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White Power Probe Leads Feds to Alleged Identity Theft ‘Hobby’

REUTERSFederal wiretaps targeting cell phones used by Southern California white power gangs allegedly trafficking methamphetamine also turned up a surprise identity theft racket being run by an alleged member of the notorious Lakeside Gangsters, a “multi-generational criminal street gang” with ties to the Aryan Brotherhood and Supreme Power Skins, according...

Prince Andrew Says Prince Philip’s Death Has Left ‘Huge Void’ in Queen’s Life

Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesPrince Andrew spoke publicly for the first time since stepping back from his role as a senior royal, revealing that the queen had told him that the death of Prince Philip had left “a huge void” in her life. Andrew stepped back from public life in 2019, and has not performed any official royal duties in the wake of criticism over...

Chris Wallace Challenges Greg Abbott: You Were Silent on Trump's Migrant Abuses

Fox News SundayFox News anchor Chris Wallace confronted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday, pointing out that while the Republican governor has been outspoken about migrant children abuses during the Biden administration he was silent on the issue during President Donald Trump’s term.With conservatives describing the recent surge of unaccompanied minors...

The Best Airplane Snack Is Now the Best Hiking Snack

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonWhenever I have been on a plane and the flight attendant came around with snacks, it was always an easy choice: Stroopwafels. Of all the airplane foods, those were the best, by a long shot. They’re not overly crumbly like the acclaimed biscotti, and they’re not too dry like pretzels either. No, they...

Will Prince Philip’s Funeral Really Lead to a Royal Family Reset?

Phil Walter / Getty ImagesIf you love The Daily Beast’s royal coverage, then we hope you’ll enjoy The Royalist, a members-only series for Beast Inside. Become a member to get it in your inbox on Sunday.Will the royals and Harry really hit the reset button?Princes William and Harry will reunite as they walk behind their grandfather’s coffin, in a gesture...

Novelist James Jones Showed Grace in the Face of Hemingway’s Cruelty

Courtesy Kaylie JonesLast night I watched Episode 3 of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Hemingway documentary on PBS. I’d watched the first two episodes the night before. The doc is very well produced and has interesting writers talking about Hemingway’s influence, Tobias Wolff and Edna O’Brien among them. But nothing earth-shatteringly new.Already, in the...

How Putin or Xi Could Blow It All Up for Biden

GettyJoe Biden is on a roll. His approval rating is higher than his predecessor’s ever was. Almost three-quarters of Americans think he’s doing a good job handling the COVID pandemic. Sixty percent approve of his handling of the economy.So now is the time for him to start looking at what could go wrong, and turning his attention past our borders. It’s...

America’s Most Iconic Natural Wonder Has a Uranium Mine Next Door

Scott Buffon/Arizona Daily Sun via APJust 10 miles south of the entrance to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a giant hole in the ground where miners are hoping to strike it big with one of Earth’s rarest but deadliest elements—uranium. Despite it only being about 17 acres in size, the Canyon Mine extends over 1,400 feet down into the Earth’s surface...

From Fire Island to Palm Springs, Hope for a Great Gay Summer of ’21—But ‘Hope Doesn’t Pay the Bills’

Tibrina Hobson/GettyA calendar full of fun and reservations, every weekend packed with generation-long traditions and new experiences. Making your way through a club packed with people, the fact you’re rubbing up against someone’s sweat barely registering while in a state of bacchanalian euphoria. Snaking lines outside of restaurants, bars, and parties...

If We Act Like We Already Beat the Coronavirus, That’s How It Wins

GettyWe have a new epidemic of mixed messages on our hands. On the one side are those experts who remain very worried about another surge before the vaccine delivers us to the promised land and on the other those who see the vial as half-full and rising with each jab.One thing’s certain: The most highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant that brought Britain...

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