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ISIS Beheads Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

Sex and the Senior Citizen: How the Elderly Get It On

Drugs, Delusion, and Darkness: Inside Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Troubled Life

How Much Do You Need To Be In Your State’s 1%?

How to Write A Real Person Into Fiction

Keyboard Warriors: UK Army To Set Up 'Social Media Unit'

How Penn State Beat The Sandusky Rap

Leo Tolstoy’s Love Letter to Lincoln

Anthony Mackie On Why Everyone's A Thug

Keith Jarrett's Immortal ‘Koln Concert’ Turns 40

Eight Must-Read Stories About Syrian Rebels, Scientology and Pathetic Spies

Why Romney Didn’t Run

Into The Jungle With Sri Lanka’s Last Hunter-Gatherers

Bobby Jindal’s Anti-Muslim Jihad

The Stacks: Eternal Hangtime With the ‘Diner’ Boys

The Super Bowl of Toilets

Zillow’s Secret Real Estate Hacks

Dartmouth’s Semi-Serious New Rules on Alcohol

The Five Most Sexist Super Bowl Ads Ever

Why Hungry Vultures Miss Iran’s Towers of Death

In GOP Presidential Contest, Peter King’s Race for Second Place

Naughty Nerds: College Grads Do Porn

Evidence America Isn’t Inherently Racist

My Post Cyberpunk Indentured Servitude

Is Tough-Chick TV Creating Violent Girls?

Meet the Grindr Rabbi Who Says the Gay Sex App Can Bring Jews Together

Dre’s A Mogul & Suge Can’t Afford Teeth

ISIS Chemical Weapon Specialist Was ‘Gathering Equipment’ Before He Was Killed

New White House Hostage Rescue Strategy MIA

Walker Pushing Drug War Testing Scheme

How A Crown Gets You Laid: The Biggest Royal Lotharios

New ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer Leaked

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Other Celeb Patriots Fans Take One for Their Team

Is This Vegas Stripper Wearing Prince Harry’s Underpants?

Sundance’s Biggest Tearjerker: The Making of ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

Conservative Scold Ken Starr Got a Billionaire Pedophile Off

Scientology Defends Its Anti-Weed Hokum

Exclusive: Al Sharpton and Newt Gingrich Owe the IRS a Lot of Money

Less Rhinoplasty, More Chin Melting: Plastic Surgery Is Weirder Than Ever

Ohio’s Kasich Stands Up to the Right on Common Core

Checking In With Our Junior High Boyfriend, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean

Randall Park: From Kim Jong Un to the Brave, New Asian-American Sitcom

The GOP’s Flip-Flopping Cuban Heartthrob

Football Is Ruining Kids’ Brains

Bob Dylan Does Sinatra and It’s Actually Good

The School That Killed the Word ‘Mr.’

‘American Sniper’ Could Actually Win the Oscar for Best Picture

France’s Pied Piper of Jihad

American in Saudi: Suicide or Nefarious Murder?

George Lucas On How He Built His $4 Billion ‘Star Wars’ Empire

Suge Knight’s Shocking Rap Sheet

GoPro Founder Nick Woodman Was Just a Surfer Dude With a Billion Dollar Idea

‘Parenthood’ Series Finale Review: One Last Ugly Cry With the Bravermans

Graham Wants to Invade the White House

Robert Redford On Hollywood's Women Problem

Winter Storm Batters Cape Cod (Photos)

Welcome To The Subprime Super Bowl Ticket Crisis

China's Anti-Graft Fridays

Did a Mega-Storm Doom Air Asia 8501?

Is Newsweek’s ‘Red Heels’ Cover Image Sexist?

Andrew’s Burnt Out? Blogs Are, Too

Poor Edith, Poor Us: How Should ‘Downton’ End?

