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Articles December 2013

Ted Cruz’s Canadian Panic

Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club

Detroit’s Real-Life Ron Burgundy

Thanks to the GOP, 5 Million Americans Won't Get Health Insurance

Our 10 Favorite Multimedia Projects of 2013

Soccer Star Nicolas Anelka, Spurs Player Tony Parker Under Fire For Neo-Nazi Salute

The Person of 2013 Is… Xi Jinping

Shorter GOP: Spending on the Poor is OK When It’s for Drug Tests!

Tom Coburn Says 2013 Was ‘One of the Worst Years for the Republic’

Phoebe Philo Honored by the Queen; Jay Z and Beyonce End Veganism

Happy New Year! 2014 Celebrations Around the World

Fergie's Latest Dramatic Weight Loss

Confessions of a Romney Baby Bully

Robin Roberts’s Coming Out Party

Murder, Dame Angela Lansbury Wrote

The Economy’s Secret Success in 2013

Reel Numbers: ‘Paranormal Activity’

Want Hope in 2014? Forget Politics, Focus on Energy and Medicine

‘Dhoom 3’ Review: Bollywood’s Baffling Blockbuster

Can Robots Fall in Love, and Why Would They?

The Best Columns of the Year

Drink to Your Health? How Alcohol Might Actually Be Good for You

The Year in Awful: Worst Columns of 2013

Obama’s Defining Fight: How He Will Take On the NSA’s Surveillance State in 2014

15 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions

Most Surprising (and Disappointing) Movies of 2013: ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Pain & Gain,’ More

The Breakthrough Style Stars Who Owned the Red Carpet in 2013 (Photos)

New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1913: How We Celebrated 100 Years Ago

Best Luxury Boot Camps to Get Fit in 2014

Animal-Rights Activists Bully Dying Italian Girl

NSA Stabs Silicon Valley in the Back

Chinese Embroideries from the Metropolitan Museum are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Heads Roll in the NFL: The 5 Coaches Who Lost Their Jobs Today

Up To Speed: 4 Things To Know About The Russia Bombings

The Best Hot Reads of 2013

A Minimum Wage Increase Is Great, but Full Employment Would be Better

Obama Loves ‘Breaking Bad’ Because Of Course He Does

Children Upset As Queen Declines Bouquets

Prince William To Study At Cambridge University

How The Queen Banned Kate and William's Dog Lupo from The Royal Christmas

Twitter’s 10 Favorite Journalists

Can Dems Spin Obamacare in 2014?

Did the Times Get Benghazi Right?

Prada Casts Second Woman of Color; Miley Cyrus Covers LOVE Magazine in Pink Mohawk

Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher In Coma After Ski Accident

The Art of Strategy: Or How to Fight and Lead Better

The 2013 Novel of the Year Is…

Edward Snowden and Pope Francis Broke America’s Political Deadlock in 2013

The Deaths You Missed This Year

15 Giants Who Died in 2013

From LuluLemon’s Bad Year to Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian’s Baby Bumps, The Year in Fashion News

Moral Courage TV: Alejandra Ancheita

The New, Not Necessarily Improved, Chris Christie

Best Movie Performances of 2013: Joaquin Phoenix, Sandra Bullock, and More

20 Most-Anticipated Art Exhibits in 2014

Obama’s Failed Outreach to Syria’s Islamic Front

The South Sudan Clashes Are No Tribal War

Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014

A&E Ducks for Cover by Forgiving Phil Robertson

Why the ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy Could Hurt Democrats

Our Pop Culture Wish List for 2014

New Report on Benghazi

Yes, There IS Evidence Linking al Qaeda to Benghazi

China Propagandizes Rape Of Nanjing Survivors

The Best and Worst Dressed Celebrities of 2013 (Photos)

Rob Ford, Kid President, What the Fox Say?, and More Viral Videos

Read This, Skip That: The Best of The Daily Beast in 2013

The Year in Chinese Science—And Science Fiction

The Best of Fringe Factor: A Year in Review

How to Fight for Freedom in 2014

Felicity Jones Is Bound for Stardom

While the World Watched: The 1944 Warsaw Uprising

The Most Extreme Explorers of 2013

The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers)

