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Articles January 2014

Christie Punches Back, Denies Wildstein’s Assertion He Knew of Bridge Closing

Sam Gilliam at Michel Rosenfeld is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

People Who Have Had Rebound Sex Tell Us Why It Is Awesome

Goodbye Chris Christie, and Hello Scott Walker

Revenge of the Nerd: Wildstein Rats Out the Boss

Woman Finds Mysterious Charges on Her iTunes Bill: A Modern Whodunit!

Peyton Manning Vs. Richard Sherman

Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor in Upcoming Superman-Batman Movie?!

Shia LaBeouf Comes Out of Retirement, Michelle Obama is a Scandal Fan

Afghan Diplomat: The Security Agreement Will Be Signed

How Racism Preordained the Atlanta Transit Mess

British Mother ‘Poisoned’ To Death By Pot

Raffaele On The Run

TLC Reunites for a New York City Concert. Dreams Do Come True

Goodbye Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins, P.S. I Love You

Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Leaves New York Times; Miley Cyrus Gets Naked For W Magazine

The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California

More Republican Crumbs for the Middle Class

Grimm’s Dysfunctional District

From Rihanna to Kerry Washington, the Best and Worst Dressed of the Week

Syria’s Israeli Guardian Angel

Meet the Anti-Pot Activists

The Coming GOP Immigration War

The GOP’s Latest Ploy: Flatter Married Women

Iran and North Korea: The Nuclear 'Axis of Resistance'

How Green Day’s ‘Dookie’ Defined the 1990s and Changed Music Forever

Super Bowl Lineup: The Best NFL Longreads This Season

The Anguish of Alan Simpson, Tragic Hero of Immigration Reform

How To Avoid Brain Death Purgatory

Capa in Color

Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on SOTU, the Super Bowl and Nukes

Reanimated and Ready: The Unstoppable Huckenstein

How ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Became This Year’s Hottest New Sitcom

South Korea's Extreme Eating Fetishists

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’: Inside the Conservative Christian Movie the Oscars Ousted

Columbia Announces Changes To School Sex Assault Policy

Clean Crack Pipes for All! San Francisco’s Final Social Justice Frontier

A Momentous Change for America’s Tortuous Drug Sentencing

At Retreat, Republican Alternatives Are Just Repeats

Should Neo-Nazis Be Allowed Free Speech?

Hezbollah and Assad Plan Offensive On Jihadists In Yabrud

Oxfam Cuts Ties to Scarlett Johansson Over SodaStream Ads

Why Antics by Several Republicans Suggest the Party Needs Therapy

Greg Miller at ICP is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

House GOP Backs Permanent Legal Status for More Immigrants

College Football’s Toughest Play: Unionizing

The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents

Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams

Quora Q: Does Drinking Water During Meals Help or Hinder the Digestive System?

GOP Ready For Another Debt Limit Showdown

New Zealand Wants A Middle Earth Flag

Can Bachmann Really Sue ‘King’ Obama?

Carrie Mae Weems Retrospective Opens at the Guggenheim (Photos)

Give Up on the House Majority, Democrats. It’s Not Happening

Can Joyce Carol Oates Write a War Novel?

The Issue Bringing Ted Cruz and Black Democrats Together

Ukraine Protesters Turn Stun Guns On Each Other

Amanda Knox Will Never Visit Italy Again

Republican Slobs Stick Together

Barneys New York Campaign Stars Transgender Models; Burberry Vows to Eliminate Toxins From Clothing

Republicans Seeks To Divide Reid And Obama On Trade

Nobel Nomination Nonsense

What the GOP Can Learn from the NFL’s Outreach to Women

17 Terrible Pieces of Advice from ‘Seventeen’s’ Ultimate Guide to Guys

Free Demaryius Thomas’s Mom After 14 Years on a Drug Charge

Super Bowl XLVIII Is Set to Be the Most Violent One Yet

Henry James’s 1904 Sordid Little Sex Farce

The Weird Wild World of Super Bowl Betting

The NFL’s Super Bowl Con: Hosting the Big Game Isn’t an Economic Score For Cities

The Largest Church in the World Has The Fewest Worshippers

Obama’s SOTU Speech Proves He’s a Repeat Defender Who Can’t Govern

Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—or Get Out of My Office

Beyond Black and White: Photographer Carrie Mae Weems Tackles Racial and Gender Stereotypes

Banter With The Beast: MSNBC’s Head Honcho Phil Griffin on Admiring Roger Ailes and More

American Psycho: The Musical May Not Be Coming to America

This ‘True Love Tester’ Bra Misses What Women Really Want—Then Insults Them

How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead

Ted Cruz Runs Against His Own Government Shutdown

‘You’ve Got to Be Kidding’: Why Adults Dismissed The Beatles in 1964

10 GOP Rebranding Roadblocks

Did an Angry Birds Leak Risk Spies’ Lives?