America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter, And His 161 Counts of Sexual Assault by Age 20

Welcome to the Internet: Jonathan Chait and the Death of False Consensus

Kanye West’s ‘Only One’ Music Video with North West Is Adorable—and Despicably Manipulative

Surviving Wartorn Africa—And Divorce

Put Andrew WK in the Twin Peaks Remake

Man vs. Tank on the Tennis Courts

Meet Vance Joy, the ‘Riptide’ Singer Opening for Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Tour

After Nisman’s Death, Last Tango for Argentina’s Top Spies

Mrs. Clooney Takes On the Armenian Genocide Deniers

Paris’s Craziest Couture Shows (Photos)

Parents Sue Doctors Over ‘Wrongful Abortion’

Disney’s Sick History With Measles Epidemics

ISIS and Boko Haram’s Unholy Online Alliance

Who Will Win the 2016 Matt Drudge Primary?

Pennsylvania’s Shameful NRA Sellout

Black Caucus Planning Revolt Against Pelosi

Did Obama Forget the BP Oil Spill?

The Next Palin Is in Your Pigsty

For the Love of Goop Don’t Steam Your Vagina

The GOP’s Long Love Affair With Schmucks

Twitter Bomb Threats Target 20 Planes—and Officials Blame Teenagers

Benghazi to Hillary: I Can’t Quit You

What 'Unboiled' Eggs Mean for the Future of Cancer Drugs

South Sudan’s Littlest Soldiers Get to Be Kids Again

Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman, Superhero Diversity, and Khal Drogo’s Possible ‘Game of Thrones’ Return

I’ve Never Seen ‘The Americans’ and I’ve Been Too Ashamed to Admit It

The Dirtiest Football Teams Of All Time

Chinese Money Is Backing Putin’s War

Are India’s Christians and Muslims Forced to Become Hindus?

ISIS’s New Hostage Threat

Chait to PC Police: Your Outrage is Like Sexy ‘Hot Wax’ to Me

Michelle Obama Is More Than a Mascot

Key & Peele Take Us to the Super Bowl

NFL Spends One Whole Minute On Domestic Abuse

Stephen Colbert’s Second City Sign-Off

Shocker: Accused Stanford Rapist Locked Up For Once

The Endless Adolescence of ‘Workaholics’

The NFL Sure Is Great At Punishing People for Things That Don’t Matter

Milan’s New ‘Anti-Mosque’ Law

The Secret Life of Kurt Cobain: Brett Morgen’s Eye-Opening Documentary ‘Montage of Heck’

Doctor’s Orders: Legalize Weed

Lecherous Nuns and Priests, Murder Plots and Coverups: Meet the Mother Superior of Catholic Scandals

$348 Billion in Nukes Ain’t Enough. The Air Force Wants New ICBMs, Too.

The Mormon Church’s Gay Rights Charade

A Man Mocked and Ruled Guilty By a Judge in the Newspaper Will Now Face That Judge in Court

The Pentagon’s Pathetic Vietnam Whitewash

The Naked Truth About Bitcoin

The Neighborhood That Policed Itself

You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

Christie's Bromance With Iowa Nut

Party Hard With Henrik Vibskov, Paris’ Wildest Fashion Designer

How a ‘Big Bang’ Star Won His Wife Back

Why We’re Stuck With Saudi Arabia

Locked Up In Louisiana: Inside America’s Bloodiest Prison

The Catskills Gets Its Groove Back, With Brooklyn’s Help

Boehner’s Canny Immigration Gambit

2 Chainz for Mayor?

My Dinner With Juno: Making a Not Horrible Meal in Impossible Supermarket Conditions

‘Pravda’ On The Plains: How Indiana Governor Mike Pence Wants To Make News

Inside Lizard Squad, the Hacking Group That Targeted Taylor Swift

The Epic All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Chosen: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Why #BlizzardOf2015 Was a Bust

Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

This Russian News Agency Doubled As a Spy Machine

Not a Politician, I Just Blog a Lot

The Week Men Went Unisex in Paris

Romney's Foreign Policy Foresight a Myth

Tesla Car Drives People ‘Insane’

When Soviet Soldiers Opened Auschwitz

Pushing ‘Dope’: Sundance’s Freshest Film

How Did the Homeless Survive Last Night?

