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Loud and clear: the art of political dressing

Making a fashion statement has a controversial history. Emma Beddington looks at what happens when you wear your heart on your sleeveComment on the delightfully absurd spectacle of the Met Gala this year coalesced around the pointed image of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a gorgeously traditional white gown, the kind of thing a deep south debutante might wear, with “Tax the Rich” in a vast red scrawl on the rear. Was the Aurora James dress provocative or performative, just facile radical cosplay? C...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, Cara Delevingne, Dior, Met Ball, Aoc, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Carolyn Maloney, Aurora James, Emma Beddington, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


‘Medium is the message’: AOC defends ‘tax the rich’ dress worn to Met Gala

‘The time is now for childcare, healthcare and climate action for all,’ the congresswoman wrote on InstagramWhen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a white gown with the message “tax the rich” emblazoned in red to the Met Gala, one of New York’s swankiest events, she was sure to ruffle some feathers. Related: The Met Gala 2021: eight key moments from fashion’s big night Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, New York, US news, Culture, US politics, US taxation, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Met gala 2021, InstagramWhen Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


AOC wears ‘Tax the Rich’ dress to Met Gala

That's rich! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - who is the face of the Democratic Socialists of America- showed up to the Met Gala wearing a political message.
Tags: Fashion, Aoc, Democratic Socialists of America, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sees More Than One Tragedy In The Death Of Tessa Majors

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the latest lawmaker to speak out on the tragic death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors. During a Town Hall in Queens, NY on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez addressed Majors’ stabbing murder in Morningside Park in December. Following the arrests of suspects 13-year-old Zyairr Davis, 14-year-old Rashaun Weaver, and 14-year-old Luchiano Lewis, the Congresswoman called the death a “tragedy on multiple levels.” The latter of the two suspects have also been indicte...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Columbia University, Aoc, Queens NY, West 116th Street, Barnard College, Morningside Drive, Morningside Park, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Mount Sinai St Luke 's Hospital, Tessa Majors, Rashaun Weaver


WATCH: The trailer for Sasha Velour’s new series just landed

Attention Sasha Velour fans. The first look at the Drag Race winner’s new series has arrived. Entitled Nightgowns, the new series, produced for the streaming service Quibi, follows Sasha and her team as they prepare a new drag revue to hit the stage. The show will highlight the creative process for Sasha and her fellow queens from conception until the curtain rises. Related: WATCH: AOC channels Lady Gaga to praise Sasha Velour AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Lady Gaga, Ad Friendly, Dragaholic, Aoc, Sasha, Sophie Muller, Sasha Velour, Quibi, Sasha Velour AdBridg, GayTimes, Lana Del Rey Garbage Gwen Stefani Pink


Young man offers cautionary tale against casting adult videos to your TV

One poor Reddit user simply wanted to watch adult content on a larger screen — his family’s TV, specifically — and was betrayed by his own technology. “Don’t cast Pornhub to your TV if your family [is] using Android devices!” the Redditor warned in a recent thread, explaining that his mom just asked him if he was watching Pornhub the night before. “She said a notification came up on her phone and she had blamed my 12-year-old brother,” he wrote. “I had to say yes, obviously. I couldn’t let him ...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Life, Lifestyle, Mistakes, Reddit, Pornhub, Embarrassing, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Aoc, Redditor, Google Home


Bianca Del Rio slams ‘blonde b*tch’ who filmed her West End performance

Hurricane Bianca warning! Bianca Del Rio was “thrilled and excited” to return to the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie earlier this month… but less thrilled and excited to see one theatergoer videotaping one of her recent performances in the West End musical. Related: Jasmine Masters stars in the most popular GIF of 2019 “Dear blonde bitch with glasses, Thanks for distracting the ENTIRE CAST and SEVERAL PEOPLE AROUND YOU as you filmed during all of ACT ONE with your phone in your hand,” t...
Tags: London, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Bbc, Theater, West End, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Michelle Visage, Jamie, Drag Queen, Bianca Del Rio, Aoc, Bianca


I’m Undocumented & I Work For Bernie Sanders. Here's How We're Fighting To Prevent More Migrant Kids From Dying.

