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“I don’t like to give advice. People have to find themselves,” style icon Iris Apfel tells me over the phone from her vacation home in Florida. But at age 93, she’s had such a rich lifetime full of experiences, people always want to know what she thinks about everything. Now that she’s the subject of legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ upcoming documentary Iris (out in May), this “rare bird of fashion” is finally giving her fans an intimate glimpse into what makes her tick. Shot over...
  Hair has always been a big part of feminine culture. From virtue and class to health, hair and hairstyles are part of a long history of female identity — particularly for black women. The texture of black hair is something that has long fascinated and befuddled people with other types of strands, and styling black hair has its own complicated, and sometimes divisive, history. Amandla Stenberg recently released a video talking about the cultural appropriation of black hair and culture by white celebrities and mainstream society....
Sex and Society, a European nonprofit group that provides sex education to high school students, has adjusted its curriculum as of late to include not just an emphasis on preventing pregnancy, but also being more positive about pregnancy. And as happy as we are that the shame circulating around unplanned pregnancies is slowly evaporating, we aren’t sure how we feel about all of this being a part of Europe’s less-than-subtle approach to encourage women to have more babies. Birthrates are getting lower across the pond, probably...
Haters gonna hate, but the members of The Prancing Elite aren’t letting that stop them. “When you’re a Prancing Elite, you come in fighting,” member Adrian Clemons, 24, told Kevin Fallon about the criticism the troupe faces dancing in their hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Suffice to say it isn't easy to be black or gay or both in certain red states. In order to counter bigotry and keep fighting that good fight, the Prancing Elites teamed up with PFLAG to create a PSA. Critics suggested the quintet...
Press tours can bring out some of the most side-eye worthy comments from celebrities. For example, the Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour has been a hot mess: from Robert Downey Jr. being forced to walk off due to a rude, invasive journalist to rumors leaked from the Graham Norton Show recording about cast members chanting ethnic slurs. The sad icing on top of the crap cake was Chris Evans (Captain America) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) calling Black Widow a "slut" and a "whore." When asked...
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