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Articles February 2015

The Havana Hilton. Paris Hilton, That Is.

Kirk Is Missing Spock’s Funeral: William Shatner Explains Why He Can’t Make Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

R.I.P. Anthony Mason, Soul of the '90s

La Tuta: A Drug Capo for the YouTube Age

Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian

‘Monica: The Miniseries’ Explores Monica Lewinsky’s Post-Clinton Scandal Life In New York

DC Police Chief Stands Up To Congress Over Pot

GOP Bombs On Homeland Security

The Stacks: The Cop Who Loved the Oak Bar

The Neuroscience of ISIS

Head Transplants Are Real. And A Terrible Idea.

When Coney Island Was King

Nine Must-Read Stories About Spying on Army Heroes, $20 Life Sentences and Brooklyn Punks of ISIS

Hercules Escapes—And Italy’s Closing In On More Looters

‘Atari: Game Over’ Remembers How One Game Nearly Sank An Industry

Bonfires of Insanity: A History of Book Burnings From Nazis to ISIS

And Now, the GOP Is Going After Injured Workers

House of Cards’ Vladimir Putin Villain: Creator Beau Willimon on the Show’s Russian Arc

Boris Nemtsov Exposed Putin's Corruption—And Paid With His Life

Inside the Racy ‘Sex Box’: A Reality Show Where Couples Have Sex In A Box

The Guy Behind the Guy Behind 'Red Eye' Looks Back

Boris Nemtsov, Heart of Russia’s Opposition, Gunned Down in Moscow

Charge Your Phone By, Um, Wanking

Al Sharpton: I Am Staying At MSNBC, and I Am No Opportunist

Venezuela’s Most Dangerous Mayor

Jeb Bush Engages the Fringe at CPAC

Walker Unfairly Attacked on College Rape - ORIGINAL STORY RETRACTED

Pentagon Scrubs Major Attack on ISIS

Racists Attack Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Over Film’s Depiction of An Interracial Relationship

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: STDs Are Revenge of the Hippies

Spock Was the Sexiest Being in the Universe

The Many Faces of CPAC (Photos)

Spock’s Voyage Home: Farewell To Leonard Nimoy

India’s Castration Cult Wants a Do-Over

Why Apps Might Be Just as Good as Wearables for Tracking Steps

Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Emma Thompson on Tax Strike Over HSBC

CPAC’s Bleeding-Heart Conservative

Life in Prison for Selling $20 of Weed

Forget Science. The Farmer’s Almanac Predicted Our Terrible Winter This Year

Is Greece Becoming a New Russian Satellite State?

ISIS: Christians Worse Than Murderers

Kanye West’s Vanilla Protege: Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ Fails to Take Flight

We Banged On National Television

Mel Ramos’s Life of Nudes and Superheroes

Is This the End of Revenge Porn?

The Tao of Kobe Bryant: How I Learned to Stop Hating the Laker Legend

Hey, Boehner: Show Some Stones for Once

GOP Hates Immigration Reform More Than They Love Homeland Security

The Few, the Proud, the Independent Bookstores

Who Wants to Buy the New York Daily News?

Birth of a Brooklyn Jihadi

Will Bibi Ruin Bipartisan Support of Israel?

U.S. Has Taken In 335 Syrian Refugees Out of 3.8 Million

The Devil With a Blue (Or White) Dress

Comcast Now Says It Will Not Sue FCC

We Are All Llamas Now: A Thrilling, Furry Chase in Arizona

CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I.

Kanye West Has Publicly Apologized to Beck for Crashing (and Trashing) His Grammy Win

Education is a Crime for Baha’is in Iran

Ted Cruz’s CPAC Televangelism

Ryan Gosling’s Epic Bromance: The Actor’s Close Bond with Director Nicolas Winding Refn

The Real Drone Danger in Paris

Top Spy: Small Hacks Are Bigger Threat Than ‘Cyber Armageddon’

No One in Wisconsin Asked to Kill Unions Except Special Interests

‘The Hunting Ground’ Sheds New Light On Campus Rape Epidemic

Mark Doten’s Post-9/11 Novel, ‘The Infernal,’ Paints a Bleak Portrait of Now

Why Did Britain Let ‘Jihadi John’ Go Free?

The ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Curse: Drug Addiction, Armed Standoffs, and Homicide

The Brooklyn Punks Who Dreamed of ISIS

NATO Chief: Obama’s Plan Isn’t Stopping Russia

Why You Trust the Internet More Than Your Doctor

Exclusive: Army Spied on Hero Over Amazon Review

Cop-Bashing, Gay-Hating Westboro Church Begged Feds for Protection

No Respect For Hip-Hop’s O.G.s: Why Many Legendary MCs Still Need to Hustle

Is This the Latino Ferguson?

Berwick-upon-Tweed, the British Town at War With Russia

You’re About to Pay Up for Obamacare

Why ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Is TV’s Most Radical Show

Insecure People Log More Facebook Time And Other Troubling Findings From Our Digital World

The Godfather of CSI: How Forensics Changed Crime-Solving

The Mass Murderer on Your $20

GOP Hypocrisy in D.C.’s Pot Laws

Chicago Progressives to Rahm: Get Lost

No, the FCC Won’t Take Away Your TV Shows

Banksy’s Grim Tour of Gaza: Watch a Mini Documentary by the Shadowy Street Artist

Keith Olbermann And Why the Powerful Self-Destruct on Twitter

Ebola Gets the Modern Art Treatment: The New Museum’s Very Political Triennial

3rd U.S. Official Hit With Child Sex and Porn Charges

Carly Fiorina Is Getting a CPAC Upgrade

The Christian Grey Rumors Are All Wrong

They Don’t Want an Autism Cure

Boxer Disappeared in Front of 520 Cameras

Putin’s Secret Ukraine Plan ‘Leaked’

Biological Same-Sex Parent Babies Could Be a Reality by 2017

Boko Haram Are Finally Losing. And That Makes Them Extra Dangerous.

