北京快三和值走势图:PAPER - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/PAPERen-usFri, 19 Jul 2019 01:05:15 -0000https://assets.rbl.ms/19068909/210x.png//www.ry7la.com/PAPER - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划Iggy Azalea Jokes With Peppa Pig Over Album Release Date - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/iggy-azalea-peppa-pig-2639257937.html

Iggy Azalea is coming for Peppa Pig and, apparently, it all has to do with a shared album release date.

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That's right, the rapper is currently engaged in an online back-and-forth with the popular cartoon pig. But why? Well, fans of Azalea know that she's currently gearing up for the release of her second album, In My Defense, tomorrow. But what they probably didn't realize is that Peppa Pig is also dropping her highly-anticipated debut tomorrow as well.

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As such, Azalea (jokingly) retweeted Peppa's announcement post and added, "It's over for me now." Since, you know, there's obviously a huge overlap between their audiences.

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That said, Peppa — never one to be outdone — escalated things by referencing Azalea's 2014 hit, "Fancy," writing, "Peppa's so fancy, you already know." And turns out it was comment that Azalea had to respond to with a threat — namely, "Collab with me now or you'll end up a breakfast special peppa."

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Wow, talk about intense. And while Peppa has yet to respond, Azalea's already hit back with a Peppa-themed edit teasing her "Fuck It Up" visual.

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Hm. Let's just hope that Azalea was seriously about that collab.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:18:25 +0000//www.ry7la.com/iggy-azalea-peppa-pig-2639257937.htmlIggy azaleaPeppa pigMusicFamous peopleSandra Song
Bella Thorne Accuses Tana Mongeau of 'Breaking Girl Code' - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/bella-tana-girl-code-2639253463.html

It appears as if Bella Thorne and ex-girlfriend Tana Mongeau are officially on the outs.

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On Wednesday, Thorne took to her Twitter to call out Mongeau after the YouTuber was reportedly spotted at dinner with their ex, rapper Mod Sun, per Page Six. The three were previously in a polyamorous relationship.

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"Tana and I are no longer good," Thorne wrote. "She broke girl code I'm over it."

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For her part though, Mongeau seemed unsure about what exactly she had done, asking "wtf is this."

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"????? imagine taking every time ur mad at me to Twitter but then telling ppl how much u care about me," Mongeau replied.

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Thorne then went on to accuse Mongeau of just dating her "for Twitter" — telling her to "answer ur phone and talk to me instead of being" on the social media site.

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In response, Mongeau doubled down on her confusion, asking Thorne what she was doing.

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"I have no idea why you're mad, I've been texting you every minute since you tweeted, and for you to be tweeting me something as hurtful as saying I dated you for Twitter is literally fucking nuts & if you honestly think that damn I lost you," Mongeau wrote, while also liking tweets about how Thorne had gone "too far," per BuzzFeed.

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That said, this isn't the first time Thorne's posted about her exes. Last month, the actor reacted to news of Mongeau's engagement to fellow YouTuber Jake Paul by posting a teary-eyed selfie of herself alongside the caption, "When ur ex gets engaged."

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Not only that, but earlier this year, Thorne got into an online argument with Mod Sun after he said that he was going to sell her stuff on eBay.

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In response to his "joke," Thorne called him a "pussy" and accused him of "[calling] the cops on me when I wanted my computer" — an allegation Mod Sun responded to by calling her "not the most trustworthy person," and insisting that he had already asked her to "swap" stuff several times.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:44:23 +0000//www.ry7la.com/bella-tana-girl-code-2639253463.htmlBella thorneTana mongeauJake paulMod sunYoutuberFamous peopleSandra Song
Kid Cudi, Chlo? Sevigny to Star in 'We Are Who We Are' - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/kid-cudi-chloe-sevigny-hbo-2639249495.html

Looks like Kid Cudi and Chlo? Sevigny are headed to Italy together for a new HBO limited series called We Are Who We Are.

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According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, director Luca Guadagnino — best known as the man responsible for Call Me By Your Name and last year's Suspiria remake — will act as the writer, director, and showrunner for We Are Who We Are.

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Related | Jordan Peele May Produce Kid Cudi TV Show

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Focused on two American teens living on a military base in Italy, We Are Who We Are will supposedly be a coming-of-age story exploring themes surrounding "friendship, first love, and all the unknowns of being a teenager."

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That said, details are scarce — aside from the aforementioned logline and a new Instagram account announcing the cast, which also apparently includes Queen of the South's Alice Braga, It's Jack Dylan Grazer, and Martin Scorsese's daughter, Francesca Scorsese.

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There is no release date yet for We Are Who We Are.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:03:23 +0000//www.ry7la.com/kid-cudi-chloe-sevigny-hbo-2639249495.htmlKid cudiChloe sevignyLuca guadagninoCall me by your nameSuspiriaHboWe are who we areTvSandra Song
Taylor Swift Is a Cat, as Expected, in the 'CATS' First Look - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/taylor-swift-cats-trailer-2639250017.html

Just watched the trailer for CATS and have lots of questions? Have no fear, you're not alone! Tom Hooper's reincarnation of the classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is arriving this holiday season, and we finally have a first look at all the cat-scale action in the first trailer for the film. As promised from the behind-the-scenes first look, there is a lot of "digifur" technology, but there's also a lot of soul.

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What was rumored to be a comical setup, with some of the biggest names in the world scaled down to kitten size for their roles, actually seems to be a rather fantastical one. While the CGI is very front-and-center, the clear fantasy of it all adds to the grandness of the story. The large personalities of Judi Dench, Ian McKellan, and James Corden are all amplified by the immense detail put into creating their digital selves.


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Taylor Swift makes a brief appearance in the trailer — which Swifties have been awaiting the release of for months — as her cat self, Bombalurina. More is sure to come from the "You Need to Calm Down" singer, but for now, it's Jennifer Hudson who is taking center stage, belting the iconic song, "Memory" with a single tear dripping down her furry cheek.

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Related | Taylor Swift Reveals Upcoming 'CATS' Role

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Hudson is slated to play Grizabella the Glamour Cat in the film, a role that was originated by theatre legend Elaine Paige. She thus has the honor of singing the film's most famous song, and her rendition sounds just as booming and impressive as you'd imagine. At the apex of the trailer, after an onslaught of cat madness around a barren city, Hudson delivers a solemn line straight into the camera: "A new day has begun."

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Those doubting the film's stylistic execution can have their fears put to rest, but we're still left with more questions than answers. When and how can we hear Taylor's songs in the film, and how will she perform in the dance-heavy role? Guess we'll have too wait and find out, but I'm sure she'll be purrrfect.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:02:48 +0000//www.ry7la.com/taylor-swift-cats-trailer-2639250017.htmlTaylor swiftIdrisJennifer hudsonJason deruloJudi denchJames cordenCatsBrendan Wetmore
Joan Smalls Goes Metallique for the New Tom Ford Campaign - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/joan-smalls-tom-ford-metallique-2639245954.html

Joan Smalls isn't afraid of experimentation. For her latest transformation, the iconic supermodel has gone full silver metal for Tom Ford.


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Shot by Steven Klein, Smalls appears in the campaign for the brand's new fragrance, Metallique. The 30 second shot sees the model drench herself in the scent, completely embracing its sweet aroma.

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The fragrance itself features a floral scent layered under woodsy and sharp components. Starting with notes of vert de bergamot and pink peppercorn flowers, once sprayed on the skin, the smell picks up on deeper notes of white blossoms of aubepine (an ancestor of the rose) and delicate additions of muguet and heliotrope. There are also minor infusions of vanilla and sandalwood, to give it a spicy finish.

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To complement the zesty scent is the unique packaging, which keeping with Tom Ford's penchant for both elegance and extremity, features a smooth, silver-tone bottle with a gold tone metallic label.

Tom Ford MéTALLIQUE comes in 50 ml and 100 ml editions, and available to shop here.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:55:28 +0000//www.ry7la.com/joan-smalls-tom-ford-metallique-2639245954.htmlTom fordJoan smallsFragranceMetalliqueSephoraInstagramSteven kleinBeautyCampaignJeena Sharma
Khloe Kardashian Has a New Mom Beauty Routine - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/khloe-kardashian-beauty-routine-2639231777.html

From shifting sleep schedules to adapting to changes in your own body, motherhood comes with its own set of challenges. And even though celebrities have a lot of help to make things relatively smoother, it's still never easy.

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In a recent interview with Vogue, Khloe Kardashian got real about life as a new mother. The reality star, who recently gave birth to True Thompson, shared how little things such as doing her makeup and her beauty routine have significantly been altered since having a toddler around.

"Since becoming a mom…this is what I do," she says in the video with her daughter running around in the background. "I literally locked my…my bedroom door, so she can't get out, so she's kinda trapped."

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Regardless, the one-year-old playfully pops up in the video with her own helpful touches. "She loves to hand me brushes, she eats my sponges," Kardashian says. Turning to True, she adds: "You love pink Q-tips, right?"

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The reality star goes on to explain that she has to also account for potentially chasing her daughter across the house in the event that she might hurt herself. "I had to learn how to do makeup really quickly and not do too many wet things, 'cause then once it's wet and I have to run after her, it's gonna set really weird and then I'm gonna look super blotchy," she says.

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The 35-year-old further dishes how skincare has become more significant in her daily routine after giving birth. "I'm super aware of fine lines and wrinkles and just hydration," she says. "I think after a baby you get depleted of hydration, and lack of sleep. You're just not taking care of yourself as much as you used to, it's more about the baby."


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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:06:24 +0000//www.ry7la.com/khloe-kardashian-beauty-routine-2639231777.htmlKhloe kardashianBeauty routineMotherhoodTrue thompsonSkincareMakeupBeautyVogueJeena Sharma
Lie Ning Is Finding His Place - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/lie-ning-tonight-2639222459.html

Many human beings spend their lives searching for home, whether in a physical space or within communities, all to feel a sense of belonging.

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Growing up, 22-year-old Berlin musician Lie Ning was no different. He too yearned for a stable concept of home. As a half white, half West African person surrounded by a majority of white Berliners, he didn't feel a sense of deep belonging. And though there were people of color, queer people, and artists living with him in the city's Prenzlauer Berg district housing project, the idea of "home" can still be challenging to define when living with a single mother and 24 other people.

Early on, Lie Ning learned that one way to find home was to create it himself. But how?

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"I never found it through people showing me something or giving me something, but in me opening up to them," he says. "It was then I realized that I can create this realm that I've been looking for. And it's always been in my power to decide this."

Lie Ning is still on his quest. With interests in dance, film, and visual art, music is the home in which he feels most comfortable, having realized from a young age he had a voice that others were drawn to.

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It's true: his voice is like the spiritual child of Billie Holliday and Anohni, vibrating with melancholy and deep pools of emotion. Ning is moved by the atmospheric creations of Jill Scott and the storytelling ability of Lauryn Hill. On his debut single and video for "Tonight," premiering today on PAPER, Ning merges all of his artistic interests and influences past and present. The video is a testament to how even the most subtle movement informs music, and vice versa. In sensual frames, he draws little lines with his body, and another draws little lines with theirs. They connect, form shapes in unison, and disconnect.

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On the song, Ning sings about unity in multiple forms, starting small and going global. He sings about how connection can be formed in an instant on a night out, dancing with a lover or friends. How connection can be temporary or everlasting. How we all need to come together as a human race. As he sings in the bridge, "we are one." And though "Tonight" feels like an oceanic R&B dance track, moving to its own sense of time, it is also an urgent plea to humanity: Let's find home in one another now. Watch "Tonight," below.

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Can you tell me about your search for home? How do you understand it today?

I grew up in this co-op. It's communal living with my mom and 24 other people. Which means there's always been circulation, people are either moving out or moving in, there's been so many important humans in my life from early on, which kind of changed the meaning of "home" always, so it's always been dependent on how safe I felt in the environment I was in. At the time when I grew up, Berlin was and is still very white, and I'm of color, so there weren't people I could relate to or look up to. I never felt completely belonging, if that makes sense. Then through certain humans and certain people, I experienced that feeling of belonging, but not through them showing me something, or giving me something, but through me opening up to them. And this process opened this whole idea of "Wow, I can create this space, I can create this realm that I've been looking for." And it's always been in my power to decide on it. And I'm still on the quest obviously, but there's already so many people that I consider "home."

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That's beautiful. I think that "home" deepens for us queer people with the concept of chosen family and whatnot.

Yes, 100 percent. But also through being queer, and having had this realization that the chosen family is so important, it made me choose my birth family as well. Because I'm lucky to have a very, very good relationship to them. So later on I was able to choose them as half of the people that I chose anyway. And I think especially in the straight community, there's so many families I know that are disturbed and in horrible condition, and they should also consider maybe choosing.

You said you grew up around lots of white people. Was racism a part of your day-to-day experience at all?

Not at all.

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Okay, that's good. Lucky.

I was very protected. Yeah, I was very lucky. I was super protected by the house project that I grew up in because it was super queer, it had many people of color from different places around the world, so I was in a safe environment always, and my mom was very protective about it so she would never make me feel different because of the color of my skin, which I'm very lucky for. And then just later on things happened. This year I went to Indonesia. And for the first time I met a lot of racism, a lot of homophobia as well from white people living there, which I haven't experienced in Berlin so much before. And being in my early twenties, it's just such a weird situation to be in all of a sudden when you're not used to it, which kind of showed me my privilege, as well. Which is always amazing — being confronted with your own privilege.

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I read that your mother had a profound influence on you as an artist as someone who took you to some of your first concerts. Can you talk more about that?

Well, in the beginning it was kind of a struggle because she herself is a fashion designer, and she experienced the scene and how art can really change what you value. In her case, as soon as she became a mom, she's thinking about getting older, providing for her children, and so on. So she saw all the downs and the cons of artistry, as well as the pros obviously. But she kind of tried to warn me because everything I was interested in was singing, dancing, acting — everything performance related. And then when I kind of started to go in that direction, she was the best support system I could imagine having.

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"For me, there was never a way of not creating art. It doesn't have to be music even. I need to work in this sphere."

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She was like, "Okay, you made a conscious decision and I'm going to help you as much as I can because I've made all the mistakes possible, so I'm going to try and prevent you from doing the same." And she is an amazing critic. As one of the founders of the housing project I lived in, she's been around lots of musicians and artists. In the 90s in Berlin, there was a huge surge of electronic and techno music and all those crazy parties. Coming from this, she always tried to protect me from it, but at the same time I felt how much of the vibe is still in her. She embodies this force which is so fucking inspiring, and I think this is something that I've only found in the women in my life — like women and womxn people in my life have this strength and this power that is so inspiring, it keeps me going every day.

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As a young artist, did you ever feel like you had to pursue a more practical path? Were you in school to be something else?

I never felt like I had to do it, I just felt that was kind of what people would want me to do. So I went to this French school where we learned lots of languages and everyone was studying law and communication. I think people thought I would go in the same direction, because it's something that I like and that I'm good at, but I never felt like I could seriously pursue it. For me, there was never a way of not creating art. It doesn't have to be music even. I need to work in this sphere.

