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    Democrats’ Civil War Hits Virginia

    Democrats’ Civil War Hits Virginia

    It’s 2016 all over again in the Virginia gubernatorial primary, as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are backing populist and super-charged campaigner Tom Perriello while the state’s two senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, are with Ralph Northa...

    The first test of the party’s future since Trump bested Clinton is in a state where the Clinton brand is still strong.

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    Trump Betrayed People Who Protect Ame...

    Trump Betrayed People Who Protect Ame...

    When Donald Trump was elected, U.S. intelligence officials feared that allies would stop sharing critical intelligence information for fear that information might be passed on to Russia. European countries in particular rightfully worried their se...

    We don’t know—yet—why Trump feels the need to cower before Russia. We do know that he’s sold out our allies to benefit an adversary.

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    White House Staff ‘Hiding’ as Russia ...

    White House Staff ‘Hiding’ as Russia ...

    White House and administration officials are reeling at news that President Donald Trump shared classified information with Russia’s top diplomats during an Oval Office meeting last week.It’s the latest crisis jolting Trump’s senior staff in the w...

    ‘Do not ask me about how this looks, we all know how this looks,’ said one senior aide, after Trump gave highly classified information to Russian officials.

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    Democrats’ Civil War Hits Virginia

    Democrats’ Civil War Hits Virginia

    It’s 2016 all over again in the Virginia gubernatorial primary, as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are backing populist and super-charged campaigner Tom Perriello while the state’s two senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, are with Ralph Northa...

    The first test of the party’s future since Trump bested Clinton is in a state where the Clinton brand is still strong.

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    Can anything make Republicans, even a few of them, put party ahead of country?

    The Republicans’ Trump Problem—And Ours

    The Republicans’ Trump Problem—And Ours

    It’s the question of the hour, every hour now: What has to happen to make Republicans, even a few of them, put country before party and do what needs to be done about Donald Trump?That something serious needs to be done is clear. Trump has arguabl...

    So far, there’s no sign at all that they’re willing to put America’s ahead of the Donald’s—but Trump’s plummeting popularity could change their math.

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    Can an America With No Values ‘Win’?

    Can an America With No Values ‘Win’?

    In politics, the road to defeat is forever paved with good intentions. Ask my fellow presidential campaign staff losers about our efforts and I suspect you will hear us comfort ourselves with the notion that “at least we stayed true to our values....

    Bush and Obama, in their different ways, both felt they were trying to uphold and advance our values. What did it get them? Mostly backlash. Is Trump on to something?

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    Comedian Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse after a pretrial conference related to aggravated indecent assault charges in Norristown, Pennsylvania on December 14, 2016. / AFP / DOMINICK REUTER        (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bill Cosby: ‘Racism’ Motivating Accusers

    Bill Cosby: ‘Racism’ Motivating Accusers

    Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby has broken his silence concerning the 58 sexual-assault allegations against him, claiming the charges are racist.In a preview clip from an interview with Cosby airing Tuesday morning, his first since dozens and dozens...

    The comedy icon opens up about the many, many allegations of rape, drugging, and abuse against him in his first sit-down interview since his accusers’ stories came to light.

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    'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert pleads with President Trump to resign.

    Colbert to Trump: ‘Please Resign’

    Colbert to Trump: ‘Please Resign’

    The war of words between Stephen Colbert and President Donald Trump won’t be ending any time soon.On Monday night, hours after The Washington Post broke the news that Trump had, during a bout of Oval Office bragging, disclosed “highly classified i...

    The ‘Late Show’ host didn’t mince words on Monday night.

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    Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough reacts after being crowned 2017 Miss USA.

    Miss USA: Health Care Is a ‘Privilege...

    Miss USA: Health Care Is a ‘Privilege...

    As our most important democratic institutions continue to crumble and slip like sand through our fingers, it’s good to know that at least one time-tested tradition is immune to governmental stupidity/congressional malice/obstruction of justice/lig...

    Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough sparked controversy—and delighted conservatives—Sunday night by declaring health care “definitely” a “privilege,” not a right.

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    Aidy Bryant as Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during "Spicer Returns" in Studio 8H on May 13, 2017.

    Was SNL Take on Huckabee Sanders Sexist?

    Was SNL Take on Huckabee Sanders Sexist?

    This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live took aim at its latest target from the Trump administration, introducing its take on deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.Because not much is known about Sanders, who filled in for...

