PAPERhttp://www.nojx.tw/PAPERen-usSun, 14 Oct 2018 23:42:56 +0000https://assets.rbl.ms/17461748/210x.pnghttp://www.nojx.tw/PAPERAriana Grande and Pete Davidson Have Reportedly Splithttp://www.nojx.tw/ariana-grande-pete-davidson-breakup-2612421359.html

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's engagement is reportedly off. Sources close to the two told TMZ that the couple has officially split over the weekend after five months of dating.

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According to the celebrity news source, "both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off." And while the two still supposedly have love for each other, all romantic relations are done. This probably explains why Davidson covered up his bunny mask Dangerous Woman tattoo.

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The couple announced their surprise engagement back in May after two months of dating, with Pete giving Ari a reportedly $100,000 ring. They have since been living together in an apartment in New York City. The two have also had several tattoos that relate to one another, and shared a pet pig.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:42:56 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/ariana-grande-pete-davidson-breakup-2612421359.htmlPete davidsonAriana grandeJasmine Ting
Drake Opened Up About His Son on LeBron James's Showhttp://www.nojx.tw/drake-son-lebron-james-interview-1-2612398488.html

It's been a while since people have been speculating about Drake's rumored son, and with his album Scorpion he confirmed the news that he is, indeed, a father. His son is rumored to be to one-year-old Adonis—whose mother is allegedly French artist and former adult film star, Sophie Brussaux. And in a recent interview on LeBron James's unscripted HBO series, The Shop, he opened up about fatherhood.

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"I have a son, he's a beautiful boy," the rapper said, showing a photo from his phone to the basketball player. LeBron commented, "Crazy blue eyes." "He's already in the pool shooting the basketball," Drake continued. "He's gonna get to a certain age, I'm gonna bring him right to 'Bron's house and I'ma be like, 'Yo, summer camp at Bronny's house!"

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"I'm just excited," he continued. "All of the things I've learned from and through my father and the incredible things I've learned through my mother about patience, about unconditional love."

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Drake did not reveal the actual names of his child, and his child's mother. Instead, he said, "I am a single father learning to communicate with a woman who, you know, we've had our moments." He continued, "I do want to be able to explain to my son what happened. But I don't have any desire for him to like not love his mother or I don't want like, I don't ever want the world to be angry at his mother. Like, we have found ourselves in a situation and we are both equally responsible and now, like, I'm just really excited to be a great father."

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Sun, 14 Oct 2018 21:36:02 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/drake-son-lebron-james-interview-1-2612398488.htmlDrakeDrizzyDrake's sonParentingCelebritiesFamous peopleLebron jamesJasmine Ting
Simone Biles Calls Out New USA Gymnastics Interim CEOhttp://www.nojx.tw/simon-biles-mary-bono-nike-2612374103.html

It's only been two days since Mary Bono has been named the interim president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics—the national governing body of gymnastics in the Unites States—and already she's made a controversial statement with a since-deleted tweet. Bono posted a photo of her using a black marker to cover up the Nike logo on a sneaker, with the caption, "Playing in a charity golf tournament raising money for our nation's Special Forces operators and their families." She continued, "Unfortunately had these shoes in my bag. Luckily I had a marker in my bag too...."

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Renowned Olympic gymnast Simone Biles called Bono out on this, and retweeted with comment, "*mouth drop* don't worry, it's not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything."

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Reports point out that this is the former Republican congresswoman's way of expressing her disapproval of Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. She later apologized for the tweet, saying "I regret the post and respect everyone's views & fundamental right to express them. This doesn't reflect how I will approach my position @USAGym." She promised, "I will do everything I can to help build, w/ the community, an open, safe & positive environment."

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She then deleted the tweet, and explained, "I know the Tweet will live on but have taken it down to move the focus to all I hope to accomplish on behalf of a great sport & those who are dedicated to it."

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Bono replaced former USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry, who resigned after being criticized over the way she's handled sexual abuse allegations against former team doctor Larry Nassar. Among those allegedly molested by Nassar was Biles herself.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2018 20:02:46 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/simon-biles-mary-bono-nike-2612374103.htmlSportsSimone bilesFamous peopleGymnasticsUsa gymnasticsJasmine Ting
Inside Cardi B's Surprise Birthday Partyhttp://www.nojx.tw/cardi-b-offset-surprise-party-2612326036.html

All of us, including Cardi B, thought the celebrations were over. After all, the rapper did celebrate her 26th birthday on Thursday, October 11th. But on Saturday night, her husband Offset decided to throw her a surprise party at Beauty & Essex in Los Angeles.

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The "Be Careful" songstress decided to go in head-to-toe Jeremy Scott for Moschino—a paper doll, sketch-like pink outfit that looks like its been shaded-in pink with markers. Her stylist Kollin Carter posted pics on his Instagram, saying these picks were hot off the Spring/Summer 2019 runway.

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Cardi wore the outfit, thinking that she and her husband were going to a romantic dinner. "The fact that i avoided eating dinner last night cause babe said we was going to a romantic dinner then BOOM!! ??????," she said in a post to Instagram. "Thank you everybody that showed up to my surprise bday party !"

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The Migos rapper had some help from Cardi's publicist Patience Foster, as well as their friends from Fashionova and Ciroc vodka to pull this off.

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Aside from the surprise and the cake, of course Offset made sure to get his wife some major bling. He went all out with a diamond "Kulture" necklace and bracelet matching set from Pristine Jewelers. And her friends from music label Quality Control, Kevin Lee and Pierre Thomas, gifted her with a diamond encrusted watch. Looks like she won't have a shortage on sparkle anytime soon.

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Happy birthday, Cardi B!

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Sun, 14 Oct 2018 16:33:29 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/cardi-b-offset-surprise-party-2612326036.htmlFamous peopleCardi bOffsetPartyNightlifeBirthdayFashionCardi b's birthdayJasmine Ting
Cardi B Sends Words of Love to Selena Gomezhttp://www.nojx.tw/cardi-b-selena-gomez-emotional-breakdown-2612172922.html

Selena Gomez has reportedly checked-in to a psychiatric facility for treatment after an emotional breakdown. And some of her celebrity have sent their best wishes and expressed support for the chart-topping singer through social media, including Cardi B. But now Cardi—who recently celebrated her 26th birthday—has spoken out on the matter.

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In a recent interview with E! News, Cardi said of her "Taki-Taki" co-featured artist, "When I met her, she was such a sweet, adorable person. She's really what you see. She's really a sweetheart." She continued, "I just want to let her know, Girl, you're beautiful, you're rich and hold on because even sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind. I just got to pray hard to God and get away from social media."

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Cardi also told E! that she can relate to what Gomez is currently going through. "You could go on vacation, you could go anywhere in the world but you can't escape your mind," the rapper said.

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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 22:31:44 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/cardi-b-selena-gomez-emotional-breakdown-2612172922.htmlCardi bSelena gomezMental healthCareMusicJasmine Ting
Prince Estate Demands Trump Stop Playing His Musichttp://www.nojx.tw/prince-estate-purple-rain-trump-2612120093.html

On Thursday, Prince's estate has issued a statement asking Donald Trump to cease using Prince songs for his rallies. According to Rolling Stone, Tump's pre-Election Day rally in Mississippi last week had a playlist that featured "Purple Rain." Word reached the Prince Estate, and Prince's half-brother Omarr Baker issued a statement.

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"The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince's songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," Baker tweeted.

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Some outlets are reporting that the estate has actually issued a cease and desist, but this is yet to be confirmed. Neither Trump, nor the Prince Estate has immediately responded to the Associated Press's request for comment.

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Prince is only one among the number of artists who have specifically requested for their songs not to be played at any public events hosted by Trump, and his administration. According to the Associated Press, other artists who've demanded the same of Trump and his White House since 2016 include: "Adele, Neil Young, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Twisted Sister, Elton John, Queen and the estates of George Harrison and Luciano Pavarotti."

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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 17:26:45 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/prince-estate-purple-rain-trump-2612120093.htmlMusicPoliticsPrincePrince estateJasmine Ting
WeWork Sued For 'Frat-Boy' Culture, Mishandling Sexual Harassmenthttp://www.nojx.tw/wework-sexual-misconduct-2611977490.html

WeWork is the latest tech company to be accused of creating a bro-topic, unsafe place for women to work.

Echoing recent stories about Spotify, Uber and other start-ups, a former WeWork employee, Ruby Ananya, has filed a lawsuit that says she was sexually assaulted at company events while her co-workers failed to intervene and that WeWork failed to intervene or to hold her abuser accountable. In the suit, Ananya condemns the company for its "entitled, frat-boy culture that permeates [it] from the top down" reports Vox.

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Ananya, 33, who was employeed at WeWork between 2014 and 2018, claims she groped on two different incidents by male co-workers at company events "where attendance was mandatory and alcohol was readily available," each which she reported immediately afterwards according to the lawsuit, Vox's reports.

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The first incident allegedly took place at a staff retreat called "Summer Camp," a self-described "festival-esque getaway" for employees, after which Ananya says the male co-worker who groped her told Human Resources that he did not recall the event due to drinking, and was not reprimanded beyond being required to take a sexual harassment prevention course.

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On a second occasion, at WeWork's annual Summit, another male co-worker grabbed and forcibly kissed her, refusing to get off her until she physically pushed him away. Similarly, Ananya alleges that he claimed not to remember the incident and also was not punished at the company. If true, this would put her in the majority of employees who speak up in their workplaces, based on a 2003 study reports that 75% of victims of workplace harassment experience retaliation after reporting incidents.

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After the incidents, Ananya claims that WeWork retaliated against her, taking her off important projects before finally firing her this summer.

"The sexual harassment and assaults of [Anaya] did not happen in a vacuum," reads the suit, according to NBC. "They are product in part of the entitled, frat-boy culture that permeates WeWork from the top down."

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WeWork has refuted the allegations about its culture, and the cause for Ananya's firing in a statement to Vox:

"These claims against WeWork are meritless and we will fight this lawsuit. WeWork has always been committed to fostering an inclusive, supportive, and safe workplace. WeWork investigated this employee's complaints, took appropriate action, and this employee was terminated solely because of her poor performance. She received negative performance reviews, including one more than a year before she was terminated. She was rated as one of the lowest performers on her team, based on feedback from her peers and managers. Upon being terminated, she acknowledged her poor performance and that she hadn't been showing up to work regularly. She even expressed concerns about her performance to a colleague shortly before her termination."