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When did you realize that you wanted to sing?

I've always been singing, and I always knew the effect that my voice had on other people because it did have an effect, which was nice because I could manipulate emotions; I could create an atmosphere. That's something that I'm very interested in, especially in working with people which I want to do more of. Being able to sense them and maybe even try and show them a different side to what they are feeling. And that's always kind of been there in a very playful way, naive, innocent way. But then I never really wanted to be a singer and I don't know if I'm a singer now. But I feel like I have a voice that I'm not ashamed to use, and I'm not shy to use my voice, when many people that have been through similar experiences are quieter, and I am very happy to share these stories and I feel like my stories have to be heard, not necessarily the voice itself.

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"I have a voice that I'm not ashamed to use… my stories have to be heard."

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In "Tonight," there's so many layers in how it seems to be about both temporary and lasting connection. I love that you say it starts with the voice, but really it's about the words and the story you're trying to tell, and that story is very complicated.

Thank you. The song itself, I wrote it in no time. I spent this night with my best friend, it was like this crazy night out. We shared lots of intimate stories that we haven't shared with anybody before. It felt very safe, it felt very empowering to talk about it to another person that you trusted so much and then also within this evening, it felt like we could easily or my friend could easily explore whatever she wanted to explore by herself, and she knew that I would be there throughout the whole time and keep her back. The song wrote itself from that experience.

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What's it's been like to start performing?

What I love about writing and what I love about music, is that I never understand my songs myself until I sing them to an audience. So when I first sang this song, I was on stage and there were lots of POC in the crowd and I, for the first time, understood this is even more about visibility and me telling someone that they can do whatever they want no matter what and I see them. For me, that's the most important thing. I want to share that I'm seeing you, I'm seeing every one of you. I'm practicing that. Whenever I walk down the street, I practice to look people in the eyes. I want to give them the feeling of being seen without being uncomfortable, and that they're important and they're visible.

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Tell us about your upcoming EP.

It's called Traffic Songs for the In-Betweens because it is for the people like me who sometimes feel unseen, but I can make myself visible very easily and some people can't for whatever reason so I want to encourage that. I think of "traffic songs" as something that I would listen to when I go from points A to B. So every day I need certain songs to get by, whether I'm making a decision, or preparing for work, or about to meet certain people. These songs can be for all those in-between moments between points A and B. It can mean realizing that you're getting older, realizing that you are in some sort of transition. For me, personally, the in-between state is being socialized in a white country by being of color without having the connection to my family in Western Africa, which has always been this confusion because I've never felt completely belonging to any of these identities. I learned with time that I don't have to feel alone because there are many people who feel the same way. You can be okay in limbo. Truth is, we are always in limbo.

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Follow Lie Ning at @lie__ning.

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Lead Image: Isabel Hayn

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Matoma Joins MNEK and Kiana Ledé for 'Bruised Not Broken' - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/matoma-mnek-kiana-lede-2639230453.html

Of course Matoma released another summer banger. Based on the producer's past discography of upbeat bops like "Old Thing Back," or his collaboration with The Vamps, "Staying Up," it's a given. With the support of MNEK and Kiana Ledé powerhouse vocals, his latest single, "Bruised Not Broken" is a dance track with groovy instrumentals and uplifting lyrics.

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?Its chilled, laid-back vibe combined with house notes work as a vehicle for its motivational message. "The lyrics connected with me," Ledé says. "No matter how much damage we suffer, we still must get up and keep moving."

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But, the new music video for the song was unexpected — even for those involved. "When we received the video treatment we were all so impressed by the fresh take on the song," MNEK says. "I had no idea of what a video for 'Bruised Not Broken' would look like, but I'm so glad that it turned out like this."

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The campy portrayal of the song begins with the three artists' heads frozen in a walk-in fridge next to fish, cured meats, and other freezer-stored goods. Their body parts are segmented and placed in different areas of the kitchen. The video follows the trio as their limbs try to escape the terrorizing butcher that presumably chopped them into bits. By the end (spoiler alert), the villain is locked up, watching the three of them live their best lives as their floating limbs are reunited and dancing about.

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Below, Matoma talks to PAPER about how the collaboration came about, where the idea for the video came from, and what the energy was like on set.


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This song feels like a new direction for you. Why did you decide to go for a new sound?

I'm always experimenting with new sounds and never like to stay in just one palette, but the common thread for my music is always that it should make you feel good. As one of the first songs I wrote in 2019, I guess subconsciously I wanted it to have a fresh feeling to it. I also really let the energy and vibe of the room shape where the music goes, and we just ended up having a lot of fun with this one. So it found a natural bounce and groove.

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What influenced you to produce this song?

I wrote it in London with MNEK and another amazing writer Ryan Ashley. As we were chatting and getting to know each other, we shared that we were all a bit down about something. I was missing my girlfriend as I hadn't seen her in quite a while, and MNEK just found out that day he had to move out of his studio, which meant so much to him. So we started exploring these ideas about having hard times or down feelings, but that positivity can pull you through!

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How did the collaboration with Kiana Ledé and MNEK happen? What was it like working with them?

I have wanted to work with MNEK for the longest time. I've always loved his writings, his voice, but above all, I could just tell he has such a positive vibe and personality, which is really what I look for. After what must be a couple of years of trying to find a date, we finally locked a day to work together in London at the beginning of the year. We wrote and pretty much finished the song in a day. Talking together online, we both wanted to find a strong female voice to deliver the second verse and make up a duet and almost teamwork feeling for the song. We both really loved Kiana and got in touch. She was in LA the same time I was, so we got together and she nailed it. Often a lot of work is done remotely and I don't get a chance to meet our collaborators, but I'm so glad we did. She has the most insanely fun energy. This is one of those songs where it's just a mixture of all of our personalities and good vibes in an organic way.

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The music video matches the lyrics in such an interesting way. Where did the idea come from?

I was talking with my manager about ideas for how we could represent the spirit of the song in a video. We picked up on the one line, "I put myself back together," as really representing the sentiment the most. Then [we] had some goofy ideas about me, MNEK and Kiana all being broken in pieces and putting ourselves and each other back together. My manager contacted a director he loved that he worked with before called Carlos Lopez Estrada, and he, in turn, brought in his collaborative director Jeff, and the two of them developed the idea and came up with the approach, which honestly was just genius.

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The three of you looked like you all are having such a good time in the music video. What was it like on set?

It was pretty fun. I think we were all running on adrenaline and coffee, Uzo [MNEK] had just flown in from London, Kiana was in the middle of crazy promo, I had just come from no sleep after some shows, but we all got together and gave each other the best energy. When we saw the set, met some of the team and the dancers, and started running through shots, it was impossible to not have fun. It was like being a kid and just goofing around. I felt so humbled and honored that this whole big team of people would dedicate their time and energy and craft to making something so special.


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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:17:32 +0000//www.ry7la.com/matoma-mnek-kiana-lede-2639230453.htmlMatomaMnekKiana ledeMusicThe vampsOld thing backStaying upJonathan Chau
Last Night’s Trump Rally Targeted Congressional WoC - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/trump-ilhan-omar-go-home-2639233287.html

Donald Trump was in full re-election mode at a rally in North Carolina last night, appealing to his voter base the only way he knows how — by targeting minorities and proclaiming them "un-American." An at-capacity stadium crowd enthusiastically cheered on the President as he repeatedly referenced four young Democrat women of color currently making waves in Congress, calling for them to leave America and "go home."

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Trump singled out Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, alongside AOC, Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. A former refugee from Somalia, in 2016 Omar became the first non-white woman to be elected from Minnesota. She's been a champion of affordable healthcare and college education, also making headlines as a critic of Israel's settlement policy and lobbying influence in Washington. Last night's crowd repeatedly chanted the phrase "send her back," as the President branded Omar "a left wing idealogue" who "sees our nation as a force for evil."


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Trump's racist rhetoric doubled down on a series of his Sunday night tweets about Omar, AOC, Tlaib, and Pressley that told them to leave the US and return to their supposed homelands (All the representatives save Omar were born in the United States.) The House later condemned the tweets as racist in a 240 to 187 vote. Most Republicans sided with Trump in the vote, and the President boasted as much last night: "There is great unity in the Republican Party."

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Democratic presidential candidates including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris all backed Omar on Twitter last night, as the hashtag #IStandWithIlhan started trending on the platform during the rally. Omar herself responded by tweeting a quotation from the Maya Angelou poem "Still I Rise." She didn't seem too bothered by Trump inciting thousands of outraged supporters against her: "I am where I belong, at the people's house and you're just gonna have to deal!"





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Another Trump "Keep America Great" rally is planned for August 1 in Cincinnati.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:57:03 +0000//www.ry7la.com/trump-ilhan-omar-go-home-2639233287.htmlMake america great againKeep america great2020 electionRallyIlhan omarAocPoliticsWhite houseCongressBernie sandersElizabeth warrenKamala harrisMaya angelouTwitterRacismGo homeDonald trumpKatherine Gillespie
This Louisiana Abortion Activist’s Band Confronts History - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/seratones-power-video-premiere-2639233059.html

As a counselor at one of Louisiana's only remaining abortion clinics, Seratones front-woman AJ Haynes is intimately acquainted with the messy labyrinth of history. On the polymathic Shreveport, Louisiana band's new single "Power" — the title track on their new album, out August 23 — Haynes confronts this labyrinth head-on. "We take two steps forward/ They take one step backward/ We take each step to lift us up higher" the gospel-trained powerhouse belts, later singing "We take each step/ 'Cause we have the power."

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The song is an ambitious call to arms and a compelling anthem acknowledges what we're up against. "Power" perfectly captures how in 2019, the enemy is as much our own despair, as our political opponents'. From opening line of the song, Haynes describes pushing on through darkness, affirming bluntly that "this grind is so damn real," and speaking to how we often have to make uncomfortable compromises ("Trying to break the same bad deal/ With the devil that I know/ And the devil that I don't") to achieve change. The song's recognition of hopelessness is ultimately what makes its bid for hope so radical.

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Produced by Cage The Elephant guitarist Bradley Shultz and built on heart-beat, battle-cry percussion and a mega-watt horn section, "Power" lives up to its name.

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PAPER shares the video for "Power," which is an artistic triumph in its own right, mapping what "two steps forward, one step backward" looks like in band's hometown of Shreveport. In light of recent events, Seratones have chosen to dedicate the piece to Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the 75-year-old Baton Rouge activist and museum curator, who was recently discovered murdered.

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"Sadie Roberts-Joseph understood that in the South, we live with the spirits of our complicated history," says Haynes, continuing: "But the spirits are often muted, silenced, or talked over...as if an impenetrable barrier muffles our understanding. I hope this video offers a way for us to listen to those spirits and honor her power."


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The video was shot across three sites in Shreveport: the Confederate monument that still stands in the center of town, the abortion clinic where Haynes works, and the Calanthean Temple, which was a Black cultural hub during the Jim Crow-era. Haynes notes that "All three places in the video were founded by women," and explains the significance of each site:

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"The Confederate monument (founded by the Daughters of the Confederacy) has always been a chilling reminder of the lengths that people will go in order to control someone else's body. This violent lineage is even more evident in the wake of Sadie Roberts-Joseph's recent murder. She amplified the stories of Black people in Louisiana, carved a sacred space for our living narrative. Although an unknown assailant took her life, they will never be able to take away her voice."

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"Hope Medical Group was founded 7 short years after Roe v. Wade and has stood strong since. I've spent almost a decade there listening to women's stories and helping them navigate their paths to physical autonomy. My time spent there is integral to my identity as an artist."

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"The Calanthean Temple represents a celebration of autonomy, persistence, and innovation. How amazing that Cora M. Allen owned a thriving Black cultural hub at the height of Jim Crow in a place nicknamed Bloody Caddo."

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The piece, which was directed by Danielle Calodney, follows a little girl wandering through each space. She stares defiantly up at the Confederate statute, treads the halls of the clinic, and watches as a gospel choir and troupe of fierce young dancers perform. The intimate, rich cinematography feels indebted to Lemonade, with the camera caressing its subjects, subtly juxtaposing pain and resilience in each shot. The visual ends in a glorious celebration, with its small protagonist looking boldly up towards the sky.

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Photo courtesy of Grandstand PR

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:19:55 +0000//www.ry7la.com/seratones-power-video-premiere-2639233059.htmlCareAj haynesSeratonesPowerRacial jsuticeReproductive rightsAbortionJael Goldfine
Bad Gyal's 'Hookah' Is A Smoky Hit - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/bad-gyal-hookah-2639232299.html

To describe the tone of voice Bad Gyal uses to entrance her listeners as "monotone" would be a disservice to her flow and style. While she doesn't vary much in pitch, she rides it out rather than let it settle on a single note, captivating your ears and pushing your hips into a steady sway.

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The Spanish-born artist has received heaps of praise and support online from fans around the world who are diving into her genre-less world of pop-infused trap and reggaeton gems. The Jam City and Dubbel Dutch-produced hit, "Internationally," proved just how skillful Bad Gyal is at crafting a song that, from start to finish, has a certain allure that never dies down between choruses. Her newest song, and debut single from her upcoming project, "Hookah," doesn't let up on the gas pedal.

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"Hookah" has all the groove of her previous songs, but with a boosted barrage of reggaeton drums and clicks to punctuate the blisteringly anthemic chorus. From the very first kick drum, there's a sense that the song will have a mounting rhythm, beyond that of a club hit. At one point in the song's video, Bad Gyal takes a break from twerking to sing the chorus with a crowd of her friends; it's a clear reflection of the power her hooks have to transcend party rhyme-status.


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The video, premiering exclusively for PAPER is everything that a Bad Gyal song deserves — steamy, sexy, pure fun. She's all smiles, as is her crew, when "Hookah," begins bumping in the club. She's flanked not just by ass-shaking, but claps, hugs, and of course, hookah blows. For the crowd, it's all about keeping the tempo, a mission that pairs well with Bad Gyal's live shows as well. She recently made her MoMA PS1 debut at their summer Warm-Up series, a sure star-making event that has seen the likes of SOPHIE, Lizzo, Cardi B, and Yaeji perform in the past, and now she's going on a mini tour. North American fans can catch her touring the US this October at dates across the country, and hopefully shake their asses off to her discography in the process.

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10/04 @ The Sett – Madison, WI
10/05 @ Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
10/07 @ Once Ballroom – Boston, MA
10/10 @ SOB'S – New York, NY
10/12 @ Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
10/13 @ The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA





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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:42 +0000//www.ry7la.com/bad-gyal-hookah-2639232299.htmlBad gyalBrendan Wetmore
Meet the E-Clowns of TikTok - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/tiktok-e-clowns-juggalos-icp-2639231283.html

Who would've though that, over 20 years after its original release, the Insane Clown Posse's "Hokus Pokus" would make a resurgence into the mainstream — and popularized by Gen Z-ers, no less? But, here we are. "Abracadabra, boom shaka day/ I'm Violent J and I'm back like a vertebrae," is the line that teens everywhere are lip-syncing to, some of them in full ICP makeup, and others opting for a more avant-garde, beauty guru clown look.

