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Sophisticated Sex Robot Can Now Retract Consent

Arguably the world's most famous sex robot, created by reclusive Spanish inventor Sergi Santos, has now become even more human: she can now say no to sex.<p>Samantha, as she's known, has been updated to become even more of a realistic companion to those seeking human-alternatives. Essentially, if …

Robotics

75 Photos From the NYC Pride March

This year's NYC Pride March — shortened to The March, as it's being called these days — was as usual, a festive and glorious event celebrating members, leaders, and allies of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Julia Gillard

Netflix Actors Recreate 'A Great Day In Harlem' Photo

On Sunday at the BET Awards, Netflix reveals "A Great Day In Hollywood," a recreation of "A Great Day In Harlem" or "Harlem 1958" — a photograph taken by Art Kane for a special feature on some of the greatest jazz musicians for <i>Esquire</i> magazine.<p>The photo, shot by Kwaku Altson, includes 47 of …

Entertainment

Saudi Arabia Officially Lifts Ban on Women Drivers

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia has officially lifted its controversial ban on women drivers.<p>Prior to the ban's reversal, women needed to rely on male relatives, taxis, and chauffeurs. And so women and men all over the country are rejoicing as this long overdue freedom has been granted. This includes …

Saudi Arabia

Teyana Taylor Drops New Album 'K.T.S.E.'

<i>K.T.S.E.</i> ( <i>Keep That Same Energy</i>) is here! The eight-track, Kanye West-produced album is Teyana's first album since her debut with <i>VII</i> in 2014, and is the fifth and final of Ye's consecutive projects this summer.<p>In an interview with <i>PAPER</i>, Teyana mentioned that this second album is a far cry from her …

New Albums

Kim Jones Collaborates with KAWS for His Dior Homme Debut Show

Kim Jones isn't shying away from the big, bright and the bold with his debut collection. The new Dior Homme artistic director has decided to update the classic, refined Dior Homme look by collaborating with renowned artist and designer Brian Donnelly, known professionally as KAWS.<p>The Spring/ Summer …

Dior Homme

Cynthia Nixon Says She's ‘So Proud’ of Transgender Son

Cynthia Nixon has always been an activist fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community. This comes as no surprise, as the actress and gubernatorial candidate and her partner Christine Marinoni have been loud and proud members of the community themselves. Yesterday, the same day as New York City's …

LGBTQI

Cynthia Nixon Says She's "So Proud" of Transgender Son

Cynthia Nixon has always been an activist fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community. This comes as no surprise, as the actress and gubernatorial candidate and her partner Christine Marinoni have been loud and proud members of the community themselves. Yesterday, the same day as New York City's …

LGBTQI

A Look into LadyLand: LadyFag's First Queer Music Festival

New York City dance party queen LadyFag announced back in May that she would be venturing into the festival realm with queer music festival, LadyLand — where Coachella meets queer nightlife. Last night, June 22nd, the first of the annual event came to full fruition with people partying at the …

Music Festivals

A Look into LadyLand: LadyFag's First Queer Music Festival

New York City dance party queen LadyFag announced back in May that she would be venturing into the festival realm with queer music festival, LadyLand — where Coachella meets queer nightlife. Last night, June 22nd, the first of the annual event came to full fruition with people partying at the …

Music Festivals

8 Never Before Seen NYC Pride Photos by Bill Cunningham

<i>The Times of Bill</i> is a new documentary by Live Rocket founder Mark Bozek — narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker — on the life of the legendary <i>New York Times</i>' fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. He was most famous for his candid street photography, and his iconic presence was always expected at …

Bill Cunningham

8 Never Before Seen NYC Pride Photos by Bill Cunningham

<i>The Times of Bill</i> is a new documentary by Live Rocket founder Mark Bozek — narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker — on the life of the legendary <i>New York Times</i>' fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. He was most famous for his candid street photography, and his iconic presence was always expected at …

Bill Cunningham

Here's Why Some People Want to Abolish ICE

Since President Trump came into office, ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, increased arrests by 40 percent. Most recently, the organization has come under massive public scrutiny recently for separating parents from children at the US border. Activist, including Cynthia Nixon, are calling …

Donald Trump

Nowstalgia: Mickey Boardman on Tiny Sunglasses

If it seems like every new trend today is just a reiteration of a past style, that's because nothing is truly original and fashion is a cyclical form. <i>PAPER</i>'s Editorial Director Mickey Boardman knows this better than anyone, and is here to walk you through today's trends through the lens of the past …

Trends

'Thank God for Abortion' Comes to Pride

Pride is all about intersectionality, from the first moment a black transgender sex worker threw a brick at a cop to the massive parades taking over major cities across the world everyday filled with floats representing people of all identities. Artist Viva Ruiz, however, still noticed one area in …

