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Behold, A Lady Behold, A Lady

The long-awaited cover art for Caution, Mariah Carey’s four-hundred and thirty-leventh album, has been released and it is truly the best thing I have ever seen. It’s Mariah in full adult-woman Lamb mode, serving us wind machine and bisexual lighting, looking like herself but also like if Shangela (or a similarly beat…

Amber Mark Is the Most Soulful Woman on Pluto

Amber Mark is one of the better musicians to emerge in the last several years, her rich, lustrous, jazz-honed voice lending itself to soulful house salves as much as R&B break-up jams. When she visited the Jezebel offices to talk about her most recent EP, the eminently fantastic Conexao, she described her sound as a…

Stevie Nicks Remains American Horror Story's Greatest Cameo

I have been enjoying American Horror Story: Apocalypse more than I expected, particularly after AHS: Cult’s ham-fisted, deeply obvious appeal to middle-of-the-road #resistance warriors made the show’s worst seasons—Freak Show; Roanoke—seem like feats of artistry. Apocalypse, apart from being about an inexhaustible…

Tracee Ellis Ross, Style Icon in Perpetuity, Changed 10 Times at the AMAs

We were sure Tracee Ellis Ross, the best-dressed person on television and probably Hollywood, would show out during her hosting gig at the American Music Awards.

The Beast Is Wide Awake The Beast Is Wide Awake

On the one-year anniversary of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s exhaustive report about Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual assault and harassment, Susan Collins delivered a lengthy speech where the Republican senator argued that even though she thinks #MeToo is important, she would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to…

Christian Bale Looks Great in American Psycho 2018

Christian Bale, an actor who once embodied Greek marble-statue physique in Mary Harron’s brilliant American Psycho, is notoriously committed to altering his bod to get into the spirit of a role. And if you’re wondering what might have happened had Patrick Bateman grown up and ascended to second-highest-office, maybe…

Murphy Brown (and Hillary Clinton) Takes On MAGA Murphy Brown (and Hillary Clinton) Takes On MAGA

On Thursday night, after an agonizing, devastating, infuriating day of Kavanaugh hearings, Murphy Brown returned to prime-time television for the first time in two decades, after its initial final episode aired in 1998. Set in the present after Murphy Brown’s (Candice Bergen) retirement from televised news journalism,…

The Next Step for #MeToo Is Into the Gray Areas The Next Step for #MeToo Is Into the Gray Areas

As we near the one-year mark of the public accusations against Harvey Weinstein—that he serially assaulted women; that he used his power to avoid any consequences for doing so—and the subsequent spread of the nationwide #MeToo movement, we are also facing its backlash. The initial ramifications were widespread and…

All the Demure & Sparkly Shit on the 70th Annual Emmys Red Carpet All the Demure & Sparkly Shit on the 70th Annual Emmys Red Carpet

It’s red carpet season again, friends, and today we are blessed with the distinction of the Emmys, honoring television that’s way better than movies and actors with fashion choices as eclectic as their acting ones. The theme tonight so far seems to be veering between super-sparkly and sweet and demure—except the queen …

Here's a Feminist Slogan T-Shirt I Can Get Down With Here's a Feminist Slogan T-Shirt I Can Get Down With

In recent years, the feminist slogan t-shirt has been more popular than it has in decades and is also a perfect symbol of the defanging number that capitalist girl-power has done on the idea of feminism (again). It has caused me, personally, disproportionate distress over commodification and intent and philosophy and…

How Lizzi Bougatsos—Artist, Musician, Actor, It Girl—Found the Prose Within How Lizzi Bougatsos—Artist, Musician, Actor, It Girl—Found the Prose Within

Tramps, the art gallery where Lizzi Bougatsos has until recently kept a day job as a gallerist, is of a downtown vintage that seems to be rapidly disappearing in New York under a carpet of money and shitty condos. It’s nearly impossible to find, for one, unless you’re aware that indoor shopping malls in Chinatown…

The Deuce Discovers Second-Wave Feminism The Deuce Discovers Second-Wave Feminism

A truly artful scene in “Our Raison d’Etre,” the premiere episode of the second season of The Deuce, shows Maggie Gyllenhaal, shot from above, lying prostrate in a teddy, looking blankly at the ceiling. Her character Candy, an ingenious full-service sex worker-turned-porn director and star, has spent a day cutting a…

We Tried to Dance Like Some Football Guys

Everyone knows that the most important part of football is the dancing. Wanting a piece of the joy that large football men feel upon landing a touchdown in the end zone (?), three Jezebel staffers—Frida Garza, Prachi Gupta, and Esther Wang—decided to imitate some of their choreography.

Tennessee Rapper BbyMutha Is Styling

Welcome to Styling, Jezebel’s new video series in which we show how creative people communicate who they are through the clothes they wear—how they embody their work, their personalities, and why they’re just so cool.

Fucking Betsy Devos Is Up to Her Old Tricks Fucking Betsy Devos Is Up to Her Old Tricks

As we approach the one-year anniversary of #MeToo, the New York Times reports that Education Secretary Betsy Devos wants to protect college campuses from complaints of sexual misconduct, in particular making schools accountable “only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have…

Unwrapping the Beef: What's Up With Feminists on the Internet Arguing About Chris Kraus? Unwrapping the Beef: What's Up With Feminists on the Internet Arguing About Chris Kraus?

What do we talk about when we talk about this Chris Kraus fighting that’s all up in your timeline? Why are perfectly average feminists getting XXL mad defending a writer from other feminists saying the writer sucks for defending an academic she barely knows from accusations of sexual harassment? Why are we even…

Every Casual, Sparkly, and Struggling Look From the 2018 MTV VMAs Red Carpet  Every Casual, Sparkly, and Struggling Look From the 2018 MTV VMAs Red Carpet 

Every year, in the swamp-assiest armpit of summer, the MTV Video Music Awards rollerblade into our lives, a string of musicians, reality stars, and “influencers” in tow. This summer being the most swamp-assiest in recent memory, it makes sense that 2018's VMAs lineup is more of a confused fever-dream than usual: Cardi…

The New York Post Is a Fuccboi

In a beautiful encapsulation of New York City in 2018 and a deeply savvy if transparent attempt to get young people to buy their newspaper, the New York Post is running a full-page Supreme ad on its front page.

Chloë Grace Moretz Thinks Her Shelved Louis C.K. Film 'Should Just Go Away' Chloë Grace Moretz Thinks Her Shelved Louis C.K. Film 'Should Just Go Away'

Chloë Grace Moretz is currently promoting The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s film about a teen sent to a gay conversion camp after she’s caught making out with another girl. At the New York Times, Moretz discusses her role and why she was drawn to it—but she also talks about I Love You, Daddy, the…

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