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The Blue Devil in Miss Belle Knox: Meet Duke Porn Star Miriam Weeks

It’s a soggy spring night, closing in on 10:00, and Duke freshman Miriam Weeks is on the hunt for new panties. Which in someone’s fantasy is probably …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Half a Life in Solitary: How Colorado Made a Young Man Insane

A young man was sentenced to life in prison without parole after a dubious trial. And then things got worse.<p>The story of Sam Mandez is appalling on so many different levels it's hard to know where to begin. Convicted for a murder no one has ever proven he committed, sentenced to life without parole …

10 Reasons Being Intelligent Is Difficult

By Kovie Biakolo,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1ghtZgq<p>Calling yourself intelligent on the Internet or in real life is asking for backlash. Many …

Holden Caulfield’s Goddam War

As army sergeant J. D. Salinger hit the beach on D-day, drank with Hemingway in newly liberated Paris, and marched into concentration camps, the hero of The Catcher in the Rye was with him. In an adaptation from his Salinger biography, the author reveals how the war changed both Holden Caulfield …

Was O.J. Simpson a Loving Father and Brother, or a Cold-Blooded Killer?

After months in the courtroom, Dominick Dunne continued to report on the O.J. Simpson trial in our September 1995 issue. The prosecution had rested. As the defense painted a weak, arthritis-plagued O.J., new questions arose about his actions after the murders.<p>The prosecution has rested. There was …

Friends Without Benefits

This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and new dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Blendr have increasingly become key players in social interactions, both online …

Why Are Most Rampage Shooters Men?

Aaron Alexis, the man who police say killed more than a dozen people at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, has joined a heinous parade of mass murdering shooters, nearly all men.<p>It's a fact. Since 1982, according to Mother Jones, there have been more than 60 mass shootings — in which four or …

21 Genius Larry David-isms For Dealing With People

By Lance Pauker,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aHkwgT<p>1. The Birthday Cutoff<p>“There’s gotta be a time, there’s gotta be a cutoff point where you …

Millennials: We Suck And We’re Sorry Accurately Sums Up Why We Can’t Do Anything

<i>Millennials: We Suck And We’re Sorry</i> Accurately Sums Up Why We Can’t Do Anything<p>By Lance Pauker,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aVSSgh<p>The …

Amy Winehouse’s Death: A Troubled Star Gone Too Soon

Amy Winehouse, the Grammy-winning British retro-soul singer whose remarkable musical achievements were often overshadowed by her tumultuous personal …

Listen: Vampire Weekend’s Hilarious Cover of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

Though Robin Thicke‘s single “Blurred Lines” recently stirred up controversy with its racy music video, that hasn’t diminished the song’s massive …

What Happens Without Affirmative Action: The Story Of UCLA

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that may shake up race-conscious admissions in higher education. The justices could change the shape of affirmative action or even strike it down altogether.<p>California is one of eight states that have already scrapped affirmative action. …

Deconstructing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream

"We want all of our rights!" Martin Luther King, Jr. told a throng of people gathered in and around Detroit's Cobo Arena on June 23, 1963. He was speaking at what he called the largest and greatest demonstration for freedom ever held in the United States. "We want them here, and we want them now!" …

Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On

Depression can have physical consequences. Research now suggests that when people get depressed in middle age and beyond, they're more likely to develop dementia in old age.<p>But the link between depression and dementia remains something of a mystery. Researchers are working to understand why that …

John Mayer Confirms Katy Perry Breakup

John Mayer confirmed his split with Katy Perry during an interview on <i>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</i>, though kept the specifics of their breakup under …

Defending Psychiatrists and the DSM

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>In Jon Ronson's rather entertaining TEDTalk, he has a little fun at the expense of psychiatrists. That's fair, but let's look at what he says. He asks: "Is it possible that the psychiatric …

5 Ways To Reduce Your Self-Loathing

By Stephanie Georgopulos,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/15aqqDy<p>Disclaimer: As someone who has indulged in some pretty horrific displays of …