10 Quotes to Live by in 2014 From John Wayne, Kierkegaard, and More

Britney Spears’s Vegas Show Is a Big Fat Hit, Obviously

Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

Assad Blamed For Beirut Car Bomb Assassination Of Lebanese Politician

The 13 Best Songs of 2013: Lorde, Kanye West, Beyoncé, and More

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads of 2013

Newtown's Heartbreaking Final Report

Champagne Goes Rogue

2013: The Year in Photos

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

The Best Celebrity Selfies of 2013 (PHOTOS)

From Cara Delevingne to Kim Kardashian, the 11 Best Fashion Instagrams

Rob Ford and the Sleaziest Pols of the Year

The 10 Best Books on Literary Drunkenness

Republicans’ Unemployment Shame

These Are The 15 Supplements to Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet

Vigoda and Rampling Revive Roles Cut By Tarantino and Coppolla

The NCAA’s Big Gay Choice: Chick-fil-A or Equality?

Fake It Like Batman: Welcome to The Real Fight Club

Recidivism And The Guantanamo Exception

Seven Things the Do-Nothing Congress Did

Patton Oswalt Sounds Off On Stand-Up’s Critics and Why Comedians Should Win Oscars

Reel Numbers: 'Lone Survivor'

The Daily Beast’s Best 2013 Travel Reads

The Busy Person’s Guide to Becoming a Fitness Minimalist

Fitness Tracker 101: Everything You Need to Know About Your New Gadget

The Year in Fashion Scandals

Study: Exercise Could Be The Key to Mitigating the Christmas Weight Damage

10 Best Plays of the Year: Richard III, No Man’s Land, and More

Five Tea Party Challengers: The Ted Cruz Wannabes

No Sex For Six Weeks After Giving Birth? It’s Too Long!

Send in the Drones? Retailers Ruined This Christmas

Margaret E. Knight's Paper Bag at MoMA is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Santana's Homeless Bandmate

The New Auteur of Iran: Asghar Farhadi Reinvents Domestic Drama With ‘The Past’

President Obama Needs Kanye West

The Hottest Constitutional Amendments of 2013

Surviving Life in a ‘70s Sex Commune

The Best Beasts of 2013 (Photos)

Bo and Sunny Obama Are Definitely The Leaders of the Political Pets Pack

After a Lousy Year, How Obama Can Turn His Presidency Around

The GOP's History of Sexist Hillary-Bashing

The Music Industry Is Dying? Great

To Dream a Dream: Georges Perec’s Night Visions

Syria's Messages To America

Happy 30th Birthday, Alexander Wang!

The Best of 2013’s Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Why Do You Hate Justin Bieber?

Perfect Your Ho-Ho-Ho’s at the Top Santa-Training School

Inside the Wild World of Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Facebook Defenders

America Joins the Developed World, Thanks to Obamacare

What's Really Killing Athletes With Concussions?

The Model Diaries: The Rush of Rejection in Paris

Hairy Harry Keeps His Magnificent Polar Beard For Christmas as Prince George Is A No-Show

What You Missed But Shouldn’t Have In 2013

How George Washington Celebrated Christmas

Christmas Customs Around the World

Why We Should Read World History

The True Gifts of Christmas Are Life, Love, and the Mystery of God

Meet Butters, the Christmas Dog Model

How to Recover from Christmas

Stars Dressed as Santa: Miley Cyrus, Jake Gyllenhaal, Katy Perry, More

Reel Numbers: ‘Justin Bieber’s Believe’

The GOP Decides to Play Scrooge as Millions Lose Benefits

Preventing South Sudan’s Civil War

Christmas Misfits Unite

Jonah Hill on ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Prosthetic Penises, and Finance Douchebags

This Week’s Hot Reads: Dec. 24, 2013

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Finally Collide in ‘August: Osage County’

Mike Huckabee’s Bully Pulpit: Economic Populism

Crushing Christmas: How to Win Every Argument

Is The Middle East Losing Faith In America As An Ally?