Meet the Creative: Stone Fox Bride’s Molly Guy

The Man Syria’s Jihadists Want Dead

Frederick Hammersley at Bortolami is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Clinton Talks Cologne—and World Inequality—at Fragrance Foundation Event

‘Tomorrow Night’ Review: Louis C.K.’s 1998 Indie Movie Is Weird

The GOP’s Dead-End Executive Order Freakout

Smartphone Technology Lets Users Lock and Unlock Their Front Doors Remotely

When Politicos Attack: Six Biggest On-Camera Blow-Ups

Rawcus Is the Rapper Behind the Viral ‘White People Crazy’ Video

Vin Diesel’s 6 Greatest YouTube Masterpieces

Why Oxfam Should Drop Scarlett Johansson For Her Pro-SodaStream Stance

Justin Bieber Faces Deportation, NBC Moves Emmy Awards to Monday

Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler’s Ultimate Rom Com Spoof ‘They Came Together’

The GOP’s Glaring State of the Union Hypocrisies

Who Stole John Paul’s Blood And Christ’s Foreskin?

Calling All Broncos and Seahawks Fans! Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVIII

Best Bits From George Clooney’s Suave And Funny Reddit AMA

Malala Book Launch Halted In Pakistan

Michelle Obama Wears Alaïa to State of the Union; Kenyan Artisans Star in Karen Walker Campaign

Google Hangout: How to Hack Your Kid

Five Worst Traffic Jams Ever

Rep. ‘Break You in Half’ Grimm Is a Hothead With a Shady Past

Unseen Photos of Queen Victoria

The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing

How Michael Grimm's Threat Ruined Randy Weber's Troll

Brands Ready for Super Bowl

Backstage at Rag and Bone Men's Fashion Week 2014 (Photos)

Atlanta Is Frozen: See Photos of the Commute from Hell

Meet Graham Smith, SnapChat’s 16-Year-Old Nemesis

The Genius Behind elBulli: Ferran Adria Reveals His Creative Process

Rad Hourani, The First Unisex Couture Designer

Before the Earthquake Hit: When The Beatles Landed in America

Why Didn't Obama Tout How Great the Economy Is Doing?

Is Miley Cyrus a Good Singer? Experts Weigh In

Alkalinizing Someone to Improve His or Her Health Is Simple-Minded, Fatuous, and Dangerous

Oklahoma Politicians Will Save Your Broken Marriage

What ‘Downton Abbey’ Can Teach The Queen

‘She’s All That' 15th Anniversary: Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Making of the ‘90s Classic

Ganjapreneurs Flock to Colorado Following Marijuana Legalization

From Dry to High: Your Guide to State Pot Laws

How I Write: James Patterson

GOP Invites Friends of TED to Its Party

Snowden’s Revelations Shouldn’t Distract from Putin’s Brutal Rule

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tenders Bloody Resignation

Human Rights Group Head Disputes US Accusations of Aiding Al Qaeda

How To Hack James Bond

The Death of ‘Stalin’s Songbird’ Pete Seeger

It’s Not the President’s Speech That Makes News but the Reactions to It

Will Obama Ever Play Hardball?

5 Best Moments From Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Obama’s Speech Was Missing Shared Goals for America’s Future

Congressman Michael Grimm Physically Threatens Reporter

Long Odds for Obama’s New Guantanamo Deadline

Obamacare Is Here to Stay

Obama’s War on Terror Muddle

Saluting Sergeant Cory Remsburg

Full Text of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

GOP Congressman Calls Obama 'Kommandant' in Chief

AFAR Launches New Travel Awards

The Biggest Broken Promises from Last Year’s State of the Union

Senate Could Get Third African American Next Year

Las Meninas by Velazquez is the West's Greatest Work, and the 1,000th Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Up Next, A Robot Army

Five Books that Taught Me Something About Being a Man

Disney Channel Aired Its First Gay Couple. It Was 'Fine.'