Lady Gaga’s Dazzling Second Act: From Oscars Diva to ‘American Horror Story’ Star

Watch Marlon Wayans as Richard Pryor

The Death of Hollywood Sexy

How Bill O’Reilly Keeps Getting Away With It

On Death Row, Women Want Salad for Last Meal

Real-Life Spies, Real Awful Wigs in a Brooklyn Terror Trial

Mexican Activist Murdered While Walking in Funeral Procession

Yazidi Vengeance on ISIS Collaborators

The Rodney Dangerfield of Literature

Pre-Python Cleese Is More Wit Than Twit

House of Cards’ Boozy, Bureaucratic Season 3: Frank Underwood Has Met His Match

Chris Christie Needs a Billion and a Half Bucks

Confessions of a Gay Jesuit: How I Was Forced To Leave My Church—And Calling

Chicago’s Paradise of Retro Toys

He’s a Bodybuilder…And a Competitive Eater

British Politicians for Sale—and They Say They’ve Done Nothing Wrong

What the Catholic Church Can Learn From the DC Rabbi Scandal

Will Iowa Eat Jeb Bush?

Let’s Just Kill ‘Homeland Security’

Rove’s New Game: Split Warren & Clinton

‘Parks and Recreation’ Finale Review: A Sappy End to a Perfect Series

Marvel’s TV Takeover: Television Chief Jeph Loeb On What’s Next After ‘Agent Carter’

A Once-in-a-Lifetime American Medal

Are Mycotoxins The New Gluten?

How ‘Parks and Rec’s’ Ron Swanson Became the Unlikely Libertarian Hero of the Obama Era

Kanye West’s Powerful Speech On Race: From Dating Kim Kardashian to Raising a Black Child

Why You Should Give Your Baby Peanuts

Florida Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman Through Courthouse Like a Suitcase

Ukraine Rebels Praise the Lord While Russia Passes the Ammunition

Does the South Need an LGBT School?

The Serial Killer Castro Sent to New York City

Did Turkey Cut a Deal With ISIS to Save Soldiers?

Noel Gallagher On How He ‘Invented’ Oasis and Why You Shouldn’t Expect A Reunion Anytime Soon

How Superhero Movies Lost Their Humanity

Neil Gaiman Wants to Make You Uncomfortable

How to Get Away With a Series Finale: Breaking Bad, Justified and Parks and Rec Creators Tell All

Obama Is the Scaremonger-in-Chief

Bowie, Kanye and Obama As Christ

How Rufus Wainwright and Jörn Weisbrodt Became Toronto’s Hottest Power Couple

Hello Sailor: The High Seas Hit the Catwalk

China Is Hooked on Japanese Porn—and That’s a Good Thing

CPAC Welcomes Gays—Only If They Will Bash Putin

PC Culture Is Taking Over Newsrooms

Muslims Must Learn to Define Themselves

Purina Sued for Allegedly Killing Thousands of Dogs With ‘Toxic’ Food

Moderates Want More Marriage—of Any Kind

Justice Department: We’ll Go After ISIS’s Twitter Army

Armageddon for Climate Change Deniers

Now You Can Use Stephen Hawking’s Tech to Speak With Facial Expressions

Why Are Feminists Attacking Patricia Arquette?

All Hail the Feminist Oscars: On #AskHerMore, Patricia Arquette, and NPH’s Balls

Celebrity Instagrams at the Oscars

Oscar Winner ‘The Phone Call’ Will Make You Cry

America’s Deadly Trans Backlash

How John Travolta Hijacked the Oscars

America’s Freelance ISIS Killers

The Widening War Against Boko Haram

She Got Rich Stealing Moms’ Dreams

ISIS Used a U.S. Prison as Boot Camp

I Went to a Cuddling Convention

Penn Law Profs Revolt Over Sex Assault Rules

Privacy Activists Fight Police Bodycams

Sorry, But Clinton’s Inevitability Is Not a Problem

Blame Jerry Falwell for Walker’s Slip

Western Muslims Swipe Right To Find Their Match on ‘Minder’

Iraq’s Great Sunni Hope

Sean Penn’s Horrifying History of Alleged Abuse

Christie and the New Jersey Booze Train

The Oscars Were Wonderfully Embarrassing: See All the Best, Craziest Moments

NPH’s Snooze-Worthy Oscars: A Song-and-Dance, Flat Jokes, and Badass Patty Arquette

Gaga, Nicole, Gwyneth: The Best and Worst of the Oscars Red Carpet

Patricia Arquette’s Badass Oscar Acceptance Speech Demanding Equality for Women

The Walking Dead’s Big Gay Love Story: Ross Marquand on Aaron’s Coming Out Party

Rudy Giuliani’s Raging Bull

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Feb 22

Bill O’Reilly’s Sunday Smackdown

‘Cam Girlz’ Get Even More Intimate

The Apple Car Will Be More Airplane Than Automobile

The Watergate-Snowden Connection

The Plight of the Mom, Big Bird Meets FLOTUS, and More Viral Videos

Inside the Posh Life of A New York Yorkie (PHOTOS)

Porn Can Save the News Industry, and Not in the Way That You Think

Iran’s Cold Cases Are Coming Back to Haunt Us

For Romans, Filming of New Bond Flick is No Holiday

Helping Homeless Like Selling Toothpaste

'American Sniper' In 1925

The Innocence Project May Have Framed A Man For A Crime He Didn't Commit

Can Chavez’s Ghost Swing Spain’s Election This Year?

Can One Theory Win in Iraq Back-to-Back?

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Feb 16-22

NYC’s Outlaw Racer Goes Free

The Best Political Movies of All Time

Michael Chabon’s Pop Songwriting Tips: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Reveals His Music Method

David Simon's New Political Thriller For HBO

North Korean Defector Is Right to Be Wrong

The Underground Refugees of East Ukraine

Kafka On the Nile: Egypt’s Trial Without End for 494 People

Scott Walker’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Answer

Plastic Jesus’s Coke-Snorting Oscar: The Academy’s Public Enemy No. 1 Speaks

The Meaning of Art? It’s Complicated

The Nisman Mystery Has Left Argentine Jews Divided and Embittered

Cop Fights to Keep His Secret Mercenary Army

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

An Ex-Porn Star Blasts ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: ‘A One-Dimensional Peek at Kink’

Oscars 2015 Debate: Screw ‘Birdman’! Give the Best Picture Oscar to ‘Boyhood’

Music to Shoot You By: Taking Beethoven on a Ride-Along in First-Person-Shooter Games

‘The Imitation Game’: Can This Big Fat Cliche Win Best Picture?