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"Clown Check" is the name of the game on the latest TikTok trend, and it's resonating on surprisingly potent levels. Insane Clown Posse has held its own in terms of its fanbase over their years, getting juggalos everywhere to listen to their songs and show up for their annual "Gathering of the Juggalos," which is more of a family reunion than a music festival. You would think that this event, and the fanbase which first rose up around it back in the 90s would skew older, but that's not the case on TikTok. The popular lip-syncing video app, which has drawn comparisons to Vine for its short video format, has ushered in a new era of cyber juggalos putting their own spin on ICP's biggest hits.


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ICP's overly explicit track "The Neden Game" is also a huge hit on TikTok, but if you referenced the song title to most of the kids on the app, they'd probably have no clue what you're talking about. Since most of the clips run for only about 15 seconds total, familiarity with the song itself is limited to a small set of lyrics: "Let's see, uh, well, I'd have to think about it/ I might show up in a tux, HA!, but I doubt it."


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It's unclear whether or not the new trend of e-clowning will correlate in any spike in popularity for ICP, since there seems to be no direct callback to any of the original track's grit or the juggalo community's affinity for shock value in the TikToks. Most of the clown makeup is high glam, incorporating modern beauty trends like contouring and cut-creases. If anything, an ICP track might just be a means to an end for uses on the app to show off their makeup skills. Impeccable blending techniques, deranged color combinations and creative designs characterize the new wave of cyber juggalos' styles.

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The trend has transcended social platforms, though, which is promising for ICP's longevity. The #ClownCheck hashtag is highly populated on Instagram with more than just reposted TikToks. Tons of users are trying their hand at clown makeup, taking it to guru levels of artistry — full list of products used included.


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If the "Clown Check" trend takes off like the other TikTok fads before it, ICP might find themselves with a hit on their hands. From Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" to Blanco Brown's "The Git Up," and even Lil Nas X's number one hit, "Old Town Road," the app is launching careers and major hits. One has to wonder: 22 years after its release, will The Great Milenko start charting?

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:40:00 +0000//www.ry7la.com/tiktok-e-clowns-juggalos-icp-2639231283.htmlTiktokJuggalosClownsMakeupMakeup tutorialsInsane clown posseBrendan Wetmore
Kim Kardashian is Rescuing A$AP Rocky From Swedish Jail - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/kim-kardashian-asap-rocky-2639232074.html

Kim Kardashian West is using her legal mind and White House connections to free A$AP Rocky from Swedish jail. And at this point, she might be his only hope.

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A$AP has been behind bars for more than two weeks now — local authorities allege he and four friends attacked two young men in Stockholm, although video footage shows they may have been acting in self-defense. The rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, faces serious assault charges that could end with a six-year prison sentence. There are reports he's being held in solitary confinement, with limited access to food, water, and sanitation. Numerous musicians are leading a #FreeRocky campaign.

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TMZ reports that Kim heard about the case from Kanye West and immediately contacted Jared Kushner, who in turn contacted Donald Trump. The President was moved to inform the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, whose department will now prioritize working with Swedish authorities to release A$AP.

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Should a Kardashian have what's essentially a direct line to the President? Maybe not! But this is hopefully good news for the rapper, whose arrest has raised questions about racial profiling in Sweden. Other Black musicians such as Quavo and Sheck Wes have alleged they've also been met with undue force from Swedish police while touring in Europe.

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Unfortunately, TMZ sources say Sweden isn't budging on A$AP's case so far, despite pressure from the US State Department. There's now "real fear prosecutors might delay their decision beyond the three week mark" and keep him in custody.

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The #FreeRocky movement continues, with more than 600,000 people signing a petition for his release. You can catch up on all the facts of the case right here.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:24:59 +0000//www.ry7la.com/kim-kardashian-asap-rocky-2639232074.htmlA$ap rockyFree rockyQuavoMigosSheck wesTylerThe creatorKanye westDonald trumpJared kushnerPoliticsSwedenPolice brutalityRacial profilingEuropeNewsKim kardashian westKatherine Gillespie
The Chainsmokers Talk Vegas and Extending Their XS Nightclub Residency - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/chainsmokers-las-vegas-residency-2639226476.html

The Chainsmokers were born for Vegas and they know it. For over two and a half years now, if you've wanted to see the fratty good-time hitmakers turn up in the club, you've had to go to Sin City, where Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have been performing their exclusive three year residency at the strip's XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club at the Wynn Las Vegas, since 2017. As part of the residency, the pair has agreed not to play any other day or nightclub in America, although they can play festivals and venues outside of the US.

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Their run of shows was set to conclude in 2019. However, the residency has been such a smash, that the duo has announced that they'll extend their residency for another two years.

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Now, till the end of 2021, the XS will remain The Chainsmokers' exclusive nightclub home. Aside from frequently being ranked the top nightclub in the city, the notoriously decadent XS become the capitol of Vegas EDM, frequently playing host to the likes of Diplo, Skrillex and Major Lazer. It's the perfect place for Taggart and Pall to keep fist-pumping the crowd into frenzy with hits like "Closer," 'Roses" and "Don't Let Me Down."

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The Las Vegas residency used to be a late-career move of legends like Cher, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, ZZ Top, Billy Idol, Van Morrison and Aerosmith (with all due respect — love 'em). The early-career residencies of The Chainsmokers and other big chart-toppers, like Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Drake (who began a run at the XS in May) are symbol of how Vegas' star is rising among millennials. In short, Vegas is cool now and The Chainsmokers are a part of that.


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On top of the residency, The Chainsmokers have stayed busy, dropping a steady stream of bops leading up to their third album World War Joy. Already in 2019, they've shared "Killing You Slowly," "Who Do You Love" feat. 5 Second of Summer, "Call You Mine" feat. Bebe Rexa, "Do You Mean" feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Büloy, and "Takeaway" feat. Lennon Stella.

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PAPER chatted with Alex and Drew about extending their residency, and watching Vegas transform in plain sight.


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Why did you guys decide to extend your Vegas residency?

For many reasons, the one that probably played the biggest role is that we truly love this opportunity. We get to play weekly at the best club and casino in Las Vegas for new people from all over the world. It really doesn't get better than that and they take such good care of us.

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Describe the experience you've created at your residency.

We like to think our show is unlike any other club show you will see. XS has worked with us to create a stage and vibe that allows us to really interact with the crowd, which is how we give our best show. We want everyone to feel like they are family, and that you're right in the action. We know anyone coming is coming to let loose, so for us it's about making sure our energy and show translates to everyone in the club.

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What is it like to perform at the same club? How do you keep each time exciting?

Honestly, we asked ourselves that before signing the deal. It was nerve wracking because we thought, "What if it got boring or even harder..." Well, 110 shows later (probably more) and it's only getting better. Vegas is a place where new people visit everyday which means new energy and, on top of that, XS constantly pushes the boundaries of what a show can be which always keeps it interesting! One night it's JLo getting up to sing, the next night it's Drake celebrating with the Raptors.

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Vegas' profile has grown dramatically over the last few years, especially among younger people. Do you feel like you've seen the city grow or change during your time there?

Absolutely. Granted we are still very new to the city, even after five years, but it's growing so fast between the hockey team, and now the Raiders coming... it's becoming a real city, not just this magical place we all go to for fun. Business is booming and there are tons of opportunities and it feels great to be right in the middle of it all.

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Photos courtesy of Wynn Nightlife

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:01:40 +0000//www.ry7la.com/chainsmokers-las-vegas-residency-2639226476.htmlLas vegasXs nightclubDrakeCardi bLady gagaThe chainsmokersJael Goldfine
New Emojis Bring More Diversity to the Keyboard - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/apple-emoji-diversity-2639220886.html

Diversity has become a key talking point across pop culture in the past few years with calls for equal representation that goes beyond ticking boxes. And now Apple has revealed a whole new range of emojis in a bid to bring "more diversity to the keyboard."

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The announcement comes on World Emoji Day, as the new designs are set to debut along with the new iOS update this September. Along with fun additions such as waffle, flamingo, sloth, falafel, and yawn emojis, a major aspect of the update is the diverse range of skin tones integrated int its existing set.

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The Holding Hands emoji, for instance, used to denote relationships typically only allowed you to pick one skin tone, which has now been altered to select a combination of different skin colors. Users will also be able to pick different genders, and personalize the feature "opening up more than 75 possible combinations." Additionally, the Couples emoji will also be revised to include interracial couples.

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The change comes following the tech giant's proposal to the Unicode Consortium last year that suggested introducing more "disability-themed" emojis including a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg that will also be available in the emoji keyboard soon. "Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple's values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard," Apple said in a press release.

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Starting this fall, 59 new emoji designs will be available along with a free software update for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:09:58 +0000//www.ry7la.com/apple-emoji-diversity-2639220886.htmlAppleEmojisWorld emoji dayHolding hands emojiDiversityUnicode consortiumApple watchIphoneIpadMacJeena Sharma
Eugene Lee Yang Is Making the Internet More Gay - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/eugene-yang-im-gay-interview-2639219874.html

Eugene Lee Yang never thought his "I'm Gay" video would do well. In fact, he wasn't really sure what to expect at all.

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Sure, he could use our obsession with the cult of internet celebrity to give "I'm Gay" an initial push, a reason for people to watch, something for his millions of followers and subscribers to talk about. But after the buzz blogs had picked apart the announcement, how would his fans react? Especially to a decidedly high-brow piece of art combining interpretative dance, dramatic camerawork, and a downtempo Odesza track? Something, undoubtedly, a far cry from the relatable, nice guy authenticity his audience had grown to expect from him.

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"I had this inherent fear and assumption that people would not respond to it," he admits, crossing his legs on the sofa of his VidCon hotel room. "I carried that old assumption people have about internet — that it's quantity over quality. I had the old-guard assumption it wouldn't do well."

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Yang takes a deep breath, "But the output I'm getting from it is so much more important." He pauses, before describing the similar responses he's received for the "severely-abridged queer history" lesson he performs as part of The Try Guy's national tour, Legends of the Internet.

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"It's not just magnified, it's important. I've never felt more invested in being more bold with the work I want to make in the future," he smiles — that small, side-mouth quirk that's propelled him into fan-fiction stardom. "Now, I can finally dash this assumption."

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For those unfamiliar with Yang, the 33-year-old internet personality initially shot to fame as one of The Try Guys — a group of BuzzFeed video employees whose goal was, simply put, to try out new things that would normally be considered outside of the straight, male comfort zone. And while they tackled everything from becoming bald to UFC fighting, some of their most infamous videos were the ones in which the Guys did drag, donned high heels, or wedding dresses — tasks designed to push straight, white, heteronormative men outside of their comfort zone. Except, Yang didn't actually fit into any of these categories.

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That said, Yang's always occupied an interesting position within the group as the sole person of color and only openly queer member. And while he's always been a vocal proponent and advocate for the LGBTQIA community, he had never definitively said, "I'm gay," until the making-of this video.

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"I was clearly queer to a general Western, younger audience. Constantly winking at the camera in regards to people knowing I wasn't heterosexual," he says, before crediting his fans — some of whom told him that his videos had inspired them to come out to their parents — as the catalyst for "I'm Gay."

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"I was skirting the subject, sort of beating around the bush, even when I was directly asked about it, because I'd kind of revert back to the family dinner table where nobody's talking about it, even though they may know," he said. "And when I realized that this was a direct reflection of my relationship with the audience... I realized I wasn't giving [my fans] as much as I could."

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However, this metaphorical family dinner table proved to be a difficult thing to overcome. The son of Korean immigrants, Yang grew up in a small Texas town attending a conservative Korean Presbyterian church in the shadow of the AIDS crisis — a moment in history that posited the queer community as a potential threat within mainstream American media.

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"It was this classic cocktail," Yang reflects. "I had this sense of otherness, where I was constantly looking from the outside in at myself. I never had full-fledged ownership of my identity until I graduated college, because I was so informed by all these external factors that were so oppressive."

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For many Asian-Americans, otherness is something we've been conditioned to co-opt as a formative identity. As Yang points out, while every minority group can attest to the idea that we're been trained to view ourselves through the perspective of older, straight, white, cis men, it's "hard to hide our ethnicity," and that became the first hurdle he had to overcome.

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"I was clearly detaching myself from a lot and distancing myself from a lot of truths, which were very hard to confront, because I was seeing it from the side of people who were saying it was bad. So I saw myself as bad," Yang says, pausing for a moment to collect his thoughts. "It took me a long time, even in college. That came with its own set of trials... this whole set of stereotypes and rules I had to confront."

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Because though he attended USC in Los Angeles, he continued to feel like a subject within his own story — continually being told by his professors that his identity as an Asian filmmaker was "edgy." Yet, like many minority creators in the arts, Yang continued to wrangle with the question, Why is my perspective even considered transgressive in the first place? Why am I not allowed to just say what I want without having arbitrary qualifiers attached to my work?

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"I was always told, again and again by others, that I was different," Yang says. "But weirdly, what oppressed me in my childhood was what I could sell in my career."

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At this point, we begin talking about his time in media as a producer for BuzzFeed — as a content creator who was forced to embody the quintessential millennial affect of upbeat candor — and occupying this platform at a time when media decided diversity was profitable. For his part, Yang isn't as cynical as me about the identity-focused shift that occurred during this time, though he does admit that it is a very real issue he hopes dissipates in the next 10 years or so.

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"There's been this evolution to see the ways we represent ourselves and how we speak about it," Yang notes. "There's a progression of what do we have to do or say to first be seen as 'mainstream' or 'accessible' or 'relatable' or 'sellable.' You have to think in steps."

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He refers back to when he "first started doing videos about my Asianness" and "pimping out the right jokes from my perspective about my identity" — something embodied by the things like the (incredibly on-the-nose) "If Asians Said Stuff White People Say" concept.

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"We see these things happening, and now we're experiencing this culture where we've at least broken through enough of that ceiling," Yang pauses for a moment, before rephrasing, "Perforated it enough. To where the people who don't want it to happen are swinging so hard against it, which explains the nature of discourse today on social media."

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Yang hypothesizes that this is perhaps a factor in his more cerebral work finally been able to flourish — this desire to explore the unique intersections of identity each of us occupy.

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"It did take time for me on these different paths for it all to converge," he admits, before we launch into a conversation about the next barrier that he continues to grapple with internally. Namely, the ever-present conflict between his external presentation as someone who feels the need to rebel against media-perpetuated emasculation of Asian men and his internal desire to occupy a truthful space in which he is able to explore his more femme side.

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"We all grew up with a certain amount of binary, Koreans and lot of East Asians, especially," Yang says, before recalling the ways in which he was treated differently from his sisters as the only boy in the family. "It was just ingrained in everything we did — you're a boy, you're a girl. Like, I didn't know how to work a stove or microwave until I was 13."