House To Pass New Abortion Restrictions

A Fungal-Caused Illness Called Valley Fever Is Being Called a Silent Epidemic

The Model Diaries: Not All Perfect Beauties Have Big Heads

Three-Year-Old Coco Is The Italian Mafia’s Littlest Victim

Obama's 'Powerful Argument'

Why Obama Can’t Solve Inequality

Angela Ahrendts to Become Dame; Google Glass Unveils Stylish Frames

Poll: Americans Don’t Trust Obama on Iran

LIVE: President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address

JP Morgan Executive Falls to his Death from JP Morgan Building, in What May Have Been Suicide

Can the GOP Get Out of Its Own Way? Recent Comments Make You Wonder

Scholars Discover New Poems from Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho

Pennsylvania Student Proves You Could Buy Ingredients for a WMD on Amazon

‘American Hustle’ Is Overrated

3 Ways to Track Your Food and Feel Healthy

7 Great Football Flicks From Horse Feathers to Friday Night Lights

Professions From the Podium: Looking Back at Past SOTU Addresses

A Revolution, With Guitars: How The Beatles Changed Everything

The Art of Football Trading Cards

Gridiron Greats at the Met

How the World Sees Ukraine Chaos

Are We in the Midst of a Kevin Costner Comeback?

Langley Fox: A Hemingway in All But Name

Morgan Freeman on God, Satan, and How the Human Race Has ‘Become A Parasite’

Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Karzai Gambles with the Taliban

How Obama Prepares for the Grueling State of the Union

A Bitcoin Boss’s Bust Spotlights the Cryptocurrency’s Link to Online Drug Sales

'Crossfire' Predicts the State of the Union

Hillary’s SuperPAC War Proves Yet Again That Campaign Finance Needs a Fix

After $200 Million, Afghan Soldiers Still Can’t Read

Inside, The New Mobile News App

After Years of Wrangling, Congress Seems on the Verge of Passing the Farm Bill

Inside New York City’s Super Bowl Music Blitz

Tomoo Gokita at Mary Boone is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

This Week’s Hot Reads: Jan. 27, 2014

Ronan Farrow Gets MSNBC Show in Schedule Reshuffle

Charlie Shrem, CEO of Bitcoin Exchange BitInstant, Arrested

Congressional Black Caucus Blasts Obama for Not Nominating Enough African-American Judges

Macklemore Apologizes Over Grammy Win; Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker

D'Souza's Never-Ending Right-Wing Hustle

The New Queens of Haute Couture

Could George W. Bush Be The Last Republican President?

Egypt’s General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Cleared For Presidential Run

Dear GOP, Stop Talking About Women’s Bodies

Republican Warner Backs Democrat Warner

Kate Moss Fronts Latest McQueen Campaign; Anne Hathaway Leaves Stylist Rachel Zoe

The Rich Really are as Selfish as You Think

Meryl Streep Took a Selfie With 50 Cent and Kobe Bryant. Give Her an Oscar.

Jude Law: I Was Phone-Hacked on U.S. Soil

Trey Radel To Resign From Congress

Jay and Jimmy Together

Rebel Rabbi Exposes Child Molestation

Putin’s Olympic Shame

Rebel Rabbi Exposes Child Molesters

The Grammys Train Wreck: An Insult to Lou Reed, Hip-Hop, and Good Taste

Richard Sherman Is Right: Thug Is the New N-World

Sean Strub: Sex, AIDS, Politics and Survival

Clinton, Bush, and Obama Speechwriters on How They Made the State of the Union Address

Hypocrisy on Privacy and The Pill

Obama Wants to Fight Income Inequality…With More Free Trade?

A Little Arrest Won’t Hurt Bieber, We’re More Fascinated Than Ever

How Young People are Being Left Out of the Economic Recovery

The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast

Your Gadgets Can Now Decide Everything For You Before the Thoughts Have Even Crossed Your Mind

A Super Bowl Culture Pregame: How to Hack NYC’s Art Museums

The Penny-Ante Syria Talks

Firefighters Salute 8 Year Old Who Died Trying to Save His Grandfather

Beyonce Gave the Best Grammy Awards Performance (And 8 More That Were Pretty Good, Too)

The Grammys Red Carpet

Income Inequality Was Quickly Forgotten at Davos

PDF: Letter Protesting RNC Resolution

New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA

The Best Music Blogs

Bush Era Republicans Letter Denouncing RNC's NSA Criticism

Republicans Blast Their Own

Francois Hollande Announces Breakup with First Lady Valerie Trierweiler

Face the Assad Reality In Syria

How Pope Francis’s Management Strategies Could Fix Wall Street

Was George Washington Among the Walking Dead?

