Claire Cronjaeger

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Why Hillary’s biggest liability is still Bill (and no, it’s not about sex)

On the evening of 20 September 1996, Bill Clinton returned to the White House from a brief presidential campaign swing. Shortly before 1am the following morning, without ceremony or publicity and with a certain degree of sheepishness, he signed the Defence of Marriage Act. For the next 17 years the …

Bill Clinton

New Mom Alert: 10 Inexcusable Opinions

My daughter recently celebrated her first birthday. It was significant for many reasons; some, of course, were very personal. When I finally took time to contemplate my own journey of motherhood, I immediately thought of all the amazing memories filled with happiness and the abundance of love, but …

“I love my children. But I don’t always love being a parent”: Kim Brooks on the reality — and rights — of parenting freely

“What do you think it says about us that we want to give our kids everything except the thing we loved most?”<p>Kim Brooks has been outspoken about the troubles of policing parenting. She experienced the trauma it can cause firsthand, when she was arrested for leaving her four-year-old son in the car …

Understanding what it means to be asexual

Sexual attraction is universal in humans. One of the hallmarks of puberty is the arrival of sexual libido, when we see a sharp increase in sexual fantasies and the desire for sex.<p>There is a prime evolutionary motive to have sex – to reproduce and to pass on our genetic makeup to our offspring. So …

The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

Hi Hitler! The Domestication of Nazism

In ‘Hi Hitler,’ historian Gavriel Rosenfeld argues that a variety of forces—some historical, some social—have dulled our awareness of the evils …

World History

SXSW Review: Russell Brand Needs to Make Peace With Ondi Timoner’s ‘BRAND: A Second Coming’

SXSW Review: Russell Brand Needs to Make Peace With Ondi Timoner's 'BRAND: A Second Coming'<p>Few American audiences know much about …

SXSW Film

Entire Neighborhood Secretly Learns Sign Language to Surprise Deaf Man in Istanbul

For the hearing impaired, it's often difficult to overcome communication barriers with people who don't know sign language. Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, Turkey, got to experience one glorious day without those barriers when everyone he came across in his neighborhood greeted him using …

Language

Zoolander returns: Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson bring blue steel to Paris fashion week

Breaking news: an actual Zoolander moment has just happened at Paris fashion week, leaving po-faced insiders jumping and screaming “OMG!!” from the front row.<p>Fashion often accidentally imitates the seminal fashion film (see: David Gandy), but at the usually sedate Valentino show during Paris …

Fashion Week

Teaching boys to be men, iron, French serial killer raid, Reebok

<b>Grooming and etiquette classes for boys</b><p>At least one school in Sydney has decided its Year Nine boys need a touch of civility drilled into them so St …

Sex Addict Russell Brand’s Unexpected Anti-Porn Crusade

Russell Brand, a self-described “sex addict” and “sexy narcissist,” has claimed to have sex with over 2,000 women and has lobbied against condoms in …

The quiet dresser v the street style star - can they swap wardrobes and still be themselves?

What happens when Valentine Fillol-Cordier, a chic Parisian stylist who loves ‘intellectual’ clothes, switches wardrobes with Susie Bubble, a London fashion blogger who champions ‘wayward’ young designers? Get ready for a style swap…<p>‘I felt miserable – completely stripped of my personality’<p><i>Susanna</i> …

Clothing

Taylor Swift: the last time I...

The Telegraph gets nosey and asks the world's biggest star a few burning questions we've always wanted answering<p>The Telegraph was recently granted an audience with Taylor Swift, music's biggest star and nicest person. You can read the exclusive interview <b>here</b>.<p>We also had a few extra questions to put …

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift interview: 'A relationship? No one’s going to sign up for this'

With her record-breaking sales and secure friendships - not to mention her steely grip on her digital copyright - what on earth does Taylor Swift have to worry about? Plenty, she tells The Telegraph in an exclusive interview<p>Taylor Swift is not only the biggest pop star on the planet, but also the …

Baby stolen from sleeping mother's arms in hospital reunited after 17 years

Zephany Nurse returned to her family in Cape Town after her younger sister started at the same school as her and fellow pupils picked up on close resemblance<p>A baby who was stolen from her sleeping mother's arms in hospital three days after she was born has been reunited with her real family 17 …

