Protesters Seize Hong Kong Legislature and Raise—Now It’s China’s Move

Tyrone Siu/Reuters HONG KONG—Wave after wave, the largest protest rallies the city has ever seen have been moving through Hong Kong’s streets. Since June, there have been sustained calls for its top political figure, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, to step…

Children of Holocaust Survivors Could Inherit Brain Trauma, New Study Suggests

REUTERS New research shows that the trauma of surviving the Holocaust permanently altered the brain structure of Holocaust survivors, and might impact the brain structure of their descendants as well. The study, presented by neurologist Ivan Rektor, head of the…

Is Taylor Swift Really ‘Playing the Victim’ in Her Masters Dispute With Scooter Braun?

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty Leave it to Taylor Swift to break the internet over a record label acquisition. Usually complex, insider maneuvering over a musician’s right to her masters wouldn’t merit the tabloid treatment. But…

Twitter Conspiracy Theorist Charged With a Felony in Lynch Threat Against Muslim Candidate

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty Federal prosecutors in North Carolina have filed criminal charges over an anonymous Twitter post threatening to lynch a Muslim attorney vying for a seat in the Virginia Senate, marking a rare law enforcement action…

Feminism Begins at Home, Ivanka Trump

Kim Min-Hee/Pool/Getty On the very same week that her father faced at least his 16th accusation of sexual assault, the president’s daughter took the stage at the G-20 to speak on “women’s empowerment.”   Days after E. Jean Carroll wrote about Donald…

Former Bernie Staffers Launch Consulting Firm to ‘Primary the Consulting Class’

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty Two alums of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2016 presidential campaign have launched a consulting firm to help progressive candidates win elections and to stick a thumb in the eye of the Democratic Party establishment….

These ‘Men in Black’ Think Aliens Made Your iPhone

Getty American Cosmic is not the book that its author set out to write. On the surface, it’s a straightforward project: religious studies professor examines the UFO phenomenon as a religion. Makes sense—about a third of Americans believe in UFOs,…

Scientists Have a Plan to Make Humans Accept Robots: Give Them a Sense of Humor

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast It was a Tuesday night at New York’s People’s Improv Theater, otherwise known as the PIT, the improv incubator that has launched comedians like Hannibal Buress and Kristen Schaal. The audience was filled with…

Going 10 Rounds With Top Bartender Miguel Lancha

Courtesy Rey Lopez What do you like to drink after a shift? “Beer, either a pilsner or a stout, but dry. Sometimes a Gin & Tonic or a short Daiquiri.” What is the all-time best dive bar jukebox song? “You…

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