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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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A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and almost a year after police brutality protests erupted across the country, it is increasingly challenging to make sense of where America goes from here. Rolling up her sleeves to bring brilliant minds together, all in search of an answer, is renowned journalist and documentarian Soledad O’Brien. This spring,
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship is still on but barely, with Rodriguez in the Dominican Republic with Lopez now, trying to save their four-year romance. What got their relationship, which seemed rock-solid publicly, to this point? People has new detail today about Lopez’s longtime private doubts about Rodriguez and how the pandemic (and quarantine)
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, currently serving his third term, has been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by seven women. The allegations have triggered an outside investigation, calls for resignation from high-ranking Democrats, and an impeachment inquiry from the State Assembly. Here’s what we know so far: The Timeline The first allegations arose in
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Crop top, Versace, $3,195. MARIO SORRENTI Somewhere in Los Angeles, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) is sheltered in place in a deep white chair before a fire. Her little buddy Oscar, a blonde Yorkie, a Christmas present from her husband, is himself sheltered in place in her lap, which is arranged in a kind of modified
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It’s been two years since news of the college admissions scandal broke, sending high-profile celebrities, financiers, and Ivy League athletic coaches to prison. There’ve been podcasts, books, and even a Lifetime scripted telepic based on the twisty tale. Now there’s also a docudrama: Netflix’s Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal delves into the seedy
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Empowered women empower women—and that includes sharing lessons learned along the way, even if they’re not always about the finest moments. Often it’s in the most challenging of times that the clearest path forward actually emerges. To celebrate that spirit of continuing to forge ahead, Combs Enterprises and CÎROC tapped Culture Creators—a women-led organization started
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Des Willie/BBCAmerica/Sid Gentle Dearly departed, we are gathered here today to mourn the end of BBC America’s cult-favorite spy thriller Killing Eve. No, your eyes aren’t failing you—you read that correctly. Villanelle, in all her murderous glory, and our delightfully naive heroine Eve’s cat-and-mouse chase will end with the fourth and final season. At the
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Since March of 2020, more than 2.5 million women have lost their jobs—including my sister-in-law, Christine. Along with so many others, her job in the hospitality industry evaporated overnight. “The government had no plans to deal with COVID or the financial hardship, and for six months I was unemployed,” Christine told me. “I’m fortunate to
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Oscar season is upon us, and with that comes the anxious need to check all the nominated films off your to-watch list ahead of the ceremony. In the time of quarantine, most of the year’s nominated films are available to stream, meaning you barely have to move from your couch, bed, or pillow fort to
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