天津快乐十分开奖结果走势图:PAPER - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/PAPERen-usMon, 22 Jul 2019 05:05:17 -0000https://assets.rbl.ms/19068909/210x.png//www.xqkq.net/PAPER - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划Renata Klein Steals the 'Big Little Lies' Finale - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/renata-klein-big-little-lies-2639296966.html

On Sunday, HBO aired the seventh, and final episode of the second season — and possibly the entire series — of its hit show Big Little Lies. And though this season's already star-studded cast gets that much more star power with multi-award winning actor Meryl Streep, fans online have been showing the most love to the one true BLL meme queen, Renata Klein (Laura Dern).

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Dern has delivered the most iconic lines this season, with no holds barred when it comes to unleashing Renata's rage. The one that stuck most has been her line, "I will not not be rich!" And, truly, since then she has become everyone's spirit animal. With her last act in the season two finale — wherein she takes a bat to her lying, cheating, scammer of a husband's precious toy train set — she solidifies her place on the Internet's digital landscape as a true #mood.

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Here's a collection of tweets in celebration of Sunday's final episode, "I Want to Know," and in honor of the queen Renata Klein.







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Now, give Laura Dern her Emmy!

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Peppa Pig's Height Is Alarming the Internet - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/peppa-pig-height-2639295610.html

One of the things that's been bothering the Internet lately is the question: how tall is Peppa Pig? On Friday, Twitter user @reedushiddles tweeted a screenshot of the phrase "peppa pig height" typed out on Google's search engine, and the tweeter captioned the photo, "rt if you're shorter than peppa pig." As it turns out, everyone's favorite British cartoon pig is over seven feet tall.

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As another user @Memeulous points out, sharing a similar image of the result of the Google search for Peppa's height, "this is terrifying."

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These facts come out after Iggy Azalea's "feud" with the animated preschool icon. Azalea jokingly retweeted Peppa's announcement post for the piglet's first album, and added, "It's over for me now."

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And just as the Iggy feud got a lot of attention, the revelation about the beloved character's height also resulted in some hilarious tweets from the Internet. Here are some of our favorites:

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Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:59:20 +0000//www.xqkq.net/peppa-pig-height-2639295610.htmlInternet cultureTwitterTwitter.comViralMemeMemesFunnyPeppa pigJasmine Ting
Marvel's First LGBTQ Hero Is Here - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/marvel-lgbtq-valkyrie-tessa-thompson-2639294247.html

Marvel is going gay, and stans are here for it! On Saturday night at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel revealed their plans for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one of their biggest announcements involves the announcement of their first LGBTQ hero: Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie.

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At SDCC one of the films in the Phase 4 timeline is Thor: Love and Thunder, wherein Natalie Portman's character Jane is set to play the female Thor. Valkyrie, who is the new king of Asgard (after Thor has ventured of with the Guardians of the Galaxy in Avengers: Endgame), will also be featured in the film. And during her time onstage with Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waikiki, Thompson said, "First of all, as king, she needs to find her queen."

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In an interview with io9 after the SDCC Marvel panel, Kevin Feige confirmed the news that Valkyrie will be involved in an LGBTQ storyline. "The answer is yes," Feige said. "How that impacts the story remains to be seen with that level of representation you'll see across our films, not in just Thor 4."

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Thor: Love and Thunder is set to come out in November 2021.

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Aside from Thompson, actor Lauren Ridloff is also representing as the first deaf superhero in the MCU as she'll play the role of Makkari in The Eternals, which also stars Angelina Jolie and is set to come out in November 2020.

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Swedish PM Responds to Trump's Plea for A$AP Rocky - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/trump-asap-rocky-sweden-response-2639288807.html

Donald Trump is attempting to come to A$AP Rocky's rescue after the rapper got detained in Stockholm, Sweden for alleged assault. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian brought the matter to POTUS's attention, and he has since claimed that he's had "a very good call" with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan L?fven, who told him "A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly." Now L?fven has released a statement saying that Rocky won't be given any special treatment.

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The prime minister's spokesperson released a statement on Saturday, clarifying that his government "neither can nor will try to influence the judicial process." He wrote, "It was a friendly and respectful phone call which lasted about 20 minutes. The Prime Minister made sure to point out that the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts, are completely independent."

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It was announced on Friday that A$AP Rocky — born with the legal name Rakim Mayers — will remain in jail while police finish their investigation into a fight in downtown Stockholm. The 30-year-old was arrested with three other people a day after headlining the Smash x Stadion hip-hop festival in the Swedish capital, and has been detained since July 5th.

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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 22:33:03 +0000//www.xqkq.net/trump-asap-rocky-sweden-response-2639288807.htmlAsap rockyA$ap rockyTrumpDonald trumpPoliticsSwedenStockholmFamous peopleCelebrityCelebritiesJasmine Ting
#HEATWAVE2019 Is Trending - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/heat-wave-2019-2639288468.html

The heat is obviously getting to people. The excessive heat warning for New York City and Southern New York State won't be letting up until Sunday evening, and the heat wave is expected to hit two-thirds of the entire country. People are not-so-but-kind-of-literally melting down, and they're tweeting about it with the hashtag #HEATWAVE2019.

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According to CNN, over 85 % of the lower 48's population will be experiencing temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and more than half will be experiencing temperatures above 95 degrees for the next few days. There have even been warnings and guidelines regarding staying safe while hitting the beach with such record-high temperatures.

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And while going online won't solve this issue brought to us by climate change, nor will Twitter help you take your mind off the excruciating heat, these tweets will help you laugh through the miserable weather.

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As other tweeters have pointed out, the temperatures the lower 48 are experiencing are not foreign to states such as Nevada or Arizona. However, all jokes aside, this is not normal for the states declaring an emergency, and definitely not a good sign in terms of where our environment is headed and humanity's — and all life on Earth's — future.

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We all need to read more about simple, day-to-day things you can do to help Mother Earth. You can start here.

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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 20:51:26 +0000//www.xqkq.net/heat-wave-2019-2639288468.htmlInternet cultureMemeMemesHeat waveWeather#heatwave2019#heatwaveClimate changeGlobal warmingCareTwitterTwitter.comHashtagTrendingViralFunnyJasmine Ting
Justin Bieber Calls Out Donald Trump - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/justin-bieber-asap-rocky-trump-2639286587.html

President of the United States Donald Trump has made rapper A$AP Rocky's arrest in Stockholm his business after having a chat with his good ol' friend Kanye West. Since then, Kim Kardashian West has also expressed her thanks to Trump, and to the secretary of state as well as Jared Kushner via Twitter. But Justin Bieber, who is also Rocky's friend, took this time to draw attention to a more pressing matter.

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On Saturday, the Canadian pop singer tweeted, "I want my friend out.. I appreciate you trying to help him. But while your at it @realDonaldTrump can you also let those kids out of cages?"

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The tweet has since gotten almost half a million likes, and over 100K retweets. And, naturally, Twitter trolls have also taken to the replies to send hateful messages, pointing out the singer's — who is now married to American fashion model Hailey Baldwin — nationality. But the conversation in the thread has also led to discussions on who put the said "cages" in place.

