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Articles December 2014

Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’

Indonesia Should Head AirAsia Black Box Hunt

The Silicon Valley/D.C. Divide on the Sony Hack

Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent’s Story

What Did Scalise Know?

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World (Photos)

The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More

Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence

Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?

Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019

The Refuseniks Hiding From ‘Happy New Year’

Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyonce Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year

The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain

The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It

How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security

We Need Our Police to Be Better Than This

The World’s Toughest Political Quiz

The Best Columns of 2014

New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style

How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll

You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions

Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014

The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline

GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal

How to Open a Champagne Bottle With a Saber

Russia’s Rebel In Chief Escapes House Arrest

Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?

Font of Invention

Racists Melt Down Over Steve Scalise

Nicki Minaj: High School Actress

Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla

Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?

FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence

Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found

No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference

History's Craziest Hangover Cures

The Alterna-‘Godfather’: ‘A Most Violent Year’

Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement

2014 Was a Delectably Good Year for Sleaze

Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea

Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays

Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014

Can Hip-Hop Prevent Honor Killings?

Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking

The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot

Goldie Taylor―What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?

Bill de Blasio’s Tea Party Problem

Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail

The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality

Cop Families Boo De Blasio at NYPD Graduation

Some Taylor Swift Facts After A Massive Year

Will A De Blasio Apology Really Help?

Who Is Joe Manganiello? Sofia Vergara’s Fiancé on the Value of Hard Work

A Veteran’s View: NYC Cold War Between Cops and City Hall

'TODAY! The Musical'

Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit

Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?

‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror

From Edison to Jobs

Chris Colfer Writes His Own Destiny

The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370

Will Texas Stay Texan?

Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family

The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan

The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.

Brie Larson’s Hollywood Transformation

Goodbye To The Greats: Notable Deaths in 2014

How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats

Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink

The Attack on the Hidden Internet

Obama Is Right on Race. The Media Is Wrong.

Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive

The 2014 Novel of the Year

Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?

The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea

Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?

Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond

The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014

‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards

Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014

Memo to Cops: Criticisms Aren’t Attacks

Italy’s Terror on the Tracks

Public Marriage Proposals Must Die

Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 22-28, 2014

Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction

Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five

The Bars That Made America Great

American Democracy Under Threat for 250 Years

The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma

Biking With the Bard

How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline

The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More

Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet

Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review

Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion

How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’

Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between NY Cops and City

Marching in Memory of Akai Gurley

Thousands of Cops Choke Back Tears, Honor NYPD’s Fallen

The NYPD Says Farewell to Officer Ramos

Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?

Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex

The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS

Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen

What, and Who, You'll Be Wearing in 2015

Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014


Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange

A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat

Santa Fails One More Time

Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans

Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole

Seven Must-Read Stories About North Korea, Police Deaths and Glenn Beck

Week in Photos: December 27, 2014

He Bullies Kids and Calls it News

China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think

The Best of The Stacks: Mencken, Mel Brooks, Allman Brothers, and More

Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food

2014: Revenge of the Creationists

Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon

The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity

I Was Honeydicked Into Spending Christmas with ‘The Interview’

In The Shadow of Murdered Cops

When It Comes to Great Whisky, The Size of Your Still Matters

The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots

Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time

Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets

14 Worst Movies of 2014: ‘Monuments Men,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ and More

A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda

Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords

The Revolutionary Women of ‘Selma’

Those Kansas City Blues A Family History

Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar

Best and Worst of the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Michael Tomasky’s Year-End Quiz: Test Your 2014 News Knowledge

When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?

Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination

A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran

ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism

Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie

The Catholic Philosopher Who Took on Hitler

Neil deGrasse Tyson Trolls Christians on Christmas

Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible

Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It.

In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive

Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat

Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One

Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls

The Top 10 Nontraditional Christmas TV Episodes

A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings

To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block

18 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Love Actually’

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Interview,’ and More

Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015

The Alps as You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed

St. Louis Shooting Is the Anti-Ferguson

Did ISIS Shoot Down a Fighter Jet?