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However, when Yang was 13, his parents divorced. And while it was a shock to him, Yang credits the divorce as the "catalyst" that helped both of his parents become "way more open-minded" and something that has inspired a lot of his subsequent work.

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"[I want to ask], 'What's the dynamite that some of these structures need to crumble?" he says, adding that both of his parents have since moved on and flourished. "Mine was the divorce, which was the craziest but most amazing thing that could've happened to my family."

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That said, the divorce still didn't erase an entire childhood of having rigid gender binaries and the notion of filial piety ingrained within him. Yang notes that at the beginning of his video career, he felt the need to "police" his dress or the way he spoke, "because I didn't want to look soft."

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"When I first became notable online, people generally didn't know I was gay. And as one of the first Asian faces in casts of non-Asians, I had to beat everybody. I had to be better. I had to be stronger. I had to be smarter which, again, fed into my Asian complex," he says, explaining that he felt burdened to be seen as the antithesis to the Asian male stereotype perpetuated by mainstream pop culture. "It was complicated, because I didn't want to be the soft, submissive, wilting, quiet Asian person. There's nothing wrong with that, but we are constantly in flux with that relationship."

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For Yang, it took years of self-reflection to even reach this point where his family and fans, "could witness me proclaiming... this thing I've been screaming in my head for 33 years." Naturally, he now hopes that his art acts as a revelatory shortcut of sorts for other young, queer Asian-Americans questioning their identities.


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"Sometimes we think it's us versus something else and that's what gets us into these weird quandaries of how to police our own gender and race. And that's the most difficult thing — for gay people and Asians, in particular — [stopping them from] releasing that self control," Yang speculates. "So I want my work to speak from this idea of, 'How does one maintain and navigate these very particular relationships under circumstances that sometimes take more time, more care, more self-discovery?'"

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And the first step for him? Well, it all comes back to the making-of "I'm Gay" — that definitive, unquestionable proclamation of an identity he spent so long being scared of. Something that signaled the ushering-in of a Yang who felt empowered enough to finally own his identity, even if it happened to be something completely at-odds with the disparate cultures he was raised in. But it's also something he believes is necessary for his growth — not just as a person, but as an artist as well.

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"There was the framework I was operating in, and I had to confront that," Yang concludes, that impish grin appearing on his face once last time. "I needed to inhabit myself in order to be an effective artist-filmmaker and be a more fully-realized person."

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Welcome to "Internet Explorer," a column by Sandra Song about everything Internet. From meme histories to joke format explainers to collections of some of Twitter's finest roasts, "Internet Explorer" is here to keep you up-to-date with the web's current obsessions — no matter how nonsensical or nihilistic.

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Photos courtesy of JD Renes Photography

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Violet Chachki Announces Debut Solo Show 'A Lot More Me' - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/violet-chachki-a-lot-more-me-2639225400.html

Fashion icon and Drag Race winner Violet Chachki is officially debuting her first solo show, "A Lot More Me," in Europe this fall.

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Starting in September, Chachki — who's known for her inventive blend of drag, fashion, and burlesque — will finally be able to show us her unfettered fantasy vision. And if the announcement teaser is any indication of the aesthetic she's going for, it's full psychic showgirl looks meets old-school circus vibes — with a haute couture twist, of course.

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Not only that, but according to the press release, fans can expect a bunch of new musical material, including a much-hyped "disco moment."

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"'A Lot More Me' is exactly that. It's not like any ensemble cast that I've been in before. This show is 100 percent me, my vision, and my creative direction," Chachki said. "I'm putting on my big girl panties and stepping up to the plate; owning my star power and growing up as a performer."

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Watch the stunning teaser for "A Lot More Me," below.

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Tickets for "A Lot More Me" go on sale July 12, here.

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Photo courtesy of Violet Chachki

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Linux Remixes Slayyyter's 'Daddy AF' - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/linux-daddy-af-remix-2639224991.html

Earlier this year, Slayyyter gave us the gift that was "Daddy AF" — a cuntastic party anthem obsessed with popping bottles in the Playboy grotto. And just when you thought that was the pinnacle of bratty pop perfection, NYC icon Linux has given us her witty "Tranny AF" remix — and, needless to say, it's everything.

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Keeping Slayyyter's trap-indebted, red-line production intact, Linux gives the lyrics a slight spin, providing the party-hardy concept a bit of an update. You know, just in case you missed lines like, "I've been wearing bundles, I've been getting kundled all night" and "He wanna choke on my nuts, but only for 500 bucks."

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"The song 'Daddy AF' was already a bad bitch anthem in its own right, and I couldn't help but feel driven to retell Slayyyter's story through an adjacent trans perspective," Linux tells PAPER, before adding, "Also it's a cunty ass beat how could I not remix it right."

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More importantly though, "Tranny AF" is also a song about the pride that comes with being able to confidently strut down the street as a proud transwoman.

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"'Tranny' is a word we've all come to hate and being trans is a label we've all come to want to hide from when going out in public," Linux continues. "But there's just something so catty about walking down the street in 9-inch Pleasers at 4 a.m. with hooker money in your Chanel purse looking glam as fuck, owning your archetypical trans-ness, feeling like you've finally cracked the code and found a way to harness same the energy of New York City. Like all the other seemingly successful non-trans people have seemed to do."

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So strap on your Pleasers and listen to Linux's twist on the classic, below.

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Hailey Baldwin May Retire From Runway Modeling - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/hailey-baldwin-runway-retire-2639224660.html

If her new post is any indication, Hailey Baldwin may be hinting at an early retirement from the runway.

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Earlier today, the supermodel took to her Instagram stories to post a photo of herself from a recent Zadig & Voltaire show and critique her own form on the catwalk.

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"What I do know is that ur arm truly should never wing this high when ur walking on a runway," she wrote on the pic. "Hence why it is not, and will never be my thing again lol."

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As Page Six noted, Baldwin hasn't walked in any shows in 2019 — whereas Bella Hadid was done more than 20 this year alone.

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That said, it doesn't appear as if Baldwin is done with modeling entirely, as she's still starring in campaigns for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, BareMinerals, and Levi's.

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Coupled with husband Justin Bieber's hiatus, maybe it's just time to prioritize some one-one time? Either way, check out Baldwin's post, below.

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Photo via Getty

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How to Recreate Dorian Electra's 'Flamboyant' Makeup - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/dorian-electra-flamboyant-makeup-2639222488.html

Dorian Electra is a master of the modern pop scene. The gender fluid performer, who uses conversations around social norms, sexuality and gender as the background for their futuristic synth-pop songs, is quickly becoming a powerful force within queer, independent music circuits.

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Their politically incisive take that eventually translates into ultra-bubblegum bops is also what resonates with their growing pool of young fans. From singles like "Man to Man" to "Career Boy" and the newly viral "Flamboyant," Electra has touched on nearly every contemporary cultural discourse, and now they're translating this fiery sense of self into an 11-track debut album, Flamboyant, out today.

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The album acts, in part, as a a tribute to legendary American pianist and camp icon Liberace and features Electra in all their outlandish glory. "Each track on the album takes on a different masculine trope or character in order to explore the nuances of gender, power, politics, sex, music, and fashion all with a future-facing pop sound." Electra previously told PAPER. "Everything from instrument choice to aesthetics draws from the history of camp... while also being deeply personal and radically queer."


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While the songs alone are the perfect reflection of Electra's signature aesthetic, their Flamboyant album art — a colorful, pencil moustache-clad Electra with electric blue hair and freckles — has become a fan favorite, with followers recreating Electra's face. So popular is the new look, you can now try it on as an Instagram filter (created by @alejandrostudio). The person responsible for their buoyant avatar is makeup artist and hairstylist Ally McGillicuddy, who has been the creative force behind a number of Electra's previous looks across various singles.

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Related | Dorian Electra Co-Wrote Their New Song With 200+ People

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Exclusively with PAPER, LA-based McGillicuddy broke down the step-by-step process behind Electra's Flamboyant look.


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How did you first get involved with Dorian's new album?

Dorian and I have been working together for years now. After the "Clitopia" video for Refinery29 came out, I was asked to come on to do makeup and hair for The History of the Vibrator music video. Dorian and I clicked and it's been such a great relationship since. We've been creating many looks together over the years, the song "Career Boy" was a big turning point. I did the promo shots and music video with Dorian and Charlotte [Rutherford]. So naturally, when Dorian asked me to do the makeup and hair for their album I was ecstatic.

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What was the inspiration behind Dorian's look?

Dorian will usually send me a ton of references and then we'll get to the studio and play around with each look. I love to look at the wardrobe, feel the mood and go from there. For this album art, there was a mix of things you'd never think to mix: elements of anime, dirt biker aesthetic, goth cowboy, and this image of a skeleton playing a guitar with lightning striking. It was really amazing to see all of that come together.

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"For this album art, there was a mix of things you'd never think to mix: elements of anime, dirt biker aesthetic, goth cowboy, and this image of a skeleton playing a guitar with lightning striking."

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Tell us about the process behind creating the look and the products used

For the dramatic blue eye I started with a base of Urban Decay's Primer Potion (I can't live without it). I then laid down a few layers of TPSY dazzler eyeliner in bluejay bird, and pressed Pacifica Lapiz eyeshadow (from their Love Stoned palette) on Dorian's lid over the liner and smudged the shadow all the way around the eyes.


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I added Urban Decay's Perversion black eyeliner all around the water line and smudged that out too along with a little MAC Haught and Naughty mascara for that bad boy look. For skin, I am a big fan of skin prep so I always use Bioderma to wipe away any leftover makeup or oils. I then used the MAC strobe cream to moisturize and add a little sheen. For foundation, I used MAC Face and Body foundation with a dampened Beauty Blender sponge and gave a liberal mist of MAC Prep + Prime Fix — that's that glow you are seeing. For brows, I used a mix of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and Glossier's Boy Brow in brown. Dorian wanted very glossy lips, so I shellacked on some MAC Lipglass and then added the infamous mustache with my Stila Stay All Day liner in black. For the anime hair, I straightened Dorian's hair with my mini straightener from Amika, teased the roots and then used shape shifter sculpting wax from Persephone, finishing it off with Bed Head's Flexi Head.

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For the album cover look, we wiped off the mascara and liner, and changed the eye shadow color. I used a mix between Lime Crime's Venus palette and Jeffree Star's Blood Sugar palette. The black star is the MILK makeup star stamp, and the white dots are Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in white. We changed the hair by spraying it with water and shaping it into the spikes using the sculpting wax from Persephone.


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Did you and Dorian come up with a central concept for the makeup and hair together? Did they come to you with a specific idea?

Yes, it is always a collaboration. Dorian comes to me with these grand ideas and then lets me run wild. There have been a few times where I go a little too wild and they have to reign me in, but usually not. As you know, Dorian is Flamboyant and that's that beauty of building this relationship over the years and creating all these different looks. I can go wild.

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What are your thoughts on the current state of diversity in beauty?

It's funny, I'm noticing this big trend on wild, out of the box looks that are really bold and I think it's a push back from seeing the same damn looks over and over again on Instagram. I think there is a time and a place for all of it, but I do find myself getting bored, so seeing this new trend makes me happy. It seems the younger generation is really pushing the boundaries and asking, "What is beauty?" I think it's [about asking], "What makes me happy," not what looks beautiful to everyone else.

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"I think it's [about asking], 'What makes me happy,' not what looks beautiful to everyone else."

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What are some of your favorite beauty brands and products?

My top two foundations are MAC face and body, and Kevyn Aucoin Skin Etherialist. The texture is so creamy and makes people look like they have perfect skin. I use Bioderma Micellar water and rose balm on everyone and make sure they are moisturized to the gods (moisture is the fountain of youth), so I'm constantly spraying people and myself with MAC Prep + Prime or Laura Mercier's Hydration Spray.


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Pixi is also a brand that I love: both their makeup and skin care. They always have fun packaging and the skin care is amazing, especially for the price. And right now I'm obsessed with Lime Crime's Brushy Brow Precision pen.

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Stream Dorian Electra's new album, Flamboyant, below, and follow them (@dorianelectra) and Ally McGillicuddy (@allydoesmakeup) on Instagram.


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Photo courtesy of Charlotte Rutherford

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Beauty Pageant Introduces a Makeup-Free Round - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/new-england-makeup-free-2639219167.html

Beauty pageants don't exactly have a longstanding reputation for authenticity. So when Miss England recently introduced a makeup free round, it came as a pleasant surprise. Called the "Bare Face Top Model" round, the competition is apparently aiming to give contestants a chance to show off their more natural side.

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The criteria to enter is simple: submit a headshot and full length image of yourself in a black vest and plain jeans, all sans makeup, of course. The contestants will then be judged by a Fascia Models scout and the winner fast tracked to the top 20.

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"I'm hoping this round will encourage our contestants to wear less makeup," said Angie Beasley, founder of Miss England. "I see so many of our contestants entering with a face full of make-up covering their natural beauty. Fake eyelashes and brows, there really is no need for this to enter our contest."

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One participant, Bhasha Mukherjee, also shared her thoughts on taking part in the competition earlier last month. "So as part of my #MissEngland2019 journey I had to rise up to the challenge and bare it all on camera," she wrote in an Instagram post.


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"Make up is a means of enhancement but how often do the lines get blurred between enhancement and concealment. So often we just hide behind a film of products and even artificial cosmetic enhancements be it Botox or fillers," she wrote.

While pushing for confidence and being your natural self is definitely essential, the round is completely optional and contestants are additionally encouraged to post their makeup free photos on Instagram. So, should an aspiring model want to, they could enter the competition through the traditional rounds and never have to shed the foundation. It's also why the motivation behind the initiative seems a little more like a publicity stunt, and a little less philanthropic.

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The "anti makeup" movement has picked up to a great extent in the past few years, with the likes of Kylie Jenner, Priyanka Chopra, Hailey Baldwin and Cindy Crawford all sharing #MakeUpFree selfies encouraging fans to celebrate their natural selves.

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Photography: Arya Mukherjee

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:43:43 +0000//www.ry7la.com/new-england-makeup-free-2639219167.htmlMiss englandBeauty pageantBhasha mukherjeeBeautyMakeup freeBare face top modelComptetitionAngie beasleyJeena Sharma
Here's What We Know About the HBO 'Gossip Girl' Reboot - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/hbo-gossip-girl-reboot-confirmed-2639222187.html

Charge up your blackberry, grab some ballet flats, and dig up all your worst insecurities, Gossip Girl is getting both a reboot and the HBO treatment. Now we scream! (And cower in fear of what disturbing hijinks and moody lighting the fresh meat of the Upper East Side — before, relatively safe and sunnily lit in the hands of The CW — will be subjected to, now that their digital cyberbully is armed with Instagram and FaceApp). In the wake of successful reboots like Charmed, Sabrina, Fuller House and Dynasty, bringing Gossip Girl back was only a matter of time.

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Here's everything we know so far:

When is it coming?


The reboot will take the form of 10 one hour-long episodes that will be housed on HBO's forthcoming new streaming platform, HBO Max (which is set to launch in Spring 2020 with 10,000 hours of content).

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Is the old cast coming back??