Exploring the Beaches of St. Barts (Photos)

Justin Bieber's Spiritual Crisis

The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism

Did Egypt's Arab Spring Martyrs Die in Vain?

Your Guide to the Grammys: 11 Songs to Listen to Before Sunday’s Awards

Egyptian Novelist Ahdaf Soueif Remembers Cairo Wracked By The Arab Spring

‘Generation War’ Lets World War II Germans Off Too Easily

These 7 iPhone Apps for Meditation Make Us Want To Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale

The Week in Death: The First Muslim Female Olympian Snubbed Adolf Hitler

There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists

The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats

Burundi’s Black Market Skull Trade

Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer

For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster

Taylor Swift, Oprah & the Week’s Best Celebrity Selfies (PHOTOS)

Fringe Factor: Florida Pol Wants Obama Hanged

Is Sherlock Holmes a Good Detective?

Rep. David Price Remembers When a Less Partisan Congress Actually Worked

We’d Rather Be in Beautiful—and Warm—St. Barts

The Best of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: ‘Frank,’ ‘Web Junkie,’ Anna Kendrick, and More

Iowa GOP Fires Facebook Contractor

China’s Weibo Losing Users

Area Millenial Unsure If You Two Are Actually Dating or Just Hanging Out

Cats Take Over the L.A. Art World in New Exhibit

With Monster Waves Rolling In, Surfing’s Best Hit Mavericks (Photos)

The Bioterrorist Who Loved Mahler

They’re Done With YouTube. Now Cats Storm the Art-World

What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps

Erdogan’s Foreign Policy Reset

The Week in Photos: January 25, 2014

P&G’s “Pick Them Up” Ad Gets Some Dads Down

From Karlie Kloss to Kim Kardashian, the 11 Best Fashion Instagrams

The Movie Murder 911 Tape: Victim’s Last Breaths, With Shooter Nearby

Irish Town Shuts Down ‘Blasphemous’ Play

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Covert Workout, Rob Ford Goes Jamaican and More Viral Videos

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, January 25, 2014

The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win

‘Visitors’ Is Staring At You

Why the Washington Post Switched Bloggers

Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art

Test Tube Generation: The Fertility Lie for Women

Shows on NPR, Ranked in Order From Glorious to Unbearable

Wild Nights in the Big City: Tod Seelie's New York

The Next Big Cuisine of 2014 Is ... Tex Mex?

Sundance ’14 Party Report: Anne Hathaway’s A Great Wingwoman, Kristen Stewart Cuts A Rug, and More

Iowa GOP Posts Racism Flowchart

Olympic ‘Black Widow’ Warning Caught U.S. Off-Guard

From Lupita Nyong’o to Naomi Campbell, the Best and Worst Dressed of the Week

Jamie Dimon Is Totally Underpaid

SCOTUS Awards Nuns Victory In Birth Control Fight

Stockman Mystery Deepens

Richard Serra at Gagosian is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Can’t Sleep? Your Guide to a Better Night’s Rest

U.S. Should Fight Anti-Gay Africa

A Bipartisan Path to Fixing America’s Broken Elections

RNC Chair Calls on Controversial Party Official to Quit

Burberry Responds to Toxic Chemical Allegations; Carey Mulligan Jokes About Destroying Her Oscar Dress

A Great Deal…Unless You're Black

The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to Litmus Tests No Male Would Ever Face

Virtual Syria in Davos

‘Whiplash’ Is Sundance’s Hottest Film, A Music-Themed Drama Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

Government Ceasefire Is First Step Towards Peace in South Sudan

John Boehner Live and Unhinged with Jay Leno

Transvestite Artist Grayson Perry Attends Palace Investiture In A Dress

Dinesh D’Souza’s Series of Unfortunate Events

Rick Perry Mellows on Pot

Why Pushing a Catholic School to Keep a Married Gay Man Is Bad for the LGBT Movement

The American Lobby in Israel: Options for Peace— Without Netanyahu

When Wendy Davis Was a Republican

Big Pharma's Weed Winner

Edward Snowden: Not All Spying Is Bad

Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve.

