March 29, 2020

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Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of March 30
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On Monday, action planet Mars enters idealistic Aquarius, ushering in days of strange and heady potential. Your strategies might become less conventional and more unique; your ambitions might telescope outward, focusing less on personal advancement, and more on saving the world. Then, on Friday, love planet Venus enters communicative Gemini. Though the intimacy you crave might feel far away, communication and connection, sharing your strange ideas with one another, can still bring us all together.Even in the best of times, you sometimes have trouble with authority — you might be unwilling to be bossed around, unwilling to be told what to do. You may have been taught that this is a flaw or a problem; you may have been warned to cage and shrink your rebellious confidence. This week, however, you can reclaim your fire. You can reclaim your unyielding courage. You can follow your own heart, your instinctive refusal to bow to those in charge. You don’t have to tone down your anger, or your confidence, or your desire for more. These are the things that will save you.
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Jasmine Infiniti Doles Out a 'Bxtch Släp'
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The Queen of Hell has returned to take you on a journey of dark delights and tempting terrors as you're whisked into the night. Brooklyn-via-Oakland DJ/producer Jasmine Infiniti unleashes today her debut album, Bxtch Släp, and it's making us miss those IRL nights spent in fogged out back rooms, grinding against a group of sweaty strangers with flashing strobes. A member of the House of Inifiniti and leader of the New World Dysorder collective, Jasmine has long been a staple of Brooklyn's queer nightlife scene. As a regular at Bossa Nova Civic Club, she's held down countless dance floors with her own aggressive blend of ballroom-influenced house and industrial techno.Related | Listen to Jasmine Infiniti's Exclusive Mix for Weed Rave 420
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Future's Foundation Is Making Masks to Fight COVID-19
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Among the famous people helping efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic is rapper Future.The artist's non-profit organization, the FreeWishes Foundation — which he co-founded with his mother Stephanie Jester and sister Tia-Wilburn Anderson — has partnered with sewing collective Atlanta Sewing Style to make masks. The community of over 500 sewers and designers will be creating and distributing the masks to healthcare workers at the frontlines, as well as patients who have been affected by the virus, at local hospitals.Related | Rihanna Donates $5 Million to Coronavirus Efforts"There is so much that needs to be done during this crisis and if everyone can step up in some way, we can all get through this together as we serve our community," Jester said in a press release about the #MaskOn Campaign. "I think that our healthcare professionals are the heroes in this situation and they are risking their lives for everyone, so it is our responsibility to help protect them."
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Step Into Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms From Home
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In an effort to keep the art scene alive and accessible during this difficult time, The Broad Museum in Los Angeles just announced an initiative to bring art to those at home. According to Hypebeast, The Broad Museum will be hosting various activities via their social media channels, as well as on their website, where they are planning to launch a digital hub dedicated to their online activities. This initiative aims to "inspire the museum's audience and help people remain connected to one another."Related | Rihanna Donates $5 Million to Coronavirus EffortsOne of the museum's first digital shows is "The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away," the acclaimed infinity mirror rooms by contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. For this latest installment, the work has been reimagined into a light and sound experience, utilizing music to create a transformative experience. Renamed "Infinite Drone," the project can be experienced now on The Broad Museum's IGTV.
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Tim and Heidi Are Back to Find the Next Global Fashion Star
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On paper, Making the Cut has all the makings of being the next reality competition series fashion lovers can't get enough of. Between the dreamy locales (the Paris scenes are quite captivating), superstar judges (Naomi! Carine!) and big budget production, the show deftly captures the glamour so often associated with the world of high fashion.Related | Heidi And Tim Are Leaving 'Project Runway'Equally as impressive is the show's finale prize: $1 million for the winner to invest in their brand. For comparison, both the recent season of Project Runway and Netflix's newest design competition Next in Fashion awarded the winner $250k. (Among industry prizes, the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund awarded last year's winner $400k while the LVMH Prize winner took home 300,000 euros.)