    Critics are arguing that Saturday Night Live’s spoof of White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took low blows at her weight.

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    'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert pleads with President Trump to resign.

    Colbert to Trump: ‘Please Resign’

    Colbert to Trump: ‘Please Resign’

    The war of words between Stephen Colbert and President Donald Trump won’t be ending any time soon.On Monday night, hours after The Washington Post broke the news that Trump had, during a bout of Oval Office bragging, disclosed “highly classified i...

    The ‘Late Show’ host didn’t mince words on Monday night.

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    Kourtney Kardashian poses nude.

    Kourtney Kardashian Bares All

    Kourtney Kardashian Bares All

    Her sister has broken the internet on multiple occasions by flashing a little flesh. So it should come as no surprise that newly single Kourtney Kardashian is following in the family tradition. Last night, the stunning reality star posted a reve...

    The eldest daughter in the Kardashian Klan has channeled her inner Kim, posting a nude photo of herself to Instagram.

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    Lady Gaga crowd surfs at the BMI stage as Semi-Precious Weapons performs during the 2010 Lollapalooza Festival in Grant Park on August 6, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Music Fests That’ll Make You Forget Fyre

    Music Fests That’ll Make You Forget Fyre

    It’s summer, and you know what that means: if you’re not instagramming, snapchatting, or going live from a music and arts festival, you might as well be dead already. Life is for the living, and June, July, and August are for packing up your cutes...

    These music fests are all but guaranteed to be better than that FEMA camp for spoiled Instagram kids.

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    Oliver: Comey Coverup Is ‘Pack of Lies’

    Oliver: Comey Coverup Is ‘Pack of Lies’

    “Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don’t. I don’t remember what they felt like.” That’s how John Oliver opened the latest edition of his Emmy-winning HBO program Last Week Tonight, and he has a valid point. This past week saw President Donal...

    The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host went off on Trump’s ‘startling decision’ to fire FBI Director James Comey over the bureau’s Trump-Russia probe.

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    Kourtney Kardashian poses nude.

    Kourtney Kardashian Bares All

    Kourtney Kardashian Bares All

    Her sister has broken the internet on multiple occasions by flashing a little flesh. So it should come as no surprise that newly single Kourtney Kardashian is following in the family tradition. Last night, the stunning reality star posted a reve...

    The eldest daughter in the Kardashian Klan has channeled her inner Kim, posting a nude photo of herself to Instagram.

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    World News

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Corbyn Hires Communist to Run Campaign

    Corbyn Hires Communist to Run Campaign

    LONDON — If the left-wing leader of the Labour Party is genuinely trying to convince mainstream British voters that they can trust him—he has a bafflingly obtuse way to show it.Jeremy Corbyn has just appointed a communist to help lead his election...

    Suddenly a radical ideologue dubbed the hard left’s Steve Bannon sits at the right hand of Britain’s Labour Party leader.

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    Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist and humanitarian, helped transport more than 1,000 survivors of ISIS slavery to Germany for medical and psychological treatment

    This Man Helped Save a Thousand Escap...

    This Man Helped Save a Thousand Escap...

    The Iraqi women who escaped from ISIS had their sights set on a new life in Germany. Where that was, they weren’t sure, but it was far away, they heard, and Dr. Mirza would take them there.His name was invoked all around the city of Duhok, in nort...

    A Yazidi advocate helped quietly usher 1,100 ISIS survivors to Germany in an unprecedented asylum program.

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    A Paradise to Die For

    A Paradise to Die For

    Since The Daily Beast’s original “Lost Girls” investigation last summer, additional evidence and archives have come to light, forcing a re-think of our conclusions. We now know more than two dozen other victims were also reported in the same regio...

    Why were her cut-offs found, but not her body? A series of murders and disappearances in Panama have baffled authorities. On the ground in the jungle, we take a fresh look.

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    Laptop Ban Would Be Win for Terrorists

    Laptop Ban Would Be Win for Terrorists

    Even before attempting any new attack on an airplane, terrorists could be on the brink of inflicting the most serious disruption of air travel since the 9/11 attacks.If the Department of Homeland Security goes ahead with plans to ban laptops from ...

    European officials demand that U.S. officials fly to Brussels to make a more convincing case for the new measure that would blast a hole in the airlines’ most lucrative market.

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    Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist and humanitarian, helped transport more than 1,000 survivors of ISIS slavery to Germany for medical and psychological treatment

    This Man Helped Save a Thousand Escap...

    This Man Helped Save a Thousand Escap...

