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The New & Improved Project Runway Tackles A Lot More Than Just Clothes

"I want Karlie to critique my collection.""Guys, act like TV stars!""Someone let me know if I'm flashing the camera."I heard a lot of stuff during my afternoon spent with Project Runway 3.0’s newly minted cast at Refinery29’s New York headquarters. Jokes were made, eyes were rolled and astrological signs were debated. But despite the offscreen fun and the harsh (but necessary) "You're not going to Paris" moments, this season aims to be about much more than just drama and dresses.The beloved rea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Paris, Bravo, Maxwell, Conde Nast, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Garcia, CFDA, Teen Vogue, Nina Garcia, Longview Texas, Karlie

The Case for Why Captain Beefheart’s Awful Sounding Album, Trout Mask Replica, Is a True Masterpiece

I’ve had Trout Mask Replica in my collection for years. I can’t say I regularly pull it out to give it a listen, but I know I’d never get rid of it. It’s a sometimes impenetrable slab of genius, wrought from endless sessions and then a short burst of recording, led by a man who couldn’t read music, was prone to fits of violent anger, but dammit knew what he wanted. (And Zappa produced.) When I learned later that the house where a lot of this went down was located in the hills behind the ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, America, Ornette Coleman, Vox, Vermont, Wolf, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Zappa, Woodland Hills, KCRW, Joshua Tree, Beefheart

Photographer remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington with a sold-out exhibition in Burbank

Just before Southern California rock band Linkin Park’s landmark debut album “Hybrid Theory” was released in 2000, musician and photographer Jim Louvau had met vocalist Chester Bennington when their bands played a gig together at The Mason Jar in Louvau’s and Bennington’s hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. The pair became fast friends and later, as Louvau balanced being in a band with his passion for photography, Bennington became one of his favorite subjects to capture. “It was always a joke between...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, LBC, Chester, Linkin Park, Scott Weiland, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, PHOENIX Arizona, Bennington, Burbank, Chester Bennington

Atomic Books Comics Preview - March 21, 2019

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics, graphic novels, and books. Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. He also runs the Mutant Funnies Tumblr. Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America. Bubbles #1 by Bubbles Bubbles exists to bring comics fandom off the internet (not that there's anythi...
Tags: Music, America, David, Arkansas, Baltimore, Sarah, Nancy, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Atomic Books Comics Preview Benn Ray, Benn Ray, Atomic Books, Mutant Funnies Tumblr Atomic Books, Flavorwire, Twitter Atomic Books on Facebook, Antiheroines, Atomic Books Comics Preview March

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

New Zealand Just Banned Military-Style Weapons, Putting The U.S. To Shame

Less than a week after a white nationalist gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 50 people, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country had banned military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles and has set up a buyback program. Both the coalition government and the center-right opposition party supported the move."I strongly believe that the vast majority of legitimate gun owners in New Zealand will understand that these moves are in the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Senate, America, New Zealand, Brazil, Sandy Hook, Christchurch, Daniel Webster, Laura Ingraham, National Rifle Association NRA, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Christchurch New Zealand, Shannon Watts, Jacinda Ardern

This Guy Is The Hottest Songwriter In Pop

Many songs on Juice WRLD's Death Race For Love, the reigning #1 album in America, made me laugh out loud. A track called "HeMotions," for instance, is already hilarious coming from an emo-informed SoundCloud sing-rapper who made his name on misogynistic self-pity, even before you even factor in lyrics like these: "Going through … More »
Tags: Music, Nick Jonas, Lorde, America, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, John Stamos, Macklemore, Soundcloud, Takashi Murakami, Fall Out Boy, J. Cole, The Week In Pop, Post Malone, Alan Walker, Lizzo

'Ashes to Ashes' Is the Second Half of Chris O’Leary’s Deep Dive into all Things Bowie

For those who have ever wondered if a blog can become a book, Chris O'Leary would respond with a hearty yes: his blog, Pushing Ahead of the Dame yielded two books. The current edition, Ashes to Ashes, begins in 1976, as David Bowie and Iggy Pop are planning to escape the dregs of life in Los Angeles and set up shop in Berlin. O'Leary adds a quick note to bring the reader up to date, had they missed his first volume, Rebel Rebel (Zero Books, 2015) covering Bowie's creative work from 1964 to 1976....
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Experimental, Book Review, Pop, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Electronic, Blackstar, Repeater, Simon

Durand Jones & The Indications – Morning in America

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Elizabeth Warren Is A Policy Heavyweight. The Media Is More Interested In Rockstars.

