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Welcome to Shelf Life, ELLE.com’s books column, in which authors share their most memorable reads. Whether you’re on the hunt for a book to console you, move you profoundly, or make you laugh, consider a recommendation from the writers in our series, who, like you (since you’re here), love books. Perhaps one of their favorite
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Zendaya and stylist Law Roach fully embraced Dune’s sci-fi genre at the London premiere of the film tonight. Zendaya appeared on the red carpet wearing an asymmetrical Rick Owens white column gown. Coupled with her updo, makeup, and all-around excellent posing, Zendaya gave space princess vibes. Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Zendaya spoke to
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There were moments over the past 20 months when it felt like we might never be able to safely step foot inside a movie theater again. Near the start of the pandemic, Hollywood stars, like all nonessential workers, were sidelined, left to cheer on health care workers and ponder their own purpose in a changed
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From the 1920s to the mid-1990s, nearly half a million prisoners across America, Canada, and the U.K chose to go under the knife—and their bill was paid for by the government. In Killer Looks (Prometheus Books), author Zara Stone explores how the emergence of plastic surgery in prisons underscores society’s obsession with beauty. Read an
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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement in partnership with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus hosted a series of discussions today about Latino contributions across media and how the Latino narrative is shaped through cultural and media representation. Three virtual panels were held from 1-2:30 p.m. EST focusing
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Rena Li for The 19th This project is a collaboration between ELLE.com and The 19th. Trust Women was flooded with patients; doctors and staff in the Oklahoma City abortion clinic were scrambling to care for everyone they could. It was March 27, 2020, the beginning of the United States’ COVID-19 crisis. Earlier that month, Texas’
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One stroll through the colorful streets of Austin, Texas and you’ll find the city’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird” plastered just about everywhere. While the saying was coined by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses, it’s become a full-blown lifestyle for natives and visitors alike. Of course, Austin is weird in the best
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When it comes to marriage, there’s little that hasn’t already been said, written, sung, painted, or filmed. Yet there remains perhaps no greater source material for modern entertainment. Union—how we nurture it, abuse it, worship it, and lose it—is an endlessly moldable subject, a fact Hagai Levy, director of HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage remake,
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