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    Last Sunday in Nashville, Marilyn Manson turnt up at his own show/service with a little help from his nun-in-charge, Smashing Pumpkins frontman/wrestling producer Billy Corgan -- an earth-splitting event captured by a devout fan with a cam. 

    In expected form, it begins with Manson orating from his great pulpit about seven-headed beasts and setting Bibles alight, all topped off by some nice gyrating/flopping action to the beginning of "Antichrist Superstar." But what's not so expected is the appearance of his friend Corgan in full on nun drag, which then briefly moves into a possessed, nun-themed cover of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." 

    Thank Satan for whoever decided to put these two on tour together.


    [h/t Stereogum]


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  • 08/21/15--23:39: The Sunday Funnies


  • SNL released this extended version of Kate McKinnon's Justin Bieber Calvin Klein ad spoof and it's magical. "I'm a big boy model now."
     
    15ISR.jpgTinder. [Mlkshk]

    tumblr_nta7coEjns1tpg4boo1_400.gifWhen you're waiting to see if they can do a table for 4 at 9 at a restaurant that's not great but OK but you have friends in town and didn't plan well enough. [gif-giz]

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    Let her live her truth. [Mlkshk]

    Tom Hardy is down with US, ITs the unit not Bad Boy LMAO #nopuffyjuice #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

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    This is very important. [LaughterKey]


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    Just gonna leave this here. [Mlkshk]


    The world's greediest pig meerkat won't let anyone eat the grapes. Jerk! [TastefullyOffensive]
    tumblr_mvuimm7TTr1qil3kvo1_500.pngSounds good. [HorseySurprise]

    tumblr_nsvld5048D1qzmowao1_400.gifCat fax fever. [Mlkshk]

    Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 10.27.48 AM.pngMotherfucking Cher. [LaughterKey]

    When you try and act tough, but someone just hits that nerve...

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    Us anytime we have to meet new people. [Rymoji]


    15JDJ.jpgBurn it to the ground. [Mlkshk]



    When ur really good at pretending to like birthday gifts

    Posted by Just Vines on Tuesday, August 18, 2015


    For everyone who's keeping it 100 with an avocado today. [JustVines]
     

    Speechless. [ActualGOP]


    Turn your sound up. [TrainedChimpanzee]
     

    Iconic. [SMDTBH]

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    Have a blessed Sunday. [LaughterKey]


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    Disney has a long and storied history of loving long-haired leading men, from Tarzan to Mulan's Shang to every male character in Beauty and the Beast -- so it comes as no surprise that the men who frequent their theme park are just as disheveled-chic when it comes to their grooming decisions. Cue excellent Instagram Man Buns of Disneyland, which is a visual love letter to every long-haired DILF to grace Disney's neon-lit gates. Check out a few of our favorites below.




    This guy has been spotted once again! #manbun #mun #manbuns #dca #disneyland #manbunsofdisneyland

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    [h/t Buzzfeed]

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    That high-pitched noise that sounds like a million hyenas keening you hear this morning is the collective wailing of a bunch of pre-teens who just heard the news that One Direction might be breaking up.

    Though they've valiantly tried to prove to the world that they're "totally doing fine, guys" after Zayn left the group (Exhibit A: their "Drag Me Down" video), a source told The Sun that starting in March, they'll take "an extended hiatus of at least a year to pursue solo projects." But before everyone starts breaking out the prayer candles and creating shrines to Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam, the source goes on to insist that "it is definitely not a split and they fully intend to get back together at some time in the future." But maybe those words are just a cushion to soften the blow because this same source later says "but for now it is the end and they go out on top as the world's most popular music act."

    In the meantime, though, fans can content themselves with 1D's forthcoming album, which will be out in time for the holidays.

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    Welcome to our September Luxe in Flux issue, featuring a vast array of perspectives on the definition of "luxury" today and the things people value, whether it's a Hermes bag, an extreme beauty treatment (bird poop facials are very much a thing right now) or something more emotional, and abstract like the luxury of time, the luxury of water, the luxury of privacy or the luxury of open borders. As these ideas suggest, in an ever-more global and tech-centric world, the definition of luxury is getting reconsidered.