Welcome to Hindsight 2020, Refinery29's weekly column reflecting on the women running for president and the lessons learned (or not!) from 2016.Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions are rooted in her clear-eyed understanding of how capitalism in its current form benefits some, but not all Americans. During her appearance at a CNN town hall Monday, her first major introduction to the national stage this election cycle, the Massachusetts senator embraced this ethos by speaking about her family...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Madeleine McCann, Warren, Biden

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Promises Tougher Gun Laws Within Days Of Shooting

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that she plans to announce stricter gun laws within the next few days, just days after a white nationalist gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers, killing 50 people and injuring dozens of others."Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer," Ardern said in a news conference.She did not give specifics, but said she supports ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Australia, Washington Post, Senate, America, United States, New York Times, New Zealand, Sandy Hook, Christchurch, Nra, Webster, University of Sydney, Cory Booker, Daniel Webster

"I Love You, Now Die" Is The Most Relevant & Shocking True Crime Story Of 2019

One hot day in July 2014 in Fairhaven, Ma., Conrad Roy III was found dead by suicide in his pickup truck. He had purchased a generator to trap the carbon monoxide from his the car’s cabin as he sat parked behind a local K-Mart. He was 18.These details about his death may not sound familiar until you hear about the attractive young woman that the state of Massachusetts has found responsible for Conrad’s death. Michelle Carter, 17 at the time, was Conrad's friend, and maybe-girlfriend; they had m...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Usa, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, New York City, US, America, Cara Delevingne, Gilberto Valle, Roy, Commonwealth, Sxsw, Carr, Michelle

You Won't Believe How Much Elizabeth Holmes Has Changed

Once upon a time, Elizabeth Holmes was America's youngest self-made female billionaire and the head of biotech company Theranos, which promised new blood-testing procedures that would revolutionize health care. But, beginning in 2015, the cracks in Holmes' tech empire and veneer of prestige started to show, with reports trickling out that the level of technology she championed was "exaggerated" at best. In 2018, Holmes was formally indicted on charges of fraud, and now faces upwards of 20 years...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Steve Jobs, New York City, America, San Francisco, Kylie Jenner, Vanity Fair, Clinton, Elizabeth Holmes, Sanders, Holmes, Davidson, Jamie McCarthy Getty, Amanda Sanders

Gaby Moreno Sings Immigrant's Songs at Lincoln Center

Like pretty much every artist I have seen perform at the Appel Room, Gaby Moreno expressed her awe of the Lincoln Center venue's view. I had seen the view before, but I hadn't seen a full set from Moreno. And I feel lucky I got to see her American Songbook show on February 27th as it brought a warm breath of Latin America and the southwest to an otherwise cold evening. The Guatemalan immigrant performed a rousing set of original songs, both old and unreleased, as well as covers with accompanim...
Tags: Music, Review, Mexico, US, America, Soul, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Lincoln Center, Quentin Tarantino, Latin America, Moreno, Nancy Sinatra, Van Dyke Parks, David Gray

Nat King Cole: Top 10 Albums

The 100th anniversary of Nat King Cole's birth is on March 17. Cole was one of America's most remarkable entertainers. His first jazz-pop career was with his celebrated trio in the 78-era of the 1940s. Then he triumphed in the 10-inch era from 1950 to 1954 with hits that included Unforgettable and Penthouse Serenade. Then came the 12-inch LP era, starting in 1955 and ending with his death in 1965. Many of these albums featured Cole illustrated in suburban settings featuring white couples in lov...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Bbc, Manhattan, Jazz, Smith, Frank Sinatra, Kennedy, WSJ, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Jackie Robinson, Nelson Riddle, Cole, Marc Myers, Billy May