Most likely, no. The summary explains that the reboot follows "a new generation of New York private school teens, who are "introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl" eight years after the website went dark following the last series. So, we'll probably find Serena (Blake Lively), Dan (Penn Badgley), Blair (Leighton Meester), Nate (Chace Crawford) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) all graduated and merely the fodder of legends at their old prep school. However... you know HBO wouldn't pass up a cameo moment, and Crawford recently said in an interview that he'd be down to make one.

What is it about?


Social media! What else is there to make TV about these days? The summary explains: "The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years." Basically, same shit, different decade: teen socialites having sex and cyberbullying each other, except now they have to deal with nude hacks, Russian bots, Instagram likes and YouTuber warfare.

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"It's just a new look at this particular society in New York, the idea being that society changes constantly," screenwriter Joshua Safran told The Hollywood Reporter. "So how has this world changed, how has social media and its effect changed? All of those things allow us to look at the world 12 years on as opposed to just redoing the story."

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Who's making it??


The old team is coming back. Gossip Girl 1.0 creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz will serve as executive producers. As the show-runner of the latter seasons, Safran will write and executive produce. However, HBO brings with it a whole new (bigger) budget and a radically different ethic, so that doesn't guarantee the character of the old show will remain.



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Schwartz has said for years that a reboot wasn't in his sights, but in 2016 he observed that the concept of the show has only become more resonant in the digital age: "The world has become Gossip Girl now... Now literally everyone is Gossip Girl," he told E!.

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Move over Euphoria, there's a new sexy HBO teen drama in town.

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Photo via Getty

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:27:58 +0000//www.ry7la.com/hbo-gossip-girl-reboot-confirmed-2639222187.htmlSerena van der woodsonBlair waldorfBlake livelyPenn badgleyLeighton meesterChace crawfordEd westwickGossip girlJael Goldfine
Sleater-Kinney Cuts Through the Noise of Fear - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/sleater-kinney-center-wont-hold-2639221761.html

For decades, Sleater-Kinney have created music narrating the ins and outs of being a woman in American society. In a time where accused sexual predators run the highest office in the land and sit on Supreme Court benches, making increasingly punitive decisions affecting women's autonomy and overall existence, the band's key messages have never felt more prevalent than this moment.

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Given what listeners have heard so far from Sleater-Kinney's upcoming ninth studio album, the St. Vincent-produced The Center Won't Hold, they seem more intent than ever on amplifying the complexities of female truths. First single "Hurry On Home" showed one (highly relatable) version of truth: that of modern women racked with the self-conscious anxiety that comes from a patriarchal society hellbent on making them hate themselves. Tellingly, one lyric goes: "You know I'm unfuckable/ Unloveable/ Unlistenable/ Unwatchable."

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"The Center Won't Hold" offers a still-darker point of view: that of a progressive woman caught in the turmoil caused by the 2016 U.S. presidential collection. The song opens with a sort of slinky blues drag. Annie Clark's production feels as deliberate as the scrape of a ball and chain, capturing the fear of being trapped with no way out. Unfortunately, this sense of (political) claustrophobia was induced in many Americans the day after election results were announced.

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The desire to know what comes next — or for anything to soothe worries of catastrophe — is confronted here within Corin Tucker's and Carrie Brownstein's vocals. Imbued in them is a feeling of knowing such resolution can't possibly come easily. "I need something pretty/To help me ease my pain/I need something ugly/To put me in my place."

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Brownstein sings backup, as if upholding sister Tucker in the existential struggle. When the song's repetitive "the center won't hold" refrain emerges, Janet Weiss' (who recently announced her departure from the band) percussion builds and gives way to roaring guitars toward the end. The vocals alternate from pleading wail and intense whisper to full-on howl, displaying both a new desire to cut through the noise of fear, and a refusal to be defeated by it. The Center Won't Hold is out August 16. Watch the song's lyric video, here.


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Photo Courtesy of Mom + Pop

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:15:34 +0000//www.ry7la.com/sleater-kinney-center-wont-hold-2639221761.htmlThe center won't holdJanet weissCorin tuckerCarrie brownsteinSt. vincentAnnie clarkWomen's rightsSleater-kinneyMichael Love Michael
Sorry, Charli and Christine Are a Little Tied up at the Moment - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/charli-xcx-gone-music-video-2639221887.html

With two game-changing mixtapes and a slew of singles under her belt, pop auteur Charli XCX is finally gearing up for her highly anticipated sophomore album, Charli, due out September 13th, and we simply cannot wait.

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A quick look at the tracklist alone is enough to get out musical tastebuds salivating with features from PAPER favorites like Kim Petras, Sky Ferreira, Troye Sivan, Big Freedia, Yaeji, and more. It should go without saying at this point but Charli is an album that you are not going to want to miss.

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Following up the brassy, Lizzo-featuring anthem "Blame It on Your Love," Charli joins forces with French art-pop chanteuse, Christine and the Queens, for the glossy, glitched out bop "Gone," and it fucking delivers. Featuring production from Nomak, Lotus IV, Noonie Bao, and longtime collaborator A.G. Cook, "Gone" is texturally rich with bouncy basslines and finely chopped vocals that provide the perfect playground for Charli and Christine to build off of, resulting in lines like "I feel so unstable, fucking hate these people" that you just know you'll be screaming at a show this fall.

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Directed by Colin Solal Cardo, the video for "Gone" sees Charli and Christine tied, bondage-style to the hood of a car (Shibari for Sedans?) working their way to each other through their restraints before erupting in a rain-soaked dance break that has reaffirmed my commitment to the homosexual agenda.


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"This song is about those situations where you are surrounded by loads of people but feel so isolated and alone. I feel like that a lot of the time in social situations," writes Charli on Instagram. "I never know what to do with myself, I feel so insecure and out of place and lost. I feel like a lot of people I know get those feelings. When it comes to me, I'll either party through it and try to escape my feelings or I will totally cave in. The emotions that come alongside anxiety are so huge and crippling. This song is about breaking down but it's also about breaking free."

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Watch the video for "Gone" by Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens below and pre-order, Charli, out September 13th.


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Photo courtesy of Charli XCX


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:18:50 +0000//www.ry7la.com/charli-xcx-gone-music-video-2639221887.htmlCharliChristine and the queensGoneMusic videoPopMusicBondageA.g.cookNomakColin solal cardoCharli xcxMatt Moen
Meet Girl In Red: The Queer Singer-Songwriter Writing Your New Favorite Love Songs - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/girl-in-red-2639222000.html

Marie Ulven wants to be the person she never had to look up to growing up. The Norwegian singer-songwriter gained a fanatical fanbase online over the past few years for her bedroom pop anthems about queer romance and mental health. The name of her project, girl in red, stems from the nostalgia of a teenage crush.

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"I was in love with my best friend, and I was at a festival and we were looking for each other in the crowd and texting, 'Yo where are you? I'm here.' Room in the crowd opened up, she walked into that space and it literally felt like I was in a movie. The girl happened to be clad in a red sweater. Ulven, 20, recalls. "I just texted her 'girl in red' because she was really pretty and wearing a red sweater." They never ended up dating (she was straight), but a few months later, Ulven bought herself a red turtleneck and reminded of the experience, girl in red was born.

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In 2017, Ulven officially began the project, garnering a dedicated audience off of songs like "girls," a hazy lo-fi pop anthem about having feelings for girls, and "summer depression," which details the realities of summertime sadness. Last year, she shared her debut EP chapter 1 with plans to continue her musical journey with a chapter 2 later this year.

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In an interview with PAPER, Ulven reveals what it's like being viewed as a queer icon, how her music has helped the LGBTQ community and the catharsis of making music.

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How did you become interested in making music? Was that always something you wanted to pursue?

Oh no, not really. I wanted to be a teacher for a really long time, but then I got my guitar and it was mostly a hobby. Then I got to 10th grade and I was just writing songs all the time. That's when I started questioning if I should be a teacher and if I should pursue this. I was writing Norwegian music at the time so I wanted to pursue that and be a whole different artist. I was just going to study music and see what happened, but then this happened. I never really decided, yes, I'm going to be a musician. I sort of just am, right now. I don't want to be anything else, though, so I'm really happy because I can't really do anything else with my life. It's so weird to say I'm a musician. But I am!

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What do you think was your big break?

I think "girls" was really the beginning of this, but it had already started with "summer depression," "i wanna be your girlfriend" and "say anything." But I think "girls" took it to another level. "I wanna be your girlfriend," when that song started getting bigger on YouTube back in February last year, that's when things started snowballing. What would you say?


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I'd agree with you, but I think really things picked up for you in the Soundcloud world. When did you start songwriting?

I started playing guitar when I was 14, so I started writing songs around that age. I had already improvised songs while singing in the shower, but probably when I got my first instrument, I started writing songs. I didn't like doing covers. I did that every now and then, but I didn't want to play anyone else's songs; I wanted to play my own songs.

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Where do you find inspiration for your music?

In things that happen in my life. Maybe in the relationships I have with different people or what other people do. I sort of take inspiration from human things — feelings mostly. I find feelings are the most inspirational things ever. Usually, my music is about trying to capture some type of feeling. If I feel something that has a very distinct feeling, then I usually get inspired. I also really get inspired by the music I make.

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You write songs about queer teenage romance, and that's something that wasn't always accessible. What's your experience been writing queer love songs as a young person? What are some of the reactions you've gotten to your music?

For me, it's been the most natural thing ever. At the end of the day, it's just like a normal love song to me and should be to everyone, in my opinion. It's just been normal and fun. It's mainly been: this is my perception of life and this is how I see things and this is how I felt, so I'm just gonna write about it. The reaction I've gotten to that has been really big from fellow queer people in the queer community, saying they came out using my songs or that it makes them feel safe and they're not alone because there are places that don't accept people for who they are. There are a lot of different reactions, but mostly they're all good and people just really feel like my music helped them in some way. I like that. It makes me happy.

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Is there any memorable moment you can recall about meeting someone who told you how much your music impacted them?

There was this one girl who I met after I played support for Clairo in Dublin last year. She came up to me and started crying because she came out as bisexual the day before because of me. It's nice to read the messages and connect with people, but when you see someone being so honest right in front of you and being very vulnerable, that was an "A-ha" moment. It's hard to grasp the reality of all of this sometimes.

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Do you ever feel any hesitation in feeling so vulnerable in your lyrics?

No, not really. Sometimes, at least, I'm a pretty straight-up person. For me, this is just like any other love song, so it's not like I feel vulnerable. I'm not scared, you know what I mean? I'm just gonna be out here, scream it at the top of my lungs. Be loud. Be gay. Whatever floats my boat and makes me happy.

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"Everyone pretty much knows I'm gay because it's in the local newspaper all the time."

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If you're comfortable, what was your coming out experience like?

It's very short and very sweet. I was on the train home from visiting my sister and it was 9PM, which isn't late but it was late when I was 16. I wanted to visit this girl because I was very much in love with her, but I hadn't told anyone that. Then I asked my mom if I could go visit her but she told me that curfew was in one hour and I had to be home by 10. She was like, "Why do you want to go there? You're going to be there for 50 minutes before you have to go home." And I was like, 'Because I'm in love with her.' And she was like, 'You gotta get home.' Afterward she became my girlfriend, and I brought her home. My dad was a bit confused. He's still a bit confused. He doesn't say, 'Oh, you're gay.' My mom is cool with it. My dad is like, 'Oh are you a Pride girl?' He's weird and quirky, but he accepts it. Everyone pretty much knows I'm gay because it's in the local newspaper all the time.

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Something else really prevalent in your music is mental health. "Summer depression" is pretty explicit about that. Has writing about it been cathartic?

Yeah, I guess. It's a way of getting a feeling out. If you feel a lot, you write it in your textbook or diary. "summer depression" is this feeling I had every single summer, but I could never put a word on it. I just felt really shitty every single summer. When I made it, it was really nice. I sort of had an answer to it. Sometimes it feels like writing about it and making a song is finding a solution for it.

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What have been some coping mechanisms for your own mental health?

I don't even know how I cope. I just freak out all the time. I think talking to people is a very good way to cope and get things off your chest, if you have it. Definitely making art makes me happy, but sometimes you've gotta have some sort of human connection. I think that's important: finding the right person who's just going to listen to you and not try to fix you, because it's going to take time.


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"dead girl in the pool," your most recent single, has a very striking title. What's the story behind it?

I had just had a conversation about perspectives and how it's interesting to have different perspectives on things. Right after I hung up on the phone I had this line in my head, "There's a dead girl in the pool," and I had this whole vision in my head. It's sort of an out-of-body, surreal song, which I find interesting. This song is much more up for interpretation. It has a different perspective from my mind: how it can be distorted, fucked up, weird and can play mind games with me. Sometimes I can't always trust my own mind.

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You have an EP coming this fall. Can you give me any details on what's going to be on it?

One song is completely rock 'n' roll and is going to create the biggest mosh pit on my U.S. tour, and the other one is where I talk about my existential crisis, which is on-going. It's going on 24/7, so that's gonna be great. That's to wrap up chapter 2 of the music I've been making the last year. I've grown as a producer and songwriter the past year and these EPs will stand for that.

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Do you plan to release a full-length album?

I have a folder on my Mac that says "Album 2020" but we'll see what happens. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to do that. But I want to make an album because the ideas I get are like, this is album material.

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Do you feel like you've become a queer icon of sorts?

I mean, I don't necessarily look at myself as anything, but I know a lot of people look at me like that and I'm totally fine with that. That's super cool. I just look at myself as Marie, and I think I always will. But I'm really happy people have someone just like them and can be like, "Yes, this girl is doing okay. She's gay. She's open about it, and she's living her life." I've said this before, but I really wish I had someone like me when I was a bit younger so I felt safer. But now we have Hayley Kiyoko and King Princess being really loud and not apologizing for it. I'm very happy I'm a part of this queer icon wave. I love that for us.


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Photography: Alexa Viscius


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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:39:40 +0000//www.ry7la.com/girl-in-red-2639222000.htmlSinger songwriterGirl in redIlana Kaplan
Cry Forever to This Queer Singer's New Heartbreak Bop - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/elina-eriksson-discover-her-lgbtq-2639218969.html

We all need a song we can weep in the club to, and on her debut single, Elina Eriksson gives us exactly that. "Discover Her" is an emotional ballad with minimal production, but draws from electro-pop at its exterior — another flawless dance crier in a long lineage from fellow Scandinavian pop stars, from Robyn to Sigrid.

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The lyrics are frank, speaking on the betrayal of a lover, and the pain is heard clearly in Eriksson's voice. "How many times do you have to discover her?/ So easy for you, not gonna go back to we were," she hauntingly sings.

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Produced and written solely by Eriksson, the elements of the song are simple. It's clean, straightforward, and used to highlight the vocal melodies. The sounds of a piano are placed at the forefront of the track as electronic beats slowly glimmer. And her musical inspirations reflect this: "Tove Lo, Lykke Li, Robyn, Shura and Bon Iver" are her favorites. "Growing up I listened a lot to Mariah Carey and '90s pop like Britney Spears," Eriksson continues.

