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Nina Simone: 'Are you ready to burn buildings?'

From singing the soundtrack to the civil rights movement to living in self-imposed exile in Liberia, Nina Simone never chose the easy path. As a new documentary is released, we look at the angry, lonely life of a soul legend<p>Nina Simone’s album Black Gold, recorded at New York’s Philharmonic Hall on …

What Nobody Tells You About Finding Your Purpose

<i>This excerpt was taken from</i> Beyond Willpower: The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness <i>by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND.</i>

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

Remembering Joan Rivers

In August 1965, <i>Vogue</i> published a six-page spread about thirteen bright young things who seemed to mark a new creative age. The magazine’s list of “youthquakers” included a boyish <b>Bill Cosby</b> (“asparagus-slim, wry, a ribber in his twenties”), a baby-faced <b>Zubin Mehta</b> (“meteoric Indian maestro”), a …

Comedy

Joan Rivers on Celebrity and Gossip in a 1986 Issue of Vogue

<i>Joan Rivers died today at the age of 81. Here, an interview with the comedienne, "Celebrities on Celebrity," that appeared in the May 1986 issue of</i> Vogue.<p>Interview by <b>Bruce Handy</b><p><b>Joan Rivers</b><br>Comedienne and permanent guest host on the <i>Tonight Show</i><p><b>How has celebrity changed your life?</b><br>It makes life very …

Tina Turner

Depression and the Sad Clown: A TV Comedy Writer Thinks of Robin

Robin Williams didn't kill himself. Depression killed him.<p>His lightening fast, facile brilliant brain ultimately became his worst enemy and finally, in the end, outwitted and finally defeated him.<p>Depression is its own monster. It has its own identity, its own zip code, its own army that invades …

Mental Health

What Oprah Knows For Sure About Her Teacher and Friend Maya Angelou

I recently witnessed the unveiling of Maya Angelou's portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.<p>Afterward, she sat …

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes: 16 Unforgettable Things She Wrote and Said

Maya Angelou, who passed away this morning, gave up speaking for six years of her life and still managed to say some of the most stunningly affecting things I've ever heard. The vast majority of us never met her, but she's such a giant of words and thoughts, I think it's a privilege just to have …

5 Moves For The Perfect Beach Butt

Instagram's most famous derriere shares her tips.<p>Jen Selter has a butt that defies all logic and pysics. She arguably has the most famous butt since Kim Kardashian became a celebrity, accruing a following of 2 million on Instagram alone, and launching the hashtag #seltering, which refers to her …

Going with Your Gut to Get a Promotion

No glass ceilings here.<p>I'd been working my butt off for one particular company for close to three years when a senior editor position opened up. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity (#leanin #career #momoney) and immediately fired off an email to my boss. "Hi Mandy, I see that the position to …

Employment

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.<p>Classic Day Bag<p>Shop the Look<p>Neutral Tote<p>Shop the Look<p>Day …

What Rape Scene? 'Game of Thrones' Marches on As If Nothing Happened

The scene that provoked an online fury continues to haunt the show<p><b>When they filmed</b> Jaime Lannister raping his sister Cersei in the last episode, the showrunners not only shocked the audience, but they also jeopardized its trust in the show in ways that become quite clear in light of last night's …

Watch Lupita Nyong'o's Dream Meeting With Her Inspiration

Inspiration

Watch Oprah Make Pharrell Williams Cry

While Pharrell Williams may be known for being happy, Oprah Winfrey made him cry.<p>The frequently-hatted singer stopped by <i>Oprah Prime</i> for a …

Companies in France Ban Emails Past 6 P.M. for Some Thanks to Workers Union Deal

Ah, the French. They truly know how to live. Sorry, rich Cadillac guy, I'm considering running off to the land of baguettes and Bordeaux. Yes, you can get both in the U.S., but what you can't get is a <i>rule that bans answering work-related emails after work hours</i>—at least at some major tech and …

Scandal Recap: Who's the Daddy: Fitz or Big Jerry?

Gladiators, I was completely ready to admit that I overreacted last week by breaking up with Olitz—until Fitz flirted with Liv in FRONT OF Mellie by saying seductively, "I've been a bad boy." I've had it up to here with him blatantly disrespecting Mellie. The number of people she birthed out of her …

12 Things Only Fashion Girls Understand

This white t-shirt is different than all the others and was totally worth the splurge.<p><b>1. What happens in the bathroom when you're wearing a jumpsuit.</b><p><b>2. Wearing sunglasses when it's cloudy.</b> And rainy. And snowy. And oh yeah, there was that time with the wintery mix.<p><b>3. You own shoes that are</b> …

Clothing

Meet the Inspiring Women of 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Broadway vet Anika Noni Rose and New York newbie Sophie Okonedo find common ground in the newest revival of the classic story.<p>Sophie Okonedo grew up in Wembley, a "pretty boring" neighborhood of northwest London. Anika Noni Rose grew up "a complete nerd" in a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. One of …

Bob Marley: The Stories Behind 17 Rare and Unseen Images

Photographer Dennis Morris shares his memories of a close working relationship with the global superstar<p>British photographer Dennis Morris was a high …

Bob Marley

Steve Jobs’ infamous brutality shown off in HR email exchanges

It’s undeniable that the competitive landscape around Silicon Valley and its key players is a steep one, and that ‘magic’ that Apple infuses its products with doesn’t come without some ugly, behind-the-scenes elbow throwing. The corporate culture created by the competition between these companies …

Gwyneth's Mom Problem: Working in Movies Is Hard for Her, but Harder if You're Not the Star

Just after Gwyneth Paltrow “consciously uncoupled” from her hubby Chris Martin, she found herself in the middle of a mommy war after she said that …

What Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Conscious Uncoupling' Really Means

When the latest GOOP newsletter hit my inbox, bearing news that Gwyneth Paltrow is separating from her husband Chris Martin, I had a LOT of questions. And one of the very first ones to come out of my mouth was "What's 'Conscious Uncoupling'?" referring to the title of Paltrow's announcement. I …

Making the Case for Rihanna's CFDA Award

Iman. Sarah Jessica Parker. Nicole Kidman. The CFDA Fashion Icon Award is traditionally reserved for people whose singular style transforms the way we see fashion. Rihanna, a pop star with a penchant for swearing and smoking, doesn't fit neatly into that category. Where Iman, SJP, and Nicole are …

In Defense of Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOPy Breakup

When Gwyneth Paltrow announced her separation from Chris Martin, to whom she'd been married for ten years, via her lifestyle newsletter, GOOP, the Internet seemed to let out a collective groan after the split-second OMG moment had passed. Gwyneth chose to title her post "Conscious Uncoupling"—a …

Why I'd Rather Dance Like Beyoncé Than Go to the Gym

A former ballerina finds her fitness groove<p>I know everyone says they hate working out, but I <i>really, truly</i> hate working out. I haven't stepped foot inside a gym in over 5 years, nor have I been able to hold onto any kind of workout routine for longer than one month. Recently, my best friend gave me …

Call Her Miss Ross, Fashion Superstar

She outdid herself in a glittering jumpsuit last night, but from her early days as the big-haired, disco-loving lead of The Supremes, Diana Ross has …