    Our cover stars Olivier Rousteing and Jeremy Scott, posing with their muses Jennifer Lopez and rising K-Pop star CL, have brought new energy and life to the fashion houses Balmain and Moschino and taken luxury to the masses while modernizing their brands.

    Elsewhere in the issue, we talk to Riccardo Tisci, who is moving his Givenchy fashion show to New York Fashion Week this year as the brand sets to open a flagship in Manhattan. We also check in with Alexander Wang, who resigned from Balenciaga to focus on his namesake company as we were shipping this issue, about his luxury legacy. You'll also find interviews with design duos Proenza Schouler and Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2 as well as a striking photo spread on luxury and all of its outrageous iterations with famed architect-designers Roman & Williams.

    But this issue goes far beyond the limitations of luxury as it applies to fashion. We've got a hilarious essay by Kathy Griffin on the luxury of time; Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to us about the California drought and water conservation; and we take a trip to Cuba and reflect on the luxury of freedom and travel without restriction. The issue also includes a powerful interview with Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning conducted via snail mail from her jail cell with musician Holly Herndon about the luxury of privacy and how it applies to art, activism and gender.

    And that's only the half of it. Stay tuned Wednesday for our cover stories with Rousteing, J.Lo, Scott and CL and look for our issues on stand Monday, August 31st.

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    AFROPUNK Festival returned to Brooklyn this weekend and this year a new event was added to the much-anticipated line-up: a Friday night Fancy Dress ball, held at the festival grounds inside Commodore Barry Park and headlined by fest star Grace Jones with other performances by Cakes da Killa, Mike Q and Bill Coleman. The party raised funds for the AFROPUNK Global Initiative, which, according to the site "dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service." Much like the festival itself, the party's guests did not skimp on the A++ outfits and our photographer, Rebecca Smeyne, spotted everything from "funerary chic" looks to fantastic headwear (think: turbans, headwraps, giant bows and more) and feathers, flowers, and eye-catching prints galore. Take a peek at photos from the night, below.


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     In today's edition of "the world is a horrible place," Spirit Halloween stores will be selling Caitlyn Jenner costumes this year -- because it wouldn't be Halloween without tasteless marketing gimmicks.

    Seeing as how Caitlyn's already been at the center of a lot of transmisogyny and straight-up hate for just being herself, this is multiple levels of fucked up-ness, not least because tasteless costumes tend to be the norm at Halloween and it's pretty likely that most of the purchases will be done by "jokesters" rather than people looking to make a serious tribute to a transperson's journey.

    However, Spirit HQ is defending the costume, as PR and marketing head Trisha Lombardo said, "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her." Since we all know that ass-covering "intentions" means everything's okay. 

    Can't we all just do a Minions look and call it a day?



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    When visitors rave about Provincetown boutique MAP it usually comes off as a backhanded compliment: "Sure I'd expect to see a store like this New York, or LA, but I'm surprised it's in Provincetown!" Chalk up the store's 20-year success to owner Pauline Fisher who oversees the selection of goods, which includes Levi's denim, David Shrigley prints and greeting cards, Diptyque candles, cool sunglasses, jewelry, and much more. We had the chance to talk to Fisher about her buying process, her customers and Provincetown.

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    How would you describe your store to someone visiting for the first time?

    It's a curated mix of clothing, jewelry, books, accessories, and items that I feel are inspiring of the moment. The underlying theme changes every year -- this year felt like we were inspired by the new nomads, people who travel a lot, either for pleasure or work, who buy great quality, items that can work anywhere and translate to style globally.

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    What are some of the most memorable customer experiences you've had?

    National treasures John Waters and Michael Cunningham's daily visits make our day in the summer, plus ['70s punk rock luminary] Danny Fields visiting and sitting at the counter telling us the best rock and roll stories ever.

    MAP_4.jpegWhat's unique about being a store in Provincetown

    We get the most creative and style-savvy customer at MAP, a customer that keeps us motivated to feature items that will surprise them that they've found them at land's end.

    MAP, 220 Commercial Street Provincetown. Ma 02657, 508-487-4900

    For more on Provincetown, check out PAPERMAG.com/ptown

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    Over the weekend, Wiz Khalifa was stopped at LAX for the intolerable crime of "taking a stand for our generation" and not wanting to dismount his IO Hawk/hover board/hand-less Segway. Whatever you want to call the technology (which has recently become the rapper ride of choice), it's ultimately pretty harmless, which makes it all the more absurd that several officers took Wiz down while repeatedly claiming that he was "resisting," even though he is basically just chilling.

