The Daily Beast How Porn Stars Broke the News to Their Parents 2017-05-27T09:58:26.000000000+00:00 Several adult film stars offer their stories of how they first told their parents they were doing porn—and their sometimes surprising reactions to the news. The Filmmaker Holding Putin’s Feet to the Fire 2017-05-27T08:52:08.000000000+00:00 After helming the Ukrainian revolution doc ‘Maidan,’ Sergei Loznitsa is back at Cannes with ‘A Gentle Creature’—a disturbing portrait of contemporary Russia. How Liberals Are Blowing It Worldwide—and How Macron Might Not 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 Nearly everywhere you look, parties of the left are on the skids. That’s a big part of why Macron won in France. If he delivers, it’ll point the new direction. Why I Hate Picnics 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 The case for skipping the traditional al fresco summer meal. Inside Bedminster, President Trump’s New Jersey Pleasure Palace 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 Expect President Trump to kick back this summer at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Its members hope the Secret Service will keep a low profile. Leo Varadkar May Become Ireland’s First Gay Prime Minister 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 Just 24 years after Ireland decriminalized homosexuality, it is set to anoint a 38-year-old gay man as its PM. How did this Catholic country become a beacon of LGBT equality? Colm Tóibín Knows You’re Secretly Weak 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 The ‘Brooklyn’ author is out with a riveting new novel he hopes will shed light on our capacity for evil—and is full of opinions on gay sex, Irish writing, and the Boston Bomber. If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down every day and writing. Watergate Didn't Reveal Nixon's Demons, David Frost Did 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 Forty years ago, an exchange raised issues that are salient now—about abuses of power, impeachment and a White House view of the media that was “crack ‘em right in the puss.” The Day Robert Caro Grasped The Power of Robert Moses 2017-05-27T04:01:00.000000000+00:00 The prize-winning biographer once thought of Robert Moses as just another government bureaucrat. Then, as he explains in a new audio-only book for Audible.com, all that changed.