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Angelina Jolie’s Flawlessly Canny Control of Her Own Image

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In today’s New York Times, Angelina Jolie has published an op-ed titled “A New Level of Refugee Suffering.” In it, the actress, director, and humanitarian reports on her experience listening to Syrian and Iraqi war refugees’ stories of suffering. “How can you speak when a woman your own age looks you in the eye and tells you that her whole family was killed in front of her, and that she now lives alone in a tent and has minimal food rations?” Jolie asks.
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‘Listen to the Squawking Chicken’: A Surprising Mother-Daughter Memoir From the Woman Behind Lainey Gossip

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In America, Elaine Lui, the author of the new memoir Listen to the Squawking Chicken, is probably best known as “Lainey,” the proprietress and voice behind the addictive gossip website Lainey Gossip. What makes Lainey Gossip stand out from the various trashy-feeling gossip sites out there is accuracy and tone: she is often the first to break stories about breakups that will make you a little sad (learned about Will Arnett and Amy Poehler from her, questioned my faith in love for several days), and she approaches gossip with an anthropologist’s eye. Just look at this recent post on Reese Witherspoon, where she summarizes how scandal didn’t stick to the actress when she drunkenly yelled “Do you know who I am?” at a cop last year, and how scandal hasn’t, yet, stuck to James Franco — because sexism — and how Reese will probably be coming for Gwyneth’s tarnished GOOP crown.
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30 Essential LGBT Albums

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A couple of weeks back, we celebrated Pride Month with a pretty epic selection of essential LGBT films. The post was so popular with our readers that we thought we’d follow up with a similar selection of LGBT albums. As with our film selection, this encompasses records featuring LGBT artists and/or characters and themes. (And no, of course it doesn’t include Michelle …Read More