Secrets of The Space Race: Rare NASA Photos Hit the Auction Block

Secrets of The Space Race: Rare NASA Photos Hit The Auction Block

Scott Walker's Anti-Union Frankenstein

Ukraine Takes a Breath En Route To Hell

The Week in Pictures (February 21, 2015)

The Gorilla Caregiver Who Could Win an Oscar

The Secret Life of Nina Simone

Europe Is Still a Second-Rate Power

Best of the Beast: Studio 54, Kurdish Gunmakers & America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching

The Stacks: ‘Something Wild’ Is One Great Road Movie

Hermione And The Full Blood Prince

Bill O’Reilly Is No Brian Williams

Taylor Swift, Queen of the Zionists?

The Argentina Scandal Demands a U.S. Response

Exclusive: Pentagon Doubts Its Own ISIS War Plan

Pope's Shocking Hitler Youth Comparison

NYFW’s Addiction To Everyday Glamour

ISIS Could Cost Italy Billions In Libyan Oil Profits

What’s Great About the Great Society

Harris Wittels: Father of the 'Humblebrag'

‘Witchcraft’ Believing Prince Charles to Lecture U.S. on Medicine

Kanye West Slams Ex Amber Rose: I Had To Take ’30 Showers’ After Dating Her

Will It Take The End of the World For Obama To Recognize ISIS As 'Islamic'?

Stephen Colbert On Dropping ‘The Colbert Report’ Persona and the Glorious Debut of ‘The Colbeard’

Donald Glover on Spider-Man, Stripping in ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ and A Possible ‘Community’ Return

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

Prince Charles ‘Sold Out’ William and Harry To The Tabloids

‘Serial’ Truthers Are Now Doxxing Women

This Florida Man Got a Free Pass for Shooting a Pregnant Woman To Death

Will We Ever See Studio 54 Again?

Oscars 2015 Debate: There Will Be White Women

Langston Hughes’s Letter to Ezra Pound

Debbie Harry: Miley Cyrus is ‘Unstoppable’

Walmart’s Wage Hike Still About Greed

What Jordan Knows About Psyching Out ISIS

The Dumbest Question You Can Ask a Scientist

Why Disability Advocates Say No to Doctor-Assisted Death

Does George Pataki Seriously Think He Can Be President?

Fashion Instagrams: #NYFW Edition

Happy Murderous 30th Birthday, EastEnders

After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid's Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?

How Exploding Kittens Raised $8.7 Million and Broke A Kickstarter Record

D.C.’s Top Rabbi Is a Peeping Tom

The Last Free Russian TV Station

Macklemore Gets Twitter-Trolled with the #MacklemoreJoinedISIS

Planned Parenthood: No, We Are Not #WorseThanISIS

Three Months in the Slammer for Vitamin B

Rudy’s Warped Obama Hit Falls Flat

Why Calling ISIS Islamic Only Plays Into Its Hands

Do We Really Want To Live Forever?

GLAAD’s ‘Celibacy Challenge’ (NSFW)

Behind The Scenes at New York Fashion Week: VIDEO

UCLA’s Superbug Isn’t a Public Health Issue…Yet

Richard Price Has a Big Appetite for the Grey Areas Where Good Stories Live

A Huge March in Argentina Demands Justice for the Nisman Killing

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’s’ Batshit Sequels: Ice Cream Sundae Sex, Rita Ora, and the ‘Butt Drawer’

Oscars 2015 Debate: Bradley Cooper’s Badass ‘American Sniper’ or Eddie Redmayne’s Frail Genius?

Behind the Copenhagen Killings, the ISIS Vision of Apocalypse

The Tea Party’s Own World Star Hip-Hop

Qatar’s a U.S. Ally Against ISIS, So Why’s It Cheerleading the Bad Guys?

Cartel Turned Drug Money Into Gold

U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS

Nigel Barker on Spornosexuals, ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ and the Most Beautiful Faces in the World

The Undoctored Truth About Beyoncé’s Beauty: Is Fashion Getting Real?

‘Girls’ Star Allison Williams Defends Dad Brian Williams: ‘He’s A Truthful Man’

We’re Still Getting ‘Huck Finn’ Wrong

Ignore the Vaccination Debate!

The App That Dresses You Like Olivia Pope

The Amazing Life of Helga Blow, Sri Lanka’s Last Great Eccentric

U.S.-Cuba Thaw Is Not So Hot for MLB

Africa’s ‘Albino Island’

Boston MBTA Chief: Take This Transit System and Shove It

Kansas Guv Endangers Thousands of Gays

‘The Odd Couple’: The Laziest TV Show of All-Time

The Mississippi Judge Who Schooled a Lynching Trial on Racism

Oil Trains Are The Time Bombs On America's Rails

Obama Counters Violent Extremists With Extremists

Tennessee Lawmaker: State Constitution Needs More God

Jeb Bungles Facts, Pronunciation in His Big National Security Speech

The Thwarted Rape and Gruesome Murder That’s Shaken Turkey

Fractured Peace in Ukraine

Dog Attacks, Strangulation, and Sexual Abuse: The Horrific Life of a Modern Slave

Robin Williams’s Suicide to Be Recreated By A Porn Star in Tasteless TV Documentary

Spanish Ceuta: The Jihad Capital of Europe

How a Dog Saved My Life: Candido Santiago’s Journey to Prison and Back

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson’s Bright, BDSM-Free Future

Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Skinny-Dipping Bradley Cooper and More

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Spoiler? A Big Secret Reportedly Leaks Online