    The Iraqi women who escaped from ISIS had their sights set on a new life in Germany. Where that was, they weren’t sure, but it was far away, they heard, and Dr. Mirza would take them there.His name was invoked all around the city of Duhok, in nort...

    A Yazidi advocate helped quietly usher 1,100 ISIS survivors to Germany in an unprecedented asylum program.

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    These Twitter Bots Tried to Steal France

    These Twitter Bots Tried to Steal France

    To the French electorate, last Friday’s eleventh-hour dump of hacked Emmanuel Macron documents was a snoozer. Voters yawned Macron into the presidency with nearly twice the votes of his far-right opponent Marie Le Pen. But if you’d weighed the imp...

    The Macron hack and the Twitter push that amplified it struck many as eerily reminiscent of Russia’s meddling in the US election—and for good reason.

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    Who’s Killing Women Tourists in Panama?

    Who’s Killing Women Tourists in Panama?

    Since The Daily Beast’s original “Lost Girls” investigation last summer, additional evidence and archives have been unearthed in the case. More than two dozen other victims were also reported in the same region of Panama, including a young woman f...

    A series of unsolved murders and disappearances in Panama have baffled authorities, claiming the lives of two young Dutch women, an American, and others.

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    The Vatican Big Bang Theory

    Vatican Looks for God in the Stars

    Vatican Looks for God in the Stars

    ROME—If you think faith and science can’t share common ground, think again. Experts in both realms met last week at the Vatican Observatory to prove their theory that you can’t have one without the other. “If you have no faith in your faith, that ...

    Pope Francis urges deep space explorers not to fear the truth about what’s out there.

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    These Twitter Bots Tried to Steal France

    These Twitter Bots Tried to Steal France

    To the French electorate, last Friday’s eleventh-hour dump of hacked Emmanuel Macron documents was a snoozer. Voters yawned Macron into the presidency with nearly twice the votes of his far-right opponent Marie Le Pen. But if you’d weighed the imp...

    The Macron hack and the Twitter push that amplified it struck many as eerily reminiscent of Russia’s meddling in the US election—and for good reason.

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    U.S.

    The Internet DGAF About Hillary’s News

    The Internet DGAF About Hillary’s News

    She’s baaack. If you were wondering how Hillary Clinton will spend her days post-election, you finally have your answer. On Monday, Clinton announced through email and Twitter her new political action group, Onward Together.Onward will fundraise ...

    People are less than excited about Clinton’s post-election project.

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    Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed before a press conference regarding a major drug bust, at the office of the New York Attorney General, September 23, 2016 in New York City.

    Cop Overdoses After Touching Fentanyl

    Cop Overdoses After Touching Fentanyl

    After arresting two men in a drug bust, Ohio police officer Chris Green returned to the East Liverpool Police Department headquarters to fill out the necessary paperwork. When another officer pointed out a white, powdery substance on Green’s shirt...

    Chris Green was about to go home after busting two men for drugs when he brushed some powder off his shirt. It was an opioid so strong that skin contact can kill.

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    Girl Scouts sell cookies as a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City. The scouts did brisk business, setting up shop in locations around Midtown Manhattan on National Girl Scout Cookie Day.

    Woman Allegedly Stole $15K of Cookies

    Woman Allegedly Stole $15K of Cookies

    Maybe she didn’t want to run out of Thin Mints. A Kentucky woman was indicted on charges for stealing more than $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies, reports the Lexington Herald Leader. The woman, Leah Ann Vick, was a 26-year-old Girl Scout troop...

    That’s a lot of cookies.

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    The Internet DGAF About Hillary’s News

    The Internet DGAF About Hillary’s News

    She’s baaack. If you were wondering how Hillary Clinton will spend her days post-election, you finally have your answer. On Monday, Clinton announced through email and Twitter her new political action group, Onward Together.Onward will fundraise ...

    People are less than excited about Clinton’s post-election project.

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    She Wanted a Divorce. He Needed to Die.

    She Wanted a Divorce. He Needed to Die.

    Joe Levin told the rabbi that the man he'd kidnapped was “half dead already.”Levin was talking about Joseph Masri, a Hasidic man who refused to give his wife a religious divorce. Rabbi Aharon Goldberg, who specialized in such cases in Israel,...

    Esther begged Joseph for a Hasidic divorce but got nowhere. Then a rabbi stepped in to solve her problem, permanently. His lawyers claim the FBI set him up.

