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Biden Resets Russian Relations With Call to Putin

The bear’s been poked. On a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday, U.S. President Joe Biden raised concerns about jailed dissident Alexei Navalny, extensive...

GOP Vote Tally Signals Trump Acquittal

It’s too late. That’s the prevailing sentiment behind 45 senators voting to block former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as unconstitutional. With just five Republicans...

Global Virus Cases Pass 100 Million

It’s not going away — not yet, at least. COVID-19 cases worldwide have passed the troubling milestone, with well over 2 million deaths, as nations struggle to deliver vaccines to...

Goldman Sachs CEO Takes $10M Pay Cut Over 1MDB

They claim he didn’t know. But the bank says an “institutional failure” let it help raise $6.5 billion in bonds for Malaysia’s national 1MDB fund, which was used to bribe...

NEWS + POLITICS

The Latest Weapon Against Fake News? Video Games

These games make you think like fake-news purveyors — so you know what to expect in real life.

How Beyoncé Helped Figure Skater Adam Rippon Make the Olympics

Adam Rippon visits 'The Carlos Watson Show' to talk about how he broke into the Olympics late in his career and won a bronze medal.

The OZY News Quiz

What song did Bruce Springsteen sing to open Wednesday night's inaugural show?.

Biden's Big Iran Challenge Looms

President Joe Biden has a small window for resetting with Tehran.

The BBC's Katty Kay Shuts Down Men Who 'Tell Me to Shut Up'

Katty Kay, a British broadcaster and journalist, talks trade with her podcast co-host Carlos Watson on 'The Carlos Watson Show.

This Is Not a 'Peaceful Transition'

While millions will breathe a sigh of relief that the four-year national nightmare has finally ended, Biden leads a dangerously divided nation.

NEW + NEXT

The Women Reshaping the C-Suite

This Sunday Magazine explores the surprising achievements of the woman-led corporate world across industries to look at the leaders of tomorrow — only you get to learn their names today.

A Consumer Banking Rock Star Makes a Bold Bet

If there is a rock star in the not-as-sexy world of consumer banking, Thasunda Duckett is it.

MLK's Legacy Looms Larger Than Ever

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this Sunday Magazine introduces you to today’s leaders across issues to which King devoted his life’s work: poverty, labor, religion and civil rights.

Can These Creative Taxes Catch Up With a Changing World?

Nations are responding in creative, if not necessarily optimal, ways to cultural and technological shifts while implementing new tax schemes.

The Newest Dangerous High: Phenibut

Phenibut, a perspective-altering drug with a terrible name, is increasingly being abused off-brand in the U.

Can an All-Black Boarding School Bring an Education Revolution?

Cymone Davis, 30, is launching a Black boarding school in Tullahassee, Oklahoma, the oldest all-Black town in Indian Territory.

Can the Rolls-Royce of Cannabis Reach the Masses?

It could open up a whole new world of medical marijuana magic.

AROUND THE WORLD

Will Budapest's Drag Scene Survive the Pandemic and Populism?

For years, Hungary's capital has enjoyed a liberal, bohemian image.

The Boom of the Burnout Business

A growing set of startups is offering solutions for the burnout burden that's rising amid the pandemic.

Smell the Coffee: Middle East Women Brew Silent Revolution

From baristas to roasters and judges to quality experts, women are reshaping the industry in the conservative region.

India’s Dirty Arctic Energy Hunt

The world’s third-biggest polluter says it will surpass its Paris climate accord commitments.

GOOD SH*T

The Best Taco in Morocco? Hell, Yeah!

The strangest bedfellows make the best tasting ones.

If You Think Deep Dish Is Chicago's True Pizza, Think Again

Tavern-style pizza was warming the Windy City long before its bigger, deeper brother.

The Next Great Transit Hack: An App for Blind Subway Riders

This app is "mapping out" public transit for blind and visually impaired riders.

Know Your Flow: The Good Sh*t Guide to Pole Passions

You see what Hollywood's selling and you'd never know what pole dancers will tell you right out: Pole dancing is HEAVY.

So You Want to Roboticize Your House?

If you're lucky enough to have a house, you're also probably unlucky enough to have it need fixing.

How to Suck Less at … Being Funny in the Nude

Danni Zamudio is an up-and-coming comic who can make you laugh — and be nude while doing so.

Loving It Like a Local: Cape Town!

When the world opens again, and it will, you'll have a list of places you will hit with a vengeance.

TRUE STORIES

The Story Behind Big Freedia’s Breakout Beyoncé Sample

The New Orleans bounce queen visits “The Carlos Watson Show.

Let’s Talk About Kevin

Kevin Muccular and his wife, Ryan, owners of That's My Dog in Houston, just won $25K for? Hot dogs, baby!.

Meagan Good on How She Stayed True in Hollywood

The action hero joins 'The Carlos Watson Show' for a revealing sit-down.

A Botched Jailbreak and Two Dead Black Brothers

As America reckons with itself, it can't forget the lives already lost.

Jason Derulo on How TikTok Revived His Career

The hit singer and social media sensation joins 'The Carlos Watson Show.

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