Sony’s ‘The Interview’: A Glorious, Patriotic, and Katy Perry-Filled Mess

Trayvon Martin’s Family Rejects ‘Dead Cops’ Marchers

No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony

Merry Christmas from the World’s Best Directors

France’s Wave of Crazy-Terror Christmas Attacks

Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay

A Field General in the War on Christmas

Julianne Moore Is Oscar Gold in ‘Still Alice’

My Love Letter to the Stetson

Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus

One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts

Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro

Prince George’s Christmas: Better Than Yours

The Story of the World’s Greatest Cricket Player

Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year

Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries

#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project

The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)

The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits

Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.

Rand Paul Has a Few Festivus Grievances

Why I’m for the War on Christmas

The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters

Save the Date: Women in the World 2015

Exclusive: Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Under Investigation for Leaking Secrets

BBC Reporter Gets High On The Job

Watch The Countess of Grantham Faint As Clooney Kisses Her For Fundraising Special

The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress

Cyberwar on North Korea Could Be Illegal

Bobby Shmurda and Rap’s Ultimate Hoop Dream

The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops

Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave

Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack

‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour

The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa

Can the U.S. Government Go Moneyball?

Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive

What Would Jane Eyre Sext?

Why Muslims Love Jesus Too

GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique

David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in WashingtonianTakedown

‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture

The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker

A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality

Joe Cocker’s Life in Photos

A Blind Man Sees With Sound

What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale

Three EMTs Rush to Save Two Officers

Joe Cocker's Deep Live Cuts

De Blasio Right To Focus on Officers' Families

Dr. Evil Gives Lessons to North Korea, Sony

This Week’s Hot Reads: December 22, 2014

The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman

North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom

The Bloodiest Media Coups of 2014

The LGBT Center That Changed Our Lives

The Novel That Foretold the TNR Meltdown

Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa

Canada ♥ Cuba Just Got Complicated

Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom

Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes

20 Best Movies of 2014: ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ and More

Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity

The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions

Merry Christmas, Defense Contractors!

How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas

Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?

The Early Days of an LGBT Pioneer (Photos)

The Stacks: Sell the Overcoat, Keep the Dignity

Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute

Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters

Jameis Winston Cleared of Rape Like Every Other College Sports Star

'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops

Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish

De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands

The NY Police Union’s Vile War with Mayor De Blasio

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec 21

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 15-21, 2014

Star Wars Christmas Lights, Unedited Footage of a Bear, and More Viral Videos

Riding Thailand’s WWII Death Railway

The Year in Photos: 2014

Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault

Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

Was Baby Jesus A Holy Terror?

Travel Posters from A Pre-Castro Cuba

How Will Cuba Play In Peoria?

Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats

Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education

Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy

COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics

After The Fall: Introducing The Anti-Villain

How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF

A Few Great Men Too Many: Aaron Sorkin Doesn’t Think You Can Handle the Truth

Should the U.S. Really Pay a Kim’s Ransom?

Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel

Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police

Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn

The 'Execution' of Two Police in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

Sony Hackers Guardians of Peace Troll FBI, Anonymous Convinced Hack Didn't Come From North Korea

Inside the 'Surprisingly Great' North Korean Hacker Hotel

Kim Jong Un, Avert Your Eyes: Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Gets the Porn Parody Treatment

Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar

Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers

Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.

Jamie Foxx: Get Over the Black ‘Annie’

Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong

New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban

Book Bag: Great Books About Cuba

OMG, I Want This House: Woody Creek, CO (Photos)

Whips, Chains, and Slaves: Inside the World’s Only BDSM Chateau (PHOTOS)

Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is

Hitler’s Hail Mary

Six Must-Read Stories About the Sony Hacks, Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway and Another Woman’s Story of U-VA

Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving

Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants

You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder

Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau

NYC’s Garner Protesters vs. Pro-Cop Protesters

Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal How Studio Dumped ‘Asshole’ Adam Sandler

Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea

China’s Electroshock Gay-Conversion Case

5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many

The Rand-Rubio Catfight Over Cuba

The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth

Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Studio Head Wants Idris Elba For the Next James Bond

Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process

The Science of Ingredient Innovation

Hackers: Sony ‘Very Wise’ to Pull Film

'Colbert Report' Signs Off With a Song

ISIS Targets Afghanistan Just as the U.S. Quits

The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale

The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks

Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist

The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea over ‘The Interview’

Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum

Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015

Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook

To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show

Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis

The Best Books About the Volatile ’60s

Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack

The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind

Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?