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"Even though the lyrics are not very positive, I wanted it to have a feel-good and uplifting feeling to it," Eriksson says about the track. "I want people to dance to this song, feel strong, and good about themselves like 'I can get through anything,' even though life's not always great."

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The queer singer-songwriter had relocated to London for a year, where she studied and focused on producing more seriously but also met the muse for "Discover Her." Now based back in Stockholm, her hometown, she's nostalgic of her brief time in London, reflecting on her past relationship. "I felt like I had to go back to my roots," she says of Sweden, "and figure myself out a bit."

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"Discover Her" is the result of her journey within, looking back on a London lover that betrayed her: "Parts of [the song] describe this one night when she didn't come home cause she was seeing someone else behind my back," Eriksson says. "And ever since, I've always wondered how it can be so easy for some people to just lie and hurt other people and not even feel a little bit bad about it."

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While Eriksson follows a classic cheating narrative, the heartbreaking song is something anyone can relate to and listen to when going through a similar situation. "Today I'm in a happy relationship with someone else, but everything you go through in life affects you in certain ways," Eriksson says. "I think this relationship taught me a lot about myself and about people."

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Stream "Discover Her," below, and cry for days.


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Photo courtesy of Elina Eriksson

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Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:54:34 +0000//www.ry7la.com/elina-eriksson-discover-her-lgbtq-2639218969.htmlElina erikssonRobynSigridTove loSwedenLgbtqQueerMusicJonathan Chau
Saving New York, One Skate Spot at a Time - ▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势计划软件▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势天天计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势人工计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势在线计划▶辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势稳赢计划//www.ry7la.com/save-tompkins-2639212757.html

It's a long-told horror story: New York is dead. You know how the rest goes. The city's boring, it's lost its sense of humor, it's too stressful, it just isn't cool. Everyone loves to lament the loss of old New York, and sometimes it feels like we'll never be able to revive it. So when the chance comes along to salvage a small piece of the good old days, we have to jump on it. The latest in city spaces caught in the war between old and new? Lower Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park.

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There's a strangely calming cacophony in Tompkins Square, the sounds of people in the East Village park going about their days — playing chess, smoking cigarettes, twirling ribbons, lounging in the grass. All kinds of people come and go, but you can always count on seeing skateboarders. No matter the weather, they're always there.

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The skaters may be the underlying melody keeping the park in tune: the sound of wheels rolling on the asphalt, of tricks attempted, failed, then finally landed. Lose the tune and the spirit of skateboarders, and the symbiosis of the park just might fall apart — grow eerily, sadly silent, fallen prey to corporate softball games and tepid picnic lunches.

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Skaters are all over the park and in the East Village neighborhood, but they mainly congregate in the northwest corner of Tompkins Square, known as the TF, or "Training Facility" because of the approachability and versatility it offers to first-time skaters. The TF is the only spot in the neighborhood that provides flat, open ground and the space to learn the sport, which will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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Now, the New York City skateboarding community and their allies are rallying to "Save Tompkins" after the City's Department of Parks and Recreation approved a proposal to replace the asphalt at the training facility with synthetic turf in 2020. The Parks Department's decision was made in order to accommodate those who would normally use the fields at the East River Park, which is set to undergo a $1.45 billion flood-protection plan that will take more than three years.

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Synthetic turf, the skaters argue, would render the TF un-skateable and therefore exclude an entire group of people who make up the great majority of park users. Local skateboarder Adam Zhu started an online petition to express to the Parks Department just how important of a space it is, not only for skaters, but for a larger community of people whose activities rely on the asphalt there. At time of writing, the petition has more than 24,000 signatures, including that of notable East Village lover, Chlo? Sevigny — who told AM New York that Tompkins Square Park is one of the only places left in New York that is "still really real."

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This is not the first time Tompkins Square has been a site of unrest within the East Village community. The relatively small (10.5 acre) park has seen numerous demonstrations and riots dating as far back as the 1800s, many in response to forces of gentrification in the area. Next month will mark the 31st anniversary of the Tompkins Square Riot in which squatters, the neighborhood's homeless, and community organizers rebelled against the Parks Department's attempt to enforce a 1 AM curfew for the park. Intended to "curb disorder," the responses to the curfew were stronger than some expected. For those who frequented the park religiously, free access wasn't a privilege, but a right — one they were willing to fight for. Clayton Patterson, photographer, videographer, and Godfather of the East Village, remarked that the "road to the police state" began the night of the Tompkins Square Riot. After "endless protests [and] hundreds of arrests," the police learned to control the streets, Patterson said.

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Patterson was right in more ways than one. His video documentation of the riot opened the public's eyes to excessive use of force and police brutality against some of the East Village's most vulnerable. A New York Times article published a week after the events at Tompkins claims that the "scenes of violence seemed all the more surreal because of their rarity on such a scale in the city." Though a protest of this scale may not seem so unusual in an era where marches for women's rights, environmental protections, and queer liberation are so frequently in the public eye, the world was a different place 30 years ago. The Lower East Side was known as a haven for artists and other eclectic personalities, but it was also subject to increased police surveillance under the Koch administration, primarily in response to the drug use that occurred in the park. The government did, at times, go to extremes to address social and political issues around the city.

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When asked what the neighborhood was like back in the '80s and '90s, comic artist and author of War in the Neighborhood, Seth Tobocman, said the city failed to maintain the area or support it with the proper infrastructure. There was a sense, he explained, that nothing was being done by the government, leading community members to take matters into their own hands. Therefore, while the LES is more often recognized for fostering a "counter-cultural youth movement," as Tobocman put it, it's important to remember its legacy as a civically-minded community.

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Since the Parks' turf proposal became public knowledge, there have been a few comparisons made between the riot of '88 and the struggle today. Steve Rodriguez, unofficial mayor of New York City skateboarding and founder of skateboard company 5BORO NYC, told PAPER: "I think it's a completely different situation, but it definitely brings up those memories because that did happen." He continued, remarking on the way in which New Yorkers often remember extreme situations when similar events happen again. Is history repeating itself? Not entirely, but we can't (and shouldn't) forget the past. Rodriguez said, "For people that grew up around Tompkins Square in the East Village during that time period, the police riots in the '80s are so ingrained in their memories."

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Despite the neighborhood changes, it seems the locals remain tight knit. Even earlier this year when the Parks Department scrapped its remodel for East River Park — deciding to bury it under a landfill— people spoke out in defense of the local ecosystem. Many residents and community leaders were outraged, considering the East Village has had to say goodbye to several virtually historic landmarks. In 2019 alone, both St. Mark's Comics and Moishe's Bake Shop, closed after 30 years of serving the community due to the steady gentrification of lower Manhattan. With the local landscape having changed so much, some feel the neighborhood they called home growing up, isn't the same East Village today. Chlo? Sevigny, once an East Village queen, told the Daily Beast, "walking around the East Village, I just want to cry at the state of it. There are so many fuckin' jocks everywhere! It's like a frat house everywhere... I don't know if it's a sign of the times, but where are the real weirdos? The real outcasts? They're a vanishing breed here. Maybe New York isn't drawing that anymore because it's too expensive."

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In Zhu's opinion, the park is one of the few parts of the neighborhood that has remained untouched. "Tompkins Square is the last cornerstone of the identity of the East Village," he said. Throw in some astroturf and he thinks the neighborhood will be fully gentrified. To Zhu and skaters alike, the park is where many of them got their start. It's a place where they can be their most unadulterated selves and where many have gathered after a rough day at school since they were kids. Sophie Day, 21-year-old photographer and friend of many of the TF skaters, explained: "You can see kids younger than 10 years old starting to skate in the park alongside the older kids. You can see old friends meeting up in the park, and people coming for the first time." For Day, every time she meets friends at TF she's "thankful that [we] all have this special place to go."

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The "Save Tompkins" movement may have been jump-started by skaters, but it's about more than skateboarding, Zhu said. It's about "preserving the identity of the neighborhood," and resisting what the city calls "beautification," which locals know is just another way of saying "gentrification." As is typical of urban renewal projects (another fancy term for gentrification), newcomers may not know the history of a community, leaving OG's feeling like the changes unfolding right outside their doors are not happening with them in mind. If the history of the LES says anything it's that folks are more than willing to fight for what they believe in and in this case, that means protecting the park.

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For Steve Rodriguez, much of the issue with the synthetic turf proposal is the inter-generational importance of the space. "Beyond skateboarding, for me, it's the cultural significance of that place. I skateboarded there in the '80s. I skateboarded there in the '90s, in the 2000s... It's someplace that is multigenerational. My son can skate there. It's a place where people go to learn, where it's a safe place, and multi-use. You have people kicking soccer balls, you have people learning how to ride their bike, skateboarding, roller skating, rollerblading, scootering." He pointed out that for children growing up in the East Village whose parents want to keep them close, the TF is really the only place they have access to open space to learn to skate.


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Amid the uproar over possible astroturf and an end to skating at Tompkins, Crystal Howard, Assistant Commissioner for Communications to the Parks Department, released a statement on her personal Instagram on July 2nd. In it, she explained the City's motivations for pursuing the proposed changes. Replacing the asphalt with synthetic turf, she stated, is part of a larger effort to provide more green space for the community. Though the Department claims the "decision wasn't made lightly," many were unsatisfied with this response, and took to social media to share their stories to #savetompkins. In response, the Parks contacted key leaders in the area to get their input.

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Ralph Musolino, Deputy Chief of Operations for Manhattan parks, reached out to Rodriguez two weeks ago to connect him with Sarah Neilson, Chief of Policy and Long-Range Planning for Parks, to begin the process of working with the skateboarding community to resolve the issue. Rodriguez has worked with Musolino "for at least 20 years" and said that "in reference to skateboarding in New York City, [Musolino] has always worked with the community to at least try and have the best resolution for the end users of parks. He is amazing, and he has gone out of his way." Rodriguez himself has served as a pro bono skateboard consultant for Parks before, playing an integral role in the establishment of the reworked Brooklyn Banks in 2005, which revived the historical skate spot as an official skatepark for a time before being closed for construction.

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A meeting to discuss the Tompkins Square turf proposal was held on Tuesday, July 9th. Along with a representative from Quartersnacks, a website dedicated to NYC skateboarding founded in 2005, a team of people from many end user groups of the asphalt area in Tompkins Square Park were invited to attend the meeting. Rodriguez said the meeting was "kind of like an open forum where everybody said what their affiliation is, where they live, how they are involved with Tompkins. There were skateboarders, there were non-skateboarders, there were professional skateboarders, there were Olympian skateboarders." They did not come to a final decision on the fate of the asphalt, but Rodriguez felt it "was a very positive first meeting." He added, "I really want to thank the Parks Department for listening. Specifically, Sarah Neilson and Bill Castro. I do want to thank them for listening to the community because I know that them knowing will only help the situation." He remains realistic, however: "There's many other layers of people involved in this. [Castro] has to navigate that so that everybody's happy or everybody is a little bit not happy and then there's a solution."

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Rodriguez is optimistic that they will be able to come to a compromise with the Parks department. "Parks always says, 'It's your park. You should take care of them. You should be involved.' That's what these people are doing. They had an experience there. They want to make sure that future generations can have that same experience."

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How to Help:

  1. Sign the petition here.
  2. Call 311 or email the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Mitchell J. Silver, to express your support for keeping the asphalt.
  3. Share your own story on social media, using #savetompkins to spread awareness of the issue.

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Photography: Sophie Day

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Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:20:32 +0000//www.ry7la.com/save-tompkins-2639212757.html#savetompkinsNycNew yorkTompkins square parkLower east sideSkateboardingSkateSkate cultureStory Anna Grace Lee & Nicole Oliveira / Photography Sophie Day
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In a remote pocket of Kansas, a former missile silo has been converted into multi-million dollar luxury bunkers for the wealthy to wait out the apocalypse. Welcome to the survival condo.

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It's 8:15 on a sunny Tuesday morning and I'm standing 201 feet below ground. With my phone in hand (and, somehow, with service), I'm on the 15th floor underground of an old missile silo in remote Kansas that's been converted into a luxury bunker. To get there, I flew from New York City to Atlanta, then hopped on a plane to Wichita, where I rented an SUV and drove nearly 200 miles to a secret location near a city called Concordia. With a population of just about 5,000 people, Concordia is your typical small American town, with a Main Street, an old movie theater and, just another 10 miles away, the Survival Condo Complex — a 54,000 square foot structure built inside an Atlas missile silo, a government structure built to withstand a 200 pound-per-square-inch atomic blast that once housed a nuclear warhead and now holds 12 high-end apartments costing upwards of 1.5 million dollars, built for rich people to withstand hurricanes, tornadoes, volcano eruptions, nuclear disasters and the end of the world.

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Between the Complex and Concordia are a slew of fast food chains, picturesque farmland and, directly outside the compound, a combination armored fence/steel gate where a security guard named Dave, who's dressed in head-to-toe fatigues and holding a 12-gauge shotgun, asks to see my identification. Laughing (probably at my ID, which was taken, between sobs, after a night of fighting with my then-boyfriend), he questions: "Do you have any firearms? Knives? Weapons of any kind? Is Larry expecting you?"

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Larry is Larry Hall, the Denver-based owner of the Survival Condo and a handful of other Atlas missile silos, which he also plans to turn into bunkers, each more extravagant and expensive than the last. And yes, he's expecting me.

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After Dave ushers me through the gates, Larry quickly appears from behind two giant steel doors and waves me inside the bunker. When we meet, he shakes my hand and leads me through a garage, past a camo-painted World War II-era Volkswagen, and through another set of steel doors that open to a decontamination chamber, where during a pandemic or a nuclear emergency, all owners would be stripped and given a chemical shower, before being analyzed with a Geiger counter (used to measure levels of radiation) and dressed in a hospital gown. Next to Larry is his associate, Mark Menosky, and the three of us exchange niceties in a hallway that, in one direction, turns into a mini gallery filled with photos taken by the US Army Corps of Engineers of the silo from its inception in 1960 through 1965, when it was decommissioned; in the other, a staircase to the facility's fully equipped shooting range.

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We're definitely not in Kansas anymore. We're under it.

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Survivalism, whose practitioners are now commonly referred to as "preppers," can be traced back to the 1930s and '40s, when the stock market crash of 1929 and the advent of the atomic bomb led to an overwhelming increase of global anxiety (the word itself was coined in 1976 by author Kurt Saxon). Suddenly, people began building bomb shelters and stockpiling food and guns, preparing for a coming catastrophe, which some members of the movement, often labeled "Doomsday preppers," believe is Armageddon.

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Whatever the reason, as the years passed, with each real or perceived crisis — the dawn of the Cold War and Age of Anxiety in the '50s, increased inflation throughout the '60s, the 1973 oil crisis, Y2K — survivalism became simultaneously more popular and more scrutinized, with cults like David Koresh's Branch Davidians, who had been collecting illegal firearms at their compound in Waco, Texas in anticipation of an imminent apocalypse, bringing the movement to the attention of the mainstream, and only furthering criticism of it. But it wasn't always a national punchline. In fact, during the Cold War, our government urged American citizens to get involved and help build fallout shelters for the threat of nuclear war, while kids at school were taught to "duck and cover." Eventually, the apprehension concluded when the Cold War did and what was once seen as necessary became a total extreme. And then 9/11 happened.

