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'It feels like having a limb cut off': the pain of friendship breakups

When a good friend cuts you out of their life, it can be as devastating as the end of a romance. How should you cope?<p>It was after several weeks of unanswered messages to an old friend that Andrew, 53, finally decided to call the police. Jimmy, his friend of 40 years, had not been in touch since …

Relationships

Meghan Markle Debuts a New Spring Dress and Repeats a Familiar Jacket

While Meghan Markle has less than a month to prepare for her upcoming nuptials to Prince Harry, she is making it her mission to ingratiate herself with the British royal family. After stepping out earlier this week at the Commonwealth Youth Forum (in Altuzarra) and a reception at the Royal …

New York City

A Game-Changing "Buttercream" From My Pseudo Wedding Cake

Tomorrow I'm getting married. It feels thrilling and exciting in a million tiny and huge ways. I'm looking forward to so many pieces of the day, from the far-flung friends and family who will gather together, to wearing a wedding dress, to seeing the stars through the top of the clear reception …

Dessert

Reformation's "Naked Lunch" Dresses Keep Selling Out

A "naked lunch" sounds like a summertime dress code I could totally get behind. Just kidding, I barely like wearing swimsuits. The good news is, …

Selling

D.C’s 25 Most Essential Burgers

DC has a wealth of burger options, which makes picking and choosing the most mouthwatering productions a real challenge. Some are simple and satisfying. Others are hyper-focused on the quality of meat integrated into the main event. Still, others elevate the entire experience with gourmet …

Onions

The New Alexander McQueen Doc Evokes the Eye-Welling, Spine-Tingling Emotion of His Most Memorable Shows

According to the filmmakers behind the new documentary <i>McQueen,</i> premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, Lee Alexander McQueen didn’t like to be on camera. The opportunity to capture him on film in an intimate setting was only afforded to his close friends and family, and only when he …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Comey’s memos backfire on Republicans

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><i>Good morning from</i> <i>Emily</i> …

Donald Trump

27 Side Dishes to Go with Whatever You Grilled for Dinner

Summer is prime grilling season. Any main course you make in the presence of a smoky flame immediately takes on the taste of the season, but the real …

Cooking

The Coolest Way to Wear Your Bob This Spring

There's a new way to update your bob cut, and according to celebrity hairstylist Matt Fugate, it doesn't involve losing length <i>or</i> a new set of bangs. …

Hair

9 Hair Masks That’ll Bring Damaged Hair Back to Life

After nearly 26 years as a true brunette, I decided to test out the theory that blondes have more fun. The jury is still out on that, but what I do …

Hair Care

LGBT rights group takes aim at Pence as Trump woes deepen

Pence could increasingly find himself the target of liberal attacks in a midterm election year.<p>A leading progressive group is launching a campaign-style effort to paint Vice President Mike Pence as an extremist who wields unprecedented power in the White House — an early sign that as the vice …

Mike Pence

4 Styling Products You Need for Your New Bob

Repeat after us: Volume and texture are your friends.<p>We’ve all been there. That aha moment when you finally decide (save for that tiny feeling that …

Hair

Let's Shop! These 11 Midi Dresses Are Exactly What You Need For Spring and Summer

We love a good midi dress because the length is so versatile. It's appropriate for work, parties, and pretty much any occasion you're headed to. We rounded up our favorite options for Spring and Summer. Shop through them all!

Clothing

Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize Win: Overdue Recognition of Black Excellence

The rapper is far from the first Pulitzer Prize-worthy black artist. But like Beyoncé and fellow virtuosos, he has long been denied the industry …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer in ‘Big Moment for Hip-Hop’

In late January, the Compton, Calif., rapper Kendrick Lamar lost the Grammy Award for album of the year to Bruno Mars. “DAMN.,” Mr. Lamar’s fourth LP, was his third straight to be nominated but ultimately fall short of the trophy, considered by most to be the top prize in popular music.<p>But perhaps …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nike's Air Force 270 Model Is the Latest to Take on A "Court Purple" Makeover