Kim Kardashian Posts Her "Psoriasis Face" — & How She's Treating It

Update: Kim Kardashian West has proven time and time again that she isn't afraid to show the world what struggling with psoriasis really looks like. Last night, the star posted yet another video of her latest flare-up, which showed rashes on her cheeks and under her eyes. "Psoriasis face," she wrote on her Instagram Story. Even with state-of-the-art treatments at her disposal, Kardashian West continues to battle the incurable condition, which an estimated 7.5 million Americans can definitely re...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, America, Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney, Kardashian West, National Psoriasis Foundation, NPF, Instagram Psoriasis, Instagram Kardashian West

Joe Wilkins' Playlist for His Novel "Fall Back Down When I Die"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Joe Wilkins' brilliant debut novel, Fall Back Down When I Die, is moving, haunting, and unforgettable. Booklist wrote of the book: "In his first novel, short story writer, poet, a...
Tags: Music, Montana, America, David, Ford, John, Rowdy, Joni Mitchell, Garth Brooks, Jason Isbell, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Mary, Brooks, Gillian

MAC & Benefit Just Made It So Easy To Support Planned Parenthood

With the Trump Administration never not proposing rules that could signal the end of abortion access in America as we know it, it's more important now than ever to support the organizations that have made it their mission to stand in the Administration's way. Conveniently for those of us who believe in women's fundamental human rights and lipstick, two of the beauty world's most powerful brands have simultaneously announced new efforts to help Planned Parenthood, which has been specifically tar...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mac, Planned Parenthood, America, United States, Benefit, Mahon, Viva Glam, Roo, Trump Administration, Nancy Mahon, MAC AIDS Fund, Annie Ford Danielson, Maggie Ford Danielson, Worth Of Drugstore Blush

Tammy Baldwin On The Next Battle For LGBTQ+ Rights

It’s 2019 and, in more than half of the states in the United States, it remains legal to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace, in housing, in public spaces, and many other areas. The absence of a federal anti-discrimination law has a deep impact in the everyday lives of this community: Research shows nearly two-thirds of LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. have experienced discrimination based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.Sen. Tammy Baldwin hopes to chan...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Indiana, United States, House, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Mitch McConnell, Lgbtq, Nancy Pelosi

The Greatest Jazz Photo Ever?

The show that night was billed as the Thelonious Monk Trio. Monk, 35, was already a prolific composer and piano innovator, yet it would take a decade for his brilliance to be fully appreciated by mainstream America. The trio was rounded out by Charles Mingus, 31, on standup bass and the youngster Roy Haynes, a 28-year-old hotshot drummer everyone called “Snap Crackle.” –
Tags: Art, Music, America, Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, 03.08.19

Girl Found Dead Near Hacienda Heights Hiking Trail Identified As Trinity Love Jones

Authorities have identified the young girl found dead near a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights, CA last week as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is holding two people as persons of interest in the case, though their names have not been made public yet.The L.A. County coroner’s office ruled the case as a homicide, though the cause of death has not been released to the public either. Trinity's body was found Tuesday by maintenance workers. Authorities said...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, America, Trinity, Kamala Harris, Authorities, Hacienda Heights CA, Skylar, Jayme Closs, Antonio Jones, Lucy McBath On Sen Kamala Harris, Kidnapper Jake Patterson, Skylar Mannie

Rep. Lucy McBath On Sen. Kamala Harris: "She's Changing America's Narrative"

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Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Georgia, United States, Philadelphia, Kamala Harris, Ivanka Trump, Gill, Kamala, Lucy McBath, Melissa Butler, Sen Kamala Harris, BG Color, Lucy McBath On Sen Kamala Harris, Lisa Price Kiki Layne Yamiche Alcindor

John, Grant and Gladys

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed classical composer-conductor John Adams for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). John is best known for composing the modern, minimalist operas "Nixon in China" and "Doctor Atomic." His newest piano concerto will be performed by Yuja Wang and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on March 10, and then tour world-wide. Here's the Batter My Heart aria from Doctor Atomic... SiriusXM. Next Thursday, March 14, I will be on Siri...
Tags: Spotify, China, Germany, America, Chicago, Amsterdam, Delta, Davis, Jazz, John, Mansion, John Adams, Sam, Grant, Wall Street Journal, Baker