Bin Laden’s Minions Posed as Women

My Church Told Me to Pray Away the Gay

Bogus Supplements Made My Son Snap

The Mad Max Gunmaker Fighting ISIS

The Sarah Palin of Israel

Westminster Kennel Clubs Annual Dog Show (Photos)

The Mad Max Gunmaker Fighting ISIS (PHOTOS)

Israel's Calls for Jews to Flee Europe Aren't the Answer

The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

Beast Fiction: How the Longest War Ate Its Children

The Cross-Dressing Literary Superstar: When William Vollmann Becomes Dolores

Yes, You Can Afford a Hacker

The Secret Instagram Where Doctors Diagnose Weird Diseases

Yes, I’ll Say It: Marie Harf Had a Point

For Boxer’s California Senate Seat, the Fight Is Brown vs. Black

North Carolina Lobbyists Can Officially Screw Politicians Legally

Ukraine’s Lonely Cyberwarrior vs. Russia

Joe Biden Needs a Tranquilizer Dart: Stephanie Carter Suffers the Veep’s Paws

Meet Conservatives' New Favorite Judge

Fifty Shades of Rihanna: Pop Star Frees the Nipple in Alexander McQueen Bondage Gear

Imagine Dragons Groan Their Way Into the Speakers of Your Dentist’s Office

Eric Holder: ‘We’re Not at a Time of War’

Warm, Witty Words at David Carr’s Wake and Funeral

The Right’s Very Own Activist Judge Issues Immigration Ruling Filled With Republican Talking Points

L.A.’s Taco Trucks Go Healthy

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

Amber Rose vs. Khloe Kardashian: The Best Memes From the Epic Twitter Feud

Ukraine Rebels Ignore Ceasefire Near Debaltseve

The Shivering South Takes to Instagram

‘Gett’: The Horrors of Jewish Divorce

7 Movies That Do BDSM Better Than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Rand Paul Has Passport, Won’t Travel

The Pope’s Days as a Mardi Gras Bouncer

Can the Satanic Temple Save America?

The Epicenter of Iraq’s Next Civil War

Yeezus Walks a Runway: Can Kanye Cut It As a Fashion Designer?

The Outrageous Art of Bernhard Willhelm

Is Christian Grey Our New Mr. Darcy?

GOP to DHS: Governing Is Hard

Which Extremists Will Obama Target Next?

Educating My ‘Ineducable’ Kid: When a Child With Special Needs Goes to Public School

The Pentagon is On Course for Fiscal Disaster

How Insurers Can Hit You With $10,000 Health Care Bills—Even When You're Covered

Can New Orleans Save Its Brass Bands?

My Crazy, Death-Defying Sri Lankan Bus Journey

Is Assisted Suicide the New Abortion?

Can Russia Survive After Ukraine?

M. Lamar's Art of Race, Sex, and Bondage: Laverne Cox's Brother Is 'Glad' He Isn't Her

The Real ‘Transparent’: ‘My Dad Transitioned into a Woman’

South Africa Scolds Japanese Author for Endorsing Apartheid

The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws

Kanye West Uncensored: On Kim Kardashian’s Reality Shunning, Racism, and Fashion Elitism

Kim Kardashian West: Kanye Threw Out My Entire ‘Cheesy’ Wardrobe When We Started Dating

America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 People Were Murdered in Arkansas

Egypt’s Jets Retaliate for Slaughter of Christians, Hit ISIS in Libya

Fifty Shades of Gilded Cages: The Luxury Branding of Domestic Abuse

Did George Washington Use Medical Marijuana?

W’s Wars: Is Jeb His Brother’s Keeper?

Washington Couldn't Lie But Others Have

How the Revolution Forged Washington

Best in Show: Meet the Breeds and Breeders of Westminster (PHOTOS)

We Need to Shut Up About Plastic Surgery

Arkansas’ Almost Kosher Anti-Gay Law

Lady Gaga Leads The Way In Gangnam Style

Ben From Ben & Jerry’s Has Some Thoughts on Campaign Finance Reform

Say It Ain’t Joe: Will Hillary Pick Biden?

New FAA Rules For Drones Include A Pilot Test

‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Review: A Long Night of Sheer Comedy Bliss

60 Minutes of Mourning: Bob Simon’s Final Broadcast

The Walking Dead’s First Gay Man: Meet Aaron, A Mysterious New Member of Zombieville

Lena Dunham Opens Up About the Big ‘Girls’ Shocker and Adam Driver’s Future on the Show

Missed Chances Doomed ISIS Captives

Will People Go to Canada to Die?

Whitney Houston’s Nephew Remembers ‘Tia’: Jonathan Houston on Whitney and Bobbi Kristina

Pope Francis: Don’t Spy On Me, Argentina

Paul McCartney’s V-Day Serenade: Beatles Legend Plays 1,000-Person Star-Studded Show in New York

Was That The Best 3-Point Contest Ever?

Raif Badawi’s Sister: Saudi Arabia Jailed My Entire Family

Teresa Palmer’s Hollywood Moment: The Aussie on Her Big ‘15 and the Anti-‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

No, Islam Isn’t Inherently Violent, And The Math Proves It

Yes, There Are Christian Terrorists

Religious Right In Knots Over 50 Shades

Lawrence of Arabia’s Caliphate That Never Was

Witness to the Bloodthirsty Siege of Mosul: Kurdish Troops Taking Selfies With ISIS Corpses

The Week in Photos, Feb 15, 2015

Why Free-Range Kids Are Healthier

The Pope's Mixed Messages

Vaxxing Voltaire Sticks It to the French

An Eye for Eye in Alabama

Has Science Made Us Better People?

