Politics

Ladies Love the Wage Gap

Ladies Love the Wage Gap

One prominent female Republican reveals that women actually don’t want equal pay because that would make it harder for them to find husbands. Mike Huckabee thinks he’d have more freedom if he lived in North Korea and Fox News hosts suggest America...

Equal pay would just make finding a husband so much harder, Mike Huckabee likes his chances in North Korea, and a Fox News host wants no minimum wage.

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Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

When Rand Paul is the most prominent voice for peace on a polarizing issue, you know something strange is happening to America.Who would have expected a political furor to erupt around a single Nevada rancher? But Cliven Bundy is exactly the sort ...

The Nevada rancher’s escalating standoff with the feds raises a worrisome question: Can Americans’ relationship with their government—and each other—be saved?

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Can HRC Count on Women This Time?

Can HRC Count on Women This Time?

The event where Chelsea Clinton announced her pregnancy this week was billed as “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation.” But many saw it as much more than a “conversation” about the future of girls and women around the world. Instead, it looked like t...

They famously supported her in 2008—until they helped Obama win Iowa. So will the grandmother-to-be inspire female voters next cycle, or will they judge her on a harsher scale?

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Millennials and the American City

Millennials and the American City

“What are you going to do after you graduate?” was a question I grew to loathe during my senior at Stanford University. The pressure was immense as I was fully expected to add another prestigious institution to my resume, whether a high-profile co...

Michael Tubbs, a 23-year-old councilmember in Stockton, California, and the star of the Tribeca Film Festival documentary ‘True Son,’ says that now is the time for young people to en...

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Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

Rand Paul and the Welfare Rancher

When Rand Paul is the most prominent voice for peace on a polarizing issue, you know something strange is happening to America.Who would have expected a political furor to erupt around a single Nevada rancher? But Cliven Bundy is exactly the sort ...

The Nevada rancher’s escalating standoff with the feds raises a worrisome question: Can Americans’ relationship with their government—and each other—be saved?

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The Fringe Sect Duping The GOP

The Fringe Sect Duping The GOP

On May 24, 2012, Senator Jon Kyl, an Arizona Republican, gave an innocuous interview to a visiting journalist from Turkey.  “There are a lot of good people who would love to see peace, if only the hatred that exists were to vanish,” he said.What S...

It’s a tiny religion featuring fembots, creationists, and a leader who says his ‘Holocaust Deception’ book was a mistake. Why are so many in the GOP appearing on its TV network?

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Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election

Senior Dem's Tough Re-Election

Nick Rahall has been representing the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia since 1977 but he might not for much longer.The 19-term Democratic incumbent, who chaired the House National Resources Committee from 2007-2011 and would be in l...

After 38 years in Congress, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) is facing his toughest race yet and could join a number of longtime members in leaving Congress next year.

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Vote for Me, Win a Free Car

Vote for Me, Win a Free Car

The "blow your balls off” candidate is back with another campaign commercial, called “#winaDINO" Bob Quast, 44, is a long-shot primary candidate for the U.S. Senate from Iowa. According to LinkedIn, he is also president of Custom Limousi...

Long-shot Bob Quast will do almost anything to win the Democratic nomination.

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The Fringe Sect Duping The GOP

The Fringe Sect Duping The GOP

On May 24, 2012, Senator Jon Kyl, an Arizona Republican, gave an innocuous interview to a visiting journalist from Turkey.  “There are a lot of good people who would love to see peace, if only the hatred that exists were to vanish,” he said.What S...

It’s a tiny religion featuring fembots, creationists, and a leader who says his ‘Holocaust Deception’ book was a mistake. Why are so many in the GOP appearing on its TV network?

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Entertainment

Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties

Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties

In gay company, use of the word “twink” is typically paired with a rolled eye and a condescending tone. At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless. The term’s namesake is Tw...

Wild nights of no clothes and lots of alcohol: one attendee reveals what went on at X Men director Bryan Singer’s infamous pool parties.

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Why New York City Needs the Knicks

Why New York City Needs the Knicks

“Now here comes Willis... and the crowd is going wild!”That was Marv Albert’s call on the radio for Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, and even though New York City is seen as some kind of secularist’s utopia or dystopic hellscape depending on your po...

The documentary ‘When the Garden Was Eden,’ premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, focuses on the ‘70s New York Knicks, and how the basketball team served as a refuge for a city pl...