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However, the lawsuit anticipated and disputes this, claiming that WeWork began to fabricate this narrative before her termination. Her suit states, according to Vox, that she was photographed having a glass of wine with a coworker six weeks before her firing, something not unusual given the company's culture of "alcohol- and drug-laden party" and mandatory happy hours. The photo wasn't addressed with her until her termination meeting, when it was used at evidence that Ananya was an underperforming employee, who drank on the job.

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Ananya legal team has responded to WeWork's statement: "We also note the obvious: If our client had been a poor performer for a year or more, why didn't WeWork ever give her a warning or a performance plan, something human resources professionals will tell you is typical practice?" said Rafkin. "And why did the decision to fire her come only after she complained again about a sexual assault and the way it was handled?"

WeWork, beyond being valued at $20 million, and representing the largest office-holder in New York City pioneered the co-working space, and has given rise to a slew of similarly modeled companies. They recently launched a "Socially conscious" education start-up and school called WeGrow.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:24:13 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/wework-sexual-misconduct-2611977490.htmlJael Goldfine
Let Maryanne Bold Melt Your Hearthttp://www.nojx.tw/maryanne-bold-holy-tension2-2611979770.html

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Say hello to Henry, the frontman of Maryanne Bold, a LA-based duo you'll immediately add to your driving playlists. Henry Maclean and Dylan Grossman are college friends turned collaborators who created Maryanne two years ago and have been making music easy to move to ever since. Henry's voice is high and soft and sweet and Dylan's ability to craft a sonically soothing track makes for the perfect music to dance to, drive to, and cry to of course.

We talked to Henry about his inspiration for their latest video, the beauty of platonic friendships, and who is Maryanne Bold. The video opens with Henry shaving his head, so you know all the feeling are about to set in.

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Who is Maryanne Bold?

Dylan and I met at Emerson College in Boston and had known each other for a while, but only started making music when I came to LA to do a semester of school. Dylan showed me a beat he was working on that we started building upon and that ended up turning into the first song on our EP, "Henry Says I Love You." We made and released a video for it and quickly realized we had to come up with a name for our music…we picked Maryanne Bold because it sounds like it could be someone's real name, but it's a little theatrical and cute, like a stage name.

I also had a neighbor growing up that I called my adoptive grandma, her name was Maryanne. She played a big role in my development and was one of the kindest and funniest ladies around, and so the first name is just a nod to her as well.

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What were you saying with "Holy Tension" both sonically and visually?

I was trying to make sense of how identity-altering it can feel to both be to feel so strongly about someone. I was searching for a way to describe how powerful it can feel when you acknowledge brand new love and let it take you over. That feeling can also be something that can be too self-informed, and if it's not handled with emotional responsibility and care, it can be unsustainable. Many songwriters write love songs from the vantage point of how love makes them feel, and they're often poetic in nature (Hence the first line: "My love is like a self-obsessed flower and / it blooms in just an hour and a half or maybe two"). I want to respect the love I've felt and also acknowledge the sacred tension within it – how it has the potential to not last forever.

In the video there's a second element too. During the time I wrote this song (about a year ago) I came to further appreciate the powerful Platonic relationships I have. I feel like that type of love can inform the overall experience of being sensitive and truly open towards others. I'm talking about open communication, real vulnerability, and understanding. Those qualities I feel (in my experience) some male-identifying people have trouble expressing…

But my friend Chris who stars in the vid with me is an exception to that—he is caring, and open, and I never feel weird expressing any feeling I have around him. So the stuff in the video is about embracing that journey of opening up to the ones you care about, and taking that step.

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What can we look out for from MB?

This song is part of an EP ("Advanced Party Vol. 1," stream it on Spotify!) Dylan and I put out a little while ago, and we have a new single coming out hopefully before the end of the month, with a super fun video to go along with it. Stay tuned, subscribe on YouTube, yada yada!

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:18:50 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/maryanne-bold-holy-tension2-2611979770.htmlMaryanne boldPaper Magazine
Kehlani Announces Pregnancyhttp://www.nojx.tw/kehlani-pregnant-2611974947.html

Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Slick Woods — the baby wave has been fierce this past year or so, and now another young celebrity has announced she's becoming a mother. Kehlani posted to Instagram a shot of her visibly pregnant with the caption:

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"i've always been very open with you all about my personal adventures & accomplishments... this was the HARDEST to hide. if you know me, you know i've dreamt about motherhood since i was very young. when asked what my goals are, it's always the idea of a big healthy happy family & whatever comes along is a plus . i am so honored to be given this gift by spirit, creator, and an amazing partner whom i trust with my body and life after a very traumatic experience that had me afraid of interacting with men as a whole for what i was sure would be forever (i'll tell that story when it's time). i knew sharing something so personal and precious could bring stress into my world but there isn't a word anyone would say my way that could take away from this. dearest little girl, i am so proud to be your mommy. i am so proud to have received you. i cannot wait to meet you, i know you will be 50,000 times more special than i can even imagine at this moment. i am happy to document this journey and feel the freedom any pregnant person should. i'm looking forward to sharing my little world with you all... my partnership with my very best friend and lover, our journey of conception, my choice for a natural home birth with my AMAZING midwives at @parteramidwifery and eventually... the little pumpkin! i am now a HOME. 4 months and counting with you, angel of mine. SHE DONT WANNN HIDE NO MO we're so ready for you mija!"

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Related | Kehlani: the Softer Side of Savage

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:00:26 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/kehlani-pregnant-2611974947.htmlKehlaniClaire Valentine
Daphne Guinness Strikes a Golden Chordhttp://www.nojx.tw/daphne-guinness-interview-2595965116.html

The name Daphne Guinness has become synonymous with art, exquisite taste, unruly self-expression and experimentation. Heiress to the famous Irish brewery — founded in 1759 by her ancestor, Arthur Guinness — a young and wide-eyed Daphne quickly established herself independently from her father's stormy, two-tone drink empire through her ventures into fashion and art. She's easily identifiable by her trademark, monochrome Cruella De Ville hair bouffant and perhaps known best for her career as a designer, poet, visual artist and muse to top-tier fashion dictators like Karl Lagerfeld, Philip Treacy, the late Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. The world of fashion looks to the free-spirited and elegant Daphne for lessons in how to dress wildly and well.

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Surviving the sometimes cutthroat, unforgiving and fearsome business of fashion, Daphne has superseded the criticisms, the hedonism and the devastating suicides of her closest friends. She's maintained her incorrigible innocence, optimism and unrivaled passion for art throughout loss, tragedy and fallen hope the wisdom and self-assurance which remains steadfast within this 50-year-old creative is tangible in the music she now records.

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Seizing the opportunity to bring a lifetime's work of poetry to life through music, friend and legend David Bowie brought Daphne and Grammy award-winning solo artist producer Tony Visconti together. Personally requesting an edit of every track the duo created together, Bowie was impressed by the unbridled, dramatic and orchestral aesthetic Daphne renders with her rousing sound. The formation of her band then followed: Fronted by Terry Miles, pianist for Go-Kart Mozart, Thin Lizzy bassist Gary Liedeman, Chelsea and Generation X guitarist James Steven-son and Roxy Music's saxophonist Andy Mackay, with Daphne's self-professed musical partner Malcolm Doherty drafting in 58 instrumentalists, from timpani and tambourine players to bassoons and bass, their lineup is pure gold.

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Her debut album, Optimist in Black, wrestles with the darkness she struggles against, dawning bleakly in the wake of her brother's sad passing and her iconic friends' premature departures. Daphne's latest, transcendental, new age orchestration entitled Daphne and The Golden Chord was recorded in just three weeks using analogue tapes and was recorded on consoles previously used in the creation of The Beatles' Abbey Road, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon and various numbers by Wings. The result is a 10-track compendium of vintage rock and new age renaissance. Daphne's storytelling capabilities and transparency on record feels illustrious and entirely unique.

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PAPER learns more about the model turned musician's latest adventure and the moments that led to this triumphant crescendo of her career:

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Are you a sensitive creative? When a deeply personal track doesn't make the cut are you affected on a deeper level by that?

No, l feel like lyrics are the icing on the cake. What brings everything together is the music and the words can change because my mood changes dramatically. I take what l do very seriously, but also l don't take me seriously. l can always see the funny side of things even when situations are getting terribly tragic, which they have in the past in my visual world and in my life in general. At least l have a sense of humor! l go between thinking, "This is funny," but also, "This is deeply ironic and sad." So the lyrics will change and sometimes l will just take them out because l don't want to say that anymore, or perhaps they just aren't good enough. The music will always be there. l can always write the song over it. These songs exist as poems; they are all written in my diary.

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What's a strong memory from the first time you performed for Bowie?

When l was writing the first album, he might just be there at any time. l got an email from Tony saying Bowie wants a copy of every take; l thought, Oh wow, who wouldn't want David Bowie, essentially, co-producing? He called himself the "Godfather" of the album. At the beginning l was so nervous about that situation. l was such a fan of his — he was so clever, he had such a good sense of humor, and he was so encouraging and generous with his time. He was a very elegant person — a deeply civilized and good human being. Just lovely. You can feel it in his art and he has a long history of helping other artists the way he did me: Lou Reed and Iggy Pop for example. He is someone that recognizes other artists. He made it happen for me, l wouldn't have had Tony without David. He knew of me, but he didn't understand my potential at that point. He knew l was a visual artist, but he wasn't aware l could write and sing songs. l was so nervous of Tony, l went up and down in the lift several times before meeting him. He takes a very considered approach, he doesn't want to waste his time on something that is no good. Also, he won't collaborate with someone who isn't as invested as he is. He's invested 150% in his music, he's seen it all, he's a brilliant producer and l am the same; l don't do things by half. It's nice to find someone as hugely passionate as yourself. [He] quite honestly music saved my life.

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Related | Daphne Guinness and The Blonds: Separated at Birth

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How do you attribute the music to saving your life?

