Politics

Obama Drafted to Fight Bush’s War

Obama Drafted to Fight Bush’s War

A picture is coming into focus now, is it not? As I write the United States has launched more than 80 air strikes against the Islamic State. As the strikes have already expanded—and in my view properly so—beyond the original goals of saving the Ya...

Let’s remember who got us into this mess in Iraq, despite plenty of warnings—from Republicans, even—that this is where it would all lead us. Blame Bush? In this case, absolutely.

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‘There Are Difficult Choices Ahead’

‘There Are Difficult Choices Ahead’

“Even to someone who was ambassador during the wars that were going on” in the 1980s, reports of migrant children being murdered after being deported home to Honduras are “truly shocking,” says John Negroponte.“The place wasn’t a Jeffersonian para...

In a wide-ranging interview, the ex-ambassador and director of national intelligence talks about serving in 1980s Honduras, how the U.S. is responsible for the rise of ISIS, and more.

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The White-Black Empathy Gap

The White-Black Empathy Gap

So now, a grand jury sits in St. Louis County, taking testimony and parsing evidence. Yesterday we learned the racial makeup of that grand jury: nine whites, and three blacks. Which raises the obvious question: Can whites empathize with Michael B...

As the Brown grand jury hears evidence, are its white and black members even hearing the same thing? Many studies suggest: probably not.

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Obama Drafted to Fight Bush’s War

Obama Drafted to Fight Bush’s War

A picture is coming into focus now, is it not? As I write the United States has launched more than 80 air strikes against the Islamic State. As the strikes have already expanded—and in my view properly so—beyond the original goals of saving the Ya...

Let’s remember who got us into this mess in Iraq, despite plenty of warnings—from Republicans, even—that this is where it would all lead us. Blame Bush? In this case, absolutely.

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Rick Perry’s PAC Pulls a ‘Free Winona’

Rick Perry’s PAC Pulls a ‘Free Winona’

Rick Perry, it seems, is not taking his indictment the least bit seriously. In fact, he’s fundraising off it.On Friday afternoon, the Texas governor tweeted:The link directs interested parties to his political action committee, RickPAC, which is s...

The Texas governor just took his campaign to laugh off his indictment to the next level: selling ‘Wanted’ T-shirts emblazoned with his mugshot.

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How Rick Perry Could Get Convicted

How Rick Perry Could Get Convicted

We finally found a political issue that unites liberals and conservatives. No, it’s not something that could benefit millions of Americans like raising the minimum wage. Instead, it’s the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry for his alleged abu...

Everyone right and left is mocking it. But the Texas governor ignored statutory procedure and acted unilaterally. Sorry, that’s serious.

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Entertainment

Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks

Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks

Now, here is a sweet taste of the South from one of our most prolific and talented writers. Allison Glock has written for scores of magazines over the years and is currently a senior writer at ESPN and a columnist for Southern Living, as well as a...

Mocked, scorned and—worst of all—underestimated, the American redneck has charms and skills most of us only dream about (can you change a fan belt in 10 minutes in a tux?).

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The College Bro’s Burden

The College Bro’s Burden

Sexual assault is quickly gaining visibility on college campuses across the country. Student activism ranging from vigilante journalism to Title IX suits have increased awareness, empowered survivors, and launched campaigns for administrative acti...

What about those poor, unfortunate college boys who are now being forced, non-consensually, to consider how issues of consent and sexual violence might affect their lives?

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Viral Vid: Lego 'Ghostbusters'

Viral Vid: Lego 'Ghostbusters'

The classic comedy Ghostbusters is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a theatrical re-release over Labor Day weekend. If you can’t wait that long, you could watch it on Netflix right now—or better yet, you could watch this loving Lego tribute.T...

Because the Internet wanted it for itself

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Kim K. Killed Nick & Mariah

Kim K. Killed Nick & Mariah

On Thursday, Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks. Cannon revealed that, "we have been living in separate houses for a few months." Sure, it's not the big confession we've all been wa...

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey split for the normal reasons: the accumulated stress of balancing home and work life, her stubbornness, his busy schedule, and Kim Kardashian.

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The College Bro’s Burden

The College Bro’s Burden

Sexual assault is quickly gaining visibility on college campuses across the country. Student activism ranging from vigilante journalism to Title IX suits have increased awareness, empowered survivors, and launched campaigns for administrative acti...

What about those poor, unfortunate college boys who are now being forced, non-consensually, to consider how issues of consent and sexual violence might affect their lives?