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The Most Cynical Show on TV

The Most Cynical Show on TV

We've already seen plenty of horrifying things happen on Game of Thrones. That time Viserys Targaryen's head was melted off with molten gold. That time Theon Greyjoy's penis was cut off and sent to his family in Pyke. That time King...

Season 4’s third episode featured one of the most horrifying, taboo-violating encounters in the HBO series’ history. And that was just the tip of the iceberg. [WARNING: SPOILERS]

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Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties

Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties

In gay company, use of the word “twink” is typically paired with a rolled eye and a condescending tone. At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless. The term’s namesake is Tw...

Wild nights of no clothes and lots of alcohol: one attendee reveals what went on at X Men director Bryan Singer’s infamous pool parties.

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Game of Thrones’ WTF Sex Scene

Game of Thrones’ WTF Sex Scene

Not five minutes into the TV series Game of Thrones, we were treated to the charming image of an adorable, cherub-faced young girl with big blue eyes…impaled to a tree…who turned out to be a zombie. Since then, we’ve bared witness to a number of t...

The Kingslayer dishes on one of the most disturbing scenes ever featured on HBO’s violence and sex-fueled fantasy epic. [WARNING: SPOILERS]

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World News

Will the Shootout Provoke Putin?

Will the Shootout Provoke Putin?

KIEV, Ukraine—Russia’s foreign ministry accused Ukrainian authorities today of failing to rein in armed extremists after a bloody shootout shattered what was supposed to be an Easter truce. At least one pro-Russian separatist was killed in an appa...

A pre-dawn firefight in Ukraine left at least one pro-Russian activist dead. Kiev fears this could be the pretext Putin has been looking for to roll his tanks across the border.

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Rwanda’s Virgin Mary Sighting

Rwanda’s Virgin Mary Sighting

Before Kibeho, a village spiraling up one of the area’s many hills, became a notorious killing ground during the Rwandan genocide, it was the country’s most celebrated holy spot. For nine years in the 1980s, it gained worldwide fame after a streak...

Ten years before the brutal genocide, a religious fervor gripped Kibeho as dozens claimed the Virgin Mary had appeared to them. One of the chosen recalls her disturbing prophecy.

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Ukraine: Truce and Consequences

Ukraine: Truce and Consequences

KIEV, Ukraine – An Easter weekend suspension of security operations by Ukraine’s new leaders against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country is offering an opportunity for tempers to cool and all sides to reflect on what happened at the...

In an exclusive interview, Ukraine’s foreign minister says that over Easter he has halted confrontations with Russian-backed separatists in the east. But next week may be messy.

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Week in Pictures

Week in Pictures

From the heartbreaking disaster in South Korea to rising tension in Ukraine and a remembrance in Boston, a look at the most striking images of the past seven days.

From the heartbreaking disaster in South Korea to rising tension in Ukraine and a remembrance in Boston, a look at the most striking images of the past seven days.

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Rwanda’s Virgin Mary Sighting

Rwanda’s Virgin Mary Sighting

Before Kibeho, a village spiraling up one of the area’s many hills, became a notorious killing ground during the Rwandan genocide, it was the country’s most celebrated holy spot. For nine years in the 1980s, it gained worldwide fame after a streak...

Ten years before the brutal genocide, a religious fervor gripped Kibeho as dozens claimed the Virgin Mary had appeared to them. One of the chosen recalls her disturbing prophecy.

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Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

KIEV, Ukraine—Since the Ukrainian army is not proving very effective against pro-Russian commandos in the East of the country, a prominent oligarch has adopted a strategy from the Wild West. He’s putting out “wanted” notices and offering cash rewa...

An oligarch hopes that offering rewards for captured Russians will motivate the public and the troops, but so far all he’s inspired is cynical—and desperate—laughter.

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Burma’s Badass Gun-toting Medics

Burma’s Badass Gun-toting Medics

The release of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, at the time arguably the world’s most famous political prisoner, in November 2010 seemed like a turning point for her isolated nation. The following year saw the military junta—which had ruled the country (...

The Free Burma Rangers are one of the few aid groups left in Myanmar’s contested ethnic states—and they straddle the line between relief and armed activism.

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Putin’s Ukraine Crew Won’t Give In

Putin’s Ukraine Crew Won’t Give In

DONETSK, Ukraine—A dozen men in motley apparel gathered in a quiet office on the fifth floor of what used to be a state administration building in eastern Ukraine, but is now called the headquarters of the “Independent Donetsk People’s Republic.” ...

