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Articles August 2014

Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine

The Psychology of Sex Slave Rings

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: August 31

The Time Michele Bachmann Was Right

Ladies in Red: Celebs in the Summer's Hottest Color (Photos)

The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’: A Refusal to Eroticize Violence Against Women

After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Aug 31, 2014

Black K-Pop Fans Come Out of the Closet

Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards

Shigeru Ban: Triumph From Disaster

Here’s Why You Helpless Tramps Don’t Vote Republican

Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq

Is the Cosmos Just a Big Hologram?

Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own

ISIS is Using Social Media to Reach YOU, Its New Audience

Zen, Motorcycles, And The Cult of Tech: How Robert Pirsig’s Classic Anticipated the Future

Is Democracy Doomed Abroad?

Growing Up with Bart Simpson

Scarlet Is the New Black

This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around

Ron Paul Dons 9/11 Truther Tin Foil

Michael Sam, the First Openly Gay NFL Draftee, Has Earned the Right to Play Ball

The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read

On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness

Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?

Black ‘Boyhood’ Is Always Black First, Boy Later

Michael Daly’s Tales of Old New York: ‘…when you can’t shoot people’

Yes, Obama Was Right to Golf After Foley

The Best of the Beast, Aug 25-31: High Schools, Houdini and Hip-Hop Jihadists

The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum’s Selective History

College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School

Miley, Taylor, and—oh dear—Lena: The Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks at the VMAs and Emmys

OMG, I Want This House: Beverly Hills (Photos)

Our Doomed Love Affair with Summer

Amateur Stuntmen, the iPhone 6, and More Viral Videos

My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story

Week In Photos August 30 2014

Cleaning Up From Napa's Winepocalypse

McConnell Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Payola Scandal in Iowa

Lesbian Brit Kidnapped to Be ‘Cured’ in Congo

Are You Really Surprised Keira Knightley Posed Topless?

Putin Mocks the West, Puts His Own Prestige on the Line

You Can Buy These Anti-ISIS Coloring Books (Featuring a Crucifixion) for Your Kids

No Surprise That White House Has No ISIS Syria Strategy

Viral Video of the Day: Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut

Is the U.S. Enabling Putin’s Invasion?

Lifting the Curtain on Oklahoma's Botched Lethal Injection

Fall TV’s Most Exciting New Shows: ‘Gotham,’ ‘Selfie,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ and More

Paul Shaffer’s Life With Letterman

Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who’s Obsessed With Writing Computer Code

‘Wetlands,’ About A Bodily Fluid-Obsessed German Teen, Is the Year's Raunchiest Film

Special Ops Commander Swears: I Won’t Be Hillary's VP

The Silent Shame of HPV

Vote for the (Alleged) Crooks! How Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker are Running While Under Investigation

Summer 2014 Was the Worst Ever

Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine

Women’s Groups Showing Labor Who’s the Boss Now

The GOP’s Phony Push to Abolish the IRS

The Perils of a Playboy Prince

Top Aide to Mitch McConnell Linked to Shady Deal

How Obama’s Shallow Worldview Failed Us

Exclusive Look: ‘Homeland’ Season 4, Featuring the Music of Lorde

Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn’t Agree on a Syria Strategy

Ebola Vaccine Will Do Little for Current Crisis

Fanboys, White Knights, and the Hairball of Online Misogyny

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston

Hamas Claims ‘Victory’ Amid the Rubble of Gaza

It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?

Italy Steps Up Security Over Alleged ISIS Plot to Kill The Pope

Viral Video of the Day: A Friends Reunion

9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns

Russia Lies About Invading Ukraine as It Invades Ukraine

Rape and Sexual Slavery Inside an ISIS Prison

American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs

Will the Internet Ever Be Safe for Women?

