There’s something almost mythical about red lipstick. Here, five writers attempt to unpack its power to shield, embolden, and transform. For Freedom Vivek ShrayaMusician, poet, and author of I’m Afraid of Men A common stereotype about trans people is that they suffer from “special snowflake syndrome,” but I am actually quite content to be a
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Getty ImagesChristopher Polk 2018 was a doozy, to say the least, and our ability to power through it was bolstered by break-up tunes and self-acceptance bops from music’s fiercest women, splendid odes to hustling, and…HAAAAAAAAAAAA AHHHHHH AHHHHH HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. But new year, new battles to face. Thankfully, we’ve already been gifted musical gems that can comfort,
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The only Muslim women characters I ever saw growing up always fit into two categories: the helpless victim or violent terrorist. Even the new characters we’ve been over the last few years only seemed to fit on the silver screen if they were portrayed as a “hyper-patriot,” like the hijabi FBI agent Raina Amin in
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Just because you’re in love doesn’t mean you can’t constantly embarrass each other: maybe your significant other is too messy, or they run late, or they harbor dreams of gaming professionally. For several Rent the Runway users, a furry neon-pink man-repelling coat started to cause tension in their relationships (shout out Leandra Medine, the original
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Earlier this week, Rihanna sent the Navy into a tizzy when she stepped out in New York City in a pair of oversized statement sunglasses that had “Fenty” inscribed on the sides. She wore the mysterious Fenty shades again during another outing in New York City. Is she dropping a standalone sunglasses collection or a
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Getty ImagesPascal Le Segretain Offset’s 2018 ended pretty badly, from his Instagram apology to Cardi B for “breaking God’s promise, and being a selfish and messed up husband” to interrupting her Rolling Loud performance to apologize again for his wrongdoings. But 2019 has been shaping up to be a great year for the rapper, as
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Kiki Layne, breakout star of Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk, may just be getting started in her film career, but it feels like she’s already a pro. With a critically-acclaimed film under her belt, the 27-year old has quickly turned into a darling of the fashion industry and a red carpet fixture. Luxury
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Beth Rebibo/The Licensing Project Don’t let winter weather rob you of your glow. Reclaim your radiance with these expert-recommended oils. Nousha Salimi Los Angeles facialist who looks after Freida Pinto’s skin “I use Olìe x Melissa Meyers RoseGlowDrops Daily RadianceFace Oil ($78) regularly for Reiki facials. It leaves skin dewy and moisturized, and it smells
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