The agreement diplomats hammered out in Geneva means little to the hardliners spearheading the pro-Russian insurrection in Ukraine.

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Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

Billionaire Bounty-Hunting Club

KIEV, Ukraine—Since the Ukrainian army is not proving very effective against pro-Russian commandos in the East of the country, a prominent oligarch has adopted a strategy from the Wild West. He’s putting out “wanted” notices and offering cash rewa...

An oligarch hopes that offering rewards for captured Russians will motivate the public and the troops, but so far all he’s inspired is cynical—and desperate—laughter.

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Tech + Health

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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Trojan’s ‘STD Month’ Scheme

Trojan’s ‘STD Month’ Scheme

America sure does love its national commemorative months (PDF), especially health-related ones. Take April, for example. Right now we are celebrating, or at least acknowledging, Youth Sports Safety Month, National Poetry Month, Confederate History...

April is STI Awareness month—a month that Trojan has swooped in and taken ownership of. Using these four weeks to promote condom use is a good thing, right? Not exactly.

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‘Parent Martyr’ Must Die

‘Parent Martyr’ Must Die

You’ve probably seen this viral ad posted on one of your friends’ Facebook feeds. Maybe you even shared it on yours. It announces itself as a hoax wherein the perpetrators have convinced some poor saps that they are participating in a job intervie...

Did you see that “world’s toughest job” video that went viral? Yeah, it’s a bunch of bull.

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When Mothers Kill

When Mothers Kill

The mug shots have gone viral: wide-eyed, scared-looking Megan Huntsman, 39. The speculation is rife: how could this 39-year-old from Pleasant Grove, Utah, have allegedly killed six of her babies soon after their birth without anyone noticing she ...

The case of Megan Huntsman, a Utah mother who killed six of her babies and hid the bodies in a garage, isn’t the first of its kind. What happens in a mother’s brain to make her do su...

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Trojan’s ‘STD Month’ Scheme

Trojan’s ‘STD Month’ Scheme

America sure does love its national commemorative months (PDF), especially health-related ones. Take April, for example. Right now we are celebrating, or at least acknowledging, Youth Sports Safety Month, National Poetry Month, Confederate History...

April is STI Awareness month—a month that Trojan has swooped in and taken ownership of. Using these four weeks to promote condom use is a good thing, right? Not exactly.

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Antidepressant-Autism Link

Antidepressant-Autism Link

It’s standard for doctors to tell pregnant women that to take care of their unborn children, they must take proper care of themselves. However, new evidence showing an association between selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRI) use during pregnancy ...

New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Dude, Weed Won’t Rot Your Brain

Dude, Weed Won’t Rot Your Brain

All across the Internet, headlines are screaming Buzzkill and Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove that casual marijuana use is bad for your brain.In order to ...

Can casual marijuana use damage the brains of young adults? A new study says yes—but its participants suggest otherwise.

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A Prenup for Digital Privacy

A Prenup for Digital Privacy

The breakup, makeup, and alleged breakup again of figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, has captivated media and skating fans alike. The flamboyance Weir has long brought to his performances on the ice colored this story as we...

Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.

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Antidepressant-Autism Link

Antidepressant-Autism Link

It’s standard for doctors to tell pregnant women that to take care of their unborn children, they must take proper care of themselves. However, new evidence showing an association between selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRI) use during pregnancy ...

New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Fashion

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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Best & Worst Dressed of the Week

Best & Worst Dressed of the Week

Kate Upton is sophisticated in Versace, Kate Middleton looks like a chic banana, and Kim Kardashian wears a Balmain suit of armor in Paris. Plus, more best and worst dressed of the week.

Kate Upton is sophisticated in Versace, Kate Middleton looks like a chic banana, and Kim Kardashian wears a Balmain suit of armor in Paris. Plus, more best and worst dressed of the w...

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Stop Calling Hidalgo a Style Icon

Stop Calling Hidalgo a Style Icon

Two weeks ago, Paris elected its first female mayor. While Anne Hidalgo’s election was a groundbreaking moment for women in politics, the glossies went wild for another reason. With a platform that includes a strong focus on supporting Paris’s fas...

The fashion media has painted Hidalgo as Paris's stylish first lady. But with a love of pantsuits and pointed flats, she's more Hillary Clinton than Michelle Obama. And there...

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Happy 40th, Victoria Beckham!

Happy 40th, Victoria Beckham!