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What’s TV’s Best Drama?

What’s TV’s Best Drama?

How dark and brooding are you feeling?That’s the question, basically, being asked of Emmy voters in this year’s drama races, with nominees dominated by cable TV’s now-notorious crop of slow-burning dark dramas. (You’d think the Golden Age of TV wo...

Will voters shower Breaking Bad with farewell trophies, or is the enthusiasm for True Detective impossible to beat? Our picks for who will and who should win in the Emmy drama races.

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Gaming Misogyny Gets Infinite Lives

Gaming Misogyny Gets Infinite Lives

The chronic problem of misogyny had another flare-up this week with a disturbing harassment campaign organized against indie game developer Zoe Quinn, the mind behind Depression Quest. It’s a story that demonstrates, yet again, how serious the pro...

A lady developer was harassed by her vindictive ex-boyfriend. Some gamers ‘rape’ other avatars in ‘Grand Theft Auto V.’ Is there no game over to sexism in the industry?

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GOT’s Queen of Thorns Speaks

GOT’s Queen of Thorns Speaks

EDINBURGH — Every actor can recall their worst review; but most try to keep them under wraps. Dame Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones), on the other hand, has put on an entire stage show to celebrate the crushing moments when a crit...

Dame Diana Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones,’ has turned tales of critical bashing into a delightful play. Her advice to the young stars of Westeros: Do theater!

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What’s TV’s Best Drama?

What’s TV’s Best Drama?

How dark and brooding are you feeling?That’s the question, basically, being asked of Emmy voters in this year’s drama races, with nominees dominated by cable TV’s now-notorious crop of slow-burning dark dramas. (You’d think the Golden Age of TV wo...

Will voters shower Breaking Bad with farewell trophies, or is the enthusiasm for True Detective impossible to beat? Our picks for who will and who should win in the Emmy drama races.

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World News

‘Made in China’ Now Being Made in Africa

‘Made in China’ Now Being Made in Africa

HONG KONG — Sun Qiaoming is a trader from Jiangsu. He operates his import-export business on the Eastern coast of China, where there is plenty of space for a man with his drive and skills to prosper. Already fairly successful, he recently set his ...

The cost of labor in China is going up, so Chinese manufacturers are moving to Africa, and they’re playing all the angles.

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Has Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Begun?

Has Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Begun?

YEVPATORIA, Crimea — Hundreds of Russian military trucks painted white began driving across the Ukrainian border on Friday.NATO was quick to condemn the move: “This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those...

The white-painted military trucks that have been stopped at the Ukraine border for more than a week are rolling across it. The war begins a new stage.

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Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal

Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal

The Obama administration signaled Thursday that the United States has begun a new war against the so-called Islamic State, and that group’s operatives will not be safe from America’s wrath in Iraq, in Syria, or wherever they can be tracked down.Si...

When ISIS beheaded an American journalist, it meant to intimidate—and provoke—the United States. It should be careful what it wishes for. The gloves just came off.

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Ebola Spreads Chaos and Panic in Liberia

Ebola Spreads Chaos and Panic in Liberia

The West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia has been quarantined by the government in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola. But what of the residents there?

The West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia has been quarantined by the government in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola. But what of the residents there?

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Has Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Begun?

Has Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Begun?

YEVPATORIA, Crimea — Hundreds of Russian military trucks painted white began driving across the Ukrainian border on Friday.NATO was quick to condemn the move: “This is a blatant breach of Russia’s international commitments, including those...

The white-painted military trucks that have been stopped at the Ukraine border for more than a week are rolling across it. The war begins a new stage.

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Was Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?

Was Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?

When pro-regime and anti-government factions started killing each other in the 8,000-year-old Syrian city of Aleppo, a little town in Turkey called Kilis blossomed into relevance at their expense. Located just four miles north of the Syrian border...

Just before the American journalist was abducted in Syria, his fixer’s identity may have been compromised.

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Is U.S. About to Ramp Up War With ISIS?

Is U.S. About to Ramp Up War With ISIS?

Since U.S. airstrikes began targeting ISIS on August 7, the group, which had been steadily expanding its territory, has been losing ground in Iraq. Now there are signs indicating that the air campaign could be expanding. If it does, the model for ...

In the wake of James Foley’s execution, Obama announced no plans to widen his air campaign against the group. Military officials hint it’s expanding—but not to a ground offensive.