Amy Sedaris Is Hollywood’s Beloved Rabbit-Loving Comedian Crafter

Richard Dawkins Would Fail Philosophy 101

Welcome to the 2014 College Football Season: Exploitation, Florida State, and the Accused

Election 2014 Is Drowning in Dark Money

Slaves In A Family’s Past Haunt The Present

Basics Beware: We’re All Girl Bosses Now

Morocco’s Secret All-Blue City

Inside Morocco’s Blue City Chefchaouen

We’re Still Fighting the Opium Wars

Gamers Want to Game: Video Games Aren’t Blockbuster Movies

Hillary’s Got a Millennial Problem

Cheese Head Guv's Sleazy Past

We’ve Got Bigger Problems Than a Confederate Flag

Senate Pigs Called Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Porky’

Diane Sawyer’s Swan Song: ABC World News Anchor’s Warm (and Long) Goodbye

Dear Fox News: Please Stop Using Asian Americans to Attack Black People

25 Best High Schools in the Midwest

Iowa Lawmaker’s Plea Deal Could Get Awkward for Rand Paul

Jindal’s Giant Common Core Flip Flop

Viral Video of the Day: Finally, a 'Daily Show' Rant on Ferguson

IMF Chief Lagarde Placed Under Formal Investigation in France

The NRA Reacts to Losing a Fundraising Battle

Libya’s Proxy Apocalypse

The Bachelor Farmville: No One Wants to Watch Chris Soules Plant His Seed

Don’t Start a War Over a Hostage

The Daily Beast’s Top High Schools 2014: Methodology

Obama Wants New ISIS War Plan ASAP

What Charter Schools Are Getting Right And Why They Top Our High School Rankings

Fighting Ebola With Nothing but Hope

Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: ‘I Wonder Who She Blew This Time’

On the Road With Kesey’s (Drug-Free) Acid Test

25 Best High Schools in the South

25 Best High Schools in the Northeast

Fall’s Hottest Movies: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,’ and More

20 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Black America’

A Royal Staycation for William and Kate

One Man ‘Breaking Bad’ Kills on Stage

America’s Top High Schools 2014

DEA’s Painkiller Crackdown Too Little, Too Late?

The Twisted History of the Noose

Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

Indiana ‘Feticide’ Charge Is the Latest Fallout From States' Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

How Britain Made James Foley’s Killer

25 Doing the Most With the Least

Douglas McAuthur McCain, John Walker Lindh, and Other American Jihadis

Mr. Simpson Goes to Washington: How Homer Influenced Politics

The GOP’s Weird Anti-Dem Video Game, Starring a Frat-Boy Elephant

25 Best High Schools in the West

Chelsea Handler Ends ‘Chelsea Lately’ With One Last Middle Finger

This Is the Prisoner ISIS Wants to Trade for an American Hostage

Kremlin Is Caught Putting Boots on the Ground in Ukraine

Viral Video of the Day: Other Uses for GoPro

Lumo Lift Vibrates You Into Better Posture

The ‘Mayor of the Internet’ Fights the Good Fight

Burger King Invades Canada to Save His Faltering Kingdom

Italy’s Latest Export Is Refugees, and the Rest of Europe Is Not Happy

Obama’s Iraq-Syria Dilemma: No Force Now on the Ground Can Beat ISIS

Is This Ebola’s Tipping Point?

A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild

This Week’s Hot Reads: ‘Flings,’ ‘Blood Aces,’ ‘Before, During, After’

Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon ’90s and Feminism’s Resurgence in Pop Music

Angry About Ferguson? Oppose Voter ID Laws

Why Killer Cops Walk Free

She’s Got the Look: How Pari Ehsan Marries Fashion and Art

'Lord Fraud' Gets Out of Jail, Back Into Orgies

Serena Williams and the Decline of American Tennis

Can Fitbit Data Save Lives?

The Democrats Have Found a New Boogeyman, and It’s Burger King

The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition

U.S. and Iran Hit ISIS, Ignore Each Other

The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More

The Best Emmys Moments: Seth Meyers, Bryan Cranston, and a 'Seinfeld' Kiss

Meet Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L. Jinny, the Ali G of Evil

Billy Crystal's Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys Was Perfect

Will Airstrikes Stop ISIS, And Will the U.S. Work With Iran or Assad?

