7 Must-Read Stories About A Belgian Prince, Weed in Congress and NSA Profiteering: The Best of The Beast
Saving gorillas with royalty, can Congress toke up and the NSA chief profited even as he had AT&T spy on you. Here’s our best work from this week.
A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the CongoBy Nina StrochlicEmmanuel de Merode is fighting rebel armies and a powerful oil company to protect Virunga Park, its animals and its people. His allies? Prince William and Leonardo DiCaprio. But his enemies may be stronger.
Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?By Abby HagelageThe District of Columbia has voted to legalize marijuana. So will lawmakers be able to toke legally? A green investigation.
NSA Chief Bet Money on AT&T as It Spied on YouBy Shane HarrisThe former head of the world’s biggest spy agency didn’t just oversee the collection of billions of AT&T records. He also tried to make money off its customers.
Will White Feminists Finally Dump Lena Dunham?By Samantha AllenWhile there is a deeply misogynistic animus behind the conservative reactions to Dunham’s confessions, some feminists are frustrated with those who stand by the star no matter what.
Nik Wallenda’s Blindfolded Tightrope Caper: Defying Death Over The Chicago RiverBy Jacqui GoddardThe heir to a tightrope walking family has tried some crazy stunts in his day. But his planned attempt to walk over Chicago while blindfolded may be the craziest yet.
Russell Brand’s Revolution For MoronsBy Michael MoynihanThe movie star’s political manifesto is full of mistakes, misquotes, and is utterly misguided, unfunny, illogical, and unreadable. Watch the copies fly from the shelves.
From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. RobinsonBy Brandy ZadroznyMolly Shattuck was Baltimore’s answer to Martha Stewart until this week when she was charged with sexually assaulting a teenager.