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Afterwards, Hall, who worked as a military consultant and has degrees in both business and engineering, saw the US government investing in contingency programs for both high-ranking officials and, even more prominently, data, in case of disaster. "I started thinking, 'What do they know that I don't?'" he says. And, "If they're going to all these lengths to protect data, what are they planning for? Why shouldn't I protect people?"

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"After that, we who are sill alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds." – Thessalonians 4:17

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Around the same time, the government was auctioning off an old missile silo near Concordia, Kansas. Hall, who heard about the auction from his role as a military consultant, bought the structure and began work on what he wanted to turn into an opulent bunker with WiFi, cable, and both lavish and life-saving amenities (including a full-service operating room and modern plumbing), with space for 75 total occupants. This was in 2008. Obama had just been elected, and he started receiving "phone call after phone call" from wealthy right-wing individuals requesting to buy units. By 2012, the Survival Condo Complex was completed, with owners already having purchased 920 square foot half-floor and 1,840 square foot full-floor one- and two-bedroom apartments for 1.5 and 3 million dollars, respectively, including Larry, who currently owns a half-floor unit himself. But above ground, survivalism was still seen as irrational, meant only for "camo-wearing psychos," Larry laments. But that's not his version.

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"Our customers are doctors, engineers and international business people," he tells me. "These aren't conspiracy theorists. But bringing up the topic of survival condos is basically like bringing up UFOs: You get people that are open-minded, or you get people who start looking for the tinfoil."

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In Larry's mind, this couldn't be more ignorant. "Looking at everything going on in the world right now, honestly, I think it's crazier not to own [a survival condo]," he insists. And he does have a point. Aside from Trump's polarizing presidential campaign and subsequent election, which led to mass social unrest, there's climate change; the alt-right; nuclear tension with North Korea; Russian saber-rattling; mass shootings at churches, mosques and synagogues; cyber warfare and conflict in the South China Sea, not to mention natural disasters like the fires in California in 2018 and hurricanes Harvey and Maria, as well as diseases like Ebola and the recent recurrence of measles.

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He adds: "And it's only getting worse."

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Back in the bunker, we're standing by a pool — the kind you'd find in a Southern California McMansion, with a waterslide carved out of rocks and an overall manufactured tropical vibe that feels wholly out of place underground. But then again, I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting. Of course, the silo is outfitted with everything you'd imagine for an apocalyptic safe house: three armories filled with weapons, including shotguns, and AR-15 and sniper rifles, ammunition and a crossbow; boxes of canned food and 24/7 security (though Larry refuses to tell me how many guards he employs, or how many are on-site at any given time). Then there's the self-sustaining food system through hydroponics and aquaculture, which uses the excrement of three different types of farmed tilapia as fertilizer to grow fresh plants and vegetables. While not currently functional, the system has just introduced its first fish cycle, and, according to Larry, should be fully operational, with fresh fish and vegetables that would keep the bunker's guests alive and fed indefinitely, within the next eight months.

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Then there's a gym that's covered in superhero and sports team decals, a bar and lounge, a movie theater, a dog park / rock climbing wall and a poolside restaurant, which Larry says came as a result of a meeting with all the bunker's female tenants. The condos themselves are all customized with furniture, artwork and additions, like the stone fireplace in one of the units I visited, handpicked by the owners, and there are LED window screens within each apartment that play a livestream of the land above the silo, or your choice of scenery, from a forest to the beach to a real-life recording of Central Park, as requested by one New York client.

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"I get so pissed off at the people who think we haven't thought of everything," says Larry, as he flips through the screen options for me in a one-bedroom unit. "We've taken great lengths to make sure people feel like they're in the real world here. And they like it that way."

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"If the apocalypse comes, beep me." – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Another tool Larry's employed to help the owners imitate their lives IRL is rotating chores. Each month, clients work a job like "security, teaching or working at the store," for four hours a day, while kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, and seventh through twelfth, go to school in shifts. According to psychologists he hired when putting together the design, as well as researchers from the Biosphere Project, which observed human life in an artificially created ecological system in the '90s, this practice gets "people familiar with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the building," Larry explains. "It's also to make them feel constructive and productive, and to give them a common denominator, like an extended family."

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Standing in the general store, with its small deli counter and rows and rows (and more rows) of canned food, I can't imagine the ultra-rich serving canned apple slices and Stroganoff noodles in between their shifts running the cash register. When I start mentioning this to Larry, he cuts me off: "These are all self-made millionaires and billionaires," he tells me, "so they're comfortable with hard work. Actually, they want to work. These are people used to having high-pressure jobs, and they don't like to vacation."

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That word — vacation — strikes me, and it's not because the pool is underground, so it's incredibly humid, or because the mural next to the slide, showing palm trees around a sign that reads "Lost In Paradise," feels even more ironic because of where we are. It's because Larry keeps stressing it.

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"It's the end of the world as we know it, but I feel fine." – Michael Stipe

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Throughout our tour, he tells me about one of his owners, "a woman and her two kids," who, when she first arrived, "got tears in her eyes." "She said, 'Oh, please don't take this the wrong way, but I didn't think it was going to be this nice. I wasn't going to come unless there was a disaster, but now I just want to hang out here.'" And she does, he says, for "two to four weeks out of the year."

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It was January 2017 when Larry started getting an influx of calls from Democrats and younger Silicon Valley-types — people he describes as being "on the other side of the political spectrum" from his earlier clients and, it's clear — if not explicit — during the course of our conversation, from him. Regardless, political differences don't stop him from accepting new clients. In fact, he "wishes the world could get along the way his owners who disagree politically do." The only people who can't buy units within his structures are those with convictions for violent crimes ("White-collar and DUIs are okay," he says) and crimes against children. He also frowns on people who flip houses.

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But back to 2017. Trump had just been sworn into office, leading to a surge of Americans who said they were moving to Canada and applying for foreign passports. Some of the ones who stayed, however, started looking into luxury bunkers. "It's not becoming a trend, it already is one," Larry asserts, as he lists the current projects he's working or plans to work on.

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Aside from the Survival Condo outside Concordia, there's a second, more high-end structure filled only with penthouse units, being built inside another missile silo elsewhere in Kansas. He's also been hired to construct multi-million dollar private bunkers for wealthy clients.

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"Drop this doomsday attitude and get on with the show." – Dolly Parton

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Despite the perception that rich people are all of a sudden looking for apocalypse-surviving pied-à-terres thanks to recent political developments, if you ask Larry, he believes it's always been the case — people have just been afraid to talk about it publicly. To that, he tells me a story of an "A-list Hollywood actor" who called him to talk about buying a bunker. "This A-lister said that it would be an easier decision to come out as LGBT than to say you were a prepper or that you were interested in survival," he remembers. But also that "having money means having influence."

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"A lot of our owners are connected to politicians, and high-level officials, and top dogs in Silicon Valley," he says. "Based on the information they're getting, they're realizing it would be prudent to own one of these things." Furthermore, he says "global economic collapse is probably the biggest reason people come to us. It's not just nuclear war and zombies." He continues, "I'm not saying it's 100% sure something bad is going to happen, but when you consider all of the what-ifs, it really isn't that extreme."

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That's why all of his owners had escape plans, or G.O.O.D. (Get Out of Dodge) kits, as they're commonly referred to within the movement, before he even met them. Originally, the Survival Complex had access to two Hummers that, during any disaster ("from normal mode to lockdown mode," Larry says; normal mode is anything from an average day to a tornado or a hurricane; lockdown ensues when "there is a physical threat that encompasses the facility"), would pick up any of its owners within 200 miles. Unfortunately, those vehicles belonged to an owner who has since passed away, and as of now, each client is responsible for getting to the facility on their own. When Larry called a meeting to suggest different escape routes, he was glad — but not surprised — they already had B.O.V.s (another survivalist term that stands for "Bug-Out Vehicles," a form of transportation in case shit hits the fan, or SHTF in survivalist shorthand) with plans to travel by air, or in a bulletproof car with an extended range tank that could take them "from Miami to Kansas without ever having to stop for gas," he says.

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But owning a bunker, and having an escape plan, isn't just a lifestyle for the rich and the paranoid. "This is like a living science project," he explains, comparing a bunker to having "life insurance versus life assurance.

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"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper." – T.S. Eliot

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"People need to think of it not as, 'I'm buying a bunker I'm never going to use,'" he says, "but like, 'I just bought a science-fair second home that happens to be nuclear hardened.'"

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As we get towards the end of the tour, I ask Larry more about his plans for the future. All of a sudden, we're stopped in front of a stainless steel room that's completely empty, save for a toilet and sink. "It's a jail cell," Larry clarifies, and when I ask whether it's for intruders or clients he responds, "Owners. If one of them drinks too much, or has a bad day..."

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Staring at that bleak homemade cell, I quickly remembered exactly where I was, 200 feet below ground. Perhaps noticing my discomfort, Larry starts to pat me on the back. "Is it extreme to be able to be prepared for anything?" he asks. "No. It's necessary."

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With summer 2019 in full swing, you've probably already thrown it back a few times at a day rager or two, circled the drain at Pride, and bopped along on a beach trip. The season is heating up, and fast — it seems like all of our faves are coming out with new summer bangers and ballads, soundtracking the highs and lows of the steamiest time of the year.

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Whether you're falling in or out of love, turning up or turning down, PAPER has ranked the Top 19 grooviest summer hits that will surely skyrocket up the charts soon, if they haven't already of course.

19. "Ratchett" by Queen Key


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"Ratchett," the undeniable peak of Queen Key's 2019 album, Eat My Pussy Again, is a sub-heavy starter to turn all of your bashes up a notch. Although it clocks in at just around two minutes, that's all the time Queen Key needs to deliver verses of fatal-blow magnitude. Her flow is a crescendo of Category 5, mean-faced rhymes, fit only for blasting out of the most grating speakers as to buzz out her vocals at the hardest parts of the track. The track is energizing beyond explanation, a healthy dose of Saturday-brunch mimosa to cure your Friday night-induced hangover, jumpstarting a new day's party.

18. "Sunrise" by Merlot


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Merlot is on everyone's radar right now. Their stunning beauty is matched only by their silky vocals, appearing first on their sweeping debut, "Bad For You." Now, after much teasing and fanfare, Merlot is back with a dance floor-slicking bop, fittingly about dancing all night long and called "Sunrise." Their vocals are less satiny and more filtered on "Sunrise," fuzzed out like the memories of a summer night gone awry with champagne kisses from former lovers.

17. "Stupid Horse" by 100 gecs


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While bops emerging at this time of year are usually marked by laid-back beats, glittery synths, or beach-y riffs to match our moods, summers are always more chaotic than we'd like to admit. Your friend with a Hamptons house canceled on you last minute, you're two hours late for work in yesterday's clothes after attempting to reconcile with your ex over drinks the night before, and now you just want to get drunk at happy hour and make out with your boss to make up for it all. 100 gecs' "Stupid Horse" is all of that in a single, ripping track that sounds like an overheated Preakness announcer on acid. The lovechild of bass god Dylan Brady and Laura Les, "Stupid Horse" will make you twerk and head bang at the same time while you spill your poppers on bystanders and bust open your eardrums.

16. "Binz" by Solange


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Despite being released in March, Solange's When I Get Home was full of sunny tracks to brighten up your morning routine and hype you up even on the slowest of days. "Binz," a particularly memorable cut, perhaps for it's accompanying Photo Booth visual, has all the verve of a cool morning commute to the city after a restful night's sleep. Solange has somehow captured a surge of self-confidence in only a series of consistent open hats, cushioning the undercurrent of low-passed synths that bump right beneath her carefree melodies. If you haven't loved yourself to this song yet, please do.

15. "Daddy AF" by Slayyyter


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Slayyyter first burst onto the scene with an air of mystery surrounding her; her likeness was found only in cam girl-ified shots shared to her Instagram and Twitter, and her voice heard only over bedroom-produced beats and under-mastered, Britney-like melodies. While "Mine" was the Valentine's Day club track that seemed to launch her into the mainstream, "Daddy AF" rerouted expectations and helped usher in a new kind of hot girl summer. Just try not to drop into a split at the bridge when Slayyyter yelps, "I been fuckin' models."

14. "Like A Girl" by Lizzo


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Not including Lizzo on a summer bops ranking is akin to a mortal sin with the level of musical prowess she's amassed since her new record, Cuz I Love You, started picking up speed this spring. "Like A Girl" is truly a hot girl summer heavy hitter if there ever was one; Lizzo's voice is at its most loaded in the screeching chorus ("Find me up in Magic City bustin' hundreds by the bands/ And I throw it like a girl"), a tough feat to imagine considering her weighty vocal chops on every single from the album. "Like A Girl" goes beyond being an femme empowerment anthem and busts into pure action with each of Lizzo's belts feeling like sonic patriarchal dismantling.

13. "Enjoy Your Life" by MARINA


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Marina's got a song for every season on her long-awaited double record, LOVE + FEAR. Released in two parts, the LOVE portion of the two-disc soundtrack has more than a few summer anthems to wash away your steamy flings come September ("Orange Trees" and "Baby"), but "Enjoy Your Life" is a poolside kickback to revel in. The brand of optimism lacing the edges of the track's chorus is so heightened that it's nearly campy, insisting that listeners indulge in their mistakes and pains. "Enjoy Your Life" is a sonic sunscreen with of infinite SPF, protecting you from summer's woes — or at least delaying them until autumn takes hold.

12. "The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In the World" by Snail Mail


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If the Beach Boys opted for a July trip to the Catskills and then met up your ex-boyfriend's Bushwick garage band, the resulting collaboration would be Snail Mail's "The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In the World." The song is an angsty groove, the equivalent to riding top-down along the coast and feeling the wind slap you silly. Less pop-infused than some of the other entries on this list, "The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In the World" still holds its own as a summer anthem in the same vein of the beach rock tracks that have come before it. This is just icing on the cake considering that Lindsey Jordan, the 20-year-old powerhouse behind the song and accompanying record, Habit, has all the vocal swagger of a cooling Cape Cod sunset, effectively putting to rest a long day's festivities.

11. "Meet the Parents" by Kim Petras


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Kim Petras was the queen of Summer '18 with her multicolored arsenal of bunhead singles, but her debut project, Clarity, is a year-round record of breakup bangers. "Meet the Parents" is certainly the most summery entry on the 12-track project, with its shoulder bouncing beats and poppy chorus. Hell, she even tells you that she'll take you to the beach — and when Kim Petras asks you on a date, you take the fucking offer.