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Feb 9-15

Don’t Be Fooled By The Claims of ‘Cleanse’ Diets

SNL Through the Years (Photos)

Keanu Reeves on the Subway, Obama on BuzzFeed and More Viral Videos

Kamala Khan, Marvel Superhero, Fights Real-Life Racism

Bruce Jenner’s Impossibly Great American Dream

The Very Real Scourge of Wage Theft

How To Handle Hillary Haters

The Black Man Behind Bob Dylan

Comedy Mountain: 40 Years of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Prince's Publisher Disses ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Stripper, Isn’t Feeling the V-Day Love

'50 Shades of Grey's' Most Cringeworthy Quotes Brought To Life

Barely a Month After Charlie Hebdo, Twin Terror Attacks Hit Denmark

The “Common Man” Party Shaking Indian Politics to Its Foundations

Oklahoma’s 4 Ways To Kill a Man

Drake’s Moody Surprise Album: Rapper Pulls a Beyoncé with ‘If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late’

Bisexuality’s Watershed Political Moment

Homeschool Teen Can’t Prove She’s an American

The Bloody History of Valentine’s Day

Taylor Swift’s Secret Police

A Dominatrix Reviews ‘50 Shades of Grey'

Can Atheists Have Soulmates If They Don’t Believe in Souls?

In Defense Of Brian Williams: Take It From Me, All War Correspondent Stories Get Bigger With Time And Drinks

The Stacks: Billie Holiday: Jazz’s Aching Songbird

With Iran’s Rocket Men Who Start Gaza’s Wars

How to Be Muslim in the South

Should Celiac Be Called a Disability?

The Best Books on the Heart

Eight Must-Read Stories About Dead Models, Billionaires and How ‘50 Shades’ Killed Sex

Bruce Jenner’s New Face: A Renowned Plastic Surgeon Explains Facial Feminization

Me Still ‘So Horny’ For 25 Years

Oregon's Lady Macbeth

Could Argentina’s President Go to Jail?

Censored Art (PHOTOS)

Former DIA Chief Flynn Calls for Global War on Islamic Extremists

ISIS Attacks Airbase Housing U.S. Troops

North West Kardashian’s Fashion Week Tantrum, Wintour Remains Un-Nuclear

Watch the Iranian Remake of ‘Friends’

Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just Lame, It’s Dangerous

How Much Exercise Does It Take to Boost Your Brain Power?

Titus Welliver’s Trek to Stardom

The Euro’s Long Goodbye to Greece

Why Is Putin Smiling About Ukraine? In Kiev, Everybody Knows

ISIS and Boko Haram Are Teaming Up For Terror

Did Dinosaurs Drop Prehistoric Acid?

The Dead Model and the Dirty Billionaire

How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Killed Sex

The Outlaw Gay Art They Tried To Ban

Wrangler the Puppy: NBC’s Secret Weapon

Progressives: Between Hillary and a Hard Place

Meet Jeb’s New New Right

How Lewis Carroll Invented Surrealism

Stop Demonizing the Internet

Report: Domestic Terrorists Attack Every 34 Days

The Anchor Chair Is Not Worth Saving

Exclusive Behind the Scenes ‘Birdman’ Video

What Turned Fury at North Carolina Muslim Neighbors to Murder

David Carr’s Outsize ‘Times’ Legacy

World Press Photo of the Year 2014 Stars Gay Russian Couple

The Libertarian Civil War Over Ukraine

Eureka! Scientists Decode The Best Online Dating Profiles

John Oliver’s Rant Against a Bully President Made It All the Way to Ecuador

The Newspaper Columnist Who Wants to Bring Apartheid to Japan

Oregon’s Sketchy Guv Staying Put

Putin’s Second Useless Ukraine Ceasefire

Amanda Knox’s Fiancé Is a Rock and Roll Ghost Hunter

Meet Justin Peck, Ballet’s ‘Boy Wonder’

Amanda Knox Found Someone to Marry

Rand Paul: Candidate or TED Talk Giver?

The ‘American Sniper’ I Knew: Kevin Lacz on Fellow Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Movie Criticisms

White House Stalled ISIS Rescue. Foley, Sotloff, and Mueller Died.

Friend: This Was No ‘Parking’ Murder

Decades of Yeshiva Rapes Shock Aussies

The System Worked: Cop Indicted in Killing

Colorado’s Pot Revenue Goes Up in Smoke

When N.W.A. Terrified White America

The Chapel Hill Shootings and the Benefit of the Doubt

Check In to Japan’s Creepy Robot Hotel

How Did Hemp Become D.C.’s Bipartisan No-Brainer?

Meet The Hipster Chocolateers Who Will Save Your Valentine’s Day

David Duchovny Makes a Moo Point With Weird New Cow Novel

Beyonce and the Sultry Tunes of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

In Darfur, Mass Rape Within Minutes

Lincoln Authors Can’t Agree on Lincoln

How the GOP Invented Elizabeth Warren

Science Says: Hot Guys Are A-Holes

The Forgotten History of Black Republicans

The Spice Girls Leak Four New Tracks Online, Spice Up Our Lives

The First Hollywood Movie to Kill Obama

Successor or Seat-Warmer, Lester Holt Is Ready for His Close-Up

The New ISIS War Authorization Is BS

7 Moments When Jon Stewart Led America

Huck v. Santo: The Cage Match for Iowa Evangelicals

Scott Walker Goes for ‘Bland,’ Ends Up ‘Moronic’ on Evolution Softball

Francis Fukuyama on His Grammy-Nominated Fangirl Iggy Azalea

Kayla Mueller's Family Asked U.S. to Give ISIS ‘Lady al Qaeda’

Costa Concordia Captain Convicted on 32 Counts of Manslaughter

For Bobbi Kristina Brown, Science and the Miraculous Don’t Have to Be At Odds

Levers of Change

Whitney and Bobbi Kristina Through the Years (PHOTOS)

Raymond Cruz’s Journey From the Gang Violence of East L.A. to ‘Better Call Saul’s’ Tuco Salamanca

Silicon Valley’s Sex Workers Are Being Priced Out of the City By Their Own Clients

NBC Drops the Hammer on Brian Williams; Six-Month Suspension Without Pay

U.S. Won’t Investigate ISIS Hostage’s Death

DSK’s Big Swinging Shtick

HSBC Got Away With Buying Cocaine Plane

Who Exactly Is Kendrick Lamar Raging Against in ‘The Blacker the Berry?’

What Will We Do Without Craig Kilborn?