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Many of the conservative tweeters point out that it was Obama who built the cages, and that none of this is Trump's fault. But, as AP points out, though the chain-link fences in the McAllen Center was made during the Obama administration, "conditions for detained migrants deteriorated sharply during a surge of Central American arrivals under Trump, particularly in El Paso, Texas." In other words, the current conditions of the facilities, and the holding of children there is all the call of the Trump administration.

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And to circle back to Bieber's tweet, he isn't placing blame on anyone, but simply asking that Trump set the children free. Many fans are rejoicing for JB taking a political stance.


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To learn more about what's actually happening at the border, and who's deciding to separate families, read more here.

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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 16:29:48 +0000//www.xqkq.net/justin-bieber-asap-rocky-trump-2639286587.htmlFamous peoplePoliticsJustin bieberDonald trumpCelebrityCelebritiesInternet culturePotusWorld newsTwitterTwitter.comImmigrationImmigration and customs enforcementImmigrantsJasmine Ting
The Internet Is Here for Blue Ivy's Singing Debut - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/blue-ivy-brown-skin-girl-2639286216.html

On Friday, Beyoncé's highly-anticipated The Lion King-inspired album, The Gift, dropped. And it is truly a gift from the goddess Queen Bey. The Internet is going nuts over the album, as expected. But what no one really anticipated was Blue Ivy Carter's musical debut.

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The track "Brown Skin Girl" features SAINt JHN and WizKid, and Blue Ivy, who opens the song with JHN before Mama Bey jumps in for the second verse. Blue's vocals also close the song, wrapping it up perfectly. Fans were also surprised to see the seven-year-old's name in the writing credits. User @willyonce99 points out, "MY BABY BLUE IVY GOT A WRITING CREDIT ON 'BROWN SKIN GIRL'!!!!ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD & ALREADY GOT A DISCOGRAPHY!!!"

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It looks like Blue Ivy's already got a fan base going with her first vocal, with stans going crazy on Twitter.


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Aside from Blue's singing, people are also saying the song left them in tears because of the message it sends to all "brown skin girls" about their beauty, but also because of WizKid and Beyoncé's smooth harmonizing for the main chorus.





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Bey also gives a much-appreciated shoutout to her girl Kelly Rowland, and actor Lupita Nyong'o, which makes the song even more powerful.

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Listen to "Brown Skin Girl" and the rest of The Gift below.


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Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:42:18 +0000//www.xqkq.net/blue-ivy-brown-skin-girl-2639286216.htmlBeyonceBeyoncé'BeyoncéLion kingLion king the giftBlue ivy carterBlue ivyJay-zJay zThe lion kingThe lion king: the giftMusicFamous peopleThe cartersCelebrityCelebritiesJasmine Ting
Lupita Nyong'o Reacting to Beyoncé's Name-Check Is Pure Joy - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/lupita-nyongo-beyonce-2639281580.html

Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift is, truly, the gift that just keeps on giving. And it seems as if Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o would also whole-heartedly agree.

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Related | Breaking Down Beyoncé's 11 Looks From the "Spirit" Video

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For those of you who've been obsessively replaying the album since it came out last night, you'll know that Beyoncé has a song on there called "Brown Skin Girl" — a gorgeous anthem dedicated to dark-skinned women.

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And amidst the nods to Naomi Campbell and Kelly Rowland, there's also a big shoutout to Nyong'o, in which Bey sings, "She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin / Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in."

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Needless to say, Nyong'o was over-the-moon about the name-check. Taking to her Instagram earlier today, the actor posted a short clip of herself dancing to the track, writing, "Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!!" And it's truly, the sweetest thing you'll see today.

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Listen to the track in its entirety, below.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:54:42 +0000//www.xqkq.net/lupita-nyongo-beyonce-2639281580.htmlLupita nyong'oBeyonceThe lion kingThe lion king: the giftMusicFilmNaomi campbellKelly rowlandFamous peopleSandra Song
A$AP Rocky's Detainment Addressed By the Trump Administration - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/asap-rocky-trump-sweden-2639281221.html

It looks like President Trump is getting involved in the fight to free A$AP Rocky.

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The Washington Post reports that a Swedish court ruled earlier today that the rapper would be detained for an additional week while prosecutors determine what charges to file against him. The rapper was arrested earlier this month after a fight broke out between his crew and two young men in downtown Stockholm on June 30. According to reports, Rocky is being held in solitary confinement in "inhumane conditions," and potentially faces serious assault charges that could result in a six-year prison sentence.

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Related | Everything to Know About A$AP Rocky's Sweden Arrest

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Rocky's continued detainment has kicked off an online #FreeRocky movement and led numerous politicians, as well as fellow celebrities, to lobby for his release. And amongst Rocky's supporters are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who purportedly contacted Jared Kushner about the issue.

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That said, it appears as if the Kardashian-Wests finally got to White House, as Trump has apparently told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to prioritize working with Swedish authorities to free Rocky.

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Not only that, but per a White House pool report, Trump addressed the situation earlier this morning. He also tweeted about the situation, claiming that he would "be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky."

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According to the publication, Trump added that while he doesn't know Rocky personally, "many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, 'Could you help?'"

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"He has tremendous support from the African American community in this country," Trump said. "And when I say African American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country. Because we are all one."

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:17:42 +0000//www.xqkq.net/asap-rocky-trump-sweden-2639281221.htmlAsap rockyTrumpKim kardashianKanye westJared kushnerSwedenFamous peoplePoliticsSandra Song
Sky Ferreira Debuts New Song 'Descending' - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/sky-ferreira-descending-2639281003.html

Sky Ferreira debuted her new song, "Descending" — the second single off her forthcoming album, Masochism during her set at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival.

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And while the set was plagued with sound issues from the get-go, Ferreira continued to soldier through — following her cover of 'Til Tuesday's 2009 hit, "Voices Carry," with an announcement that she would be performing a new song that would be "coming out very soon."

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Ever the perfectionist though, Ferreira restarted the track a few times, before taking a break to perform "Everything Is Embarrassing," so that they could deal with the sound problem. However, judging from videos of the performance, "Descending" looked to be well worth the wait.

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Check out a few clips from the performance, below.

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Beyonce Delivers 11 Power Looks in 'Spirit' Music Video - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/every-beyonce-spirit-video-look-2639224100.html

Beyonce is a master of making major fashion moves, from iconic sheer body moments at the Met Gala to show stopping fresh-off-the-runway pieces on tour. In her jaw-dropping music video 'Spirit' for the Lion King, Queen B teamed up with her brilliant stylist, Zerina Akers to serve not one, not two, but 11 looks. From shell embellished harnesses to ivory fringe outerwear, here is everything you need to know.

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Beyoncé wears a Valentino Spring 2019 Couture gown and a Bizarre Fetish Couture minidress.

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Beyoncé wears a Norma Kamali Resort 2020 dress and Lynn Ban gold earrings and cuffs styled by Zerina Akers.

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Beyoncé wears a bespoke Tongoro BAMAKO suit and durag, CAIRO facepiece and TONGORO earrings.


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Beyoncé wears a pearl embellished Maison Alexandrine dress and custom cowrie shell and chain harness by Laurel Dewitt.

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Beyoncé wears a custom moonlight blue fringe bodysuit by Laurel Dewitt.

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Beyoncé dances in a Fall 2019 collection Ivory Fringe Coat by Hyun Mi Nielsen.


