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10 of the Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just …

Dubai Announces Aladdin City

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child used in Nazi propaganda was actually Jewish

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/USC%20Shoah%20Foundation/07-07-2014/53bac749e4b08044ec0aa572/551393cce4b034e7a1cf72fd_1413917562171-fstwsn_t_1433037019903_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>The newlyweds came to Berlin as students, a pair of Latvian Jews who wanted to make it big in singing. In 1934, …

The Surprising History of 'We Shall Overcome'

Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.<p>As marchers took to the streets of Boston in late April to demand justice for Freddie Gray, some of them began to sing: “We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall …

Understanding the Islamic State

Islamic State Militants in Raqqa, Syria<p>The rise of the Islamic State (IS) has fundamentally altered the reality of the contemporary Middle East. Part radical jihadists and part revolutionary government, IS, in the space of eighteen months, appears to have carved out a territorial domain comparable …

Beyoncé and Jay Z May Have Bought a Converted Church

. . . but who hasn’t?<p>There are very few things in life we imagine that <b>Beyoncé</b> and <b>Jay Z</b> cannot do: give a subpar concert, make an entrance without turning heads, take a low-key vacation. So would it surprise us if America’s most powerful couple went out and bought a church, just because they could, …

Real Estate

Game of Thrones Recap: A Wedding and Some Funerals

<i>Spoilers for the third episode of Season 5 of</i> Game of Thrones <i>follow, obviously.</i><p>We've reached a fascinating point in the <i>Game of Thrones</i> television …

16 Pictures That Prove Australia Is the Craziest

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Australia is one of the craziest places on earth–but what else would you expect from a country founded …

Australia

The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week - PAPER

<b>Most Touching Mother-to-Daughter Mother's Day Gift</b>: Tina Knowles' open letter to her "four incredible daughters," Solange, Kelly Rowland, Angie, and Beyoncé and it's one big heart explosion. <b>-- Tené Young</b><b><br>Best Countdown to Summer:</b> <br>House of Vans' Almost Summer shows. After the worst winter ever here …

Kelly Rowland

Dries Van Noten on His Career, "The Antwerp 6" and More

Vestoj recently sat down with Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten for an interesting and<p>Vestoj recently sat down with Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten for an interesting and honest interview. Discussing the past briefly, the interview goes into Dries Van Noten’s current outlook on the …

Dries van Noten

Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

Cambridge

The Model Diaries: Georgia Hilmer in Seoul

With her selfie sticks and signature sense of humour in tow, last week model Georgia Hilmer (Next Model Management) took off to Seoul, South Korea to walk the rainbow polka dot runway of Chanel’s 2016 Resort show. After exploring the city with fellow models including Grace Mahary, Valery Kaufman …

South Korea

37 Tragically Mispronounced Pop Culture Things

Prabal, jicama, HAIM.<p>Okay, so maybe John Travolta didn't so much "mispronounce" Idina Menzel's name as he said an entirely <i>different</i> name, but we can't really judge him that much when there are so many words (fashion designers, indie bands, GOOP-y foods) we here at ELLE.com mumble through because …

The 10 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week, from the Met Gala to Louis Vuitton's Resort Show in Palm Springs

The Met Galacame and went this week, leaving a trail of glitter and tulle in its wake (as well as a rather remarkable rear view, if one takes **Kanye West’**s snap of a retreating <b>Kim Kardashian</b> and <b>Jennifer Lopez</b> into consideration), and the chic set packed up for Palm Springs and **Nicolas …

Met Gala

North Korea Claims Missile Launch From Submerged Submarine

North Korea said on Saturday that it successfully launched an anti-ship cruise missile from a submarine — a development, if verified, that would mark a new technological achievement for Pyongyang.<p>KCNA, the official North Korean news agency, reports that leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test form a …

North Korea

Russia's Victory Day Celebrations Snubbed By Western Leaders

Moscow's role in the war in eastern Ukraine is thought to be behind the conspicuous absence of Western officials at the celebrations.

Russia

10 Rising Activewear Brands You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

Stand out from the Lululemon and Nike masses of the world in these under-the-radar brands.<p>While the thought of working out can be daunting, stylish activewear always lends that extra motivation needed to hit the gym (or at least dress like it). For a chic twist on workout attire, opt for one of …

Clothing

Image Swoon: 10 Iconic Photos by Herb Ritts

Preview the new exhibit of Ritts' most iconic work.<p>Herb Ritts died in 2002, but his stunning portraiture and fashion photos continue to keep audiences rapt. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is launching a new exhibit of his work—from images of superstars to supermodels. The museum chose the subject …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

How Valentino pulled off its AW15 Zoolander walkoff

Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard something about the return of two ridiculously, ridiculously, ridiculously good-looking male models at Valentino yesterday. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, reprising their iconic <i>Zoolander</i> characters Derek Zoolander and Hansel, closed the Paris show as a …

Fashion Week

China's route to riches

<b>This is the billion dollar question. How did a poor communist country transform itself into having the second most billionaires in the world, after the United States, in just over a generation?</b><p>Hurun, which tracks the wealthy, says that they have identified 400 billionaires in China, but there are …

The 10 Bars With the Best Views in the World

The most breathtaking vantage points for a drink with a view.<p>The most breathtaking vantage points for a drink with a view.

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Art

Chinoiserie at Valentino

FASHION NEWS<p>A key motif at Valentino was the rich embroidery based on Chinese symbols, created in collaboration with British designer Celia Birtwell, …

Grimes releases music video for unheard track ‘REALiTi’

Grimes has dropped a music video for a previously unheard track called "REALiTi", which was taken from her scrapped follow-up to <i>Visions</i>. Filmed on her Asia tour and directed by the Canadian musician herself, it features a mix of live footage and Grimes dancing and singing in front of Asian …

Music Videos

Google Silent After Former Employee Tweets About Sexual Harassment From Superiors

Kelly Ellis, a software engineer at Google for more than four years, tweeted Saturday about recurring sexual harassment at the company. Despite multiple attempts to contact Google, the tech giant refused to publicly respond to the allegations.<p>Kelly Ellis described incidents in which superiors …

US tourists arrested for carving initials on Rome Colosseum

The women, aged 21 and 25, from California, were spotted using a coin to carve the letters J and N on the walls of the World Heritage site before taking a selfie with their three-inch initials after leaving their tour group, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reported.<p>The pair, who were seen and …

Angkor Wat

3 Ways Disappearance of MH370's Changed Malaysia

One year later, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still Malaysia’s biggest story, dominating front pages when even the smallest …

Best of Our Blogging and Content Marketing Tips

We are entering our 11th year running a blog that long since has evolved into a news site and content resource.<p>As the founder and CEO of Small …

Comme des Garçons AW15

<b>Initial reaction:</b><p>Think about everyone you’ve ever lost. And then think about how those emotions could be transferred into a raw expression where textiles and pattern making come together to emote, not necessarily to clothe. That’s what Rei Kawakubo achieved in her latest emotional opus. Afterwards, …

Clothing