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Cultural Appropriation? Shake It Off!

22 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

One white celebrity plus potentially harmful stereotypes plus the appropriation of black bodies as casual props equals some complicated math that no one in America is in the mood for.

Will There Soon Be Three Living Popes?

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Pope Francis said he would definitely consider stepping down, saying his predecessor has opened the door to retiring.

Michelle Duggar Is Making Transphobic Robocalls

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The “19 kids and counting” star and religious conservative is fear-mongering to block an ordinance that would allow transgendered individuals to use gender-specific bathrooms.

SNL Announcer Don Pardo's JFK Connection

23 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Before he became the voice of Saturday Night Live, the late Don Pardo reported from the front lines of World War II and announced President Kennedy’s death to America.

Forget About a Kindler Gentler Iran

The year-long charm offensive of Iranian President Rouhani can’t mask continued human rights abuses. The arrest of American journalists is just one example.

Uber Grabs Former Obama Campaign Manager

David Plouffe has a new gig, and this time, it’s not with a presidential candidate.

Why Isn't NRA Standing Up for Ferguson?

Every dystopian warning of the gun group has come true in Missouri, yet the organization is offering no sympathy for the African American victims.

On ISIS, Pope Francis Is No Crusader

It’s true that the Pope is worried about religious minorities that are threatened with extinction from ISIS, but it’s absurd to say that he’s calling for war, much less a medieval-style crusade.

Iowa GOP's Quirky Volunteer Effort

Instead of knocking doors, the Iowa Republican Party is spending a day before a crucial U.S. Senate election having volunteers pull weeds and move files.

Most Magicians Are Lazy Hacks

There’s nothing wrong with recycling the tried-and-testeds of magic. Most magicians do. But it’s time to shock and delight audiences anew.

‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment

The hit British reality show is debuting its New York episodes. What happens when the young, rich characters bring their hard-partying, bed-hopping antics stateside?

Can the National Guard Calm Ferguson?

Troops arrived Monday in a ‘limited mission’ to ‘provide protection.’ But will adding the real military defuse a situation many say has been inflamed by aggressive police?

Obama Loses His Voice in Ferguson

The president seems increasingly uncomfortable with the role of healer-in-chief. What happened to that hopeful, eloquent man we elected in 2008?

Missouri Cops’ License to Kill

Two officers under the command of Ferguson’s police chief weren’t indicted when they cut down unarmed men. Nor was an officer when he killed the other Michael Brown.

Are Water Filters BS?

The United States has one of the best public water systems in the world, yet its citizens are still shelling out big bucks on water filters. Is it worth the dough or just a waste?

The Five Sisters Kidnapped by ISIS

Obama’s limited military help has raised hopes for some in Iraq. But Yazidi families despair as they begin to doubt they’ll ever find their sisters and daughters taken away by ISIS.

Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise

When art enthusiasts go shopping for original Warhols, Picassos, and Basquiats on eBay, they are easy prey for forgers and scam artists.

Kate McKinnon: SNL’s New Superstar

The ‘SNL’ scene-stealer nabbed an Emmy nod for singing about penises and her impression of Angela Merkel. Now she’s on the hit Hulu series ‘The Awesomes.’

It’s Wabbit Season at Whole Foods

Are bunnies cute—or delicious? Whole Foods is launching a pilot program to sell the meat, and activists are up in arms. But it turns out Americans have a long history of eating rabbit.

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