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Joss Whedon Was Never Right for ‘Batgirl.’ Let a Woman Direct Instead.

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

To hear Patty Jenkins tell her journey of arriving in the director’s chair for Wonder Woman, it took almost a decade. After her 2003 film Monster, for which Charlize Theron won an Oscar, she pitched a Wonder Woman film to Warner Bros. Show More Summary

America’s Love Affair With Madeira Wine

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Holger Leue/Getty Looking on a world map, Madeira doesn’t look like more than a small smudge off the coast of Morocco. The eye tends to skip right over the archipelago and go immediately to the mainland. But its signature fortified wine...Show More Summary

Putin Sends His Stealth Jets Into Air War Over Syria

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Alamy The Russian air force has reportedly deployed two prototype stealth fighters to Syria. The deployment comes just two weeks after U.S. and allied warplanes bombarded pro-regime forces, killing potentially scores of apparent Russian mercenaries. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Republican: No Jewish or Muslim Chaplains Allowed

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Oklahoma, where only Christians are allowed to give the opening prayer! Okay, not as catchy as the actual Oscar Hammerstein lyrics to the title song from Oklahoma!, but it sums up well the goal of one Republican state legislator. Show More Summary

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Saul Loeb/Getty It’s all well and good for Paul Manafort to spend 15 years in prison for money laundering, and Rick Gates to plead guilty to cut a deal, and Alex Van Der Zwaan to miss the birth of his first child because he lied to the FBI. Show More Summary

How Testosterone Could Help Women Fight Multiple Sclerosis

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Between two and two-and-a-half million people in the world suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that degrades the protective coverings of nerves, disrupting communication lines between the brain and body. Show More Summary

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline From the Stage

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

via HBO It’s the rare actress who doesn’t want to be seen. But that’s the power of acclaimed performer and playwright Anna Deavere Smith’s work, and why her one-woman show Notes From the Field, filmed for an HBO special airing Saturday after a celebrated off-Broadway run in 2016, is so electrifying. Show More Summary

Trump Hotel Paid Millions in Fines for Unpaid Work

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Win McNamee/Getty In the days around Donald Trump’s inauguration, the hotel bearing his name in downtown Washington, D.C., quietly settled two liens totaling more than $3 million for allegedly unpaid construction work. In one case, a...Show More Summary

What’s the Truth About the NRA’s Man in Moscow?

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast MOSCOW—Russian gun lovers received a delegation from the U.S. National Rifle Association in the dead of winter 2015, and the Russians chose a place to meet that they hoped would linger...Show More Summary

‘Unsane’: The iPhone-Shot Gaslighting Thriller That Will Scare You Senseless

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Bleecker Street BERLIN—At a crucial point in Steven Soderbergh’s witty thriller Unsane (which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and hits theaters March 23), there’s a close-up of Gavin de Becker’s self-help bestseller The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence. Show More Summary

The New ‘Heathers’ Is a Trumpian, LGBT-Bashing Nightmare

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Paramount The television reboot of Heathers opens with a guidance counselor asking the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Veronica whether or not she is “a hermaphrodite”—the implication being that even though she has a 4.2 GPA and a high SAT score, Veronica needs some sort of marginalized identity to get accepted anywhere other than her safety school. Show More Summary

A Dark and Disturbing Sci-Fi World of Gangsters, Sadists and Pedophiles

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Keith Bernstein/Netflix Duncan Jones has been working on Mute for years. He spoke about it while doing press for his first film, Moon (2009), and had been writing and rewriting the script for nearly a decade before that. That the film is a labor of love is both a curse and a blessing. Show More Summary

Oprah Explains to Jimmy Kimmel Why She Never Tweeted Back at Trump

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

ABC When Oprah Winfrey sat down with Ellen DeGeneres Thursday afternoon, she was very hesitant to say anything nasty about President Donald Trump, even after he tweeted that she was “very insecure” on 60 Minutes this past week. Jimmy Kimmel was not about to let her get away with taking the high road on his show. Show More Summary

These Fast-Charging Portable Batteries Are All On Sale

8 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

It's annoying and inconvenient to be stuck without a power source, so being ready with a reliable charger that doesn’t require hunting for an available outlet is a good move. The portable batteries below are all compact, powerful, and on sale right now. Show More Summary

These Cybersecurity Tools Help Protect Your Identity Online

9 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The amount of personal data transmitted online is insane. Think about it: whether you're buying something to be delivered to your home or finishing up your taxes, inputting you credit card and personal information on the internet is nearly impossible to avoid — but you can do more to protect it. Show More Summary

‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Is Stuck in a Damning Time Warp

9 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Courtesy Monique Carboni Back in its first flush of life in Britain in the early to mid-2000s, the musical Jerry Springer: The Opera—now back in New York in a New Group production at the Signature Theatre—seemed funny because the show on which it was based was observed on British TV screens as a chaotic zoo of a singularly American making. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Savages Rubio’s CNN Town Hall Performance: ‘Read the Room’

10 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) did not have a good time at CNN’s town hall event Wednesday night. And Stephen Colbert noticed. “The real star of the show was Florida senator and man who just received his cash from the NRA Marco Rubio,” the Late Show host joked in his monologue on Thursday. Show More Summary

Bette Midler Is a Better ‘Dolly’ Than Bernadette Peters: Review of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

12 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Courtesy Julieta Cervantes It’s a gay Sophie’s Choice, and it’s happening on Broadway right now. Prepare for friendships to be torn asunder, loud street arguments in Hell’s Kitchen (“At least Bernadette Peters knows how to walk down a staircase”), and vodka sodas being flung in anger. Show More Summary

At CPAC, Seb Gorka Is a Cult Hero Who Gets Mobbed by Fans

13 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland—To his detractors, former Donald Trump aide and current Fox News contributor Seb Gorka is a cartoon character, a buffoon thug, an academic fraud, an anti-Muslim zealot, and even an ally to Nazi and fascist sympathizers. Show More Summary

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted for Taking Nude Photo of Woman Without Consent

14 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Jeff Roberson/AP Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric Greitens, once viewed as a rising star in the party, was indicted Thursday afternoon on a felony charge. According to the indictment from the Circuit Attorney of the City of St. Louis,...Show More Summary

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