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    Popovich STILL Unimpressed with Trump

    Popovich STILL Unimpressed with Trump

    San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich has no time for Trump’s antics. Before Game 1 of the NBA’s Western Conference against the Warriors, Popovich expressed his disdain for the president and his firing of FBI director James Comey, The Washington...

    The San Antonio Spurs coach continues his criticism of Trump.

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    Tech

    Flying Cars

    A Fantastic Flying Car That's No Fantasy

    A Fantastic Flying Car That's No Fantasy

    Who wouldn’t want a flying car?From New York’s collapsing railroad system to the coagulated freeways of Los Angeles, a giant collective scream arises from commuters demanding relief. So just imagine the delight of being able to summon your Uber ri...

    The Lilium Jet is the most notable of the aeronautic innovators rattling the aerospace giants with a new array of flying objects that promise to transform the way we travel.

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    4chan Blamed Dead Guy for Punching Nazi

    4chan Blamed Dead Guy for Punching Nazi

    Please disregard the man from the bondage porn videos whom 4chan’s politics board and several white supremacist sites repeatedly accused of punching white nationalist Richard Spencer in the face. That was all just a big misunderstanding.This time,...

    Soon after Richard Spencer was TKO’d outside Trump’s inauguration, 4chan’s politics den IDed Ray Bailey as the puncher and started doxxing. Just one problem: He’d been dead 422 days.

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    The Silk Road’s First Kingpin Murder

    The Silk Road’s First Kingpin Murder

    Ross had figured that one day it might come to this. That one day he would be faced with this kind of ruthless decision—to “call on my muscle,” as he’d told an associate. When that day came, he’d imagined that maybe he would have to end the life o...

    How quickly life changes. One minute you’re making $300 a week as a college researcher—and the next you’re deciding if someone should live or die.

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    #IAmAPreExistingCondition Stories

    #IAmAPreExistingCondition Stories

    Yesterday afternoon, the House narrowly pushed through the GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill, the American Health Care Act, or “Trumpcare.” If the bill passes in the Senate, roughly 24 million people could lose health coverage.While President Trump and ...

    Thousands took to Twitter to remind Republican lawmakers just who will lose coverage under the AHCA.

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    4chan Blamed Dead Guy for Punching Nazi

    4chan Blamed Dead Guy for Punching Nazi

    Please disregard the man from the bondage porn videos whom 4chan’s politics board and several white supremacist sites repeatedly accused of punching white nationalist Richard Spencer in the face. That was all just a big misunderstanding.This time,...

    Soon after Richard Spencer was TKO’d outside Trump’s inauguration, 4chan’s politics den IDed Ray Bailey as the puncher and started doxxing. Just one problem: He’d been dead 422 days.

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    Facebook’s Snuff Film Problem

    Facebook’s Snuff Film Problem

    Facebook Live broadcast a senseless murder on Cleveland’s streets. Showed the world a live feed of a Thai man killing his baby daughter before committing suicide. Aired the torture of a mentally ill man in Chicago.Now Facebook is hiring 3,000 peop...

    The company wouldn’t say if the 3,000 new watchers it is hiring to weed out the worst videos will be employees, or subcontract workers.

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    How ISIS’ Killer Drones Maximize Terror

    How ISIS’ Killer Drones Maximize Terror

    On January 23, the Islamic State (IS) released a trailer for an upcoming video from its Ninawa Province, something it only does for major releases, teasing what would become an unfolding media campaign. At the time, Iraqi and allied military force...

    The Caliphate’s robotic aircraft aren’t just battlefield tools. They’re also designed to win the propaganda war.

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    Trump

    TED Talks Confront Trumpian Reality

    TED Talks Confront Trumpian Reality

    A year ago, when the TED Conference landed on “The Future You” as its 2017 theme, their most existential decisions likely revolved around which cricket flour snack to offer to attendees. Then came you-know-what—Brexit, Trump, telluric populism—and...

    The TED Talks enterprise is transpartisan and above all that (but really secretly kinda liberal). How does it navigate Trumpism in its first major conference of the new era.

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    Facebook’s Snuff Film Problem

    Facebook’s Snuff Film Problem

    Facebook Live broadcast a senseless murder on Cleveland’s streets. Showed the world a live feed of a Thai man killing his baby daughter before committing suicide. Aired the torture of a mentally ill man in Chicago.Now Facebook is hiring 3,000 peop...