Music was always my secret fried l could go to when l was down or depressed or in the silent world of my visual arts. I would put my headphones on and listen to the Beatles or The Doors or classical music and l always had that even when everything else was falling apart. I knew l could sing and write music, but l didn't set out to establish a career in music. It was a series of happy accidents, but if you think about it, life is a series of happy accidents. l never imagined it would lead to anything like this. It's wonderful, l love it.

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The band is made up of such iconic figures in music, the stories you must share collectively must feel like a real highlight?

We all came together through my musical partner Malcolm who is a saint of all saints. He has had so much experience and played in a lot of bands. My first band was made up partly Bowie's band and session musicians. l ended up on tour with Tony, l think that a test on Bowie's behalf, which was great. l loved it. l met Malcolm on that tour and he and l decided that we could work together. He plays the guitar, he spent a great deal of time thinking about how to put a band together and the chemistry it would have. He really made it right and Tony also helped with his views. With music it is so much about chemistry. I went around in my life believing everyone is nice which sadly isn't true; you can just get people who are just there for the money, but the serious people aren't like that. I have been very lucky with Malcolm and Tony and that's how that came together.

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How much input did you have with creative concepts when collaborating with Nick Knight?

So much! He just told me to make something up and that's what l did and that's what l would always do, either with him or David LaChapelle, whoever. Some visual artists are not as visual as other artists; David LaChapelle is very musical, Nick is the most fantastic photographer. He loves music, he did such a great job of "Fatal Flaw" and "Five Planets." So l let them do their thing but l bring who l am into the picture, I'm open to suggestions, a fresh pair of eyes and ears, but l will be there in the editing process. Nick is such a great artist, and you don't want to convolute art. l trust Nick and l trust David, l work again and again with the same people because l get them and they get me.

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Related | David LaChapelle Gets Candid

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When you listen back to this new material, is Alexander and Isabella's influence present?

They aren't so much on this album. They are more prominent in Optimistic in Black, especially that track. The issues of suicide, depression and grief are always present in my music in general.

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When you are performing that material do you struggle to repeatedly and willingly take yourself back to such a painful place?

It just happens, l don't have to take myself there. that's the awful thing about grief l guess. Despite the time and everything, l do to try and make things right. Nothing will bring back my friends.

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Do you feel closer to them as a result of the music?

I've always felt close to them. l've discovered that l need to take care of myself a bit better; Hand-in-hand with saving their legacies, l must preserve myself. It almost tipped me over the edge and l miss them so so much l was at the point of the same thing and l had to step back and save myself.

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Related | Daphne Guinness Drives an 18-Wheeler For Balmain

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Is that the artistic temperament?

I don't think so, it's not that at all. l haven't seen this [McQueen] film, but from what l can gather they are pinning this depression on his artistic temperament. l think that got in the way of life for him, but l think it was events in his life that caused his suicide. We all have a background. l can only speak from my own experiences. l had a very mixed childhood, very happy to a great extent but there was quite a degree of me bringing myself up. l was kidnapped and held at knifepoint. It was pretty bad. That wasn't in my genetic code. That happened to me after l was born. That wasn't in my artistic temperament, l had to fight to survive. I'm not saying, "Poor me." A lot of people have stories, people can be blinded by the name or the background and everything else, but human behavior is a very funny thing. My father was fantastic, my mother was very sweet but l just didn't see much of her because she was always away. There were a lot of lunatics about, wonderful lunatics but fantastic, like Dali. l had great experiences, not all bad.

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Whose affirmation matters to you the most?

My own. l am my own worst critic. Whatever anybody says to me l will have already said one hundred times. I suffer from perfectionism, although l am kind of relaxed. The upside of growing up the way l did was being around bohemianism and hippies so much. l can pretty much handle anything on that level, but when it comes to violence, that's just downright impossible as a child or even as an adult. I'm very grateful that l have this artistic outlet, and do think there is a degree of working through these things. I don't expect everyone to love this album though, it's a question of taste, whatever floats someone's boat. My art will remain whether l exist or not. What we all did together in that room as a band, it's true magic. I'm getting such a great response, it's so lovely hearing people's experiences. One tends to think they are alone with their feelings, but l have been able to connect with people. For years l wanted to be dead and now l am enjoying being alive. Before l was defensive and l wanted to keep people out and now l want to embrace everything.

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"l am my own worst critic [...] I suffer from perfectionism."

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How do you plan the outfits you wear on stage?

I drive everyone mad. Luckily l have quite an extensive wardrobe. It's all quite last minute. l don't wear makeup really, most days, l'm not good at putting on makeup. l tend to get it all wrong. I don't look in the mirror really. A verse in Armageddon says, "Woke up this morning, it was kind of grey, looked in the mirror, oh no not me again!" What a drag.

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Is there one item of clothing you have worn more than any other item you have in your wardrobe?

My tails. l just design tail coat after tail coat... and my white shirts. My shoes, l design in Paris and Japan. At the moment l am in a bit of a uniform, l need to go to Paris and buy some more clothe. It's getting ridiculous. I need a wardrobe clean out.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:55:31 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/daphne-guinness-interview-2595965116.htmlDaphne guinnessMilly McMahon
Should Lady Gaga Play Ursula In The New 'Little Mermaid'?http://www.nojx.tw/lady-gaga-little-mermaid-2611963455.html

After Lady Gaga proved that, on top of being a creative visionary and technically flawless singer, she's also a compellingly vulnerable actress A Star Is Born, Hollywood is thirstily laying roles at her feet.

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According to The DisInsider, it's rumored that Gaga is the first choice to play Ursula in the forthcoming live action adaption of The Little Mermaid.

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She would play, not exactly opposite Zendaya (rumored to be cast as Ariel), but below her, leagues beneath the sea cackling about her plans to steal the mer-princess' voice. While it was thrilling to see her stripped down and shy as A Star Is Born's Ally, her little monsters might actually perish if she plays the vintage, bold-lipped fish-fatale villain.

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However, Gaga's rumored casting has caused ripples of controversy. First and foremost, because the Disney villainess was actually inspired by drag legend Divine, thanks to Little Shop Of Horrors playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman who pushed the ultimate version of the character. Hazlitt reports:

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"The Little Mermaid's directors and animators created several iterations of Ursula. One was a manta ray inspired by Joan Collins. Another was a "beautiful but deadly" scorpion fish, recalled director John Musker. None worked, until an animator named Rob Minkoff drew a vampy overweight matron who everyone agreed looked a lot like Divine."

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Divine, real name Glenn Milstead, however, died before he had the chance to bring the part to life — a role those who knew him, including John Waters — said he would have loved to play.

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"Ursula is a plum role because as Glenn Milstead, Howard Ashman, John Waters, and generations of queers and drag queens know, being ostracized, fat, and sick can bring its own strength and power" However, Jeffrey Schwarz, a documentarian who chronicled Divine's life, "doesn't think it's strange that Divine, a delightfully filthy drag legend, inspired a children's movie. He thinks, rather, The Little Mermaid is a pretty queer film."

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While Gaga is an icon close to the queer community's heart, many fans hoped hoped that a contemporary queen would play Ursula next time the chance came around, especially given how many incredible queens there are in the industry right now.

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Others simply believe that Ursula shouldn't be thin-washed.

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Racial politics also complicate the casting debate, given that some viewers interpreted Ursula as a Black woman, although she was inspired by a white drag queen. It's sticky to tease out whether this perception is emerging straight from Divine's persona, which is certainly wrapped up in the ongoing conversation about white gay men and drag queens' appropriation of Black culture, directorial influence, audiences' biases, or a little bit of everything.

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The film, given its likely casting of Zendaya as Ariel, however, seems to be proposing an inclusive take on the All-American, all-white/fish Disney tale. While Gaga would obviously kill as Ursula, there are other actors whose casting has the potential to speak more to fans and the role's history. Or, if the creators really wanted to scramble up the archaic story and stick it to Disney's white, normative history, here's a proposal:

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Photo via BFA

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:27:44 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/lady-gaga-little-mermaid-2611963455.htmlDivineDragCultureRaceLittle mermaidDisneyLady gagaJael Goldfine
Joey LaBeija Has Big Newshttp://www.nojx.tw/joey-labeija-dogma-2611892434.html

New York DJ, producer, and nightlife impresario Joey LaBeija announced today that his semi-regular party, Techno Cumbia, was dead.

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While we pay our respects to what once was yet is no more, LaBeija is also unveiling his latest project(s), in the spirit of forging ahead with new creative endeavors. First: LaBeija will no longer be going by his longtime stage name. As such, he will be curating a DJ set for what he is calling a "doomsday rave," and it will be his last time performing under Joey LaBeija. (Find out more about that here).

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In fact, LaBeija will be DJing no longer after this set, which is on November 2 at Exodus. "I will be going to the UK and Europe in the end of November for a few months to go on one last tour as Joey LaBeija, as well as to fine tune my next record under my new moniker," he reveals to PAPER.

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"I think I've done all I needed to do for myself and my city under this name."

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LaBeija further elaborates on what's next for his music career, and the reasons behind his pending name change, which he hints will be announced at some point during his upcoming last DJ live set. "I think I've done all I needed to do for myself and my city under this name," he says. "The need to grow and express my emotions further through music has been something I've been playing with for a while, and over the last two years I have been developing the sounds and textures of this new persona. All the new music has my vocals and the live shows and music videos are being curated to perfection. I think anyone that has found an emotional connection to my music as JL will be really happy to come on this journey with me to this new world I've created for myself, to lose myself in."

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In the meantime, LaBeija is digging into his design background (he once created a pop-up for his aforementioned Cumbia party). Today, he shares his breakout collection for Dogma exclusively with PAPER — a capsule that sprung to life from his own past experiences, while taking inspiration from the word's definition. "It's a play on the word, being a set of principles and rules that someone deems as absolutely true," he says. "I was loosely inspired by the theories that run through someones head during a breakup, all the things they believe in with such conviction that no one else can shake from their mind."

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Notably, LaBeija is among the lineup of producers enlisted for Kelela's new album, which features 20 updated versions of her Take Me Apart tracks. He was asked to take on "Better," transforming the already devastating track into a syrupy, melancholy mix at 107 BPM (Listen, here).

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Browse the Dogma collection's lookbook, which includes a range of graphic tees and hoodies, below, and visit the website here.