She’s the Spice Girl who made it really big—chart-topping success, reinvention as an internationally lauded fashion designer, marriage to a super-hot, brilliant footballer, beautiful kids, celebrity friends, glamor in spades, and smiling only by a...

She’s the Spice Girl who made it really big—chart-topping success, reinvention as an internationally lauded fashion designer, marriage to a super-hot, brilliant footballer, beautiful...

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Best & Worst Dressed of the Week

Best & Worst Dressed of the Week

Kate Upton is sophisticated in Versace, Kate Middleton looks like a chic banana, and Kim Kardashian wears a Balmain suit of armor in Paris. Plus, more best and worst dressed of the week.

Kate Upton is sophisticated in Versace, Kate Middleton looks like a chic banana, and Kim Kardashian wears a Balmain suit of armor in Paris. Plus, more best and worst dressed of the w...

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Met Gala Gets Even More Exclusive

Met Gala Gets Even More Exclusive

Anna Wintour Wants "More Exclusivity" at Met Gala:  For this year’s Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit, high fashion and exclusivity is a top priority for Anna Wintour. Ticket prices were raised a staggering $10,000 from the $1...

And 'Elle' searches for a replacement for Joe Zee.

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

In 1951, model Betty Cornell penned a self-help book for young women struggling socially: Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide. Cornell provided insight on everything from wearing white pearls and girdles to the proper ways to fix one’s “figu...

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt from her hilarious and brave journey.

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Unretouched Lady Gaga Photos Leak

Unretouched Lady Gaga Photos Leak

Unretouched Photos of Lady Gaga Leak: On Wednesday, feminist website Jezebel published unretouched photos from Lady Gaga’s Spring 2014 Versace campaign, which features the performer—who reportedly requests all paparazzi retouch her images before m...

And Prince William called Kate "a banana."

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Met Gala Gets Even More Exclusive

Met Gala Gets Even More Exclusive

Anna Wintour Wants "More Exclusivity" at Met Gala:  For this year’s Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit, high fashion and exclusivity is a top priority for Anna Wintour. Ticket prices were raised a staggering $10,000 from the $1...

And 'Elle' searches for a replacement for Joe Zee.

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Great Escapes

For Sale: The Scariest Island Ever

For Sale: The Scariest Island Ever

How much is a little piece of Hell worth? We might just find out on May 7, when bidding opens for the Venetian Isola di Poveglia, arguably the most haunted island in the world. The 17-acre parcel of land, which has been abandoned since 1979 when t...

One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories—piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane. And now, for a price, it can be yours.

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  • The World’s Master Art Forger

    The World’s Master Art Forger

    As a self-proclaimed “philanthropist,” Father Arthur Scott has donated hundreds of notable artworks to museums all across the country. Institutions like the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have acc...

    The Tribeca Film Fest flick ‘Art and Craft’ paints a crazy picture of a man obsessed with re-creating and donating famous works—and fooling many in the process.

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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&a...

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&a...

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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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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The Search for General Tso

The Search for General Tso

It’s a taste both foreign, and familiar. Chicken is diced into square inches, marinated, and deep-fried in a wok, followed by a quick toss in brown sauce. The sauce is a mélange of flavors—tangy, salty, and sweet—lathered on a crisp shell encasing...

A new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival explores how and why General Tso’s chicken became a cultural touchstone.

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An Edward Hopper Novel?

An Edward Hopper Novel?

Have you ever found yourself staring at a painting, building in your mind a world of people, events, and emotions captured in that moment?All this month two authors have been taking that daydreaming tendency to a new new level by serially publishi...

Two authors inspired by a Hopper painting are writing a serial story and posting new additions online throughout the month of April.

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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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Women

Who needs equality?

Who needs equality?

She boldly led the fight against the Equal Rights Amendment and now she’s leading the fight against equal pay. Ladies, if you want a knight in shining armor to save you from yourselves, take a tip from Phyllis Schlafly. The founder of the Eagle Fo...

The infamous women's "advocate" Phyllis Schlafly is once again standing against women.

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  • Best ‘Scandal’ Episode Yet

    Best ‘Scandal’ Episode Yet

    “My mother blew up the church that almost cost you the presidency.”Guys, this show. This exhausting, out-of-its-mind, gloriously brave show, which dares to serve up lines like that with a straight face, like it’s not off its damn rocker. Lines tha...

    The ‘Scandal’ finale was a non-stop onslaught of twists and turns and utter insanity. It was also the show's most exciting, craziest episode to date. [WARNING: SPOILERS]

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Career + Family = Solved?