Abortion

Drake's Billboards Are Back

Drake is a billboard connoisseur. He has used the very traditional advertising method to shout-out his love interests, tease new projects and create general hype for years, and he's not changing his ways any time soon.<p><i>Scorpion</i>, Drake's fifth studio album, is slated to be released this month — June …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This Berlin Stylist Wants to Break Fashion's Body Binary

While bodies come in all shapes and sizes, it's taken the fashion industry a long time to catch on to reality. The fight has been an uphill battle for a revolutionary few to boost different types of women onto the catwalk or into major campaigns, and fashion's recent pivot to "body positivity" …

Lifestyle

A Professional Fingerboarder on Life as a (Mini) Ramp Champ

Seen as a fad that '90s kids were obsessed with along the lines of Pokemon or Magic: The Gathering, fingerboarding has actually evolved into a thriving community that includes competitions, Internet videos and even professional sponsorships. Chris Daniels, 31, who's one such sponsored …

Gear & Gadgets

ASL Pick-Up Lines with Nyle DiMarco

Cycle 22 of <i>America's Next Top Model</i> gave us the gift of model, actor, LGBTQ icon and deaf activist Nyle DiMarco. He quickly stole our hearts with his open mind, positive attitude, dedication to community and of course, good looks, and now he's here to teach you some pick up lines in American Sign …

America's Next Top Model

10 LGBTQ Artists Create Work Inspired by Pride

After the success of their first collaboration, ASOS is again partnering with GLAAD to create a limited-edition capsule collection which launches today, in honor of Pride month. The line features brightly colored coordinated outfits, shirts, and totes decorated with words like "unity," "love," and …

LGBTQI

RuCap: The 5 Wildest Moments From the Reunion

Is it just me or was this the most emotionally fraught reunion in <i>Drag Race</i> herstory? Sure, there were moments of levity, but most of the season ten reunion was drama, mama — and not the fun, catty kind. There were many shocking situations — of course we're going to talk about the queen who walked …

Entertainment

Bops Only: 11 Songs You Need to Close Out Pride Month 2018

This week's Bops Only finds us switching up the format a bit, but I know you'll get into She. Though the LGBTQ community gets acknowledged via a national month every June, we celebrate Pride every single day at <i>PAPER</i>, with messages of inclusion, autonomy, and authenticity interwoven in who and what …

LGBTQI

Bops Only: 11 Songs You Need to Close Out Pride 2018

This week's Bops Only finds us switching up the format a bit, but I know you'll get into She. Though the LGBTQ community gets acknowledged via a national month every June, we celebrate Pride every single day at <i>PAPER</i>, with messages of inclusion, autonomy, and authenticity interwoven in who and what …

LGBTQI

Teyana Taylor Just Wants to 'See Everybody Win'

Teyana Taylor is a busy woman. The 27-year-old has been an artist, dancer, actress and model since her teens, nailing that whole multi-hyphenate creative thing before she could take her first legal drink. She shot to mainstream fame with her jaw-dropping performance in Kanye West's video for "Fade" …

Music

Catching Up with Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor is a busy woman. The 27-year-old has been an artist, dancer, actress and model since her teens, nailing that whole multi-hyphenate creative thing before she could take her first legal drink. She shot to mainstream fame with her jaw-dropping performance in Kanye West's video for "Fade" …

Teens

How Do You Get the Most-Followed Person on Earth to Follow You?

When someone asks if you've heard of someone famous, and you haven't, you have two choices: A rueful admission that no, you don't know who they are, risking appearing out-of-touch to sheepishly claim your ignorance and hoping the other person will respond some variation of, "Omg, don't even worry, …

Top 10

Nicki Minaj: I Was an Illegal Immigrant

More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since the US government implemented its "zero tolerance" system of splitting families at the Mexican border. Numerous celebrities have spoken out against the practice, and now Nicki Minaj has weighed in.<p><i>Image via Getty</i>

Nicki Minaj

Mykki Blanko Collaborated With Teyana Taylor On Her New Album

As promised by West several months ago when he re-emerged after months squirreled away in his new GOOD Music headquarters of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, signee Taylor's album is set to drop at some point today (or possibly over the weekend, since Kanye was reportedly putting the finishing touches on it …

New Albums

Melania Trump's Tone-Deaf Jacket Is a Distraction

Lady Melania Trump, in one of her first notable appearances since vanishing for over a month from the public eye with a mystery illness, showed up to visit migrant children in shelters located in McAllen, Texas, a day after president 45 signed an executive order to stop separating families crossing …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Big Freedia Is Taking Over

Big Freedia has brought bounce music to the world. She got her start as a choir director and subsequently worked multiple jobs, including one as a event decorator, while touring non-stop to eventually get her music recognized. All the hard work clearly paid off. Since then, Freedia has collaborated …

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