Blue Ivy makes a cameo wearing a custom lavender tulle dress by Microwave styled by Manuel Mendez.

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Beyoncé wears a body hugging cobalt blue hooded wrap dress with stacked golden bangles.

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Beyoncé and her tribe of dancers wear crimson red tasseled body suits.

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Beyonce stuns in a fiery red plisse gown and golden Lynn Ban earrings.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:58:06 +0000//www.xqkq.net/every-beyonce-spirit-video-look-2639224100.htmlBeyonceSpiritLionkingThelionkingStyledbyzerinaakersMadeinafricaAlexandrinehautecoutureLaureldewittMarkfastShaharartTongoroCameron Williams
Kendall Jenner Shares Nude Pictures on Instagram - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/kendall-jenner-nude-photos-instagram-2639277652.html

After stunning fans with a gorgeous editorial for Vogue Italia earlier this year, where she appeared nude, Kendall Jenner once again suprised her followers with another series of nude images.


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Shot by celebrated photographer Mert Alas, the supermodel is seen in a range of artistic poses, including one where she is holding a director's chair titled 'Mert' and with a black sticker across her nipples.

Captioned simply with a black heart, Jenner did not reveal what the photos were for. Regardless fans were impressed!


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"So Beautiful!!!" one user commented. "Gorgeous!" another added, with many also confused at the purpose of the image.

Is it for another magazine editorial or perhaps a campaign? Jenner seems to be keeping up the mystery.

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Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:51:25 +0000//www.xqkq.net/kendall-jenner-nude-photos-instagram-2639277652.htmlKendall jennerMert alasVogue italiaInstagramNudesJeena Sharma
Welcome to Chloe Mk's World of Gloom-Pop - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/chloe-mks-fantasy-2639277550.html

When Chloe Kohanski, now known as chloe mk, won Season 13 of The Voice in 2017, she immediately went to work on cultivating her next chapter. Just like her coach on the show, Miley Cyrus, she has re-emerged, reinvented and ready to show the world a side they haven't seen yet. Her new EP, Fantasy, is just as the title implies — a fantasy world beyond explanation, a deep dive into the crystalline waters of the outermost edges of pop music.

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The most blistering tracks on the EP are the ones that talk about nostalgia but with a modern pop spin, the tracks sound futuristic. On "To Be Young," the opener, the retro-futurism contrast is no more evident than when chloe mk sings longingly for her youth, her vocals buzzed by the frequencies of the dance-pop instrumental underneath them. She is soaring above youth, above the present, into a glitching nostalgia that's enhanced by a bent-over melody. It's gloomy without being melancholic, and jovial without seeming content.

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To fully understand Fantasy is probably to have been in the room where it was made — and from what chloe tells me, it was happenstance. The best art comes by chance, though, and the most glorious music comes from the purposeful collision of sounds. Not only is the debut project a pleasant surprise, but it's the direct result of years of listening, consuming, and testing on chloe's part.

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PAPER sat down to talk with chloe mk about Fantasy, the impactful messages behind the tracks, and her foray into "gloom-pop."

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When you were in Nashville were you involved in the music scene performing at shows?

It's a weird situation. I loved to sing my whole life, but it was never really — I don't even know how to say it. It was never presented to me as an actual career option. I was in a small town outside of Nashville. Nashville is a music city, but it's country music primarily. There's some cool pop music that's coming out. There's R&B and blues, but really I feel like it's going to be a while before it's anything but the country-pop hub.

I played shows, but honestly, there are so many musicians in Nashville that you pay to play. I didn't have any money. I was working at a coffee shop. I would play a gig every few nights, but it was a small place — maybe 20 people there. I never really broke through because I was never doing country music. I was always doing rock or folk, kind of the same stuff I did on The Voice. I don't play the instruments. I didn't know producers. I really had never dipped into this world until after the show. I was like, "I love this music. I'll always love rock music. That's a part of me. That's a part of my upbringing, but I want to take this moment. I can either just keep doing what I'm doing or I can kind of pivot and actually do something a little scary and put myself out there, go into a real studio and work with people who write for bigger artists that I listen to." I've always loved pop music. I've always loved indie, even electronic, even trap. I'm so inspired by all kinds of music, but there's never been a time like this. I was like, "I don't want to just get used to this one thing that I do." I'm obsessed with artists like Lady Gaga. I'm obsessed with artists like Lana Del Rey. I'm obsessed with so many strong women who don't just flex with one thing.

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They resist genres!

They wake up and do what they feel. This is my first time being able to flex and be like, "What do I sound like in this capacity — and do I love it?" Obviously, the answer is: "Fuck yes." This feels like I woke up and I'm like, "This is who I am." This is just as much a part of me as anything I've done.

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I love the songs on Fantasy. Of course, you can hear the rock. You can hear all these influences, but you have a pop sensibility. Pop music is moving towards single releases, but you have this really great and cohesive EP. I'm wondering how you went about assembling that, choosing the songs for that, and what kind of mood you were looking for?

I'm pretty sentimental. I love specific moments in time where it feels like a change or a shift. I met the producer that I wrote "To Be Young" with a year ago right at this time. I had done so many sessions for a couple of weeks that were out in LA. I was working with whoever I could, trying to push myself and get out of my comfort zone and learn from everyone. It was so exhausting. The last day of the trip, I had this session with the producer. I was so over it. I was like, "I'm exhausted. My voice is tired. I'm tired. I don't know if I'm ever going to write." What's inside my mind is so hard to get out and communicate. I almost canceled this session. I came to find out the producer, who was Peter Nappi, he almost canceled the session as well. Sizzy Rocket, who I just opened up for on her tour, she was also going to cancel the session. We were all going to give up and cancel the session, and we walk in and within, I'm not even kidding, 35 minutes, we wrote the majority of "To Be Young," which is the first song I released.


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That's amazing!

It was such a weird mental space that I thought was so beautiful, what you do when you stop trying so hard or you stop feeling like you have to do something. We all just kind of gave up, did it anyway, and ended up setting the tone for this project. I was so obsessed. I was like, "This song. This message. This girl. Who is this persona? What is this story? What is this character?" I was freaking out because every time, I was like: "How are we doing this? How is this possible?" We obviously talked Republic, with my management team. We were like, "What's the best way to put these out?" At this point, we had so many other songs that we were working on. I know it's all about content right now, and I know it is a single release time, but this EP was such a specific time.

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Of course.

I was like, "Let's just put them out together so that people, even if they don't know that story, can experience the moment in time."

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That's what makes this so cohesive. In my head, I kept calling it "gloom-pop." I was going to compare it a bit to The Weeknd, the record he put out back in 2015. There's definitely an overhang of a specific mood.

Did you say "gloom-pop?"

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Gloom, like "gloomy," and then "pop."

Whoa! I love that. Thank you so much! I never thought about that. I love that so much. I feel like we were spending some time trying to — that question obviously comes up. I'm not a huge fan, in any scenario, of making something feel confined or putting a label on it, but it is important. It's something that connects. Before people listen to your music, if they see a word or they see something that entices them, that is so important.

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Oh, yeah!

I was like: "What is this now?" So thank you so much for saying that because I'm still trying to wrap my own head around it. "What is this feeling?" It's not a total downer, but it's not a total upper. So, thank you for saying that, I'm obsessed.

