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Articles October 2013

Getting It Right on Obamacare

Nouri Al-Maliki Asks America For Help in Defeating al Qaeda Affiliate in Iraq

World Reacts to Polio in Syria

Why Democrats Should End Nomination Filibusters

The 15 Hottest New Apps at Dublin’s Web Summit

Your iPod (Most Likely) Won’t Bring Down the Plane

The Forgotten Reign of England’s Lesbian Queen

Jack Nicholson Deserves a Better Biography Than This

Best and Worst Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2013: Miley Cyrus, Kate Upton and More

What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’

Most Popular Halloween Costumes Through the Years: 1985-2013

Alina Szapocznikow Gum Photos at Andrea Rosen are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

What We Didn’t Know About Israel’s Agreement to Renew Negotiations with the Palestinians

Prosecutors Allege Affair Between Rebekah Brooks And Andy Coulson

NSA Accused of Peeping On The Pope

Famous for Not Being Famous: Enough About ‘Stoner’

America is Not the Next Greece

Settler Violence: Think of It Like Burning Down a Jewish Business

British Vogue Taps John Galliano as Guest Fashion Editor; Christopher Bailey Wins WGSN's Hall of Fame Award

Eat Your Halloween Pumpkin and Save the Planet!

Ding Dong, You Have Lice

The Red Sox Win the World Series: Big Papi By the Numbers

Cressida and Harry Spend Weekend At Sandringham Party

Democrats March on the South to Hold Senate Majority in 2014

Spike Lee on Blackface, ‘Oldboy,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ and The Brooklyn Nets

Welcome to the Most Haunted Graveyard in the World. Safety Not Guaranteed.

River Phoenix’s Fatal Halloween, 20 Years On

Christie Brinkley’s Hair2Wear Wig Line

Venezuela Unveils Orwellian Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

Christie Brinkley’s Hair Evolution

U.N. Prepares for Regional Polio Outbreak in Syria and Lebanon

Why It’s Time to End Blackface, Finally

Ken Cuccinelli’s Libertarian Love Affair

‘Hocus Pocus’ Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat

Republican Infighting Over the Farm Bill Infuriates Farmers

Meet the Facebook Police

Chucky, the Possessed Doll, on His Favorite Kills—and Katherine Heigl

Nixon, Obama, and How We Lost Trust in the U.S. Government

The Truth—and Tragedy—of Drone Warfare

E.W. Jackson Slams Facebook Mogul In Email

Obama’s Defiant Obamacare Defense in Boston

Murdoch’s News of the World Editors Admit To Phone-Hacking

Suzanne Somers’s 13 Craziest Quotes: Sex, Adam Lanza, Patrick Swayze, and More

Instagram’s Sex Censorship is Inconsistent and Hilarious

Alison Elizabeth Taylor at James Cohan is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

At West Bank Funeral, Palestinians Express Rising Support for Armed Resistance

Best Maryland Accent Ever In Montana Political Ad

Israel's Latest Prisoner Release is an Unconvincing Goodwill Gesture

America’s Start-Up Silver Lining

Sebelius in the Hot Seat

U.S. Embassy In Australia Promotes Anti Drone Movie

Chris Brown Enters Rehab, Miley Cyrus Carves Racy Pumpkins

Libertarians: The Great White Hope

Suzanne Somers Responds To Critics, Says She Has A Thick Skin

Fact-Checking Suzanne Somers’s Claim That Obamacare is a Socialist Ponzi Scheme

American Dreams, 1993: The Road to Wellville by T. Coraghessan Boyle

A Dread Disease Spreads in Syria

Ted Cruz Advocates Overruling 100-Year-Old Supreme Court Case

Hardcore Mixed With Honey: ‘Bitter Rivals’ and the Evolution of Sleigh Bells

Karl Lagerfeld Charged With Defamation; Naomi Campbell Calls Out Victoria Beckham