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Senators Want to End Sexuality-Based Blood Donation Restrictions
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge shortage on masks, other personal protective equipment, ventilators, and also blood. And because of this, a group of U.S. senators and LGBTQ+ advocates decided to write a letter to the Food and Drug Administration to get rid of blood donating restrictions on men who have sex with men. The group of senators includes Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker. They addressed Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, saying that the policy of having men who have sex with men abstain for 12 months before donating blood is "discriminatory." "We must take every possible step to secure our nation's blood supply in this critical time, and in order to do so, we need to shift away from antiquated and stigmatizing donation policies to ones that are scientifically sound, based on individual risk, and inclusive of all potential healthy blood donors," the letter reads.
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Livestream This: Aquaria's Lady Gaga Birthday Rave
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Thanks to Ms. Rona, we're all trapped at home with nothing to do. Even Netflix is getting boring! But never fear. While they're technically out of work, our favorite entertainers are still out here bravely making virtual content in a scary new world. Going to the club or the theater is out of the question right now (self isolate! Ariana Grande says so) but here's PAPER's ongoing guide to the latest livestreams — featuring comedians, actors, musicians and moreRelated | Lady Gaga: Life on ChromaticaWho:Aquaria, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10, will celebrate Lady Gaga's 34th birthday tonight with the digital debut of a "Gaga Megamix" she originally created last summer for DJ Ty Sunderland's LGBTQ boat party, Gayflower. According to her Instagram, the mix features "a diverse selection" of more than 50 of Aquaria's favorite Lady Gaga songs. She'll be uploading the full set to Soundcloud immediately after going on Instagram Live.
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This Sex Club Is Hosting a Masked Orgy on Zoom
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As more and more events turn towards livestreams, it was only a matter of time until someone put together a virtual orgy. Killing Kittens — an exclusive, London-based sex club — is hosting its very first digital party tonight via video conferencing platform, Zoom. According to Insider, the event is a 100-person masquerade affair and will feature burlesque, fire, bath, and cage performers.But given that there's no actual touch involved, this particular gathering will be less orgy, more "house party" — though the same rules about respecting boundaries and women approaching women first will still apply."Obviously, there's not an actual orgy in place, but it's adult," Killing Kittens founder and "sex entrepreneur" Emma Sayle. said. "There will be a lot of nakedness and lingerie on display and people challenging each other to do certain things with each other."
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Joe Exotic Wants a Presidential Pardon ASAP
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Like many other Netflix true crime series that have come out over the past few years — from The Keepers and Making a Murderer to Don't F**k With Cats and The Staircase — the newest hit Tiger King is renewing public interest in stories long-buried by the legal system and giving its subjects a whole new platform. In the case of Joe "Exotic" Maldonado-Passage, he wants the renewed public interest to help get him out of the big house.Related | 'Tiger King' Star John Finlay Got a Glow-upExotic, the star of the series and an inmate serving 22 years for a murder-for-hire scheme and violation of the Endangered Species Act, has filed a federal lawsuit challenging his conviction and sentencing from back in 2019. The former zookeeper is evidently taking notice of the massive success of the show and using the renewed press to take a stab at freedom. The lawsuit is taking aim at several parties whom Exotic feels culpable for a wrongful conviction, including current owner of the newly-named Greater Wynnewood Animal Park, Jeff Lowe, to the combined tune of $94 million.
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A Trip to Stromboli, Italy
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Stromboli, A Cool Molten Mouth Rest ashore, a ferry steams towards Stromboli. A speck in the Aeolian islands, and thrust in the Tyrrhenian, a far-flung atmosphere stuck in time and surrounded by black sand beaches on its contours; deep green, yellow, orange and tan hues of rock and flora in its body swirling around an […] The post A Trip to Stromboli, Italy appeared first on Purple.
