Anti-Beyonce Protest That Never Was


Photo: Glenn Schuck Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was outraged! He accused her of using the platform to attack Police officers.  Others said her SuperBowl performance that paid tribute to the Black Panthers was race-bating. An unnamed group using Eventbrite  a website where anyone with a working email address can create a meetup encouraged peopleContinue reading “Anti-Beyonce Protest That Never Was”

The Kremlin Keeps Banning Culture: an Opera, a Movie … Twerking


The Putin administration is trying to make culture in Russia conform to its idea of “moral awareness.” But the result could be the death of art. By:Anna Nemtsova/The Daily Beast Do you twerk in patriotic colors? Do you like movies telling of dark corners in your country’s history? Well, you’re in trouble in Russia asContinue reading “The Kremlin Keeps Banning Culture: an Opera, a Movie … Twerking”

For Orthodox Women, Getting a Divorce Can Take Years


Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Belz Hasidic  Dynasty take part in a wedding ceremony. (Uriel Sinai/Getty) BY HILLARY BRENHOUSE/Daily Beast For Orthodox women whose husbands are reluctant to grant them a religious divorce, the process of obtaining their freedom can drag out for years.   Last month, an FBI sting operation netted aContinue reading “For Orthodox Women, Getting a Divorce Can Take Years”

Let’s Talk About Sex, Texas


 BY CAROLINE LINTON/The Daily Beast Four new sex columnists for the UT Austin’s Daily Texan are titillating students with masturbation how-to’s and ‘freak in the sheets’ tell-alls. Cue the conservative backlash. University of Texas Austin students better take note they next time they’re on a date—their escapades might just end up in the Daily Texan, the 100-year-old campusContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sex, Texas”

Ending Early Marriage In India


Boys and girls from the Saraniya community wearing garlands pose for pictures after their engagement ceremony. (Amit Dave/Reuters)  BY MALLIKA DUTT, SONALI KHAN/The Daily Beast Getting fathers on board to combat the practice is key to changing widespread cultural attitudes, say Breakthrough‘s Mallika Dutt and Sonali Khan. Last week India made the baffling decision not to co-sponsorContinue reading “Ending Early Marriage In India”

SF: Your so vain, I bet you think this blog is about you


Carly Simon crooned “You’re So Vain” to an unnamed former lover, but she might as well have been singing to San Francisco. After all, we’re the country’s vainest city – or says The Daily Beast. “In the age of Botox, the commercialization of everything from eyelash tinting to spray tanning and the continued growth ofContinue reading “SF: Your so vain, I bet you think this blog is about you”