10. "On a Roll" by Ashley O


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Yes, Ashley O is on this list. If you have a problem with that, I can gladly direct you to an endless stream of gay bars across the country whose floors shake with excited stomps whenever the beginning chords of "On a Roll" start to drone out of the speakers. Despite being meant to fill a fallen pop star narrative in the fifth season of Netflix's Black Mirror, "On a Roll" collected a cult following of its own. When Netflix became inundated with requests for the repetitious bop to receive an official release, they kindly obliged and gave gays everywhere the gift of life.

9. "Milionària" by ROSALíA


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"Fucking money, man!" Rosalía exclaims periodically in her newest track, "Milionària." She's at her most playful on the song, and while its filled with the flamenco claps and snaps that characterize most of her releases, "Milionària" is lighter than, say, "Malamente." Dipping your feet into mid-temperature cerulean waters would give you the same feeling that hearing Rosalía slur the title of the song in the second verse does. There's something punchy-yet-kind about each syllable sung over the ringing tones in the verses, a vocal uptick to instigate self-pleasure and kickstart summer sins. Thank you for your service, "La Rosalía!"

8. "MEGATRON" by Nicki Minaj


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What more can we say about Nicki Minaj's post-Queen comeback, "Megatron," that we haven't already? It's a wet dream conjured up just for the Barbz, intimately sampled, yet club-ready. Minaj's flow is fiery, biting away at her haters in the same way that her earliest rhymes on tapes, like Beam Me Up Scotty, did. Combined with the pop sensibility found on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, "Megatron" is not a "Starships," not yet a "Good Form," but somewhere perfectly in between.

7. "Want You in My Room" by Carly Rae Jepsen


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If she doesn't own summer, Carly Rae Jepsen is a board member, or at the very least a major stakeholder. "Call Me Maybe" was the 2012 community pool anthem and ever since has had the girls twirling along in bliss. "Want You in My Room" is the grown-up version of "Call Me Maybe," taking Jepsen's lyricism beyond flirtation and to a place of sexual tension. "I want you in my room/ On the bed, on the floor," Jepsen sounds off in the chorus, while each verse is backed by a stream of funky guitar plucks and percussive disco shakers. The song isn't so much for the dance floor as it is for the living room get-down of a house party, perfectly edged to turn partygoers into each others' lovers.

6. "Naked Alone" by L Devine & INDIIA


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Let's talk about anthemic melodic writing, and let's talk about "Naked Alone," L Devine's horny summer hit. The chorus of "Naked Alone" is one of the most powerful I've heard from a pop artist in years, let alone one that hasn't become an instant radio hit. "No, I can't take another night on my own/ Need another body here to keep warm/ Always hated sleeping naked alone," she whines sweetly over a barrage of deep kicks and '70s riffs. The style and ease with which she approaches echoing the earworm chorus can only be found in the summer hits of yesteryear, a la "Moves Like Jagger" and "Blurred Lines," sans any overt male imposition. L Devine is plainly in control on "Naked Alone," cementing it as a musical retaliation to patriarchal notions of courtship and lovemaking. "Naked Alone" is itchy, horny, masturbatory, and honestly, just really fucking good.

5. "Bouncin (feat. Offset)" by Kiana Ledé


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Kiana Ledé is entering Summer '19 with a huge potential hit on her hands. "Bouncin" is a cocky shuffle led by Ledé's melodic raps; her voice truly bounces back and forth in your headphones, teasing each ear seductively and controlling movement, from your shoulders to your feet. If you aren't dancing along by the first chorus, you're volume needs to be turned up louder. By the time the track gets to Offset's verse, you'll have gotten a healthy dose of confidence from Ledé's lovingly crafted lines and won't be able to help rapping along to the Migos member's iconic flow.

4. "Honeypie" by Johnny Utah


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Johnny Utah first caught the world's attention by doing what he does best: making songs in his bedroom. His newest hit, which has truly earned its status and skyrocketed his streaming numbers, is a summer groove straight out of a voyeuristic fantasy. Hearing Utah whimper the word, "honeypie," is nothing short of orgasmic in the context of his neue-Prince riffs and tongue-in-cheek come-ons. His discography shows very clearly that this yelp is no anomaly as well, as he's a master hook maker. "Honeypie" is merely a sweet taste of what's to come. Plus, the image of honey shining in the mid-afternoon sun epitomizes the feeling one should get when listening to a summer bop — sticky, sweaty, and super sexy.

3. "OPEN UP" by Daniel Caesar


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Many of the entries on this list participate in styles of summer seduction, whether forthrightly through banging drums and hip rhymes, or more casually through relaxed sonic swagger. Daniel Caesar's "Open Up," however, transcends intimacy and goes straight for the soul of a sexual encounter. "Let me plant my seed, girl/ Let me feel your needs/ Open up to me," he jazzes through the chorus, melting hearts everywhere with the beginning of each new line. On the track, Caesar is able to capture the implicit sexuality found in the most stimulating songs of more classic eras, tapping into the sprightliness of doo-wop and the sleaziness of Santana's "Smooth." It's almost difficult to keep the pace of the song as excitement builds from within for each new falsetto-dripped drone to land and probe.

2. "Pieces of Us (feat. King Princess)" by Mark Ronson


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Transitioning from "Open Up" to Mark Ronson and King Princess' "Pieces of Us" might seem at first to be a slope downward in sensuality, stunting any inklings of summer love before they have time to flourish. Unfortunately, in any summer fling is an inherent downturn — an August reprise before a September finale. "Pieces of Us" is written like the feeling of the October after, when the initial shock of losing a fling has settled in the dust and left behind remnants of charm. Date locations are no longer just restaurants or cafés, but memories of a love that could have been. "Our love, our trust/ No matter which way you cut it, there's pieces of us," King Princess croons longingly once the song has played nearly halfway through. The track is a disco-pop reminder of the long days-turned-nights with someone, who for some unknown, couldn't remain in your life any longer. It's not all sadness, though — in each kick and pluck is some glimmer of sunsetting hope, a new reason to dance and move along.

1. "Cash Shit (feat. DaBaby)" by Megan Thee Stallion


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It is hot girl summer, so the only rightful person to take the number one spot on this list is the hot girl herself, Megan Thee Stallion. Even the opening lines of the song are enough of a warning for other artists to delay their release dates until Megan's hits finally cool off the charts: "Real hot girl shit/ Yeah, I'm in my bag, but I'm in his too." The earsplitting kicks that creep up in the chorus, combined with the glitching effects added to the background of her verses, are thunderous reminders of her growing power in the industry. She growls through each line, taking no time with each to dwell on any one rhyme, leaving room for a metaphysical ass pop to cap off the conclusion of each read and threat.

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Margaret Qualley suggests we meet under the Washington Square Park arch, and I find her there five minutes early, crouching against the marble. She's busily writing in a notebook, wearing a long black dress with white Converse High Tops, low-key goth among summertime tourists. "This thing makes me seem so much more romantic, huh?" she asks. "But I'm just a poser."

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Actually, the diary is more than a prop. "It's basically a means of keeping anxiety at bay. Whatever I'm feeling nervous or anxious about I just put it down on paper, so I can have it there, and hopefully get more quiet in my own mind." The 24-year-old actress is especially fond of the practice before bed, but mid-afternoon works, too. Also, she writes down cool things that happen to her so she can remember them later. She was thoughtful enough to re-read a bunch of entries before our interview, and I'm glad, because there's so much to talk about.

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Like the time Quentin Tarantino, her director in this month's rollicking late 1960s mega fantasy Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, taught her how to smoke on set, using the gourd pipe that Christoph Waltz braggingly puffs from in that scene from Inglourious Basterds. ("You knew it had been a good day of filming when Quentin pulled out his pipe.") Or the time Tarantino stayed up all night developing a new scene for the movie starring her, Lena Dunham, and Brad Pitt, showing up the next day with handwritten lines for the three of them. ("I've kept the script and will frame it.") Or the time she accidentally sat in leading man Leonardo DiCaprio's chair. ("It was chill.") Or the time the film's production closed down the I-10's busiest section so she and Pitt could cruise down it in a vintage car uninterrupted ("Quentin was like, 'You'll never have this experience again.'") Or the time Margot Robbie, who plays a dreamy Sharon Tate, thoughtfully texted her from the first screening at Cannes so she didn't feel too left out. ("It was a really nice message.") Or the time Dunham, well-cast as Manson girl Gypsy, gave her a cranial massage while a hairless kitten watched on ("I found a very dorky entry where I was like, Met Lena today. I think she'll be my friend for life.")

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Qualley's just had the best year ever. "So much journaling material," she agrees in the slightest-ever Southern drawl. "I just blow through these things."

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There was plenty to reflect on even before she started filming 2019's most anticipated blockbuster. A former ballet dancer, Qualley is the daughter of Andie Macdowell and model Paul Qualley. Her elder brother, Justin, works in real estate. Her sister, "My best friend in the entire world," is the musician Rainey Qualley (Rainsford). She was born in Montana, grew up in North Carolina, and moved to New York City by herself age 16, after retiring the pointe shoes during a bout of self loathing. "I didn't have the proper training when I was really little that would have made me be in the companies that I wanted to be in," she explains. "And I was like, if I'm not going to be the best, then it's not worth it. Which I know is a really messed up thing to say."

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To get the conversation about second gen Hollywood kids eating up all the good roles over with, Qualley's level-headed about privilege. "I do sometimes think I don't deserve the life that I have," she says, sincerely. "You know? And obviously dwelling in that undeserving place is not beneficial for anyone. I'd rather help someone else than feel too bad about things. But while I would like to believe that working hard will make it so that I can continue to do this, I'm well-aware doors have been opened for me. I was given opportunities from a very young age that I would not have otherwise had."

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With a teenage girl's impulse to rebel against anything endorsed by her mother, Qualley initially suppressed the urge to act. But when a boyfriend took her to a theater class in New York, she heard the call immediately. "I was like, 'Oh, great. I guess I'm going to try really hard to do this, actually, because it turns out I love it,'" she recalls.

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Her big break, after just a few months of rabid auditioning, was HBO's The Leftovers, in 2014. Two percent of the world's population had suddenly disappeared without explanation. Justin Theroux played her dad. Being on the show was "like a high pressure acting school," but Qualley definitely got straight A's. She comes across as a manically hard worker, and that jittery stream of energy bounces and clicks on screen: in the underrated Shane Black flick The Nice Guys, Netflix's live action version of Death Note, and this year's provocative Native Son, which premiered at Sundance. She indirectly put her ballet skills to use by going full Christopher Walken in a KENZO fragrance commercial directed by Spike Jonze, and again while depicting Broadway legend Ann Reinking in FX's wonderful biographical miniseries Fosse/Verdon.

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Reinking, it so happens, was Qualley's "number one icon as a kid." Now they talk regularly on the phone. Filming the show, opposite Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams as the titular choreography power couple, was a very specific dream realized. Somehow, quitting ballet has brought her closer to the artform she loves. "I feel, like, pinching myself lucky," she says. "I would never have had that opportunity if I'd strictly just been a dancer."

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"I feel, like, pinching myself lucky. I would never have had that opportunity if I'd strictly just been a dancer."

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She auditioned for Tarantino around the same period, with no expectations, and didn't hear anything back. So her father, who lives in Panama, suggested they play a trick on fate. "You know how if you interview for a job, the best thing to do is plan a vacation, because you definitely won't be able to take that vacation?" she asks. "My dad told me, book a ticket to Panama, and you'll get a Quentin Tarantino movie." So she got on the plane, and what do you know? Sitting on a remote beach with patchy cell reception, her agent rang to urgently request she fly home and read lines with Brad Pitt. "I was like, 'Nooo,'" she remembers. "'That's crazy!'"

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This month will mark the first time Qualley's father actually attends one of her premieres — like many dads before him, he's a huge Tarantino fan. "His favorite scene in movie history is the opening of From Dusk Till Dawn, so I've seen that particular one so many times, I know every single line." She punched in a few during filming, garnering some cred. She does a pretty good imitation of frequent Tarantino collaborator Michael Parks, whose Earl McGraw gets killed off in a fast station around the six minute mark. But not before getting super quotable: "Someone would say they needed a drink, and I'd be like,'I'm gonna get tanked tonight.'"

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An abstract re-telling of the Manson murders that focuses less on Tate and Polanski, more on the excellent chemistry of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is an unusually fresh exercise in nostalgia that's utterly idiosyncratic. Tarantino's somehow-coherent alternative version of LA in the summer of 1969 is packed with cameos, movie nerd references, and a surprising amount of Nazis. Qualley plays fictional Manson family member Pussycat, a Californian hippie girl in a crochet crop top who's gradually revealed as corrupt — summer fruit that's rotting at the core. Alongside a cast of creepy cult members living out on Spahn Ranch that includes Dunham, Dakota Fanning, and Austin Butler, she steals a surprising amount of screentime — and more than holds her own against Pitt, whose performance as cynical smirking stuntman Cliff Booth might just be a career best. "I'm in it more than I thought!" she laughs.

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As Pussycat, Qualley has the honor of appearing in a quintessential Tarantino/Richardson scene: the kind taking place in a moving vehicle. What happens between her and Pitt on that shut-down highway forms some of the most memorable footage on the entire reel, which is really saying something, because this thing clocks in at almost three hours. Going mostly by instinct, she plays Pussycat wild-eyed and confident, which is just what's required. She went method to reach the appropriate level of deranged, driving to work every day listening to Charles Manson's strange, psychedelic music in the car, then going to sleep watching documentaries about the cult leader lent to her by Tarantino. They gave her "terrifying nightmares." DVD recommendations aside, though, she says the director was encouraging and empowering and freakishly in tune with his actors.

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"There's this one part where I make some weird noise with my mouth," she recalls. "The first take I did not do that, but I had the instinct to do something, I wasn't sure what it was, but I didn't feel comfortable to take up space essentially just because I was so nervous to be there. And Quentin came up to me after the take and was like, 'Hey, did you want to make a noise or something?' And I was like, 'Yeah.' And he said, 'Do it. Listen to yourself.'"

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Tarantino foot fetish archivists will also be pleased with his latest tribute to the body part, starring the soles of Qualley, pressed up against the dashboard. "Oh, I'm aware," she says of the trope. "I have dancer's feet, though, so I was like, 'You don't want me to take my shoes off! I have disgusting feet. They've been mangled!' It was the one thing I'm scared about, more than any other body part. I was like, can we have a close up on my elbows instead?'"

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A wild ride, to say the least. "If that's my last ever movie," Qualley dryly jokes, "I had some good experiences." But you can expect to see much more of the actress (and her, for the record, perfectly nice) toes very soon. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is out July 26, and she's also leading a surefire hit adaptation of Joanna Rakoff's My Salinger Year, which just wrapped in Montreal. "I still feel like I definitely don't know what I'm doing," she continues. "What is life, dude? What is life?"


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Photographer: Jordan Walczak
Stylist: Mia Solkin
Stilst Assistant: Alexis Parente
Set Designer: Lauren Bahr
Makeup: Hung Vanngo
Hair: Rudy Martins
Nails: Nori
Husky: 辽宁快乐12走势图基本走势
Husky Owner: Alex Joneill







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