Politics

The Court Was Right on Race

The Court Was Right on Race

Shortly before his assassination President Kennedy addressed the nation on June 11, 1963 to explain his decision to federalize the Alabama National Guard to integrate the University of Alabama.  In part, Kennedy offered:It ought to be possible in ...

The Supreme Court let states ban race as a factor in college admissions. That’s a good first step toward race-blind education that can focus on root problems.

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KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

Even before the inauspicious launch of the Affordable Care Act, it’s been consensus wisdom among Red America’s chattering class that ambitious Democratic pols should distance themselves—far, far away—from the unpopular President’s eponymous health...

In a bold move, Kentucky pol Elisabeth Jensen has vocalized her support of the Affordable Health Care Act in her bid for Congress.

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GOP’s Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy

GOP’s Limp ‘Emasculate Obama’ Ploy

Out and about this weekend, I saw no less than three men who appeared to be heterosexual wearing little buns on the tops of their heads.  This must drive the Republican Party crazy.  Because in a way, man-buns are the greatest threat to conservati...

Republicans can mock Obama for having a ‘manhood problem,’ but they’re woefully out of touch with the new masculinity.

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Groupon Government

Groupon Government

Now that Tax Day has come and gone in a ritualized haze of misery and Maalox, can we get serious about, you know, actually settling the bill for the federal government’s expenditures? For all the bitching and moaning about paying taxes, the inconv...

These days only suckers pay retail for restaurants, clothes, and massages. And tanks, medicine, retirement, border patrol, and nearly every other thing the federal government provides.

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KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

KY Dem Runs On, Not From, O'care

Even before the inauspicious launch of the Affordable Care Act, it’s been consensus wisdom among Red America’s chattering class that ambitious Democratic pols should distance themselves—far, far away—from the unpopular President’s eponymous health...

In a bold move, Kentucky pol Elisabeth Jensen has vocalized her support of the Affordable Health Care Act in her bid for Congress.

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Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin’s biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister. Russian expert Strobe Talbott can’t remember exactly which ...

Bill Clinton had to call Russia’s first president early in the day to catch him sober. But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’

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9/11 Truther Politicians

9/11 Truther Politicians

According to a Tea Party candidate for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, questions about 9/11 still need to be asked. Greg Brannon is a doctor endorsed by Rand Paul who is in a fiercely contested GOP primary in the Tarheel State to take on incumbent ...

While September 11 conspiracy believers are fringe, they’re also bipartisan.

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Stop the Baby Clinton Madness

Stop the Baby Clinton Madness

OK, I get it. The arrival of Baby Clinton-Mezvinsky will be a boon to Hillary Clinton’s presumed candidacy because it will humanize her, softening what remains of her Lady Macbeth image. It will prove so helpful, according to one radio flannel-mou...

Chelsea’s baby will remind voters of Hillary’s age—or it’ll make her more relatable. Or it’ll make her forget politics altogether. A look at the ludicrous search for political fallout.

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Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin’s biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister. Russian expert Strobe Talbott can’t remember exactly which ...

Bill Clinton had to call Russia’s first president early in the day to catch him sober. But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’

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Entertainment

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

Alicia Silverstone, the Clueless star and former Aerosmith video vixen, caused controversy in 2012 after posting a video of herself pre-chewing her son’s food and transferring it from her mouth to his. Now she has written a book urging you to do t...

Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

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‘Archer’ Creator on the Big Twist

‘Archer’ Creator on the Big Twist

Archer Vice, as far as television shows go, spiraled so far over the top it was tough to remember where it came from.It was a batshit-crazy deviation—Archer in Grand Theft Auto mode—that transformed the ISIS spy agency into a drug cartel slinging ...

This season of the spy-comedy ended with a big cliffhanger, which promises to change things in a big way for ISIS agent Sterling Archer and Co. [Warning: SPOILERS]

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The Internet’s ‘fhqwhgads’ Cartoon

The Internet’s ‘fhqwhgads’ Cartoon

If the Internet had a god, a creator, a primogenitor, it would be a 3D animated dancing baby riding a one-eyed, winged toaster reciting Monty Python sketches. As that primordial stew receded and the eldritch horror of the old gods faded away, Matt...

