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David Bowie's music will be celebrated with a major tribute tour next year

The tour will cover Bowie's music from "Space Oddity" all the way up to 2016's "Blackstar."...

Trump forced women to wear "very tiny" bathing suits and higher heels after buying beauty pageants

Trump told Howard Stern he was going to make the Miss USA pageant gradually more scantily clad....

What are the Jewish High Holidays? Dates and facts about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

How are the High Holidays celebrated? Why did most Jewish leaders skip a call with Donald Trump? A brief FAQ....

'Battle of the Sexes' sugarcoats the true story of Billie Jean King's tragic lesbian affair

The film only scratches the surface of the tennis icon's painful relationship with Marilyn Barnett....

Why 'Stronger' with Jake Gyllenhaal is the Boston Marathon bombing movie we didn't know we needed

The movie tells the story of attack survivor Jeff Bauman, a symbol of the #BostonStrong movement....

When does Rosh Hashanah 2017 start and end? Dates and facts about the Jewish holiday

What year is starting? How is the holiday celebrated? A brief FAQ about the Jewish new year....

Challenging the Dogmas of Right and Left

Two authors, Mark Lilla and Henry Olsen, see a politics rejecting the broad messages of Roosevelt and Reagan for the narrow claims of victim-group grievance and purist ideology. ...

Americans Didn’t Ruin the Man Booker Prize. Book Publishers Did.

If the prize has become indistinguishable from every other book prize, it’s because the industry has become increasingly homogenous....

Selena Gomez's best friend helped her skip the kidney transplant waiting list

Gomez revealed she underwent a kidney transplant this summer after receiving an organ donation from her friend Francia Raisa....

Jenny Zhang on Why 'Tiny Stories' Are Vital to Literature

The "Sour Heart" author discusses Roberto Bolaño's “Dance Card,” humanizing minor characters through irreverence, and homing in on history’s footnotes....

How Al-Qaeda Benefits From America's Political Divisions

If the United States wishes to defeat bin Laden's heirs and the toxic potency of their message, it needs to recommit to its most basic values....

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Convict

Katherine Dunn’s cult classic, 'Geek Love,' has eclipsed her debut, 'Attic,' for too long....

The Queen of Oversharing

The personal essay may be over—but Joyce Maynard isn’t....

The Four Quarterbacks to Watch This NFL Season

A rookie, a comeback hopeful, a virtuoso, and an all-time great—here are the players football fans should pay attention to in the coming year....

A ridiculously detailed guide to Deerhoof’s protest-heavy new album

Deerhoof was feeling depressed after the election. So the band dialed up the intensity and made its most politically charged, guest-filled album ever....

Al Gore warned climate change would make hurricanes worse, so why didn't we listen?

Did you watch 'An Inconvenient Sequel'? Probably not. But you should....

Watch Bernie Sanders struggle to say something nice about Trump and react to Hillary blaming him for election loss

“Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country and she lost. She’s upset about it. I understand that,” Sanders said....

You can once again pee on Donald Trump's face at this Dublin Irish pub

Order is restored in the restroom at the Adelphi pub....

Can 'It' rescue Hollywood from its disappointing summer?

A Reese Witherspoon rom-com and a 9/11 movie starring Charlie Sheen (yup) arrives after two terrible weekends for the movie business....

'Daily Show' compares keeping up Confederate statues to pinning up pictures of an abusive ex

“Washington and Jefferson are known for a lot of reasons,” says Wood. “You only know Robert E. Lee because he fought to keep slavery.”...

It could happen again: Holocaust survivors on why Americans must confront hate

“Know that it is possible for people to stand up and do the right thing, even when they are surrounded by evil.”...

EXCLUSIVE: Here's what's happening when 'Weediquette' returns to Viceland

Newsweek takes the first look at Viceland's 'Weediquette' with Krishna Andavolu....

Poem of the Week: ‘Jazz’ by Theodore Maynard

From 1922, a reflection on the new music then sweeping across America and the world...

'Wonder Woman' criticism is just the latest example of James Cameron's questionable feminism

"James Cameron's inability to understand what 'Wonder Woman' is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising, as though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman,"...

The British Museum Was Built on Coral, Butterflies, and Slavery

A new biography of the prolific collector Hans Sloane sheds light on the institution’s deep complicity with imperialism and plantation money....

China's 'Wolf Warrior 2' beats Western villains and box office records

'Wolf Warrior 2' has earned more than $768.5 million in the first 25 days since its release....

'Curious George' creators had to first escape Nazis before giving life to the iconic monkey

'Monkey Business,' directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki and narrated by Sam Waterston, tells the full story of the Reys using animation, photographs and interviews with the people that...

How "Despacito" became the biggest song of 2017

An anatomy of what made "Despacito" the most popular song of the year....

The Atlantic Civil War Reader

A look back at how the magazine covered the conflict as it unfolded...

Here's how the press covered the 1918 total solar eclipse—some stories might sound familiar

“Has Everyone His Smoked Glass Ready?” one local newspaper asked before the 1918 celestial event....

Fox News can't stop literally crying about Donald Trump's worst week yet

The tears have been steadily streaming ever since Donald Trump's controversial press conference on Tuesday....

Why Randy Newman Is America's Foremost Musical Satirist

The songwriter has done as much as any to anticipate the tragicomic place where the country finds itself. His latest album shows his best work may still be ahead....

How Will the Church Reckon With Charlottesville?

Religious communities are grappling with the racism that enabled violent attacks against protesters—including the racism within their ranks....

Meet Asuka, the undefeated WWE wrestler body-slamming patriarchy and making history

“I wanted to change women’s wrestling in WWE," says the Japanese trailblazer....

When the Planet Is Reality Television

"An Inconvenient Sequel" is technically a documentary. But only technically....

The best antihero dramas aren’t vicarious thrill rides. They’re morality plays in reverse.

The recent glut of bad antihero dramas makes it worth remembering what makes for a good antihero drama....

Telling the Story of Incest

"The Incest Diary" is a shocking, highly literary new memoir of child sexual abuse....

How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

Fast food did not just find its way to low-income neighborhoods. It was brought there by the federal government....

John Muir's 1897 Case for Saving America's Forests

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, and avalanches; but he cannot save them from fools—only Uncle Sam can do that."...

Google honors Dolores Del Rio, Hollywood's first Mexican star

The first Mexican actor to make it big in Hollywood, Del Rio was invariably casted in ethnic and "exotic" roles....