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Bad Bunny Became a Baddie for His New Video
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Fashion and beauty Instagram influencers, give up peddling Fashion Nova discount codes and Flat Tummy Tea right now, because there's a new sheriff in Baddie Town: Bad Bunnyherself. Oh, yes, Bad Bunny did drag — and it's tens, tens, tens across the board from me.Related | Bad Bunny Just Hits DifferentAs if an entire album's worth of new Bad Bunny wasn't enough content to hold stans over after he released YHLQMDLG a few weeks ago, now we have a vibrant new music video for one of the lead singles, "Yo Perreo Sola," featuring Nesi. Nothing could have prepared fans for the massive shock of seeing Bad Bunny go extra glam for the music video. Lashes? Long. Gloss? Popping. Hair? Flowing. Lace? Invisible. Bow down to the queen, just like that.
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Kourtney Kardashian Says She Quit 'KUWTK'
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Kourtney Kardashian may have just quit Keeping Up With the Kardashiansfor good.Last November, the star announced that she would be taking a step back from the series in a bid to spend more time with her kids. And while admirable, it turns out that this decision has also led to some increased tension between Kourtney and her sisters.Related | Kourtney and Kim Kardashian's KUWTK Fight Sparks Fan MemesOn last night's season 18 premiere, Kim explained that she was upset with her oldest sister's work ethic when it came to filming their family's flagship show — a confrontation that eventually escalated into an explosive physical fight. That said, it appears as if Kim isn't the only one over Kourtney's lack of enthusiasm.
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40 Fashion Movies, Books and Podcasts to Check Out in Isolation
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With all of us social distancing, now is a good time to brush up on your fashion education. From in-depth documentaries to can't-put-down biographies, there are countless movies, books, podcasts and TV series that can provide some much needed escape while you're home isolating. Here are 40 options to check out now.The Devil Wears Prada(Available for rent on Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)The tale of a ruthless magazine boss and lowly assistant never gets old, but the numerous references to designers, photographers and other fashion "insider" details makes this worth watching again and again.13 Going on 30(Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Youtube, iTunes and Vudu)This classic 2004 flick chronicles a 13-year-old girl who gets to become a successful 30-year-old fashion editor at a magazine called Poise, where she navigates all the complexities of adulthood and love in New York City.
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Chanel Is Now Designing Face Masks
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In recent weeks, as the coronavirus pandemic strains medical resources in countries around the world, a number of big-name brands have pivoted production from clothing, cosmetics, and perfume to personal protective equipment. The latest company to contribute its services: Chanel, which announced Sunday that employees at its workshops would begin making masks and gowns as soon as French health authorities green-lit the label’s prototypes.“Today we are mobilizing our workforce and our partners … to produce protective masks and blouses,” read a statement from Chanel, according to Reuters.As of March 29, France had confirmed at least 40,174 coronavirus cases and 2,606 deaths, according to the New York Times. Health Minister Olivier Veran says the country has been going through 40 million face masks per week. The country has reportedly ordered 1 billion masks, and the luxury conglomerate LVMH — which has also been making hand sanitizer at three of its French cosmetics factories — recently made a bulk purchase to donate to the health service, too. Still, Veran said Sunday, France currently has three weeks’ worth of supplies.
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New York Hospitals Will Not Ban Partners During Childbirth
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has overruled a policy put in place by two major hospital systems last week, issuing an executive order on Saturday that ensured anyone giving birth can have one support person on-hand during labor and delivery — provided that person does not have a fever.“Women will not be forced to be alone when they are giving birth,” Cuomo’s secretary, Melissa DeRosa, said. “Not in New York. Not now, not ever.”In New York City and the surrounding region, now considered the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic has already altered many aspects of life, like people’s ability to work or leave their homes. It seemed inevitable that childbirth practices would be affected too, and last week, the Mount Sinai and NewYork-Presbyterian hospital networks announced a new set of precautionary measures — including banning visitors while admitted patients are in labor.