Gates Foundation CEO: Vaccines Are the Closest Thing We Have to a Miracle

Your Laptop Is Also a Masterpiece: Digital Art’s Big Money Moment

The Key To Climbing El Capitan: Kale

Iran Is Ready to Take Over Iraq’s Troops

Is Rand Paul the World’s Most Gullible Man?

The Man Who Wrote Every Rock Star’s Book

Kansas’s Big Gay Rollback a Sign of Conservative Desperation

Bobby Jindal’s Not Fun Run

Jon Stewart’s Emotional Daily Show Farewell, Part One

Rome’s New Open-Air Markets for Sex

ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’ Tackles Campus Rape

Obama’s Party Line: Radical Islam Denial

‘50 Shades of Grey’ Is Campy, Silly, Sorta Sexy Fun

‘The Crusades Were Great, Actually!’

Uma Thurman’s New Face Freezes the Internet

Is HSBC Whistleblower Falciani the French ‘Snowden’?

Here’s How Obama and Assad Team Up Against ISIS

Butt Plug Making Artist Is the Common Ground Between Katy Perry And Taylor Swift

Chili Peppers: The (Literally) Hottest New Diet Fad

How HSBC Got Rich Off Russian Corruption

Andrew Garfield Out as Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Jon Stewart Takes On The Brian Williams Scandal

Baby Taken Away Because Mom’s ‘Disabled’

Democrats Are Now Pushing Obama to Give Guns to Ukraine

Accused of Sending Social Security Checks to ISIS

Peacock Panic: NBC Suspends Brian Williams for Six Months

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Will Smith: I Was ‘Broken’ by ‘After Earth’ Flop

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The Craziest Anti-Vaxx Argument: HPV Vaccines Make You Promiscuous

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The General Who Loved Blimps Too Much

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The ‘Bitchification’ of the ‘90s Is Over

Singer Shirley Manson Blasts Kanye West: ‘You Make Yourself Look Small and Petty and Spoilt’

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Crime-Scene Selfies: Generally a Bad Idea

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Author Sued over Mediocre Sex Lubricant

Bud Ad Sparks Beer Fight in Congress

German Court Rules Synagogue Firebombing an ‘Act of Protest’

'God's Slave': Two Sides of Extremism

The Personal Demons of a Police Officer: An Interview with Sam Jaeger on ‘Plain Clothes’

More ‘50 Shades’ Ticket Preorders Have Happened in Mississippi Than Anywhere Else

Is Alabama’s Anti-Gay Judge on the Right Side of the Law?

Russian Man Jumps Off 10-Story Building While He’s on Fire (NSFW)

Egypt’s Jon Stewart Comes to America

The Navy Just Sank Its High-Speed Future

Is This The Next Big Battle of the Ukraine War?

My Ring-Side Seat at the Anti-Vaxx Circus

Alec Soth’s ‘Songbook’ of America

What Psychologists Say About Anti-Vaxxers: They’re Raging Narcissists

Why Fan Fiction Is The Future of Publishing

Rushing at Playboy’s #1 Party School: Going Greek at the University of Pennsylvania

Unseen America: Alec Soth’s Haunting Road Trips

How the Little Guys Beat the Monopolists on Net Neutrality

Why Latinos Don’t Care for Obamacare

Can Miss Universe Rein In The Narco-Terrorists?

‘Still Alice’ and the Politics of Alzheimer’s

Chris Christie Has Scandals. This Isn’t One of Them.

Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ Inspiration: ‘A Guy That I Fell In Love With Last Year’

Iggy Azalea Declares War On Papa John’s For Allegedly Distributing Her Phone Number

Kanye West Blasts Beck’s Album of the Year Grammys Win: ‘Beck Needs To Respect Artistry’

The Tone-Deaf Grammys: A Bizarre Blend of Old and Young, Madonna and Sam Smith

'Better Call Saul's' Dark Comic Brilliance: Vince Gilligan’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Spin-Off

The Walking Dead’s Jaw-Dropping Return: A Beautiful Hallucination, Then Death.

And Madonna Came As a Bondage French Maid: Grammys Red Carpet Winners and Losers

John Legend and Common On Bringing ‘Glory’ to the Grammys with A Little Help From Beyonce

Kayla Mueller: The Best of America

Amazon Japan’s Child Porn Problem?

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97% of Flu Shots in the U.K. Don’t Work

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Palestinian Dictator Mahmoud Abbas Gets a Free Pass

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Scott Walker’s War on Good Government

Anti-Nazi Group Secretly Helping Kremlin Rebuild Russian Empire

These Artists Aren’t Ordinary. They’re Lions

What Grows After Gaza's War?

The Super Bowl of Circus: The High-Flying Thrills of Cirque Phénix

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ISIS Doesn’t ‘Get’ Martyrdom

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Feb 2-8

The Racist Movie That Made Hollywood

Even After Obamacare, It’s Still Way Too Hard to Get HIV Meds

A Muslim Oversees Our Spies. Get Over It.

Burnings, Bombings, Ebola: Not All Dramatic Events Are ‘Game-Changers’

What Brian Williams’s Chopper Whopper Says About Modern News Media

Brian Williams-gate: America Loses Its Innocence Once Again

Pope Francis Knows: Oscar Romero is the People’s Saint

Conservatives Would Let Felons Vote and Pack Heat

Meet Vladimir Putin’s Official DJ

These Amateurs Killed It at Sundance

Hate Private Jets? You’re Just Jealous

I Wore a Hijab for a Day. Here’s What Happened.

John Legend Dishes On His Epic Double Date with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Waffle House

Aaron Schock Is Untouchable Down on the Farm

A Big Break In the ‘Serial’ Case: Subject Adnan Syed Wins Motion to Appeal Murder Case

X-Ray Gizmos Are Great, But Sometimes Classic Treasure Yields Its Secrets in Plain Water

Let’s Talk About Hash, Baby

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Russian Fairy Tales Go Punk: Uldus Bakhtiozina's Gorgeous Dark Photos

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Will Cuba’s ‘Yankee Comandante’ Come Home?