America faces soul-searching over Michael Jackson

Jackson is accused of sexually abusing boys, prompting fresh soul-searching in what could be a national reckoning In 1993, Oprah Winfrey visited Michael Jackson at his Neverland ranch for a television special – Jackson’s first interview in 14 years, watched by more than 90 million people worldwide. Related: Michael Jackson’s trick was to groom an entire culture | Emma Brockes Continue reading...
Tags: Music, America, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Emma Brockes, Neverland, Leaving Neverland

A Week In Phoenix, AZ, On A $57,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a researcher working in engineering/higher education who makes $57,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on ravioli.Ed. note: This OP mentions that she lost a family member to suicide. If you are thinking about suicide, please call the N...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Washington, America, Starbucks, Click, Grey, Petsmart, Phoenix, Don, Safeway, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Netflix Hulu Amazon, Money Diaries

17 Essential Songs In 7/4

There's a reason why all those Ramones songs start with "1-2-3-4!" -- and also a reason why Captain Beefheart raged against the "big mama heartbeat." For anyone growing up in America in the last century, 4/4 meter has been the core of popular music -- rock, pop, rap, blues, gospel, all the way back to … More »
Tags: Music, The Beatles, America, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, The Pretenders, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Nine Inch Nails, Blondie, Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Devo, Soundgarden, Beefheart

Forbes: Kylie Jenner is the World’s “Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever”

At 21 years old, Kylie Jenner is “the youngest self-made billionaire EVER,” according to Forbes magazine.Last July, Forbes revealed that Jenner built a $900 million fortune in less than three years. It was projected at the time that she would soon reach billionaire status, thanks to her wildly successful Kylie Cosmetics company.Now that the brand has expanded and is now being offered in Ulta beauty stores across the country, the youngest Karjenner sibling has officially hit that major milestone ...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian, America, Jazz, Rob, Houston, Kylie Jenner, Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Forbes, Simon, Kylie, Oppenheimer, Kris, Kardashian Jenner

Dizzy Heights #53: Gold

This show was originally going to be about shiny things. I thought of precious metals, and then opened things up to include any gem that would be included in jewelry. Gold, silver, rubies, diamonds, all that stuff.   And then I wound up selecting ‘gold’ song after ‘gold’ song, skipping every ‘silver’ song I had. At that point, it seemed silly to play a bunch of ‘gold’ songs, and then ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ and ‘Ruby.’ So I narrowed the focus to just gold. And as it turned out, I had more than eno...
Tags: Podcast, Music, America, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Kinks, Panic At The Disco, Mott The Hoople, Fitz & The Tantrums, John Stewart, Mott, INXS, Dada, Goldfrapp, Icehouse, Spandau Ballet

The Drop: Amanda Palmer Tackles The Long Walk To Abortion in "A Voicemail For Jill"

Welcome to The Drop, Refinery29's home for exclusive music video premieres. We want to shine the spotlight on women artists whose music inspires, excites, and (literally) moves us. This is where we'll champion their voices.Amanda Palmer has been famous for her unabashed honesty and boldness throughout her nearly two decades-long career, but her forthcoming album, There Will Be No Intermission, is likely her most vulnerable yet. The former Dresden Dolls singer addresses miscarriage, cancer, grie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, America, Bill Cosby, Palmer, Amanda Palmer, Cia, Dublin, Donald Trump, Nick Cave, Jill, Weinstein, Sealy, Brett Kavanaugh, Hannah Gadsby

How Black Cowboys & A Calvin Klein Campaign Inspired The Visuals For Solange's When I Get Home

The Black yeehaw agenda is alive and well. But for Solange Knowles, it’s more than just an aesthetic. It’s a genuine lifestyle she showcases for the world on her latest album, When I Get Home, a love letter to her hometown of Houston, Texas.The LP is accompanied by a visual component, a 33 minute film set to the songs on the album, shot by mostly Texas-based collaborators like her husband, Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhire, and Ray Tintori to bring to life certain aspects of l...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Beyonce, America, Calvin Klein, Solange, Solange Knowles, John Wayne, Kelela, Black, Sargent, Janet Jackson, Houston Texas, Clemens, Curtis Mayfield

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