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3 Magazines | 360 Followers | @Shondaland | Founded by prolific storyteller Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland is the pioneering storytelling company behind many groundbreaking television series including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” With Shondaland.com, the company expands the award-winning Shondaland brand by providing a home for complex articles and honest conversations beyond the fictional space.

People You Need to Hear: Choklate

Looking for new music to round out your playlist? We got you covered with the soulful sounds of this California-based artist.<p><i>Each week, it seems,</i> …

Music

In My Felt Things

How "Grey’s Anatomy" helped artist Lucy Sparrow finish her fifth all-felt installation.<p>For her latest installation, British artist Lucy Sparrow …

Shonda Rhimes

19 Best Documentaries of 2018 - New Documentary Movies

1 'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?'<p>Shoes off. Sweaters on. Let the freaking out commence. Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for "Twenty Feet from Stardom," …

Fred Rogers

Is a Destination Wedding Right For Me?

One of these five brides we spoke with might have the answers you're looking for.<p>Wedding season is in full swing, which means that for those of us …

Weddings

My Abusive Father Kidnapped Me. But I Escaped.

And now, I'm taking back my name and my identity.<p><i>He’s right behind you</i>, I thought as I raced from a taxi to the front gate of the American Embassy in …

Crime

Why Do We Hate People Who Try So Hard?

<i>Look at Instagram and you’d think everyone woke up perfectly imperfect. Fashion, beauty, social media, pop culture, all cultivate a myth of</i> …

North Carolina

How Can I Help: World Humanitarian Day

Take a moment to support the people doing aid work all around the world.<p>Helpers,<p>This is a time when we’re all asking how much we can do. How do we …

Human Rights

Creating Utopia at the Theater

Director Lileana Blain-Cruz on the communal experiences and sharing of untold stories that plays make possible.<p>There are few places where, as Lileana …

New Orleans

Stress Purchase of the Week: Twinning With Harry Styles

A simple pair of Gucci pants turned me into a new woman.<p>I don’t believe in astrology, and prior to my own Saturn return I had been known to make …

Harry Styles

The Worst Story I Never Wrote

Nothing seemed "off" about Larry Nassar when I interviewed him in 1999, but it still feels like I could have done more.<p>Each day, more women came …

USA Gymnastics

30 Years of 'Straight Outta Compton'

It defined the city, but on the anniversary of the N.W.A. release, should it still?<p>It’s 1 a.m. in Berlin and I’m at a party at Hansa Studios, the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Turning the Lens on 'Generation Wealth'

Lauren Greenfield talks about her new documentary — and the real price of consumerism.<p>The photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has been …

Facelifts

The Lush, Youthful Feel of 'The Band Wagon'

How do you make one of Hollywood's greatest song and dance men seem old? Costumes, of course.<p>It has never been a <i>great</i> time to be considered old in …

Costumes

Looking Back at 'The Meteor Man' With Robert Townsend

What are we to make of the first black superhero movie, 25 years later? Townsend answers that question, talks about his inspiration for the film, not …

Black Lightning

Judy Reyes Demands Your Attention

She's turning in a can't-miss performance on "Claws" and translating that success into action.<p>It was the episode that made fans of "Claws" pause and …

TV

'Wild Darlings': A Film About Finding Healing in Nature

Filmmaker Nova Scott-James and her fellow travelers create a healing retreat in the woods and document their journey to freedom.<p>This August, a group …

Women of Color

License to Freedom

How getting my UK driver's license gave me a renewed sense of freedom as a single mum raising kids in a country far away from home.<p>In America, …

Northern California

Brief Moments In Briefs: 5 Pairs of Iconic Film Underwear

1 of 20<p>Sigourney Weaver in "Alien"<p>When Sigourney Weaver was working on the space shuttle in her underwear, I felt that.<p>2 of 20<p>3 of 20<p>4 of 20<p>Molly …

Tom Cruise

What "From Here to Eternity" Can Still Teach Us, 65 Years Later

This golden age classic shows us just how much the idea of "whiteness" has changed in America.<p>Although it is set in the final days before the United …

Civil Rights

Stress Purchase of the Week: The Perfect Muji Sleepwear

How one fresh pair of PJs upgraded this writer's sleep aesthetic.<p>Sometimes, when life feels hectic and harried, I like to wander the aisles of Muji, …

Clothing

Laura Kelly's Not Afraid to Lead

The only woman running for governor in Kansas knows the power of women lifting up other women.<p><i>Women’s rights are being chipped away at the national</i> …

Los Angeles

Mila Jam Is a Force of Nature

The singer and actress boasts an impressive creative output and a friend group that'll make you jealous.<p>Mila Jam is the kind of person who’ll make …

Transwomen

The Best Summer Wines (That Aren't Rosé)

We all love rosé, but there are plenty of other wines that pair perfectly with summer.<p>As we move into the final weeks of summer, it’s hard not to …

Flavors

Wendy Williams Is Just Telling it Like it Is

The siren of schadenfreude really, really wants you to know that her hit show — takedowns and all — comes from a good place.<p>I enter the studio home …

Wendy Williams

Get Ready to Rise Up for Roe

There's a chance Brett Kavanaugh might not be confirmed for the Supreme Court — but only if we fight.<p>Friends! Women! Friends <i>of</i> women!<p>This is the …

Brett Kavanaugh

Hannah Gadsby: "Nanette" Isn't a Comedy Show. It's a Sledgehammer.

The comedian reflects on her groundbreaking Netflix special.<p><i>You might not have noticed</i> <i>Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special, "</i><i>Nanette</i><i>," when it premiered</i> …

Comedians

Kim Malek's Sweet Success

The cofounder of Salt & Straw gives us the scoop on the importance of community, being a woman entrepreneur in the food industry, and her favorite …

Ice Cream

Make Your Monday Easier: The Carry-On That's Actually Worth the Hype

Get "Away" for the weekend without worrying about your phone dying.<p>Carry-on luggage isn’t exactly known for its bells and whistles. If a bag keeps my …

Luggage

Cosplaying Kids at Comic-Con

Kendra James interviews cosplaying kids at this year's San Diego Comic-Con<p>This year's San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but we're still reliving some …

Comics

Giada Rainey is the Definition of 'Girl Power'

The 11-year-old self-esteem superhero wants to help teach other young girls to love themselves just the way they are.<p>Giada Rainey isn’t your average …

Self-esteem