The Price of College Has Increased 1120 Percent Since 1978, So Is It Worth It?

California May Have Its Driest Season in 500 Years

Eastside Catholic: Break the Rules All You Want, Unless You’re Gay

U.S. Investigating Dennis Rodman for Busting Sanctions

A Goodfellas Sequel: A True-Life Lufthansa Figure Comes to Court

Deaths on Ukraine's Maidan Signal Escalation Of Violence

Pressure Builds on Democratic Attorneys General to Quit Fighting Gay Marriage

After 100 Years, the Shaving Industry Is Finally being Disrupted

'Sunday' Stats for the Super Bowl

Literary City: Sheila Heti’s Toronto

P.J. O’Rourke on Grabbing the Keys to Happiness

Vatican’s Pope-Protecting Swiss Guards Accused of Secret Gay Lobby

The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork

Charles and Camilla Delivered By Same Ob-Gyn

With New Primary Rules, RNC Panel Will Aid the Establishment in 2016

Why Women Do Not Love Mike Huckabee

Sen. Menendez Denies Allegations in New Reported FBI Probe

A Sleaze Civil War Engulfs Britain’s Liberal Democrats

Breaking the Silence Over Campus Rapes

They Were So Fabulous: The Flapper Generation in Two New Books

Reid: Gates ‘Unethically’ Gossiped and Published Memoir to ‘Make Money’

New Harry Party Photos Hit Tumblr

Karl Lagerfeld Discusses Francois Hollande Affair; Diesel Ad Features Wheelchair Blogger as Model

Justin Bieber or Richard Sherman, Who’s the ‘Thug’?

Huckabee: Dems Tell Women They Can't Control Libido Without Government

Republicans to the Poor: “You Built That!"

RNC To Change 2016 Rules

Netanyahu: Israel’s What’s Right With the Middle East

The Epic Justin Bieber Meltdown May Be the Most Worrisome One Yet

Tina Brown and Credit Suisse Host Women of impact dinner in Davoss (PHOTOS)

The Craziest First Lady Shopping Sprees

Justin Bieber & 11 More Celebrity Mugshots

Glenn Beck's Apology Is Not Enough

Iran’s Rouhani Does Davos

Backstage at Elie Saab Couture (PHOTOS)

New Royal Baby Named Mia Grace

Senator Marco Rubio Visits the DMZ (PHOTOS)

Jeanette May at the International Center of Photography is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Anna Kendrick: Queen Bee of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

British Candidate Receives Death Threats for Tweeting Prophet Mohammed Cartoon

A Blue (Not a Red) Herring

Harry Reid Unloads on Bob Gates for Insensitivity and Breaking Confidentiality

Parents Panic Over Old Fake Smarties Snorting Craze

Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star

Conservative Activist James O’Keefe Claims Cuomo Is Trying to Run Him Out of NY

A Greek Fugitive Terrorist’s Call To Arms

The All-American Abuse of ‘Friday Night Tykes’

Welcome to Buddhist Hell

How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom

‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Icy Orgy of Sex and Self-Loathing, Bows At Sundance

The GOP’s Birth-Control Trojan Horse

Afghanistan's Brave Woman Warrior

Romanian Authorities Bust the Hacker Known as Guccifer

Can a Tweet Put You in Prison? It Certainly Will in the UK

It’s 1,000 Days Too Early to Talk Hillary vs. Christie for President

Your Refrigerator Is Vulnerable to a Cyberattack

We're All Still Secretly Using Our 1990s AOL Screen Names. Why?

To Salvage What we can From Afghanistan, Our Leaders Must Admit that the War has Failed

Conduct Unbecoming: A Cautionary Tale of 3 Governors

Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election

Commission Wants to Make Voting More Like Disneyland and Less Like the DMV

William and Kate Are Just Celebrities, And George Won't Ever Be King Says British Historian

Glenn Beck and Other ‘Too Little, Too Late’ Apologies

JAR Jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Katy Perry Lost Her Virginity in a Volvo

Shaq: I Use a FitBit, But Technology Can’t Solve All of Our Problems

The Woman Who Stopped a School Shooting

From Chanel to Atelier Versace, the Best of Paris Couture

Drizly Wants to Become “The for Alcohol"

Kim Kardashian Has a $5k Booty Tailor; Donatella Versace Gifts Couture Crystal Headpiece to Lady Gaga

Up to Speed: Bob McDonnell Scandal

Chicago Diocese Releases Secret Documents On Predator Priests

Why Geneva 2 Won’t Stop Syria’s War

Pressuring Journalists Won’t Protect Transgender People

Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap

No More Election Day Lines?