In December 2017, I sat alone in a dark cell on a metal bunk bed without a mattress or heat, over 2,000 miles away from my hometown of Gilbert, AZ.Seven other DACA recipients and I spent six days in a D.C. jail for taking part in sit-ins inside Congressional offices as part of a fight for a Clean Dream Ac t. Standing up and demanding that undocumented youth like us be given the chance to live in this country without fear of deportation, we put everything on the line in hopes of pushing politic...
Tags: Fashion, Music, United States, Arizona, Argentina, CBP, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Central America, Bernie Sanders, Arizona State University, Trump, Aoc, Bernie, Gilbert, Congressional


Fifth-Grade Teacher Put Black Students In "Shackles" For Mock Slave Auctions

A fifth-grade teacher cast Black students as slaves to be purchased by their white classmates in mock slave auctions and the exercise had a "profoundly negative effect" on the children, a New York state investigation found.The incidents occurred in March at The Chapel School, a private Lutheran institution that enrolls students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, in Bronxville, NY. According to the office of Attorney General Letitia James, Black students in two separate fifth-grade soci...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Bernie Sanders, James, Aoc, Bronxville NY, Letitia James Black


Man Charged In Death Of 13-Year-Old Chloe Ricard, Accused Of Giving Her Cocaine & Assaulting Her

Chloe Ricard, a 13-year-old from Amesbury, MA, was pronounced dead shortly after being dropped off at the emergency room in Lawrence General Hospital on Monday, May 20. The man who drove her there, identified as Carlos Rivera, 47, was arrested five days later. On Tuesday, Rivera was arraigned and denied bail.Rivera was charged with giving Ricard cocaine and sexually assaulting her twice, according to a statement from the Essex District Attorney’s Office. The Massachusetts man has also been accu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Massachusetts, Aoc, Lawrence, Rivera, The Boston Globe, Lawrence MA, Ricard, Chloe, Carlos Rivera, Brian Dolan, Amesbury, NBC Boston, Amesbury MA


Meet Tiffany Cabán, The AOC-Endorsed Queens DA Candidate Who Supports Sex Workers

Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán has a big overarching goal: to get people to stop thinking about criminal justice as a punitive system. But to achieve the larger goal, Cabán has to start small, which means knocking on as many doors as possible to ask registered Democrats for their vote in the biggest of New York City's five boroughs, which has over 2.3 million residents.We met up with Cabán in Ridgewood, Queens, a diverse neighborhood in the throes of gentrification. On a recen...
Tags: Fashion, Music, NYC, Boston, New York City, Queens, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Cynthia Nixon, Aoc, Caban, Working Families Party, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood Queens, Democratic Socialists of America, Larry -RSB- Krasner


I Had An Illegal Abortion Before Roe v. Wade. Bans Will Only Make The Procedure Unsafe.

Devery H. had an illegal abortion in South Carolina in 1970, three years beforeRoe v. Wade gave women the right to choose. Today, she is a 69-year-old retired medical scientist living in Pennsylvania. In light of states such as Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri enacting measures that reproductive rights advocates consider de facto bans on abortion, Devery is speaking up about the risks she took to terminate her pregnancy illegally. This is her story, as told to Andrea González-Ramírez.It was 1970 ...
Tags: Utah, Fashion, Music, Pennsylvania, Roe V Wade, South Carolina, Aoc, Wade, GEORGIA ALABAMA, Andrea González Ramírez, Devery, Illegal Abortion Before Roe, Devery H


AOC Admits On Instagram She Still Gets Nervous Speaking In Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making politicians relatable once again. The millennial congresswoman took to Instagram to use the “ask me anything” feature to answer questions from her followers and got real about her job in office.One question posed was, “Do you get nervous before speaking at committee hearings?”Ocasio-Cortez gave a very honest answer.“Always! So much effort goes into our questioning, but a lot of the times something will come up during the hearing and I toss out what we prepar...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mississippi, Congress, Hawaii, House, Bronx, Ama, Aoc, Congressional, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, JudgeSasha Obama


AOC & Elizabeth Warren Had Some Thoughts About That Game Of Thrones Ending

Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images. Our watch has ended, but that doesn't mean we're anywhere near done dissecting the Game of Thrones series finale. After nearly a decade, the hit HBO fantasy show came to a close leaving the entire fandom divided. One of the main reasons? GoT 's treatment of women, particularly in its last season. As Refinery29's Ariana Romero argues, the show was always destined to fail its female characters — which has made fans Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Eliza...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Aoc, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Weiss, David Benioff, Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi, Sansa Stark, Mark Makela Getty, Ariana Romero, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Knock Down The House's Cori Bush Is Running Again In 2020 — Here's What She Learned In 2018

