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Lena Dunham and America Ferrera Take On Donald Trump at the DNC For His Comments About Women and Immigrants

At the DNC, the two had some funny jokes and not-so funny facts about Donald Trump.

Lena Dunham and America Ferrera have heard Donald Trump’s comments about women and immigrants. You know, the ones where he’s called women, “pigs,” and Mexican immigrants, rapists and criminals.

So when the two of them took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening, they jumped right in and roasted Trump.

“Hi, I’m Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably like, a 2,” Dunham began.

“And I’m America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” Ferrera added.

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Tilda Swinton Is Not Just Like Us, But She Did Love Bridesmaids

A woman after our own hearts. 

It’s hard to imagine Tilda Swinton, intergalactic sky priestess, sitting down for a low-key evening of Netflix in her silk PJs. But as it turns out, when she’s not sleeping in glass boxes and designing perfumes inspired by Sufi mystics, Tilda enjoys a good female-fronted comedy blockbuster as much as we do.

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Ryan Lochte Is Now on Tinder


Before heading to Rio for the Olympic Games, reality-TV star30 Rock sex idiot, and guy who swims pretty fast, Ryan Lochte did an interview with Cosmopolitan and revealed that he is looking for loveThe quest began on dating apps Bumble and Raya, but Lochte wasn't finding the right fish in those seas. "Well, one, with Bumble the girl always has to make the first [move], and I don't really like that. I don't think that's a woman job," Lochte said. "So I got off that. And then Raya [an app for celebrities and creatives], I don't know. I'm living in Charlotte so that didn't really work because most of the women you link up with are either in L.A. or New York."

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6 Ways to Get Michelle Obama’s Shiny Convention Hair

Glosses, serums, oh my!

On Monday night, when Michelle Obama held court at the Democratic National Convention, she focused on children and how the next election will shape the world in which children grow up. Her speech, many said, was one of the best to ever take place at a convention. But even if you disagreed with that grand claim, the notion that her words were the most powerful of the night was undisputed.

Amid Michelle's moving rhetoric, it was hard not to notice her incredibly shiny hair, which was swept into beautiful long layers by her longtime hairstylist, Johnny Wright. From Twitter and beyond, an agreement was reached (the only one of the night?) that Michelle’s hair-approval rating topped the charts.

Shiny hair isn’t only reserved for First Ladies, of course. The Cut rounded up six different ways to get shiny hair at home. Scroll down so you, too, can master the art of hair that gleams.

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The Female Artist Who Challenged Hitler’s Nazis

Collages from the new book Hannah Höch: Life Portrait.

The late German Dada artist Hannah Höch is best known as a founder of photomontage, or the photographic collage, which she helped develop during the Weimar Republic's reign. Often, she worked to overturn the era's idealized, dichotomous understanding of the "New Woman" (an independent professional, considered equal among men) while exploring social structures in intricate, layered photographs. Under Nazi rule, her work was condemned as "degenerate art."

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Pope Francis Doesn’t Want Nuns to Be ‘Wasting Time’ on Social Media

Double standard much, Cool Pope?

Cool Pope Francis —  beauty-vlog advocate and normcore enthusiast — made a decidedly uncool move when he told Catholic nuns to lay off the tweeting. In a new church document titled Vultum Dei Quaerere (“Seeking the Face of God”) that addresses “Women’s Contemplative Life,” Francis writes:

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Marina Abramović Knew That Having Kids Would Be a Disaster for Her Art

"I have no husband, no family, I’m totally free."

Marina Abramović will turn 70 this November and, in a very personal interview with German paper Tagesspiegel, the famed performance artist talked about what it's felt like to have a 40-year career and the toll performance art has had on her life and choices. Abramović touches on a subject that is familiar to any woman in the arts (and really, any field) by suggesting that she knew from very early on that having children would have had an immense — and disastrous — impact on her career. 

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Florida Representative Alan Grayson Shouts Down Politico Reporter When Asked About Domestic-Abuse Allegations

The incident took place at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.

Florida representative Alan Grayson's ongoing battle with his ex-wife, Lolita Grayson, has made headlines for years — in 2014, she accused him of shoving her outside their family home (an accusation he refuted), and their marriage was annulled last year when a judge found Lolita Grayson had not divorced her previous husband when she married Alan in 1990.