Knesset Speaker Boycotts French President's Visit to Israel

Brown University’s Campus Liberals vs. Free Speech

The Best of Chloé ‘Attitudes’ (PHOTOS)

From Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga, Stars Who Look Like They’re Dressed For Halloween (Photos)

Pakistan’s Gay Community Quietly Breaking Barriers

Matthew McConaughey In ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: From Bongos to Oscar Contender

10 Abandoned Cities You Wouldn’t Want to Visit Alone (Photos)

Ann Patchett: How I Write

The Drug War Is Over (If Obama Wants It)

Hulu is the New Netflix: Why You Should Watch ‘Behind the Mask’

A ‘Wicked’ Decade: How a Critically Trashed Musical Became a Long-Running Smash

Iran’s Nuclear Black Box

Voting for Slavery? Jim Wheeler Gets Into Hot Water

How Virginia Democrats Are Winning on Gun Safety

Cottle on GOP's 'Best Hope'

No Denial From Bret Stephens Re. Yeshiva University Panel Slurs

Our New Look

All Terrorism, Both Jewish and Arab, Must Stop for Talks to Succeed

Robert Rauschenberg Photos at Pace/MacGill are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Hurricane Sandy’s Soaked Memories

Eminem and Rihanna Release 'Monster,' New 'X-Men' Trailer Hits the Web

Rubio's Immigration Flip-Flop

IDF Posts Fairuz Video, Raises Internet Hackles

Kanye West Slams Louis Vuitton; Jeremy Scott Named New Creative Director at Moschino

Authorities Test Roma Man To See If He’s Missing Boy Ben Needham

The Obamacare Ripoff: More Money for Less Insurance

‘Got Milk?’ Turns 20: Best Ads From the Iconic Campaign (PHOTOS)

Meet Fusion, Obama’s Favorite New Cable Channel

Paula Abdul Celebrates Bat Mitzvah in Israel

Still Fighting A Year After Sandy

Ken Cuccinelli Making Bad Candidate History in Virginia

Moe Tucker’s Tribute to Velvet Underground Bandmate Lou Reed

When Mars Attacked 75 Years Ago—And Everyone Believed It

Working As A Male Model

New York’s Oldest Bar Stays Afloat

Elliott Sailors: Female Model Turned Male Model (PHOTOS)

Enough Already on HealthCare.gov. Don’t You Remember Medicare Part D?

‘Reflektor’ Makes Arcade Fire the Biggest Band in the World

How Daniel Radcliffe Became Harry Potter And Other Masterpiece Theatre Tales

Prankster or Politician? Jay Stamper Says His S.C. Senate Bid Is Real

Felicia’s Letter to Leonard Bernstein: ‘You Are a Homosexual and May Never Change’

Sam’s Club Republicans Vs. the Tea Party

Henry Selick on Directing ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Emma Donoghue’s Book Bag: Five Whorestoricals

Hezbollah Prepares for Syria Showdown in al-Qalamoun

Penn State Pays Up—and Will Likely Pay Up Again

Chinese Embroidery at the Metropolitan Museum is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

New Guidebook Tells Reporters How Not to Write About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

State Department Rejects Graham’s Demand for Benghazi Witnesses

Lady Gaga Releases ‘Venus,’ Chris Brown Could Face Jail Time

Britney Spears’s Music Is Used to Fight Off Somali Pirates (Stop Laughing)

Grover Norquist Slams Ted Cruz

Despite Hebron's Importance, Israel Will Have to Give It Up

Toward a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

Syrian Hackers: We Hacked Obama’s Twitter Account

Rebekah Brooks Phone Hacking Trial Begins In London

McDonald’s Ditches Heinz To Keep Burger King Out of Its Business

The Kennedy Court Stunner

‘Blue is the Warmest Color’: See What the Sex Scene Looks Like In the Graphic Novel