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Lookbook Design: Lucas Mascatello
Makeup: Cate Ure?a
Hair and Photos: Joey LaBeija

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:20:55 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/joey-labeija-dogma-2611892434.htmlTechno cumbiaDogmaFashionMusicEntertainmentLgbtqLgbtReinventionJoey labeijaMichael Love Michael
Bops Only: 10 Songs You Need to Start Your Weekend Righthttp://www.nojx.tw/friday-bops-23059-2611895583.html

New Music Friday always promises a plethora of that good-good new-new from some of your favorite artists, maybe some long-awaited, maybe some tired, through, and delayed, and maybe some songs by a treasure trove of #whos you've never heard of before. We know. It's overwhelming! Thank the heavens PAPER is here help sift through the goodness, the garbage, and the noise, and bring you the best every Friday. We gotchu, sis. Let's bop to it!

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Ella Mai's long-awaited self-titled debut album is finally here! Stacked to the brim with top-notched production and hooks galore, as many breakout acts' first efforts often are, Ella's stands out. Why? First, her voice, a reedy and seductive instrument all its own, doesn't get lost in the sauce. Speaking of, "Sauce" is one of many reasons why this album deserves your undivided attention. Ella has been smartly fusing her undying devotion to the R&B greats with intimate songwriting and a clear love for acrobatic singing since dropping "Boo'd Up," which ultimately became this summer's ubiquitous lovelorn jam for cuffed-up lovers the world over. "Sauce," a sensual metaphor for all Ella has to offer in a relationship, feels like both a warning of her power, and a tender embrace; a suitable introduction for a woman with even more to say. Find you a girl who can do all of the above.

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Related | Ella Mai: Most Likely to Cross Over

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This song makes the list for its sheer boldness. When Quavo of uber-popular rap duo, Migos, dropped QUAVO HUNCHO today, who would've known that it would include "Champagne Rose," a dizzying, molasses-paced song featuring slurred vocals from Madonna and Cardi B? But that's exactly what we've got. It's a grower that is as delightfully weird as it is totally unexpected, with each star working a new kind of voodoo on us that we weren't sure existed until now.

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ALMA, one of music's most exciting new artists, drops "Cowboy," and it's a marked shift away from the speaker-thumping electro-pop that has made her famous. It's got a decidedly more straightforward pop arrangement, but no less effective: "Cowboy" takes spaghetti Western sonic motifs and applies them to ALMA's recent move to Los Angeles from her native Finland, embracing streets of glitter and guaranteed future success. Enjoy "Cowboy" for the glitzy bop it is, and let's just see what becomes of our newest lone star.

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Related | ALMA Is a Legend For Life

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Belly, Meek Mill, and M.I.A. team up over powerful new track "Immigrant." "There's nothing more priceless than being free," Belly raps, before spitting a series of verses over just how unfortunately untrue that is for immigrants and people of color in America. Of course, by the time M.I.A. hops on the song, its somber, contemplative mood is further elevated to an urgent fever pitch. By the time the varying recent news clips close out the song, we are left realizing that "Immigrant" isn't just sonically effective pro-equality propaganda meant for all who live here (or want to live here), but a call to those with privilege and power do more about the crisis we are still in.

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Jess Glynne's sophomore studio album, Always In Between is out today, and album cuts ike "Thursday" ensure that Glynne's voice will continue to inspire. "Thursday" makes the Bops list due to its honest portrayal of Glynne, who sings about not wanting to cover up her flaws with make-up, but that's of course just a larger metaphor for society's expectations of women's beauty and attractiveness. But in addition to its greater, impactful, and relevant social messaging, it's just a good song! Glynne's voice sounds like crystals, and her gifted ear for melody will move on Thursday or every other day of the week.

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British quartet Little Mix returns with "Woman Like Me," a swaggering new single featuring a rhythmic, chameleonic verse from Nicki Minaj. The song's lyrics focus on the women's outspoken, take-no-shit qualities in the first verse, before shifting to a seductive scene in the second, where she (or they) take control in the bedroom. Production-wise, "Woman Like Me" cruises between lilting reggae grooves and explosive bass and hi-hats, as the repetitive, sticky chorus asserts that these women aren't like anyone you'll ever come to know. They are just like themselves. Proceed with caution.

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Related | Break the Internet: Nicki Minaj

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Norwegian pop singer Astrid S swings for the rafters with the release of "Emotion" today. The song's lyrics, framed by stadium-filling production, dramatic piano and synth chords, center around a breaking point in a relationship. "Why can't we talk it over," Astrid muses over one of the song's quieter moments, before the chorus erupts. "Just how long would you let it bleed?" she seethes, as the synths grow more menacing until the song's whistled outro. By exposing her wounded heart with exacting nuance, Astrid has made a modern pop banger everyone can see themselves in. Unless, of course, you don't have emotions, which just might make you a sociopath.

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Madame Gandhi, feminist electronic musician who has produced drums for M.I.A., drops new single "Bad Habits," out today. Her releases have always been concerned with world events and issues affecting disenfranchised and marginalized communities, and "Bad Habits" is no different. Over a rhythmic, toe-tapping drum pattern and a looped vocal effect, Gandhi waxes poetic about the ways of the modern world and how they can get us down. But the beauty is in how she acknowledges that peace comes from within, once you can finally drop things that no longer serve you. It's a socially conscious bop worth every groovy second, and then some, for its empowering message.

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Usher surprise-releases his spontaneous Zaytoven-produced new project A today. The story seems to be that this release was as much a surprise to him as it is to fans and listeners, telling Apple Music that when he landed in his Atlanta hometown, he didn't know he'd create A 48 hours ago. And so the magic of the R&B icon's creative experiment brings us quirky tunes like the Gunna-assisted "Gift Shop," a trap-style bop with catchy phrasing comparing a lover to a living, breathing gift shop, who may be on display but is not for sale. Throughout A, which Usher doesn't particularly think of as a "love letter to Atlanta," he unwittingly captures the zeitgeist of music coming from Atlanta, part melodic, part trap and love of darkly-inflected hip-hop, and all-cylinders-fired energy. There must be something in the water.

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Tokio Blond is the new indie electro pop project of Diplo-endorsed singer-songwriter Rena, a Brooklyn-based artist who became notable in queer nightlife circles with her vogue track "Jealous", in which the video stars vogue icons Javier Ninja and Dashaun Wesley. Where that track brought undeniable fierceness, as Tokio Blond, "There's No Stopping Us," an emotive, super-catchy synthpop number, comes from a more vulnerable place. "I've never released a truly vulnerable love song; I felt I had to repress my emotions for the sake of being a 'bad bitch". Bad bitches have feelings and need to be loved, too! I wanted it to show my emotional side but be empowering at the same time," she says of the song. Mission accomplished!

Photography: Jonathan Mannion

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:25:26 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/friday-bops-23059-2611895583.htmlElla maiQuavoCardi bMadonnaAlmaBellyMeek millM.i.a.Jess glynneNicki minajLittle mixAstrid sMadame gandhiUsherZaytovenTokio blondBops onlyMichael Love Michael
Meet Your New Aussie Crushhttp://www.nojx.tw/harry-richardson-poldark-2611666669.html

Poldark, currently airing a fourth season on PBS, is the stuff period piece dreams are made of: there's drama, bodice-ripping, dudes with swords, the spectacular English seaside. And the show is chock-full of heartthrobs. Like Harry Richardson, who plays the romantic, heartbroken heartbreaker Drake Carne.

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Richardson only finished drama school a few short years ago, and he's since managed to land roles both in Poldark and mega-blockbuster Dunkirk. PAPER caught up about the show, yoga, and Harry Styles.

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Tell us about your role on Poldark.

My character is a wholesome young dude named Drake. He is a hopeless romantic who has been through a lot because of love. This season is the last chapter and it is a great story of maturing into a man and striving to heal all wounds with an open heart. It is still as dramatic as ever though!

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Were you always a fan of period pieces? Do you have any favorites?

I have always had a fondness for period pieces. I think my mum brainwashed me with them when I was younger. They all just love prolifically and poetically. Two favorites are Bright Star and A Knight's Tale. I used to watch the latter over and over on VHS.

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Are you based in London full-time now, or do you still call Australia home?

I will always call Australia home but I am having a good time venturing from the nest! I want to travel all over the world, while I can!

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How did you first get started in the industry? Did you always want to be an actor?

I was first cast in a strange Aussie film called Looking for Grace after leaving drama school, and then just wanted to chase the career all over. I have definitely wanted to do this since I was a kid. It looked like a path where I'd never have to grow up.

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What are your favourite movies? Directors?

I love Alex Garland at the moment. In a time of very predictable musings on science and tech, he's always thinking out the box and risking it.

Also Martin McDonagh is one my all-time favourites! I hope people keep giving him the freedom to let his crazy humour run wild. I haven't seen any more of Chloé Zhao's films but I was blown away by The Rider this year. If you haven't seen it, treat yourself!

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What are you watching on television (besides Poldark)?

I have been watching Cary Fukunaga's Maniac this week. He's undoubtedly one of the best in the game. Jonah Hill and Emma Stone step up to the plate, it is a headspin for sure that sneaks up on you with the feels.

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What was it like to work on Dunkirk?

I was in it for a second, but it was crazy just laying eyes on a production of that scale. It was a teaser to a dream that I want to actualize.

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Are you a Harry Styles fan?

I have got so much respect for Harry Styles. He's really doing the work to channel all the energy that is surrounding him into something with real artistic value. I imagine it is a hard task but he's maturing with flair.

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Related | The Student Behind Harry Styles' Amsterdam Stage Look

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When it comes to Christopher Nolan, are you more of a Dark Knight or Inception person?

Both films are pretty flawless. Heath is a huge inspiration for me though so I have got to say Dark Knight. It is a perfect film I think. I have never heard anyone say otherwise.

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You're a Yogi! When did you start your practice? What's the toughest pose you can do?

I don't know if I am Yogi status yet but I love it! I can throw down some weird arm balances but the toughest is just sitting still and quieting my monkey mind. It is a daily struggle but it is slowly improving!

