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Articles November 2014

The Oath Keepers Patrol Rooftops in Ferguson—The Facts Behind This ‘Mysterious’ Militia Group

The $44 Million Teflon Don of the NFL

Dispatch From USC Protests over Ferguson

Did ISIS Attack Kobani from Turkey?

Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies?

Putin’s Health Care Disaster

American Rock Gods: Guy Webster's Intimate Portraits

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 24-30, 2014

‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year

Chernobyl Drones, Star Wars and More Viral Videos

Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism

Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram

The Student Loan Crisis That Isn’t About Kids at Harvard

House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama

China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

The Modern Artists the Nazis Favored

In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her

Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had

The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble

Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction

We Need More Ferguson-style Grand Juries

Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’

A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth

America's Long History of Racial Rage

GOP Flack Throws Shade at First Teens

Mubarak’s Acquittal Signals Complete Triumph of Military Over Arab Spring

The Hunger Games Economy

How to Fight Corruption With Game Theory

Russia’s Freest Website Now Lives in Latvia

Sexism Begins in the Toy Aisle

New York’s MIA Mayor Faces Tough Choice Between Protestors and Police

Inside a Female Circumcision Ceremony in Kenya (PHOTOS)

Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life

The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers

Headmasters Behaving Badly

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Taylor Swift in Your Life

OMG, I Want This House: Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos (Photos)

Seven Must-read Stories About the Chuck Hagel Meltdown, Hitler’s Favorite Dictator and the Continued Failure of Health Insurance

How Immigrants Will Save Social Security

Week in Photos: November 29, 2014

Make These Barefoot Contessa Chicken Pot Pies

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Andy Warhol in Your Life

Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor

The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero

The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Angelina Jolie in Your Life

The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains

‘Asteroids’ and The Dawn of the Gamer Age

Have Sperm, Will Travel: The ‘Natural Inseminators’ Helping Women Avoid the Sperm Bank

Christie Bows to Iowa’s Pork Kings on Gestation Crates

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer: Stormtroopers, John Boyega, and the New Millennium Falcon

Black Friday: Hell Is Other Shoppers

Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup

Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’

Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times

Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’

Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster

From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper

Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk

The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel

Why Harvard's Asians Are Invisible

Why Voters Love Common Core

It’s Always Black Friday for Clerks

Jaw-Dropping Shots of Earth From Above

Paris, City of Light, in Black and White (Photos)

Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex

Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark

The Mole Man’s Tunnel to Nowhere

Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’

Shia LaBeouf Claims He Was Raped During His Performance Art Project #IAMSORRY

The Baptism of Michael Brown Sr. and Ferguson’s Baptism by Fire

The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris

Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns

Ex-Spy Anna Chapman, From Russia Unloved

Bubonic Plague Is Back (but It Never Really Left)

We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus

From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note

12 Thanksgiving Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work

Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’

Patriotic Philanthropy: Not an Oxymoron

Rand Paul’s Many Leather-Bound Books

The Birth of the Novel

Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam

Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery

‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson

What Does It Feel Like To Be Catcalled?

Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools

For Ricky Jackson, a Just Verdict—But 39 Years Too Late

Drawing on the Memories of Syrian Women

The Disappearing Cops of East St. Louis

Thanksgiving Favorites, With a Twist

Was Justice Served in Ferguson?

Ferguson Protesters Across the U.S. React on Instagram

A Turkey's View of Thanksgiving

The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby

90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America

‘Sailor Moon’ Is an Oasis for Superheroes Who Can Save the Universe in Heels

Talking Tofurky With Newly Vegan Cory Booker

What Trait Do Bill Cosby’s Defenders Share?