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Europe’s Ebola-Fueled Racism

Europe’s Ebola-Fueled Racism

When a black woman from Africa collapsed at a business meeting in Berlin on Tuesday, German police dispatched more than 60 police officers and firefighters to lock down the building, isolating some 600 people who worked there. The woman, who lives...

A Berlin building locked down after an African woman faints. An African man with a nosebleed removed from a mall in Brussels. With Ebola panic spreading, racial profiling could be next.

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Was Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?

Was Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?

When pro-regime and anti-government factions started killing each other in the 8,000-year-old Syrian city of Aleppo, a little town in Turkey called Kilis blossomed into relevance at their expense. Located just four miles north of the Syrian border...

Just before the American journalist was abducted in Syria, his fixer’s identity may have been compromised.

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U.S. News

The Size 14 Cinderella

The Size 14 Cinderella

New York Daily News veteran Michael Daly remembers how an NYPD detective arrested a larger-than-life criminal without a gun but with plenty of ingenuity.

An unarmed detective subdues a criminal giant.

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Communists Try to Ignite Ferguson

Communists Try to Ignite Ferguson

Communist agitators stirring up a civil rights protest sounds like a bad ‘60s flashback, but that’s just what happened last week in Ferguson, Missouri.The Revolution Club of Chicago took to the streets Monday, busy “working with people.” After dar...

Outsiders came to the town to looking to provoke the authorities, but the community did what the cops couldn't: keep the peace.

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How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List

How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List

In his eulogy for Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson gave a history lesson to the American people—and to then President George W. Bush. He explained that when politicians promise to “export democracy” around the world, they aren’t referring to the chattel ...

Rage, despair, and confusion trail in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown. Here’s a reading list that exposes the deep roots in U.S. history that produces such tragedy.

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The Size 14 Cinderella

The Size 14 Cinderella

New York Daily News veteran Michael Daly remembers how an NYPD detective arrested a larger-than-life criminal without a gun but with plenty of ingenuity.

An unarmed detective subdues a criminal giant.

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Women’s Sports Are Getting Less Airtime

Women’s Sports Are Getting Less Airtime

My son doesn’t think women can play sports. He’s five. Who taught him this?When I looked around to point the finger at the forces corrupting my child, I was surprised when my search led right back to us: We love to watch sports on TV. And on TV wo...

Thanks to Title IX, more American women are playing sports than ever before—so why is coverage of women’s sports actually declining?

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My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy

My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy

My 4-year-old is starting soccer in the fall. Now, I don’t care how good he is at the sport. Win or lose, that kid’s coming home with a trophy.This idea that we should reward children for merely trying their best? The majority of people are over i...

Of course children shouldn’t always get a prize for participating. But despite a new poll showing a majority think ‘only winners’ should be rewarded, the ‘good job’ medal isn’t all bad.

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Tech + Health

Does Fasted Cardio Really Burn More Fat?

Does Fasted Cardio Really Burn More Fat?

By Christine Yu for Life by DailyBurn On the surface, it seems to make sense. Exercise first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and your body should burn more fat. After all, without food intake for eight to 12 hours, you are in a fasted s...

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The Awful Consequences of Political Apps

The Awful Consequences of Political Apps

Your social conscience: What a drag.Before the modern information age, there was a sort of justified ignorance. With no political data on the products you purchased, corporate activism largely consisted of memorizing a list of behemoth companies t...

Does the CEO of your pasta maker support gay marriage? What about the Koch brothers? Buycott, BuyPartisan, and other new apps offer you the chance to find out—if you must know.

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Let’s Talk About Silicon Valley Racism

Let’s Talk About Silicon Valley Racism

In a culture that maintains its belief in the individualism of the American entrepreneurial spirit, we tend to turn Silicon Valley tech founders into heroes and public figures. When Steve Jobs passed away, shrines were built for him around the wor...

America’s fastest growing financial and political powerbase is totally dominated by white men. This is not progress.

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‘Real Housewives’ Makes You Violent

‘Real Housewives’ Makes You Violent

It’s no longer just your mom who thinks trashy TV is bad for you: a new study has found that reality shows make viewers more aggressive.Research into the effects of “harmless entertainment” was undertaken by psychologists at Central Michigan Unive...

Move over crime dramas—turns out, reality TV makes viewers more aggressive and violent after watching.

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The Awful Consequences of Political Apps

The Awful Consequences of Political Apps

Your social conscience: What a drag.Before the modern information age, there was a sort of justified ignorance. With no political data on the products you purchased, corporate activism largely consisted of memorizing a list of behemoth companies t...