The Mysterious Way Uber Bans Drivers

Exclusive: Obama Cuts Off Syrian Rebels’ Cash

Crazy Clerics Who Rule the World’s Oil

The Importance of Larry Wilmore, Late Night’s Only Black Man

Look at These Cold Famous People: Star Portraits at Sundance

Escaping the Hell of Forced Confessions

Comic-Con For Football Dads: My Day With Mike Francesa’s Devoted Fan Cult

The Lil’ Drone That Crashed the White House

Fark for Governor? Website Founder Announces 2015 Kentucky Bid

You Don’t Have to Be a Hippie to Hate the One Percent

Bobby Jindal Wants to Fistfight Your God

Exclusive Zac Brown Band Live Performance of ‘Free / Into the Mystic’

Obama’s Biggest Problem: Timing

Spy General Unloads on Obama’s ISIS War Plan

Benedict Cumberbatch: I’m an ‘Idiot’ for Describing Actors as ‘Colored’

Auschwitz Survivors, 70 Years Later (Photos)

The Spies Who Shagged Nobody

The Big, Fragile Win Over ISIS

Dropkick Murphys to Scott Walker: ‘We Literally Hate You’

Dear Mayor de Blasio: Delivery Guys ARE Emergency Workers

Putin Is Winning the Ukraine War on Three Fronts

Your Best Blizzard Porn: Send Us Your Juno Photos

This Man Will Make Greece Leave Europe

Winter Storm Juno: A Pummeling for the History Books

Why Your Fitness Tracker Isn’t Making You Thinner—Yet

Bill Nye: Belichick Doesn’t Know Balls

Miss Universe's Stereotype-Palooza

Lena Dunham Opens Up About Her Childhood Love, Hannah’s Iowa Breakdown, and Internet Trolls

Nigerians Displaced by Boko Haram Feel Disenfranchised by Their Government

Nic Cage’s Next Mission: Hunt Bin Laden

My Big Fat Anti-Gay Wedding Cake

Republicans Must Speak to the Middle Class

How Will Obama Punish Netanyahu?

Is Venezuela on the Verge of Collapse?

Will Hillary's Campaign Be ‘White Dude-Fest 2016’?

Iran’s ‘Virginity’ Suppositories

Islamist Terrorism Is Obama’s No-Go Zone

How Jamie Colby Made It Big, With a Little Help From Johnny Carson

NYC’s Low-Income Renters Are Freezing

My Great Outdoor Adventure—Indoors

What’s the Matter with Pakistan?: A Novelist Examines His Home Country

This Week’s Hot Reads: ‘The Trace,’ ‘Essays After Eighty,’ ‘Artists Under Hitler’

Republicans Compete for Koch Crown

James Franco On His Temporary No. 1 Fans: Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich

Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne's Perfect SAG Award Speeches: Is Oscar Next?

Santorum Calls on Clones for Help

Snowed In: See America’s Worst Blizzards (Photos)

Exclusive: Freed Al Qaeda Agent Was Part of Proposed Swap for Jailed Americans

What ‘American Sniper’ Gets Right

Juno, Schmuno. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards

Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Claims the Church Split Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: January 25, 2015

If Mariupol Falls to Rebels, Is Kiev Next?

SAG Red Carpet Winners and Losers

After Charlie Hebdo Attacks, French Muslims Face Increased Threats

Japanese Government Error May Have Two Hostages ‘Lost in Translation’

Behind Buckley and Vidal’s Verbal Bloodsport

Are Russia's Troops Vandalizing Korans In Dagestan?

Did Evangelicals Keep This Boy From Going To Heaven?