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The Stacks: How Charles Lindbergh Became the First Crackpot Celebrity

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The Story Behind The LEGO Movie’s ‘Everything Is Awesome’

Eight Must-Read Stories About Polygraphs, Anti-Vaxxers and ISIS

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Inside The Fight To End Ebola

Will There Ever Be Peace In South Sudan?

The World’s First Blind Trans Politician

One Cheer for Obama's Budget!

Anti-Vaxxer Disease Spreads To Europe

Where Syria Meets The Catwalk: Rami Al Ali’s Inspiring Couture

Rapper Flavor Flav Wants U.S. ‘Boots on the Ground’ to Kill ISIS

Jennifer Lawrence’s Fierce Naked Snake Photo

The Breakfast That Could Help You Eat 50 Percent Less at Lunch

The ‘Healing’ Tea That Kills

We Want It Chunky: Jack White’s Official Guacamole Recipe

Black Feminist Blogger Speaks the Truth

ISIS Claims Jordan Bombers Killed US Woman. Bulls**t.

Why Do Magazines Lighten Black Faces?

ISIS Took Her Hostage. Now They Say She’s Dead.

What ISIS Women Really Want

What is Qatar Hiding Behind Its Expensive Love of Art?

Rhodes Scholar Slams Elites

Inside Ukraine’s Shock-Trauma Wards

The U.S. Female Genital Mutilation Crisis

The Navy Fraud Fronting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

Anwar al-Awlaki Hated America—but His Brother Loves Katy Perry

How ‘No Nukes’ Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

ISIS Barbarians Face Their Own Internal Reign of Terror

Vince Gilligan on Ending ‘Breaking Bad’ and the Perils of Spinning Off ‘Better Call Saul’

Your Dominatrix Is So Bored by ‘50 Shades’

The Oscar Curse of the ‘Norbit’ Effect: Are Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne at Risk?

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s

Don’t Be an Idiot: Vaccinate Your F*cking Kids

Florida’s Craziest Liberal Wants to Be a Senator. It’s Nice to Want Things.

Will Right-Wing Movies Save Hollywood?

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Radical Islam.’ There Are Only Terrorists Who Are Muslim

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The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

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Ukraine’s Desperate Search for Peace

Amy Pascal Hinted at Exit with Firing Joke: ‘It’s a Great Job’

Brian Williams Broke Veterans’ First Rule—and Now He’s Paying for It

‘Archer’ Goes ‘Seinfeld’ With the Inventive ‘Vision Quest’—an Episode About Nothing

Brian Williams’s NBC News Bosses Are ‘Hanging Him Out to Dry’

CSI Cape Cod: Coast Guard Guy Goes On Murderous Rampage

Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You, Basically

Former Olympic Hopeful Meg Gill Thinks Beer Could Help Save the Environment

NYC Schools Suspend Black Girls 10x More Often Than Whites

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, Tibet: Why Obama's Meeting With The Dalai Lama Is An Empty Gesture

Calling BS on Our ‘Plus Size’ Obsession

NYPD Social Media Policy Allows Catfishing—With the Proper Paperwork

Surgeon General Says Yes to Science, Admits Weed Has Medical Benefits

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The Racially Diverse Anti-Oscars: ‘Selma’ Soars and Amy Pascal Cameos at the AAFCA Awards

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner Get Naked For LOVE Magazine

Why Iceland Is Building a Temple to Its Pagan Gods

Was an Assault on ISIS HQ Also a Rescue Mission?

From Silk Road Drug Kingpin to Prison Lifer?

Anti-Vaxxers Are as American as Apple Pie

Brian Williams’ War Story Is FUBAR

Scott Weiland on Rock, a New Band, and Getting Burned by Fashion

A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

These D-List Celebs Are A-List on Twitter

‘Slut’ Author’s War on Slut-Shaming

Now The Senate Cares About Sharyl Attkisson

Why Lance Bass’s Big Gay Wedding Matters

The Wachowskis & the Curse of the Matrix

ISIS Expands In Libya: Scumbag Woodstock Continues

The Ballet Genius Who Took on the Soviets

Romney Aide: Obama Adviser Is Lying About 2012 Concession Call

West Virginia Coal Mine Owners Have Blood on Their Hands

Why Jeb Wouldn’t Pull The Plug On Terri Schiavo

Salgado in the Land Without Vaccines

A Man Cut His Nose Off To Transform Into Marvel’s Captain America Villain ‘Red Skull’

Obama’s Pentagon Pick Is Already At Odds With The White House

Admired by Le Pen, Friends with Putin, Tsipras Spells Trouble

Muslims Infiltrate the White House! Me Included!

Florida Animals Are As Crazy As Florida

Rick Perry Punched a Texas-Sized Hole Into the Vaccination Law

French Comic Dieudonné On Trial For ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Messages

Fidel Castro’s Son and Stephen Colbert’s Brother Might Save International Baseball

Kate Winslet Body-Shames The Media

The Gun Raffle for a Cop Who Shot a Homeless Man

Assad’s Cybersex Strategy Suckers Syrian Rebels

Dashcam Footage Reveals Terrifying Struggle of TransAsia Pilots

These Anti-Vaxxers Are Funding ‘Ready for Hillary’

Fox News: ‘Frozen’ Is a Threat to Masculinity and Must Be Stopped

It’s Time to Call Ukraine a War

Blame Hollywood for Anti-Vaxxers

ISIS Snuff Films’ Sleight of Hand

The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Meet Kate Smurthwaite the Comedian Who Is ‘Not Feminist Enough’

FOUND: Dead Prosecutor’s Arrest Warrant For Argentine President

Harper Lee Promises a New Novel—or Does She?

The Secret World of Male Geishas

Why ‘Empire’ Gets Bigger Every Week

Fall Out Boy Is Back and They Still Suck

How Clint Became Hollywood’s Favorite Conservative

When Grandpa Becomes Grandma

Brooklyn Movie Palace Brought Back From the Dead

Why Americans Don’t Read Foreign Fiction

Is This the Issue That Sinks Jeb?

