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Photos: Pamela Littky's 'Vacancy' Shows Stunning Images of Life in Death Valley
The Los Angeles-based photographer captures moments of intimacy and intrigue within small western communities
Grandmaster Flash vs. The Many Grandmas of Facebook
Grandmothers everywhere are accidentally tagging themselves as '80s hip-hop artist Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
'Christianity Under Attack!' Teen Faces Jail for Lewd Pose with Jesus Statue
Facebook post of simulated oral sex called a desecration by D.A.
Sex, Drugs, and Ronald Reagan: ‘This Is Our Youth’
Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, and Kieran Culkin go back to the eighties in their Broadway debuts, starring as privileged New York teenagers in Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth.
Review: U2's Limp, Disappointing 'Songs of Innocence'
“Songs of Innocence” is the sound of a band fumbling to play catch up.
A Woman Named Isis Asks You to Stop Saying ISIS
“Monica had a last name, OJ had a last name. But I can’t escape.”
Exclusive: Herb Alpert Pays Tribute to Phil Everly
Herb Alpert isn’t slowing down yet.
Time Heels All Wounds
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, examines the seemingly endless fetish for this footwear.
Slavoj Žižek On 'Self Plagiarism' in The New York Times: What's the Big Deal?
'What's the big deal?' the Slovenian intellectual asks
I Replied to Every PR Email I Received for a Week
Every press release. Every event invite. Every media alert. Everything.
Feeling a Bit Iffy About ‘Abilify’
The editor of The Vocabula Review thinks the name of an antipsychotic drug is about to enter the popular lexicon in the style of “Xerox” and “Kleenex”
Study Says Marital Woes Hit Children of Rich Harder Than Poor
Parents’ separation can increase behavior problems for children—especially those 5 or younger—but mostly in high-income families
Osama bin Laden Memorabilia Doesn’t Belong in 9/11 Museum
The inclusion of a shirt worn by a Navy SEAL on the mission to kill bin Laden seems crass in a space for somber thought and prayer
Photos: Remembering Joan Rivers
A retrospective of the performer's storied life
Argentine Musician Gustavo Cerati Dies
Cerati and his band Soda Stereo shot to fame in the 1980s throughout Latin America and beyond.
Comic and TV Personality Joan Rivers Dies at 81
The quick-witted comedian had been admitted to the hospital after complications following a vocal chord procedure
The Great American Sandwich
Fry your bread in mayo and other tips on building a better BLT
The Top Five Hipster Hang-Outs on the Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is the coolest neighborhood in New York, proclaims The Daily Beast. Here’s our guide to the area's rising hipster locales.
Horton Hears a Residual Check
A new collection of lost Dr. Seuss stories brings back some of his most beloved characters
The Building on Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ Album Cover, Battersea Power Plant, Will Be Reconstructed
The classic London building will be transformed into luxury villas
Get a Job: Latest 'Sims' Is Believable, if Not Realistic
In the brave new version of 'The Sims' you can be Mother Teresa or Charles Manson but you still have to eat
Photos: Burning Man Comes to an End
The radical festival celebrates self-expression again with fire dancing and lysergic music
Joseph O’Neill’s latest novel, 'The Dog,' Falls to Poor Messaging
The shortcomings of Joseph O’Neill’s latest novel, "The Dog," mirror those of the Obama administration
Yuppies Are Killing the Dive Bar
As American cities become increasingly yuppified, the dank but illuminating dive bar threatens to become an extinct species
XKCD’s "What If?": The Best Bathroom Book You Can Buy
A former NASA scientist answers questions like how best to build a Lego bridge from London to New York.
Triple-Slam Shocker: Manhattan’s Trendiest New Restaurant Is...Denny’s?
Exploring the shiny, upscale Manhattan Denny’s on opening day
'Call of Duty' Creators Collaborated with Pentagon Adviser in Upcoming Videogame
A range of experts were consulted in making of latest Call of Duty installment, including American defence analyst
Martin Is a Punk: Scorsese to Direct Ramones Biopic
Unnamed cretins will hop in the dramatized film, to be released in 2016