GOP Summit—The Good, The Bad And The Absolutely Crazy

The Stacks: How Peter Bogdanovich Shot ‘The Last Picture Show’

Exclusive: Before Randy Andy's Accuser, A Jane Doe #1

How FDR, Reagan, and Eisenhower Almost Lost

Right Wing #Fail on 'Jihadi Hobby Lobby'

Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space

The Day Carlos Santana Met Miles Davis

The Fictional Lives of the Crawleys and Windsors

A General’s Apology for Iraq & Afghanistan

I Was Jailed As An Ecoterrorist—But I Was Set Up By the FBI

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Jan 19-25

Ten Beacons of Light in the Muslim World

How Europe Won The '70s War On Terror

You Can Be a Blind Person’s Eyes

Making Free Trade Sexy

Princess Sophia, India's Hell-Raising Feminist

Hate Conference in Louisiana

Jindal Courts Religious Conservatives, Warns of Muslim ‘No Go’ Areas in US

Ask A Scientist: Deflategate Is Trumped Up Nonsense

ISIS Butchers Kill A Japanese Hostage, Leave One Alive

Greece’s Alexis Tsipras: The Man Who Could Break Europe

The Wedding Day Cop Killing

Boston's Unconstitutional Olympic Gag Order

U.S. Won’t Admit to Killing a Single Civilian in the ISIS War

Stop Sticking Up For The Saudi Dictator

The Girls Training To Fight ISIS

Jimmy Breslin At Churchill’s Deathbed: ’E Was There When ’E Was Needed

A Gitmo Sergeant Cries Murder In The Case Of Three Dead Inmates

Can Broad City Make Us Laugh at Rape Culture?

Why We Need More Lunchpail Liberals And Fewer Limousine Liberals

The Crazy Private Life of Juan Carlos, Spain’s Royal Horndog

To Obama, the State Can Still Solve Every Problem

Eight Must-Read Stories About ISIS’s Savage Campaign Against Gays, Fly Fishing and Megyn Kelly

John Travolta, Just As Fever Struck—Celebrities on The Brink of Fame

Stars Before They Were Stars (Photos)

No More Cosmos. What Will Be Our Next Classic Cocktail?

The Week in Photos: January 24, 2015

The Free Community College Plan is Obama’s GI Bill

The Corrupt Pol I Kinda Loved

This Little Bot Was Busted for Ecstasy

A Muslim Cleric Walks Into a Gay Bar...

Bill Maher Blasts ‘American Sniper,’ Calls Chris Kyle A ‘Psychopath Patriot’

Jameis Winston’s Rape Accuser Tells All In Sundance Documentary ‘The Hunting Ground’

Huck Hits Up ‘Bubble-ville,’ NYC, Before ‘BubbaVille’

Does ‘The Onion’ Have a Secret Time Machine?

Rep. Gohmert, of ‘Terror Baby’ Fame, Accused of Ethics Violation

Civilian Blood Stains Donetsk’s Streets

Bob Moses Was the Quiet Architect of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer in 1964

Mexican Cartel’s Meth Drone Never Made It Across the Border

Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

New York Times’ Owner to Bloomberg: ‘Not. For. Sale.’

Skymall's Top WTF Products (Photos)

One Company’s Kidnapping Video Payday

King Abdullah: The Middle East’s Failed Peacemaker

Thatcher Protégé Leon Brittan Was a Pedophile Suspect

Dark Master of New York Politics Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes

The Next King of the Saudis: Salman, the Family Sheriff

Anti-Vaxxers Brought Measles to the Happiest Place on Earth

Did Japan Botch ISIS Hostage Deal?

The Terrible ‘Boy Next Door’ Will Save Jennifer Lopez’s Career

Why ‘Suits’ Is The Best-Looking Show on TV

AK-47s, Now Made in America: Russia’s Perfect Killing Machine Comes Stateside

The Keystone Bill's Most Hilarious Amendment: Protecting Chicken, Alaska

Gitmo Commander Sacked After Dead Body Found

The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse

For $25, You Can Have an Invisible Girlfriend

Three Cheers for the Death Tax!

Artemis Pebdani Is the Dirtiest Woman in Show Business

From O.J. to 'Serial': We're All Armchair Jurors Now

U.S. Journalist Jailed In Iran’s Scariest Prison

Pro-Lifers Lost in Purgatory

Rubio 2016 is Real, and It’s Spectacular

Emma Watson’s UN Makeover

The Penis Comes Out on the Parisian Catwalk

Saudi King Dies, and the World Shudders

Bitcoin: The Currency That Could Live Or Die Depending On What The Rest of This Headline Says

Why Are You Still Falling for Megyn Kelly?