Chang-rae Lee: How I Write

GOP Strategists to Party: Hug More Brown Kids

The GOP's Voting Math Problem

On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

‘To Be Takei’ Traces George Takei’s Journey From Japanese Internment Camps to Cultural Icon

There’s No Getting Rid of David Vitter, America’s Most Contemptible Senator

The Loud Truth About Abortion Protesters

Governor Cuomo: ‘Extreme Conservatives Have No Place In New York’

Shailene Woodley Opens Up About Coming of Age, ‘Divergent,’ and the Faults in Our World

The Strange Science Behind Virgin Births

Behind ‘Broad City’: Amy Poehler’s Girls of Comedy

Will the World Buy NSA Reform?

The Truth About Older People Having More Sex

What Do Threats To Roe V. Wade And Domestic Violence Have In Common? Patriarchy.

ChoiceMap: An App to Help You Make Better Decisions

This Week’s Hot Reads: January 19th, 2014

George Takei Through the Years (PHOTOS)

My Night at the NSFW Oscars (Things Get Weird at the AVN Awards)

Where Is Al Qaeda Holding Its Western Hostages In Syria?

Former Navy Officer Bryan Caisse Is Accused of Defrauding Friends and Classmates

Woman Accuses Alleged Rapist Teacher On YouTube

David Lynch Goes From Film to Photos with ‘The Factory Photographs’

Clinton and Christie: Let The Mud-Slinging Start

Is Charles Jealous of His Kids (And Kate)?

NAACP Leader Attacks Sen. Tim Scott

Alexandros Petersen, 1984-2014

The Cash Money McDonnells

How Obama and the Democrats Get Inequality Wrong

Inside the Port Authority, the Corrupt Powerhouse Behind Christie’s Bridgegate Scandal

Where In The World Is Texas Congressman Steve Stockman?

2014 Jaipur Literature Festival Breaks Records

At Davos 2014, The Gods Of Mischief Rule

The Vogue-ification of Lena Dunham

No, Obama Didn’t Play the ‘Race Card’

Dasha Zhukova Poses on a Naked Black Woman; Kim Kardashion Tours Museum with Azzedine Alaia

Crowdfunding Their Way to the Olympics

Harry Drank Champagne From Prosthetic Leg In South Pole Celebrations

Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion

Cressida's Stepfather Commits Suicide

Ending the War on Pot is Obama’s Last Chance for a Legacy

Income Inequality is a Recipe for Stagnation

How Bad Does the GOP Need Chris Christie? Really Bad.

Las Vegas Betting Scandal Earns $5.5 Million Fine but the Boss Walks

Why Watching ‘Teen Mom 2’s Disturbing Abortion Is So Challenging

Nun Names Surprise Baby After Pope Francis

Tea Party Tests Its Might in Texas by Opposing Conservative Rep. Pete Sessions

Aubrey Plaza on Playing A Zombie in ‘Life After Beth,’ the ‘Daria’ Movie, and More

Schiaparelli Returns to Couture at Paris Fashion Week

Melissa Etheridge Is Mad As Hell About Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

Should Christie Resign from the Republican Governors Association?

The True Story Behind The World’s Greatest Headline

The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi

What Happens to the Death Penalty When Lethal Injection Isn’t Quick and Painless?

How to Be Movie-Star Glamorous According to George Kotsiopoulos

How MSNBC's Steve Kornacki Broke the Latest Christie Scandal

The Truth Behind the Monuments Men

Why ‘The Bachelor’ Star’s Anti-Gay Comments Got a Pass, But ‘Duck Dynasty’ Didn't

Study Finds People with Guns More At-Risk for Suicide and Homicide

Robert Mapplethorpe at Sean Kelly is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Amanda Knox Faces Another Guilty Verdict

‘Web Junkie’ Is a Harrowing Documentary on China’s Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics

We Need MLK’s Revolutionary Spirit

Big Tobacco’s Biggest Lies

The Haunted Stage: Conor McPherson on His Plays

John Lithgow on the Sundance Film ‘Love Is Strange’ and Gay Rights in Utah

The Book America Needs to Read Right Now

The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life

Moral Courage TV: Marsha Coleman-Adebayo

Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle

Stunning Bodies of Water Around the World (Photos)

Britain’s Weighty Issue

Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?