The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More

Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders

Uh Oh: Ebola Vaccine Trials Stop

Rubio’s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past

The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop

Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’

The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror

After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug

Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor

Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End

The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays

Two Days After School Attack, Pakistan Court Lets Terrorists Walk Free

First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots

Up To Speed: The Cuba Embargo

Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Backs Obama on Cuba Deal

Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys

An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike

Did Stephen Colbert Make the Year's Funniest Commercial?

What if 'Serial' Has No Ending?

U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay for Sony Hack

Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted

Team Cosby’s Mission Impossible

Obama Realizes What 10 Presidents Didn’t: Isolating Cuba Doesn’t Work

New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Would Like to Manage Your Expectations

Goodbye, Bahamas. Hello, Havana!

The Coolest Fashion Innovations of 2014

Meet America’s Next Ambassador to Cuba

No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic

The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway

How Naive is Elizabeth Warren?

The Ultimate 'Colbert Report' Supercut

Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?

Why Did We Panic After 9/11 and Ignore All We Knew About Responding to Security Threats?

Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?

The Five Best Books on Cuba

Elizabeth Warren 2016 Gets First Check From Liberals

When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies

Hollywood Surrenders to North Korea

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios

Aging Cuban Exiles And Their Lawmakers Bypassed by White House

Cigar Dealers Light Up Over Cuba News

Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down ‘The Colbert Report’ with Untitled Track

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life

The Pope's Diplomatic Miracle: Ending the U.S.-Cuba Cold War

Why Didn’t Camille Dump Bill Cosby?

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life

Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.

Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel

Will The Queen Abdicate on Christmas Day?

The My Lai Massacre Inspires an Opera

Doing it Old School - On the Road With an American Band (PHOTOS)

Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start

Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off

Pakistan’s Dance With Terrorists Just Backfired and Killed 132 Children

How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy

Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos

On Tour With The Head and the Heart, Indie Rock’s Next Big Thing

I’m a Digital Hoarder

Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck

Harvard’s Conservative Cabal Takes Congress

The Disaster Story That Hollywood Had Coming

Be the Smarter Bush Brother, Jeb: Don’t Run!

The New A-List of 2015: Carmen Ejogo, ‘Broad City’ Girls & More

The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys

I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed

Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’

Methane on Mars: Life or Just Gas?

Texas Congressman Sued Over "Wet Dreams" About Former Staffer

Iraq Vet Who Killed Ex-Wife and Five In-Laws Is Found Dead

Putin Can’t Bully or Bomb a Recession

Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’

How A Jeb Bush Candidacy Would Hurt Chris Christie And Shake Up The 2016 GOP Field

The Vatican’s Rare Nod to American Nuns

Sony Hackers Issue 9/11 Warning

D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For

U.S. Infrastructure At Grave Risk of Cyber Attack

Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back

Mom Scolds Pundit Sons on C-SPAN

Pakistan Militants Attack School (PHOTOS)

Did the Post-9/11 Environment Justify CIA Tactics?

Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America

I Was Gang Raped at a U-VA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything

Russians Plot Exiled Government in Kiev

Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch

Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline

The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo

Conservatives Plan Worst Ever New Year’s Eve Party

9/11 Mastermind Is Afraid of the Ladies

How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities

The Father Who Made His Kids Have Sex With a Dog

Open-Carry Militia Mom ‘Murders’ Family

In Defense of Uber’s Awful Sydney Surge Pricing

Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop

Beaten By His Church for Being Gay

When Broadway Musicals Were Dark And Subversive

Men Need A Better Men’s Rights Movement

CNN's Overnight Sydney Star

Sony Hack: The Movie

The Sydney Astrologer Turned Islamic Radical

Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45

David Garth, the Consultant Who Talked Up to Voters

Women in the World Joins Forces with The New York Times

Exclusive: Aaron Sorkin Thinks Male Film Roles Have Bigger ‘Degree of Difficulty’ Than Female Ones

