Best of the Beast: August 2-August 9
From vampires to Yazidi child soldiers, the best in Daily Beast journalism from the past week.
Outside their community, real-life vampires exist mostly in secret. And once or twice a week, they drink human blood.
Since getting kicked off TLC, the 19 Kids and Counting family are working their ‘fans’ for donations.
A year ago, the U.S. went back to war in Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now, coached by a Marxist and allegedly terrorist organization, members of the religious minority are training to defend themselves.
Trump has no need for spokespeople. He strode into the spin room himself to declare victory and force the GOP into an existential crisis.
Kevin M. Levin
Lost Cause fanatics—including a handful of African Americans—insist that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy. Nothing in the historical record supports that claim.
This luminous Turkish newlywed spent her wedding day running a bread line for thousands of starving Syrian refugees.