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John Grisham Rethinks Defense of Guys Who View Child Porn

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:50

In a recent interview with The Telegraph to promote his latest novel, John Grisham lamented that, because of harsh sentencing laws, prisons are filled with "60-year-old white men" like himself, who "pushed the wrong buttons, went too far and got into child porn." Following a huge backlash, on Thursday the ... More »

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Gina Rivera: Holiday Season Perfect For Big Change in Your Hair Style

Huffington Post (Fashion) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:49
Hair is about expression, and if you've been 'expressing' the same thing for a long time, you probably need to make a change for its own sake. There is no better time to make that move than during the 'see-and-be-seen' party season.

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Reheating Pasta Makes It a Diet-Friendly Food

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:56

Even if you’re trying to lose weight, you can still indulge in delicious carby-carby bowls of carb-laden pasta without sabotaging your diet — so long as you reheat it first.According to the Independent, the act of cooking, then cooling, then reheating pasta makes it a healthier option. It transforms pasta ... More »

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H&M’s Sister Brand & Other Stories Is Finally Stateside

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:31

When & Other Stories opened its first store last March, on Regent Street in London, it wasn’t entirely clear what niche H&M’s youngest sister brand was trying to fill. The fast-fashion giant already had a sophisticated older sibling in the form of COS, the best-kept secret of Stateside fashion editors ... More »

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People Want to Know: Why Do We Watch the Dong?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:14

From the awe inspired by Justin Theroux’s two-pairs-of-compression-shorts-requiring dong to "I Spy: Ben Affleck’s Penis Edition," 2014 is shaping up to be the year of dick objectification. And with the arrival of an entire New Inquiry issue dedicated to dick theory, it appears we've reached the stage of intellectualizing the very ... More »

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Gamergate’s Silver Lining

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:54

Gamergate has not been a happy episode for anyone. The controversy encapsulated in the #Gamergate hashtag, which some of its proponents are claiming is about corruption in gaming journalism but that is really primarily about misogyny and harassment (Gawker’s rundown helps explain, as does Jennifer Vineyard’s piece in Vulture), has featured vile ... More »

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Colin Farrell Is the New Face of D&G Fragrance

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:34

Colin Farrell, former ponytail aficionado, is the confirmed face of Intenso, a new Dolce & Gabanna men's fragrance. Rumors first swirled in the summer when a half-naked Farrell appeared to be filming a commercial with the Italian brand, and today designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana confirmed, stating: "We are ... More »

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A Rock Star’s Daughter Designed a Butt-Centric Clothing Line

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:34

Let us introduce you to a delightful new designer: 22-year-old Sophie Tweed-Simmons. Like Stella McCartney, she is rock-star-royalty offspring, the daughter of KISS bassist Gene Simmons and Playboy model Shannon Tweed. But in addition to being a celebrity spawn, she is also a staunch body-size advocate, telling the Daily Mail ... More »

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January Jones and Julia Roberts Partied in L.A.

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:19

The social calendar kicked off on a glamorous note over the weekend at the Hammer Museum’s 12th annual Gala in the Garden (sponsored by Bottega Veneta), which drew everyone from January Jones and Julia Roberts to Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana, along with Elizabeth Banks, Kate Bosworth, and Sia (plus ... More »

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35 Great Basics to Update Your Wardrobe This Fall

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:50

Of all the seasons, it's fall I enjoy dressing for the most, because it's the time of year I can layer up without being swallowed by outerwear. It's also a time I like to strip things back to the essentials, working on a uniform before the decadence of the holidays ... More »

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A Costume Tour of This Year’s Twisted Festival Gem: Buttercup Bill

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:18

Described by its two filmmakers as a psychosexual nostalgia trip, Buttercup Bill is a dark, indie darling from this year’s Marfa Film Festival that was filmed in two weeks in rural Louisiana by a rare all-female crew (more on that here). Fusing the space where memory connects to sweaty reality, the movie obsessively circles two ... More »

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Events for ‘Powerful Women’ Don’t Empower Anyone

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:17

Last year, Sheryl Sandberg made the same confession over and over as she toured to promote Lean In: “Up until about five years ago, I never said the word woman in the workplace because I was afraid people would notice I was a woman.” She deserves partial credit for the ... More »

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Surprise: Brad Pitt Was Also a Super Babe in 1989

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:56

People with eyes across the globe will find themselves not believing their eyes at this recently unearthed photograph of Brad Pitt in 1989. It can't be argued with: He was a total, unqualified hunk. Huh, indeed. Anyway, whatever babeliness existed in these promo stills for a canceled ABC pilot called The Kids ... More »

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Alex Wang’s H&M Collab Was Cloaked in Secrecy

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:32

The rollout of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection has been careful and slow — inscrutable teasers on social media, product placement on Rihanna, a campaign that mixes athletes and models, a beat-heavy promo video — but at a press conference this morning, Wang revealed that it's been even more controlled ... More »

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Shailene Woodley Eats Her Best Friends

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:05

Merciless earth-child Shailene Woodley taught Jimmy Fallon about the relentlessly cyclical nature of life, of predator and prey, of hunters and the hunted. To demonstrate this lesson, she gave him seeds for his garden. She told him after these adorable pods sprouted into innocent buds and became flowers full of soft life, ... More »

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Who Knew Whispering Was Such a Turn-on?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:36

Around this time last year, I crawled into bed, opened up my laptop, and started whispering awkwardly into the camera. I was making a video to accompany a story on Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), a highly scientific name given to a yet-to-be scientifically documented physiological phenomenon that has led ... More »

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Mindy Kaling Is Too Busy Doing Her Job to Talk About Being a Pioneer

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:30

So help you, if you demand that Mindy Kaling serve on one more panel to talk about sexism and Hollywood. She hereby rejects her status as panel puppet: Successful, Indian-American Female Representative. She has no more time to keep repeating enlightened notions about the rise of women in comedy.  Mindy ... More »

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The Young British Fashion Star With an Old Soul

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:30

Emilia Wickstead occupies a head-scratching place in British fashion. One the one hand, the designer's aesthetic could best be described as very British— or rather, in full Sloane Ranger argot, vewy Bwitish — with a focus on wasp-waisted silhouettes, long sleeves, and floral prints. On the other, 31-year-old Wickstead has little ... More »

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Are You Ready for Alexander Wang’s H&M Collection?

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:12

After months of sporty teasers — first a cryptic boxing-glove-themed hint, followed by Rihanna’s upgraded Soho stroll outfit and an ad featuring Joan Smalls ready to hit the hockey rink — H&M has finally released a complete look book for Alexander Wang’s collection. The much-hyped collaboration — which goes on sale ... More »

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Here’s Proof That Yellow Eye Shadow Can Look Good

New York Magazine (The Cut) - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:00

When I saw that Shiseido's new holiday palette included yellow eye shadow, I wrinkled my nose. "Yellow? I don't know about that ..." I said. Yellow is great as a highlighter for textbooks, but for the face?  But I needn't have doubted the color genius of Dick Page, creative director ... More »

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