The Best of the Beast, April 14-April 20
Our favorite stories for your weekend reading list.
A Rape Allegation Rocks Hollywoodby Tim TeemanIn an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast, the man claiming to have been sexually abused by X-Men director Bryan Singer reveals a shocking catalog of alleged abuse that has “destroyed” his life.
Jews In Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom?By Anna NemtsovaThe grand rabbi of Donetsk talks to The Daily Beast about fliers ordering Jews to register or be deported from the pro-Russian “republic” proclaimed there.
Why Your Doctor Hates Her JobBy Daniela DrakeNine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?
Iceland is Beautiful. And Sooo Weird.By Kevin FallonA land of fire, ice, and elves, Iceland is a beacon of nature’s majesty and culture. It’s also quite possibly the strangest place ever. And that’s precisely why you should go.
Chinese Drones Target Drug KingpinBy Brendan HongHow China used drones to capture a Burmese drug kingpin.
Are Atheists the New Mormons?By Michael SchulsonAtheists are holding their annual convention in Salt Lake City, but things have been surprisingly cordial. Maybe these uniquely American groups have more in common than they think.
Meet Justin Jedica, the Real-Life Ken DollBy Erin CunninghamIt took Justin Jedlica 149 cosmetic procedures to look like this. He says Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers were his idols, while the Real Life Barbie is just faking it.
Avoid Coachella At All CostsBy Marlow SternIt’s become an oasis for douchebags and trust fund babies. Stay away.
Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars' Patriarchy MovementBy Amanda Marcotte
The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders.