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Inside the V.M.A.s: Kim and Kanye Hold Court While Beyoncé Stays Backstage

On the scene at Madison Square Garden Sunday night.<p>Outside Madison Square Garden Sunday night, about 90 minutes before the 2016 Video Music Awards were set to begin, a collection of teenagers waited in an informal line to have their picture taken in front of a V.M.A.s-logo-emblazoned tarp. Nearby, …

Taylor Swift Had the Most Taylor Swift Excuse for Skipping the V.M.A.s

She even managed to out-patriot her Taymerica celebration.<p><b>Taylor Swift</b> is here for justice. She’s here for America. She probably said, “It’s a right and privilege for all Americans to serve!,” at some point in the last 12 hours. Taylor Swift had jury duty this morning.<p>The timing is unusual. A …

12 TED Talks That Will Make You Sound Smarter

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Giuliani rips Beyoncé over VMAs performance

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacted angrily Monday to Beyoncé's appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, calling a performance in which the award-winning singer referenced gun violence "a shame."<p>The mothers of several victims of police shootings walked the red carpet with Beyoncé …

There's Simply No Equivalence

Hillary Clinton has her problems, but Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency.<p>On one hand, there’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who oversaw “grossly inadequate” security at a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the site of a deadly September 11, 2012, terrorist attack.<p>Misleading …


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