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The Curious Decline of Paul Mooney

He's a famously provocative — and infamously difficult — comedy trailblazer. But lately, something even more upsetting than usual has been going on at his stand-up gigs.

By David Peisner

How Intelligent Do You Have to Be to Raise a Child?

The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to another family just after birth — a decision the mother was ready to fight.

By Lisa Miller

The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm

When Ryan Kavanaugh wasn’t hanging out with Bradley Cooper, or leasing a horse for Kate Bosworth, or negotiating a Golden Globes shout-out from Christian Bale, or bringing a baby wolf to the office, he was talking up the sweetest game in Hollywood: the chance to invest in movies that seemed certain to succeed. 

By Benjamin Wallace