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Endgame: Afghanistan - Photographs and text by Ben Brody | LensCulture

I have been working in Afghanistan for over four years, documenting the American experience there through photography and writing. Rather than taking a strictly news-oriented approach, I have sought to read between the war's lines—and found relentless absurdity and alienation.<p>This war is personal …

The Gangsters of Ferguson

Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.<p>Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation concluded that …

Justice

'We Are the World': A Minute-by-Minute Breakdown

"Check your egos at the door" read the sign on the front door of A&M Studios in Los Angeles on the night of January 28th, 1985. Producer Quincy Jones …

Sandra Bullock Dons a Tiara to Accept Her "Decade of Hotness" Trophy at Spike TV's 2014 Guys Choice Awards

It was a romantic comedy reunion at Spike TV’s 2014 Guys Choice Awards, where some of Hollywood's greatest stars came together to pay homage to the …

Laverne Cox on Why Orange Is the New Black Is a Revolutionary Show for Women

Photo: Getty Images<p>The highly addictive <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> returned to Netflix on Friday. Are you sleep deprived because you spent all weekend binging? Us too. But before we binged, we caught up with one of the show's breakout stars, Laverne Cox, who's been making headlines for more than just …

Feminism

#theLIST: Best Dressed: Mercury Rising

As guest editor this week, our Digital Editor, Chrissy Rutherford selects the 10 chicest looks of the week<p>As guest editor this week, our Digital Editor, Chrissy Rutherford selects the 10 chicest looks of the week

Film Festivals

An Anatomy of Iceland's Penis Museum

A collection that started as a joke now has a higher purpose.<p>REYKJAVIK— “Can we stop by the Icelandic Phallological Museum?” one twenty-something guy semi-jokingly asks, leaning back in his seat on the bus back from a trip to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, a popular geothermal spa.<p>“Have you not been?” one …

10 Surprising Foods That Pack on the Pounds

When you're trying to maintain your weight, it can be difficult to decipher which foods should be on our daily menus, and which we should ditch for good. With all of the trendy diets, health "buzzwords," and deceptive packaging we deal with on a day-to-day basis, the foods you once thought were …

Nutrition

The 8 Must-Try Sex Positions, According to Real Women

Plus, tips on how to mix things up in the bedroom.<p>If the phrase "familiarity breeds contempt" rings true, going through all the same motions in the bedroom, time and time again, doesn't exactly help in the love department. Relationship experts recommend keeping things spontaneous (whether that …

Alan Turing's Body

There's no command-Z for this great man's suffering.<p>On Christmas Eve, Queen Elizabeth II pardoned the computer scientist Alan Mathison Turing.<p>Nearly all of the modern world is constructed on Turing’s accomplishments. He helped crack Germany’s “Enigma” code in World War II, contributed two important …

VA acting chief says 18 veterans left off waiting list have died

In the latest development in the mounting scandal surrounding the Department for Veterans Affairs, the acting head of the agency says that 18 of the 1,700 veterans kept off an official electronic appointment list have since died.<p>Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said in a visit to Phoenix Thursday …

Lawsuit Filed To Block Nation's Last Unchallenged Same-Sex Marriage Ban In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Seven couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, the last remaining state without a court challenge.<p>The clerk of the court confirmed that the lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Fargo.<p>It challenges both North …

40 of the Most Insanely Adorable Celeb PDA Pics

Our favorite celebs cuddling, canoodling, and kidding around.<p>We've compiled a list of the most gratuitously precious pics of our favorite celebrity couples cuddling, canoodling, and kidding around. Go on, click through. It's worth it.

Drew Barrymore

5 Refreshing and Delicious Iced Tea Recipes

Condensed Milk

'Game of Thrones' showrunners tease The Wall episode: Biggest battle yet

Sunday night’s Battle for Castle Black promises to be the biggest war scene in <i>Game of Thrones</i> history, with the entire episode focused on Jon Snow …

OWN to simulcast Maya Angelou funeral

The Oprah Winfrey Network will simulcast the private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou on Saturday.<p>The celebration of her legacy will air at 10 …

Stocks soar thanks to ECB, hedge fund

You can thank two men for Thursday's zooming stock prices: Mario Draghi and David Tepper.<p>Stocks shattered all-time records after Draghi and the European Central Bank unleashed negative interest rates to fuel growth. And then the markets raced even higher after Tepper, the hedge fund heavyweight, …

US stock exchanges face lawsuit over high-frequency trading

It is alleged HFT enables professionals to make quick profits at the expense of savers and pension fund investors<p>The American lawyer who orchestrated a successful class action suit against the tobacco industry 20 years ago has turned his sights on the stock exchanges caught up in the controversy …

French Open 2014: Andy Murray can beat Rafael Nadal in today's Roland Garros semi-final, says Greg Rusedski

British No 1 Andy Murray is building perfectly for his Wimbledon defence and beating world No 1 Rafael Nadal on his favoured clay surface at the French Open is a possibility<p>According to Greg Rusedski, <b>Andy Murray</b> is better placed to win the <b>French Open</b> than he has ever been.<p>“Those two sets against …

Tennis

NBA downplays AC issue, AT&T Center says it's fixed

President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said Saturday that no one was endangered by the sweltering conditions and that the AC "should" be fixed. …

LeBron James on Game 1 cramps: 'Frustration and anger'

SAN ANTONIO — Something was up when Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra subbed out superstar LeBron James with 7:03 left in the third quarter.<p>James normally plays for a longer stretch at the start of second half. But with the air conditioning on the fritz turning the AT&T Center into an uncomfortable …

Barbour: McDaniel vulnerable on education stance

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran launched a campaign Friday to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a …

How Boys Teach Each Other to Be Boys

Taking cues from family and media, young boys teach their peers how to perform masculinity, to their detriment.<p>What makes a male child become a “boy,” as we understand that concept socially? In her new book, <i>When Boys Become Boys</i>, Judy Y. Chu reports on her two-year study in which she followed a …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Ban On Same-Sex Couples' Marriages

The judge held off on issuing an injunction stopping enforcement of the ban until at least June 16. [Update: Some counties are marrying couples immediately, but the state's attorney general is trying to stop that and the judge will consider that request in a hearing Monday afternoon.]