Why We Should Hate ‘Haters Gonna Hate’

Miley Cyrus Embraces Activism Like a Stripper Pole and It’s Fantastic

Viral Video of the Day: The Kid Emmys

Koch Brothers Bail Out GOP Senate Hopeful in Oregon

GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal

Kerry, Lena, and Heidi: The Fashion Winners and Losers at the Emmys

Middleton Family War As Carole Middleton's Cousin Says She Is Now 'Grander Than The Queen'

Welcome to the Billion-Man Slum

Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment

Soon We’ll Be Watching Whales By Drone

The Tea Party Governor Backlash of 2014

Is Alimony Anti-Feminist?

Obama Is Just 'Tickling' ISIS, Syrian Rebels Say

It’s Time for a New Kerner Commission on Police and Race

ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley

Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul’s Tabloid Terror Machine

‘Fives and Twenty-Fives’ Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone

The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills

Dudes and Maudes Abide at New York City Lebowski Fest

Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop’s History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment

Communism’s Victims Deserve a Museum

Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA

Ukraine Parades for Independence Day Under Putin's Shadow

Dinesh D’Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS

Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town’s Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley?

Butts, ‘Bang Bang’ & Beyoncé: The Craziest MTV Video Music Awards Moments

‘True Blood’ Ends With a Whimper: The Sexy HBO Vampire Series Is (Finally) Over

New Details Emerge in Suge Knight Shooting at Chris Brown’s Pre-VMAs Party on the Sunset Strip

Best of the VMA Red Carpet Fashion 2014 (PHOTOS)

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: August 24

Who Liberated Paris in August 1944?

Shark-Eating Monsters, the Kid Emmys, and More Viral Videos

The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Aug 24, 2014

What We Need Are Anti-Racists

Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig

The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever

Mistaken Identity: A Bra Line Named ISIS

How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge

Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint

A New Short Story: Look Out, The Saints Are Coming Through

The Goldilocks of Black Holes

The Most Powerful Liquor in the World

Inside StyleHaul, the Largest Fashion Network on YouTube You’ve Never Heard Of

Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans

For Sale: The $3M British Mountain—With Aristocratic Family Feud Included

Political Mythbusting: Third Term’s the Charm

In the Mountains of Bolivia, Fantasy Is Real (PHOTOS)

How a Real Air War Could Demolish ISIS

Obama Drafted to Fight Bush’s War

Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won’t Bring Justice to Ferguson

‘Made in China’ Now Being Made in Africa

Rick Perry’s Plan to Defang State Watchdog Unit

#ButtSchool - How Porn Stars Work Out: Pop Physique Promises the Perfect Derriere

Why Architects Dream Big—and Crazy

The Communist Agitators Trying to Ignite Ferguson

A Brief History of the Phrase ‘F*ck the Police’

Women’s Sports Are Getting Less Airtime

Size 14 Cinderella: The Cop Who Brought in a Criminal Without Having to Use His Gun

The Question in St. Louis County: Can Whites Empathize With Blacks?

John Negroponte on ISIS: ‘There Are Difficult Choices Ahead’

Week in Photos: August 23, 2014

The Best of the Beast, August 18-24: Ruined Movies, Marked Journalists, and Wrongful Births

Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin

How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List

OMG, I Want This House: St. Barts (PHOTOS)

Is the Facekini the Future of Beachwear?

The Most F-ed Up Movie of the Year: ‘Moebius,’ a Castration and Incest-Fueled South Korean Satire

James Franco Gets Kinky: Inside the BDSM Porn Documentary 'Kink'

Could Social Media Blow Special Operations Like the Failed Foley Rescue?

Rick Perry’s PAC Pulls a ‘Free Winona’

Does Fasted Cardio Really Burn More Fat?