Jay Z Speaks Up About Barneys

Arrested for Learning Torah in Hebron

Israel Resumes Cooperation with U.N. Human Rights Council

Hillary, 16 Years After

‘No Woman, No Drive’: Behind the Viral Video

Jacques Azagury on Recreating Diana's Dresses For Naomi Watts

Congress Can Become Civil and Productive if Moderate Voters Demand It

Robyn Lawley: Why The Dangerous ‘Thigh Gap’ Trend Makes Me Mad

Russell Brand: Not Quite a Messiah

Remembering Grace Kelly

The Strange Power of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Harrison Ford Discusses ‘Ender’s Game,’ Drone Warfare, Vietnam, and Playing A Badass President

American Poet: Remembering Lou Reed

In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer

The GOP’s Racial Handicap

Brooklyn Mother, Four Children Allegedly Slain by Jealous Cousin

Robert Capa at 100 (PHOTOS)

Hurricane Sandy: Then and Now

This Week’s Hot Reads: October 28, 2013

How Military Veterans Led Sandy Volunteer Efforts

Lou Reed Lives! Why the Man With the Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart Isn’t Dead

Michael Musto: Lou Reed Made Me A Believer—In Transvestism, Prostitution, and Lou Reed

In The Good Wife’s Explosive ‘Hitting the Fan,’ That’s Exactly What Happens

What Lou Reed Was Really Like: Legs McNeil’s Tribute to the Velvet Underground Legend

In Praise of Parks

Avlon: 'Twitter is Your Homepage'

Lou Reed Dead at 71: His Life in Music

Sunday Talk: Should Sebelius Go?

Lou Reed Dead at 71: His Life in Photos

In Praise of Parks

The King David You Never Knew

Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie

Fringe Factor: End Homosexuality With a Class Action Lawsuit

Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight

Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians?

Business Longreads for the Week of October 26, 2013.

LED Baby, Ylvis’ ‘Massachusetts’, Hoop Dreams, and More Viral Videos

The Man with the President’s Ear, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and JFK

The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay

Out of the Ruins of the Second World War

From Hollywood Socialite to Catholic Missionary

David Hockney’s “A Bigger Exhibition” Opens at the de Young Museum

My Week At An Austrian Fat Camp

Fire the Crackpots of Congress! (And Replace Them with New Crackpots!)

The Week in Photos: October 25, 2013

Block Party: From Freddie Mercury to Angkor Wat, Amazing Lego Sculptures (PHOTOS)

The World’s Most Subversive Soap Operas

A Tribute to Divine, Hollywood’s Most Infamous Drag Queen

Cruz in the Cornfield

David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition at the DeYoung Museum (PHOTOS)

Hillary Clinton’s Soft Launch in Upstate New York

The Week in Nostalgia: ‘Halloween’ Turns 35, Butch and Sundance Debut, and the iPod is Born (VIDEO)

The Republicans’ Food Stamp Fraud: It’s Not About Austerity

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

Medicine Bedevils Pregnant Women With Too Many Warnings About Risk

‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse

The 11 Best Fashion Instagrams

Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard

“I hear Gore’s voice and I want so much to be with him”

Barely Legal, Sometimes Mature: Should Porn Raise the Minimum Age to 21?

Justin Long Responds To Jonathan Franzen Over His ‘Mac Guy’ Criticisms

The Week’s Best Longreads for October 26, 2013

Sochi’s Furtive Gay Clubs

Friday Night Lights Out: The Concussion Debate Hits the Texas Youth Leagues

President Lincoln’s Twitter Mole

‘Mirages’: Anaïs Nin’s Intimate, Unexpurgated Diaries

Clooney’s Satellites Detect Sudan Threat

Excerpts From a New Johnny Cash Biography Capture His Iconoclastic Genius

Miley Cyrus, Madonna & the Week in Celebrity Selfies (PHOTOS)

Banksy Snapped? This Is Allegedly a Photograph of the Graffiti Artist at Work in New York City