Before Twitter and Buzzfeed, there was Homestar Runner. As the aging homepage wallpaper peeled away revealing the html beneath, the gang finally returned to the Internet.

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From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

Alicia Silverstone, the Clueless star and former Aerosmith video vixen, caused controversy in 2012 after posting a video of herself pre-chewing her son’s food and transferring it from her mouth to his. Now she has written a book urging you to do t...

Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

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Jack White’s Magic Record Machine

Jack White’s Magic Record Machine

It’s been six years since the first Record Store Day regaled audiophiles with limited edition EPs, special collaborations, and in-store exclusives, and already the vinyl holiday has a world record under its belt. The record holder? Jack White and ...

Making a record in this day and age takes a lot of time and effort, but Jack White managed to do it in under four hours.

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GoT's Sexiest Recast Yet

GoT's Sexiest Recast Yet

Even the most die-hard fans of Game of Thrones, the vast fantasy epic boasting myriad realms and hundreds of wildly-accented characters, were left a bit perplexed during the show’s Season 4 premiere. What happened to Daario Naharis?The rakish Capt...

Notice something different about Daario Naharis? The actor who plays Daenerys Targaryen’s suave love interest discusses peeing on camera and ‘Orphan Black.’

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World News

Passover Hell Week

Passover Hell Week

Even during the best of years, Passover, with all that Seder plate symbolism and forbidden grains, is usually a tough holiday for Jews. But this year was different from other years, where a subplot marred the happy ending of the Exodus story and w...

The events in Ukraine and Kansas City that occurred around Passover week offer tragic reminders of the heritage of Jewish oppression.

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Battle-Ready Rebels in Ukraine

Battle-Ready Rebels in Ukraine

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine—When he threw his head back, shaking it in disbelief that such a question could be asked, the real menace of the former Soviet military officer came through. One of his gold teeth glinted in the light as he sneered. Why was he h...

The pro-Russian shock-troops started by seizing buildings, now they’re running whole towns, making arrests, interrogating suspects and trying to intimidate the press.

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Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age

Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age

Remember when we all thought historical events would push us toward greater rationality, moderation, and liberalism?Well, on Tuesday, April 22, the tiny sultanate of Brunei planned to put into effect a new penal code that provides “stoning to deat...

The tiny sultanate is planning a return to medieval modes of shariah law, with vicious punishments for extramarital sex and anti-Muslim defamation. And nobody’s blinking an eye.

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Chickens of the Sea

Chickens of the Sea

If there is something oddly familiar about the news that the erstwhile captain of the ill-fated South Korean ferry—which capsized and sank just a few hundred meters from dry land—botched the evacuation order and jumped ship before his passengers w...

Whatever happened to ‘women and children first’? The captains of the capsized South Korean ferry and the Costa Concordia have set a new bar for maritime cowardice.

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Battle-Ready Rebels in Ukraine

Battle-Ready Rebels in Ukraine

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine—When he threw his head back, shaking it in disbelief that such a question could be asked, the real menace of the former Soviet military officer came through. One of his gold teeth glinted in the light as he sneered. Why was he h...

The pro-Russian shock-troops started by seizing buildings, now they’re running whole towns, making arrests, interrogating suspects and trying to intimidate the press.

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Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin’s biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister. Russian expert Strobe Talbott can’t remember exactly which ...

Bill Clinton had to call Russia’s first president early in the day to catch him sober. But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’

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Germany Helped Prep Russia for War

Germany Helped Prep Russia for War

The world was shocked when Russian special operations forces invaded Crimea with advanced technology, drastically improved operations, and with so much operational security that even agencies in the U.S. intelligence community didn’t see it coming...

Over the past few years, NATO countries have helped Russia revolutionize its armed forces. Now questions are arising about a German defense contractor that trained the Russian military.