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Photographer: Elliott Wilcox
Styling: Shade Huntley
Grooming: Liz Taw

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:11:02 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/harry-richardson-poldark-2611666669.htmlHarry richardsonPoldarkDunkirkHarry stylesChristopher nolanStory Jocelyn Silver / Photography Elliott Wilcox
The Queer DJ Making Miami Nightlife a #NoBroZonehttp://www.nojx.tw/gami-swetboxx-miami-2611428184.html

A dark, twisted remix of "Milkshake" fills a warehouse space in Miami's Wynwood District, shaking the speakers and setting the crowd ablaze as Kelis repeats "La la la la la" like a devilish spell. A queer couple wearing matching latex tops make out to the sound of early aughts debauchery, as DJ Gami jumps wildly onstage — her hot pink hair dripping wet — and chants feverishly into the mic: "Where my gays at? Where my girls at?" New York-based DJ Maya Monès is right by her side, hyping up Gami as the queen of Miami nightlife — the one who made tonight's party a reality, and she certainly is.

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We were at Swetboxx, an early October event created by Gami with support from Red Bull Music Academy, that aimed to bring a diverse lineup of LGBTQ DJs, hosts and performers to South Florida for one night only. As a whole, Miami nightlife is dominated by cis straight clubs, and even its gay spaces fail to open doors for a wider, more inclusive range of queer guests and talent. Which is why Gami, with support from her collective Internet Friends, was inspired to develop a party that disrupted the city's norm.

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She called upon local queer fixtures like Queef Latina and Miss Toto to host Swetboxx, alongside performances from Miami queens, including Persephone Von Lips, Jupiter Velvet and Mthr Trsa. Andro Gin, a self-declared Cuban-American "queerdo," dramatically lip synced to Britney Spears' lucky, ripping off flower heads and throwing them into the screaming crowd. King Femme, a "drag being" currently raising funds for their top surgery, took on "Sad Bitch" by IC3PEAK, convulsing and spitting white liquid onto their costume.

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Related | 50 LGBTQ Musicians You Should Prioritize

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New York rapper Quay Dash, whose SOPHIE-produced bop "Queen Of This Shit" recently closed out Versace at Milan Fashion Week, was the night's headliner. Discwoman, Papi Juice, Ariel Zetina, NAR, and more DJed in-between live performances, filling the humid, blue-lit warehouse with sounds that reflected a global scope of music beyond Miami. People drank lots of Red Bull, which meant they sweat their asses off until sunrise, and comedian Eric Andre was strangely among the crowd, much to many queens' delight.

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PAPER caught up with Gami — DJ, curator and all-around creative force — to reflect on making Swetboxx happen, and the way she's transforming Miami nightlife into a #NoBroZone with trans, femme energy.

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How would you describe the existing LGBTQ scene in Miami?

I think it's growing. I also think it's very cis male/white dominated. Resources as a trans women are limited. I've been denied space by my own community. I'm hoping we eventually have more trans public figures in Miami.

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In what ways do you think you're disrupting the norm in Miami with the work you do?

Taking space, being outspoken as a trans woman of color, creating worlds, bringing a variety of sound, performance and art.

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Where are you from, and how did you start getting involved with nightlife and music?

I've always been artistic and have an eye for creative direction. [I was] born in Miami and raised in Colombia. When I was in Colombia a lot of my ideas as a teenager were considered "faggotry" [or] "vulgar." Once I moved back to Florida and went to art school I was very embraced. I quit college because it wasn't nurturing at the moment, attended a few "underground" events and wasn't satisfied.

I started to DJ on my laptop and acquired a residency at a warehouse in Miami, and started to program monthly parties and booking artists from all over the web. I met some amazing artists in Miami who have been so supportive and inspiring. I have now moved on to CDJS, and have really found my sound and selection. I'm really excited to keep growing in my craft and start producing soon.

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"I want more femmes on the decks and on the mics."

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You're the programming director for Internet Friends. What's the story behind this collective, and what effect do you hope it has on Miami's queer culture?

It started out as a dream. I used to throw events independently, and felt like hence there were so many people involved in producing and creating with me and Miami's lack of trans/queer collectives, it was crucial to take space and create a collective centered around booking more femme and trans artists.

The name comes from us meeting so many people over the Internet, and then eventually becoming friends. It's so wild hitting someone up on Soundcloud that you really admire, and next thing you know we are in Miami having a good time.

I hope to keep bringing content for the younger generations to see and be exposed to. My ideal purpose is to make Miami a more femme/queer-centered city — #NoBroZone. I want more femmes on the decks and on the mics.

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What was the planning process like for Swetboxx?

It was really fun, I still can't believe it happened. I was getting hints of it and was told to brainstorm around February 2018. I was really interested in booking something Miami isn't used to — no EDM, no techno, no house — and giving other artists from other genres an opportunity to sweat in Miami. This was curated with a lot of love and showcasing the full spectrum of the community.

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Who are some of the key influencers in Miami's queer nightlife scene?

Queef Latina, Miss Toto, Kat Wilderness, Jupiter Velvet and Keanu Orange.

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During Swetboxx, you wore a custom look by Nivero. Are they Miami-based?

Nivero is my baby! We collaborated last year on a film Nivero 54, and a collection Waterproof during Art Basel. Nivero is one of the few Miami-based fashion brands that cater to the queer community. I'm so proud of them and so grateful they have been dressing me for my last couple of gigs.

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What do you think differentiates Miami's queer scene from other major cities?

Miami is the city of the sun. We are so vibrant and eclectic. We have so much Latin flavor. I think Miami is such a beautiful blank canvas, it makes everything so exciting.

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Why do you think it's important to support queer talent in nightlife?

For the future generations. A lot of elements from nightlife have come from queer people, and it has been taken from us. Now we are reclaiming our spaces and our art. Nightlife is our medium and our canvas.

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See photos from Miami's Swetboxx with Red Bull Music Academy, below.

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Photos courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy

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Film Is the Next Stop On BTS' Path to World Dominationhttp://www.nojx.tw/bts-movie-2611947909.html

Korean sextet boyband BTS is literally taking over the world. They're dropping No. 1 albums, speaking at the U.N., designing beauty lines, selling out global tours, covering TIME, and basically proving more definitively each day how culturally backwards it is dismiss or ignore K-pop.

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Their next frontier is the big screen. BTS has announced Burn The Stage: The Movie, a feature-length documentary that will document the band's meteoric ride. It promises an "intimate" look at their recent Live Trilogy III: The Wings Tour, behind-the-scenes footage, and "brand new from-the-heart interviews" with the band.

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BTS's Love Yourself is the first K-Pop album to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, and the band made history as the first Korean act to ever play a U.S. stadium show, let alone sell one out, as they did at their Citi Field performance last week.

Burn The Stage will hit select theaters on November 15. Purchase tickets and check theaters here.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:22:29 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/bts-movie-2611947909.htmlBtsK-popMusicJael Goldfine
Quavo, Madonna, and Cardi B Have a Song Togetherhttp://www.nojx.tw/quavo-madonna-cardi-b-2611918585.html

The other half of Migos, Quavo, released his solo debut QUAVO HUNCHO, today, and while we take a while to pour through all of the A-list features on this thing, our minds are fixed on one. "Champagne Rosé," (stylized in all caps, but in the interest of not yelling, we're keeping it Christian and lowercasing things) featuring who else but Madonna and Cardi B. Yes, you read that correctly.

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It's a syrupy, bizarro trap banger where Madonna adopts the voice of a menacing gremlin lurking in the shadows for a sticky, repetitive auto-tuned hook. Cardi, who usually comes in hot, is even forced to slow her roll to surf the track's murky, muddy waters. We're not complaining, but this whole thing is... pretty wild. Listen, below.

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Photo via Getty

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:51:14 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/quavo-madonna-cardi-b-2611918585.htmlMigosCardi bMadonnaChampagne roseMusicNew musicNew music fridayQuavoMichael Love Michael
'Heavenly Bodies' Broke The Met’s Box Officehttp://www.nojx.tw/heavenly-bodies-met-record-2611912193.html

Although we're already drooling over next year's camp-themed Met Gala, which promises to be filled with all things tacky and profane, it's looking nearly impossible to top the legacy of this year's Met Gala.

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The evening of fashion inspired by saints, martyrs, popes, heretics and prophets was so iconic and provoked so much curiosity about the intersections of religion and fashion, that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's corresponding Heavenly Bodies exhibit went almost viral as the images of Rihanna scowling in her pope hat.

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Related | The MET Costume Institute Announces Its 2019 Exhibition Theme

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The exhibit, which just wrapped up this week, has officially been crowned as the museum's most-visited exhibit ever. During its five-month run, it saw 1,659,647 visitors, eclipsing previous record-holders,1978's Treasures of Tutankhamun (1,360,957 visitors) and 2011's Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (661,509 visitors) reports Bloomberg. The exhibit was also physically the largest in the museum's history, covering 60,000 square feet and 25 galleries between the Met's central 5th Avenue location, and at the Met Cloisters uptown. Almost one and a half million viewed the exhibit on 5th avenue, while over 200 thousand trekked up to the Cloisters.

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Organized by the Costume Institute, 'Heavenly Bodies' examined fashion's ongoing obsession with Catholicism, as well as a the history of religious fashion. The vision of vintage Balenciaga wedding gown next to contemporary monk-inspired streetwear hoodies, alongside a collection of tiaras on loan from the the Sistine Chapel — all housed in a literal French monastery — was a truly stunning spectacle that could be enjoyed equally by fashion-fanatics and couture-atheists, spiritual believers and skeptics alike.

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It's not shocking that box office reflects the massive appeal of an exhibit of such visual grandeur — and which went beyond fashion to explore art, cultural politics, religion, and history. There was something for everyone.

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Relive the most spectacular Heavenly Body gala lewks here, and if you missed your chance to see the exhibit, you can check out select images here.

Photo via Getty

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:19:31 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/heavenly-bodies-met-record-2611912193.htmlRihannaMetMuseumsArtMet galaFashionHeavenly bodiesJael Goldfine
The Op-Ed Authors Who Protested Lorde’s Israel Show Are Being Fined $12,000http://www.nojx.tw/lorde-activists-sued-12000-2611893197.html

If you recall, several Israel concert protest headlines back, this December two young New Zealand activists authored an an open letter to Lorde, published in local outlet The Spinoff, urging her to "join the artistic boycott of Israel" and cancel the Tel Aviv stop on the Melodrama World Tour.