What Bret Stephens Said At Yeshiva University

Nikki Finke 'Locked Out' of Deadline, Planned Exit Gets More Tumultuous

Sheldon Adelson’s ‘Bomb Empty Iranian Desert’ Comment

Martin Honert at Matthew Marks is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Jewish Americans, Get On Board the Immigration Reform Train

Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money

Naomi Campbell Channels Michelle Obama For W Magazine; Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom Split

Little Maria’s Real Roma Mother Found In Bulgaria

Obama Can’t Blame the Republicans This Time

The Second Oldest Profession is Here to Stay

Why is the E.U. So Willing to Compromise on Settlement Guidelines?

The NSA Scandal According to...

Ben Affleck Was ‘Reluctant’ to Play Batman, Nikki Finke Confirms Deadline Exit

Why Are Israelis Tone Deaf to Incitement Against Palestinians?

IDF and Hamas Engage in Direct Communication Via Twitter

Social Media is So Old Even the Romans Had It

Palace Denies Telegraph Claim That Charles Sees Kingship As Prison-like

New Revelations in JonBenet’s Unsolved Death

Kate Says George Was Such A Good Boy At His Christening

NBC’s ‘Dracula’ Sure Is Sexy, But It Isn’t Scary

How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016

Where Are the World’s Best Restaurants? A Look at the Changing Landscape of Michelin’s Gold-Star Winners

Johnny Knoxville: My 6 Favorite ‘Jackass’ Pranks, From 'Terror Taxi' to 'Bad Grandpa'

The House of Shock Is Terrifying Its Guests and Causing Controversy—and the Zombies Who Run the Show Are Loving It

Boxers, Be Brave and Quit Before Your Brain Turns to Mush

Inside ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ And The Year’s Most Controversial Sex Scene

Obama, Congress Get Back to the Immigration Fight

Lech Walesa: Obama Couldn’t Accomplish What I Did

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Vicious Rift on the Right

Giancarlo Giammetti’s Private Life Captured in “Private GG”

E.U. Fight Club: Russia Dukes It Out With Ex-Soviet Satellites Over E.U. Membership

The Big Idea: Craig Venter On the Future of Life

Giancarlo Giammetti’s Private Life

From Kate Middleton to Miley Cyrus, the Best & Worst Dressed (PHOTOS)

Will Cotton's Candy World at Pace Prints (Photos)

The ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Feud and More Actresses Who Were Terrorized By Directors

What’s Got Jay Z Tongue-Tied?

Israel as a Totem for Jewish Identity

The Official Prince George Christening Photos Are In!

Congress Warms Up for the Sebelius Circus

The Obligation to be Interesting: James Wolcott’s “Critical Mass”

Obama Finds Healthcare.gov’s New Hero

Hagel Set to Scuttle Internal Think Tank

Tony Lewis, American, Jew, Remembered

Why The Zombie Tea Party Won’t Stay Dead

Why Sheldon Adelson’s New 'Rethink Israel' Website Is Doomed to Fail

Transparency Is 'The Only Play'

How I Became Obama's Spiritual Adviser

Investigation Into Madeleine McCann Disappearance Reopened in Portugal

Ed Ruscha at the Hirshhorn Museum is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Internet Gushes Over Jamie Dornan’s ‘50 Shades’ Casting, Tom Hardy Cast as Elton John

Roma Face Persecution Across Europe In New Baby Stealing Panic

American Student Slashed In London, Police Eye “Muslims Patrols”

'Naked Rowers' Pose For Charity To Help Fight Homophobia

EU Backs Away From Settlement Sanctions

The World's Most Tech-Savvy Art

Jil Sander Leaves Her Namesake Label; Calvin Klein to Design Drake's Tour Wardrobe

Still Killing Time: John Grisham Talks Broadway and “Sycamore Row”

