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Facebook Makes Changes to Its Controversial Trending-News Feature

The social-media giant says it found no evidence of “systematic” bias, however.<p>Facebook found itself in hot water several weeks ago after a report from Gizmodo alleged that Facebook’s news-curation team kept conservative news topics and stories out of Facebook’s prominent trending-news section. …

The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, and More Are Coming to Netflix

The streaming giant’s deal with Disney kicks in this September.<p>In the age of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, <i>House of Cards</i>, and <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, it’s hard to remember that Netflix made its name peddling other studios’ content. In recent years, the streaming service has embarked on a strong …

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky’s Starter Home Hits the Market for a Cool $6 Million

You can now live like the former, and potentially second-time, First Daughter.<p>A few of the Trump kids may have their eye on <b>Chelsea Clinton’s</b> old room in the White House. In the event they don’t get there (which is looking more like a chance than a given, at this point), they luckily still have an …

Chelsea Clinton

Father’s Day Gifts Inspired by 2016’s Hottest Dads

The year 2016: a great time to be a dad. Mark Zuckerberg proved he was no different from any other dad on Facebook. Kanye West continued in his tradition of nonsensical, monosyllabic baby naming. Steph Curry let his daughter showcase her precocious P.R. skills, and Ryan Gosling had one without …

Mark Zuckerberg

Lyft’s Newest Feature Is a Throwback to the Industry It Replaced

But don’t expect Uber to follow suit.<p>Lyft is introducing an unexpected wrinkle into the on-demand economy. While the $5.5 billion start-up launched with the goal of giving users near-instantaneous access to private drivers with the push of a button, Lyft’s newest feature takes its cue from the …

Travis Kalanick

Climate Change-Denier Donald Trump Is Worried Rising Seas Could Ruin His Golf Course

The billionaire apparently cares about climate change when his own properties are threatened.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> wants to build another wall—but not the kind you might think. The presumptive G.O.P. presidential nominee is trying to put up a massive sea wall to save one of his many golf resorts from the …

Climate Change

You Can Now Bring Home a Mad Men Collectible—No, It’s Not Stan

You can buy some of the show’s most memorable items just in time for Father’s Day.<p>Trust us, if Stan Rizzo, his beard, and his glorious neckerchiefs ever come up for auction, you’ll be the first to know. But just because you can’t take home Peggy Olson’s arm candy, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a …

Father's Day

Kris Jenner Might Be Changing Her Name

“I was the original Kardashian,” she told Khloé.<p>The show is called <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians.</i> When people rage against the family that’s single-handedly responsible for the degradation of refined society as we know it, they curse the name Kardashian. And yet the woman who’s actually …

Kris Jenner

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Went to Rome to Watch Sofia Coppola and Valentino Take On La Traviata

Quite the starry crowd joined the director and designer for their operatic debut on Sunday night.<p>A new and glitzed-up version of <b>Giuseppe Verdi’s</b> opera <i>La Traviata</i> opened on Sunday night in Rome. The production is directed by <b>Sofia Coppola</b>, with costumes by <b>Valentino Garavani</b>. Valentino himself …

Sofia Coppola

11 Questions for Sweetbitter Author Stephanie Danler, Union Square Cafe’s Most Successful Alumnus

The author talks to us about her obsession with poetry, writing her first novel, and why food and sex are more similar than you think.<p><b>Stephanie Danler</b> was 29 years old and 7 years deep into the New York City restaurant world when she enrolled in the New School—while still a waitress—with her mind …

Food & Dining

Shonda Rhimes Is Bringing Her Midas Touch to the Movies

After changing the face of network TV, Rhimes sets her sights on the film business.<p>Over a decade after <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> premiered on ABC, and <b>Shonda Rhimes’s</b> iron grip on her TV empire is stronger than ever. Deadline called Rhimes one of the 2016 Upfronts Overachievers thank to the five shows—<i>Grey’s,</i> …

Shonda Rhimes

Elijah Wood on Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood: “If You Can Imagine It, It’s Probably Happened”

When are people going to start paying attention to this?<p>Conversations about child sex abuse in Hollywood are not new: in his 2013 book, <i>Coreyography</i>, <b>Corey Feldman</b> detailed the saga of alleged abuse that he and his <i>The Lost Boys</i> co-star <b>Corey Haim</b> faced as emerging child stars. Still, the discussion …

Child Abuse

Derek Blasberg’s 2016 Cannes Photo Diary Captures a Side of the Festival You Won’t See Anywhere Else

See intimate portraits of Katy Perry, Kate Hudson, and more on the Croisette.<p>The French Riviera has long been a destination for the glamorous and the fabulous. After all, this is where the Duke and Duchess of Windsor settled he said no to being the King of England. And – <i>hello!</i> – who else remembers …

Festivals

How Neighbors 2 Pulled Off Bloody Tampons, Vomit, and More Delightfully Gross Gags

Vomit tastes good, blood is corn syrup, and prosthetic balls take a little while to pick out.<p><i>Neighbors 2</i> has been rightly lauded for proving once and for all that yes, comedies <i>can</i> be progressive <i>and</i> funny. The movie follows the same couple from <i>Neighbors</i> (<b>Seth Rogen</b> and <b>Rose Byrne</b>), as they find …

Entertainment

Snapchat’s New X-Men Ad Shows How the App Could Become an E-commerce Powerhouse

The start-up lets users buy X-Men: Apocalypse tickets inside of its app—kind of.<p>Snapchat is best known for its disappearing picture and video messaging service, but it’s dabbled in e-commerce, too. Last year, co-founder <b>Evan Spiegel’s</b> start-up invested in swipe-to-buy shopping start-up Spring, and …

Advertising

Is Justin Bieber Done with Award Shows?

