Journalism

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Stephen King on His Comics Debut
American Vampire marks King’s comic book arrival—he talks exclusively to The Daily Beast about boy-toy vampires, loving Casper the Friendly Ghost, and wanting a “fun quotient.”

Stephen Sondheim Reveals His Secrets
Stephen Sondheim’s new book Finishing the Hat covers the composer’s biggest successes. He talks about Off-Broadway talent and why Follies never made it to film.

Action Heroes in Heels
From Covert Affairs to Nikita to Undercovers, this season boasts a bumper crop of ladies who aren’t afraid of a little action. Piper Perabo and Doug Liman talk about the action heroes who fight in high heels.

The New Wonder Women of Comics
Once a boys’ club, the world of comic books has drastically changed, as female artists, writers, and editors have risen to prominence. Will readers follow?

Revenge of the Scream Queens
Horror heroines have come a long way since King Kong’s helpless Fay Wray. Today, Megan Fox eats men in Jennifer’s Body—and it’s up to her best girlfriend to stop her.

At Fringe Fest, Women Will Rule
Women playwrights are hitting it big this year, but the playing field still isn’t level. Fringe Fest may help change that.

12 Shows Wrongly Snubbed by the Emmy Awards
The nominees are out—but plenty of worthy shows and performances like NBC’s Community, James Franco, Fringe, and Dianna Agron have already lost.

Return of the Creature Feature!
Piranha 3D is the latest campy monster movie audiences can’t help but love. A look at the genre’s surprising comeback and why viewers are flocking to escapist fare.

The Naked Men of Chatroulette
The latest social-networking phenomenon is filled with men showing off their genitalia. Shannon Donnelly talks to flashers about what they’re getting out of it—and whether Chatroulette is turning otherwise normal men into exhibitionists.

How Deadly Are Your Beauty Products?
What’s in your shampoo and mascara? With a new law out aimed at increasing the transparency of cosmetics companies, A look at the likelihood of toxic dangers hidden in everyday products.

The Shocking Indignities Widows Face
In Ghana, a widow must have sex with a stranger to “purify” herself after her husband’s deaths. In Nepal, widows are believed to be witches. Cherie Blair on the new movement for international widows’ rights.

Sex on the Kindle
Sony recently unveiled its new e-reader into a market that’s red-hot—in part, thanks to closet fans of cheesy romance novels and tween lit who don’t want you to see what they’re reading.

Book Trailers Go Viral
Book trailers are all the rage among publishers, but few of them succeed in bringing in new readers. A look at the best and worst of the latest marketing tool—and one campaign that’s actually writing a book.

The Next Twilight
From fallen angels to zombies, publishers and movie producers are on the hunt for the next big young adult series that will dominate the market.

10 Smart YA Reads
The stunning success of the Hunger Games trilogy has readers, young and old, looking for other well-written, engaging YA novels. Here are 10 not to miss.

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Hoda Kotb Drinks and Drinks and Drinks [Video]

‘And I’m Jeff Rossen. Go Fuck Yourself, New York.’ [Video]

Everyone’s Using The “B-Word” Except The Not-So-Big Three [Video]

Red Eye Hates Belgium Far More Than You [Video]

Holidays, Hooters Girl Drive Fox Anchor to Distraction [Video]

Ben Marcus’ The Flame Alphabet: When Words Kill

Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker: Steampunk, Spies, and a Doomsday Device

Mr g by Alan Lightman: A Creative Creation Myth

Anne Rice’s The Wolf Gift: The Queen is Back

Alec Wilkinson’s The Ice Balloon: S.A. Andrée’s Doomed Arctic Voyage

The Women of Angelmaker: A Bond Girl, a Supervillainess, and a Mad Genius

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Sensitivity In Social Media: Why Was Lara Logan Assaulted Twice?

Ageism In Fashion: Why Can’t Society Leave Women’s Hairstyles Alone?

CBS Reporter Serene Branson Had Migraine Aura, Not Stroke: What’s the Difference?

Pajama Jeans and Slankets: Our Unhealthy Obsession With Clothes for Lazy People

Gallery: 10 Ridiculous Articles of Clothing for Really Lazy People

Vegan Fashion: 10 Animal-Free Purses for Spring

9 Best and Worst Weight Loss Reality TV Shows

And the Award Goes to…10 Healthy Snacks for Your Oscar Party

Animals Hoarding: Health Hazards of Living With Exotic Pets

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No Business Like Scrubs Business A funny thing happened on the way to the millennium: the movie musicals which had been a cinematic staple since the 1930s started slowing down to a trickle through the 1980s and 1990s. Hollywood seemed unwilling to embrace acted-out musical sequences that didn’t involve a cartoon teapot or lion.

Hunter S. Thompson’s Legend Lives On By his being in the public eye, much of Hunter’s life experiences have become ingrained in popular culture. But much of his fame came before you met him. What was it like experiencing the life experiences of someone you’re so close to through the filter of celebrity and of the past?

CW, Fusion of UPN and WB, Targets Teens “The college-age, 18-22, is a critical foundation of the demographic we are targeting,” said Executive Vice President of Communications for The CW Paul McGuire. “I think the WB was always pretty aggressive in the college arena-we did several tours with actors. The new network needs to keep this demographic in mind.”

Watching What You Watch In an effort to expand its coverage of the coveted 18-to-34 television demographic, Nielsen Media Research announced that, beginning in 2007, it will start to include college students who do not live at home in its survey.

Revealing the Sexy Side of Hamilton But what goes down in Hamilton after dark? Nocturnal admissions from those lurking around after hours might give the impression that Hamilton ranks just after the Butler stacks and Mudd roof for sexy Columbia spaces.

Hedda Gobbler, Park Turkey, Lost and Found So if you find yourself stumbling down College Walk after a night of bar-hopping, the turkey you see running around might not be a vodka-fueled hallucination. As Benepe said, “They’re becoming so used to humans that they’re just gonna go where they want to go. It wouldn’t surprise me if one came up and sat on the lap of Alma Mater.”