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Even the song titles resist that kind of labeling too, because you have a song called "David Bowie" on the EP. You see a song called "David Bowie," and before I clicked play, I expected it to sound like a David Bowie song. I was so taken aback and pleasantly surprised to hear such an original take. Can you talk to me about that track a little bit?

Absolutely. I feel like I say this about every song, but that one actually is so special to me. It's always a toss-up between that song and "Ride." Those are both my favorites on the EP. I don't know what it is about David Bowie. I feel like one day I was sitting and I was on Twitter. I saw someone say "I miss..." It wasn't David Bowie, but it was another artist who had passed away. They tweeted, "I miss." You feel like you know an artist and when they pass away, it affects you. If you're a listener and a true believer in this artist, you are changed. It's not the same. Then I immediately thought, "It's the same concept as losing someone in any form in your life." You go back and forth with the emotions of, "I love you so much/ I miss you so much," and then how you go through all the steps of grief. It can sometimes turn into you saying, "I wasted my time because you're not here anymore. I'm bitter and I'm hurting." I didn't want to do the poetic take of what that feeling is. That's why the chorus is, "You're not here/ It's not the same, it's not ok." Those things are just simple phrases, almost like you could send those as multiple text messages to someone. That simplicity of, "Don't overdo it." In whatever form, losing someone is a pain that you can't strive to make it. You can't overdo it. I can't claim to know what everyone feels, but I know in the ways I've experienced loss, and I know how I feel. I will never forget the day David Bowie passed away. I will actually never forget that day because I woke up in the middle of the night and it was the first thing on my phone. I had to lay there. It was almost like everything stopped. I hope people just feel like maybe if no one really ever heard their exact pain or their exact feelings, they listen to that and they feel it.

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You made it a bop, too, though.

It is! You can also have a moment with it in a positive way. The main this is just feeling heard and feeling like "Oh fuck, this person isn't coming back and what do I do with this information?" Even the part where it's like, "I can't wait for you forever." You have to move on. Sometimes songs that are about losing someone, they don't always touch on that part. That's a huge part as well. You'll never forget them, but there is a human part of us that must move on, and that has an effect on your mental state.


Photos courtesy of Brian Ziff

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"We deserve a president who is going to change the system in a way that works for everyone," human rights advocate, political commentator and trans activist Ashlee Marie Preston passionately proclaimed during ESSENCE festival in New Orleans earlier this month. "And that person is Elizabeth Warren!" Backstage, a beaming Warren watched with rapt attention on a monitor as she and her team cheered on Preston. Later, Warren shared an Instagram shot of her with Preston, smiling with an energy mirroring Warren's.

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Preston has been a political critic and activist for years, writing for publications like Teen Vogue, Billboard, VICE, and Playboy. She is a fixture on The Young Turks network where she discusses complex sociopolitical issues, and regularly speaks at universities, rallies, protests, think tanks, and cultural events all over the world. At this point there is no clear frontrunner for 2020, and whereas in the 2016 Democratic primaries, the race was more clearly divided between the progressive camp and mainstream moderates, in the 2020 primaries, there are several progressive candidates (as well as several moderate candidates) all looking to court similar voters. And as every Democratic candidate is vying for support from prominent progressive voices, it's notable when high profile names like Preston's's share an endorsement.


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And what's perhaps just as notable, is how quickly certain topics and issues that might have been seen as on the fringe in 2016 have become topics of serious consideration — if not outright mainstream — in this cycle. From universal healthcare to reparations, decriminalization of illegal immigration to tuition-free college, more and more big ideas are being embraced by Democratic candidates, including Warren. Along with this comes a certain consideration of and fluency for talking about issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and intersectionality that was little discussed even four years ago.

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In an interview with PAPER, Warren shared, "We need to build a lasting foundation for LGBTQ+ rights until each and every person feels safe to be who they are and to love who they love. As president, I would fight to extend protections for LGBTQ+ Americans, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, who continue to face discrimination in housing, education, employment, and health care.

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"I recently reintroduced the Refund Equality Act, which would allow same-sex couples to claim the tax refunds they were denied before marriage equality was the law of the land. The murder of trans Americans is a crisis. In 2018, at least 26 trans people were murdered in the US, the majority Black transgender women. We will fight this and we will continue to say their names: Dana Martin. Ashanti Carmon. Claire Legato. Muhlaysia Booker. Paris Cameron. Michelle 'Tamika' Washington. Chynal Lindsey. Jazzaline Ware. Chanel Scurlock. Zoe Spears. I'm committed to fighting side-by-side until all Americans can live with dignity, autonomy, and the freedom to be who they are."

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It's Warren's understanding of these issues that perhaps matters most to activists like Preston who support her candidacy. "I needed to know that candidates had a firm understanding of intersectionality," Preston clarifies. "Just because a candidate is Black, doesn't mean they understand the plight of Black trans women or incarcerated Black people. Just because a candidate is a member of the LGBTQ community doesn't mean they would necessarily understand the gross neglect of LGBTQ senior citizens, or the challenges of homeless queer youth, or the racism, sexism, and transphobia that plagues the community. Just because a candidate is a woman, doesn't mean she understands the need to protect sex workers, survivors of sexual violence, or reproductive options and rights for low-income families and underserved communities. Without understanding intersectionality, a candidate is not prepared to do the layered work of bringing about the structural changes necessary to make America feel like a beacon of liberty for everyone."

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In reacting to Preston's endorsement, Senator Warren went on to cite Preston's work being "on the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and trans visibility, tirelessly speaking up for the marginalized and confronting the epidemic of violence facing the trans community, and, in particular, trans women of color."

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Preston continues, "When I spent some time with her backstage, I was struck by the immense gratitude that poured from her heart," Preston reveals. "A sharp contrast from her hearing floor heroics, she was one of the most humble, nurturing, and joyous people you could ever meet. Her attributes as an attentive listener, folksy truth-teller, and her grounded perspective not only made her relatable — it made her my choice for president."

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Warren's relatability has been key to her success, successfully creating a national grassroots campaign, now with enough political clout to put her among the top runners of the 2020 Democratic ticket (Warren brought in $19.1 million over the last three months, as opposed to Sanders' $18 million and Harris' $12 million — Warren's donations average $28).

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"This campaign is about grassroots, about the doors knocked on, the phone calls made, the texts sent — at house parties and town halls across all 50 states and 7 territories," Warren tells us. "It's about people of all ages and backgrounds engaging with big ideas — more and more people getting in the fight and saying, this matters to me. Maybe it's universal child care, student loan debt cancellation, Medicare for All, or immigration reform — these big ideas affect all of our lives in real ways, and that's what makes them worth fighting for.

It's easy to give up. To be cynical. To take in everything that's happening in the news right now and decide, it's just too hard. But that's exactly what people told the suffragettes, the early labor organizers, civil rights leaders, and the LGBTQ+ rights activists who got marriage equality to become the law of the land. We've got to keep reminding ourselves that progress is hard won: we are where we are today because every one of them stayed in the fight."

Photo Courtesy of Ashlee Marie Preston


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A Tom Ford Skincare Line Is Coming - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/tom-ford-skincare-2639276237.html

Empty your wallets and pull out your credit cards, because Tom Ford is officially getting in the skincare game. The designer, who already runs a phenomenally successful clothing and makeup line, both of which have led the company to acquire over a billion dollars in revenue, has partnered with with Estée Lauder Companies Inc. to launch Tom Ford Research, WWD reports.

