Month: April 2020

Larry Busacca/PW18Getty Images 1 “If Only You Knew” by Patti Labelle In this sweet tale of unrequited love, I imagine Ms. Patti Labelle doodling in her journal, trying to work up the courage to finally tell that person how much much she loves them. Her rich, soulful voice swells as the song progresses, growing increasingly
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It’s early 2001. After surviving Y2K—hallelujah—pop culture is brimming with optimism: a young Lizzie McGuire demands a bra from mom. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake epitomize the new American dream while walking the red carpet in matching denim ensembles, and Jagged Edge has only one thing on their mind: “Where the party at?” We might
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They’re chefs and nurses. They’re grad students and entrepreneurs. They’re abortion care providers and soup kitchen managers. Often underpaid and undervalued, these women have quickly become the most essential workers in America. Before the outbreak, men made up a majority of the U.S. work force. The coronavirus crisis changed that. Below, seven female frontline workers
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Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images On March 20, as the threat of the novel coronavirus intensified, an official mandate passed that businesses providing beauty services would have to shut down temporarily to slow the spread of the virus, forcing many women—myself included—to look to the internet for assistance. The ’90s music videos in my YouTube queue were
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Dia DipasupilGetty Images Quarantine is, in some ways, the great unifier. Case in point: I’ve found myself scrolling through Human Goddess Emily Ratajkowski’s social media and relating to her mid-pandemic mood. She’s listening to Fiona Apple, she’s cutting her own hair, and (most urgently) she’s trying strange skincare routines. On her Instagram Story over the
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