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God Chooses Sides in Ukraine

God Chooses Sides in Ukraine

YENAKIYEVO, Ukraine—Followers of the Orthodox faith spread Easter treats on newspapers and towels in front of their church in eastern Ukraine on Sunday: painted eggs, sticks of smoked sausages, sugary “kulich” pies and holiday dishes made of ricot...

Religious divisions contribute to the conflict, now marked by open bloodshed. But ordinary Ukrainians have little faith in the future.

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Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

Blame This Drunken Bear for Putin

As the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin’s biggest mistake was picking Vladimir Putin as his seventh or ninth prime minister. Russian expert Strobe Talbott can’t remember exactly which ...

Bill Clinton had to call Russia’s first president early in the day to catch him sober. But the U.S. could work with Yeltsin—though he chose a successor who would ‘repudiate his legacy.’

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Tech + Health

Jack White’s Magic Record Machine

Jack White’s Magic Record Machine

It’s been six years since the first Record Store Day regaled audiophiles with limited edition EPs, special collaborations, and in-store exclusives, and already the vinyl holiday has a world record under its belt. The record holder? Jack White and ...

Making a record in this day and age takes a lot of time and effort, but Jack White managed to do it in under four hours.

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Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

The federal National Institute on Drug Abuse, long perceived as blocking research on marijuana’s medical uses, may be cracking its doors open a bit.The institute is funding a University of California at Davis study on whether vaporized cannabis ca...

Home to the only legal supply of research-grade cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has the power to shape the future of medical marijuana. Why it isn’t.

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Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

You’ve seen this scenario before, and you’ll see it again (until more of us do something). Woman writes about something traditionally regarded as a male-orientated industry or area of interest; if she’s conveying love, she’s doing it “for attentio...

After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

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Is Ibuprofen Making Us Sick?

Is Ibuprofen Making Us Sick?

Anyone who suffers from gluten sensitivity, intolerance, or celiac disease knows how troublesome the problem is. Unlike some immediately life-threatening allergies, such as peanut or seafood, gluten allergies don’t send their sufferers into anaphy...

Popping an ibuprofen after a workout or for a headache seems safe, right? Recent research shows the drug could contribute to leaky gut syndrome and celiac disease.

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Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?

The federal National Institute on Drug Abuse, long perceived as blocking research on marijuana’s medical uses, may be cracking its doors open a bit.The institute is funding a University of California at Davis study on whether vaporized cannabis ca...

Home to the only legal supply of research-grade cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has the power to shape the future of medical marijuana. Why it isn’t.

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Not So Fast on the ‘Female Penis’

Not So Fast on the ‘Female Penis’

When is a penis not a penis? When it belongs to a female insect, say scientists investigating the animal kingdom’s first documented instance of an evolutionary genital swap. The Brazilian cave-dwelling male, Neotrogla, has been found to possess a ...

Scientists discovered a cave-dwelling insect whose females have a penis and males have a vagina—or so the headlines say. But the ‘female penis’ isn’t really that at all.

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Hollywood’s Worst Medical Errors

Hollywood’s Worst Medical Errors

Oh, “Scandal,” you frothy mess of a show. Between your increasingly despicable characters and your ludicrous, often contradictory plotlines, I don’t know why I watch you. (That is not technically true. I watch you because my husband makes me.) Tha...

From doctors doing surgery without masks on to Wolverine’s true love dying via diuretic, TV and film are full of medical errors.

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Another U.S. Mumps Outbreak

Another U.S. Mumps Outbreak

Ready for more mumps? The U.S. has had at least three outbreaks thus far in 2014, including ongoing problems in Ohio, where more than 200 cases have been identified, New York City with many cases as well, and New Jersey, with eight cases diagnosed...

This week, New Jersey joined New York and Ohio as the third U.S. location to have a mumps outbreak this year—and it probably won’t be the last. Is it time for mandatory vaccines?

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Not So Fast on the ‘Female Penis’

Not So Fast on the ‘Female Penis’

When is a penis not a penis? When it belongs to a female insect, say scientists investigating the animal kingdom’s first documented instance of an evolutionary genital swap. The Brazilian cave-dwelling male, Neotrogla, has been found to possess a ...

