James Lyons

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Robert De Niro: 'I'd like to see where Travis Bickle is today'

To misquote Bananarama, Robert De Niro is waiting inside the hotel room, talking on his phone, though probably not in Italian. I'm outside with the PR, who keeps easing open the door to check if he's done. The publicist is starstruck; he doesn't want to intrude. He explains that he grew up watching …

Why This Gay Mom Says 'No' to Marriage Equality on the Ballot

On Sept. 27 New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that civil unions are not equal to marriage and that same-sex couples must be allowed to marry starting Monday, Oct. 21.<p>In response, Gov. Chris Christie, who vetoed the same-sex marriage bill passed by the legislature last year, …

LGBTQI

The Twerk That Won the Internet, ‘What the Fox Say’ & More Viral Videos

From the twerk that won the Internet to Jon Stewart’s return, WATCH our countdown of the best and buzziest.<p>Rather than let Steve Buscemi simply …

“Stupid Enough to Pay”: Tim Parks’ Italian Rail Adventures

To understand Italy, you must ride its trains. Tim Parks tells the story of when his first-class ticket turned out to be anything but.<p>Verona Porta …

Paranoia Strikes Deep: The Press and Rand Paul

The absurd lengths journalists have gone to portray the Kentucky senator as if he's hiding something dangerous<p>Reuters<p>Critiques of democracy are as old as the excesses of the Athenian variety. Here's a classic: The unmediated masses are as capable of doing an injustice as any aristocracy or tyrant. …

Missing Michael Hastings

One of the great reporters of his generation died Tuesday at 33. The stories he wrote, and the ones he didn't live to write.<p>Michael Hastings was really only interested in writing stories someone didn't want him to write — often his subjects; occasionally his editor. While there is no template for a …

Journalism

How a Porn Star Retires: Aurora Snow on Life After Porn

Aurora Snow on why many porn stars keep returning to the business—and how she finally managed to get out.<p>I was certain that I would never want a …