Ferguson man suddenly packed up and left. The murder tipline now goes to a charity organization.

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Top Cop-Killers? Sovereign Citizens

Top Cop-Killers? Sovereign Citizens

When Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies Christopher Smith and Colin Wulfekuhl responded to a call about a house fire in Tallahassee last Saturday, they were greeted by the burning home’s occupant, 53-year-old Curtis Wade Holley, brandishing a .40 cali...

Just last week an anti-government extremist ambushed and killed a police officer after setting his own house on fire. One ex-police chief is telling local law enforcement how to spot...

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Tech + Health

Money Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

Money Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

“Countries have promised resources to fight Ebola. Which have delivered?”It’s this question that inspired nonprofit ONE.org to create an Ebola tracker to figure out just that. While the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), t...

Little has been delivered of the millions countries pledged to fight the disease: 7 percent of China’s $122M, 17 percent of the EU’s $265M, and 43 percent of the United States’ $572M.

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Insurance Killed Me, Despite Obamacare

Insurance Killed Me, Despite Obamacare

How far will a health-insurance company go to deny coverage when you are really sick?How willing are they to risk their customers’ health and possibly their lives? Well let me tell you my experience with Health Republic and its affiliate MagnaCare...

Malcolm MacDougall’s insurance company delayed and denied cancer treatments despite his premiums being paid. The Affordable Care Act did nothing to save his life.

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Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?

Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?

Welcome to the brave new world of technology-enhanced human reproduction with its promise of alleviating the heartache of infertility, and its dangers of crossing ethical and moral lines.  At a time when more options are available for women to con...

Should a woman’s own 55-year-old mother bear the woman’s (gulp) triplets? Well, it’s happening. Where should society draw the lines here?

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The Black Hole Tango

The Black Hole Tango

Something fascinating is going on in the gravitational dance of galaxies, from watching the slow twirls of the dancers.Galaxies in the Universe are not spread out randomly; instead, they form a vast web, forming clusters with long filaments connec...

A new paper reveals that black holes seem to know their place in the cosmic web, aligning with one another despite huge separations in space.

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Insurance Killed Me, Despite Obamacare

Insurance Killed Me, Despite Obamacare

How far will a health-insurance company go to deny coverage when you are really sick?How willing are they to risk their customers’ health and possibly their lives? Well let me tell you my experience with Health Republic and its affiliate MagnaCare...

Malcolm MacDougall’s insurance company delayed and denied cancer treatments despite his premiums being paid. The Affordable Care Act did nothing to save his life.

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The Disabled Women Feminism Forgets

The Disabled Women Feminism Forgets

With viral hashtags like #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen and #DropDunham, it’s easier than ever for activists to finally make headway against feminism’s traditional allegiance to white, straight, cisgender, and non-disabled women only.After the Isla Vi...

Unwittingly or not, modern feminism is leaving its disabled sisters out of the discussion.

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Meet the Rescue Pilots of ‘Ebola Air’

Meet the Rescue Pilots of ‘Ebola Air’

Phoenix Air Group, a U.S.-based air charter, can fly anything.Designed for “special missions,” the privately owned company is capable of transporting precious cargo anywhere in the world. In the 30 years since the company’s inception, “cargo” has ...

They’ve transported dolphins, satellite parts, even wolves. Then came a call to pick up two stricken American health workers. How Phoenix became the U.S. government’s go-to rescuer.

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Insane Requirement for Gay Blood Donors

Insane Requirement for Gay Blood Donors

Can you be a victim of discrimination if no one knows you are?Such is the case for gay and bisexual men, who are still, in 2014, banned from donating blood, even though most people probably don’t know it. This week, an FDA committee recommended mo...

An FDA committee recommends shrinking lifetime ban to one-year ‘deferral period’—but it’s still more politics than science.

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The Disabled Women Feminism Forgets

The Disabled Women Feminism Forgets

With viral hashtags like #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen and #DropDunham, it’s easier than ever for activists to finally make headway against feminism’s traditional allegiance to white, straight, cisgender, and non-disabled women only.After the Isla Vi...

Unwittingly or not, modern feminism is leaving its disabled sisters out of the discussion.

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Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive

Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive

Is it possible to really look forward to something, while dreading it too? Thanksgiving may be about family, but that comes with an intimidating collection of double-edged swords. You may well be about to embark on four days of cosseting, eating, ...

If only it began and ended with the warm glow of family love. But Thanksgiving is also a nightmarish obstacle course. Here’s The Daily Beast’s (hopefully) wisdom-filled emergency kit.

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Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix

Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix

“Take off your clothes,” was the first thing I heard. The voice was deep, husky, and stern. My heart palpitated. My whole body shook. I had no idea what was happening, or what to expect.I was in a fifth-floor apartment in New York’s East Village...

In a dramatic life that has included a police raid and prosecution, Dr. Charlayne Grenci has made delivering pain and pleasure into both a business and area of study.