Does the CEO of your pasta maker support gay marriage? What about the Koch brothers? Buycott, BuyPartisan, and other new apps offer you the chance to find out—if you must know.

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When Patients Rise From the Dead

When Patients Rise From the Dead

That afternoon, on 7-North, the cardiac ward, I quickly saw three CCU outliers, patients who had been stabilized and no longer required intensive monitoring. When I sat down to write my notes, it was almost 3:30 p.m. How limited our interactions w...

In the Bible, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.

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Jackass Tips For #IceBucketChallenge

Jackass Tips For #IceBucketChallenge

Its origin may be nebulous, but its impact is colossal. Since permeating social media this month, the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has boosted the ALS Association’s fundraising nearly twenty-fold when compared to money raised in August of last year. But...

Is the viral fundraising effort vulnerable to celebrity self-promotion? Probably—but it doesn’t matter.

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Europe’s Ebola-Fueled Racism

Europe’s Ebola-Fueled Racism

When a black woman from Africa collapsed at a business meeting in Berlin on Tuesday, German police dispatched more than 60 police officers and firefighters to lock down the building, isolating some 600 people who worked there. The woman, who lives...

A Berlin building locked down after an African woman faints. An African man with a nosebleed removed from a mall in Brussels. With Ebola panic spreading, racial profiling could be next.

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When Patients Rise From the Dead

When Patients Rise From the Dead

That afternoon, on 7-North, the cardiac ward, I quickly saw three CCU outliers, patients who had been stabilized and no longer required intensive monitoring. When I sat down to write my notes, it was almost 3:30 p.m. How limited our interactions w...

In the Bible, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.

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BeastStyle

Is Facekini the Future of Beach Style?

Is Facekini the Future of Beach Style?

One of the most bizarre (if not terrifying) trends in fashion as of late is the “facekini,” a nylon head mask that protects the face from the harmful rays of sun exposure. The wrestling worthy accessory is a bit of a misnomer—there is no cheekily ...

Women come closer to breaking through the glass ceiling every day. But in one area, they seem to have regressed: bathing attire is starting to look positively Victorian.

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A Decades-Old Houdini Mystery Solved

A Decades-Old Houdini Mystery Solved

In 1974, a small classified ad in an issue of Magic Magazine allegedly offered up an unusual prop for sale. A wooden box, slightly larger than 2 feet by 3 feet, with a quadruple-padlocked lid that secured a removable, oversized milk can inside. Bu...

A death-defying magical box. Handcuffs. A scrapbook kept by the magician himself. Eighty-eight years after Houdini’s death, his mystery and legend persist—and are now for sale.

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Houdini's Bag of Tricks Up for Auction

Houdini's Bag of Tricks Up for Auction

Eighty-eight years after the infamous illusionist's death, a Chicago auction house is selling a trove of Houdini props and memorabilia. If they don't mysteriously vanish first...

Eighty-eight years after the infamous illusionist's death, a Chicago auction house is selling a trove of Houdini props and memorabilia. If they don't mysteriously vanish firs...

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Pamela Freezes Out Ice Challenge

Pamela Freezes Out Ice Challenge

The #IceBucketChallenge has become the latest double-dog-dare-you stunt that social media feeds us on a daily basis, soaking everyone across the nation. Even celebrities have joined in on the action—Lady Gaga, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Lebron J...

Even celebrities known as ice queens are taking up the cold challenge sweeping social media. Not so Pamela Anderson, who used her nomination to condemn the ALS Association.

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A Decades-Old Houdini Mystery Solved

A Decades-Old Houdini Mystery Solved

In 1974, a small classified ad in an issue of Magic Magazine allegedly offered up an unusual prop for sale. A wooden box, slightly larger than 2 feet by 3 feet, with a quadruple-padlocked lid that secured a removable, oversized milk can inside. Bu...

A death-defying magical box. Handcuffs. A scrapbook kept by the magician himself. Eighty-eight years after Houdini’s death, his mystery and legend persist—and are now for sale.

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Uber for Private Jets Has Landed

Uber for Private Jets Has Landed

It’s 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, and I’ve got a hankering for Paris. With a quick click of an app, I find that I can take off on my own private jet at noon the very next day with seven guests of my choosing for as low as $70,000. No, wait, r...

First class is about to go the way of peanuts. A new app helps rich fliers charter their own jets to almost anywhere on extremely short notice. And next it’s targeting those in coach.