Walmart Lifts Black Friday’s Curse

Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life

How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive

Amanda Knox: A Mother’s Obsession

The Most Insane Weapons Seized at JFK (Photos)

Congress Debunks Congress’s Nuttiest Benghazi Theories

Confessions of a Turkey Killer

The Race to Be Hillary’s Karl Rove

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Weekend TV Guide: Must-See Marathons, Specials, and Parades

The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson

Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All

Movies to See or Skip Thanksgiving Weekend: ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and More

Day 2: Ferguson Protesters Take to the Streets Across the U.S. (Photos)

Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe

Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room

Badass Women of Science History

The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

Sovereign Citizens Are America’s Top Cop-Killers

In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge

Tearful Kate Weeps After Meeting Mother Whose Baby Died

Chris Rock, Katy Perry, and More Celebrities React to Ferguson

The IRS Email Double Standard

I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech

Michael Brown’s Stepfather Tells Crowd, ‘Burn This Bitch Down’

Raging Protesters Set Ferguson on Fire

America's Front Pages of Ferguson Aftermath (PHOTOS)

To Stop ISIS, Britain Is Set to Stop Free Speech

The Coming Battle for a New SecDef

Millions Promised for Ebola Not Adding Up

Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix

Anna Kendrick on Feminism, #GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack

The Death of the English Eccentric

James Patterson Goes Full ‘Fahrenheit 451’ With Burning Book Video

The Veteran Who Took Home the National Book Award

How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars

U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS

Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months

‘Girlhood’: Coming of Age in France’s Projects

The Liberal Case Against Illegal Immigration

Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics

Darren Wilson Wasn’t Indicted—the System Was

Fury at the Ferguson Decision (Photos)

Mike Brown Dies, a Generation Comes Alive

Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America

Ferguson’s Grand Jury Bought Darren Wilson’s Story

Justin Bieber Isn’t Even 21, Yet Makes More Money Than Meryl Streep

What It's Like To Be Ambiguously Ethnic

Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing

Rocking The AMA Red Carpet: The Winners and Losers

Why Were Cosby Reports Ignored For So Long?

It's No Surprise Chuck Hagel Is Stepping Down

SNL Parodies Schoolhouse Rock Hilariously, Gets A Lot Wrong

‘Archer’ Season 6 Exclusive: Watch Six ‘Certified’ Videos and See the FX Series’ New Key Art

An Ivy League Frat Boy’s Shallow Repentance

My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare

Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism Leaves the Disabled Behind

How I Stopped My Rapist

Freedom From Fear for Dreamer Kids

How Clausewitz Invented Modern War

The Black Hole Tango

Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004

From ‘The Good Wife’ to ‘The Imitation Game’: Matthew Goode Wages His Charm Offensive

The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows

With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again

Want President Hillary? Then Primary Her

Mrs. Manson, Hometown Antihero

Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction

Drawing Room Coup at Brideshead House Forces Out Simon And Becci Howard

Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground

Garbage In, Power Out

Solar Powered Ski Lift

Roberta’s Restaurant Owner Brandon Hoy Unleashes His Inner MC

The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism

The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale

Obama has the authority on immigration and Rick Santorum focuses on the wrong numbers. PunditFact checks the talking heads against the record.

Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry

Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace

‘Mockingjay’s’ Mastermind: Francis Lawrence on the Book vs. Movie, ISIS Parallels, and More

American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’

The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio

Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos

What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear

How a GOP Senate Can Help the Poor

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 17-23, 2014

What It Takes to Fix American Education

The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney

Inside the Metropolitan Opera’s Insane Year

Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights

Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?

No Wonder Cosby's Keeping Quiet: He Could Still Be Prosecuted

Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts

‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis

A Navy Vet’s Case for Gun Control

Pregnant Kate Could Vist China Early Next Year

Politics End In Halifax As Democratic and GOP Senators Seek Common Ground on National Security

Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’

Harry Chats With Ginger Spice Geri At F1 In Abu Dhabi

Meet the Rescue Pilots of 'Ebola Air'

The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture

Why 2016’s Hopefuls Are Hopeless

Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again

The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors

The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obession

The Nuclear Deal That Iran’s Regime Fears Most

Week in Photos: November 22, 2014

I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’

Why We Can’t Quit Calling Presidents ‘Kings’

Do They Know It’s Time To Stop Band Aid?

Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush

Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality

Papers, Please: Police State Cigarettes

Prisoners in the Congo: 50 Years After the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis

Team Clinton Prepares for the Other Side of If

Why Darren Wilson Will Walk

The Immigrants Obama Left Out

How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign

Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty

Ferguson Protesters Harass Black Police, Call for Darren Wilson’s Death

Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa

How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out

Hillary Adviser: Bush-Portman Ticket Could Doom Dems in 2016

Mexican Protesters Look to Start a New Revolution

Iran’s Blogfather Walks Free After Six Years in Jail

Is Cricket Flour the New Protein Powder?

Ferguson Tensions in Black and White

Beyonce’s New “7/11” and “Ring Off” Will Give You Reason to Live (And Dance)

Why Did Obama Flip-Flop on Immigration?

The Latest "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets"

Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister

The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story

Six Must-read Stories About Isis’s Last American Hostage, Ebola Scaremongering And Hollywood’s Long, Sordid History

What It’s Like to Wake Up Dead

Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?

The Pope’s Risky Trip

The Multimillion ‘Clairvoyance by Mail’ Scam

Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?

How WWI Produced the Holocaust

Feminism Has Gone Too Far

The Internet Embedded in Your Head

Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness

The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust

Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick

Hillary Gets a Challenger and He’s a Marine

‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters

Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush

The Agony of Cosby’s Biographer: Why Mark Whitaker Ignored Rape Allegations

To End HIV, Stop Violence Against Adolescent Girls

Eminem’s Rape Fantasy with Iggy Azalea: The Tired, Juvenile Misogyny Needs to Stop

How UVA Is Failing Its Women

Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign

Newsflash: Bill Cosby Is Not Cliff Huxtable

What We Know About the FSU Shooter

The Witty Wisdom of Mike Nichols

Out of the Birdcage: How Mike Nichols Made Gay Culture Mainstream

Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Adiós to the Diva Duchess

Annie Leibovitz's 'Pilgrimage' (Photos)

Mike Nichols' Greatest Hits: 'The Graduate,' 'Angels in America,' 'The Birdcage,' and More

The Grisly History of Japan’s “Black Widows”

The Problematic Hunt for a ‘Gay Gene’

The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola

The Coming GOP Freakout Over Immigration

The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm

Annie Leibovitz Talks About ‘Pilgrimage,’ Susan Sontag, Vogue & More

'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet

An African Dictatorship’s Friend in D.C.

The Insane Swedish Plan to Rate Games for Sexism

Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie

The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand

Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline

Florida Cops on What Ferguson Can Learn From Trayvon

Media, Dress Smart For Kate

Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More

When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’

Could This Be the First Pro-Choice Republican on a National Ticket?

The Fight to Ban ‘Birth of a Nation’

Mary Lambert: Spoken Word Poet (And World-Class Singer)

Behind the ‘Today’ Show’s Latest Meltdown

These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Bill Cosby Foe Hannibal Buress Joked About Date Rape

The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras

Don Lemon and the Rest of Society Don’t Understand How Rape Works

Why the Keystone XL Pipeline May Not Be Built

East Ukraine: Back in the USSR

All Hail Shingy, AOL’s Goblin King

‘Pick-Up Artist’ to Be Banned from UK

WATCH: "Lake Effect" Snowstorm Batters Buffalo

A Year of Snow Dumps on Buffalo (PHOTOS)

After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada?

Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV

Could El Chapo Go Free?

Rand Paul Beats Ted Cruz, Saves NSA From ‘Reform’

Christopher Nolan Explains Interstellar’s Big, Hotly Debated Twist

The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic

George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead

Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to Democrats: Grow a Pair

The Radicals Who Slaughtered a Synagogue

The Man Who Invented the Word ‘Genocide’

Wanted: Less Terrible Political Coverage on TV

Sight Unseen: Cezanne’s Mysterious Wife

It’s Not Just Cosby: Hollywood’s Long List of Male Scumbags

This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art

Short Stories From the New China

A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned

The Definitive List Of Uber Horror Stories

Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater

Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?

White House Orders Review of Hostage Policy

Tax Dollars to Care for Ebola Docs

ISIS' Latest Beheading a Betrayal

Alibaba’s Dark Side: Censoring Customers

Harry Reid Is Tight With the UFC

What Should I Call the Man I Love?