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small

Moral Courage TV: Rosemary Dew

Best Books About the Rest of the World

11 More Epic Anchor Flubs (Video)

Threats Preceded High-Rise Suicide, New York Mom Says

Persecution Can't Stop Xmas Cheer

From Julia Roberts to Meryl Streep, the Best '80s Power Suits (PHOTOS)

Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens in Love

Kim Jong Un & The Myth of the Reformer Dictator

The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments in 2013

Sneak Peek at AMC's 'Game of Arms'

Adoration by Ethel Parsons at Saint Bartholomew Church is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Americans are Clear: Obamacare Just Isn't Liberal Enough

Kate Winslet’s Bear Rocknroll & Other Crazy Celebrity Baby Names of 2013

Rachel Zoe Gives Birth to Second Baby Boy; Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair Reportedly End Feud

Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus

Thai Opposition: Yingluck Will Leave Or Die

Pussy Riot Roars Out of Prison

Where’s the Anti-War Left on Iran?

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un, Big Pimpin’ in the Hermit Kingdom

Harry's Polar Heros Get Home In Time For Christmas

Viva Hate: Inside the World of Morrissey

This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth

How Santa Hurts Christmas

The Cult of Canada Goose

Meet the Musicians Behind (Almost) Every Movie Trailer Score

Finally! ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Is Hollywood’s First 1990s Period Piece

Must-See: The Best Art Exhibits of 2013 (Photos)

Mark Wahlberg Discusses ‘Lone Survivor,’ Kate Moss in Playboy, the Red Sox, and More

Sarkozy Plots His Comeback

Dmitriy Kanarikov Kills Himself, Son in Fall From New York City Tower

'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead Is the Queen of Calling Bullshit

Is Tim Armstrong the Lazarus of Aol.?

Step Aside, Clark Griswold! The World's Most Extravagant Christmas Light Displays (Photos)

Get Your ‘Duck Dynasty’ Bobblehead in Time for Christmas

American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back

Phil Robertson, A Modern-Day Rosa Parks

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s Perfect, Cameo-Filled 'Saturday Night Live'

Obama's Worst Year Ever?

Benghazi Suicide Bombing: Is Libya al Qaeda’s New Hotbed?

11 Best Fashion Instagrams

Lena Dunham Calls Out R Kelly on Twitter

Classic Stars on the Slopes (Photos)

Polygamy, the Bible’s Ultimate Family Value

Fringe Factor: Phil Robertson, a Modern-Day Rosa Parks

The Seven Most Heartwarming Ads of 2013

Seriously, ‘Die Hard’ Was a Novel Before It Was a Movie and a Good One

Vatican Science on Christmas and Creationism

The Strangest and Most Surprising Recordings of 2013

J.Law Gets Busted For Sex Toys, #XmasJammies, and More Viral Videos

Hopes for Religion in 2014 Include Tolerance, More Women, Less Politics

A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor

Obama vs. Orwell—The Biggest Fight of His Second Term

Al Qaeda Growing Rich Off Ransom Payments

Spike Jonze’s 13 Best Music Videos: Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Fatboy Slim, and More

Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and More of the Week’s Best Celebrity Selfies

The Craziest Fashion Innovations of 2013 (Photos)

Hitler’s Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece

The Week in Pictures: December 21, 2013 (Photos)

New England’s Crazy Christmas Tree Tradition

How ‘Her’ Gets the Future Right

The Drink All You Want Holiday Wine

How Lobbyists Will Keep You Hooked on Vitamins

A New Installation in the French Alps Allows Visitors to Walk Off the Highest Mountain Peak

Lawrence of Arabia Became Popular as the Dashing Antithesis of the War in Europe

The Crossword Puzzle Turns 100: The ‘King of Crossword’ on Its Strange History

Dismantling the Surveillance State

Hey Buddy, Wanna Dab? Inside The Mainstream Explosion of Cannabis Concentrates

The Week’s Best Longreads for December 21, 2013

Pajamaboy, Call Your Boss

Duck! Reality TV Returns Us to the Dark Age of Tribal Warfare

Obama Counters an Agitated Press Corps With Optimism

Obama Skirts Snowden Question

Malerie Marder's Prostitutes at Tonkonow are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Vimeo Presents: The Top 10 Videos of 2013

Bad News for People Who Like Bad News

Where to Find Us After Open Zion

Corker To Oppose U.N. Disabilities Treaty Ratification

Why You Should Train Like an Athlete (Even If You Aren’t One)

Love Trumped Rules for Fired Methodist Rev. Frank Schaefer

Kate Upton Takes the Big Screen; Vogue Breaks its Own Health Initiative... Again

Liberal Zionism in the Era of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

World Will Be 40 Percent Richer By 2018

Israel Officially Enters E.U.'s Horizon 2020 Program

The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs

New York’s Nanny-State E-Cig Ban

Why We Should Raffle Off More Art

PrincGeorge To Accompany Will and Kate on Antipodean Tour

Democrats Are Going on Offense on Obamacare

How Jennifer Lawrence Took Over Hollywood. (It’s Not Just Because of Her Charm.)