But on Tuesday morning the fight resurfaced when Politico published a report in which Lolita Grayson alleges that Alan Grayson abused her for years, causing her to seek medical attention on two occasions, and once threatened to kill her. (Here's the police report for the latter incident.) When a Politico reporter asked Grayson about the charges at the Democratic National Convention, things got tense.

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Has Slut-Shaming Gotten Any Better Since 1951?

Nope, says the director of the new film Indignation.

Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus tackles Philip Roth’s dark universe of collegiate sex in his directorial debut, Indignation, based on the author’s 2008 novel of the same name.

The story centers on Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a butcher’s son from Newark, New Jersey. The first in his family to go to college, Marcus is intent on keeping his head down and studying. But all is soon lost when Marcus encounters the bare calf of the beautiful co-ed Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon). Transfixed, he takes Olivia to the fanciest French restaurant in town, and is shocked when she performs a quick round of fellatio in the back of his roommate’s Plymouth after dinner.

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Gucci’s Murderous Ex-Wife Is Back

Patrizia Reggiani arranged for the killing of Maurizio Gucci. Her parole could end in a few months. 

Once known as Italy's "Lady Gucci" in the 1970s and ’80s, Patrizia Reggiani is most famous for hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, the last member of the family dynasty to run the label, in 1995. Now, after 16 years in prison with a pet ferret named Bambi, the 67-year-old is working in Milan as a jewelry consultant — on parole, which could end in a few months. 

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Charges Dismissed Against Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Video

A Texas judge dismissed the case on Tuesday.

A Texas judge just dismissed the final charge against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the two anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed staged meetings with a Planned Parenthood official pertaining to the illegal sale of fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood was investigated in several states and the videos' claims were proven false, but a Houston grand jury took things a step further and indicted Daleiden and Merritt for tampering with a governmental record, using falsified driver's licenses, and attempting to purchase human organs (Daleiden posed as a salesman for a fetal-tissue-procurement company to make the videos). 

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See the Newest Ad Campaigns for Fall

Including Kenzo's star-studded campaign.

In a wild presidential election year, there’s a less conspicuous campaign trail heating up fall’s fashion ad pages. As September fast approaches, designers are unveiling the newest in big-budget imagery and high-profile campaign stars in support of their fall 2016 collections.

Earlier this year photographer Steven Meisel blessed us with a Robert Pattinson–fronted Dior Homme campaign, and now the famed photographer is adding Prada to his roster of fall campaigns, serving up an ethereal desert fantasy complete with retro finger waves and chained bag chokers. Taking a more low-key approach is Proenza’s latest ad featuring rising star Selena Forrest as shot by Zoe Ghertner.

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Ask a Boss: I’m an Introvert and It’s Holding Me Back!

Try to be more curious about your co-workers.

Dear Boss,

I work in the legal field. I am not a lawyer, and I love the work I do. Legal practice is a great outlet for my extremely detail-oriented tendencies. Leave me in a room with reams of paper, a laptop, and five hard drives of disorganized electronic files, and I'm happy as a clam analyzing and organizing and researching and reporting on what I find. What other workers would find isolating and boring is my nirvana. 

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How to Say ‘Um’ and ‘Like’ and Also Sound Smart

There’s a way to use filler words to your advantage.

Some apps are good ideas, and some apps are very, very bad ideas, and some apps are well-intentioned but still feel like the kind of thing that will plant a seed of resentment, allow that seed to fester and grow with each new notification, and eventually push users to the point where they briefly just lose it and throw their phone on the ground in a temporary but white-hot fit of rage. Or, you know, the kind of thing that will be used once and then deleted.

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Kylie Jenner Eye Shadow Arrives Today

At 12 p.m. ET.

Kylie Jenner has moved on from lips to eyes, with her first eye-shadow palette that's set to launch today. "KyShadow Bronze" is a nine-color palette of neutral hues that Kylie's been wearing "for the past five or six months," she said in a video on her app. Far from the blue lip shades of yester-month, there's a matte beige, a sparkly copper, and a reddish-brown, in the array of colors. The burnt orange (called Citrine), Kylie declared, is her favorite. KyShadow will be joined by two more palettes before the end of the year, she also explained, and a fourth is pegged to a 2017 launch.

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