Charles Manson, Ted Bundy & Other Notorious Jailhouse Weddings

Pope Francis Raffles Off His Swag to Help the Poor

Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer

Showing the Faces of Its Murderers, ISIS Shows Its Global Reach

The Odd Couple: Jerry Seinfeld and Rapper Wale

TRAILS: The Tool That Tracks Truth and Lies On Twitter

Mass Murder in the Holy City

The Republican Rainbow Coalition Is Real

Rape, Lies & Videotape in Ferguson

Drone ‘Shortage’ Hampers ISIS War

Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels

Testing Cosmo’s (Awesome) New Lesbian Sex Tips

‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love

The Truth About ‘Friends’

Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer

Call Her Miss Ross, Fashion Superstar

The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable

GOP States’ Hitlist: Abortion, Unions & Hillary

The Next Greatest Generation

Killer Classic Movie Stills: ‘The Shining,’ ‘Casablanca’ & More

Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?

To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money

Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace

Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage

When Your Comic Hero Is an Alleged Rapist

The Bill Cosby Controversy Stages of Grief

The Hot and Cold of Everyday Life (NSFW)

The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA

Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake

Exclusive: Obama Orders Hostage Policy Review

‘Ask a Lesbian’ Something Different

The White House Reactivates Its Army of Celebrity Obamacare Endorsers

ISIS: We Nabbed an Iranian Drone

How Far Does $1 Go Around The World?

Was Flying Hero Doctor With Ebola to the U.S. the Wrong Call?

Solange Knowles Fashion Lookbook

Bill Maher’s Newest Rule: Vote!

Why Prince George Won't Be Coming To NY and DC With Will And Kate

The NFL Runs on Piles of Painkillers

Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom

Eastern Ukraine Braces for ‘Full-Scale War’

The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation

How Liberia Is Beating Back Ebola

A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage

Is Obama Done Playing Footsie With Assad?

The New Cruzians Are Ready to Make Life Hell for Mitch McConnell

The ‘Morning Joe’-ification of Eric Cantor

Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs

There’s No Conspiracy in Ferguson’s Secret Jury

Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up

Hip-Hop Psychology: Using Music to Fight Mental Illness

It’s Time to Stop Hating Katherine Heigl

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

From POTUS to SCOTUS: Obama’s Big Move?

Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ Will Change Nothing

How Your Pacemaker Will Get Hacked

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 16

The Most WTF Music Video of the Year: Wang Rong’s ‘Chick Chick’ is ‘Gangnam Style’ on MDMA

Murder Videos Recruitment Tools for ISIS

I Shot Bin Laden

Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper

For Rent: Priceless Historic Sites

The Progressives’ War on Suburbia

Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album

How Sicko Priests Got Away With It

Cumberbatch Impressions, Dad Sings ‘Blackbird’ to Dying Son, and More Viral Videos

How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?

Awaiting the Grand Jury, Dread in Ferguson and America

Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise

RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’

God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…

Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin and Assad

How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 10-16, 2014

Beijing's New Stealth Jet: Made in China

How Monty The Penguin Won Christmas: Britain’s Epic, Emotional Commercials

What ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Has in Common with ISIS Videos and Killing Bin Laden

Think You’re Invincible? Here’s Why Open Enrollment Matters

Heart of Darkness: Americans Alone in The Taliban Valley

Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley

Journalists + eBay Billionaire = Chaos. The Troubles at Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media

Living in Louisiana’s Tragic Health-Care Limbo

Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day

The Good Old ‘Mad Men’ Days of Photographer William Helburn (Photos)

Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star

The King of Postmodern Cool Is Reborn in ‘Ash Vs. The Evil Dead’

The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL

7 Must-Read Stories About Vladimir Putin, America’s Biggest Prescription Drug and a Night With a Libertarian Porn Star

Pyongyang Primer: Kenneth Bae Comes Home

Week in Photos: November 15, 2014

Now Gay Marriage Is a GOP Problem

Why the FBI’s Suicide Note to MLK Still Matters

For Obama, Hell Week Has Arrived

‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon

Honoring the Late John Doar, a Nearly Forgotten Hero of the Civil Rights Era

Model Prisoners: Australian Mug Shots From the ’20s

Erect Nipples, Blindfolds, and ‘50 Shades’ of Deja Vu

Can American Adults Label the 50 States?

