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Remembering Thom Fekete Of Surfer Blood

If there’s one thing I’m truly thankful for in this lifetime, it’s having the extreme honor of calling Thom Fekete a friend. But, really, Thom was everyone’s friend: If you knew him through his band Surfer Blood—as a fan, fellow musician, or whatever your connection may have been—his kindness, generosity, humbleness, brilliance, and humor shined through, always…



beauty |

10 Lipsticks + Glosses We Can't Get Enough Of This Summer

When you think of summer and all of the beach days, pool parties, and barbecues that come along with having longer days and a plethora of readily available Vitamin D, you don't necessarily think of makeup. After all, unless you're sitting inside in the air conditioning all day, it's pretty easy to feel like the Wicked Witch of the West…

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10 Things We Learned At An Alt Sex Conference

Last month in Manhattan’s Theater District, two seemingly mismatched worlds met—academia and alternative sex—at the first Annual Alt Sex Conference. While I was expecting an audience of furries, perhaps an exuberant attendee dressed up as a unicorn with a dildo strapped to their head, it was truly more of an academic conference than a furry convention, stuffier than fluffier if we must…

beauty |

9 Self-Tanners That Won't Turn You Orange

We all know by now that the sun is damaging and dangerous to our skin, so the only “safe” options for achieving that fresh-from-the-beach glow come in the form of spray tans and self-tanners.  Whether we opt to shell out for spray tans (which can really add up) or try at-home self-tanners nowadays, we’ve all had our fair share of nightmare-ish situations—trying to achieve the perfect golden glow sans the sun and ending up turning a non-flattering shade of orange, resulting in an Oompa Loompa-like situation, which is never cute…



beauty |

Alicia Keys Opens Up About The Pressures Of Perfection

This morning, Lenny Letter posted a truly inspiring essay by Alicia Keys on the pressures of being perfect and why she’s embracing not wearing makeup. Keys went in depth about the insecurities she faced when she first started out in music and while under the harsh scrutiny of the public eye—from being told she should “be more feminine” to being told she “acts like a boy…


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Rey Pila's "Surveillance Camera" Makes Creepy Cool

On Tuesday, four dudes from Mexico City will take the stage at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York, to open for one of the biggest American rock bands of the last two decades. Their names are Diego Solórzano, Andrés Velasco, Rodrigo Blanco, and Miguel Hernández, and together they make up Rey Pila, who will be warming up the crowd at The Strokes' Governors Ball warm-up concert…



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Here's Your First Look At The Grown-Up Version Of Harry Potter's Family

We already got a glimpse of what Harry Potter's future family looked like in the epilogue of The Deathly Hallows, but all of that makeup didn't really do the vision justice. This morning, Pottermore released official photos of Harry (Jamie Parker), Ginny (Poppy Miller), and Albus Severus (Sam Clemmett) from the forthcoming "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" play…

radar |

Do Not Film Adele At Her Concert, Thank You Very Much

There can be nothing more soul-destroying than being called out by your favorite pop star in the middle of one of their concerts, but that's what happened to a fan during Adele's recent show in Verona, Italy. In the video below, Adele takes a break from making her audience's hearts swell up with all the feelings, to scold an audience member for filming her concert…