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Days after the op-ed was published, Lorde pulled out of the show, after receiving "overwhelming number of messages & letters," saying that "i hope one day we can all dance." She issued this statement to the Jerusalem Post's Amy Spiro:

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Later in January, it was reported that the activists who authored the op-ed, Nadia Abu-Shanab and Justine Sachs, who are Palestinian and Jewish respectively, were being sued for allegedly causing distress to Israeli fans. The lawsuit was brought by Israeli legal group called Shurat HaDin, which describes their mission as "achieving justice and compensation for terror victims from terrorist organizations, their sponsors, and the financial institutions that aid and abet their criminal activities. The $13,000 claim was filed under Israel's anti-boycott law, over alleged "moral and emotional injury" suffered by three Israeli fans due to the cancellation.

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Now, Abu-Shanab and Sachs have been ordered by an Israeli court to pay over $12,000 in damages to the three fans, over the role their op-ed played in Lorde's decision. The militant anti-boycott law is a controversial one that "allows civil lawsuits against anyone who calls for a boycott against Israel," although this is believed to be the first ever application of the law.

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"This decision makes it clear that anyone who calls for a boycott against the state of Israel could find themselves liable for damages and need to pay compensation to those hurt by the boycott call, if they're in Israel or outside it," Darshan-Leitner told the Jerusalem Post.

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In a statement published in The Spinoff, Abu-Shanab and Sachs have rejected the court order, saying that the ruling is unenforceable and merely a stunt "to intimidate Israel's critics."

"Our advice from New Zealand legal experts has been clear: Israel has no right to police the political opinions of people across the world."

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While refusing to pay the damages, the pair have committed to fundraising at least $12,000 for The Gaza Mental Health Foundation, which supports, among others, Palestinian children suffering from PTSD. Their Give A Little campaign has already raised over $7,000 since it launched today.

Lorde is one of many artists who've faced controversy over their choice to perform in Israel, and one of fewer who've made the choice to participate in the boycott, including most recently Lana Del Rey, Princess Nokia, and Lauryn Hill. Brian Eno, Kathleen Hanna, Talib Kweli, and Roger Waters are among the artists who signed an open letter supporting Lorde's decision to cancel her show.

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:37:53 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/lorde-activists-sued-12000-2611893197.htmlLordeIsraelPalestineBdsNew zealandJael Goldfine
Alice Longyu Gao Is Feeling 'Magnificroissant'http://www.nojx.tw/alice-longyu-gao-magnificroissant-2611775727.html

New York-based DJ, performance artist, and fashion fixation, Alice Longyu Gao, has undoubtably won us all over with her Harajuku-meets-Bushwick DIY style but it is her sharp cross-cultural music that keeps us coming back for more.

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Her latest track, "Magnificroissant," takes her affinity for Japanese visual-kei surreality to new heights. With an overload of spinning CGI sushi, flying eyeballs, pastel pagodas, and multitudes of bready French pastries, Gao presents a fully immersive fantasy world reminiscent of both J-Pop megastar Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the smart subversiveness of Chinese artist Cao Fei. "Magnificroissant" is earnest about its absurdity, relishing in baguette-driven word play, Gao even sports the crescent shaped pastries in her hair buns.

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Related | Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Guide to Spooky Japanese Yokai

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"We love a good 'I don't give a fuck' attitude, and everyone who feels like a vulnerable girl needs that spirit to deal with demons and fuq bois" says Gao, and the sentiment rings true. With devastating bars like "Look at your pretentious face/ You think you are the coolest/ I don't like it/ Pollute my eyes," Gao channels her inner Cardi B for a song that is just as aggressively self-affirming as it is charmingly whimsical.

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Watch the PAPER Premiere of Alice Longyu Gao's "Magnificroissant," below, out now:

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:37:12 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/alice-longyu-gao-magnificroissant-2611775727.htmlHarajukuMagnificroissantMusicPremiereKawaiiMusic videoJapanNew yorkAlice longyu gaoMatt Moen
NCT 127's Global Takeoverhttp://www.nojx.tw/nct-127-regular-irregular-2611738450.html

A tightly packed queue builds in front of a nondescript studio in Los Angeles, CA. The event details are supposedly private, but the line swells rapidly, quickly twisting down the darkened streets as boys and girls of all ages gather in hope of seeing tonight's performance or even just a glimpse of the artists as they drive by. Those who are allowed onto the chic rooftop performance space immediately pack themselves against the barricade and, once the music turns down, take their cameras out as the group takes the stage. Styled to perfection in complementary shades of gold and black, the group hold themselves with soft regality before they promptly blow off the proverbial roof with their debut single "Fire Truck." Their names are Taeyong, Jaehyun, Mark, Yuta, Johnny, Doyoung, Taeil, Winwin, Haechan and Jungwoo, and they are currently 5,953 miles away from home in Seoul, South Korea. They are NCT 127 and with their new album, #127 Regular-Irregular - The 1st Album, they are taking their first steps to becoming the United States' newest favorite K-Pop group.

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Unveiled in 2016, NCT, an abbreviated form of Neo Culture Technology, is SM Entertainment's limitlessly expanding boy group with their eyes set on dominating the global music scene. They are the catalyst to SM Entertainment's plan of achieving "Hallyu (the Korean Wave) Localization," by creating a group with an unlimited amount of members and team configurations that can be based not only in Korea but in other massive music markets like Japan and America. With numerous teams, NCT can release multiple albums throughout the year, perform around the world, and prepare for their next comebacks seamlessly.

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The heart of the group is its bubbly, boyish members, who reflect the group's international ambition and appeal. With 18 current members (and room for more), NCT range in age from 16 to 24, hail from seven countries (Thailand, America, Canada, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Japan), speak six languages (Thai, English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean), yet despite the distance all share the same, singular dream: to become K-pop stars. A majority of the members have been performing long before NCT's creation as part of SM Entertainment's pre-debut group SM Rookies. Now, as NCT, they work tirelessly writing, recording, and learning complex choreography to participate in one or more of NCT's four current teams: NCT Dream, NCT U, NCT 2018, and NCT 127.

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Seoul's representative team, NCT 127, is spreading K-Pop from its origin point outward; the "127" in their name being the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul, South Korea. The group debuted in 2016 with seven members and the single "Fire Truck," an explosive, moombahton track that correlates diffusing difficult, everyday situations to a fire truck dousing flames. Their second single, "Limitless," saw the addition of two new members to the group, Johnny and Doyoung, and their third, "Cherry Bomb," secured the group's first win on South Korean music program M Countdown. After burgeoning a large fanbase known as NCTzens (pronounced N-Citizens), the group dived headfirst into the Japanese music market earlier this year with their first-ever fully Japanese mini-album and single "Chain."

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Their latest endeavor, Regular-Irregular, is NCT 127's first full-length album and sees the group gain a new member: Jungwoo. The album is divided into two sections — regular and irregular — to depict the contrast between predictable reality and fantastical dreams. It also features an all-English version of the group's new single, "Regular," a Latin-inspired trap single dreaming about a glitzy lifestyle full of VVS diamonds, gated mansions, and expensive cars. With NCT, everything comes back to dreams.

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In the midst of their hectic L.A. schedule, which included performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, walking the red carpet at the American Music Awards, and participating in multiple events as Apple Music's current Up Next Artist of the month, PAPER chatted with NCT 127 about their new single "Regular," their favorite Disney films, and their dreams for the future.

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How does it feel to have Jungwoo join NCT 127?

Jungwoo: I'm so happy to have joined the group and also a little nervous-excited! We were all already very close, and because they welcomed me, it was an easy transition. Because there's more members this time around, I think all of our charms are that much more heightened! We all have great chemistry. Hope everyone is as excited as I am!

Johnny: I love it! As a part of NCT 127, he elevates the group so we can show a whole new side to the team.

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What's the meaning behind your comeback single "Regular?"

Taeil: The lyrics are about dreams of becoming rich — something that anyone dreams about at least once in their lives. The song talks about doing the things we only dream about, but "on the regular." Because NCT focuses a lot on dreams with our music, we thought this would be a fun spin on "dreams" by taking on a lighthearted one like this.

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What's your favorite track from Regular-Irregular and why?

Mark: It would probably have to be our title track, "Regular." It's a Latin trap song, which is really different from any of our previous releases. I'm also really curious as to what our fans will think of it as well!

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You've said that Regular-Irregular is an album about growth — how have you personally grown since debut?

Taeyong: As we've tried out different genres of music throughout our careers, I think we all grew a lot as artists. I'm very proud of this new album because I think it really shows that process of growth and the many ways we've challenged ourselves across different genres of music.

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NCT 127 experiments with so many different genres; do you enjoy performing bold songs like "Cherry Bomb" or ballads like "Angel" more?

Jaehyun: They're both so different that I can't really say I like one over the other. But like you mentioned, "Cherry Bomb" is very bold, with a dynamic, eye-catching performance, and we all put our everything into it when we perform it because it's one of those where we need to bring it every single time.

Doyoung: "Angel" is softer, so it's a song where we can interact more with our fans as we perform it. Our group doesn't really focus on a single genre or type of music style, but we want to showcase our diversity as artists — whether it's through dynamic performances in songs like "Cherry Bomb" or slower songs like "Angel."

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You're performing at Mickey's 90th Spectacular! What's your favorite Disney movie?

Haechan: I love classic Disney movies, and I'd have to say The Lion King is one of my favorites. Also, in Korea, Mark and I were a part of Disney Channel Korea's Mickey Mouse Club. So when I found out that we were invited to perform at Mickey's 90th Spectacular, I was super excited! Can't wait for you all to see our performance!

Johnny: I watched Fantasia a lot because I thought it was a really well-made film, especially with how they combined animation with classical music. In general, I feel like we all grew up with Mickey Mouse since we were kids, so it was a cool stage to perform on.

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Your album Limitless has "Back 2 U (AM 01:27)" and now Regular-Irregular has "Replay (PM 01:27)." Are these songs related?