Why Vermont Paid Gruber $400K

MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real

ISIS Changes Its Communication Strategies

In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees

Guys Recreate the Kim K Butt Photo

Putin Is Lying on Ukraine—and the West Can’t Stop Him

Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion

Kate Middleton, the Preggers Fashion Princess

Can the President Be Impeached Over Immigration?

David Bowie Goes Big Band in New Music Video

ISIS Keeps Getting Better at Dodging U.S. Spies

Think Putin’s Bad? Wait for the Next Guy

Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.

Chicago’s Real-Life 'Nightcrawler'

The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer

Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas from Abominable Killjoys (Other Christians)

Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'

Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?

The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark

Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’

The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler

Chuck Todd’s Lousy Obama Takedown

What If the United States Had No Attorney General?

The Singular Artist of New Yorkistan

Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.

The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off Its Hypocritical Rebrand

#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt

Yemen’s a Model All Right—For Disaster

A Reminder: Our Justices are Politicians in Robes

UK Reporter’s Anti-Banker Rant Goes Viral

Americans Tricked Into Using Foreign Accents (NSFW)

The Pentagon Is Officially Clueless About the ISIS War

‘Clueless’ Then and Now

What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?

Ted Cruz saves America in This Right-Wing Coloring Book

Young Elephant Takes on 14 Lions and Survives!

Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project

Liberia’s Ebola Famine

Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney

Meet the Julia Child of Weed

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

Riot Prep Could Fuel Ferguson Violence

How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York

Goldie Taylor―Reality Check: There Are No Swing Voters

Denis Johnson’s Beautiful Apocalypse

Hunting for a Real-Life Hagrid

Can God Beat the NRA?

Is Ready for Hillary Ready to Fold—or Work With Candidate Clinton?

McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran

How Obama Endangered Us All With Stuxnet

Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything

What the Hell Happened in Vermont?!

Feminist, Bae, Turnt: Time’s ‘Worst Words’ List Is Sexist and Racist

Illustrator Maira Kalman Selects ‘My Favorite Things'

A Respectable, Non-Exploitative Story About Kim Kardashian’s Bare-Naked, Greased-Up Ass

That Time Kim Kardashian Freaked Out About Being Captured Nude on a Magazine Cover

Rescue at One World Trade Center

China Is Financing Putin’s Aggression

The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh

Earthlings, We Landed on a Comet

How Does Slang Become Slang?

On the Frontline of the Digital Battlefield

Is ‘The Lost Gospel’ Book a Fraud?

10 Magazine Covers You Should Look At Instead of Kim Kardashian’s Ass

Can Fareed Zakaria Survive A Plagiarism Firestorm?

The U.S.-China Climate Deal Is Mostly Hot Air

Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment

Occupied SUV Fired On With AK-47

11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap

Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan

The Tragic History of Southern Food

How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’

Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew

War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots

Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface

Let’s Get Rid of ‘Plus-Size’ for Good

Liberia’s Ebola Corpse Squads (PHOTOS)

How to Run a Statewide Campaign on $38

Will GOP Govs Really Rescue Obamacare?

How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook

Abortion in Missouri Is the Wait of a Lifetime

Freshman Year Sucks—and That’s OK

Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer

My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star

Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet

Al Roker, Sleepless in 30 Rock for #Rokerthon

Jesus Christ, Baby Daddy?

Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved

On the Verge of a New Cold War

Star Wars Street Harassment: The Force Awakens

Thousands of Putin’s Troops Now in Ukraine, Analysts Say

Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs

Confused About Consent? Ask a Porn Star!