Montana’s Real-Life Walter White

From Michelle Obama to Julia Roberts, Best & Worst Dressed of the Week

Why Reality Stars Like Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Can’t Be Real

Terrorists for Human Rights

Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2013: Miley Twerks, Beyonce Lip-Syncs and More

The Perfect Book for Every Man in Your Life

Reel Numbers: 'Grudge Match'

The Light Bulb Is Dead. Long Live the Light Bulb!

Preventing South Sudan’s Inferno

Obama’s Panel on Domestic Spying Abuses Didn’t Pull Its Punches

13 Trends to Leave Behind in 2013

Does Pope Francis Have A Woman Problem?

The Cat's Meow: Top 10 Destinations for Feline Fanatics

20 Stars Fired From Movies: Samantha Morton in ‘Her,’ Ryan Gosling, and More

Christie and Immigration, the Shock Troops and the In Crowd

Duck Dynasty Congressman Backs Robertson

Exclusive: Obama Declines to Add Names to Russian Sanction List

Why Is Putin Pardoning His Political Enemies?

The White House Takes Baby Steps Toward Drug Sentencing Reform

Two Men Convicted Of British Soldier Beheading

The Irish Sports Betting Company Sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea

The Two-State Solution After Open Zion

The Right's Case of Affluenza

Rising Stars of 2014: Amy Schumer, Ariana Grande & More (PHOTOS)

Husain Haqqani on America’s Diplomat Shame

Improvements in Public Education May be One of Mayor Bloomberg’s Most Important Economic Legacies

IAC Creates Match Group

Anthony Vaccarello to Design for Versace Versus; Ferragamo Wins Over $4 Million in Counterfeiting Case

IAC Creates Match Group

The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Hypocrites

Just How Huge Was Beyoncé's Album?

Robert Motherwell Collages at the Guggenheim are the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Where to Find APN's News Nosh

After Fleeing War and Genocide, African Refugees in Israel March for Freedom

Beitar Jerusalem Soccer Fans Vandalize Quran of Opposing Team

Feds Delay McDonnell Indictment

Hacking Trial's Unwelcome Royal Christmas Present

Kate Middleton’s Phone Was Hacked, Court Hears

Huckabee 2016 Would Give Iowa to Christie

West Virginia ‘Heathers’: Was Skylar Neese Murdered by Her Best Friends?

Helmet Haute Couture: The Invisible Helmet Revolutionizing Bike Safety

E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be

The Strange Arrows That Point the Way Across America

This Book Will Change the Way You Eat

Strangers Rally to Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog

Why Pat Buchanan Loves Vladimir Putin

Office Parties Are Bad for Business

The 'Killer Robot' Olympics

The Obama Political Obituaries Are Way Premature

News According to: Syrian Refugee Crisis

This Is How an Episode of Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ Is Made

Bernanke Drop the Mic as He Exits the Fed

The Great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Swindle

The 10 Best Movie Sex Scenes of 2013: ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color,’ ‘Spring Breakers,’ and More

Pippa Steals The Royal Limelight Again as Wedding Rumors Trump Stuffy Royal Lunch

Watch Jennifer Lawrence Tell A Hilarious Story About Butt Plugs on ‘Conan’

Up to Speed: Four Highlights of the White House Report on How to Change the NSA

Republicans Compromise on the Budget, but Don’t Expect Them To Compromise on the Debt Ceiling

Baucus To Be Ambassador To China

The Top 13 Guinness World Records of 2013: Kim Kardashian, ‘Breaking Bad,’ Colonel Meow & More

David Linley Roars Up To Queen's Party in Miniscule Fiat 500

Somewhere Over the Separation Barrier

Yto Barrada at MoMA is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Bernanke Lays Off the Gas Before Handing Yellen the Wheel