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Joanna Vargas Wants You to Brush Your Body
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When she was 22, Joanna Vargas moved to New York with hopes of becoming a photographer. Her hands had other ideas.Vargas is now best known as the facialist to whom Elisabeth Moss, Mindy Kaling, Constance Wu, and Greta Gerwig entrust their complexions. But at the time, she got a job as the assistant to the assistant of a photographer. “I worked on editorial shoots and some portrait shoots,” she recalls. “When I realized I couldn’t do it any more, I went to beauty school. I planned on becoming a makeup artist, but, while I was there, I fell in love with facials.”She worked at an organic day spa, then a dermatologist’s practice, getting feels for which environment felt most right. Eventually she came to the realization that she favored pairing natural and organic products with high-tech equipment, such as LED light therapy. With that knowledge in hand, she and her husband found a cozy lair in midtown Manhattan and opened Joanna Vargas Skin Care in 2006.
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Oh God, There’s Pandemic Merch Now
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It’s safe to say that there are a lot of things people need right now more than merch. And yet, in this cursed month of March in these doomed United States, here it is — pandemic-inspired merch.It was bound to happen. Merch has always served as reflection of the times — a memento of a certain moment, or now, a micro-moment. It allows us to repackage big ideas in ways that are eye-catching and easily digestible, and fast. For a while, we were making merch out of our own headlines. But not everything needs to be merch-ified. Like the name of Dr. Anthony Fauci, for example, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and our country’s current face of reason.
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What Did Ramona Singer’s Toilet Do to Deserve This?
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Look. Let me start by saying that I know these are trying times, and that everyone is handling it differently. People are filming themselves doing push-ups on Instagram, they’re reaching out to exes, and they’re baking seemingly millions of loaves of bread. Celebrities in particular, starved of their usual attention and praise, have been acting out in bizarre ways. That being said, there is simply no excuse for what Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer is doing to this poor toilet.Please everyone look at how Ramona Singer uses a toilet brush pic.twitter.com/ikmP3f25t5In a Twitter thread devoted to Singer, Joe Gunn shared a video filmed by Singer’s daughter, Avery, this week. The video shows the Real Housewife in a white silk negligee “cleaning” one of the toilets in her Boca Raton home by swiping the toilet brush over its every surface, spreading whatever germs were in the bowl onto the seat, the cover, and also my soul.
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Lady Gaga: Life on Chromatica
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"I consent to being nude with everyone in this room," Lady Gaga says, before slipping off her custom Versace robe emblazoned with her name on the back in crystals. "I believe we're making art, this isn't pornography." With nothing on — not even her signature towering heels — the 5'2'' pop star walks confidently onto set for our cover shoot and positions herself inside a cage with hundreds of cameras attached to its frame. The countless lenses focus on her naked form, prepped to capture all angles of her body, as she holds one still pose and patiently waits for further instruction. "Three, two, one." Flash. Every camera goes off in unison like lightning.The scene is immediately jarring: A global icon, whose career has been closely documented by cameras, sometimes against her will, and whose art has frequently centered on the violence of paparazzi culture, submitting herself to the same technology that's made — and challenged — her for the past 10 years. She calls for her longtime manager, Bobby Campbell, to play a song off her sixth studio album, and asks him to turn it up: "Louder, please." Amidst a flurry of wild animal noises, references to partying in "BC" and fierce house beats, Gaga warns listeners to "battle for your life" on the track, as she mouths each lyric to herself. It's the only song played all day, and she requests for it to be queued back to back.
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Walmart Might Sell These Yeezy Hoodies
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Following Kanye West'sYeezy show in Paris, the rapper recently told The Wall Street Journal that he already knows what he's doing next. In the interview, West reveals that he wants to design the "perfect hoodie," and it's already in the works.Related | Kanye West: In His Own WordsYeezy has teamed up with Rochambeau designer Laurence Chandler and American Apparel founder Dov Charney to design the hoodie, which will be cropped at the waist and made out of a heavy material, similar to that of a winter coat. The style will appear in multiple colorways, such as "flax or dusty stone." If you're itching to get a sneak peek at the creation, a prototype of the hoodie is supposedly worn by West in the video for his Jesus Is King single "Follow God."