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The Ukrainian Face Collector

The Ukrainian Face Collector

In the centuries before photographs and videos could preserve each wrinkle, the exact angle of a nose, and the curve of a smile, a molded cast was used to capture the final likeness of the deceased for posterity. This so-called death mask was hung...

Before the photo, there was the death mask. From Ataturk to Lenin, a collector in Ukraine’s capital has amassed one of the world’s largest collections—and it’s going on view this week.

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Inside the Yezidis’ Last Refuge

Inside the Yezidis’ Last Refuge

It was a religion I had never heard of before 2007. During visits to Kurdistan in the north of Iraq that year, I met members of the religious sect the Yezidis (sometimes spelled Yazidis). Never having heard of the religion before, there was nothin...

On a visit to the Yazidi Temple Complex in Lalish, Kurdistan, in northern Iraq, a colorful, happy day of worship unfolds, for a group whose faith and way of life is grievously threat...

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Uber for Private Jets Has Landed

Uber for Private Jets Has Landed

It’s 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, and I’ve got a hankering for Paris. With a quick click of an app, I find that I can take off on my own private jet at noon the very next day with seven guests of my choosing for as low as $70,000. No, wait, r...

First class is about to go the way of peanuts. A new app helps rich fliers charter their own jets to almost anywhere on extremely short notice. And next it’s targeting those in coach.

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Women

Women’s Sports Are Getting Less Airtime

Women’s Sports Are Getting Less Airtime

My son doesn’t think women can play sports. He’s five. Who taught him this?When I looked around to point the finger at the forces corrupting my child, I was surprised when my search led right back to us: We love to watch sports on TV. And on TV women athletes wear a cloak of invisibility.Nachos, beer, and ESPN Game Day make a great fall Saturday at our house. March Madness leads right into opening day in the MLB, and then it’s a short jump to the NBA playoffs and...

Thanks to Title IX, more American women are playing sports than ever before—so why is coverage of women’s sports actually declining?

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Connecting With Readers at 15,000 Feet

Connecting With Readers at 15,000 Feet

When author Hope Edelman and I started planning a trip that would take 16 of our readers to Peru to work in an orphanage and hike the Andes, we ignored concerns about bringing together a group of women who didn’t know each other and convinced ours...

Two authors led 16 of their readers on an arduous, life-changing journey to help the residents of a Peruvian orphanage high in the Andes.

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Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

The poll and graphic were produced by Grammarly, the world's leading automated proofreader. Using elite natural language processing technology, it checks writing for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances v...

Women write better, male writers get to the point faster, and both sexes are more likely than not to write about people like themselves, says a poll by the staff of Grammarly.

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500 Days and Counting

500 Days and Counting

As of earlier this week, only 500 days remain before the millennium development goals (MDGs) expire.  This final phase of a 15-year campaign, which aimed to achieve eight key targets ranging from gender equality to ending extreme poverty, gives us...

The millennium development goals expire in 500 days. Equality Now asks what still needs be achieved when it comes to gender equality.

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Connecting With Readers at 15,000 Feet

Connecting With Readers at 15,000 Feet

When author Hope Edelman and I started planning a trip that would take 16 of our readers to Peru to work in an orphanage and hike the Andes, we ignored concerns about bringing together a group of women who didn’t know each other and convinced ours...

Two authors led 16 of their readers on an arduous, life-changing journey to help the residents of a Peruvian orphanage high in the Andes.

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Duggar Mom Makes Transphobic Calls

Duggar Mom Makes Transphobic Calls

Michelle Duggar, the proud mama on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and prominent member of the Baptist church, is using her celebrity to foster transphobia.On Monday, Dugger narrated a robocall to local voters in Fayetteville, Arkansas protesting an an...

The “19 Kids and Counting” star and religious conservative is fear-mongering to block an ordinance that would allow transgendered individuals to use gender-specific bathrooms.

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Kate McKinnon: SNL’s New Superstar

Kate McKinnon: SNL’s New Superstar

Every actor knows that there are tricks to landing an Emmy nomination. If a pregnancy storyline is written for your character, the birth episode is Emmy gold. A bout with a life-threatening—though not life-ending—illness is always good awards bait...

The ‘SNL’ scene-stealer nabbed an Emmy nod for singing about penises and her impression of Angela Merkel. Now she’s on the hit Hulu series ‘The Awesomes.’

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Anne Archer: Hollywood Women Are Doomed

Anne Archer: Hollywood Women Are Doomed

EDINBURGH — Half a century after Hollywood’s liberal revolution, Oscar-nominated leading lady Anne Archer says she has never been more depressed about the prospects for women in the movie industry.The 1960s and ’70s were supposed to have been a wa...