How I Write: Paul Lynch

The 9 Worst Homophobic Rants by Celebrities: From ‘Duck Dynasty’ to Donald Trump

Worst Fifth Year Ever? Maybe. But the Economy Will be the Judge of Obama

Santa Claus Is A Bikini Model

Japan’s Miss International Takes on Mob-Backed Entertainment Complex

Cara Delevingne Tops 2013 Google Searches; PETA Distributes Fur Coats

Turkey Sacks Police Chiefs After Arrests Target Politicians’ Families

Hey Democrats! Ignore the Centrists, Americans Want You to Tackle Inequality

Trailer for Mitt Romney Movie Released

Meet the Creative: Chris Morton, Founder of Lyst

The Hunger That Open Zion Fed

Arab Israeli Actor Portrays a Holocaust Survivor

Report Says Pippa Is Engaged!

The Next President Won’t Save Us

Darks Days for Bill Donohue

Al Qaeda-Linked Jihadists Are Hunting and Killing Moderate Syrian Rebels

‘Lone Survivor’ Taylor Kitsch’s Journey From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom

Why the U.S. Paid Karzai's Top Man

Meet the Creative: Lyst Founder Chris Morton

11 News Anchor Flubs: Tom Brokaw on Ambien, Weather Penis, and More

Senate Democrats Accuse the CIA of Stonewalling on Torture Policies

Behind North Korea's Facade

The EPA’s Million-Dollar Con Man

Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Her’ Performance Deserves Oscar Love

Whites Don’t Like Obamacare, and Could Put Senate Democrats in Jeopardy

Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race

Hillary Clinton’s Own Populist Path

The Best of the Best Books List: 2013 Critics’ Top Picks

Interview: Kristen Bell, Voiceover Queen, On ‘Frozen,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ & More

A Local’s Guide to D.C. During the Holidays

These 3 Apps Will Help You Sleep Better, Feel Great, and Eat Well

Charles: Christian Communities Threatened By Fundamentalist Islamist Militants

Latham’s Retirement Spurs Boehner Rumors

Toro Bravo’s Favorite Cook Books

Serge Bard at the Kitchen is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Not So Fast, ‘Playboy’: the Kate Moss Cover May Not Be a Big Turning Point

Who Defines the ‘B’ in the BDS Movement?

Ties to Secessionist Sympathizers? Don't Worry, Rand Paul Will Still Endorse You

Israel Must Take a More Diplomatic Approach Toward Iran

This Week’s Hot Reads: December 16, 2013

Texas Congressman's Obama Barfbag

Will Winning the Mega Millions Kill You?

The Senate Has Torture on Its Agenda When It Interviews CIA’s Legal Counsel Nominee

The 21 Craziest Moments in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’: Cocaine-Fueled Orgies and More

IA Gov Hopeful Dropping Out After Divorce

Another Rebuke of the Tea Party?

Prince Harry's Giant New Bushy Beard

Snowden's Vindication?

No One Loves a Liberal Zionist

The Real Problem With the American Studies Association's Boycott of Israel

Bedouin Relocation Plan Still On Track?

The 10 Things You Googled in 2013: Death, Destruction, and Royal Babies

The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’

What Obama Can Learn From Elizabeth Warren

Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland’s Epic Sibling Rivalry

Meet Dmitry Kiselyov, Putin’s New Shock Jock

Facebook’s Robot Philosopher King

Reel Numbers: ‘Walter Mitty’

Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations

13 Best Movies of 2013: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ And More

With Trouble at Home, Boehner Fights the Right

What ‘Her’ Gets Right About Technology and Love

Brrrr! Visit These Places Made Entirely of Ice (Photos)

26 Best Coffee Table Books of 2013

French Women Don't Get Facelifts

Democrats Have Maxed Out the Race Card

P.J. O’Rourke Joins The Daily Beast

How the Newspaper Business Became a ‘F**king Disgrace’

It’s Conservatives Who Really Want Christ Out of Christmas

6 Apps to Get You Through the Day

Why Did Police Spend Three Months Investigating Rogue SAS Soldiers Diana Murder Claims?