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The Caterer Finding Comfort in Sex With Her Husband
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New York’s Sex Diaries series asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex lives — with comic, tragic, often sexy, and always revealing results. This week, a mother tries to juggle child care, work, and social distancing while sneaking in alone time with her husband: 46, married, Red Hook.DAY ONE6:00 a.m. I have no idea what day it is. I’m a working mom with three kids and an unemployed husband who used to work at a restaurant, so life is really a blur right now. When I wake up, I realize that no, this is not a nightmare.9:00 a.m. It is almost impossible to get all my kids (7, 5, and 3) settled down, but I did it, thanks to Netflix, and now I have about an hour (maybe) to do some work. I’m a caterer and work has not died down for me. It has just shifted. All my large events have been canceled indefinitely, but a lot of local families are asking me to prepare food for them. They’re wealthy so I don’t feel bad taking their money even in these crazy times. Before I get into their emails, I have an urge to masturbate. I crawl under my sheets and close my eyes and get off in about two minutes. I imagine a threesome — getting fucked by a man while a woman sits on my face. Nothing like that has ever happened in my real life, and I’m okay with that. I have a great sex life with my husband.
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Gucci Partners With the WHO for COVID-19 Relief
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Fashion houses worldwide have been stepping up to aid in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, including Gucci. The Italian luxury house is now partnering with the World Health Organization to help spread useful information about the virus. The start of that partnership sees the WHO taking over Gucci's social channels today (March 27) to help inform viewers about what they can do to protect their health and well-being. In a recent Instagram post, Gucci also revealed that they would be giving just over $2.2 million (2 million euros) to fight COVID-19.Related | How Fashion Is Fighting Against the Coronavirus PandemicThe donation will be split between two crowdfunding campaigns: the Italian Civil Protection Department and the United Nations COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Each donation will then be matched by Facebook. This follows the announcement that Gucci's parent company, Kerig, would be creating surgical masks and medical overalls in France.
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Fans Think NikkieTutorials and Pat McGrath Have Beef
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Fans are speculating that there's beef between NikkieTutorials (aka Nikkie de Jager) and celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath thanks to a recent video from the YouTuber.It all started earlier this week when de Jager released a 15-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of her studio, which included a brief glimpse at her extensive makeup and beauty product collection. That said, it was her organizational method that raised a few eyebrows.Related | NikkieTutorials Responds to Jaclyn Hill Review Accusations"It's time to spill the tea a little bit," she said as she opened up a drawer filled with products. "Sometimes, when I don't like a brand as much, I put another brand on top of it." And whose palette was at the bottom of the drawer? None other than Pat McGrath's.
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5 People on Being Isolated With Their Exes
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Isolating, even with someone you both love and like, can be a challenge. Isolating with someone you used to love, and no longer do, is a whole different ball game. For live-in couples who recently decided to end things, the coronavirus pandemic and recommendation for people to stay at home have meant that many are now forced to be alone with the one person they want to see the least. We spoke to five people about the bad, the ugly, and the surprisingly good of being stuck in the same home with your brand-new ex.Names have been changed to preserve anonymity.Back in January, my wife and I, who have been together almost 12 years, had a very hard discussion about separating. We both continued to grow as individuals and instead of growing together as a couple, we just grew further and further apart. Up until this social-distancing period, I had moved out of the apartment and been staying with a friend. But as all of this started to come down, I decided that it was best for me and my health to stay in our apartment, as I’m a cancer survivor and have a compromised immune system. I want to try to have as much control over the spaces I’m in and making sure that they are clean and free of any potential infection.
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