Joining the SF-AF1, Vandal High and Air More Money.<p>Nike has just announced that it will be adding the Air Force 270 model to the recently unveiled “Court Purple” pack. The aforementioned AF model will join its SF-AF1, Vandal High and Air More Money counterparts in taking on the signature color …

Shoes

The Lao-Style Coconut Milk Marinade You'll Want to Use on Any Meat

<i>The following essay, recipe, and photos are excerpted from</i> Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes From a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots <i>by James Syhabout. A word on the marinade: though it is pictured with kalbi (beef), which is how James's mom prepared it, it goes just as well with chicken. Memorize</i> …

Vietnam

Vera Wang Spring 2019 Bridal New York Collection

Vera Wang doesn’t play by anyone’s rules. In a bridal season dominated by white dresses of the prim variety, Wang indulged in vibrant, sumptuous color for Spring 2019. “I wanted to explore translucency and movement, and obviously color, but in a new way,” she explained. “In order to ignore certain …

Weddings

Review: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 is still strong, but verges on misery porn

Gilead is not an easy place to pay a return visit.<p>When <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> premiered in 2017, it presented a patriarchal and theocratic dystopia that, for some, eerily echoed current trends in politics, making it a touchstone for the left and a symbol of the "resistance." The iconic red and white …

TV

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Non-Spoiler Review: It’s Basically a Horror Show Now

The basic narrative goals of the show aren't the same.<p>The first season of <i>Westworld</i> relied on the twofold novelty of its basic premise combined with a …

TV

This Jewelry Brand Can't Keep These Under $100 Pieces In Stock

If you're anything like us, you're always on the lookout for cool new jewelry to add to your everyday look. Luckily, Baublebar has you covered with …

Jewelry

“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made

Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke set out to make a new kind of sci-fi. How does their future look now that it’s the past?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Fifty years ago this spring, Stanley Kubrick’s confounding …

Science Fiction

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2019 Bridal New York Collection

With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding little more than a month away, the couple’s whirlwind romance has captured the hearts (and headlines) of many—including Monique Lhuillier. While the designer stripped away the florals and flounce of past seasons, her Spring 2019 collection wasn’t …

Weddings

Nike Just Dropped The Shoe Of The Summer

With the tallest Air Bag ever, Nike’s New Air Max 270 are perfect for summer and festival fun<p><i>— This post is brought to you in partnership with</i> <i>Nike</i> <i>—</i><p>What makes anything “the blank of the summer”? A permanent sense of freshness, for one, and an indefinable vitality. The whatever of summer is something …

Shoes

At Majordomo, Jonathan Gold is unsure whether to praise chef David Chang — or bury him

That fuming, blackened haunch of meat you see on half the tables at the new Majordomo — that's the whole plate short rib, a massive cut rubbed with spices, slapped into a smoker for the better part of a day, carved into elegant slices tableside, and served with enough fermented Korean sauces, herbs …

Los Angeles

Spring Cafe Opens Today Despite Contrary Forecast

Braving the freezing rain and an ominous forecast, Spring Cafe at the Como Park Pavilion is now open. The blessedly indoors restaurant is another collaboration from chef JD Fratzke and restaurant whisperer Matty O’Reilly. The duo also operate Red River Kitchen at City House, another city-owned …

Texas

Where Are All the Photos of Curly Haircuts on Social Media?

The messy waves on social media have gotten out of control. At the risk of alienating Pinterest, I'll explain, because I have my reasons. I needed a haircut recently, and that meant plunging once more into the depths of the internet to do my research, on both a salon to go to and a cut to get (it …

Social Media

8 Fantastic French Beauty Products You Can Find on Amazon

If you’ve ever wanted to try French skincare but can’t exactly get yourself to France, then you’re in luck. You can find the best (and the most …

France

Trump administration abandons crackdown on legal marijuana

The Trump administration is abandoning a Justice Department threat to crack down on recreational marijuana in states where it is legal, a move that could enable cannabis businesses in California and other states that have legalized pot to operate without fear of federal raids and …

Cannabis