How the White House Mystery Tweeter Fell

"Forgotten" Prince Charles on Cover of Time

Mike Lee Has Gone Too Far For Utah

Saudi Fears and Mysteries

294 Dinosaurs Once Walked on This Wall in Bolivia

The National Security Agency, Narcissism, and Nationalism

The Tea Party’s War on Comedy

No Country for Old Moderates

My Friend Jean Paul Gaultier, By Dita Von Teese

Special Interest Money Has Upended Judicial Elections, Says New Report

Colleen Ritzer Is the Second U.S. Math Teacher Slain in Two Days

The Great Medicaid Swindle

‘Blackfish’ Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity

Obama’s Tea Party Cousin Takes Credit for Push Against Sebelius

9 Things Kathleen Sebelius Has Time For

Brazil Crowns Transgender Beauty Queen in Daring New “Miss T” Contest

Remembering The Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On

Scott Walker Investigated in Secret Wisconsin Probe

The Obamacare Success Stories

You Killed My Son…And I Forgive You

Fired White House Tweeter Accused Official of Leaking Stuxnet

Once Key Players in the Revolution, Egypt's Workers Stand Down

Chris Burden at the New Museum is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Blonde Child Reunited With Roma Family After Irish Police Blunder

Grayson’s Folly: What the Tea Party and the KKK Have in Common

de Blasio on the Defensive

‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Feud Heats Up, Jeremy Piven May Be Delaying ‘Entourage’ Film

Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind

The Greatest ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ Episodes

Exclusive: The Flaming Lips’s ‘Ender’s Game’ Theme and Wayne Coyne’s Favorite Movie Music

Writers on Their Difficult—And Not So Difficult—Breakups with New York City

New Report Cites Half-a-Million War Related Dead in Iraq

Banksy Bails Due to “Police Activity”

Up to Speed: The Red Sox and Cardinals World Series Showdown

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Legacy

Condé Nast Ends Internship Program

Meet Jamie Dornan: ’50 Shades of Grey's' New Christian Grey

‘Anchorman 2’ Trailer: Ranking the 10 Best Quotes (VIDEO)

Kate Middleton Wears Alexander McQueen to Prince George’s Christening

Rogin: @natsecwonk 'Rude' and 'Misguided'

Melissa McCarthy Defends Her Elle Cover; Vittorio Missoni's Remains Recovered From Plane Crash

Israeli Forces Set Up Checkpoint in Jenin Village

30 Years After the Beirut Bombing We Have Learned Nothing

Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?

Obama’s 2012 Campaign Prepped for Disaster. Obamacare Didn’t.

Time Bandit: Donna Tartt’s “Goldfinch”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Carlton Gebbia Really Practices Witchcraft

The Murdoch Omerta

Morgan Freeman Says WTF to GOP, Dishes on ‘Last Vegas,’ ‘12 Years a Slave,’ and Batfleck

A History of Britain’s Royal Christenings (Photos)

Nevada Teacher Mike Landsberry Survived War. He Was Killed in Class.

Mike Enzi Takes on Liz Cheney

15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London

University of Florida Basketball Pick Born Without Half an Arm, Plays Great Ball

RINO Hunting Season Opens in Earnest With End of Shutdown Drama

Britney Spears’s ‘…Baby One More Time’ Turns 15: The Making of an Iconic Music Video

Texas Judge Carlo Key Flees the GOP: ‘These Are Not My Values’

Scott Turow: How I Write

First Picture as Prince George's Godparents Named

Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name

Paul Ryan Calls On Kathleen Sebelius to Resign

Rick Perry To Announce Texas A&M Campus in Nazareth

In a Weapons Shell Game, Russia Is Still Arming Syria

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and the Craziest Celebrity Wedding Proposals (PHOTOS)

Steve Mumford at Postmasters is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Another Fatal Shooting in Las Vegas

Kanye West Proposes to Kim Kardashian, Charlie Hunnam Talks ’50 Shades’ Exit

Apple Launches New iPads in Effort to Boost Sales

The Other Reason Palestinians Build Tunnels in Gaza

A Judge Sees the Light on ‘Voter Fraud’ Laws

Another Blonde Haired, Blue Eyed Child Is Found Living With Roma Gypsies In Ireland

Buy That Breast Milk!