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The collection has reportedly been three years in the making. Furthermore, Estée Lauder gave Ford his own lab to create the products along with a team of researchers. "I wanted to start a serious skincare arm and have it be science-based," Ford told WWD. "This is a real skincare product and regimen. I'm not a designer who has thrown his name on a beautifully packaged cream.

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The initial launch will feature two primary products: Serum Concentrate ($350) and Crème Concentrate ($450).
Formulated with caffeine derived from gyokuro, a Japanese green tea, and rare extract of white porcelain cacao, the products went through over 75 different lab trials. "Years ago, a dermatologist told me that the best thing for puffy eyes was moist tea bags. Every time I did it, I noticed that it also moisturized my skin," the designer said. "Caffeine became one of the most important things we researched." Inspired by Asian skincare practices, the products will also include glycolic, lactic and hyaluronic acids and peptides.

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The Tom Ford Skincare line is set for an initial launch across Saks Fifth Avenue and Tom Ford stores in the U.S. this August followed by a global launch in September.

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Photo via Getty

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Sabrina Carpenter's Next Act - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/sabrina-carpenter-singular-act2-2639276194.html

Very rarely is there an artist that can straddle, move between, and operate within, the areas of child star, pop star, and musical force. Disney is a factory for these types of creatives, bolstering the careers of Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus fairly early on. For years, however, its seemed that the media giant — and the Disney Channel more specifically — had slowed down on its output of multi-platform personalities with indefinite longevity. Sabrina Carpenter, former star of Girl Meets World, happens to be one of the few Disney-christened stars in recent years to carve out such a powerful foothold in the mainstream, and her star power is only growing.

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Appearing in films like The Hate U Give and The Short History of the Long Road, rising on social media as a top Instagram presence, in addition to touring with her critically-acclaimed pop records, Carpenter is blazing down a path towards household name-status, if you don't already consider her one. There's something different about her from the past incarnations of Disney mega stars-turned-pop powerhouses, though, and it has to do with her music on a more fundamental level.

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Carpenter has managed to maintain an elevated sense of sonic integrity throughout her career. This is not to say that those who came before her did not maintain that same level of independent vision and artistry, but to look at Cyrus' post-Disney breakout, "Can't Be Tamed," and to try and compare it in terms of autonomy is tough. Carpenter, conversely, is acutely aware of her stake in the game, as she acknowledges repeatedly on her newest album, Singular Act II.

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On "Exhale," the emotional apex of the record, Carpenter tackles the topic of anxiety, and not from some over-generalized, sugar-coated stance. She addresses anxieties that are specific to her, something that artists of the past might have once been encouraged to shy away from: "I listen to the labels, listen to the man/ Try to keep a sense of knowing who I am." It's a line that's tough to swallow, and is squeezed into a record so diverse in sound and emotion that it doesn't stand out as an anomaly, but rather a highlight of a truly great standalone pop record.

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"Fakin'" demonstrates her melodic prowess and pushes it to a beastly boundary, one that dares listeners to not bob along like you're four drinks in at a college day rage. "Tell Em" demonstrates a similar ability, but it's rooted in a Pop&B sensibility, a genre blend ushered in by the likes of Ariana Grande and Kelela. Each song on Singular Act II draws on something different, a reference we haven't yet seen invoked by Carpenter in her discography thus far, making it ironic that the record bears the title of "singular." In all actuality, it's a culmination of pop eras — a rich plurality that separates itself from anything modern hit-writing has tried to glue together in recent years.

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PAPER sat down with Sabrina Carpenter to talk about the new record, her approach to songwriting, and the unseen difficulties she experienced while creating the Singular era.


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Let's start with the idea that Singular Act II is a conclusion to the first half. What are you closing the door on with this record?

I mean, to be honest, I literally just turned 20. I feel that when I finished writing this record, this was kind of closing out a chapter of my life, in general, and musically, I think it's not a closing chapter, but the opening to whatever is coming next. Singular was initially slated to all be one album of 16-17 songs. I just wanted to do something different. I had never really released an album in parts before, and I really wanted my fans to be able to hear each and every song. The way we digest music nowadays is at such a rapid pace that things get lost so easily. Those were also themes within the album that I decided I was ready to talk about in Act II. Each and every song stands alone on both sides of the album. I didn't want any song to sound like another song, but I wanted it to feel cohesive. It'll be nostalgic and bittersweet. It's not the end of this album cycle, because technically I'm just putting out this other half, so there will be so much life for it to live. Mentally, I'm already onto the next thing. I'm so excited for everyone to finally hear it.

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When you said that you wanted each song to sound different, it comes through when listening. It's an extremely varied pop record, and you have a lot of influences. Does creating such an album come naturally, or do you consciously pull from different areas of your life?

I feel like, personally, when I go to write a song or I'm in the studio, I'm not going in with a specific sound. I'm not going in with a specific word or concept. I just like to talk, I like to see where the day takes us. I always have ideas in my phone and I write down things exactly how I feel in the moment because I know I'll need them later. That's how so many of these songs and stories came to life. I did have "Almost Love" as a title in my phone for over a year, and then something happened in my life where I was sued, so, "Sue Me!" That's funny, maybe I'll use that one day. These things, they come in handy much later, but I never really like to tell a song what to be. I like the song to tell me what to make it, in a weird way. That was very confusing, now that I listen back to it.

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I feel like it makes a lot of sense.

When I was younger, I started posting covers on YouTube. To be honest with you, I was always so drawn to so many different genres and to so many artists. I was posting covers of Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N' Roses, then I was covering Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood at the same time. I was always very drawn to different things. When creating my own record, I didn't want to feel like I was boxed in. Of course, it's so nice that you can listen to it and be like, "This is a nice pop record," because I feel like pop, now, has given us so much freedom to label it as many different things.

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There's certainly a freedom to creating those sounds in a pop context. Within that pop world, is there something you find comfortable, or maybe even something about it you find uncomfortable that you actively try to resist?

Interesting. Everyone thinks of pop music as this really light, feathery-type of thing that's supposed to make us bop through life like everything's fine. I feel like I always was inspired to take things that I was going through that were more uncomfortable situations — not the brightest or the most positive — and musically shift the narrative. You end up remaking your memories as something that you can listen to, that doesn't remind you of a negative time. I definitely think there's parts of music that have to be uncomfortable. You have to face things you're not comfortable talking about on a regular basis. That makes it hard, because then people choose to ask you questions you don't want to be asked, but at the same time, it helps you grow. That's everything I've learned from this record. I don't think that growth stops here, I'm assuming my 20s just get worse or better. I'm going to find out.


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As a movement and live experience, pop music is comforting — but I can understand sitting down and recording being uncomfortable. Do you find anything uncomfortable about being a pop star? Is there anything within that label that you find messes with your creative process, or do you embrace it?

I think it goes both ways. I think if you were to look at the "life of a pop star" and really break it down, you'd probably be disturbed by many things. There are a lot of things within this world that are still very messed up. If you approach it from the perspective of me getting to create beautiful things and do what I love, and also be able to share that in-person when I'm performing live, it's all based around love. The energy at my shows is always based around love. Everyone is there because they love music, everyone is there bringing someone they love with them, their friends or their family. I think that in a lot of ways it's a positive community. In other ways, it's supposed to make you question things and learn about yourself. There are some pop songs that are meant to be simple, but there are others that are meant to make you question things.

