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George Clooney’s Global Warming Shaming

George Clooney’s new summer blockbuster shames us for our roles in global warming and a potpourri of other earthly calamities.

‘Poltergeist’s’ Pioneering Technophobia

The Steven Spielberg-shepherded 1982 cult classic is getting the remake treatment, and its anti-tech message is even more relevant today.

Can The U.S. Shut Up About Secret Raids?

When it comes to ninja-raids on ISIS commanders, crowing about the victory or shutting up about it both have pros and cons.

Michigan Lottery Winners Go Into Hiding

A new bill in the Michigan house wants to allow lottery winners to remain anonymous, so their lives aren’t ruined by greedy opportunists. But not everybody wants it to pass.

Cate Blanchett and the Hollywood Closet

As the Cannes success of Carol shows, Hollywood is content to mine historical eras to create its gay dramas, seemingly unaware how closely its own culture resembles those oppressive times.

Video: World War II's Hellish Numbers

On Memorial Day, it’s how we remember the fallen.

The Day I Company Got Killed

After this Vietnam battle, everyone knew America was in a war.

The Week in Viral Videos

From a Mad Max/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt mash-up to Justin Bieber doing a Rubik’s Cube in James Corden’s car, WATCH our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

A Babylonian Guide to Sex

Ancient Babylonian plaques are totally Not Safe For Temple, but they also reveal ancient enlightened views on doing it.

Know Who Else Huck Wanted to Forgive?

GOP Presidential contender Mike Huckabee not only wants you to forgive an admitted sexual predator, he wants Mel Gibson off the hook too.

Grandma Middleton Takes Royal Control

It’s the Middletons, Kate’s family, rather than the Royals that have taken center stage since the birth of Princess Charlotte.

Can We Please Get God Out of Religion?

We all need a spiritual side. But not because of some make-believe afterlife. Because it makes us better in this life.

Game of Thrones’s Other Great Novelist

One of the chief creative powers behind HBO’s epic retelling of ‘Game of Thrones,’ David Benioff deserves his kudos. But overlooked in all the fuss is what a fine novelist he is.

Henry Ford's Lost City In The Amazon

His aim was to build the world’s largest rubber plantation, but Henry Ford’s dream of ‘Fordlandia’ became an expensive, epic failure.

Why Are Statues of War Heroes M.I.A.?

War memorial statues and monuments proliferated after the Civil War and World War I, but except after 9/11, the practice is in decline. What does this say about us?

Should a Nazi Ghost Town Be Saved?

Hitler planned Prora to be the largest beach resort ever created, but plans to revive it have stirred controversy, with some saying the buildings should be left to rot.

Only Capitalism Can Save the Planet

Lester Brown, environmentalist nonpareil, isn’t waiting for government. He thinks the free market is the way to address climate change.

Fear of a Black Superhero

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Michael B. Jordan took on the myopic geeks who are up in arms over his casting as white superhero Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four. Here’s why superhero canon need revisionism.

Conqueror of the Useless on Social Media

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Jeff Johnson had to be tricked into using Instagram. Now he has one of the best accounts in the world—even if he’s not sold on using a cell phone for much of anything at all.

Senate Leaves DC Without Surveillance OK

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The upper chamber failed to approve a bill renewing the NSA surveillance programs pass by the House earlier this week, but will reconvene on June 1 with only hours to spare.

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