Before 2018, many of us thought that you had to be privileged, wealthy, or an established politician to run for office. Many say you should start at the bottom and work your way up, climb the ladder, and move through the ranks to position yourself as a viable candidate.In my own experience running for U.S. Congress last cycle, I was told to dress a certain way and look a certain way if I wanted to be taken seriously. People would tell me I shouldn't run for this seat because I'm an unmarried wo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Chicago, Missouri, House, Aoc, U S House, Cori Bush, Brand New Congress, Rachel Lears


The $7 Mascara Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Keeps In Her Makeup Bag

There's no doubting the influence of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. While she tackles important political issues, like the environment and the economic divide in America, she's built a strong social media presence, with over 3 million followers on Instagram. Her fans and constituents regularly tune into her Stories to get a look at the inner workings of the House and to watch AOC take on simple — yet relatable — tasks, like drinking wine while building Ikea furniture. But Ocasio-Cortez...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Netflix, House, Ikea, Aoc, Beso, Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation, Joe Crowley, Ocasio Cortez, New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Mascara Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Maybelline Falsies Mascara


AOC needs to stop trying to walk in Nancy Pelosi’s shoes

She's icing her feet with bags of frozen veggies because she's "yet to see the speaker wear flats.”
Tags: Fashion, Nancy Pelosi, Aoc


AOC Fires Back After Laura Ingraham Makes Fun Of Her "Latina Thing"

Fox News host Laura Ingraham once called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a horsewoman of the apocalypse and she is now focusing on the story that really matters: how the New York congresswoman pronounces her own name.Ingraham, who once said she was learning Spanish for her Guatemalan daughter, asked conservative lawyer Joe diGenova during a segment on her show, Ingraham Angle, whether he had noticed that Ocasio-Cortez "put on" an accent when introducing herself."She does the Latina thing where sh...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Brazil, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Puerto Rico, Cortez, Aoc, Carl, Laura Ingraham, Joe diGenova


Ivanka Trump Is Acting. AOC Is Not. That's A Key Difference In Their Body Language.

Earlier this week, sentient skim vanilla latte with no whip Ivanka Trump and straight-talking socialist/right-wing obsession Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clashed on whether Americans have the right to jobs that pay a living wage. The millionaire who used to hang out with Paris Hilton in St. Tropez says absolutely not; the former bartender from the Bronx who lost her father to cancer and whose family went into debt, their house on the verge of foreclosure, says absolutely yes.In a recent interview w...
Tags: Fashion, Music, NYC, White House, Cnn, Gop, Hilton, Howard Schultz, Paris Hilton, Bronx, Wood, St Tropez, Trump, Aoc, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Who's Actually Worked For A Living, Just Fact-Checked Ivanka Trump

Photo: REX/Shutterstock. In her 2009 self-help book The Trump Card: Playing to Win In Work and Life, Ivanka Trump (or, her ghostwriter) recalls her first entrepreneurial venture: a lemonade stand with her brothers. She makes sure to point out that their parents didn't help them at all, and that their stand's location "at the end of a cul-de-sac in an affluent community of spacious homes on sprawling properties" kept them from having any customers. You almost begin to think that she underst...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, United States, Hilton, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Aoc, Congressional, Ivanka, Franklin D Roosevelt, Ivanka Trump, REX Shutterstock, Ken Klippenstein


Ivanka Trump, Who Was Born Wealthy, Slams AOC's Jobs Guarantee

Photo: REX/Shutterstock. In her 2009 self-help book The Trump Card: Playing to Win In Work and Life, Ivanka Trump (or, her ghostwriter) recalls her first entrepreneurial venture: a lemonade stand with her brothers. She makes sure to point out that their parents didn't help them at all, and that their stand's location "at the end of a cul-de-sac in an affluent community of spacious homes on sprawling properties" kept them from having any customers. You almost begin to think that she underst...
Tags: Fashion, Music, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, United States, Hilton, Mitch McConnell, Trump, Aoc, Ivanka, Franklin D Roosevelt, Ivanka Trump, REX Shutterstock, Ken Klippenstein, Harvard Kennedy School s Institute of Politics


Alabama "ISIS Bride" Not Allowed To Return Home, Says Trump

Government officials said 24-year-old Hoda Muthana, a U.S.-born woman who joined the Islamic State, is not allowed back on U.S. soil."I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!" President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday."She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States," Pompeo said in a statement. "We continue to strongly advise all U.S. c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Isis, Islamic State, Alabama, America, Turkey, Syria, United States, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Aoc, Ivanka Trump