Yemen's Government Quits—and Gives Al Qaeda An Opening

Bad NFL Lip Reading 2015

General Assembly Co-Founder Matthew Brimer On Creating Communities with His Pre-Work Dance Party, Daybreaker

One GOP Presidential Candidate Believes In Climate Change

The First Look at Tina Fey’s New Netflix Comedy

Dead Prosecutor Alleges Argentina Covered Up Iran’s Terrorist Attack for Cheap Oil

Michael Brown’s Pastor: D.C.’s Free Pass for Wilson Means Cops Free to Kill Blacks

Ebola Is Wiping Out the World’s Gorillas

Is 'Libertarian Girl' Rand Paul’s Problem Waiting to Happen?

Face It, Obama. Without Assad, You’ve Got No Strategy in Syria

Silk Road Mom Learns Sad Truth About Son

An Oscar Voter Tells All: ‘American Sniper’ Sucks and ‘Selma’ Was Robbed

Cannes Wunderkind Xavier Dolan Heads To Hollywood

America's Secret Lethal Injection Cocktails

Pioneers in Printing

Is Ted Cruz ‘Post-Hispanic’?

How Beyoncé Backlash Could Help the GOP

Go Ahead, Punk: Britain’s Fashion Revolution

Bloody, Bloody Beekman Place: Where the Wealthy Wind Up Dead

On Selma, Sniper, and Our Misguided Hero Worship

‘Serial’ Addicts: Meet Invisibilia, Your New Podcast Fix

New ‘Hands Up’ Shooting Is Anything But Black and White

2015 Sundance Film Festival Preview: Kurt Cobain, James Franco, and A Scientology Exposé

From Appomattox to Afghanistan: Portraits of American GIs

The Innovation Behind the Crunch Enjoyed Around the World

Liam Neeson Vs. PETA and the Gun Lobby

The Rebels Holding Yemen Hostage

‘Sex Slave’: I Was Forced Into an Orgy With Prince Andrew

‘Arrow’ Shoots Down the Geek-Ditz Complex

Scott Walker Just Pulled Off a Supreme Court Coup in Wisconsin

Obama Wussed Out on Campaign Cash

Yingluck Shinawatra: Ousted, Facing Impeachment—but Still Loved

Iran Threatens to Hang Facebook Activist for Insulting Muhammad

The NFL’s Perfect Little Scandal

Bibi, Boehner Team Up Against Obama

Guantanamo Detainee: I Was Gang-Raped by Female Interrogators

Was Alexander the Great's Family Buried Here?

Best News Ever: One Drink a Day Is Better Than None

United’s Right-Wing TV Turbulence

Larry Wilmore Declares Bill Cosby Guilty

The State of the Union Response is Not Strong

Marilyn Manson on Charlie Hebdo and Why You Should Avoid Foursomes

Our South Korean Allies Also Hack the U.S.—and We Don’t Seem to Care

The Climber Taking Vets Up El Capitan

Real Housewife, Fake Disease

The Al Qaeda Operative in a Brooklyn Court

Obama Dares GOP to Help the Middle Class in His State of the Union

Gray Suits And Orange Hotpants: Welcome to New Hooters NYC

Who Thinks Kevin Hart Is Funny?

There’s Too Much Damn TV

On His Way Out, Holder Goes Big on Asset Forfeiture

Why Fly Fishing Is the Key to World Peace

Fly Fishing Can Bring World Peace

Miranda July’s Fictional Thorny, Horny Pain in the Ass Is a Downright Delight

For Republicans, Muslims Will Be the Gays of 2016

How Hollywood Learned To Dream in Color: Technicolor’s 100th Birthday

Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted to Your Phone

‘I Never Regretted It’: Why We Must Tell Our Abortion Stories

Can You Trust A Personality Test?