While the Oscar-nominated actress is starring as Jane Fonda, the most outspoken woman’s rights campaigner in Hollywood history, she says the film industry will never change.

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Duggar Mom Makes Transphobic Calls

Duggar Mom Makes Transphobic Calls

Michelle Duggar, the proud mama on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and prominent member of the Baptist church, is using her celebrity to foster transphobia.On Monday, Dugger narrated a robocall to local voters in Fayetteville, Arkansas protesting an an...

The “19 Kids and Counting” star and religious conservative is fear-mongering to block an ordinance that would allow transgendered individuals to use gender-specific bathrooms.

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Books

How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List

How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List

In his eulogy for Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson gave a history lesson to the American people—and to then President George W. Bush. He explained that when politicians promise to “export democracy” around the world, they aren’t referring to the chattel ...

Rage, despair, and confusion trail in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown. Here’s a reading list that exposes the deep roots in U.S. history that produces such tragedy.

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  • The Dark Secret Doctors Hide From You

    The Dark Secret Doctors Hide From You

    Doctors are much weirder than anyone realizes. We are people who, despite ourselves, find ourselves drawn to the sick, the dying, the permanently bruised. It surely is perverse. It surely edges into a morally indefensible territory. It surely howe...

    A new book about a doctor’s first year as a medical examiner reveals all sorts of grisly detail, but none so alarming as a trade secret the rest of us are perhaps better off not know...

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Loss Is in Our DNA

Loss Is in Our DNA

Forgotten, but not gone—such is the plight of Native Americans in the modern U.S.Debates about immigration, profiling Muslims, or police brutality ensure that the causes of many minority groups see their time in the spotlight.The same cannot be sa...

The author talks about the new movie based on James Welch’s ‘Winter in the Blood,’ addiction among Native Americans, and the odiousness of certain sports mascots.

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When Patients Rise From the Dead

When Patients Rise From the Dead

That afternoon, on 7-North, the cardiac ward, I quickly saw three CCU outliers, patients who had been stabilized and no longer required intensive monitoring. When I sat down to write my notes, it was almost 3:30 p.m. How limited our interactions w...

In the Bible, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.

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Connecting With Readers at 15,000 Feet

Connecting With Readers at 15,000 Feet

When author Hope Edelman and I started planning a trip that would take 16 of our readers to Peru to work in an orphanage and hike the Andes, we ignored concerns about bringing together a group of women who didn’t know each other and convinced ours...

Two authors led 16 of their readers on an arduous, life-changing journey to help the residents of a Peruvian orphanage high in the Andes.

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Loss Is in Our DNA

Loss Is in Our DNA

Forgotten, but not gone—such is the plight of Native Americans in the modern U.S.Debates about immigration, profiling Muslims, or police brutality ensure that the causes of many minority groups see their time in the spotlight.The same cannot be sa...

The author talks about the new movie based on James Welch’s ‘Winter in the Blood,’ addiction among Native Americans, and the odiousness of certain sports mascots.

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Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

The poll and graphic were produced by Grammarly, the world's leading automated proofreader. Using elite natural language processing technology, it checks writing for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances v...

Women write better, male writers get to the point faster, and both sexes are more likely than not to write about people like themselves, says a poll by the staff of Grammarly.

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How Religion Turned Texas Red

How Religion Turned Texas Red

Everything is bigger in Texas—and that includes its complicated history of religion, politics, and race.That complicated history has been met by a commensurately large tome from Princeton social scientist Robert Wuthnow in the exhaustive Rough Cou...

Conventional wisdom says Texas went Republican when the Democrats endorsed civil rights. Historian Robert Wuthnow says the shift started much earlier and was driven by religion.

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Horror Stories From the Book Tour Life

Horror Stories From the Book Tour Life

When my first novel, Whistling in the Dark, was declared a breakout hit and New York Times bestseller, I was utterly bowled over. Especially after the invitations came pouring in from readers who invited me to their monthly book club discussions, ...

Writing a book can be agony. But in today’s publishing climate, your real work has only begun: Now you have to go out and sell the darn thing—and keep your cool along the way.

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Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

The poll and graphic were produced by Grammarly, the world's leading automated proofreader. Using elite natural language processing technology, it checks writing for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances v...

Women write better, male writers get to the point faster, and both sexes are more likely than not to write about people like themselves, says a poll by the staff of Grammarly.

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