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How the Ice Cream Girl Beat City Hall

City officials said ‘Chubby’ Campanella wasn’t prominent or heroic enough to get a street named after him. But his daughter Maria, whom he taught the ice cream business, didn’t give up.

The Crude Leaking Into Seattle’s Waters

A highly flammable byproduct flowed from oil tankers into an area stormwater system for at least a year before state regulators inspected the problem.

Russia Tries to Erase Its Memory

The Ministry of Justice is doing its best to shut down Memorial, the organization first headed by Andrei Sakharov, that is at the heart of civil society.

How High Fashion Saved the Ballet

The classic arts are having a tough time—labor disputes, slashed budgets, and a struggle to fill seats. But the New York City Ballet seems to have found the answer: Valentino.

Keep the Holiday, Lose Columbus

Honoring Columbus is an idea whose time has past. That is not to say that we don’t have plenty in our history that merits a day of celebration.

How the Pentagon Strangles Its Best Jets

The U.S. wants to keep its $55 billion bomber program under tight wraps. But that’s hardly ever worked before. And it is almost certain to fail this time.

Frustrated Novelists Hate Screenplays

Filmmaker David Cronenberg on the origins of her first novel ‘Consumed,’ his distaste for the screenplay, and why he’s looking forward to somebody destroying his book in the future.

This Sports DJ Could Decide the Senate

He’s the most listened-to sports host in Kentucky, and he may just help decide one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country.

Dispatch From the Ebola Ground Zero

Corruption, suspicion, and a lack of doctors all add up to a growing calamity in Freetown.

War on Women Continues, Just Quieter

Republicans are still saying crazy stuff about women. Just not quite as crazy as what Todd Akin said. Will women—and the media—notice?

‘The Snappening’ Is Real

In the wake of widespread celebrity hacking, a third-party Snapchat client dubbed SnapSaved was reportedly breached, leading to the biggest leak of personal photos ever.

Carol Is The Walking Dead’s Real Hero

Forget about Rick Grimes. Season 5’s blood-soaked premiere establishes that Carol is a butcher and now The Walking Dead’s most fascinating—and formidable—character.

Rand Paul Wants You to Be Very Afraid

What’s with the Kentucky Senator’s ceaseless fear-mongering around the Ebola scare? Because to the GOP, scaring voters is good for business.

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows

The Sunday shows were in full Ebola panic mode today, stoking fears that it could spread further in the United States. PunditFact checks the talking heads against the record.

Should US Ebola Health Workers Worry?

While the U.S. public is not any greater danger from Ebola, health care workers remain at risk.

From Didion To Dunham

Joan Didion’s trailblazing nonfiction set a forbiddingly high standard, but a slew of idiosyncratic writers are proving that her example may be inimitable but it is also inspiring.

Can We Lose the Violent Muslim Cliché?

Most Muslims, like most people everywhere, are peaceable and law-abiding. So why are we continually inundated with images and hate speech perpetuating this harmful lie?

Kobani’s Last Stand Against ISIS

In a stunning show of bravery the Kurdish men and women holding Kobani—helped by the U.S., hindered by Turkey—continue to hold out.

The Week’s Best Longreads

From porn-y Dungeons & Dragons to caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

The Week in Viral Videos

From an anime hologram pop star performing on Letterman to the return of the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Carlton dance, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

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