The Graham Dynasty’s Last Hurrah

Once Again, the Anti-Defamation League Defames

A Few Good Bits in a Pretty Bad Jobs Report

Lorraine Schwartz Designed Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring; New York Passes Labor Law to Protect Child Models

Where Does Geneva Leave Us?

Palestinian Youth, Jailed by Israel for Facebook Statuses, Released

Jason Bell Named As Official Christening Photographer

Iconic Craig McDean

Slavery As ‘Innovation’ and Other Provocative Ideas: What I Learned From Henry Louis Gates’s ‘Many Rivers to Cross’

Obamacare’s Vermont Fail

Six Key Parts of a New Report That May Change Your View on Drones

People Are Using Instagram to Sell Their Guns...and It’s Mostly Legal

Yes, We Scan: Why the NSA Collected Intelligence on Mexico and France

Ken Cuccinelli’s Last Stand in the Virginia Governor’s Race

A New Book Gives A Rare Glimpse Into The Life of Lucian Freud

Alec Baldwin Uncensored: On His HBO Doc, Bloomberg, Polanski, and The New York Times

A Walk Through History-Filled Princeton

‘Prism’ Review: Katy Perry Perfects the Pop Blockbuster

In Latest Killing of Egypt’s Christians 2 Young Girls Slain

Dick Cheney Is Back and Rejuvenated, and That’s Bad News for the GOP

Why Billy Collins Is America’s Most Popular Poet

Craig McDean’s Fashion Muses: Amber Valletta, Kate Moss, and More

Wall Street’s Disconnect

Rescued by Racism: The Blonde Maria and the Dark Roma

Prince George’s Christening Will Reveal Kate and Will’s Closest, Most Loyal Pals

Anas al-Liby’s Health Care During Terror Trial Could Gouge Taxpayers

A Game Called The Tribez: Inside the City-Building Behemoth

Another Journalist Joins the Obama Administration

Sevres Vases at the Metropolitan Museum are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

If You Want To Be Politically Irrelevant, Support BDS

“No Excuse” For Obamacare Rollout Problems

‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Flock to Fake Walter White Funeral, Rihanna Kicked Out of Mosque

Tom Donahue Has Some Sharp Words for Ted Cruz

The GOP’s Moral Failures

This Week’s Hot Reads, Oct. 21, 2013

Smog Overtakes North-Eastern China

Google Fights the Censors

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s ‘Do What U Want’ Is Pure Pop Heaven

Rihanna Gets Turned Away From Abu Dhabi Mosque; Prince George Will Wear Replica of Historic Royal Gown at Christening

The Mysterious Case of Maria, Greece’s Fake Roma Child

Two Blockbuster New Reports on Settlements

The Chief Rabbinate Proves Jews Would Be Better Off without It

I Do! New Jersey Gay Couples Get Married (Photos)

Egyptian Doctor's Family Rejects Yad Vashem Recognition

Business Longreads for the Week of October 19, 2013

The Tea Party, Not Democrats or Republicans, Is the Problem

Hillary Clinton Vs. the GOP Boys’ Club: Fighting for the Female Vote

Why Money Is the Root of All That’s Wrong With Washington

Inside Israel’s Frenemy Diplomacy With Turkey

Tina Brown on the Obamacare Cock-Up

Michael Steele on the ‘I Told You So’ Caucus Getting the Shutdown Right

Why We Are Under the Spell of Survival Movies

Murder, She Wrote: Jayne Anne Phillips on Her New Novel

Let’s All Stop Feeling Sorry for JPMorgan Chase Having to Pay Billions

Miley Cyrus, Walter White, Oprah: Your Pop Culture Halloween Costume Guide

Are Polisario Camps Becoming Prime Recruiting Grounds for al Qaeda?