The Best John Boehner State of the Union Faces

Death Row Inmates' Last Meals

4 Obama State of the Union Ideas That Do Have a Chance in Hell

Let's Talk About Talking About Sex

The Dirty Doogie Howser: Florida's 17-Year-Old OB/GYN Impersonator

This Man Is the State of the Union’s Designated Survivor

How Much Sugar Is In Your Food?

Dirty Harry, The Dirty Hippie: Clint Eastwood Is Incredibly Anti-War

‘Leviathan’: The Oscar-Nominated Movie Russia Loves to Hate

First Timers Shoot Assault Rifles

Shut Up and Leave Martin Luther King Alone

Rupert Murdoch’s Last Topless Model: The Sun Axes Page 3

Yemen Coup Threatens U.S. War on Al Qaeda

Does Benedict Cumberbatch Owe It All To His Name?

ISIS Pisses Off Pacifist Japan by Taking Hostages

Is Prince Andrew Best for British Business?

I Smuggled Posters for ‘The Interview’ Into North Korea

Obama’s ‘Hail Mary’ State of the Union

Fetus Lawyers, Baby Daddies and ‘Legitimate Rape’: America’s Craziest Abortion Bills

Air Force Turns to Supersonic Mercenaries

Want to See the State of the Union? Gaze Up at the Tower Where Billionaires Get Tax Abatements

‘American Sniper’: Political Rorschach Test

The Golden Age of American Paranoia

Timothy Olyphant: I Know What Happens to Raylan at the End of ‘Justified’

The Most Annoying Governor in the Country

Tibet’s Monks Are Setting Themselves on Fire Again

Why Some Employers Are Making Same-Sex Couples Marry

How Ebola Could Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation In West Africa

Farewell to a Tinseltown Original: In Memory of Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Hey France, Don’t Do What We Did After 9/11

Glenn Beck’s Agenda 22: Electric Boogaloo

Obama’s Half-Assed Tax Hike Populism

SOTU Sneak Peek: Obama to Hit Citizens United

Is ScarJo in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ a Kick-Ass Cyborg Superhero or Cultural Whitewashing?

The State of the Union Ain’t What It Used to Be, But Obama Can Still Command a Bully Pulpit

Joan Rivers’ Posthumous, Understated TV Return to ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

ISIS Goes Medieval on Gays

Chechnya Vs. Charlie: Grozny Holds Biggest Protest Ever To Oppose Muhammed Cartoons

Israel Kills Iran’s Favorite (Terrorist) Son

Did Iran Murder Argentina’s Crusading Prosecutor Alberto Nisman?

The Coming Crackdown on Mormon Liberals

How Can Obama Get His Mojo Back In the State of the Union? Study Bill Clinton

You Wish You Were Here: Classic Caribbean Glamor Shots

The Books They Carried onto Omaha Beach

Larry Wilmore’s Moment Arrives as He Takes Over From Colbert Tonight

Joni Ernst: From Castrating Swine to Primetime

How Bad Is Booze, Really? 6 Crazy Facts About Drinking Alcohol

Rand Paul Doubles Down on Anti-ISIS Strikes

On MLK Day, Two Versions Of The South Collide

With Diet Weed, Bethenny Frankel Ruins Marijuana

Turkey Turns Up the Heat on the Press

Spike Lee In Conversation: On Hollywood, the NYPD, the Knicks, and Islam

The Itegue Taitu: The Daily Beast's Favorite Hotel Burns

Selma: The Marches Captured in Stephen Somerstein’s Pictures

Bill Clinton Gushes Over ‘Selma’: ‘I Stood Up and Started Cheering All By Myself’

Martin Luther King's Compromise That Turned The South Red

‘American Sniper’ Divides Hollywood: Seth Rogen, Michael Moore, and Other Stars Take Sides

Rand Paul and Hemp Blazers: My Weekend in Vegas

Downton Abbey’s Alarming Adoption Plot

Talking Handjobs and Coke Parties With ‘Girls’ Star Andrew Rannells

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan 18

Meet Cardinal Raymond Burke, Catholicism’s Most Offensive Mansplainer

Showtime: Behind the Scenes with a New York City Dance Crew (Photos)

Leelah Alcorn, and the Hardest Part of Being a Parent

The Vatican’s Gay Art Goes on Display

L’Hermione, The Ship That Saved America, Is Now Saving A Historic French Town

The Week in Pictures: January 18, 2015

A Kinks Reunion? "Ray and I Are Talking"

Confessions of a Putin Strategist

When All Fundamentalists Were Christian

I Met My Digital Doppelgänger

Pope Francis: Stealth Climate Warrior

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Jan 12-18

Our Ally Saudi Arabia Beheaded 10 People This Month

Who Would Jesus Torture?