    It's frustrating that this happened, not least because it's yet another moment where someone is incapable of actually resisting unfair treatment by law enforcement for doing nothing. LAX's response is generic and does nothing to suggest that Wiz's hover board could have been a threat to anyone, which is especially suspicious when you consider that, apparently, they're not banned for everyone.

    For more, we turn to the trailer for the upcoming season of Empire, in which Hakeem is seen riding around on his very own IO Hawk. Does this mean that at some point, the "Drip Drop" star will have his own airport altercation? Only time and Twitter will tell.


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    A white group of model Winnie Harlow's devoted fans have been posting photos of themselves recreating her vitiligo pigmentation -- and as expected have become the brunt of some social media fury. But Harlow herself has come to the defense of her...enthusiastic admirers via Instagram. 

    Acknowledging that this is "probably not what a lot of people want," she says that, "every time someone wants fuller lips, or a bigger bum, or curly hair, or braids does not mean our culture is being stolen. Have you ever stop [sic] to realize these things used to be ridiculed and now they're loved and lusted over."

    Which like, true, but it's also important to note that most discussions surrounding acts of "cultural appropriation" center on the fact that the outward harm it causes far outweighs how admirable the individual intent may be.

    Granted, she seems to be viewing this make-up thing as less of a minstrel-esque display and more about a visual appreciation, arguing in a follow-up post that, "This situation has nothing to do with blacks or whites. All races have recreated the pattern of my skin and when they did it, it was complimented and glorified...It's not actually about me or anyone else. It's about a feeling I've created, and what I represent to whoever draws me, tattoos me or recreates my look (regardless of race!)."

    And while Winnie may have a point when she says, "In a time when so much negative is happening, please don't accuse those who are showing love and appreciation, of being hateful" -- there are definitely other ways of expressing this sort of admiration that are less likely to be, uh, misinterpreted by the general public.

    [h/ti-D]


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    Summer means it's scrub season -- aka that time of year when your phone suddenly starts getting flooded with late night copy-paste texts à la "was just thinking of you" from your ex. And while the temptation to let them back into your life may be strong, a new Twitter called Texts From Ur Ex is out to document l'asshole in action -- hopefully so you can find it within yourself to resist backsliding and "yeah nah" that toxic POS, too. Check out a few of our favorites below and don't hesitate to submit your own horrific exchanges.
     








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    AFROPUNK Festival once again returned to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park this past weekend, featuring an epic line-up that included Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Kelis, Danny Brown, SZA and so much more. Friday night saw a Fancy Dress Ball take over the park that also saw Jones headlining (along with Cakes Da Killa, Mike Q and Bill Coleman) -- see pics HERE -- and both the pre-party and the main event were full of spectacularly on-point fashion both on-and-off-stage. We sent a photographer to shoot some of the best street style out there and hear attendees' thoughts on everything from how they put together their look to the meaning of 'AFROPUNK' and why the fest has become such a beacon of inclusivity and acceptance. Take a look at photos, which also include shots of Grace Jones' performance, below.


    Adrian Blake

    "This is my natural style -- I'm a bohemian kind of guy. [I'm excited to say] Lenny Kravitz -- he's my idol. I remember seeing one of his videos when I was twelve and I was like, 'You can be black and do rock 'n roll?' He changed my life."


    Adia Victoria

    "I believe it's impossible to embody AFROPUNK [but] everybody is here and experiencing it and we're all contributing to this one, weird amalgamation of awesomeness. My tribute to Sandra Bland [during my performance] as a black woman was stating, 'You know what? I'm not safe.' I felt that everything that was happening with police brutality couldn't happen to me because I was a 'good girl' that's as beautiful and articulate as Sandra Bland and they snuffed her out. I like like now nobody is safe. Your skin makes you a target and I felt like I needed to bare witness to what's happening and I need everyone [to do so], too. I believe we can put a stop to this if we speak of truth and power so I felt compelled to speak her name."


