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Frieze Art Fair 2014 Randalls Island

The Frieze Art Fair has become New York's (most) favorite art fair, edging out the older Armory Show. ...

Heather Reid, Cross Words

Heather Reid got her musical start as the other half (along side Leisha Hailey) of the duo the Murmurs. ...

Military Ban on Nappy Hair

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.  And with these sister servicewomen enlisting in the military at higher rates than their white, ...

Are You Still a Slave, A Discussion At the Bell Hooks Residency

"Are You Still a Slave?" was the discussion during the week-long Bell Hooks Residency at the New School, paneled by Bell Hooks, trans-activist Janet Mock, author Marci Blackman, and filmmaker ...

The Charmed Jill Sobule

Singer songwriter Jill Sobule is back after five years, since her last release, with "Dottie's Charms." This is an album for the literati or should I say by the literati. ...

Ruthie Doyle Talks Puberty, Art, Film and Gardening

"LA VERNIA" is a film exploring the complex relationships between a young queer woman and the women in her life. ...

Correspondents Dinner, Orange is the New Black

If you've all but given up on following political news, the White House Correspondence Dinner is a good way to catch up on what you missed. ...

Mother Teresa’s Canonization Dissed

Pope Francis is not only a good pontiff as pastor, he is also a good pontiff as church politician. ...

May 2014 Horoscope

Now that we've made it through the grand cross, what's next? [–ed.] ...

Joan Osborne: The Complexities of Love and Hate

On her new record, Love and Hate, singer/songwriter Joan Osborne delves deeply into matters of the heart. ...

Ishita, Popularizing Surfing in India

Ishita is the first surfer girl in India. She taught herself how to catch and ride waves and is now inspiring other little grommit girls to hop on boards. ...

This Is the Interview About His Ancestor Ben Affleck Tried to Suppress
gawker
April 23, 2015

Ben Affleck really didn’t want people to know that one of his distant ancestors owned slaves--going so far as to lobby celebrity genealogy TV show Finding Your Roots to suppress the segment in which that ancestor is discussed. But we got our hands on a copy of the script...

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You've Been Shot by a Smooth Photographer: The World of Michael Jackson Impersonators
hyperallergic.com
April 23, 2015

On a cool March night last year, I arrived at the bowling alley/concert venue Brooklyn Bowl to celebrate a good friend's 30th birthday. I had spent the previous week eagerly anticipating the event, not because we'd be seeing a performance by a musician

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The Whitney’s Downtown Move
The New Yorker
April 21, 2015

Peter Schjeldahl on Renzo Piano’s new museum building, and on its inaugural show, “America Is Hard to See.”

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Scholar Discovers Hidden Annotations in a Welsh Manuscript
hyperallergic
April 21, 2015

Ghostly images have been discovered in one of the UK’s most important medieval manuscripts. The phantoms were found in the Black Book of Carmarthen at the National Library of Wales — the earliest surviving text written in Welsh, containing the oldest poems about

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Laverne Cox Goes Nude for Allure: 'I Felt This Could Be Really Powerful'
Yahoo UK
April 16, 2015

Another year, another round of actresses who dare to bare it all in Allure.

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Rapture in the ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’
The Boston Globe
April 16, 2015

“Clouds of Sils Maria” finds the mercurial French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and a trio of excellent, unexpected actresses playing mind games with the audience. But what mind games!

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Why do lesbians earn more than straight women?
Slate
April 16, 2015

April 14 is this year’s Equal Pay Day, chosen because it marks the point in 2015 when women’s earnings finally reach parity with what men earned in 2014.

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As School Relents, Louisiana Lesbian Receives Custom Tuxedo for Prom
Advocate.com
April 16, 2015

Claudetteia Love earned recognition for speaking out about her school's discriminatory policy — and now she'll be dancing in style with a custom-made suit from LGBT clothiers.

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Matalan Has A New Ad Campaign Featuring Lesbian And Gay Families And It's Completely Gorgeous
BuzzFeed News
April 16, 2015

This clothing brand is showing Britain in all its diverse loveliness. BuzzFeed News spoke to the LGBT families featured in the adverts...

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Hillary Clinton has a new position on same-sex marriage
CNN.com
April 16, 2015

As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage. Now she says it should be a right.

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At center of Supreme Court gay marriage case, a story of love amid crippling disease
LA Times
April 16, 2015

There are more than 30 plaintiffs in the gay marriage lawsuits that will be argued before the Supreme Court this month.

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Recurring Waves of Arrival: Elaine de Kooning’s Portraits, from Loft Dwellers to JFK
hyperallergic.com
April 14, 2015

“I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman ...

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I'd Bottom For Hillary Shirts Are Now On Sale
buzzfeed.com
April 14, 2015

This shirt is for all you out there that would drop pants, bend over and bottom for Hillary Rodham Clinton, reads one of the shirt...

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Affirmative Action Isn’t Reverse Racism
Al Jazeera America
April 14, 2015

Claiming that diversity policies help certain minorities over others is tacky, ahistorical and inaccurate

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Reading Racist Literature
The New Yorker
April 14, 2015

How do you rehabilitate your love for art works based on expired and inhuman social values?

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Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill
The Root
April 14, 2015

With the state of black women in this country, putting one of these icons on U.S. currency is not progress—it’s hush money.

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The Dire 17th-Century Origins of the Purvi Patel Feticide Verdict 
jezebel.com
April 10, 2015

When you’re a historian specializing in early modern European history, it’s not often that your area of expertise is relevant to modern politics—and when it is, the situation is rarely good.

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YouTube rarely promotes black YouTube stars, even during Black History Month
Fusion
April 10, 2015

Here's the deal: YouTube is a platform for anyone. But YouTube chooses to promote channels and personalities that the company deems worthy of views by

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Toni Morrison's New Novel, 'God Help the Child': On Letting Go of Childhood Trauma
The Root
April 10, 2015

In God Help the Child, the acclaimed author gives us characters who are broken by childhood trauma but find solace in each other.

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