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How Hip-Hop’s Generation Gap Became a War for Its Soul

13 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Much has been said about “today’s rappers” and what they are (and aren’t) doing for “the culture.” People are very, very worried about the proverbial “state of hip-hop.” But that’s...Show More Summary

The Muslim Actor Turned Taliban-Fighting Marine at the Heart of ‘12 Strong’

13 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Fahim Fazli knew something was different when he went to work last January. It was something about the smell of horse shit, oozing sweat and kicked-up dirt blended together like a misfit symphony with the remote rugged mountain terrain and spinning uproar of helicopter engines whining in the distance. Show More Summary

Jane Fonda and the Women of Sundance Take on President Trump: ‘Resist! Persist! Insist! Elect!’

14 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Michael Loccisano/Getty PARK CITY, Utah — It’s the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the government is shut down. Our voices, however, aren’t. Despite more than a foot of snow on the ground in Park City, and more...Show More Summary

The Disturbing Child Rape Movie That Left Sundance Speechless

14 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Courtesy of Sundance In many respects, The Tale has been in the making for the last 35 years. But its Sundance Film Festival premiere Saturday afternoon—the first of this year’s festival to receive a standing ovation that we witnessed—is so timely it could very well have been called: #MeToo, The Movie. Show More Summary

Women's March 2018: Pussy Still Grabbing Back One Year Later

16 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Spencer Platt/Getty One year later -- and amidst the first hours of the #TrumpShutdown -- women (and male allies) made their voices heard once again for the second annual Women's March. They flocked to the streets to protest President Trump's policies and oft-bigoted demeanor. Show More Summary

How a Parasitic President Trump Feasted on the Ailing Media

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast Donald Trump’s first year in office is drawing to a close, but his war on the media is not. It’s tempting to think we’ve been here before. Every president has considered himself theShow More Summary

Amazon Never Deserved ‘I Love Dick’s’ Transgressive Feminist Brilliance

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Leann Mueller In season one, episode five of Amazon’s I Love Dick, titled “A Short History of Weird Girls,” female protagonists take turns addressing the alpha male at the center of their world. Standing in the desert of Marfa, staring...Show More Summary

The Scariest Thing About This Shutdown: Both Sides Think They Can Win

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast The federal government shutdown is the inexorable result of a conflicting interpretation of the state of America—exactly one year after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Trump’s Indecent Proposal to Stormy Daniels Is All Too Common for Women in Porn

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast “You shouldn’t be doing porn. Do you have any headshots? No? No problem. I’m in Beverly Hills, come to my office and we’ll get you hooked up,” says a man I’ve never met as he hands me...Show More Summary

The Insane Real-Life College Heist Film Generating Major Sundance Buzz

Courtesy of Sundance PARK CITY, Utah — When a filmmaker stumbles upon one of those wild, can-this-crazy-tale-friggin’-be-true crime stories, you can only imagine the storyteller’s dilemma. Do you reassemble the real-life players forShow More Summary

Government Begins Shutting Down as Senate Races To Agree on a New Short-Term Spending Bill

Susan Walsh/AP On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the federal government ran out of money to pay its bills—and according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the president rejected a deal...Show More Summary

President Trump Is Having an Affair ‘Right Now,’ Michael Wolff Tells Bill Maher

HBO The last time we saw Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time, he was defending his friend Al Franken and condemning his ideological enemy Roy Moore. Three months later, neither man is serving in the U.S. Senate and the government is on the verge of a possible shutdown. Show More Summary

I’m a Dreamer. This Shutdown Debate Has Filled Me With Dread.

Zach Gibson In a few weeks I will be getting dressed up and going to prom. Then I will spend countless hours studying for my final exams. In May, I will graduate from high school and a few months later head to college. These are milestones...Show More Summary

Trump Whines: Shutdown Fight Could Make Me Miss ‘My Party’

Andrew Harrer On the eve of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump privately vented frustrations that the political impasse could possibly keep him from attending a glitzy inauguration anniversary bash and fundraiser set for Saturday at his Florida getaway Mar-a-Lago. Show More Summary

What Wine Goes with Potato Chips? Ask A Sommelier

Courtesy Craft What do you like to drink after a shift? “Champagne, always.” What is the all-time best dive bar jukebox song? “David Bowie, “Young Americans.” As a proud ATLien, I also love OutKast, “Elevators.”” Name the first good wine you ever drank and where you had it. Show More Summary

Netflix's 'The Crown' vs. PBS's 'Victoria:' Prince Philip Is Eclipsed by the Amazing Albert

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast It’s tough being married to these English Queens if you want to be more than a stud. That is the lingering message after the second season of Victoria premiered on PBS. At the same time, the first...Show More Summary

Imagine A World of 'Walking Cities.' Ron Herron Did

MoMA Location, location, location. It may be a trite saying of over-gelled real estate agents, but it’s one that, at its core, is also true. In many ways, our lives are defined by place—the places we’re from, the places we choose to live, the places we are forced to leave. Show More Summary

How Technology Will Screw Up Our Senses

DrAfter123 At the American Museum of Natural History’s Senses exhibit in New York, there is a room that is completely wallpapered in squiggly black lines, including the floor and ceiling. It’s otherwise a normal room: six sides, two doors. Show More Summary

Dead à Porter: The Alleged Chinese Boss of Bosses Using Slaves to Produce Luxury

ROME—Naizhong Zhang liked to wear brightly colored made-in-China Hawaiian shirts, but he commanded a very dark underworld that ran the gamut from murder to procuring high-dollar clients for Asian prostitutes. He was also allegedly the...Show More Summary

Poll: Melania Is The Only Trump People Still Like

Andrew Harrer Exactly one year after assuming office, President Donald Trump is the most unpopular first-year commander-in-chief in modern American history—and according to a new survey, has dragged almost his entire family’s reputation down with him. Show More Summary

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