AOC & Progressive Groups Succeed At Kicking Amazon Out Of New York

Amazon announced Thursday it's canceling its plan to build headquarters in New York City, delivering a victory to progressive groups and lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who have fiercely opposed the project since it was first announced.The corporate giant chose the neighborhood of Long Island City in Queens to build its campus, known as HQ2. But lawmakers, unions, and local civil rights groups contended that a tech corporation such as Amazon didn't deserve the nearly $3 billion...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Senate, New York City, Queens, Bill De Blasio, Bronx, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Long Island, De Blasio, Aoc, Andrea, Long Island City


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore Berry Lipstick — & Now We Want To Wear It, Too

Even before she formally became a congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was already a beauty icon, with a bright red lip that led thousands to Google, "What lipstick is AOC wearing?" The answer for those still wondering: It's Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, a true red that has since sold out (over and over again) at Sephora. Call it the AOC effect.And while it was already her signature on the campaign trail, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's red lip has grown more iconic by the day. At her s...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Sephora, Aoc, Sonia Sotomayor, Monte Carlo, Bacca, Maybelline, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Damned, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, New Face Tape Foundation, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Wore Berry Lipstick, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo, Ulta Beauty Nars


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn't Owe You A Smile

Clad in suffragette white and sporting her signature red lipstick, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the image of stoicism as President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, railing against everything from Congress' responsibility to keep the executive branch in check to women's right to choose an abortion.As he once again embraced his far-right rhetoric and attacked undocumented immigrants, the freshman congresswoman sat in silence. In her lapel, she h...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Ronald Reagan, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Peggy Noonan, Trump, Democratic, Aoc, Justin Fairfax, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, Vanessa Tyson


There Was An Unexpected Moment Of Unity At SOTU, But It Wasn't Because Of Trump

Body language-wise, Tuesday's State of the Union address was shaping up to be the shadiest in history. First, we had House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tepid handshake with Trump and her perfunctory golf claps. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Then she pursed her lips and read (presumably a printout of his speech, although people on Twitter speculated it was everything from Michelle Obama's memoir to Trump's tax returns) for a long time.Nancy Pelosi is 100% reading a Jodi Picoult novel bac...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Congress, Mexico, Virginia, House, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Jodi Picoult, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, Aoc, Pelosi, Ivanka, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand


Elizabeth Warren Apologized To Cherokee Nation For Her Misguided DNA Test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has privately apologized to the leadership of Cherokee Nation for the confusion created by her ill-advised decision to take a DNA test to prove she has Indigenous ancestry, The Intercept reports.Warren, who launched an exploratory committee in late December and is expected to officially announce her presidential bid next week, came under fire last fall after releasing the results of a DNA test performed by Stanford geneticist Carlos Bustamante. The Massachusetts senator ha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Stanford, Virginia, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, United States, Warren, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, State, Aoc, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Bustamante


Stop Treating Cardi B Like She Doesn't Deserve A Voice In Politics.

There's a particular way some white people talk about artists like Cardi B getting political, especially when there are no Black people around. Both liberals and conservatives. It's condescending with a smirk, like, "Look, that former stripper from the Bronx who says 'Okurrr' all the time has political views! Isn't that hilarious!" And then everyone goes around the table congratulating each other for being smart and woke.In the middle of the government shutdown, Cardi B released a video in whic...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Taylor Swift, Obama, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Iowa, Social Security, Bronx, Republican, Donald Trump, Gq, Puerto Rico, Trump


Social Media Star Tomi Lahren Claims Rep. AOC Isn't Successful In Real Life

Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images. Tomi Lahren, the right-wing political commentator who rose to fame for her viral social media videos, says progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is only big on Twitter and not "successful in real life " — proving once again conservatives only like the "pull yourself by the bootstraps" narrative as long as it's theoretical.During a Fox & Friends segment Thursday morning, co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Lahren what she thought of the Democratic presi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Congress, Virginia, House, Bronx, Aoc, Boston University, Union Square, YORKTOWN, Tomi Lahren, Ralph Northam, Ainsley Earhardt, Lahren, Social Media Star


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Shared Her Entire Skin & Makeup Routine

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, politician by day and beauty influencer by night, is back at it again with her after-hours makeup lessons. Just two weeks after showing us that press-on nails are worthy of making a comeback, the congresswoman is proving that self care should always be a priority, even when you're busy fighting a government shutdown debacle and standing up for the future of journalism.Last night, Ocasio-Cortez filmed herself in her cozy pajamas sharing her thoughts on mental healt...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez



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