The College Bro’s Burden: Consent and Assault Cast a Shadow on Sexy Times

Elizabeth Warren Still Isn’t Running For President

How Does the U.S. Undermine ISIS's Recent Gains?

Families of Italian Aid Workers Held by ISIS Fear for Their Lives After Foley’s Death

Viral Video of the Day: 'Ghostbusters' Gets the Lego Treatment

Has Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Begun?

Nick Cannon’s Not a Gigolo, But He Had Sex with Kim Kardashian

The DNC Knows Everything About You

Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal

How to Tell When a Scientific Study Is Total B.S.

Yes, Rick Perry Could End Up Doing Time

Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household

Joanna Coles: Why Cosmopolitan Does Sexy and Serious So Well

Get a Piece of Houdini Before He Disappears

Gaming Misogyny Gets Infinite Lives: Zoe Quinn, Virtual Rape, and Sexism

The Dirty Secret Doctors Don’t Want You To Know

Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It’s OK to Laugh at His Work

My Loser Kid Should Get a Trophy

The Awful Consequences of Political Apps

Diana Rigg: GOT’s Queen of Thorns Speaks

Gay Marriage Vs. the First Amendment

Harry Houdini's Bag of Tricks on the Auction Block (Photos)

‘BoJack Horseman’: The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix

What’s TV’s Best Drama? ‘True Detective,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Our Emmy Predictions

We Need to Talk About Silicon Valley's Racism


The Five Weirdest Revelations From the McDonnell Trial

‘Sex Box,’ a Reality TV Show Where Couples Have Sex in a Box and Discuss It, Is Coming to America

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Political Trolling

The Perils Of Backing John Edwards

Violence and Chaos Ensue as Panic Spreads in Liberia (PHOTOS)

Inside The Yezidi Temple (PHOTOS)

Pamela Anderson Freezes Out Ice Bucket Challenge

Leg Throwing, Weave Pulling, and Drink Dumping: Watching ‘Real Housewives’ Makes You Violent

Nicki Minaj’s Ass-tastic ‘Anaconda’ Video and the Curse of the Butt Career

Boy Shaves Stash, Gets the Girl: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Forever

Viral Video of the Day: Jared Leto Tries a New Barber

Could Maine Re-Elect Its Wingnut Guv?

SWAT Lobby to Congress: Hands Off Our Mine-Resistant Vehicles!

Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead

#IceBucketChallenge Wisdom From 'Jackass' Steve-O

The Uber for Private Jets Has Landed

The Ukrainian Face Collector Launches an Exhibition in Kiev

Poll: Women Are Better Writers Than Men

‘E-Team’: James Foley’s Last Film

Motherless Daughters and Parentless Parents Trek to the Andes to Aid Orphans

The War on Drugs Is What Makes Thugs

Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple

Meet the Creative: Beautified, Seamless for Spa Services

Is the United States About to Ramp Up Its Fight Against ISIS?

The Libertarian Moment in Ferguson

What Paul Ryan Gets Right About Race

‘You’re the Worst’: TV’s Best Couple Is Awful and Perfect for Each Other

What’s TV’s Funniest Show? Our Emmy Awards Comedy Predictions

Deep Thoughts from War Machine’s Sexist, Racist Prison Blog

Ebola-Fueled Racism Is on the Rise in Europe

Former Congressman May Be Future Convict

'Outside' Agitators in Ferguson

Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring

How Religion Turned Texas Red

What Would Trial in Ferguson Case Look Like?

