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Miley's new Paper Magazine cover, shot by Paola Kudacki. (courtesy of Paper)

Grasping the Hand of Adonis: Miley Cyrus’ Guide to Sexuality

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In a new Paper Magazine cover story, Miley Cyrus reinvents herself once more, this time as pop’s biggest proponent of sexual fluidity since Madonna. While Cyrus has used her post-Hannah Montana second act to shock via sexuality, her latest declarations — coupled with her LGBT-activism — position her as more of an ally and advocate, not only for gay rights, but for gender fluidity and sexual experimentation.
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Big Boo Does Bowie: Links You Need to See

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As we gear up for Orange Is the New Black‘s third, alleged “sexiest season yet” (according to new cast member Ruby Rose), material anticipating the upcoming mass-binge has been in abundance. First, Lea Delaria, who plays Big Boo (and also played New York’s real-life subway hero back in November) has an album coming out, and she’s shared the arrestingly stylish cover. Said cover happens to contain an album that’s a jazz reworking of David Bowie songs, and it’s called House of David: delaria + bowie = jazz. Meanwhile, Matt McGorry, one of the stars of the thus-far most lackluster continued plot lines on the show (who also plays Asher in How to Get Away With Murder), is doing something a little more fetching on Twitter: he’s devoted a great deal of his account recently to learning about and posting about feminism. Jezebel interviewed him on “the task of publicly exploring what it means to be an intersectional feminist.”
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Miley Cyrus Collaborates With Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace on “Androgynous,” Gets Celebrity Activism Right With Happy Hippie

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This morning on Facebook Miley Cyrus posted a video for her collaboration with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace, a cover of The Replacements’ “Androgynous.” Apart from being a thoroughly enjoyable three minutes of music, the video also marks the launch of a Cyrus-spearheaded foundation to aid homeless LGBT young people. As Stereogum noted this morning, “The mere fact that this video exists is pretty amazing, and so is its reason for existence.”
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Here Are All the Celebrities Who Defied Anna Wintour’s Met Ball Social Media Ban

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She may have put Kim Kardashian (and a hashtag!) on the cover of her magazine, but make no mistake: Anna Wintour’s not exactly a digital convert. According to Page Six, guests at last night’s ultra-exclusive Met Gala were sent the following mandate: “The use of phones for photography and social media will not be permitted inside the gala.” That worked out… about as well as one would expect, so in lieu of a red carpet roundup, we’ve collected evidence of the rich and powerful doing what they do best: whatever the hell they want. Click through for last night’s best Instagram selfies and Twitter updates, with our apologies to Ms. Wintour.
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Rue From ‘The Hunger Games’ Understands Something About Racism That So Many Americans Don’t

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Her gorgeous performance as Rue from The Hunger Games attracted a cascade of racist responses on social media, but now teenager Amandla Sternberg is becoming a public voice on the topics of race and culture, thanks to a Tumblr video that has gone viral. In a few short, well-produced moments, Sternberg answered one question that American media consumers and creators fail to understand, and raised another that we’d all do well to seriously consider. And she did it all as history class project, with the help of a friend.
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