Ponzi-Scheming Pastor Fleeced His Flock Out of Millions

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Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit

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The Addictive Curse of ‘Let’s Plays’

Gay Marriage Chaos Begins

[NSFW] Fox News Anchor Tragically Mispronounces "Huckabee"

It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country

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Bid on CIA’s Osama Action Figure, Lewinsky's Lingerie, and More at This L.A. Auction House

Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives

GOP Senate Can't Resist a ‘War on Women’

ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels

Bill Bratton Scolds Giggling Audience at American Justice Summit

The Blacklist’s Frustrating Fall: Keen’s a Keeper, but Red Regresses

Ohio Elementary School Teacher Charged With Raping Her Son

When Dudes Greet Dudes

Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only’ Lyrics Video Is Like a Loose Adaptation of ‘Mein Kampf’ ft. Drake

Ukraine Could Explode in the Next 48 Hours

Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned

What Does Apple Make When It Sells You an iPhone?

A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads

‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing

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One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA

The McConnell Friend Obama Just Hired

Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’

I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk

Mexico’s Murderous SWAT Teams

Lebanese Christians Gun Up Against ISIS

Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind

Scroguard, Galactic Cap, and More: Will Anyone Wear Normal Condoms In the Future?

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Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats?

In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU

Arkansas’s Blue Collar Social Conservatives Don’t Know What’s Coming

Mick Hucknall Admits: Yes, I 'Probably' Have Slept With Over 1,000 Women

Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On

The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal

All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson

Bringing El Salvador Nun Killers to Justice

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How Democrats Can Recover

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Harry Marks Remembrance Day in Afghanistan

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Christopher Dickey Remembers the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea

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Hey, Dems: He’s Just Not That Into You

How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall

Asian Americans Are The Country’s Fastest Growing Swing Vote

The Most Stunning View Ever of Planets Being Born

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Lena Vs. The Feminist Police

When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth

Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats' Midterm Massacre

Fixing a Dysfunctional Family: Congress

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Intersexuality and God Through the Ages

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 3-9, 2014

Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?

Why North Korea Released Two Americans

Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art

To Free American Prisoners, America’s Top Spy Goes to North Korea

‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism

The ‘Stop Chris Christie’ Movement Begins. Good Luck With That.

Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues

Kevin Spacey Stars as a Frank Underwood-like Warmonger in ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’

The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece

We're All Living on The Supermarket Plantation

The GOP Senate: A New Utopia Dawns

Remembering Kobani Before The Siege

Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery

The Thrilling, Traumatic Lives of Teens: The Fall’s Best YA Fiction

Herbie Hancock Holds Forth

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Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York

7 Must-Read Stories About A Belgian Prince, Weed in Congress and NSA Profiteering: The Best of The Beast

Russia Preps Its North Pole Invasion

The Photojournalist Who Stared Down Ebola

Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?

Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive

For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch

The Booze That Saved America

Is This Country Star the New Wendy Davis?

Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun

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Using Art to Shed Light on the Forgotten Rape Epidemic (Photos)

Jon Stewart: Taylor Swift ‘Smart Choice’ For NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador

Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism

Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Story Is FUBAR, Special Ops Sources Say

Gas is Cheaper Than Everything

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Pamela Anderson Is Israel’s No. 1 Fan

Family's Best Friend Charged With Murdering Them All

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A Wall Falls and a Cold War Ends (PHOTOS)

The Kremlin Is Killing Echo of Moscow, Russia’s Last Independent Radio Station

These Women Are Labias to the Wall Funny

Astronauts Make a Water Bubble... IN SPACE… IN 3-D!

‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing

Ebola Is Destroying Liberia’s Vaccination Program

Stuck in the Lamestream: Sarah Palin TV Barely Registers on the Web

Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene

Joan Rivers: The Playboy Bunnies Weren’t Sluts!

All The Wrong Reasons to Ban Gay Unions

Iran’s Horrific Human-Rights Record

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The Christian Right’s New GOTV Motivator

If Twitter Won’t Handle Its Massive Harassment Problem, These Women Will

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Feature: The Prince and The Poachers

Chicago Priests Raped and Pillaged for 50 Years

Spies Warned White House: Don’t Hit Al Qaeda in Syria

Is Al Sharpton Running New York City Hall From the White House?

