Lora Smerker

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Breaking News: France's Cult Makeup Remover is Here

Photo: Sears.com<p>Backstage at Paris fashion shows, it seemed all the top models craved the same thing. It wasn't caffeine or even (gasp!) carbs—it was Bioderma Créaline, the cult makeup remover that wipes heavy mascara and liner away in moments, and feels just like water.<p>Both Coco Rocha and Xiao Wen …

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7 Ways to Grow Out Your Bangs Gracefully

How to manage and style your hair until you hit your perfect length<p>You've hit that awkward in-between stage. But don't touch the scissors. "You'll only be more frustrated in the end," said hairstylist John Barrett. Instead, he recommended "being patient and knowing you still have many options." …

From Wrong To Right: A U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream for a more equal America. But there's another anniversary looming: 25 years ago this week, the Japanese-American community celebrated a landmark victory in its own struggle for …

Whitney Houston Gets Down and Dirty

You’re expecting her to float delicately into the room, but Whitney Houston strides in with a purposeful air. She’s dressed way down in purple …

Zimmerman, Abortion, and Obamacare: 25 Contemplations on Current Events

Twenty-five random thoughts:<p>Given the messages we’ve learned from the Zimmerman case, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and the N.R.A., all young black men should arm themselves and shoot anyone whom they believe threatens them. Because freedom.<br>• It makes no sense to argue that you support Stand …

Cate Blanchett on Blue Jasmine, Working with Andrew Dice Clay, and Her Favorite Woody Allen Character

Revered in Hollywood for playing challenging roles like Queen Elizabeth, Katharine Hepburn (which she won an Oscar for), and even Bob Dylan, Cate Blanchett’s dedication to her craft is unparalleled. Which makes you wonder why it took so long for Woody Allen to cast her in one of his films. …

Movie Review: Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine Is Perhaps His Cruelest-Ever Film

As my friend and colleague Peter Biskind says, <i>Blue Jasmine</i> is the first Woody Allen film in a while that doesn’t feel like a promising draft that might have benefited from another run through the typewriter. Rather, I think the writer-director accomplished exactly what he set out to accomplish this …

Watch Robert Redford Spend Some Serious Alone Time with Robert Redford in the All is Lost Trailer

Nearly 40 years after Robert Redford was last nominated for an acting Academy Award, the Hollywood icon returns to the screen this October with <i>All is Lost</i>—a dramatic one-man show that many Cannes Film Festival critics believe will catapult the 76-year-old back into next year’s acting-awards …

Keep Calm and Carry On

<i>Each week,</i> Vanity Fair’<i>s fashion editors pick the best from what’s in stores, from high to low. Today, Fashion Market Director Michael Carl shares his picks. Follow Michael on Twitter at @carlscrush.</i><p>With airlines charging more and more for checking in bags, carry-ons are now more important than …

Erick Erickson’s Abortion Barbie Game

Who, or what, is Abortion Barbie? That is the name that Erick Erickson, of redstate.com, wants to attach to Wendy Davis, the Texas State Senator who filibustered a bill that restricted abortion rights in her state. The bill ultimately passed, and will have the effect of putting many women in Texas …

Free Educational Movies on the Web and How to Find Them

Whether you're an educator looking for great multimedia to explain a new concept, a parent supplementing your child's education, or just an aspiring …

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