Egypt Rages Over Proposed Protest Ban

Republicans Don’t Really Care About Reducing America’s Debt

Supersize Me, Your Honor: Liebeck v. McDonald’s and Our Era of Ambition

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’

The Walking Dead ‘Infected’ Recap: There Will Be Exploding Faces

Chronicling Genocide: Inside The Khmer Rouge (PHOTOS)

Sunday Talk: October 20, 2013

Tiona Rodriguez Charged After Dead Fetus Found in Bag at Victoria’s Secret

Khmer Rouge’s Bloodiest Murderers on Trial

A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism

Obamacare’s Rollout Is a Disaster That Didn’t Have to Happen

The Woman Who Saved Solomon

The Twilight Vindication of George H.W. Bush

Dane Dehaan Is Hollywood’s Homicidal Darling

Fringe Factor: South Carolina Mayor Won’t Apologize for Anti-Gay Rant

Norman Mailer: A Life Lived Loud

Joshua DuBois Got Schooled by Obama, the Marriage Counselor in Chief

Why Albert Camus Remains Controversial

Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock Play ‘Chopsticks,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody, and More Viral Videos

First Look: 'Lone Survivor'

The Masculine Mystique: Inside The Men's Rights Movement (MRM)

Hani Abbas Extends the Vital Tradition of Political Cartooning in the Mideast

Warhol's Glorious Rat Pack

The 13 Best Fashion Instagrams

10 Best Off-Season Adventures (Photos)

Gun Rights Advocates Descend on the Alamo for a Well-Armed Gun Rally

Anonymous, Maryville And The New Vigilantism

Nairobi Mall Attack: Al Shabaab’s Scandinavian Connection

Video Killed the Porn Star: The VHS and Fast Forwarding Revolution

Wired Executives Find that Disconnecting Can Help Spur Creativity

Obama Would Be a Fool to Pursue Immigration Next

Gay Marriage Comes to Chris Christie’s New Jersey on Monday

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Bags of Swank: The Unlikely Alliance Between Churchill and George VI

What are the Best Novels on Music?

What Happens When White Women Have Black Hair?

Ja Rule on Life in Prison, His 50 Cent Beef, New Film & Finding God

‘Gravity’ Hauls in Viewers Both Desperate and Indiscriminate

Radio’s Mark Levin Might Be the Most Powerful Conservative You Never Heard Of

Hermann Göring’s Shrink and the Perils of the Nazi Mind

The Week in Photos: October 18, 2013

Style Icon: The Lupita Nyong’o Lookbook (Photos)

White Women, Black Hair: Photos From Endia Beal’s ‘Can I Touch It’?

The Week in Nostalgia: ‘Fight Club’ Hits Theaters, Cyndi Lauper’s Album Drops, and More (VIDEO)

The Week’s Best Longreads for October 19, 2013

Stars Who Citi Bike

Nicki Minaj’s Pasties, Kim Kardashian’s Butt, and the Week in Selfies (PHOTOS)

The Speaker Who Spoke for the Whole House

Jim DeMint’s New Obamacare Attack: It Wasn’t Approved

In Syria, Palestinian Refugees Made Refugees Again

Mark Levin-Ron Johnson Fight Explains the Shutdown Perfectly

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Adad Hannah at Confederation Centre is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Honeywell CEO to Washington: Don’t Squander Our Heritage

Connecticut Obamacare Rollout Is Remarkably Breakdown-Free

Miranda Kerr Reportedly Won’t Walk in This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; Gucci Receives $144.2 Million in Counterfeit Damages

The Art of the Selfie

From Taylor Swift to Avril Lavigne, Best & Worst Dressed of the Week (PHOTOS)

Details Behind Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Feud, Katy Perry Leaks New Album