Scientists discovered a cave-dwelling insect whose females have a penis and males have a vagina—or so the headlines say. But the ‘female penis’ isn’t really that at all.

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Fashion

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Nearly three years ago, Seth Matlins, a former Hollywood marketing executive who spent almost nine years at agency-powerhouse CAA and served as CMO at Live Nation Entertainment, began looking at the world through the eyes of his daughter and the w...

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

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When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

So it seems that British lingerie company BlueBella decided to do a poll in which 500 men and women identified their favorite celebrity body parts. The company cobbled those features together to create the “perfect" man and woman.  According ...

Not content with supermodels, lingerie company asks men and women to fabricate the “best of.”

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Terry Allegedly Offers Shoot fo...

Terry Allegedly Offers Shoot fo...

Terry Richardson Allegedly Bargains Vogue Shoot for Sex: On Sunday, model Emma Appleton posted a screenshot photo to her Instagram account (which has since been deleted) of an alleged message from the notorious photographer Terry Richardson that r...

And Nike is discontinuing its FuelBand.

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Who Wore It Best: Kate or Kate

Who Wore It Best: Kate or Kate

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the first time she's worn the same outfit twice. A look at the Duchess's love for r...

On Sunday, Kate Middleton visited Sydney's Taronga Zoo in a familiar yellow lace dress designed by The Duchess with the help of the Queen's tailors. But that's not the fi...

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When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

So it seems that British lingerie company BlueBella decided to do a poll in which 500 men and women identified their favorite celebrity body parts. The company cobbled those features together to create the “perfect" man and woman.  According ...

Not content with supermodels, lingerie company asks men and women to fabricate the “best of.”

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Stars at Coachella

Stars at Coachella

Alessandra Ambrosio parties with friends, Selena Gomez rocks a Bindi, and Cara Delevingne hangs with her sister, Poppy. Plus, more celebrity style from Coachella.

Alessandra Ambrosio parties with friends, Selena Gomez rocks a Bindi, and Cara Delevingne hangs with her sister, Poppy. Plus, more celebrity style from Coachella.

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Israel’s Mad Hatter

Israel’s Mad Hatter

Easter is the one day of the year that Americans embrace their spring bonnets, and who better to look to than the Israeli milliner crafting pieces that are sure to turn some heads.

Easter is the one day of the year that Americans embrace their spring bonnets, and who better to look to than the Israeli milliner crafting pieces that are sure to turn some heads.

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The Duchess's DVF Dress Sells Out

The Duchess's DVF Dress Sells Out

Kate Middleton's DVF Dress Sells Out: The world cannot get enough of The Duchess of Cambridge's fashion choices. Within a matter of minutes of photos surfacing online showing Middleton's Thursday look, the blue and white Diane von F...

And 'FASHION' magazine denies Lorde's photoshop claims.

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Stars at Coachella

Stars at Coachella

Alessandra Ambrosio parties with friends, Selena Gomez rocks a Bindi, and Cara Delevingne hangs with her sister, Poppy. Plus, more celebrity style from Coachella.

Alessandra Ambrosio parties with friends, Selena Gomez rocks a Bindi, and Cara Delevingne hangs with her sister, Poppy. Plus, more celebrity style from Coachella.

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Great Escapes

Why the Art World Coddles Franco

Why the Art World Coddles Franco

Is James Franco really an artist? He must be, because he just opened a major show at New York’s blue chip Pace Gallery, which represents Chuck Close, Maya Lin, and a host of living and dead creative legends.Yet many art world insiders consider act...

The art world loves the star attention the actor brings so much so that it accepts his ‘art’ without much scrutiny. In his new exhibit, though, Franco goes a step too far.

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  • The Effing Awesomeness of Earth

    The Effing Awesomeness of Earth

    In honor of Earth Day, The Daily Beast takes a look at the often indescribable scenes of beauty found around our world and celebrated in National Geographic’s ‘Sublime Nature.’

