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Diesel Burka Ad: Too Edgy For Comfort? (PHOTOS)

Diesel recently made headlines for its unconventional fall ad campaign, which features Tumblr stars and so-called "real people" modeling the brand's wares. "I wanted to find people who reflected the diversity of the creative community today and not just the typical model," Diesel's new creative …

5 acts of terror by people we chose to protect us

Forget radical Islam. Our greatest threat is our own corporate/military/political complex<p>Every clear-thinking American knows that education and jobs are needed more than armed guards in poor neighborhoods. But average Americans are led to believe in a terrorist threat that may or may not exist, and …

How to dress: goodbye skinnies, hello slim boyfriends

Were the aliens to land this summer, they would no doubt be puzzled by one aspect of our society above all others. Namely: why do humans wear such tight jeans? The stranglehold the skinny jean has over our wardrobes is pretty much absolute. Boys in bands wear them; mums on the school run wear them. …

Best Jeans - Latest denim fashion, trends, style

The Rise of Hijab Fashion Bloggers

In the last few years, a growing community of hijab fashion bloggers has changed the idea of what it means to be a modern Muslim woman. By Vanessa …

10 Beauty Hits The Fashion Set Swears By

Tree surgeon? Chimney sweep? Nightclub bouncer? Trust us when we say we’re pretty sure none of these vocations can touch the hardships we fashion …

How Racism Is Bad for Our Bodies

<i>'Stop and Frisk' is a threat to public health on a large scale.</i><p>Eduardo Munoz/Reuters<p>Trial in the federal class action lawsuit on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, <i>Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al</i>, begins on March 18. At stake is whether the controversial tactic is a racial profiling …

Miley Cyrus and Janis Joplin, Cont.: How Racism Subverts Good Intentions

Equating clueless VMAs twerking with virtuoso blues singing doesn't cheapen the word "racism"—it shows we need to use it more.<p>But that's the whole point of comparing Cyrus and Joplin. Joplin is an amazing artist; Cyrus is an embarrassment. And yet, they're doing the same thing, because they are …

Jourdan Dunn Sounds Off On Racism In The Fashion Industry

Earlier this week fashion activist Bethann Hardison (yes, that's on her Twitter bio) put out a call to action: she sent out letters to the governing fashion bodies in each major fashion city (New York, London, Milan, Paris) stating that it can "no longer be accepted" that designers "consistently …

Dancing in Damascus

This Guy Is Single-Handedly Destroying Pennsylvania’s Gay-Marriage Ban

The 6 Most Awkward Moments From the Historic KKK-NAACP Summit

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>A Wyoming newspaper reported that the KKK has "seen a rush of recruits due to the …

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Sarkozy party launches debate on Islam, secularism

As the April 11 date approaches for the implementation of a ban on wearing full face veils in public places, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party opens a debate on secularism and Islam amid signs of dissent within the party.<p>French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement …

Religion

Can There Be a Decent Human Civilization Without Religion?

Recently, I took part in an "Intelligence Squared" debate at Wilderness Festival in England. The debate was: "The world needs religion, just leave God out of it." Before you go straight to the comments section to start typing your opinion, the debate was not "religion has done nothing but evil" or …

Syria Crisis: Live Updates

The Obama administration launched a fervent media campaign on Monday hoping to convince the public in the United States and abroad of the necessity to strike the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria. The United States and several of its allies blame Assad for an attack with chemical weapons in the …