Taeyong: So these two songs aren't necessarily related, but "Back 2 U" is a sad breakup song that's good for listening to during late nights, around 1:27 AM as the song title says. "Replay" is a song with a faster tempo, making it a nice afternoon track, one to listen to around 1:27 PM. The lyrics for "Replay" are about reminiscing on the good old days.

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"Music is an expression of our emotions, and language is like a tool for us to do so." - Taeyong

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How was recording "Regular" entirely in English? Why did you decide to record an all-English version of the song?

Mark: It was a lot of fun, especially because we're usually only singing in Korean. Because the language is different, I realized the delivery itself is very different as well. It was pretty difficult to record both the English and Korean versions with the same feeling and vibe. I hope our fans like it though!

Winwin: It was a bit difficult for me to be honest, but I still had a lot of fun.

Taeyong: I think music is an expression of our emotions, and language is like a tool for us to do so. Since we all come from diverse backgrounds, it's interesting to see how these tools are used in our music.

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The final track on the album is "Run Back 2 U" which you performed as SM Rookies! How does it feel to release a complete version of the song three years later?

Yuta: So this song is the full version of the song used as background music for our "BASSBOT" video before our debut. We had first worked on that song 3 years ago, and re-recording it as NCT 127 was a reminder of how much we've all grown since then. It felt pretty cool. It's also a bonus track on this album, which is NCT 127's first full-length album—a little present we prepared for our fans! Hope they enjoy it.

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What's one song from another NCT unit that you wish you could've performed?

Taeil: I personally like NCT U's "Boss." The sound of the bass is really powerful, and the performance is also pretty bold. I personally like the choreography during the hook. It would be cool if we could perform the song with different members in the future someday.

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What makes NCT 127 irregular — do you have any quirky habits?

Johnny: I always have to chew gum before I do any radio shows.

Taeyong: You can find me doing push-ups before every dance practice.

Yuta: When we eat, I make sure to take a bite of everyone's food. I have to try them all!

Jaehyun: Don't ask me why... But when I sneeze, I always do the dab.

Jungwoo: Right before I have to do something really important, I crack my knuckles/fingers.

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The album is split between reality and dreaming — what's your dream for the future of NCT 127?

All: Just the fact that we're here in America and are able to promote our music with such great reception from our fans is a dream itself. We want to continue to make music that inspires and speaks to fans all over the world and also want to become a group that the world's never seen before. And of course... We eventually want to do a world tour!

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Photography: Felisha Tolentino
Photo Assistants: Zach Benge & Joe Beckley
Digi Tech: Will Azcona

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:17:02 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/nct-127-regular-irregular-2611738450.htmlNct 127K-popMusicStory Emlyn Travis / Photography Felisha Tolentino
'Black Panther' Will Get Ryan Coogler-Directed Sequelhttp://www.nojx.tw/black-panther-2-1-2611761198.html

As if there was ever any doubt, the highest grossing movie of the year, Marvel's Black Panther, is now confirmed to be getting a sequel.

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The Hollywood Reporter broke word that writer and director, Ryan Coogler, will be coming back to reprise those roles for Black Panther 2. Currently ramping up for the release of another Michael B. Jordan-starring property, Creed II, Coogler is expected to start filming the sequel in late 2019 or early 2020. But honestly, that's fair given that Coogler is in the midst of developing a LeBron James-starring sequel to Space Jam as well as another drama, Wrong Answer.

Related | The 'Black Panther' Sequel Will Reportedly Feature Donald Glover

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To say that Black Panther was a significant cultural moment is perhaps a massive understatement. A touchstone for the black community, it was a massive step forward for mainstream representation in a political climate that has been openly hostile to racial minorities. Black Panther is currently up for Oscar consideration and is heavily theorized to be the reason behind the short-lived "Popular Film" category that was introduced and then canceled this year. Black Panther has already cemented itself as a part of the contemporary canon with ease and aplomb, it wasn't so much a question of whether the movie would get a sequel but when. After all, "Wakanda Forever."

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Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:56:30 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/black-panther-2-1-2611761198.htmlBlack panther 2Ryan cooglerMichael b jordanSpace jamSpace jam 2Lebron jamesMarvelDisneyFilmMovieOscarsPopular filmWakandaBlack pantherMatt Moen
A Club Called Rhonda's Guide to LAhttp://www.nojx.tw/club-called-rhonda-la-2611719875.html

Pansexual party crew, A Club Called Rhonda, has been a staple of Los Angeles' nightlife scene for ten years now taking their meticulously curated lineups and debauchery-filled parties from a strictly west coast affair to a global brand. Led by their nameless, genderless mascot, Rhonda, Gregory Alexander and Loren Granic have taken their hedonistic revelry to shows across major metropoles like NYC, Paris, and London as well as major festivals like Coachella.

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Now Rhonda is bringing things back home for Secret Project, a weekend long festival in LA's iconic Chinatown neighborhood with music by Bicep, Peggy Gou, Roman Flugel, Carl Cox, Bonobo, Octo Octa, Tale of Us, and more with food offerings from David Chang's lauded Majordomo restaurant and mixology from Apotheke.

Related | Go Backstage At Troye Sivan's 'Bloom' Tour

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As a primer for how to get the most out of the weekend's festivities, A Club Called Rhonda has graciously done the hard work of putting together a guide of their favorite landmarks, hangouts, and venues around LA for everyone from the first-timer to the seasoned veteran. Full of hidden gems and chic trendy spots, Rhonda has put together a guide that will not only help you get the most out of LA but also make all your Instagram followers insanely jealous.

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?Little Dom's - This to me is the eternal Los Angeles restaurant. Effortlessly timeless, priceless people-watching, a celeb-haunt with no paparazzi and a neighborhood eatery all the same time. Private, accessible, not fussy, glorious Italian-american eatery without the hype.

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Cuties - One of the last (non-nightlife) LGBTQ owned and focused businesses in LA, Cuties is the cutest lil' coffee-shop for full-spectrum caffeination in one of the cutest lil' streets (heliotrope!) in East Hollywood.

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Catch One - One of the nation's first black & gay owned discotheques, this sprawling megaclub has been a hub for a whole spectrum of nightlife culture for over 40 years. A place with this much history and this much room to explore is the perfect setting for our biggest parties (Rhondavous). I've been doing events here for 2 years and i still get lost inside the cavernous complex of clubbing.

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?Apotheke - Brand new cocktail spot in a newly ascendant slice of Chinatown serving incredible gourmet cocktails in one of the most beautifully designed rooms in LA. On weekends their outdoor patio turns the experience up to 11.

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Ricky's Fish Taco - Godmode Baja fish tacos served out of a truck under a bridge in Frogtown by one of the sweetest taqueros on the planet (Hi Ricky!).

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Cinerama Dome @ Arclight / Chinese Theater / El Capitan (tie!) - Within two blocks, Hollywood has three of the greatest movie theaters on the entire planet. If you're a fan of the Cinema you have an embarrassment of riches here and it becomes hard to see a movie anywhere else.

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Minibar - Upscale classic cocktail science in a gorgeous hidden bar that seats only about a dozen martini aficionados at a time

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Squaresville - On a busy corner of Los Feliz lies one of my favorite vintage stores in the city. Great selection, great music, but most importantly the staff there is always having fun and the world could use more places like that.

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Petit Hermitage - A tiny hotel/member's club that does so much with the scant real estate they have. A gorgeous rooftop pool, restaurant and mini-theater/living room is a sanctuary for the young and relentless of Hollywood.

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?Neuehouse - Los Angeles is Planet Hustle, everyone is working their way to the top at the same time yet we manage to stay somewhat relaxed in this high-energy environment. Neuehouse is a private member's club devoted to work in a beautiful setting that manages to encapsulate this effortless balance of office grinding and rooftop sun-soaking.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:58:17 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/club-called-rhonda-la-2611719875.htmlLos angelesTravelTravel guideLaSecret projectChinatownApothekeGold lineNeuehouseA club called rhondaMatt Moen
An Amy Winehouse Hologram Is Going on Tourhttp://www.nojx.tw/amy-winehouse-hologram-2611741957.html

Holograms of dead artists are a scourge (there were holograms for Tupac, Michael Jackson, Selena, and Justin Timberlake nearly performed at the Super Bowl with a Prince hologram). We'd argue that the only cool hologram ever was the teacher in Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. Although Proto Zoa surely has a hologram by now, too.

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In any case, there's now a hologram of Amy Winehouse, and it's going on tour in 2019. Rolling Stone reports that the tour, done in partnership between Winehouse's estate and BASE Hologram, will include "digitally remastered arrangements of [Winehouse's] classics" and a full backing band. Some proceeds from the tour will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which services disadvantaged youth and helps to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in young people.

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Related | Amy Winehouse: Painted Lady

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Look, holograms of dead musicians are generally disturbing. But people will surely turn out in droves to see some version of Winehouse, a spellbinding talent who tragically died far too young. Any celebration of her genius is surely worth something.

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"To see her perform again is something special that really can't be put into words," said Winehouse's father, Mitch. "Our daughter's music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way."

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:48:52 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/amy-winehouse-hologram-2611741957.htmlAmy winehouseHologramMitch winehouseJocelyn Silver
A First Look At Aéropostale's Gender-Neutral 'Aero One' Collectionhttp://www.nojx.tw/aeropostale-gender-neutral-collection--2611729559.html

Aéropostale, specialty teen-focused retailer whose target demographic is men and women ages 14-22, has announced the launch of its first-ever gender-neutral collection.

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It is the latest mass brand to join what journalist Katie Couric has called the "gender revolution," following behind retail giants like H&M, who created a unisex denim line last year, Urban Outfitters, who made various styles of tailored, body-positive suits "for all," and even the Gap, who sells gender-neutral baby clothes under its Gap Kids arm.

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Aéropostale's new line is called Aero One, and according to a press release, is "inspired by love and equality," a collection comprising 15 pieces that seeks to embrace "EVERYONE." The collection boasts a bright array of colors and size-inclusive silhouettes. Select pieces include T-shirts, pullover hoodies, distressed denim, overalls, a pink denim jacket and a bleach washed chambray shirt, and is selling from $29.50 to $79.50 in sizes ranging from XS to XXL.