    In honor of Earth Day, The Daily Beast takes a look at the often indescribable scenes of beauty found around our world and celebrated in National Geographic’s ‘Sublime Nature.’

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America’s Greenest Cities

America’s Greenest Cities

Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, which metropolitan areas make the environmental grade? From Florida’s finest (Miami, West Palm) to the best overall (Honolulu), see the list.

Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, which metropolitan areas make the environmental grade? From Florida’s finest (Miami, West Palm) to the best overall (Honolulu), see the list.

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Best Bang for Your Buck Ballparks

Best Bang for Your Buck Ballparks

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Saving India’s Magician Colony

Saving India’s Magician Colony

“But no, I must stop all this, and tell the story as simply as possible: while troops chased arrested dragged magicians from their ghetto…while bulldozers moved forwards into the slum, a door was slammed shut…but not all the magicians were capture...

The directors of the documentary ‘Tomorrow We Disappear,’ now playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, on India’s legendary Kathputli slum, the last home to magicians, acrobats, and pup...

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America’s Greenest Cities

America’s Greenest Cities

Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, which metropolitan areas make the environmental grade? From Florida’s finest (Miami, West Palm) to the best overall (Honolulu), see the list.

Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, which metropolitan areas make the environmental grade? From Florida’s finest (Miami, West Palm) to the best overall (Honolulu), see the list.

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Become a Fried Seafood Believer

Become a Fried Seafood Believer

If you are dubious about fried seafood—and who isn’t?—we recommend a visit to South Beach Market on the Oregon coast where the Yaquina River flows into Yaquina Bay. Here is irrefutable evidence that fresh seafood, fried right, can be among Earth’s...

Like Forrest Gump, South Beach Market prepares their fresh seafood in just about every way possible. But most importantly, eating there will change your mind about fried seafood fore...

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Pharrell to Curate Art Show

Pharrell to Curate Art Show

Dedicated to “strong, free women,” an upcoming exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin’s third Parisian outpost has enlisted a very happy guest curator—singer Pharrell Williams. After successfully organizing last year’s This Is Not a Toy exhibition at ...

Organizes feminist show at Galerie Perrotin.

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OMG, I Want This House

OMG, I Want This House

The Lakes by yoo is a 167-unit luxury community in the Cotswolds with an emphasis on the natural surroundings, including huts for chickens and vegetable gardens.

The Lakes by yoo is a 167-unit luxury community in the Cotswolds with an emphasis on the natural surroundings, including huts for chickens and vegetable gardens.

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Become a Fried Seafood Believer

Become a Fried Seafood Believer

If you are dubious about fried seafood—and who isn’t?—we recommend a visit to South Beach Market on the Oregon coast where the Yaquina River flows into Yaquina Bay. Here is irrefutable evidence that fresh seafood, fried right, can be among Earth’s...

Like Forrest Gump, South Beach Market prepares their fresh seafood in just about every way possible. But most importantly, eating there will change your mind about fried seafood fore...

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Women

Senator, Secretary of State… Gr...

Senator, Secretary of State… Gr...

Oh for God’s sake. It is frankly astonishing that pundits seem to think there is some value to discussing how Hillary Clinton’s pending grandchild will or will not impact her decision to run for President. Clearly they need something new to talk a...

Pundits are discussing the impact Hillary Clinton’s pending grandchild will have on a decision to run for President. They need to stop.

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  • From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

    From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, the Clueless star and former Aerosmith video vixen, caused controversy in 2012 after posting a video of herself pre-chewing her son’s food and transferring it from her mouth to his. Now she has written a book urging you to do t...

    Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

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Our Photoshopping Disorder

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Nearly three years ago, Seth Matlins, a former Hollywood marketing executive who spent almost nine years at agency-powerhouse CAA and served as CMO at Live Nation Entertainment, began looking at the world through the eyes of his daughter and the w...

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

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When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

So it seems that British lingerie company BlueBella decided to do a poll in which 500 men and women identified their favorite celebrity body parts. The company cobbled those features together to create the “perfect" man and woman.  According ...