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In the end there's so much thought that goes behind it.

Also, I respect pop writers in general. It's such a gift and a talent to be able to write down what everyone is feeling. Pop is popular because it resonates with everyone, whether they like it or not. I look up to so many writers and producers for that reason.

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It's funny that we're talking about this because I talked about this with Maggie Lindemann not too long ago.

I love Maggie.

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Yeah, your tour mate. We were talking about pop as a vehicle for genuine emotion, and raising the art form above the stigma. I think a lot of artists feel that. With that tour having wrapped, are you planning another?

I will tour until I die, probably. I'm going to say that, and then maybe in 20 years I'll regret it, but I really do think it's a huge part of my life. In a weird way, it helps me move onto the next chapter, mentally. I feel like every time I've been able to write a record and perform it, I'm able to set it free. Now, with Act II, I don't know what the plan is for it. I know I still have a lot of places to go and go back to. I have loyal fans that have been there since the beginning that I'd love to see, but I also know my life changes on a dime every five minutes. I'm going to release it and see how it goes.

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Do you have a memory of the first time you got excited by music?

I could tell you so many different times I've heard a song and felt like I was in another universe. I will say, I had a pretty vivid listening experience to Lemonade when I first heard it. I was very, very in love with that album. I'm not comparing my album to Lemonade whatsoever, by the way. I will say that was an album that was very diverse, musically, and had many, many different genres pulling on it. I've always admired that, because it felt like an experience. I've loved so many albums throughout my life. Also, when I'm deep in the process of writing a project, when I'm writing every single day for weeks or months, that's when I'm most excited. I have so many little secrets that nobody knows about and no one has heard. I think that's a pretty cool way to feel. I get excited when I get to play songs for people I love. It's like having a kid, I assume. I've never had one. You want to show everybody.


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Then you have to sit and wait for five months until you can release it, or longer. It makes it all the more exciting, I'm sure, though.

It's exciting, but it's something I have to learn to deal with. My brain moves fast, and I fall in love with things very fast. I don't fall out of love fast, but when it comes to music, I grow at a much quicker pace. I write a song and a year later I feel like a different person. That song will just be coming out and I have to go back to where I was, re-feel how I felt at that time in my life.

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Are there any other artistic mediums, besides singing and acting, that you want to explore? Or are those your two main modes?

Wow. Those will always be my two mains, but a big goal of mine for the future is to write songs for other artists. I think it's helpful to find yourself as a songwriter and artist before you take time to figure out other peoples' narratives, but it's still something I've always wanted to do. I want to help others tell their stories.

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Do you ever get overwhelmed by the songs you write for yourself, because they're so personal? For "Exhale," I actually wrote down, "What overwhelms you?" It's a very anxious song.

That was one I never planned on releasing. It was hard. At the same time, there's been so many moments where my fans come up to me at meet and greets, or on the street, and tell me some very personal things. When they say those things, I feel like a loser if I don't tell them how I'm feeling. They're so strong when it comes to being honest and open and vulnerable. On this last tour, I think they were tender with me when it came to that song. That was the last song I performed for every show. Some nights it was easy to perform, others were difficult and it would come out. There's something comforting, though, to know that at the end of the day it lives in a safe place in my head and my heart. No matter how people interpret the lyrics, I'll always know what they mean.

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Not to jump from a really slow and emotional song to the undeniable banger of Act II, but can we briefly talk about "I Can't Stop Me," with Saweetie? Do you love that track too?

I'm so happy you brought it up. That was the first song I ever wrote with Stargate. Mikkel was basically like, "I don't think you have anything like this." I was like, "You're right." We put down melodies in ten minutes and it came together to be the song. It came so easily to me, I didn't have to think about it. I love the overall theme and message, it feels like what Singular should feel like, it feels like when you're putting on a side of yourself that is more confident and you can let everything go. I love that song, it does make you want to pop your ass [Laughs].


Photography by Mr. Iozo

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Deryck Whibley on Sum 41’s New Album, the Legacy of Pop-Punk and Making Rock in 2019 - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/deryck-whibley-sum41-2639249440.html

The year is 2006. Your older dude cousin pulls up Sum 41's "In Too Deep" music video on a large desktop computer, behind the closed door of any carpeted game room across suburban America. You're thirteen, watching Deryck Whibley, Steve Jocz, Dave Baksh and Jason McCaslin as spiky-haired and scrawny teenagers, storm a high school diving meet. You laugh out loud as they perform their own disaffected loserhood, making goofy faces as they belly-flop off the high-dive. The perfect form of their competitors, toned and Speedo-clad jocks, signals soulless conformity and unutterable lameness. There's nothing dirty or particularly extreme about the upbeat track, which was originally a reggae song. But the door's closed because this is for kids: an celebration of breaking the rules, acting like a fool, and sticking it to… well, something. It's the best thing you've ever seen. Please don't judge. It was the mid-2000's.

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Sum 41's dirty jokes ("In Too Deep" is clean, but their debut album featured the song "Grab The Devil By The Horns and *** Him Up The ***), chugging stadium riffs, Beastie Boy-lite rapping and snotty teen nihilism first hooked American teens on their breakout album, 2001's All Killer No Filler. However, Whibley's spitting delivery and rapid BPMs were latched to chunky pop hooks that allowed Sum 41 to release six major label albums on Island Records and chart multiple top ten albums on the Billboard Hot 200. They were a little more sinister than Blink 182 or Jimmy Eat World (their fans call themselves skumfucks), but appealingly douchier (their rap-rock hit "Fat Lip" soundtracked American Pie 2) than their intellectual counterparts, Green Day.

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Currently, pop-punk, scene and emo are experiencing a revival, after spending nearly a decade as critics' punching bag. A new era, nicknamed #20ninescene, has emerged as journalists and listeners have begun to appreciate how pop-punk bands provided early community around then-taboo issues like suicide, and also cathartic and mostly harmless — if crude — fun. Pop-punk's rebellion had a certain wholesome innocence and the ability, as New Yorker's Amanda Petrusich writes, "to express foolishness, and, by extension, true joy" that's once again become appealing to millennials.

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It's mostly a coincidence that Sum 41's seventh album, Order In Decline, out today, arrives at this juncture. That's because, unconcerned with rock's radio death, Sum 41 has been happily releasing albums and packing the biggest venues of their career with the genre's niche but enduring global audience.

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The question of how pop-punk — coming-of-age music — can ever grow up plagues every new release by a scene veteran. For Sum 41, the answer to that question has mostly been ditching the part preceding the hyphen. Though they'll always be associated with the juvenilia of their breakout, it's actually been a long time since Sum 41 sounded or acted like those knuckleheads falling off a high dive. Unlike most bands, who get more commercial throughout their career, Sum 41's mall and movie soundtrack-friendly sound pretty quickly gave way to harder metal and arena rock, as well emo ballads. The band traded parties and homework for subjects like the Iraq war, AIDS and general despondency about the world starting with 2002's Does This Look Infected. Their 2004 album Chuck was inspired by witnessing warfare in the Congo, and 2007's Underclass Hero was full of Bush-bashing anthems. While rock was being pushed out of the mainstream, Sum 41 was cultivating a stalwart old-school rock fanbase with the classic sounds of 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder and 2016's 13 Voices.

