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The White House Christmas Party Is Canceled—For the Press, At Least

The White House Christmas Party Is Canceled—For the Press, At Least

The White House Christmas press party has been cancelled; Donald Trump's disdain for the media, it seems, has a Grinch-like seasonal variety.
What Happened This Year? Vogue’s Podcast Talks It Through

What Happened This Year? Vogue’s Podcast Talks It Through

How do you sum up a year like 2018? Vogue’s culture desk takes on the tough topics.
BTS Is the Top Fandom on Instagram, and Other Things You Liked in 2018

BTS Is the Top Fandom on Instagram, and Other Things You Liked in 2018

The top Instagram trending data from 2018, including biggest fandom—BTS, obviously—and social hashtags.
Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years in Prison, With Implications for Donald Trump

Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years in Prison, With Implications for Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison for charges related to hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
Theresa May: Vote of Confidence Results, and What Exactly Is Going On in the U.K.

Theresa May: Vote of Confidence Results, and What Exactly Is Going On in the U.K.

Chrissy Teigen isn’t the only one perplexed by British politics.
Judge Ralph Strother’s Lenient Plea Deal in Baylor Fraternity Rape Case Draws Comparisons to Brock Turner

Judge Ralph Strother’s Lenient Plea Deal in Baylor Fraternity Rape Case Draws Comparisons to Brock Turner

The sentencing of former Baylor fraternity president Jacob Walter Anderson by Judge Ralph Strother is prompting outraged comparisons to Brock Turner.
James Alex Fields Jr., Who Murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Faces Life in Prison Plus 419 Years

James Alex Fields Jr., Who Murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Faces Life in Prison Plus 419 Years

A jury recommends life in prison for avowed neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr.
Mueller Report Filings: Reading Between the Lines on Russia, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and More

Mueller Report Filings: Reading Between the Lines on Russia, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and More

“Dumb as a rock, lazy as hell” and more takeaways from the nation’s capital this week.
Ariana Grande “Billboard” Speech Calls 2018 the Best Year of Her Career, Worst of Her Life

Ariana Grande “Billboard” Speech Calls 2018 the Best Year of Her Career, Worst of Her Life

“I have everything I’ve ever dreamt of having, and as of late I’ve discovered that it’s the things I’ve always had and the people I’ve always had that still make me the happiest.”
Amal Clooney Has a Few Choice Words for President Trump

Amal Clooney Has a Few Choice Words for President Trump

The human rights attorney condemned President Trump for posing a threat to journalists around the world in a speech at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards and proved once again that
Surprising Exactly No One, BTS Is 2018’s Most Tweeted-About Celebrity

Surprising Exactly No One, BTS Is 2018’s Most Tweeted-About Celebrity

End of the year data from the social network is here, and the international K-pop boy band BTS led the way.
MeToo: Men in Hollywood and Beyond Should Be Asked About Their Role in Progress, Too

MeToo: Men in Hollywood and Beyond Should Be Asked About Their Role in Progress, Too

It shouldn’t be solely up to women to speak about—or seek to change—sexism in Hollywood.
Does Kanye West’s Apology for Texting During The Cher Show Mean He’s Turning Over a New Leaf?

Does Kanye West’s Apology for Texting During The Cher Show Mean He’s Turning Over a New Leaf?

Kanye West committed a theatergoer faux pas at the opening night of The Cher Show; more surprising is that he took to Twitter to apologize.
Ariana Grande, Defending Pete Davidson, Asks Her Fans to Stand Down

Ariana Grande, Defending Pete Davidson, Asks Her Fans to Stand Down

Ariana Grande defended Pete Davidson from online bullying by asking her fans to "please let whatever point you’re trying to make go."
Michelle Obama’s Memoir Becoming Is Already the Best-Selling Hardcover Book of 2018

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Becoming Is Already the Best-Selling Hardcover Book of 2018

Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, has already become the best-selling hardcover book of the year, despite being out for less than a month.
Dear Men Exposed by #MeToo, Here’s an Idea: Go Make Yourself Useful

Dear Men Exposed by #MeToo, Here’s an Idea: Go Make Yourself Useful

There is a middle ground between “hosting the Today show” and puttering around one’s mansion.
Read Beyoncé’s Emotional Personal Letter to Nelson Mandela

Read Beyoncé’s Emotional Personal Letter to Nelson Mandela

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter penned an emotional letter to her friend Nelson Mandela in celebration of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.
Christine Blasey Ford Speaks Out on Security Costs After Kavanaugh Hearing and Pledges Leftover Donations to Survivors

Christine Blasey Ford Speaks Out on Security Costs After Kavanaugh Hearing and Pledges Leftover Donations to Survivors

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gives details on security costs since testifying against Brett Kavanaugh and pledges to give leftover donations to trauma survivors.