What If ISIS Captures a U.S. Pilot?

Will Homeland Security Be Held Hostage?

The Battle For the Internet Begins

Pony Up, Middle Class, for a Gas Tax

Gun Lover Calls Texas Legislators ‘Traitors’ Who Are ‘Punishable by Death’

Gridlocked D.C. Finds Common Ground on Vaccines and Measles

Randy Quaid Is Loony Tunes: Actor Rips Rupert Murdoch and Hollywood In Bizarre NSFW Rant

Iran’s Man In Argentina Speaks On Prosecutor’s Mystery Death

UK Courts Say 3-Parent IVF Babies OK

A Doctor Explains Bobbi Kristina’s Medically Induced Coma

The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun: Asian Guys Have More Sex

Barbarians Burn Pilot Alive: ISIS Will Never Release A Living Prisoner

Suge Knight’s Bizarre First Day In Court: A New Lawyer and A Recusal

Milk By Coca-Cola: Half the Sugar, Twice the Price

The Progressive Pope Has a Blind Spot

How Prince Charles Wanted to Pull Out Of His Wedding To Diana

FDR’s Forgotten Internment Camp

How To Spot A Feminist

Goddamn, Dylan’s Sinatra Album Is Great

The Political Race to the Bottom of the Anti-Vaxx Barrel

Rihanna, Kanye and Paul McCartney's New Video

What If You Could Prevent Alzheimer’s?

I Didn’t Vaccinate My Child—And I Regret It

Columbia Student: I Didn’t Rape Her

ISIS Ranks Grow as Fast as U.S. Bombs Can Wipe Them Out

My Grandparents Married in Bergen-Belsen

‘John Wick’ Is Like ‘Taken’ With a Puppy

The Imitation Game’s Big Gay Lie

The Overdue Asian TV Movement

Turning Lemon Into Lemonade: In Defense of a Much-Mocked CNN Anchor

Middle Class Tax Plan Scams Middle Class

While Western Journalists Finally Walk Free, Egyptians Are Left to Rot

Take That Maureen Dowd: I Ate 90 Servings of THC and Lived

The Russian Supermodels of Instagram: Elena Perminova’s Simply Fabulous World

When ‘Diversity’ Leads to Corruption

He’ll Rot For Pot: 55 Years For Weed

Sam Smith Is Not the New Face of Soul

Why Is Ukraine’s War So Bloody? The Soviet Union Trained Both Sides.

Elena Perminova’s Simply Fabulous Life (PHOTOS)

Homeless Paid to Stand in Line at New Orleans’ Most Famous Restaurant

Average Soldiers Don’t Trust Their Generals and They Have a Point

America’s New Invisible Air Force

Kim Kardashian’s Bare Butt Leaks Online, Internet Remains Stable

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

City Kids Kill Their Own Food

Twin Waterspouts Off the Coast of Italy

How to Become Putin’s Number One Enemy

Croatian Model Stabs Identical Twin Over A Man

How a Toddler Shot His Parents

David Oyelowo: Oscars Prefer Black Actors in ‘Subservient’ Roles

Tour Life With The Beatles and The Rolling Stones (Photos)

‘Madden ‘15’ Ad Correctly Predicts Super Bowl Score

The Zero in Math—Why Nothing Matters

‘Casual Friday’ Is Every Day: Why Have We Stopped Dressing For Work?

Doctor to Chris Christie: You Make My Job Impossible

Christie in 2009: ‘I Stand With’ Autism-Fearing Anti-Vaxx Parents

Gay No More: The Story of Michael Glatze

Princess Diana Saved the Royal Family

Christie’s Convenient Abortion Flip

Russian Spies and the Nuns Next Door

Union to Teachers: Say ‘Right ZIP Code,’ Not ‘Rich’

Bürma’s Heavy Mëtal Revölution

The Art Under Your Skin

The GOP: Still the Party of Stupid

Here Comes The Couture Bride: Paris’ Outrageous Wedding Dresses

Should New York City Opera Just Stay Dead?

Dearborn, MI: Where Muslims Are…Americans

The Pipeline Fight Pitting Native Americans Against Big Oil

Why You Can’t Punish a Psychopath, According to Science

Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

The Patriots Win: A Fitting End to the Worst NFL Season Ever

The NFL Can’t Kill the Super Bowl, No Matter How Hard It Tries

Celebrity Super Bowl Instagrams: Gisele Bundchen, Rihanna, and More

Katy Perry’s Halftime Show Review: A Magical, Polarizing Super Bowl Acid Trip

Mike Huckabee’s Christian Sharia Law

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Feb 1

Idina Menzel Did Not Botch the National Anthem. Finally.

Japan’s Prime Minister Knew He Was Putting Hostage Lives at Risk

Vatican’s Secret Almsgiver Is The Pope’s ‘Soul On the Street’

Bernard Bailyn Makes an Art of the Writing of History

The Millionaire Who Wants to Control Washington’s Weed

Key & Peele Football Names, Marshawn Lynch, and More Viral Videos

American Dreams: Edith Wharton Takes Down High Society in ‘The House of Mirth’

The Week In Photos: January 31, 2015

How Political Correctness Makes Us Funnier

American Soldiers on 'American Sniper'

How Iran Is Making It Impossible for the US to Beat ISIS

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Jan 26-Feb 1

Workers’ New Robot Overlords Will Probably Not Be Welcome

How To Keep Shabbat in Havana: Life for Cuba’s Jews

Joe Kennedy’s Answer to the ‘Jewish Question’: Ship Them to Africa

Jesus Christ Wasn’t Down With Marriage

The Horror of Bipartisan Consensus

NFL Is Making Domestic Violence Worse

Rum Is Back—But Put The Coke Down

Beast Fiction: Lea Carpenter’s ‘Swan’

Sundance Film Festival ’15 Recap: Dicks, Docs, and ‘Dope’

Stephen Fry On What He’d Say To God At the Pearly Gates: ‘How Dare You’

The First Heroism of Bruce Jenner, but Not the Last