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Deryck Whibley is 39 years old now. He was 21 when "In Too Deep" was released. He was 26 became one of pop-punk's most visible frontmen by marrying Avril Lavigne, and 29 when the three-year emo power couple marriage ended. He was was 34 when he very publicly hit rock bottom with alcohol, and 36 when he recorded his first album sober, 13 Voices.

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The closer Whibley's gotten to 40, the less Sum 41 has sounded like a Warped Tour headliner, and more like a band that would share a bill with Iron Maiden. Order In Decline is the band's heaviest and most distant album from pop-punk yet. However, there is a certain circularity to it. Order In Decline was inspired by Whibley's horror at watching the global conservative red tide from his hotel rooms on tour. It's occasionally time-stamped, like on "45 (A Matter of Time)" and "The People Vs…" but it ultimately builds on the gruesome imagery, existential pessimism, and condemnations of chaos, anxiety and deceit, that can be found on their Bush-era work, albeit against bigger and louder sound. However, the band also traverses some of their most vulnerable material to date, tackling Whibley's marriage and relationship to his father, on a few of the band's now-signature ballads.

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Although he's now a sober adult, there's still something teenage about how Whibley writes and sings straight from his gut, in unmitigated bursts of feelings. As such, Order In Decline is a perfect snapshot of the inside of a 39-year-old rock star, grappling with the Trump age's head. At least in the innocent, unruly honesty of that, Sum 41 is still the band we fell in love with in our cousin's game room.

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PAPER sat down with Whibley to reflect on Sum 41's career, pop-punk's legacy, and making rock music in 2019.


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You've said that "the last thing you wanted to do was write a protest record." Why was that? It's not as if Sum 41 or pop-punk as a genre is apolitical.

I don't really consider if music works in a genre, or if people have done it in the past. I was just using music as an escape. When I started writing, I was excited to dive in and be in my own world. I didn't know what I was going to write about. That's how it always is: I just let stuff come out and whatever happens, happens. I realized where it was going, and thought, "Oh, this is not where I want to go. I want to escape from all the fucking chaos and the noise and the bullshit of what's going on in the world." It was impossible not to pay attention to everything that's going on. Especially traveling, the whole tour of the last record, everywhere we went, every country kind of has their own version of division and hatred and chaos we have in America. Everyone has their version of Trump –– it just seemed like it was different but the same everywhere we went and you couldn't get away from it.

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The album is really dark and heavy. Is that where your head's at?

I'm actually a pretty positive person [laughs]. I tend to look at the world positively, but I can't ignore what's going on. History repeats itself, everything goes in cycles. This too shall pass, that's how I look at it. It is what it is. Is there a lot to look at that's positive right now? I don't know. I mean, sure my life is positive but there's a lot of shit going on in the world. It'll get better, it's just –– we're in that cycle right now.

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The album is both more personal and political than the beginning of Sum 41's discography, which had a kind of jokester humor. What was that shift in your songwriting about?

Well, the music's always been very personal to me. We've had songs that have been just as personal in the past. Sometimes they get attention, sometimes they don't. On our Underclass Hero record, which came out in 2007, there's stuff on there criticizing Bush that made a writer try to have me deported.

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Woah, back to Canada?

Yeah. I can't remember what prompted the whole thing. But they looked into trying to get me deported. Of course, they couldn't because it's just a song. It was now 12 years ago, so the news has definitely passed, but there was a moment where it was everywhere for a second. But yeah, so being political and personal isn't new to me, it's just different. It's another version, maybe hopefully it's a better version.

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"I'm a pretty positive person and I tend to look at the world positively, but I can't help ignore what's going on."

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"Never There" touches on your relationship with your dad, who's not in your life. What inspired you to write about that now?

It was a subconscious thing. I just sat down and it took like three to five minutes to write. I read it back and I was confused, like, "I don't want to talk about this." I've never had much interest in the fact that I never met my father. My mom was a great single mother who I have amazing relationship with. I never had to think about not having a father, to be honest. But I thought, "Well, it's obviously coming from some deep subconscious place." So figured I'd record it and maybe I'd give it away or it'd be for something down the road, a different project. But I was playing everything for my manager and I said, "I got this other song, it's not a Sum 41 song. I want to know what you think I should do with it." When it finished, he was like, "Why would this not be a Sum 41 song?" I thought, "It's not very heavy, the rest of record is on the heavy side," and he was like, "This is one of the heaviest songs you've ever written, just in a completely different way."

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You mean emotionally heavy, versus musically heavy?

Exactly. Once he said that, it sort of opened my eyes to it. I thought, "OK, maybe it does belong on this record."

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You're calling this your most aggressive album ever. There's this idea that punks grow up and calm down. As you've gotten older, have you ever found being 'an adult' in conflict with the ethic of emo and pop-punk?

I think the short answer is no. The reason why, is that I feel like our style changed so much over our career. I don't know if I ever really felt much attachment to that youth kiddie thing. We came up in a scene of bands talking about those topics, I don't know if we ever did. Maybe in the very early records. But from our second record, Does This Look Infected?, the first single off that record was "Still Waiting," a song about the Iraq War and George Bush. Our second single off that record was "The Hell Song" which is about a friend of ours who found out they had HIV. After the first record, we started doing our own thing. It's gotten into darker, heavier music and lyrics since then.

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There's a lot of condescension towards pop-punk, chalking it all up to "youth angst," that doesn't really recognize those bands started writing about pretty serious shit.

We've always taken things and the world seriously. Sometimes it gets attention, and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes that's our own fault because the songs just aren't as powerful or strong as they could be. Lyrics are not always obvious, so sometimes it's our own fault that people just glossed over it and assumed we didn't have anything to say. Even when you tell them you're saying something, they don't hear it.

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Did you guys ever feel like you weren't taken seriously because you were a pop-punk band?

I think that was part of it. Part of it was just that our own messaging was not as strong as it could've been. There are two sides to the band, there always have been. There's the music side, which is what we've always taken seriously. I'm not really a very funny person. I'm more of a shy, quiet person who mostly cares about writing music. But we have four personalities and the side of us — there's some of us who are really funny. Often the goofy stuff got more attention than the quiet guy writing songs in the background. So, in a way, some of the stuff that –– because there is a funny element to the band, got more attention, because that's what this genre was about. It's easy to overlook some of the serious stuff in the music. Which was our own branding. We put those videos out. We acted like that in public. You hope that the music is going to stand for it –– and speak for itself.

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Yeah, definitely.

It wouldn't have made sense for us, at the same time, to have been too serious. That isn't who we are fully either, you know what I mean? We were just being who we were, but there are a few different sides to us that people don't always see.

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How has getting older changed the kind of music you make and the things you write about? You were 20 when you broke out, you're almost 40 now.

As we got older, the music got heavier probably because that's just where our minds were –– I don't know, like I said, I don't ever think about writing music, I just do it. But I think age is why it's gotten heavier, darker or more aggressive. I found out pretty soon after our first record, All Killer No Filler, with "In Too Deep" on it, I didn't really know how to write songs like that anymore. My brain just didn't go there. I didn't really write music like that.

