The Best of the Beast, April 14-April 20

Our favorite stories for your weekend reading list.

A Rape Allegation Rocks Hollywood
by Tim Teeman

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, the man claiming to have been sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer reveals a shocking catalog of alleged abuse that has “destroyed” his life.

Jews In Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom?
By Anna Nemtsova

The grand rabbi of Donetsk talks to The Daily Beast about fliers ordering Jews to register or be deported from the pro-Russian “republic” proclaimed there.

Why Your Doctor Hates Her Job
By Daniela Drake

Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?

Brandon Presser

Iceland is Beautiful. And Sooo Weird.
By Kevin Fallon

A land of fire, ice, and elves, Iceland is a beacon of nature’s majesty and culture. It’s also quite possibly the strangest place ever. And that’s precisely why you should go.

Chinese Drones Target Drug Kingpin
By Brendan Hong

How China used drones to capture a Burmese drug kingpin.

Are Atheists the New Mormons?
By Michael Schulson

Atheists are holding their annual convention in Salt Lake City, but things have been surprisingly cordial. Maybe these uniquely American groups have more in common than they think.

Justin Jedlica who lives in New York is a real life "Ken" from the other half of Barbie and Ken. Justin has spent over $100,000 dollars on cosmetic surgery and has even had implants put into his arms and chest to give more definition. (Jae Donnelly/The Sun/NI Syndication/Redux)

Meet Justin Jedica, the Real-Life Ken Doll
By Erin Cunningham

It took Justin Jedlica 149 cosmetic procedures to look like this. He says Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers were his idols, while the Real Life Barbie is just faking it.

Avoid Coachella At All Costs
By Marlow Stern

It’s become an oasis for douchebags and trust fund babies. Stay away.

Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars' Patriarchy Movement
By Amanda Marcotte

The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders.

Christoph Gielen


The Beauty of the ‘Burbs

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