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Are Politicians Too Dumb to Understand the Lyrics to ‘Born in the USA’?

A Novel About a Novelist ‘Like’ Naipaul

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From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Louis C.K. ‘Stand Up’ for Soldiers

The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims

25 Least Affordable Colleges (Photos)

Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?

25 Colleges with the Worst Return on Investment (Photos)

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A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo

25 Happiest Colleges (Photos)

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What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News

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Was the Unabomber a Eugene O’Neill Fan?

The Real Reason Democrats Lost

The Very Rich Should Divorce Very Quietly

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To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage

Is Columbia Failing Campus Rape Victims?

How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’

The Prince and the Poachers (PHOTOS)

What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight

How’d the GOP Win? By Running Left

Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks

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All These AIDS ‘Cures’ Are a Fantasy—One That Can Cause Real Harm

North Korea’s Propaganda Art Exhibit in London

China’s Gay Hook-Up App Is a Cash Cow

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Obama: Lamest Duck Ever?

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In Press Conference, Obama Turns Conciliatory—Mostly

Meet the Hollywood Power Couple Who Bet Big on the Midterms—and Lost

Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama

Did Joran Van Der Sloot Fake His Prison Shanking?

NBC’s Today Show ‘Hires’ Pippa Middleton

Fox News Election Panelists Dress Up As Cowboys

The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola

The Real Election Winner: Weed

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Meet the Future Mrs. Benedict Cumberbatch

Scott Walker: Too Boring to Beat

The Tiniest Jackson Pollock

Darkness at Noon Prayers: Inside the Islamic Police State

Do We Still Hate Anne Hathaway?

Digging the Gold in Dylan’s ‘Basement’

Fighting Ebola and Starvation in Sierra Leone

Goldie Taylor―How the Lame Democrats Blew It

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Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons

TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That

Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?

Very Hot, Very Nude: Jeremy Kost’s Men

Hey, Creeps, ‘Compliments’ Are Harassment, Too

Benedict Cumberbatch Announces Engagement in The Times

Mitch’s Brotastic Victory Bash

In Texas Cruz, Perry Crow Over GOP Rout

Kay Hagan's North Carolina Crash

Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide

GOP Shocks Democrats in Governor Races

For Conservatives, Liberal Tears Taste Sweet

Blue Massachusetts Goes Red, Picks Charlie Baker for Governor

Meet the New Bachmanns

Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout

Georgia Democrats Fall Hard

Republican Wave Carries Maine Governor Paul LePage to Victory

Tea Party Firebrand Wins Big in Iowa

A GOP Star Rises in Colorado, Beats Udall

Mary Landrieu-Bill Cassidy Louisiana Senate Race Heads to a Runoff

Fraudster Beats Faker as Florida Gov. Rick Scott Wins Re-Election

In Arkansas, The House That Bubba Built Crumbles

New Hampshire Says ‘No’ to Interloper Scott Brown

Cory Booker Wins Big in New Jersey

Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?

Amanda Knox, Cub Reporter: The Convicted Murderer Is Now Writing Theater Reviews for a Small Seattle Paper

‘Mike Brown Can’t Vote but I Can’: Casting a Ballot Against Police Brutality

Independent Greg Orman Stands Up Against GOP Attacks

Libyan Troops Go Wild in England

Everything You've Ever Wondered About Being a Lesbian

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Coach K: Obama Is a Bad Coach in the ISIS War

Judge Could Smash Marijuana Law

If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday

U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life

Will White Feminists Finally Dump Lena Dunham?

Baseball’s Problem Is Politics’ Problem

See the Met’s ‘Klinghoffer,’ Then Judge It

Sharyl Attkisson: ‘I Don’t Care What People Think’ About My Reporting

Trans in the Holy Land: ‘Marzipan Flowers,’ Tal Kallai, and the Shattering of Israel’s LGBT Taboos

The Democrats’ Simple Midterm Weapon

Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’

The Most Interesting Place to Be Tonight

Former Providence Mayor & Ex-Con Buddy Cianci's Redemption Tour Goes Bust

Can Anyone Make Space Safe for Civilians?