The 13 Best Albums of 2013: Lorde, Kanye West, David Bowie, and More

‘Homeland’ Creator: Why Brody Had to Die for the Show to Live, and What’s Next in Season 4

McCain Considers Ukraine Sanctions

Barbara Probst at Murray Guy is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

These Are The 5 Scary Health Threats The CDC Will Tackle In 2014

Stop Whining About Uber’s Surge Pricing

Rihanna Builds Dream NYC Closet; H&M Gets an Isabel Marant Bump

Paul Ryan Panders With a Threat to Take the Debt Ceiling Hostage, Again

'Omar' and the Oscars

My Friend and Mentor, Christopher Hitchens

Carole Middleton Spotted Buying Calvin Klein Boxers

They’re Here. They’re Investable. Get Used to It.

William and Kate's New 200mph Motor

How Hillel Is Losing Touch With the People It Purports to Embrace

Report: University of Haifa Denies Professor Honorary Doctorate Over Politics

C’mon Silicon Valley, Ditch the Lazy Lady-Tech

Photos: The 25 Most Charitable Celebrities

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters compares Israel to the Nazis

Fear Allah, Don’t Sell Booze: Brick Lane’s Anti-Alcohol Protest

New Harry Engagement Speculation As She Scores Sandringham Christmas Invite

Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?

Syria’s Saudi Jihadist Problem

Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Allegedly Dreamed of Jihad

The 25 Most Charitable Celebrities of 2013

Pushing for Justice at Walmart

Pain-Free Stilettos? Yamuna Zake Thinks Her Yoga Class Is the Answer

Moral Courage TV: Kevin Santiago

Parliamentarian Lesya Orobets on the Myth of a Divided Ukraine

FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Wins Heisman Trophy

No, Affluenza Is Not a Real Thing

Why Doesn’t Anyone Care About the Rising U.S.-China Tension?

The Man Who Photographed the 20th Century’s Greatest Icons

The Opt-Out Economy

A Most Illegal Adventure with New York City’s Wildest Underground Event Planners

‘Homeland’ Finale Shocker: A Death in the Family

Michael Korda on the Role That Defined Peter O’Toole’s Success

Spending a Day With Peter O’Toole

Is Prostitution Wrong?

Boehner vs. the Tea Party

Poor Ukrainians Rally For Russia And Yanukovych In Kiev

Choir Flashmobs for Mandela

Nelson Mandela Buried In Moving Funeral Ceremony

The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea's 'Empire of Horror'

When Creationists Collide with Stephen Colbert

Finally, an Accurate Look Back at AIDS Activism in ‘Why We Fight’

How Bin Laden Escaped in 2001—The lessons of Tora Bora

From Joan Smalls to Oscar de la Renta, the 11 Best Fashion Instagrams

Rebecca Black’s Back, Conan O’Brien’s Lyft Joyride & More Viral Videos

The Week in Death: Suzanne Gelleri Dear

A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views

Psych’s 13 Best Musical Moments

Winston Churchill’s Egyptian Getaway: The Old Cataract Hotel

Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests

Fringe Factor: Gay Rights Has Killed Capitalism

Turkey's Government Wants To Convert Hagia Sophia Into A Mosque

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones

Holiday Video Game Guide: Super Mario 3D World, Killzone, and More

The Letter That Paved the Way for ‘Ulysses'

You're Not American?! Christian Bale, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Actors Who Are Actually British

I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.

Eight Minutes at Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Party

Massacres and Madness

Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine

Britain’s Last Great King: The Epic Life and Indulgences of Edward VII

This Is Why You Should Visit Botanical Gardens in the Winter (Photos)

The Real Walt Disney, Not the ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Version

The Week’s Best Longreads for December 14, 2013

Robert Nickelsberg’s Photos Show the Suffering and Turmoil of War in Afghanistan

Chaos In The Central African Republic (PHOTOS)

The Heisman ‘Bad Boys’: Jameis Winston, Johnny Manziel, and Who Should Really Win

The Myth of the American Mullah

Week in Photos: December 14, 2013

Debunking the ‘Virgin Birth’ Myth

A Celebration of Edward Steichen, the World’s First Fashion Photographer

Why Joaquin Phoenix, Who Wows in ‘Her,’ Is the Greatest Actor Alive

The New Politics of Pot: The 2014 Candidates Who Want to Legalize It

Why Obama’s Haters Are Worse Than Bush’s

George W. Bush, Beyoncé and More of the Week’s Best Celebrity Selfies (PHOTOS)

'How to Be A Submissive Wife' Handbook Is A Controversial Best-Seller in Europe

Sorry, Megyn Kelly. Nelson Mandela Was Santa Claus

Exclusive: McCain Flies to Ukraine as Protests Rage

Why Is Israel’s Red Cross Rejecting Ethiopian Blood?