In a new Instagram think piece, Justin Bieber grapples with his relationship to award shows.<p>Do you know about these award shows? Award shows like the Billboard Music Awards, which were on Sunday night. You might know about these award shows, but <b>Justin Bieber,</b> who won the prize for “top male artist” …

Celebrity Gossip

Game of Thrones: 10 Easter Eggs, References, and Callbacks You Might Have Missed in “The Door”

Did you catch them all?<p>Season 6, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones had plenty of plot twists and shocking moments to keep even the most casual viewer coming back for more (R.I.P., Hodor). But after a few re-watches, even more layers of the story come to light. Here’s a spoiler-free look at all the …

See Kate Middleton and Prince William Visit the Flower Named After Princess Charlotte

Harry and the Queen attend the Chelsea Flower Show, as well.<p>The idea of a flower show—as an event that royals would attend en masse—seems extremely, especially, <i>royal</i>. Imagine spending your Monday by waking up to a cup of tea, flipping through a newspaper (it’s considered ”gauche to open a laptop …

Kate Middleton

Why War Photographers Are More Important than Ever

Sebastian Junger explains why the work of David Douglas Duncan, Don McCullin, James Nachtwey, and Lynsey Addario is more essential than ever before.<p>Photos: Four Generations of Fearless War Photographers<p>At a time when images of inhumanity overwhelm us—and people the world over walk around with …

War

Exclusive Preview: Donald Trump’s First Day in the White House

An excerpt from the new book Trump’s America reveals a straightforward inaugural address and an immediate ban on “Muslim-y rugs.”<p>Written by <i>The Onion</i> founder <b>Scott Dikkers</b>, the new book <i>Trump’s America: The Complete Loser‘s Guide</i> is a comprehensive look, from inaugural address to military policy, to …

White House

Donald Trump’s Poll Numbers Are Surging. Is Bernie Sanders to Blame?

Under attack from the left and the right, Hillary Clinton is losing ground in a two-front war.<p>With no other primary candidates to oppose him and the Republican Party rapidly falling into line, <b>Donald Trump</b> is soaring in national polls, while <b>Hillary Clinton’s</b> double-digit lead has evaporated in the …

Polling

India Is Racing Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Into Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation just launched the country’s “first indigenous space shuttle.”<p>Silicon Valley’s space race is heating up. Last month, <b>Elon Musk</b>’s private aerospace company SpaceX announced its ambitions to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the red planet. “Planning …

India

Our First Official Look at Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast Is Here

Watch the first teaser trailer for the upcoming film.<p>It’s likely, and expected, that the second you saw this headline, you let your boss know you wouldn’t be coming in today, donned the Hermione wig you keep in your backpack at all times, took three deep breaths (knowing you were about to behold</b> …

Emma Watson

Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book Mixtape Just Made History

He did what Kanye West almost did.<p><b>Chance the Rapper</b> just did something no other artist has ever done, landing on the Billboard 200 chart with a streaming-only album. His new mixtape, <i>Coloring Book</i>, is available exclusively to stream on Apple Music until May 27, and isn’t affiliated with any record …

Kanye West

Finally, Somebody Came Up With a New Trump-Clinton Angle

It’s the media’s latest take in a very bizarre campaign.<p>(A version of this article originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>Yes, all politics is local. That can be true with presidential campaign coverage. It explains this lede: “Somebody had better put a mezuzah on the Lincoln bedroom.” Huh? It’s from …

Journalism

John Oliver to Bernie Sanders Supporters: Primaries Are Insane, but Get Over It

The outcome is the same either way.<p>As any <b>Bernie Sanders</b> supporter is liable to tell you, the primary and caucus systems by which parties vote ahead of their conventions are incredibly arcane. Some states hold primaries, some hold caucuses, some hold both but only give one of them actual power …

Bernie Sanders

Viacom Battle Between Philippe Dauman and Sumner Redstone’s Daughter Takes An Ugly New Turn

The Viacom C.E.O. filed a claim in Massachusetts court after Sumner Redstone removed his close friend and protégé from his trust.<p>Less than two weeks after a judge dismissed a case over <b>Sumner Redstone’s</b> mental competency, the 92-year-old billionaire media mogul once again finds himself in a …

Sumner Redstone

Have Beyoncé and Jay Z Already Recorded a Joint Album in Secret?

A new report posits the collaboration would be coming out on Tidal “very soon.”<p><b>Beyoncé</b> and <b>Jay Z</b> have never been ones, at least in recent years, to give tell-all interviews or to “make statements” on Instagram or to in any way address or play into tabloid or media speculation about their art or …

Jay-Z

Leader of the Afghan Taliban Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

Afghanistan’s president had struggled to bring the Taliban into peace negotiations under his rule.<p>Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour was killed in an American drone strike over the weekend, president <b>Barack Obama</b> confirmed Monday. The U.S. drone strike is believed to have been the first …

Afghanistan

Of Course Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Saw ​Hamilton​ For Their Anniversary

Like all Hamilton-goers, they had to post a photo of it.<p>Millennial dad <b>Mark Zuckeberg</b> and his wife, <b>Priscilla Chan,</b> celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary over the weekend with the ultimate social-media brag: posting a photo after seeing <i>Hamilton</i> on Broadway with the show’s creator, <b>Lin-Manuel</b> …

Mark Zuckerberg