Fans of ‘The Bachelor’ Embrace Brackets, Bookies, and Buy-ins in Online Betting Pools

Prince Charles's Quiet Coup As He Begins Stealth Take Over From Queen

Backstage at Paris Men's Fashion Week

The SAG Awards Best Speeches…And What They Mean for Oscar

Ukraine Mobs Set Policemen On Fire

Humans Will Become Extinct Because of Gay Rights

Oregon GOP Raffles Rifles in Honor of MLK, Abraham Lincoln

Grenade Attack Hits Downtown Bangkok

How Did Sasheer Zamata Do in Her Saturday Night Live Debut?

Did Sexpot Schoolteacher Pamela Smart Hire Teens to Kill Her Husband?

Camp Pendleton Troops Leave on Final Year-Long Deployment to Afghanistan (Photos)

Searching Hard for Mugabe’s Conscience

The Myth of Reality in ‘Lone Survivor’

Creationism’s Latest Trojan Horse Edges Toward Virginia Schools

Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Is Chris Christie from Jersey or Jupiter?

New Pew Poll Finds That E-Books Are Booming but Print Holds Its Own

The Week in Death: The Last to Surrender

Get Cultured on Your Weekend Getaway: Best Trips for Art Lovers

The 9 Wildest Trends from Men's Fashion Weeks

Eight Year Old Rides to a Blaze With His Firefighter Grandfather

The Injuries That Made Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Hatchet Job of the Year 2014 Shortlist Announced

Jazz Musician Herb Alpert’s Art Encore

Nicki Minaj, Lindsay Lohan & the Week’s Best Celebrity Selfies (PHOTOS)

Fringe Factor: Gun Raffle Honors MLK, Lincoln

Bahrain’s Lethal Teargas War

Wine Books You Will Actually Want to Read

Roland Martin: America, You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Why 'Bridgegate' Will Make or Break Chris Christie

The Vatican’s Dump-Them-Fast Scheme: Pope Defrocks 400 Priests In 2 Years

Syrian Opposition To Attend Peace Talks, But Don’t Expect A Truce

Michael Fassbender Plays A Rocker in A Papier-Mâché Head in the Strange Sundance Film ‘Frank’

Want To Know What America Thinks of Itself? Watch Jack Ryan on Wall Street

The Model Diaries: In Turkey, It’s No Breasts, No Jobs

Best Places to Party Around the World

The Week in Photos: January 18, 2014

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies

Red, Black, and Silver’ Just May Be Jackson Pollock’s Last Painting

Tibet’s Ticking Time Bomb

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, January 18, 2014

Virginia’s Next Senate Race Just Got Interesting

We are Living in the Golden Age of the Most Narcissistic and Voyeuristic Tech Imaginable

Why Do Rich Women Have Better Sex Lives?

New York’s Naughtiest Show (Maybe Avoid the Front Row)

16 and Abstinent?

LeBroning, Macklemore, Devil Baby Attack and More Viral Videos

Deconstructing Hannah: ‘Girls’ Goes to Grad School

So You Have an Inconsequential But Awful Illness

‘Camp X-Ray,’ A Kristen Stewart-Starring Guantanamo Bay Film, Premieres at Sundance

The Dark Side of Wordless Internet Slang

From Dust to Glory and Everything in Between (PHOTOS)

From Ciara to Lena Dunham, the 11 Best Fashion Instagrams

Obama’s NSA Reforms Show He Alone Can’t Stop Big Brother

Congress Presses Obama On Russia Sanctions

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet to the Oscar Nominations

From Miranda Kerr to Lupita Nyong’o, the Best and Worst Dressed of the Week (Photos)

Warhol's "Empire" and Christian Marclay's "Clock" are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Southern California Is on Fire: 1,700 Acres and Counting (Photos)

Is It Really That Easy to be an Olympic Bobsledder?

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America’s Largest Mass Graveyard May Become a Public Park

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Vatican and Pope Francis Seek New Demon Exorcists

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An Unauthorized Book Leaks and Roger Ailes Declares War

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Al From, Architect of Democrats’ Comeback in the ‘90s, Welcomes the Populists

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Eva Longoria Named Maxim's Woman of the Year; Urban Outfitters Pulls Depression Top

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