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The Death of the English Eccentric

The Death of the English Eccentric

The obituaries marking the death of the 88-year-old Duchess of Alba, or Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, to give her full name, are a reminder of just how dull the modern aristocracy can some...

Sure, there are some colorful English aristocrats still around, but is the age of the delightfully nutty toff at an end? Will any, ever again, invent a revolver for killing wasps?

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Rocking The AMA Red Carpet

Rocking The AMA Red Carpet

It was a night of the full-length and fitted, the barely there, and the very yellow (go Rita Ora!). Here is the best and worst from the red carpet at Sunday's 2014 American Music Awards.

It was a night of the full-length and fitted, the barely there, and the very yellow (go Rita Ora!). Here is the best and worst from the red carpet at Sunday's 2014 American Music...

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Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix

Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix

“Take off your clothes,” was the first thing I heard. The voice was deep, husky, and stern. My heart palpitated. My whole body shook. I had no idea what was happening, or what to expect.I was in a fifth-floor apartment in New York’s East Village...

In a dramatic life that has included a police raid and prosecution, Dr. Charlayne Grenci has made delivering pain and pleasure into both a business and area of study.

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The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows

The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows

Every year for about six weeks—from mid-November until early January—the Christmas windows of New York’s most famous stores attract millions of visitors and New Yorkers—and for a very good reason. They are striking, incredibly elaborate, and they ...

From classic holiday tunes to sculpture, the big New York stores hope their beautifully designed Christmas windows will attract millions of onlookers and customers.

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Drawing Room Coup at 'Brideshead'

Drawing Room Coup at 'Brideshead'

In the latest twist to a decades-long family feud, Simon Howard and his wife Rebecca have been forced out of Castle Howard, the Yorkshire stately home which was the setting for the TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, in a dr...

Sources tell the Royalist that Simon and Becci Howard (nee Sief) have conceded defeat in the battle, and have moved out of Castle Howard

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The Many Lives of David Hockney

The Many Lives of David Hockney

Like a pop diva at the VMAs, artist David Hockney has managed to stay relevant through a constant series of transformations since he burst onto the scene nearly six decades ago.There is usually something transparent about the artifice required by ...

The artist has achieved what often seems impossible—to stay relevant throughout his entire career. His secret: not being afraid to change with the times.

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The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows

The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows

Every year for about six weeks—from mid-November until early January—the Christmas windows of New York’s most famous stores attract millions of visitors and New Yorkers—and for a very good reason. They are striking, incredibly elaborate, and they ...

From classic holiday tunes to sculpture, the big New York stores hope their beautifully designed Christmas windows will attract millions of onlookers and customers.

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Women in the World

To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Girls

To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Girls

When Gugu was a 14-year-old girl in Johannesburg, South Africa, she was raped, shot and left for dead. Miraculously, she survived after spending three months in a coma, but when she woke up, the doctor had another potential death sentence to deliver: she had contracted HIV. And if that news wasn't enough to deal with, she was also pregnant.This fate is unfortunately not rare for girls, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. And as it turns out, violence against g...

A powerful public-private partnership is working urgently to stop violence against children, reports Together for Girls director Michele Moloney-Kitts.

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Women Share Secret Abortion Stories

Women Share Secret Abortion Stories

Brittany Mostiller had just turned 23 years old when she found out she was pregnant again. She thought about suicide. The Chicago native was already a mother to three girls under the age of seven, and was just getting by, working a part-time job a...

One in three women has had an abortion in the United States—but their stories often remain private. A new campaign aims to change that.

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What Should I Call the Man I Love?

What Should I Call the Man I Love?

“I don’t want to see other people,” he announced after our third date. “I want to see you exclusively”.“Does this mean you are my boyfriend?” I asked.“Boyfriend?”He cringed.When this dialogue took place, I had been out of the dating scene for a bi...

After two decades out of the dating scene, a fortysomething woman is suddenly in an exclusive relationship with a new man - but is "boyfriend" the right word?

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Opportunity Abroad for Cameroonian Women

Opportunity Abroad for Cameroonian Women

Brenda and John Mazieno Nkwenti, married for four years with two young boys ages 4 and 2, are currently separated, because John wants his wife to be a housewife – just like the majority of Cameroonian women.Brenda, now 34, is currently in tourism ...

In a country that discriminates against women, it’s hard for Cameroonian ladies to find a rewarding career. So some are hitting the road and finding success – via the tourism industr...

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Women Share Secret Abortion Stories

Women Share Secret Abortion Stories

Brittany Mostiller had just turned 23 years old when she found out she was pregnant again. She thought about suicide. The Chicago native was already a mother to three girls under the age of seven, and was just getting by, working a part-time job a...

One in three women has had an abortion in the United States—but their stories often remain private. A new campaign aims to change that.

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What It Feels Like For a Girl in Iraq

What It Feels Like For a Girl in Iraq

As a person in Iraq, you learn from an early age how to become “lifeless” – absolutely numb with no feelings whatsoever. Everyone here has seen a dead body. Not a normal dead body, but a dead body that is missing some limbs due to some explosion, ...