Not content with supermodels, lingerie company asks men and women to fabricate the “best of.”

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Poster Girls for Jihad

Poster Girls for Jihad

They may or may not have gone to fight in Syria. They may or may not have married jihadis there. They may or may not be carrying guns in Facebook pictures, and in the later ones they may or may not be the women staring at the camera through slits ...

Two young teenagers who disappeared from Vienna 10 days ago may have joined the Syrian jihad—or they may have been groomed and trafficked.

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Our Photoshopping Disorder

Our Photoshopping Disorder

Nearly three years ago, Seth Matlins, a former Hollywood marketing executive who spent almost nine years at agency-powerhouse CAA and served as CMO at Live Nation Entertainment, began looking at the world through the eyes of his daughter and the w...

The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

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Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

You’ve seen this scenario before, and you’ll see it again (until more of us do something). Woman writes about something traditionally regarded as a male-orientated industry or area of interest; if she’s conveying love, she’s doing it “for attentio...

After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

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Abused by Military Justice

Abused by Military Justice

Three years after she separated from her husband, Bobbie Herron still suffers from his abuse. Last week she went in for another round of surgery, this time to fix the broken orbital socket and deviated septum he left her with after an attack in 20...

Over a year ago, a civilian woman accused her Marine ex-husband of beating and raping her. She’s still waiting for the incidents to be fully investigated.

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Best Picture Of Queen Ever?

Best Picture Of Queen Ever?

Is this the best photo of the Queen ever? It’s certainly the Monarch seen at her most generous, and was captured by British photographer David Bailey to mark her 88th birthday.“I’ve always been a huge fan of the Queen,” Bailey said. “She has very ...

David Bailey portrait lights up HM

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Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

You’ve seen this scenario before, and you’ll see it again (until more of us do something). Woman writes about something traditionally regarded as a male-orientated industry or area of interest; if she’s conveying love, she’s doing it “for attentio...

After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

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Books

This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

The Word Exchange: A Novel By Alena Graedon ‘The Word Exchange: A Novel’ by Alena Graedon. 384 pp. Doubleday.$26.95 hardcover.In Alana Graedon’s new novel, her first, the agent of dystopia is a next-step smartphone that isn’t simply omnipresent,...

A dystopic vision of our technological future, a bracing new analysis of capitalistic inequality, and a meditation on history and memoir.

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The Cheerleader Murders

The Cheerleader Murders

At the end of Fargo, Frances McDormand’s police chief, Marge Gunderson, captures the psycho played by Peter Stormare. He’s in the backseat of her police cruiser and she talks to him as she drives. We see that she cannot fathom the evil she’s just ...

For five long and very strange years, death haunted tiny Dryden, NY, a town near the Finger Lakes where a plague of car accidents, suicides, and even grisly murders involving two pop...

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Capitalism by the Numbers

Capitalism by the Numbers

Capital in the Twenty-First Century By Thomas Piketty‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ by Thomas Piketty. 696 pp. Belknap Press. $39.95 hardcover.Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a dense, data-intensive tome, clocking i...

Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ is a not so surprising best seller—it’s rigorously researched and arrestingly written.

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This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

This Week’s Hot Reads: April 21...

The Word Exchange: A Novel By Alena Graedon ‘The Word Exchange: A Novel’ by Alena Graedon. 384 pp. Doubleday.$26.95 hardcover.In Alana Graedon’s new novel, her first, the agent of dystopia is a next-step smartphone that isn’t simply omnipresent,...

A dystopic vision of our technological future, a bracing new analysis of capitalistic inequality, and a meditation on history and memoir.

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From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

Alicia Silverstone, the Clueless star and former Aerosmith video vixen, caused controversy in 2012 after posting a video of herself pre-chewing her son’s food and transferring it from her mouth to his. Now she has written a book urging you to do t...

Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

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Food from Your Favorite Books

Food from Your Favorite Books

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic dishes, served with a side of literature.

Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the iconic dishes, served with a side of literatu...

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