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What Do Bruce Springsteen and Chance the Rapper Have in Common?

<b>Hanif Abdurraqib‘s new collection asks the big (and small) questions about modern music</b>Photo: Shayne Kaye<i>They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us</i>, the …

The rise and fall of Shaun King, former Black Lives Matter darlingThe self-promoter

“Y’all ready? Let’s go,” King said, before launching into a lengthy series of tweets that detailed the Aug. 9, 2014, scene where Wilson killed Brown. …

The Making and Unmaking of Iggy Azalea

During the summer of 2010, Iggy Azalea lived free of charge in a guest house in Los Angeles, courtesy of Polow Da Don. As the producer behind …

Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue’s Refashionista

<b>I</b>f you are, like me, a person with no sense of style and a stomach paunch, you might understand why dressing for a fashion show would be a psychological challenge. The day before my first one, I begged my best-dressed co-worker to chaperone my visit to a fast-fashion outlet. I’d coveted a pleated …

Journalism

Munroe Bergdorf on the L’Oréal racism row: ‘It puzzles me that my views are considered extreme’

The trans model was sacked last week for criticising white privilege. Here, she talks about growing up in a mixed-race family, surviving rape – and why she doesn’t regret speaking out<p>By 8.12pm on Sunday, Munroe Bergdorf is done in. It is a week since she was announced by L’Oréal as the face of True …

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.<p>For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the …

Kodak

Dolores Huerta is done being edited out of her own history

A new documentary traces Huerta's life of activism, non-violence, and resistance.<p>Dolores Huerta had “a calling.” That’s how she put it, and that’s …

Ivanka Trump Backs Removing Protections for Workers

Yesterday, Ivanka Trump put her support behind her dad's decision to roll back Obama-era requirements for businesses to report how much they pay women and people of color. The rule was meant increase transparency and decrease discrimination in wages among employees based on gender and race. Ivanka, …

Was Kim Kardashian West trolling the White House with her Jackie O photo shoot?

This is a very deliberately defiant act wrapped in a pretty editorial package.<p>Hate her or love her, you know what Kim Kardashian West looks like.<p>She …

Swipe right for equality: how Bumble is taking on sexism

<b>Whitney Wolfe used to picture a social network where there were no men, one where there would only be compliments.</b> The CEO of the dating app Bumble …

Disappearing Polos: The Terror Of Blending In — & Getting Away With It

Drag Queens, a Metal Head and a Lot of Cowboy Hats in Tijuana, Mexico

In May and June, Jake Michaels was in Tijuana, a city he has visited several times in the seven years since he first began driving down from Southern California to attend soccer matches with friends along the border. He set out to explore the themes of music, family and tradition in Mexican …

Forget Sustainable Collections, We Need A Sustainable Fashion Industry

©WGSN<p>Fashion and sustainability aren't two words you often see in the same sentence. An adjective that evokes images of industry and ecology, …

Game of Thrones showrunners’ next series will be about an America where slavery never ended

Okay, but why though?<p>With <i>Game of Thrones</i> entering its final short seasons, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are now working on ideas beyond the world of Ice and Fire. HBO announced today that the pair have gotten a series order for a drama called <i>Confederate</i>. The series will be set in an …

25 Under 25: Meet the Young Musicians, Actors, Activists Changing the World

Shannon Purser, Actor<p>“I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety several years ago,” says Purser, “so it’s something I’ve been battling most of my …

Rich Chigga: “I Wasn’t Trying To Offend Anyone”

How Indonesian web comedian Brian Imanuel became known as a rapper, and what he would do differently if he could start over.<p>In February, a …

In a New Trailer, Bachelor in Paradise Attempts to Use a Sexual Assault Controversy to Its Advantage

After temporarily suspending production over accusations of sexual misconduct on set in Mexico—and a producer suing the show for allegedly letting cameras roll while it happened—ABC’s <i>Bachelor in Paradise</i> is attempting to gloss over the controversy ahead of its season premiere on August 14, and …

A Gay DC Power Couple Is Remaking a West Virginia Town. Not Everyone Is Happy About It.