    The company wouldn’t say if the 3,000 new watchers it is hiring to weed out the worst videos will be employees, or subcontract workers.

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    Arts + Culture

    Norah O’Donnell: How I Faced Skin Cancer

    Norah O’Donnell: How I Faced Skin Cancer

    “I think it’s fair to say it scared the hell out of me,” Norah O’Donnell told The Daily Beast.The CBS This Morning cohost was talking about her recent bout with cancer, not expressing alarm about the strange and unpredictable behavior of Donald Tr...

    ‘If I can help or encourage someone to go get their yearly skin check, then that’s what I wanted to do,’ O’Donnell says of going public with her diagnosis and treatment.

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    Linney and Nixon Talk the Tonys & Trump

    Linney and Nixon Talk the Tonys & Trump

    On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the actresses Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, starring alongside each other in the critically acclaimed and Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, emerged from the Samuel J. Friedman...

    Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon swap the two lead female roles in the latest revival of ‘The Little Foxes.’ Between performances they talk Tony nominations, sexism, and the wisdom of ...

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    Middle East Peace Becomes a Broadway Hit

    Middle East Peace Becomes a Broadway Hit

    What would happen if you sat across the table from your mortal enemy and were asked to negotiate peace? What would you do?JT. Rogers’s play, Oslo, playing at Lincoln Center Theater, is the story of how the Oslo Accords of 1993 came to be signed at...

    ‘Oslo,’ about the complex diplomatic negotiations behind the Oslo Accords in 1993, is a frontrunner to win Best Play at the Tonys. Playwright J.T. Rogers explains how it came to be.

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    London’s Paradise For Pink Floyd Fans

    London’s Paradise For Pink Floyd Fans

    LONDON—After blockbuster rock ‘n’ roll exhibitions celebrating David Bowie and the Rolling Stones took London by storm in recent years, the spotlight now switches to Pink Floyd, a band who have never been quite comfortable in the glare of the ligh...

    Pink Floyd’s majestic sound, as heard in ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Dark Side of The Moon,’ became intertwined with their sets, props and album art—as an exhibition at London’s V&A muse...

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    Linney and Nixon Talk the Tonys & Trump

    Linney and Nixon Talk the Tonys & Trump

    On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the actresses Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, starring alongside each other in the critically acclaimed and Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, emerged from the Samuel J. Friedman...

    Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon swap the two lead female roles in the latest revival of ‘The Little Foxes.’ Between performances they talk Tony nominations, sexism, and the wisdom of ...

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    When Rauschenberg Erased a de Kooning

    When Rauschenberg Erased a de Kooning

    By the time Robert Rauschenberg died in 2008 at the age of 82, he was considered one of the great American artists of the 20th century. He was known for his radical experimentation, his work across materials and mediums, and his effort to explore ...

    The artist Robert Rauschenberg thought destroying a work by Willem de Kooning was ‘not a negation, it’s a celebration.’ The art world was divided.

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    Volunteers experience the installation "Infinity Mirrored Room-All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins" as the Hirshhorn museum trains staff and volunteers on crowd issues and such in advance of "Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Mirrors.", on February, 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    To Make a Blockbuster Art Show, Go Small

    To Make a Blockbuster Art Show, Go Small

    Around 25 years ago, I went to see the Mona Lisa in Paris. I was a college kid railpassing across Europe, and was excited to see the famous painting.Unfortunately, other people were too. The “Mona Lisa room” was a shit-show, packed with tourists s...

    The biggest blockbuster is now the blockbuster that no one can get into. The fewer people who can see the art, the cooler it is.

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    Pippa’s Royally Grand Wedding Plans

    Pippa’s Royally Grand Wedding Plans

    Thanks to her sister Kate, wife of Prince William, Pippa Middleton has the highest of bars against which to judge her lavish nuptials to financier James Matthews, which are now just a week away.While topics such as the celebrity guest list (Meghan...

    She stole the show at her sister’s wedding to Prince William in 2011, so all eyes will be on Pippa’s dress at her own wedding next week—and the party she’s planned for afterward.

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    When Rauschenberg Erased a de Kooning

    When Rauschenberg Erased a de Kooning

    By the time Robert Rauschenberg died in 2008 at the age of 82, he was considered one of the great American artists of the 20th century. He was known for his radical experimentation, his work across materials and mediums, and his effort to explore ...

    The artist Robert Rauschenberg thought destroying a work by Willem de Kooning was ‘not a negation, it’s a celebration.’ The art world was divided.

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