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  • This Pellet Smoker Is So Easy to Use You’ll Smoke Perfect Meat the First Time
    on August 3, 2021

    Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/Z GrillsScouting Report: The Z Grills Pioneer 450B pellet grill is the perfect tool for beginner smokers. It's easy to set up and is the best thing to have for a family who loves some smoked meat.You know those guys who can spend seven or eight hours […]

  • He Went From Surfside Horrors to ER Virus Surge: ‘Worst It’s Ever Been’
    on August 3, 2021

    Handout/InstagramAs the 40-year-old medical director for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Urban Search & Rescue Florida Task Force 1, Dr. Ben Abo spent a horrific month at the scene of the Surfside building collapse.He has resumed his second job as an emergency room physician just as new virus cases […]

  • Giannina Gibelli Spills All the Tea on That Wild ‘Love Is Blind: After the Altar’ Reunion and Ditching Damian
    on August 3, 2021

    NetflixWhen Netflix surprise-announced that it was dropping a three-episode Love Is Blind: After the Altar reunion special, the news was met with a collective shrug. After all, the original series, following a group of men and women who speed-date in separated pods over 10 days before proposing to […]

  • Scandal, Spyware, and 69 Pounds of Weed
    on August 3, 2021

    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyTen years ago, long before it found itself at the center of a global scandal, Israeli spyware maker NSO Group was just a small, ambitious startup with no name recognition, and no clients outside of Israel.It wasn’t long before NSO caught a huge break. In […]

  • Democrats Take a Vacation as Millions of Americans Face Eviction
    on August 3, 2021

    Joshua Roberts/Getty ImagesNothing unites Congress like the arrival of August, when Democrats and Republicans collectively curse Washington’s sweltering summer heat and decamp the city for a monthlong vacation. This year lawmakers will frolic on the beach while millions of Americans face imminent […]

  • Japan’s Ex-Prime Minister Is Behind This Hateful Olympic Scandal
    on August 3, 2021

    CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesTOKYO—When the Olympics opening ceremony was held on July 23, ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the man who had sealed Japan’s bid for the Games in the first place, was conspicuously absent—but he was there in spirit.Despite multiple warnings, the music […]

  • What It’s Like to Survive Gay Conversion Therapy
    on August 3, 2021

    NetflixFor a time, John Paulk was the most famous ex-gay person in the world.Throughout the ’90s, he was the public figurehead of the ex-gay movement. He was on the cover of Newsweek, a coveted guest on the talk-show circuit, and frequently booked to speak at religious conventions. He and his […]

  • MyPillow Guy Punts Timeline for Trump Retaking Power as Conspiracy Theories Get Wackier
    on August 3, 2021

    Chip Somodevilla/GettyThe prophecy failed in December, in January, and in March. Twice.But now, claim conspiratorial fans of Donald Trump, the fabled month is finally upon us. In August, some of the most fringe voices in the ex-president’s sprawling universe of followers and adjacent […]

  • How ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Star Kristen Schaal Learned to Love Her ‘Special’ Voice
    on August 3, 2021

    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyFrom her breakthrough performance as Mel the stalker on Flight of the Conchords, to her long-running gig as the voice of fourth-grader Louise Belcher on Bob’s Burgers to her latest role as Number Two on the Disney+ adaptation of The Mysterious Benedict […]

  • The First Hotel in Versailles Is as Insane as You Hoped
    on August 3, 2021

    Renée KempsThump, thump, thump…I waited, confused as to why the part of me controlled by second-hand embarrassment wasn’t cringing over this burly 20-something bellowing in a deep voice something in French about a king and his food.Perhaps it was because I was a few glasses deep that I […]

  • Anti-Vaccine Insanity Is Sweeping Through Mobile, Alabama
    on August 3, 2021

    Gomes/AFP via Getty ImagesI expected COVID-19 to bring fever, loss of taste, pneumonia, maybe a tube down my gullet. My anger, though, was unanticipated.No, I haven’t contracted the disease, but it is consuming the world around me, faster than most places in the United States. Here in Mobile, […]

  • GOP Is Pushing Anti-Vaxx Disinfo… and Acting Like an ‘Authoritarian Regime’
    on August 3, 2021

    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyDr. Peter Hotez has been battling vaccine disinformation for years. But he was still shocked to see United States senators like Ron Johnson peddling anti-vaxxer agitprop.“Historically, this is what the authoritarian regimes do,” Hotez tells Molly […]

  • Why are Black Designers Missing From Museum Fashion Exhibits?
    on August 3, 2021

    Harlem’s Fashion Row Founder and President Brandice Daniel attends Harlem’s Fashion Row’s prelude to New York Fashion Week on Feb. 5, 2020 ay Sony Hall, New York City. Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage. Come the return of museums, come the return of the blockbuster fashion exhibit. And this […]

  • ‘The Bachelorette’ Frontrunner Greg’s Grippo on Katie Thurston Takes a Nightmarish Turn
    on August 3, 2021

    ABCBachelorette frontrunner Greg Grippo seemed bound to make it to the end, but now it seems he’s left for good. Katie Thurston’s obvious feelings for the floppy-haired marketing sales rep have made him a frontrunner from the first episode, but on Monday night the two finished their dream date […]

  • Why Is the FBI Ignoring Far-Right Violence Taking Place in the Open?
    on August 2, 2021

    GettyBy Jeff SteinAmid the silent sniffles and eye-dabbing last week as four policemen recounted how they struggled to hold off the howling pro-Trump mobs on Jan. 6, an significant anecdote told by one of the officers drew no attention from the presiding committee members or in the following […]