Relax—Both Parties Are Going Extinct

Mitch McConnell’s Big Day: A Turtle Suns Himself

With Ernst and Gardner, Republicans Think They’ve Found the Formula

Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe

Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple

Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away

NSA Chief Bet Money on AT&T as It Spied on You

Return of the Northeastern Republican

Meet Your New ‘Hot Mugshot Guy’: Sean Kory, Fox News’ Public Enemy No. 1

Are Richard Branson's Expectations Unrealistic, Unproductive?

Kurt Cobain’s Moody 1988 Mixtape: A Wormhole into the Strange Mind of a Rock Legend

Can Richard Branson Bounce Back From His Space Disaster?

Why You Shouldn't Fear the Flu Shot

Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’

Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy

Home Depot Spoof Ad Shows That Robots Can’t Save Shoppers’ Marriages

What's Turning the Tide in 2014 Senate Races?

Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending

Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect

Picasso: Where Photographs Meet Art

Revealing The Unseen Picasso

Ganja Vs. Geezers in the Sunshine State

Bernie Sanders Is Showing Us the Socialist Way to Run for President

John Kasich: The GOP’s Hobbled 2016 Dark Horse

Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance

Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’

Ebola Could Deal a Death Blow to Africa’s Wildlife

Why You Can’t Tell the Truth About Race

Is This the Beginning of the End for Blacks and Dems?

Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With

In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama

The Airbnb of Home-Cooked Meals

Ted Cruz, Accused of Being ‘Sidelined’ for the Midterms, Shows Off Schedule

Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine

The True Story of ‘The Elephant Man’

This Weeks Hot Reads: November 3, 2014

Yes, Independent Swing Voters Are Real. And May Decide Who Wins Elections

The Strangest, Cheesiest, Most Brazenly False Political Ads of 2014

The Pentagon May Finally Have a Plan to Keep America on Top

How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations

Princess Beatrice Gives Up Her Virgin Galactic Dream

Parks and Regeneration

Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now

The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape

‘They Don’t Call It SEAL Team 6-Year-Old for Nothing’: Commandos Clash Over Tell-All Book

Clues From SpaceShipTwo’s Wreckage: Did the Crew Compartment Fail?

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 2

Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?

The Barabbas Theory of Voting: Bible Story Shows Tough Choices for Midterms

What's With This Surge in Jazz Bashing?

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2014

Is the Pope Catholic? Critics Rally Around Benedict As Talk of Schism Looms

Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil

A Conservative Explains Why The GOP Could Lose

Nik Wallenda’s Blindfolded Tightrope Caper: Defying Death Over The Chicago River

Why You’re Happily Married and Having an Affair

Harry Potter Raps, The Catcalls Heard ‘Round the World and More Viral Videos

OMG, I Want This House: Bridgehampton, NY (Photos)

Before Ditching His Top Aides, Obama Should Look in the Mirror

Election Day In The Big Sleazy

Explosion of Cute: Inside the Superfan Mania of Hello Kitty Con 2014

The Sistine Chapel Gets Mood Lighting

Russell Brand’s Revolution For Morons

The Magazine That Made—and Unmade—Politicians

He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles

Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!

Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.

And Here Come 2014’s Willie Hortons

Who Controls the Senate Controls the Courts

Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question

Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole

America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico

What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?

Will Chris Christie Bow to Iowa’s Pork Kings?

Where Does Obama Stand on Assad?

The Queer Genius of Film Director Derek Jarman

New Orleans’ Carnivalesque Day of the Dead

Alright ‘True Detective,’ You Got Me: Taylor Kitsch Is a Woman’s Man

The Man Who Invented the Paparazzi: Elio Sorci

7 Must-Read Stories about Tim Cook, Amelia Earheart and Slut-o-Ween: The Best of The Beast

Founding Fathers Loved Drunk Voters

Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?

Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy

Assuming GOP Does Take the Senate, Dems Have Nothing to Fear

Day of the Dead Comes to New Orleans (PHOTOS)

Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween

Will Arkansas’ Prohibition Finally End?

Blurred Lines at NY Sketchbook Museum

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