Career + Family = Solved?

The cover of Bloomberg Businessweek declares “Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career.” It is not breaking news that women who postponed having children have a harder time conceiving: the National Survey of Family Growth shows that among women 40 to 44...

Egg freezing seems to offer the possibility of having it all, but the odds are still only one in five.

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How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

In 1951, model Betty Cornell penned a self-help book for young women struggling socially: Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide. Cornell provided insight on everything from wearing white pearls and girdles to the proper ways to fix one’s “figu...

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt from her hilarious and brave journey.

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Antidepressant-Autism Link

Antidepressant-Autism Link

It’s standard for doctors to tell pregnant women that to take care of their unborn children, they must take proper care of themselves. However, new evidence showing an association between selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRI) use during pregnancy ...

New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.

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Career + Family = Solved?

Career + Family = Solved?

The cover of Bloomberg Businessweek declares “Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career.” It is not breaking news that women who postponed having children have a harder time conceiving: the National Survey of Family Growth shows that among women 40 to 44...

Egg freezing seems to offer the possibility of having it all, but the odds are still only one in five.

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A Prenup for Digital Privacy

A Prenup for Digital Privacy

The breakup, makeup, and alleged breakup again of figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, has captivated media and skating fans alike. The flamboyance Weir has long brought to his performances on the ice colored this story as we...

Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.

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Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred of Girls

Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred of Girls

The numbers were shocking: “Nigerian Unrest: Gunmen abduct ‘about 100 schoolgirls’” headlined the BBC after guerrillas believed to belong to the al Qaeda-allied group Boko Haram attacked a boarding school late Monday in the Nigerian state of Borno...

The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls’ education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won’t be the last.

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TV Anchor: 'Why I Called Foul'

TV Anchor: 'Why I Called Foul'

There’s a rule on live TV: the longer you do it, the closer you creep to the inevitable moment when you say something stupid. As the co-host of my own show on Bloomberg TV, Market Makers,  I rarely make it through a week without a slip-up. The oth...

When Bloomberg anchor Stephanie Ruhle was teased by a male guest, she called him out on live television. Here’s why.

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A Prenup for Digital Privacy

A Prenup for Digital Privacy

The breakup, makeup, and alleged breakup again of figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, has captivated media and skating fans alike. The flamboyance Weir has long brought to his performances on the ice colored this story as we...

Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.

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Books

Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Holly Peterson’s life is an urban safari—she’s constantly observing (and then writing it all down), whether it’s how the machers of New York operate, something she gets to see firsthand power lunching with her father, Peter Peterson, founder of th...

Holly Peterson cast a cold eye on the Park Avenue set in her bestselling novel ‘The Manny.’ Now she’s taken on publishing’s meritocratic strivers. And she’s just as frank face to face.

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When TB Was a Death Sentence

When TB Was a Death Sentence

On a brisk spring evening in March 1882, Robert Koch walked into the library at the University of Berlin, and prepared to change the course of medicine for all time.There were about 100 men gathered in the room, the greatest scientists in Germany....

Dr. Robert Koch’s celebrated discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium was the first step in taming a ferocious killer. An excerpt from Thomas Goetz’s ‘The Remedy,’ about the quest for...

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Brilliant, Mysterious Penelope

Brilliant, Mysterious Penelope

“If a story begins with finding, it must end with searching,” says the epigraph of Hermione Lee’s biography of the English writer Penelope Fitzgerald.  The line is one of Fitzgerald’s: she attributes it to the German Romantic poet and philosopher ...

Before she died, she was hailed as England’s greatest living writer, but she had a hard road getting there—at one point she even lived on a freezing, leaky barge.

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Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Dishing With a Takedown Artist

Holly Peterson’s life is an urban safari—she’s constantly observing (and then writing it all down), whether it’s how the machers of New York operate, something she gets to see firsthand power lunching with her father, Peter Peterson, founder of th...

Holly Peterson cast a cold eye on the Park Avenue set in her bestselling novel ‘The Manny.’ Now she’s taken on publishing’s meritocratic strivers. And she’s just as frank face to face.

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Fix America in Six Easy Steps!

Fix America in Six Easy Steps!

Reading retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’s new book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, I was reminded of an old Steve Martin routine from his standup days. “First, get a million dollars,” Martin explains...

From campaign finance to political gerrymandering, the retired Supreme Court justice skips hard arguments in his new book in favor of unrealistic, poorly drafted solutions.

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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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