A 17-year-old Iraqi girl writes that in her culture, women and girls face constant degradation and humiliations, large and small, even at the hands of their own families. She certain...

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The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola

The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola

Additional reporting by Cody Shane Griggers in MonroviaShe called herself the “boss lady” and despite his name, her big brother, Sheriff, 11, didn’t doubt it. Anne Marie had an uncommon feistiness for a five-year-old, especially for one who had ju...

UNICEF’s Chief of Crisis Communications chronicles six weeks in the life of a 5-year-old on the brink of Ebola.

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Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy

Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy

Known for her travel-inspired style and her striking, feminine pieces, iconic fashion designer Rachel Roy also constantly strives to assist women and children around the world.Roy has worked with organizations like Piece & Co., Born Free Afric...

On her new lip balm collection, what Tyra taught her and how being a mom inspires her management decisions.

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What It Feels Like For a Girl in Iraq

What It Feels Like For a Girl in Iraq

As a person in Iraq, you learn from an early age how to become “lifeless” – absolutely numb with no feelings whatsoever. Everyone here has seen a dead body. Not a normal dead body, but a dead body that is missing some limbs due to some explosion, ...

A 17-year-old Iraqi girl writes that in her culture, women and girls face constant degradation and humiliations, large and small, even at the hands of their own families. She certain...

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Books

The National Book Award-Winning Vet

The National Book Award-Winning Vet

Redeployment, Phil Klay’s National Book Award-winning book of short stories, opens with the lines: “We shot dogs. Not by accident. We did it on purpose, and we called it Operation Scooby. I’m a dog person so I thought about that a lot.”“We shot do...

Phil Klay, who served in Iraq, talked to The Daily Beast after winning the National Book Award about the fascination of war, whether Brooklyn is ‘cancerous with novelists,’ and more.

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  • James Patterson Goes Full Fahrenheit 451

    James Patterson Goes Full Fahrenheit 451

    Author James Patterson is calling out President Obama with a video of burning books.The best-selling author has released the video of individuals, including children, burning books to draw attention to what he believes is a lack of emphasis in the...

    The best-selling author talks to The Daily Beast about why he’s setting books on fire to get the president’s attention.

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Ivy League Frat Boy Repents (Kind Of)

Ivy League Frat Boy Repents (Kind Of)

Andrew Lohse’s Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy is a strong contender for the one of the year’s most scandalous books.Lohse, the former Dartmouth College student turned anti-fraternity activist profiled in Rolling Stone’s March 2012 hazing ex...

In ‘Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy,’ the self-induced, self-absorbed Greek tragedy of Andrew Lohse.

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How Clausewitz Invented Modern War

How Clausewitz Invented Modern War

It’s very hard indeed to think of a single thinker or writer who looms as large over their chosen field of study as Carl von Clausewitz. Clausewitz, on the odd chance you haven’t heard of him in this age of wars and rumors of wars, was a Prussian ...

Inspired by his combat experience in the Napoleonic wars, Carl von Clausewitz developed theories of warfare so effective that he is still the most quoted man on the battlefield.

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The Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, were dangerous for the world—whether with himself, with art school, with his dreams of grandeur, with Eva Braun, with his hatred of Jews—or, more obscurely, with Turkey.To s...

Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’

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Ivy League Frat Boy Repents (Kind Of)

Ivy League Frat Boy Repents (Kind Of)

Andrew Lohse’s Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy is a strong contender for the one of the year’s most scandalous books.Lohse, the former Dartmouth College student turned anti-fraternity activist profiled in Rolling Stone’s March 2012 hazing ex...

In ‘Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy,’ the self-induced, self-absorbed Greek tragedy of Andrew Lohse.

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How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth

How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth

Even before The Plot Against America was published, Philip Roth felt obliged to deny reports that his new novel was an allegorical indictment of George W. Bush. “Some readers are going to want to take this book as a roman a clef to the present mom...

Philip Roth denied that ‘The Plot Against America’ was an indictment of George W. Bush. But the 2004 novel’s themes of powerlessness and rage certainly resonated at the time.

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The Week’s Best Longreads

The Week’s Best Longreads

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA By Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Rolling Stone Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. Wh...

UVA’s Rape Culture, murdered DEA agents and the Where’s Waldo Bandit. The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

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What It Takes to Exterminate the Grizzly

What It Takes to Exterminate the Grizzly

One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off t...

Yellowstone grizzly bears face the two greatest threats to their survival in our lifetime: global warming and the U.S. government. Between them they could wipe the bears out.

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How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth

How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth

Even before The Plot Against America was published, Philip Roth felt obliged to deny reports that his new novel was an allegorical indictment of George W. Bush. “Some readers are going to want to take this book as a roman a clef to the present mom...

Philip Roth denied that ‘The Plot Against America’ was an indictment of George W. Bush. But the 2004 novel’s themes of powerlessness and rage certainly resonated at the time.

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