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Is Too Much Booty for One Man to Handle

Bush 43 Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan

Obama on James Foley and ISIS

Growing Number of Biosafety Labs Raises Red Flags

The James Foley I knew in the ISIS War Zone

Pilar Sanders, Robert Downey Jr. & More Happy Celeb Mugshots (Photos)

Viral Video of the Day: Little League Coach Gives Heartwarming Speech

Jail Won’t Stop Russia’s Anti-Gay Psycho

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina’s ‘Love Is Strange’ Is the Love Story of the Year

Breaking Polo’s Grass Ceiling

Why We’re Obsessed With George Takei

The Porn Party Where War Machine Went Ballistic

Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon

Ferguson’s Other Race Problem: Riots Damaged Asian-Owned Stores

Crimea: A Patriotic Russian Vacation From Hell

New York’s Sexiest Kosher Corsets

The Middle East Cold War and U.S.

It’s Not Just Teens Like Michael Brown—Even Small Black Children Are Suspect

Sex-Crazed Narcissist Pretends He’s an Artist

We’re Talking About Depression All Wrong

Horror Stories From the Book Tour Life

Is Sleeping Apart Good for Your Relationship?

Inside the World of Rand Paul Swag

Michael Brown, Gaza, and Muslim Americans

Courageous Filmmakers Are Fighting Ebola On Screen

Full Frontal Disney: Feminism's Nudity Double Standard

From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman

Family Research Council Uses Robin Williams’s Suicide to Promote Gay Conversion Therapy

Medieval Cruelty in Modern Times: ISIS Thugs Behead American Journalist

Missouri Braces for a New Michael Brown

Can’t Shake Off Taylor Swift’s Cultural Appropriation? Haters Gonna Hate!

Will There Soon Be Three Living Popes?

Michelle Duggar Is Making Transphobic Robocalls

'SNL' Voice Don Pardo Announced JFK's Death

Forget About a Kindler Gentler Iran

Uber Hires Ex-Obama Campaign Manager to Help Fight “Big Taxi Cartel”

Why Isn’t the NRA Defending Ferguson’s Blacks?

On ISIS, Pope Francis Is No Crusader

Iowa GOP’s Quirky Volunteer Effort

Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Sheen Does the Ice Bucket Challenge

Are Water Filters B.S.?

Hanifa's Story: Her Five Sisters Taken by ISIS to Be Sold or Worse

Missouri Cops’ License to Kill

Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise

‘SNL’ Star Kate McKinnon’s Big, ‘Awesome,’ Emmy-Nominated Year

Whole Foods Wants to Feed You Cute, Furry Bunnies

Junk Science: PMS Will Ruin Your Marriage

Flushing Money Down the Tea Party Toilet

Why Won't Obama Go to Ferguson?

Not Every Black Celebrity Has to Take a Stand on Ferguson

Anne Archer: Women in Hollywood Are Doomed Forever

‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Shows Us How Not to Govern

Cheap Trick: Most Magicians Are Lazy Hacks

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has a Serious Online Fan Club

A Texas Democrat Tries to Fix the Border

Israeli Diplomat Says Gaza War Taught Hamas a Lesson

Why ‘Boarding’ Is Ruining Movies: Padding Blockbusters With A-List Cameos

Can the National Guard Really Help Calm an Already Militarized Ferguson?

Agitators Have Hijacked Ferguson Protests

Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Is Disappointing

Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams

Should Obama Have Postponed his Vacation, and Should He Visit Ferguson?

Perry's Indictment Joins the List of Recent GOP Gubernatorial Scandals

The Paris Job: Inside the Epic $335,000 Saudi Stick-Up

Ferguson Police Tactics Fuel the Fire

What Does Indictment Mean For Rick Perry's Presidential Ambitions?

If Ferguson P.D. Is Too Broke to Buy Body Cameras, Let’s Do It For Them

Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver on Ferguson

The Battle for Ferguson, Missouri (PHOTOS)

Rand Paul Gives War a Chance

U.S. Intelligence Can't Stop the Next Snowden for Years

The Sleazy War on the Humane Society

Jessica Alba on ‘Sin City,’ Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church

I Am The Hague! Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Expendable’ Wet Dream

Palermo Is Not Just for the Mafia Anymore

Will Scandal Sink the Spanish Royal Family?

