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Talk Icon Larry King Dies at 87

One of the best known broadcast hosts in America with his trademark suspenders, King died Saturday in Los Angeles after being treated for COVID-19. Over six decades, he...

Navalny Supporters Protest Across Russia

The arrests began early. By the time Moscow awakened, thousands of protesters in Russia’s eastern time zones were already in the streets, and nearly 200 were arrested today while...

Story of the Week: America’s Hostile Transition

There were fireworks. There were entertainers singing patriotic songs. And there was even a parade of sorts. But what happened Wednesday was the least peaceful transition of U.S....

Coming Up: The Trial of Citizen Trump

It’s clear that a president who wanted to overturn certified election results egged on rioters who staged a deadly assault on the heart of American democracy Jan. 6. But faced...

FEATURED STORY

Butterfly Effect: Biden's Credibility Problem in Africa

The new U.S. president wants to build a coalition of democracies. In Africa, he'll first need to break with dictators.

Around the World

NEWS + POLITICS

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.

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.

A Former Top Spy Tells All

Former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin joined “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.

A Simple, Bold Idea: Reset America

We are launching a weekly newsletter to shine a light on the best and boldest ideas for how to Reset America.

NEW + NEXT

The Newest Dangerous High: Phenibut

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

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.

Can Blockchain Save 'Made in the USA'?

Krissy and Alex Mashinsky, veterans of the fashion and cryptocurrency worlds, have launched a platform for American-made goods, verified by blockchain.

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.

Indian Americans: The New Voices Bringing Diversity to Food Writing

They’re emerging as fresh voices in the white world of food writing.

AROUND THE WORLD

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.

She’s Using the Quran to Fight the Patriarchy

The Pink Hijab Initiatives, launched by Khadija Omari Kayanda, is guiding hundreds of Muslim women in business careers, a daring act in Tanzania.

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

Jason Derulo on How TikTok Revived His Career

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

Sevyn Streeter on Making It Big ‘in God’s Timing’

The singer-songwriter has a revealing sit-down on “The Carlos Watson Show.

Meagan Good on How She Stayed True in Hollywood

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

Who Would Be Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's Dream Verzuz Matchup?

The hip-hop producers join the latest episode of 'The Carlos Watson Show.

How Often Does the Joker Have the Last Laugh?

When you’re friends with an irrepressible cutup like Joe, you know his story can probably only go one of two ways.

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