Paul Yandura and I are cruising through Appalachian farmland on his ATV, mud spraying, twigs smacking the windshield of the camouflage four-wheeler. …

A basic income really could end poverty forever

But to become a reality, it needs to get detailed and stop being oversold.<p>I first heard the term “basic income” in the socialist magazine Dissent in 2005. I was a 15-year-old leftist with a taste for weird, radical plans to restructure society: say, having the government buy up majority stakes in …

Basic Income

Uber is merging with Yandex in Russia a year after exiting China

The new company will be worth $3.7 billion<p>After selling its Chinese business in August last year, Uber has now yielded its clout abroad again — this time to merge its Russian business with the taxi arm of Russian search engine giant Yandex. The new company will be worth $3.725 billion, both …

Kesha drops ‘Woman’, inspired by Donald Trump’s sexism

Last week, we were blessed with the wondrous, triumphant “Praying” from Kesha’s upcoming album <i>Rainbow.</i> Now, she’s debuted a second track, the take-no-shit “Woman”.<p>Speaking at a listening party in London, the singer explained that “Woman” was a direct response to the “grab ‘em by the pussy comment” …

A Visual History of Male Celebrities Enjoying Fashion Shows, From Leonardo DiCaprio to Timothée Chalamet

While fashion show front rows tend to be populated by the newest, fresh-faced starlets and occasional Oscar-winning actress, it doesn't mean that you won't spot a leading man or sartorially-minded rapper pouring over show notes from time to time. As New York Fashion Week: Men's takes over New York …

Read Kesha’s Poignant Essay About Celebratory New Song ‘Woman’

Kesha <i>asserts her independence on “Woman,” a funk-laden new song from her upcoming</i> Rainbow <i>LP. The Dap-Kings horn section anchors the track with a</i> …

How Elisabeth Moss Became Our Queen of Men on TV

For most of the <i>Handmaid’s Tale</i>, Hulu’s series based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, we see its star, Elisabeth Moss, in essentially just one outfit: a sweeping scarlet red robe and obscuring white bonnet that mark her as a handmaid, or an enslaved concubine whose sole purpose is to …

The Week In Parties

Marchesa, Ferragamo, Frame Denim, and more celebrate.<p>ELLE.com takes on the party scene. Here's what everyone was doing out and about this week.

Miley Cyrus Is a Sexy Baby in Her New Video "BB Talk"

And, yes, it's just as creepy as it sounds!<p>Remember last week when Miley Cyrus blew us away with her stripped down performance of "Silent Night" during Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas special? Weeeeell, this is not that.<p>In the brand new video for "BB Talk," Miley is...a baby. A sexy baby actually, …

The 10 Most Empowering Things Emma Watson Said in 2015

"Don't let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do, or cannot achieve. Do not allow it."<p><b>1.</b>"Women feel like we need permission ... We need to lead and change that." —in an interview with Facebook about the #HeForShe campaign, March 2015<p><b>2.</b> "If you stand for equality, then you're a feminist. Sorry …

Rita Ora Channels 'Mean Girls' for 'LOVE' Video Advent

Move over, Regina George.<p>Joining a cast that includes Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, to name a few, Rita Ora makes her <i>LOVE</i> Video Advent debut <i>Mean Girls</i>-style. The singer takes her cues from Regina George and<p>Lindsay LohanCady Heron in the video (directed by Sam Faulkner), prancing …

I Love My Long-Distance Marriage

We don't live on the same continent, let alone in the same house, and yet our relationship has never been so strong.<p>I live in New York. Mikey lives in Mumbai. We got married seven months ago. Neither one of us moved.<p>Mikey and I met nearly eight years ago in Mumbai and immediately we recognized each …