Obama’s War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror

Palestinian Kids’ PTSD Could Last Generations

Tim Winton’s Beautiful, Baffling ‘Eyrie’

Orange Is the New Weeds: The Adventures of Jenji Kohan Across the 8th Dimension

Pope Francis, ISIS, and the Last Crusade

The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag

Ferguson and the Urban-Suburban Race Conflict

Gun Control Group Moms Demand Action Asking Kroger to Ban Guns in Stores

Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?

Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Unveiled by President Rouhani

Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo?

Why Do Voters Stick With Hypocrites Like Scott DesJarlais?

Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes

Desperate Missouri Governor Calls in the National Guard

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: August 17

Street Battle Against Cops Again in Ferguson Despite Midnight Curfew

Parents Sue for ‘Wrongful Birth’

Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’

The Ivy League Provides the Best Trade Schools Around

Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle

Can Traditional Bhutan Survive Tourism?

The Five Biggest Lies About Obamacare

A Cloud Forms Over Saturn’s Mysterious Moon

My Time on the Set of ‘Jaws,’ or How to Get a Photo of a Frickin’ Mechanical Shark

Jenny Lewis on ‘The Voyager,’ the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie

Peak ‘Opps’: Explaining the Perry Indictment

A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock

A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Panama Turns 100

Muppet Beastie Boys, Robin Williams Tribute, and More Viral Videos

How the U.S.-favored Kurds Abandoned the Yazidis when ISIS Attacked

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Aug 17, 2014

Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer

South Africa’s Great Rhino Airlift

Finding Food Heaven on the Cali Coast

Week in Photos: August 16, 2014

Missouri Governor Imposes Curfew In a Bid to Halt Looting and Restore Calm

PKK Kurdish Terrorists Are Fighting IS Terrorists With U.S. Help

Ukraine Rebels Boast About Troops and Tanks Coming from Russia

Looting, Clashes Shatter Uneasy Calm

The Peace Corps’ Awful Secret

In Threatening Baghdad, Militants Seek to Undo 800 Years of History

Christy Mack: The Porn World Unites Over A Fallen Comrade

The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure

Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America’s Greatest Superhero

Up to a Point: Shrugging Our Way Back to War in Iraq

Yazidis Escaping the Wrath of ISIS (Photos)

The Best of the Beast, Aug 16–17: Ferguson, Porn Stars and Beer

Robin Williams Tributes: Rufio, Broadway’s ‘Aladdin,’ and More

#BeyondFerguson: Nationwide Protests Demand Justice for Michael Brown (Photos)

Michael Daly’s Tales of Old New York: ‘…He made so many of them.’

Ferguson Shows a Nation at War With Itself

Ferguson Police Protect and Serve Themselves With Michael Brown Smear

A Letter of Thanks to Michelle Rhee

Iran’s Drinking Problem

Where Cellphone Numbers Go to Die

What the Hell Just Happened in Texas, and Why Was Rick Perry Just Indicted?

Have Cops Sabotaged Ferguson’s Peace?

Sir Cliff Richard Faces Sex Assault Claim, Criticizes Police Raid On His Home

Putin’s Useful (British) Idiots

Web Sleuths Get It Wrong Again in Ferguson

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Consciously Couple

The Ugly Smearing of Michael Brown

Why Tavi Gevinson Left Fashion; You'll Soon Be Able to Dress Like Barbie

Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct

Uneasy Peace in Ferguson in Danger After Slain Brown Named as Suspect in Robbery

Viral Video of the Day: Police Commander Reaches Out to Ferguson

The Burden Robin Williams Carried: Diagnosed With Parkinson’s and Depression

Shakeup In the Ukraine Rebel High Command

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

San Fran Kisses Its 70,000-Person Toilet Goodbye

Why ‘The Giver’ Movie Will Disappoint the Book’s Fans

Aubrey Plaza’s Great Disconnect

New York Solidarity as Michael Brown Protests Go National

‘Ghostbusters’ and the Slow Emancipation of Female-Driven Comedy

Meet Montana’s Nose-Ringed Candidate for the U.S. Senate

Strangers Diagnose Your Illness and Get Cash in Return

The Author Of The Summer’s Hit Paranoid Fantasy Opens Up

Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga and More Best and Worst Dressed of the Week