Drones Flying Circles Around FAA

The Piano Is Dead! Long Live the Piano!

Patrick Stewart’s Bad Airplane Etiquette, Nancy Grace’s Debate Skills, and More Viral Videos

Dear John, It Gets Better: A Letter to Travolta

When Normal Is Deadly: How Boko Haram Made Us Ok With Slaughter

Mental Illness, Mr. Big, and Me: My Life As a Medical Guinea Pig

‘Foxcatcher’ Subject Mark Schultz Recants Criticisms: ‘I Was Temporarily Insane’

Unfortunately, Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Movie Is Not a Hot Mess

Mitt Flips On The Very Poor

Justin Bieber’s Porn Proposition: Does the Pop Star and Calvin Klein Model Have What It Takes?

US Spies Expected Airline Bombs–And Got The Paris Attacks Instead

It’s On: Asia’s New Space Race

Ted Cruz’s Dad Fights Gay Rights in Texas

Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary

J’Accuse Barack Obama

Seven Must-Read Stories About Mexico’s Insane Gun Plan, Kathy Griffin’s ‘Fashion Police’ Screw-up and Whether All Terrorists Are Muslim

The Strange Rap-Jihadi Connection

The Big Daddy of Drive-In Porn Theaters

The Biggest, Most Important 2016 Debate

Why ‘Blackhat’ Is Hacking Done Right

What’s Japan’s Problem With Vaginas?

When Harlem Was Occupied Territory

‘Consensual Incest’ Is Rape

I Was Eton’s Only Out Schoolboy

The Last Marlboro Man, in Pictures

No, Obama Is Not Black Jesus

Just Kiss Already: John Kerry and François Hollande’s Intimacy Issues

Holyoke Is Too PC For Vagina Monologues

Duke’s Craven Cave to Islamophobia

Gay Marriage Likely Back in the Hands of One Supreme Court Justice

Taylor Swift: Staunch Conservative or Raging Liberal?

In Graphic Photos and On Twitter, ISIS Members Record and Tout Executions of Gays

If It Fits Your Macros: The IIFYM Diet, Made Simple

The Military-Civilian Divide is Hurting Our Troops

Is Amazon a Hero or Monster?

Oscar Conspiracy Theories Debunked: Explaining the 5 Biggest Oscar Snubs

War Without End, Alas

Apache Helicopter Is Attacked By A Dragon

Europe’s ‘Minority Report’ Raids on Future Terrorists

Mexico’s Insane Plan to Give Gangs Guns

Superbad: ISIS & Al Qaeda Joining Forces

‘The View’s’ Hail Mary: Barbara Walters Is Back

From ‘Momma’s Boy’ to Wannabe Terrorist

From ‘Downton Abbey’ to ‘Paddington’: Hugh Bonneville Embraces His Cuddly Side

The Horrible History of Hacking

‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ and Pop Culture’s Simplistic View of Sexuality

The GOP’s New Abortion Ban Signals the Issue Is Back in a Big Way

What Your Shrink’s Office Says About You

The NY Police Union’s Civil War

GOP Time Travels, Finds 2002 Is Awesome

Lefties Channel Murdoch to Defend Muslims

Italy Accused of Paying al Qaeda Ransom to Free Girls

Exclusive: Bitcoin Tycoon Mark Karpeles Denies Being Dread Pirate Roberts

Spike Lee Blasts ‘Selma’ Oscar Snubs: ‘You Know What? F*ck ’Em’

No One Man Can Save Cleveland, Ohio. Not Even LeBron James.