Taylor Swift gives $50,000 from 'Welcome to New York' to NYC public schools

Taylor Swift—musician, New York “welcome ambassador,” and life coach—is giving back to the city that’s been “waiting for you.” Swift has given …

Asia-Pacific countries most prolific users of death penalty, Amnesty report shows

Human rights regressed across the Asia-Pacific region in 2014, with governments restricting freedoms and violently cracking down on dissent, the latest Amnesty International report has said.<p>Australia was singled out for criticism for its record on detention of asylum seekers and rates of …

Human Rights

Monsters Inc.

How to thwart the $17 billion marketing effort to steal your kids' dreams, infiltrate their friendships, plaster their PJs with logos, hijack their imaginations, fragment their attention spans, make them obese, and drive a wedge into their relationship with you.<p>I thought I could win the battle for …

Kids

What's It Really Like to Be Gay in Alabama?

Ellen Dossett, a 71-year-old lesbian, recalls the violent clashes in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama, where she was a white student in her 20s and …

LGBTQI

Malcolm X's assassination robbed the world of a Muslim civil rights visionary

Malcolm X is associated with violent black nationalism. But his conversion to Sunni Islam helped bring him back into the mainstream of American life. His assassination 50 years ago robbed the civil rights movement of a powerful leader<p>When Malcolm X was assassinated, <b>Time Magazine wrote</b> that he had …

Black History

After Birth: An interview about motherhood, feminism, and loneliness with novelist Elisa Albert.

Elisa Albert, author of <i>The Book of Dahlia</i> and <i>How This Night Is Different</i>, has written a wildly insightful and hilarious new novel about motherhood …

The 3 Biggest Problems With Parenting Today

"Why are you so obsessed with labor?" my mother asked me half way into my pregnancy.<p>"Do you really need to be watching all these baby delivery shows? They'll just make you panic," she commented on a different occasion.<p>"Don't you think you should read books about how to raise a child and not just …

Royal Blood interview: 'There's such a poor community for new bands. It's a really bad thing for British music'

Hand-picked by Foo Fighters and adored by Jimmy Page, Brighton duo Royal Blood are the most talked about band in Britain. Charlie Parrish met the men bringing rock back<p>'He doesn’t think like a normal person. And he doesn’t do things like a normal person.’ Royal Blood’s drummer, Ben Thatcher, is …

A female computer science major at Stanford: "Floored" by the sexism

<i>The treatment of women in STEM fields, especially in Silicon Valley, has been a subject of ongoing debate. Just last week, the New York Times</i> …

Black, queer, feminist, erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you’ve likely never heard of

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this Supreme Court’s liberal hero, but her work sits on the shoulders of Dr. Pauli Murray<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg has emerged as the liberal hero of a hopelessly right-wing Supreme Court, a ram in the bush for those of us who look on in horror as the court presides over the …

Jack White's very angry letter

Jack White has written an open letter to the press, in which he explains his 'diva-ish' dressing room demands<p>Musician Jack White has responded to claims of his "diva-ish" dressing room demands by writing an open letter to the US press.<p>Earlier this month, <b>details of White's contract to appear at the</b> …

Jack White

Moms Everywhere, Breathe a Sigh of Relief: TV Might Actually Be Good for Babies

<b>RELATED:</b> The Past, Present, and Future of Baby-Making and Morality Debates<p>In order to determine whether children under 2 could learn to communicate signs for 18 common objects (like airplanes, balls, bears, and fish) from a video, researchers at Emory University rounded up 92 15-month-olds and …

Ed Miliband’s critics hate him for his success

On Murdoch, big business, Syria and Palestine, the Labour leader has changed the game. Some will never forgive him<p>Listen<p>Most political commentators consider Ed Miliband a useless leader. In a narrow sense they are right. He is not very good at getting a positive press or eliciting the support of …

Ed Miliband

Blindfolded Muslim takes to the street for hugging experiment

A blindfolded Muslim man stands on a street in Toronto with a sign asking passersby to give him a hug - and films the reaction<p>"I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist. I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."<p>Those were the words at Mustafa Mawla's feet as he stood blindfolded with …