Eminem’s Homophobic ‘Rap God’ Lyrics Are Getting a Free Pass

Why HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare Website, Doesn’t Work

It's Time to Think Creatively About Getting Settlers on the Side of Peace

Court Orders Likud to Halt Campaign Against Jaffa Mosques

Malala Meets The Queen

As Kate Bounces Back And Flashes Tummy At Volleyball Game

The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film

The GOP’s Uncertainty Strategy Is Killing the Recovery

Pierre Omidyar, Investigative Journalism’s New Patron Saint

Hashbag Wants to Help You Navigate the Instagram Flea Market

Can Pedophiles Help Themselves? A Book’s Provocative Take on Sexuality

The Ted Cruz Armageddon Is Coming

Diablo Cody’s Personal (and Directorial) Paradise

Obamacare’s Most Engaged States

Give Dame Judi Dench the Damn Oscar for ‘Philomena’

New Yorkers Are Calling Out Banksy

The Deadliest Botox Has Arrived

‘Walmart Moms’ Are Furious With Washington

The Company That Built Obamacare Is Doing Better Than Ever

Mitch McConnell Is Now Tea Party Enemy No. 1

Why House Stenographer Dianne Reidy Snapped

The Art of the Selfie

Jamaican Bobsledder Tal Stokes Takes to Reddit and Reveals ‘Cool Runnings’ Was Mostly Made Up

Kim Kardashian Posts Revealing Post-Baby Instagram of Butt, Internet Goes Crazy

The Wacko Birds Will Fly Again

Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security

The IDF Eid Crasher

Who's Afraid of the Right of Return? A Response to Kathleen Peratis on BDS

The President Is Pissed Off

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: Ranking the Best Wes Anderson Movie Trailers

Gohmert Responds to McCain's Dimwit Dig

'Let's Make Government Work Better'

Don't Offer Sanctions Relief to Iran

Up to Speed: Five Facts About the Debt Deal

Hillary Clinton Receives First-Ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service; Karl Lagerfeld to Teach Master Class in Paris

Iran Willing to Discuss Snap Inspections of Nuclear Facilities

Iran Willing to Discuss Snap Inspections of its Nuclear Facilities

Harry's Late Night Trip To Nando's

Morrissey on Fergie

Cressida Bonas's Risqué Film Role Comes Back To Haunt Her

The Shutdown According to Everyone Else

After the Bloodbath

Cory Booker is Heading to Washington

SNL's Kenan Thompson and the Invisible Black Women of Comedy

Erich Priebke: The Nazi Nobody Wanted

Oliver Stone on the Tyranny of Obama’s ‘Exceptional’ America

Speed Read: 13 Juiciest Bits From Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’

The 15 Best Things to See at Frieze

10 Years of VMAN

Behind the Smiles in Geneva, No Concrete Progress in Iran Negotiations

America’s Tiniest Town Is Sold And Renamed PhinDeli Town Buford, Wyoming

Remembering Corinne Day

With the Govt Open it’s Time to Repair National Security

Hitman Network Says It Accepts Bitcoins to Murder for Hire

Portrait of FDR as a Young Man: How He Became a Radical

Inside the GOP Surrender

White Collar’s Matt Bomer Picks His Favorite TV Duos

Obamacare Is Winning in Kentucky, Thanks to Steve Beshear

The Abysmal, Pathetic Obamacare Rollout

Punch and Poetry: Slàinte to New Irish Fiction

The Man Who Made America: Simone Winchester Talks New Book

Now Charles Sounds Off About ... Pension Funds!

Stenographer Starts Shouting During Debt Limit Vote

‘Boy Parts’ Proves ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Is the Boldest Drama on TV

McCain Trashes Part of Debt Deal

A Lexical Life Raft for the Government Shutdown

House Republicans Throw In the Towel

If You Want Two States, Support BDS

Has Banksy Been Identified?

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