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Alongside the clothes is a small capsule of fragrances, also gender neutral, called No. 16 (a citrus scent), No. 87 (a fougère scent), and No. 24 (a woodsy scent). Those come in 50 ML bottles and are selling for $24. You can find all products online now, here, and in stores worldwide come October 14.

Courtesy of Aéropostale

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:21:00 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/aeropostale-gender-neutral-collection--2611729559.htmlGender neutralGender fluidAero oneLgbtLgbtqUnisexFashionAéropostaleMichael Love Michael
Why Is the Music Modernization Act Important?http://www.nojx.tw/music-modernization-act-2611688186.html

Today, Donald Trump signed the Music Modernization Act into law, alongside Kid Rock and Kanye West.

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But what exactly is this law? Though it was created by Republicans (Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and House Judiciary Chair and Virginia Representative Bob Goodlatte), the bill is said to have been one of the few issues garnering bipartisan support in an administration where few things do.

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Related | Kim Kardashian 'Proud' of Kanye for Meeting with Trump

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It primarily benefits those working in the music industry. The White House tweeted that the new law "will close loopholes in our digital royalty laws to ensure that songwriters, artists, producers, and providers receive fair payment for the licensing of music."

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The U.S. Copyright Office says that the Act represents a "passage of landmark legislation expected to benefit the many stakeholders across all aspects of the music marketplace, including songwriters, publishers, artists, record labels, digital services, libraries, and the public at large."

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The basic idea is that the new law makes it easier for musicians and songwriters to get paid from digital streams, something musicians like Prince, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, The Black Keys, Beck, and countless others have either spoken out about, or have pulled their music from streaming platforms altogether in protest.

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"Without songwriters, there are no songs. It's that simple," says Grammy-nominated songwriter Sarah Hudson, who's penned hits for stars like Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj and Charli XCX. "We go into studios every single day with a hope that the song we write will get out into the world for people to enjoy, and we should be compensated fairly for our relentless work. It has been a battle thus far in the era of streaming, but now with The Music Modernization Act finally in place, it gets us one step closer to what we all deserve as creators. I am so proud to be a part of this community and will continue to fight for our rights as songwriters, musicians and artists... since we truly make the world a more magical place to live in, right?"

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Related | Jesse Saint John Aims to Please

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Jesse Saint John, who's written for Kim Petras and Britney Spears, echoes Hudson's excitement. "This is a major win for songwriters," he says. "A lot of people don't realized how unfairly we were being paid for streaming because the laws were prehistoric, so this gives a lot of new writers more of a fighting chance. I hate our country's current political situation and usually close my eyes when I see the word 'Trump' but this is the first cool thing I've seen in a while."

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More specifically, Rolling Stone reports that the Music Modernization Act will make sure that songwriters and musicians receive royalties on songs recorded before 1972, that some royalties go to producers (marking the first time producers have been included in copyright law), and that streaming services will have to pay owners of music rights directly, "in a more streamlined fashion." Additionally, "an independent entity" will reportedly be established to oversee this process

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As for the rest of us, if we care enough, we can now stream songs peacefully, knowing that our faves (and the ones who wrote them) are finally getting their due.

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:59:18 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/music-modernization-act-2611688186.htmlDonald trumpKanye westKid rockTaylor swiftPrinceColdplayMusicMusiciansMusic modernization actMichael Love Michael
The Designer Who Believes the Future of Fashion Is Humilityhttp://www.nojx.tw/jeniece-blanchet-jeblanc-2611450501.html

In a world of fast fashion and mass production, it can be difficult to find truly unique, well-made pieces that are versatile enough to style in new ways and have enough personality to make a statement with each wear. Enter: JeBlanc, the brand whose militaristic, silver jewelry is likely starting to pop up all over your Instagram feed.

"I wanted to give you all something real and untarnishable, something that won't end up just in your laundry basket," JeBlanc founder, designer and stylist Jeniece Blanchet says. "A piece that is extremely versatile. Something that will last. A piece of myself."

Embossed with Blanchet's motto, "The future of fashion is humility," each piece can be customized and worn different ways—a necklace becomes a body chain becomes a belt and so forth. We spoke with Blanchet about life as an independent designer, her inspirations (NASA, artificial intelligence), and why true personal style doesn't depend heavily on "brands to shape our style and character."

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What's your background? How did you get started as a designer?

To be quite honest, I've had to create my whole life. My parents stopped buying me material things at 14-years-old. I was just so completely infatuated with haute couture, luxury items, and art (John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, LouLou De la Falaise, and Salvador Dali's jewels). Anything I dreamed of having, I had to make myself.

I worked retail jobs, (designer handbags, high end boutiques, plus a sneaker store) and I started styling within these jobs to build my clientele, but also to get that respect from my fashion peers and to get my name out there so when I start designing others would take me seriously.

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Your pieces have an industrial vibe but with a fresh twist. Where do you draw inspiration from?

A lot of my inspiration comes from researching Artificial Intelligence, NASA, and engineers in general.

I remember I was scouting locations for a shoot and came upon a motorcycle manufacturer, and was just in awe as the sun reflected off the raw metals laying all over ground. Something so raw, undone, and industrial and the endless possibilities of creation...just the process of taking something apart and putting it together again excites me. Sustainability and doing more with less are majorly on my mind.

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Who do you create for?

Women are the main source of why I create. Women are just born with this instinctive strength that keeps me motivated. Also any creative human working towards a purpose or meaningful goal. I put energy into every piece I make to give them strength and confidence so that us creatives can feel that we are not alone, and that we can create our world together.

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Being an independent creative of any kind can be tough—how do you stay motivated or positive through uncertain moments?

I just focus on believing in my heart and not my reality. I tell myself that my mistakes are not my final destination. When I feel alone, or down, I write in my journal the things I wouldn't ever say out loud. I research what genuinely interests me or what I want to learn instead of picking through other people's inspiration that's thrown in my face through social media.

I also go out alone a lot and dress in different characters or makeup and simply observe. Humans are all so complex, so I find beauty in the world keeps me focused on my own heart and dreams. Becoming more comfortable in my aloneness keeps me the happiest. Living in my truth is vital.

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What are your goals for the future?

The future is basically what you do in the present. I try not to plan too much and just do. Currently I'm working on two new womenswear pieces that I'm extremely excited about that will be releasing on 11/11 (my birthday). I dream of having a full collection, and I truly see myself creating in many realms. I love creating and being behind the scenes, in most cases. I want to give myself freedom to create anything at any anytime. One day could be a minidress, the next could be a flame-thrower. I will forever work for sake of beauty. Eventually I want to get into theater!

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Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:59:00 +0000http://www.nojx.tw/jeniece-blanchet-jeblanc-2611450501.htmlJeblancJeniece blanchetClaire Valentine
Sensen Lii's Sports Tech Couturehttp://www.nojx.tw/sensen-lii-interview-2611721102.html

Sensen Lii's high-impact fusion of dramatic costumes and athleticwear shook up the VFILES show this past September at New York Fashion Week. For his label Windowsen's stateside debut, the Chinese-born designer sent technical fabrics in electrifying neon hues, platform trainers, ostrich feather-festooned track jackets, and bombastic ruffle gowns with utilitarian trimmings down the runway.

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Currently in his third year at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Lii has begun amassing quite the following. Among his fans are Nicopanda creative director Nicola Formichetti and pop star Rita Ora, who recently wore Lii's designs at MTV's Varna Beach music festival.

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Related | Your Spring 2019 Trend Report Is Here

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With performance art garb and sports gear as the tentpoles of his work, Lii's has established a tech-meets-couture aesthetic that's entirely enthralling. The 28-year-old spoke with PAPER about his theater background, genderless approach to design, and the meaning behind his budding label's peculiar moniker.

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What sparked your interest in fashion design?

I studied musical performances in China before I came to Antwerp Fashion Department. In my last years at college, I interned as an actor in a music troupe. When I was at the backstage, I had chance to see a lot of beautiful costumes. During that time, I was thinking about my future and if I could make beautiful [pieces like that], as well. Those experiences inspired me a lot.

After the internship, I was looking for a job as stylist assistant. I was exposed to a lot of high fashion and interesting jewelry. I learned a lot from that work as well. I then began studying design by myself, but wanted to go to Antwerp Fashion Department. Fortunately, I passed the entrance exam, but had visa issues so that delayed my studies for a year. That didn't stop me though, I got a chance to become a design assistant for the British brand Ground Zero. I am very grateful to the designers Philip and Eri for giving me an internship.


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Your work is very performative and theatrical, but it also takes cues from activewear and utility. How did you decide to fuse these disparate styles?

Traditionally, exaggerated costumes represent women and sportswear represents men. I'm interested in both women's haute couture and men's functional sportswear. I hope to do something new with this integration. For me, clothing is gender-free. I hope that my designs are for individuals with a distinct personality and not too [focused on] gender.

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Are there any designers or performers that you look to for inspiration?

My idol has always been Nicola Formichetti, I really love what he did at Mugler. Also, Leigh Bowery [the late Australian performance artist and costume designer] is an important influence in my collection. I am obsessed with his performances, makeup, and dramatic costumes. He is so unique.

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What's one of the key takeaways from being at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp?

The impact of Antwerp on me is unprecedented. A lot of ideas became a reality there. The teachers guided me to find my own way, different from others, and create what I want. They give students a lot of space to design what they want. Everyone is very different, and they have a completely different world from you.


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What does your label's name, a portmanteau of "window" and your name "Sensen," mean?

Windows has two different meanings. One is an internal window that I wish to open up to show the world who I am, and the other is the Windows [operating] system. That represents a part of my design that references computers and futuristic or scientific [elements].

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What was it like to have Rita Ora has wear pieces from your collection on stage?

That was amazing experience! Very fortunately, Rita's stylist Karen Clarkson discovered my work through Instagram. I'm so very happy that Rita wore my collection.

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Who's another star you're hoping to dress in the future?

Lady Gaga! One hundred percent!

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Photography: Oscar Ouk
All Clothes: Sensen Lii
Hair: Sean Bennett
Makeup: Ryan Burke / @ryburk
Models: Aiden Konstalid (Wilhelmina), Jack Broadnax (Wilhelmina)
Styling Assist: Feihong Yi





Photo Assistant: Vincent D'Oria
Location:
White Balance Studios

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