    Dariell Leak

    "My normal look is very punk and pink. I hate anything that's normal. I'm constantly going against the grain and since I work in a corporate job, I'm constantly fighting to be myself."


    Em

    “You are speaking with Em, nothing but a gem. Let me tell y’all, get them M’s. I’m here to represent. Shout out to all the people black with melanin, because they’re here, and not to pretend. I write a lot of poetry. AFROPUNK is a beautiful collage of different shades of beautiful black women, and black men...For my outfit, I wanted a black-out outfit to represent all of the beautiful souls that are here, that has melanin. Shout out to all the Queens, no matter what shade you be. I’m here because I’m a witness and I see."


    Jillian Green

    "I embody AFROPUNK because I fit in here, but I am an outsider.”


    Ro Yoon

    "This is my first year, and I traveled from Seattle just to see Grace Jones. I am really upset I missed out on her performance and Cakes Da Killa’s performance last night at the Fancy Dress ball. My outfit was implemented by the heat, but its ethereal, and fun! I embody AFROPUNK because it’s so inclusive, but it’s amazing to be here as a trans person and support trans issues.”


    Joelle Jean-Fontaine

    "My outfit came from how I dress day-to-day. I always mix feminine silhouettes with a twist of tomboy-ish style."


    Pierre Bagwell-Green

    "My look was inspired by Egyptian art and history."


    Qutress Trevino

    "I traveled all the way from Chicago for AFROPUNK but I like to look at it as Afro-Futurism -- not AFROPUNK. I feel like a lion -- someone told me I look like Scar from the Lion King."


    Shanique Johnson

    "I feel Afro-centric by sporting a dashiki-inspired top and bottom and tribal face paint."


    Tinajah Davis

    "This is a place where I can actually come and fit in since I grew up not really knowing where to go. My outfit was inspired by Erykah Badu as I grew up listening to her."


    Ryan Drake and Alex Brooklyn

    "We're trying to hear some good music, soak up all this melanin richness and beauty...We hope Lenny's pants rip again!"


    Ian Isaiah

    "I am AFROPUNK. I am glad there is finally a title for who I am and what I stand for. It’s not just about being black, but also being any ethnicity and just embracing it. The inspiration for today’s outfit is Lenny Kravitz, as he is playing tonight. I am sporting a thigh high boot which is dedicated to Lenny Kravitz, because I believe in Lenny Kravitz and I believe in his crotch."


    Sembene McFarland

    "AFROPUNK is self-acceptance and celebrating who I am, it’s a coming home or meet in the middle, a place where I can come and breathe and enjoy other peoples presence while they bask in being themselves."


    DJ Kitty Cash

    "The detail on my booty is a sticker that says 'Very Black' I just love what it says and what it stands for.”


    Keite Young

    "I'm from Fort Worth, Texas...my crew and I were pulled by AFROPUNK and had to attend. I perform so my outfit is what I can be found usually wearing. It's Ethiopian wedding garb and a fellow Ethiopian recognized it!"


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    A dancer during Grace Jones set


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    Male Supermodel Garret Neff is no stranger to the limelight. With superhuman good looks and a resume boasting campaigns for Hugo Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, H&M as well as a bevy of runway shows and endless editorials Neff has earned is status in the industry. Did we mention he's absolutely charming too? 


    Neff is now flexing his creative muscles with his new project, a comprehensive men's swim line called KATAMA. With tennis and military inspirations that maintains a masculinity without compromising on cuts and editorial styles, the line is very wearable. The Philadelphia native refers to the influential men in his family as his style inspirations for the line, from the "preppy athleticism of my father to the tailored sharpness of my world-traveling grandfather to the military functionality of my uncle's clothes." 

    Check out our #MCM Q&A below with Neff, as well as images of Garret sporting the line, and from his men's week presentation.


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    Alright, so where you from, and how were you discovered?

    I was coming back from Barbados ... so I was in college and I was taking classes down there --  a fun summer course for the Economics department.

    So you had that tan going?

    Yeah, I got spotted basking in the sun, actually  I was coming back and I had to connect from Barbados in Miami to catch my flight into Philly. I was waiting in the terminal and some guy walked up to me, an older male model. And he said "hey, you should start modeling."


    That's cool. Did you sign with Miami agency or ...