A Virtual Reality Demo with a Social Impact

Exclusive: ISIS Gaining Ground in Syria, Despite U.S. Strikes

Eddie & Benedict: The Brit Bromance Oscars Battle

California's Drought Wreaks Havoc On Small Town

Will Inter Go Off the Air in Ukraine Over a Russian Pop Performance?

Russia’s “Trans Driving Ban” Doesn’t Really Target LGBT Community. It Actually Targets the Mentally Ill

Grayson Perry, Transvestite British Artist, Out-Frocks Kate Middleton

Pope Francis Questions Free Speech in the Charlie Hebdo Case

'Boyhood Meets World'

The Whitest Oscars Since 1998: Why the ‘Selma’ Snubs Matter

10 Biggest 2015 Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Women, Black People, ‘The LEGO Movie,’ and More

2015 Oscar Nominations Full List: 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman,' and More

Billionaire Pawns Plaza Hotel for Bail

InTouch Puts Transphobia on Its Cover With Bruce Jenner Photoshop

Spies Scramble to Unravel Hebdo Mystery

Sir Patrick Stewart Is the New Jennifer Lawrence

Why I Sued My State Over Free Speech

Matt Bors, Internet’s Best Cartoonist, Explains Why Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Should Be Published

How the Democrats Could Win Every Election

Moscot, A New York Legend, Turns 100

The Veggie Burgers With Meaty Ambition

The Real Problem With a Romney Candidacy

Even Robert E. Lee Wanted the Confederate Flag Gone

These 20-Somethings Want to Sell You Fair Trade Condoms

DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy

Exclusive Video: Scaling the Unscalable Wall at Yosemite

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Premiere: The Gang Takes on Wade Boggs’s Drinking Record

A Conversation with Broad City’s Jaime, TV’s Most Lovable Drug Dealer

Spanish Court to Hear if Former King Juan Carlos Is the Daddy

A Naked Miley Cyrus Sets an Excellent Example

The Force Is Strong in This Comic: Marvel’s Spectacular Return to ‘Star Wars’

With Casket Open, Denver Pastor Stops Funeral Because Deceased Was Gay, Then Blames ‘Technical Difficulties’

Bradley Cooper Responds to Lefty, Anti-War Criticism of ‘American Sniper’

How Does the Female Orgasm Work?

A Woman's Perspective on Infidelity

The Charlie Hebdo Conspiracy Too Crazy Even for Alex Jones

How Do Men Feel About Cheating?

Why The Daily Beast Ran The Charlie Hebdo Covers

French Lawmakers Sing National Anthem in Tribute to Attack Victims

The Brilliant, Utterly Depressing ‘Parks and Rec’ Premiere—and the End of a Comedy Era

Who Did—and Didn’t—Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cover Image

Read the New Issue of Charlie Hebdo in English

Boston Calling Music Festival Lineup: Pixies, Beck, St. Vincent & More

The Widow of a Paris Terrorist and Other Real Wives of Islamic State

This Is Obama’s Last Foreign Policy Chance

The Most Important Trial in America

Illinois’ Absurd Fight to Block Medical Marijuana

Jeb Is a Joke in Romneyland

Joni Mitchell, Joan Didion, and Justin Bieber: Fashion’s New Superstars

France’s SEAL Team Six

Trolls, Hitler, and Japanese Penis Monsters: Why ‘Man Seeking Woman’ Is TV’s Smartest New Comedy

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

How Much More Indignity Can the Cadbury Creme Egg Take?

Rachel Barton Pine, The Violin Virtuoso Who Cheated Death

NYPD Springs to Action to Save Vacations

The Unbearable Frenchness of Charlie Hebdo

My Surreal Time on ‘Foxcatcher’ Farm: John du Pont’s Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy

The South’s Billboard Holy War

White House: Don’t Call It Terrorism

Steven Brill Explains Why the Obamacare Band-Aid Is So Pathetic


Nancy Grace, Pot Expert, Takes on 2 Chainz Over Marijuana Legalization

Inside Ann Curry’s Bruising Breakup With NBC

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