Jihadi Siege in Sydney Ends in Gunfight

Syndey Standoff (PHOTOS)

Inside the Sydney Hostage Situation

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Bushmaster: You Sold ‘Weapon of Choice’ for Mass Murderers

SNL's 'Office/Hobbit' Parody is Perfect

The Adorable New Prince George Photos

The Left’s Answer to ALEC

Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History

Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’

Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass

Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology

Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?

Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”

The Zany Shades of Nick Kroll

What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists

10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014

The Many Faces of ‘Chuck Close: Photographer’ (PHOTOS)

‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings

The Most Powerful Democrat in America

The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship

Dick Cheney vs. ‘Unbroken’

Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt’s Plans For ‘Ghostbusters’ Film

CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Noble, Controversial, and Weird

Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees

The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See

Meet Moses the Swashbuckling Israelite

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec. 14

Turkey Arrests Journalists in Crackdown

Exclusive: Sony Emails Blast David O. Russell For Allegedly ‘Feeling Up’ Transgender Niece

Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists

Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Destiny’s Child and Kanye West Movies, and Spidey Cameo in Capt. 3

Owning Up to Possession’s Downside

State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday

Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness

The Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos

The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder?

Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate

The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles

Are Comets the Origin of Earth's Oceans?

Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets

The Time I Visited North Korean Computer School

The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist

Gangsters and Grifters of Chicago (PHOTOS)

Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around

A History of Paris in 150 Photographs

The Gun Battle Since Newtown

Which Potential Candidates Speak Spanish—and Will It Matter?

Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?

Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence

'Justice For All' March In Washington DC (Photos)

The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter

Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling

New York SantaCon 2014 (Photos)

Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Post Office Robbers More Wanted Than ISIS

Paul Thomas Anderson: The West Coast’s Scorsese

Why Your Next Vacation Will Be in Turkmenistan

The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014

Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days

‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat

The GOP’s Hidden Ban on Prison Abortions

The Greatest Albums of 2014

On Torture, Chuck Johnson & Sondheim

The Week in Photos: December 13, 2014

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 8-14, 2014

Eight Must-Read Stories About The Death of Atlantic City, Trolling Lena Dunham and Torture Homes

A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down

Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It

Jon Stewart Laughs to Keep From Vomiting at the CIA Report

Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham

OMG, I Want This House: Cornelius, North Carolina (Photos)

11 Most Wanted Post Office Crooks (Photos)

The New Face of Boko Haram’s Terror: Teen Girls

Does Cheney's Torture Report Stance Matter?

North Korea's Top College: Brainwash U

Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress

The Scared Widdle Kitty of ISIS

The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism

Britain’s Record-Breaking Face-Sitting Porn Protest

Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Jennifer Lawrence is Paid Less Than Her Male Co-Stars

‘Pineapple Express’ Slams California (Photos)

Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree

Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk

Daredevil in a Jetpack Flies Alongside A Plane

Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, Star Wars and Comparing Fincher to Hitler

Spanish Court To Consider Paternity Claims Against Former King

Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’

Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Kill Your Son’

The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built

Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized?

Fraternities in a Post-UVA World

Royals Remember The Christmas Truce of 1914

Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest

States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences

‘Cromnibus’ Passes, But Did Anyone Win?

The Best Gift Books of 2014

‘Free The Nipple’: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Go Topless

Indefensible but Indispensable America

The GOP and Police Unions: A Love Story

Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb—or His Wife’s?

Cops, CIA Share a Culture of Lawlessness

14 Best TV Shows of 2014: ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Transparent’ & More

The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame

Are Water Births Toxic to Babies?

Japan’s Nasty Nazi-ish Elections

Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report

Malcolm Gladwell’s Plagiarism Problem

John Brennan’s Tortured Defense of the CIA’s Torture Program

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