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Italy’s Terror on the Tracks

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Anarchists claiming to defend the environment are setting fires on high-speed train lines to stop one of the world’s longest railway tunnels being drilled under the Alps.

Public Marriage Proposals Must Die

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

No more Jumbotrons, billboards, or flash mobs. Proposals should be for two people, not two million.

The Week’s Best Longreads

Autism and Jail. The Stanford class of 1994. And can AIDS be cured? he Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

The Russian Priest Who Fought the Church

He defied the atheism of Communism and the empty religious practices of Putinism. With Father Gleb Yakunin’s death on Christmas, Russia has lost a liberal voice of conscience.

The Year in Cinematically-Pimped God

From biblical epics like ‘Noah’ and ‘Exodus’ to Kirk Cameron and sexy Jesus, 2014 witnessed a crop of films unashamedly adulterated with faith-driven narratives and godlyish themes.

How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash Keystone

How proponents of Keystone XL cynically exploit LGBT people

Make Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

Between Christmas and New Year, sheer indulgence for a winter Sunday: a sticky, luxurious dessert, with dates, heavy cream, and rum.

The Bars That Made America Great

The top venues where boozing meets history—from the City Tavern in Philadelphia, where American governance was drawn up, to New York’s Stonewall Inn, which sparked the modern gay rights movement.

How MLK Influenced Sam Cooke’s Best Song

This week 50 years ago, Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ was released. An excerpt from Peter Guralnick’s recently rereleased superb biography of the singer examines what inspired him to write the song.

A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review

The latest novel from Samantha Harvey is truly superb, but left its reviewer at a loss for how to describe it.

Poaching Animals For Good Karma

The Chinese are participating in “life release” ceremonies, where wild animals are held for ransom, then released in exchange for good karma.

The 10 Best Albums of 2014

From Taylor Swift’s pop ode to New York to Run the Jewels’ full-frontal rap assault, these are The Daily Beast’s picks for the best music albums of the year.

Faith Isn't Hiding in Rap's Closet

Hip-hop isn't only a place to talk about fantasies like being a millionaire and having dope kicks—it's where you can talk about God.

Of Cuban Spies, A Baby And A Filmmaker

After years in prison, Cuba’s five spies in the U.S. come home to a happy ending.

Biking with the Bard

During a two-wheeled jaunt through England in the footsteps of Shakespeare, I learned how to appreciate my surroundings…and that the bard must have had a toned butt.

Protestors Demand Justice as Cops Mourn

As the NYPD buried one of its own, just a few miles away, members of the black community pushed to have one of their own remembered… and called for justice.

Thousands of Cops Honor NYPD’s Fallen

They risk their lives and they don’t always come home. The NYPD buries one of its own on a bright winter day.

Now ISIS Has a Refugee Problem

In Mosul, foreign fighters have left, the city is flooded with refugees and supply routes are cut off. Locals are afraid of what comes next.

Porn Stars on the Year in Porn

This year was less about wild orgies and piles of cocaine, and more about the hard-working, business-minded adult star. (Okay, there were some sexual escapades.)

The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Ismael brothers were carpenters, not fighters. But when ISIS attacked, they took up arms and helped stop the jihadists in their tracks.

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