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Songs like what?

As light or as poppy, like pop-punk. My brain didn't really go there anymore. It went darker, heavier. When I tried to go back to that style, I didnt feel like I knew what I was doing anymore. It felt more, I was trying to write music instead of just letting music come out.

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When you're trying intentionally to write music it doesn't work?

Nope. The only time I ever tried was on Underclass Hero. With that, it's not that I don't like the record, but it was uncomfortable writing-wise because it felt like I was trying too hard. At the time, I didn't think I was, but in hindsight, I could see why it was a struggle to me. I vowed to never ever try like that again. I would always just let it come out and hope for the best.

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"Often the goofy stuff got more attention than the quiet guy writing songs in the background."

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Do you mind touring with your old hits like "In Too Deep" or "Fat Lip"?

No, I love playing those songs. It's not that I don't like those songs anymore, it's just that I don't know how to write songs like that anymore. I mean I probably could if I really really had to for something, I could probably write a song like that, but I couldn't put out an album and feel confident about it. You know? When I say I couldn't, it doesn't mean that I can't actually come up with something like that. It's like I couldn't feel strong or confident about putting a record out like that.

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Speaking of pop, what is it like to make pure rock music in an era when rock is pretty much on the margins?

Well, it's not on popular radio, but the rock audience is there. Our tours are bigger and better than ever and keep growing. When you travel and you play at all these festivals and there are 120,000 people at a rock festival, night after night around the world, you know the rock audience is not dead. The radio is playing pop and hip-hop, but you don't have to live in that world. I mean, we never were a band because we wanted to be on the radio. We were a band because we wanted to play live and be on stage every night. For us, it's getting bigger and better. So we're happier than ever.

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So you're not bummed that rock is out of the spotlight.

Well, I don't like the music that's in the spotlight but that's fine. I don't know what's really going to stand any test of time. It seems to disappear pretty quick. But you know it's music for the moment and that's fine.

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Is there any pop or hip-hop you listen to today?

I don't think so… I don't really pay attention. Nothing is really on my radar that I thought is really great.

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Did you listen to Avril's new album?

No, is it out? I've heard the first two songs, or one song –– I know the one song, the slow one, "Head Above Water." But yeah, I don't know enough to really have an opinion or anything.

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What kind of bands are you listening to while you're writing now? What current music is inspiring you?

I try not to listen to too much current music, especially when I'm writing because the stuff you listen to can creep into your own music. So I end up listening to stuff that I've always listened to like Tom Petty, the Stones, Aerosmith, I listen to Sinatra, I listen to some jazz stuff but I kind of listen to –– I like old Rod Stewart and The Faces, a lot of stuff like that. It's just great classic songs that I love and everyone loves. I don't care how many times I hear "Maggie May" or "Dream On," it still gives me chills you know. That's the kind of music I love.

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I saw a lot of fans commenting on your first few singles off the new album, noting that you guys have stayed true to your sound. I think one said "Thank you for not twentynine-teening your sound." Do you take any offense to comments like that? The implication your sound hasn't really changed at all?

[laughs] No, not at all. For one, I really try to stay away from comments. But hearing that doesn't bother me. I think that's great! Because I'm not hearing anything in 2019 I think is any good. I mean there's some stuff that's sort of newer in the rock world. I think Liam Gallagher's solo record is fucking great, I love the first two solo Noah Gallagher records. That's not a brand new sound, but those songs are great. He's doing fucking well, so you don't have to do the pop thing to do well.

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"No, I love playing ['In Too Deep' and 'Fat Lip']. It's not that I don't like those songs anymore, it's just that I don't know how to write songs like that anymore."

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Partying was a pretty big part of the scene and culture you came up in. How has getting sober changed Sum 41 as a band?

Life just goes in phases. You do things for a while, then it turns into something else. I was just done with all that. I had a great time in my 20s partying and being on a tour bus, which is basically a rolling bar, every single night and all of us sitting up drinking and listening to music all night. I don't need to do that anymore. As I get older, it's not that my personality is changing as much as it's my priorities. That just doesn't interest me anymore. For one, that shit was going to kill me anyway so I had to make a choice. But number two, it just ran its course, and I prefer now to be sober.

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I'm not sure if you guys know this, but there's a ton of nostalgia right now for emo and pop-punk. People are really excited to revisit that music and culture. What do you think might be drawing people to that moment?

I didn't really know that was a thing! But I would just say history repeats itself. When I was your age, everything from the 70s was nostalgic, King Cool, we had all these bands with a 70s vibe to it. Then, that changed and then it the 80s vibe and you had The Killers and the Bravery and a bunch of other bands. Now we're getting to the 2000s. When I was in high school, everything was about the 60s and everyone started dressing like 60s. It was so cool to come in bell bottoms pants to high school all of a sudden because it was just that time.

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Are you nostalgic for that time?

Not at all. It's just as great right now, if not better. If anything, I really prefer what we're doing right now. We're playing bigger shows and doing better around the world than we were in that supposed "hey-day" of ours. Not that it wasn't great then, but if I had to compare, I'd say now is better.

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You guys are a touring band. Do you think there will ever be a time you don't want to tour anymore?

I definitely don't think so, but if the day comes, I'll stop. I think most musicians feel like this, like all I want to do is this. I understand why Paul McCartney still tours, because you can't stop. I have that thing where I don't know if I'll ever want to stop. I mean sure it can get tough, when it's like "Alright I need to go home for a while. Let's take a year and make a record and just be at home." But every time I take a break, even when I say I'll take a year off, within about six to eight weeks, I'm ready to go back.

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"When you travel the world and you play at all these festivals and there are 120,00 people at a rock festival, night after night around the world, you know the rock audience is not dead."

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What's your weirdest fan story?

Okay, only one thing comes to mind, but it's not a good story, it's actually a bad story, really. There was this pornstar that was really obsessed with our drummer, Steve Jocz, when we were pretty young. She was like, I don't know 45 and we were probably about 22 or 23. She was obsessed, she flew around the world coming to shows, trying to hook up with our drummer. Then she started bringing her daughter along, who was really young too, trying to pawn her daughter off on one of us. We had to ban her from coming to the shows.

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Yeah, you must have had to deal with a lot of crazy stuff as a young band.

It was not what we were expecting, but nothing really was.

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Photos courtesy of Ashley Osborn

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Photo via screengrab

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Joan Smalls Goes Metallique for the New Tom Ford Campaign - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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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Photo courtesy of Tom Ford

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Khloe Kardashian Has a New Mom Beauty Routine - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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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Lie Ning Is Finding His Place - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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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Related | PAPER's Top 19 Songs of Summer 2019

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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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Related | MNEK Talks 'Tongue'

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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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Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

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Last Night’s Trump Rally Targeted Congressional WoC - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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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Photo via Getty

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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:57:03 +0000//www.xqkq.net/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前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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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Related | Sleater-Kinney Cuts Through The Noise of Fear

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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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Eugene Lee Yang Is Making the Internet More Gay - ▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图计划软件▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图天天计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图人工计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图在线计划▶辽宁快乐12前三直选跨度走势图稳赢计划//www.xqkq.net/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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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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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前三直选跨度走势图
Husky Owner: Alex Joneill







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