For a Jewish Connection Without Converting, Cultural Affirmation is a Plan Worth Considering

Ingres at RISD is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

‘Beyoncé’ Review: Genius…and Dripping of Sex

Beyonce Releases Model-Filled Music Video; Victoria's Secret Sells Replica 'Fantasy Bra'

From Kristen Wiig to Kim Kardashian, Best & Worst Dressed of the Week (Photos)

In the Wake of JFK’s death, Remembering the Army-Navy Game of 1963

Chicago: Murder Capital No More?

In Italy, a Traditional Jewish Lifestyle is Disappearing

Biden Backs Ukrainian Protesters

GOP Infighting Will Hurt in 2014

This Is The Most Popular Instagram Photo of 2013

The Deal Has Passed, But Don’t Hold Your Breath for Bipartisanship

‘Mission Accomplished’ as Harry Hits the Pole

Jane Birkin's daughter Kate Barry found dead in Paris

Al Qaeda’s Black Flag Flies Over Iraq

Winnie on Nelson Mandela’s Final Moments

North Korean Blood Feud is ‘Richard III’ with Nukes

Literary City: Taiye Selasi’s Rome

Boehner, the Tea Party, and the Ryan Express

Can You Catch a Cold at Communion?

Jack Kempt 2016: The Case for Paul Ryan

Can Grandpa Kick Your Ass?

Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru

What if the Founding Fathers Saw Newtown?

Reel Numbers: ‘Her’

Ukraine’s Military Veterans Protect Kiev Protesters

The Cruzification of Marco Rubio

A Rare Bipartisan House Budget Vote Is Cause for Optimism

This Week’s Hottest New Apps: Dec. 13, 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2013: ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ and More

The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015

Eating More Fat Could Save Your Life

Congress Can Be Corrupt Without Corrupt People

Justin Bieber’s No Good, Very Bad Year: Alleged Prostitutes, Reckless Driving, and More

The Sweet Side of New York City

Tyler Perry’s Madea Minstrel Show

Fatal Family Feuds: Kim Jong-un, Adolf Hitler & More (Photos)

Even an Arrest Can’t Stop Clayton Pettet From Losing His Virginity in an Art Show

If The Peace Talks Were A Movie

Bizarre Silk at the Metropolitan Museum is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

Murray-Ryan Budget Deal Advances

‘Life Itself’: An Open Letter From Filmmaker Steve James About His Roger Ebert Documentary

Tea Party Republicans: The Biggest Sore Winners in Washington

Israel's Secular-Religious Abortion Compromise

Beyond ‘Affluenza’: Four More Unusual Defense Strategies

This Is the Golden Age of Deficit Reduction

Senate’s Iran Sanctions Deal Falls Apart

Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too)

China’s Corruption Purge: The Fall of Zhou Yongkang

When ‘Israel First’ Means Condoning Old-School Anti-Semitism

Lindsay Ellingson is Engaged; Photographer Kate Barry Passed Away

Thousands of Students 'Evicted' in Pro-Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Remembering Music Pioneer Ahmet Ertegun

15 Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises: No Oprah, No Jon Hamm, and More

I Took The One ‘Hour Of Code’ Challenge

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

On the Hunt For…: Greg Baxter’s “The Apartment” Review

Timothy Vafeades, the Vampire Trucker, Shames the Undead

On the Road, Old Bean: Two Brits Adventures in America

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Is This Oscar Season’s Breath of Fresh Air

John Boehner Slams Conservative Groups: ‘This Is Ridiculous’

New Report Exposes Trafficking Rings in Egypt’s Sinai

The Death of a Performance Artist

Carnal Injustice: India’s Outrageous Court Ruling Against Gays

Told You So: Obamacare’s Back

Organizing for Action Wants Your Newtown Anniversary Party to Be a Success

Is Your Bacon on Drugs?

News According to: The World Cup

13 Most Overlooked Movies of 2013: ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ ‘Rush,’ and More

Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance

Edward Snowden, Not Pope Francis, Is the Person of the Year

The School Shootings You Didn’t Hear About—One Every Two Weeks Since Newtown

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