Searching for a Palestinian Dr. King

Haruki Murakami’s Weird, Wonderful World

‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail

Mining Instagram for Models

The Real Nightmare of Ferguson

Why It’s Time to Legalize Prostitution

An Uneasy Peace Falls on Ferguson after Local Cops Called Off

Rand Paul: Blame Big Government For Ferguson

Ferguson on Edge Again as Night Falls

ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies

David Gregory Out, Chuck Todd Takes Over ‘Meet the Press’

Embarrassment, Fear, and Anger: Ferguson’s Emotional Whispers

Putin’s “Humanitarian” Convoy Nears Ukraine, APCs Cross in Secret

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Says Talks with the U.S. Are Futile

Baby North West Poses for CR Fashion Book; “Soft Porn” Mailed to Land’s End Subscribers

Viral Video of the Day: TV News Crew Tear-Gassed in Ferguson

Are the Yazidis Still Under Threat From ISIS?

Ferguson's Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq

Ferguson Chaos Is Only Just Beginning

Obama Stifled Hillary’s Syria Plans and Ignored Her Iraq Warnings for Years

Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Sin City’ and Why He Considers Himself a Male Feminist

Kim Kardashian Isn’t the Butt of Jokes Anymore

It Ain't Easy Being Bisexual on TV

How Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna’s Controversial Rape Arc

Rambo Hates Guns: How Sylvester Stallone Became the Most Anti-Gun Celeb in Hollywood

RNC to Congress: Investigate the AP U.S. History Exam

A YA Novel About a Warhol Girl With Banksy Talent

Doctors Can Write More Than Prescriptions: The Best Books by Doctors

Britain’s High-Tech New Plan to Rule the Waves

Zelda Williams Is the Latest to Leave Twitter Because of Ugly Attacks

Why Obama’s Iraq War Will Be a Disaster

How Bureaucrats Let Ebola Spread to Nigeria

Right-Wing PACs’ Formula: Lose Races, Rake In the Cash

The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors

Trapped in an ISIS Prison, And There May Be No U.S. Rescue

Soledad O’Brien’s Next Chapter: ‘The War Comes Home,’ Her CNN Departure, and the State of News

Ariana Grande’s Gay-Friendly Intergalactic Dance Party

‘Go Ahead and Shoot Me’: The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson’s Cops

As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine’s Front Lines

A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists

Michael Cera’s ‘true that’ Review: So Melancholy, So Cool, So Damn Long

Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze to Write Play For NYFW; Audrey Hepburn’s Granddaughter Makes Her Modeling Debut

Viral Video of the Day: Conan's Final Tribute to Robin Williams

Stop Blaming Christy Mack: Porn Stars Don’t Deserve to Be Beaten

Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country

Exclusive: ISIS’s Enemies Ask Pentagon for Drones

Here’s How to Dig Out of This ‘Stupid Sh*t’ U.S. Foreign Policy

The Legend With The Look: Remembering Lauren Bacall

‘The Giver’ Star Brenton Thwaites Knows You Think He’s Too Old to Play Jonas

How Robin Williams’s Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars

Lauren Bacall Was Deeply Liberal and Deeply Anti-Communist

Fight Over the Ground Game in Iowa Could Swing the Senate

The True Stereotypes Behind Michael Brown’s Death

The Adriatic’s Titanic, the Baron Gautsch, Turns 100 (Photos)

Miami’s Chris Bosh Goes High Fashion

So How Hawkish Is Hillary Clinton?

War! What Is It Good For? A Lot

Gay Palestinians In Israel: The ‘Invisible Men’

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