    He was probably 45 or 50 years old at the time and was a model in New York. Looking him up later, I was able to see that he had an amazing career. He had shot all over the place and been featured by many major brands. His home base was in New York, so he connected me to that agency. We had to drop my sister off at Cornell law school towards the end of the summer so my mom suggested we swing by the agency office in the city. We went in and you know, just started from there. 

    How long ago was that?

    Um, about 10 years ago?

    What has been your favorite job?

    I think probably the most recognition I got was from some of the work for Calvin Klein. The most fun shoots would have to be the editorials where I got to travel to interesting places. This past February I went to India to be photographed by Doug English. I had never been to India and it was an amazing experience. I also loved going to Hawaii to shoot with Bruce Weber! 

    What's your favorite food when you're off duty?

    Oh man. I like chocolate.

    Favorite Movie?

    Probably The Royal Tenenbaums.

    Favorite place in NYC?

    Central Park during the summer.

    Dog or cat person?

    I like dogs.

    What's your spirit animal?

    Cuddle Fish.

    What's one thing you are afraid of?

    Probably growing up

    What kind of music are you listening to now?

    Paul Simon, Phish and the Grateful Dead.


     

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    In addition to modeling for Chanel and starring in music videos, our latest It Girl obsession Lily-Rose Depp is now being featured in a queer-awareness campaign called Self Evident Truths.

    The work of artist, photographer and "social scientist" iO Tillett Wright, Self Evident Truths seeks to photograph 10,000 people who identify across the sexuality spectrum. Basically open to anyone who doesn't identify as "100% straight," the project aims to"spread awareness and understanding about a broader spectrum of human sexuality."

    "We want to bring human stories from within the LGBTQ community to the world," the website says. "So that we can begin to erase the boundaries between 'Gay', 'Trans', 'Straight', and 'Other'." After all, giving visibility to the vast spectrum is an important first step toward wider acceptance and we're pleased she seems to be taking her role as a public figure seriously. Well done, Miss Depp. 



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    Did your parents play "got your nose" with you when you were a child? They were doing it wrong -- they're supposed to give you their nose, as Jeff Goldblum adorably demonstrates in this interview with Conan. Do you think Charlie Ocean (yes, that is the name of Jeff Goldblum's child) will grow up big and strong because he was force-fed his father's nose? Will he have to go through more therapy than a normal child of Jeff Goldblum might? We'll keep an eye on this story as it develops through nursery school, when Charlie Ocean refuses to share his father's nose at lunch time.



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    There's no denying that PTown comes alive during the summer but experiencing the town during the rest of the year brings into focus a fuller, more multi-faceted view of what the area has to offer. Visiting off-peak comes with some obvious perks as well, including no waiting for dinner reservations, cheaper lodging, and a Commercial Street free of pedicabs and tipsy tourists. Here are a few more reasons to check out the town off-season, below.

    Art all year -- The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is a world-class institution with a locally-focused mission. Honoring and sustaining the artistic roots of the area, the museum hosts exhibitions, educational events, and public programming year-round. Coming up in September, the exhibition After Images, focuses on more recent, painterly-inspired images by Amy Arbus, the world-class photographer who is the daughter of the legendary Diane Arbus.  

    Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657

    Halloween -- For a town that is in costume most of the year, it's not surprising that Provincetown is home to some of the most epic Halloween parties. With Halloween falling on a Saturday in 2015, expect non-stop bashes from Friday through Sunday. The Crown and Anchor alone will be hosting over 7 events throughout the weekend, ranging from costumed brunch to a weekend rager. If you're looking for a more historical spook, book a Provincetown Ghost Tour where you'll spend 90 minutes being guided around cemeteries and other creepy attractions, hearing haunted tales of Provincetown's wicked past.

    The Crown and Anchor, 247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-1430


    Playwrights Festival -- Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neil both once called Provincetown home, and the city has honored its playwright history ever since. Each November the Provincetown Theater presents a series of plays from New England playwrights and a highlight from the past fest was the first full-length stage reading of acclaimed horror author H.P. Lovecraft's The Shadow over Innsmouth. If you're looking for even more, the theater hosts a Tennessee Williams-specific festival in late September. 

    Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-7487

    Holiday Season -- The New England winter feeling of blankets of snow, biting winds, and weather-beaten wood still envelopes the beach town during the holidays. Decorations cover the area and are tailor-made to their surroundings, such as a town Christmas tree made out of lobster traps, and over 3,000 Christmas lights adorning the Pilgrim monument. While the town may seem unrecognizable, familiar shops and restaurants provide opportunities for classic holiday shopping and celebratory dinners. 

    May Restaurant Openings -- Before the start of the busy season many restaurants will re-open with parties, tasting menus and other events that may allow you to slip in for some free booze and food, and connect with the locals. You'll also be the first to check out the new restaurants, as one or two always tends to appear each season. Central House at the Crown and Anchor throws an annual Townie party in early May, and The Redd Inn's annual opening party is a consistent highlight. 

    Central House at the Crown and Anchor, 247 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-1430

    Red Inn, 15 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-7334

    For more on Provincetown, check out PAPERMAG.com/ptown

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    Over the weekend, Solange and Dev Hynes appeared to patch things up when they came onstage together at LA's FYF Fest. During the set, the duo performed a cover of Nina Simone's "To Be Young Gifted and Black" and last night Solange released a beautifully intimate video of the twosome rehearsing the song along with KING and Moses Sumney. It's a quietly stunning moment that Solange describes as "a really special and spiritual moment of solidarity and pride, in celebrating our blackness. I was so grateful to share that with such beautiful like minded artist[s]."

    [via Saint Heron]

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    Coming for you @teenchoicefox 🌻

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    Girl Meets World is more than just a forerunner of the recent trend of rebooting or sequelizing '90s TV -- it's also, apparently, a training ground for smart young actress Rowan Blanchard, who portrays the titular girl (daughter of Cory Matthews, the original boy who met the world). Asked about the term "white feminism" (typically used to refer to conceptions of "feminism" that ignore or gloss over people of color, and especially women of color) on Instagram, Blanchard wrote basically a whole essay answering the question in a series of posts.

    Part 1. By me

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    Part 2. By me

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    Not only does Blanchard make really smart points about how blinkered people's perspectives can be in discussing complicated systems of oppression, she also raises the specter of misogynoir (misogyny specifically directed against black women), an oft-ignored problem, given how much attention is devoted to both "white feminism" and anti-racism that tends to focus on black men. Her case in point? Amandla Stenberg, of course.

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    The level of poise and thoughtfulness here is pretty incredible for any 13-year-old -- it's not surprising that several other actresses have already called attention to Blanchard's words. (In addition to the essay itself, BuzzFeed has a few celebrity reactions.) If this is the kind of girl who's going to be meeting the world going forward, maybe we're not in such a bad position after all.
     

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    avril 1.jpgOne of the most important parts of Taylor Swift's shtick is supporting her fans on social media by liking their content about her -- it shows that she's invested in them, that she's their friend. But not all social media engagement is created equally, and sometimes simply liking something is enough to piss someone else off.

    In this case, Swift ostensibly liked a seemingly innocuous Tumblr post celebrating how close she is with her fans, using a negative contrast with other celebrities, including Kanye West and Swift's nemesis Katy Perry.

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    Avril Lavigne, included as one of the people in the original post, didn't take so kindly to the implied endorsement.

    Okay, parsing this tweet is kind of... complicated (sorry, sorry). Is Avril Lavigne right that comparing things is an exercise in judgment? Definitely. Does judgment only define the person who judges, rather than the subject? No, probably not (although it's a consistent theme in Lavigne's music, especially if you're being judged for not being good enough for a girl). But is she right that Taylor Swift should maybe chill with the poorly-thought out social media potshots? Yuuup.

    If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that this random dude should stay out of it. [via BuzzFeed]



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    In our April issue, Eckhaus Latta's Mike Eckhaus told us he and has partner Zoe Latta share a "visceral, emotional feeling toward clothing." A similarly earthy, expressive vibe comes through in their new AW15 campaign video from director Alexa Kaolinski. Featuring music by Dev Hynes, a disembodied narrator reads a poem written by the designers. A sample line: "One night I laid in bed and listened to you cry on the other side of the wall as you watched an entire season of Mad Men until the sun came up." We are so on board with this. Watch the NSFW video above. Smoked salmon, anyone? 

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