This Is Why Lana Condor Wanted to Do Deadly Class After To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Nina Dobrev Stuns in the ’80s Trend That Princess Diana Loved

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Here’s An Old Hollywood Movie You Should Watch If You Loved ‘Get Out’

By now, you’re probably aware that Jordan Peele considers his movie “Get Out” to be a “social thriller” ― a genre he coined himself. 

The film has been both a box-office and critical success, earning over $ 150 million in ticket sales and settling at a 99 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes (with only one negative review).

During a long media cycle for the movie, Jordan Peele appeared on numerous podcasts, including “Fresh Air” and “Nerdist,” and showed up in print publications, such as GQ and The New York Times. The Huffington Post suggested that “Get Out” is the type of movie the Oscars should pay attention to, and praised the ending as “a reason to go to the movies.”

If you’re reading this, you are probably, like us, already craving another great “social thriller” to watch ASAP. 

Although it may be a while before a new movie comes out, it’s already possible to discover an older film that may be brand new to you. During numerous interviews, Peele referenced “The Stepford Wives” as a good choice.

But in any case, it was a welcome surprise when streaming movie service Warner Archive reached out about a new curation by old Hollywood podcast host extraordinaire Karina Longworth, the creator of the popular “You Must Remember This.”

The curated list, which mostly focuses on movies from the mid-1900s, including “West Point” (1928), “Bombshell” (1933), “The Star” (1952) and “The Prince and the Showgirl” (1957), features a flick that might just interest “Get Out” fans.

Here’s Longworth talking to the Warner Archive about the 1942 movie “Cat People.”

I think the most essential film on the list is “Cat People.” It’s definitely something I would recommend for people who think they don’t like horror movies. It’s a masterclass in filmmaking with budgetary limitations, and its political allegory (critiquing the idea of American security as being synonymous with homogeneity, and the fear of the other) couldn’t be more timely. 

HuffPost sent a few follow-up questions Longworth’s way to get a further explanation of “Cat People” and its role in culture. Her responses are below.

You said “Cat People” is the most essential film on this list in your mind, due to its ability to create a successful political allegory on a low budget. Could you talk a bit more in length about the message the movie was trying to present and your understanding of how it was received?

Longworth: There’s a part in the “YMRT” episode I did on “Cat People’s” producer Val Lewton, in which Lewton is in a meeting at RKO and an executive says to him, “Remember, we don’t want any ‘messages’ in our movies.” Lewton responded, “Sorry, but my movies do have messages. The message is, death is good.” 

That deliberate antagonism of his bosses aside, all of Lewton’s films intentionally used the horror/thriller genre as an excuse to make movies about social and psychological life in the post-war world. In “Cat People,” Lewton depicts a cheerful, peace time America that equates a secure society with a homogenous one.

The “monster” is the foreign other who has infiltrated the American family by marrying a boring American man, and in a foreshadowing of the 1950s’ totally mixed-up ideas about women and sex, this exotic creature has to remain chaste in order to keep the monster locked up inside her.

If I had to explain what Lewton meant by the idea that his “message” is that “death is good,” I’d point to the fact that the harbinger of death in “Cat People” is also the film’s most sympathetic character, and is absolutely a victim of social circumstance. “Cat People” was a massive hit, probably because all of these ideas were subliminal rather than overt. 

Do you see parallels between “Cat People” and Jordan Peele’s recent stated goal to make social commentary horror (such as “Get Out”)? Do you think “Cat People” can be considered a urtext for that genre (if not necessarily for Peele specifically)?

I think the genre of horror (or, supernatural fiction) has been frequently used as a vehicle for social commentary and criticism. I wouldn’t call “Cat People” the single urtext, because it’s not part of the first or second wave of socially conscious supernatural films.

Certainly it is a classic, but it was actually probably more innovative in its visual style than in its social content. In terms of looking for other foundational films, prior to “Cat People,” a lot of the monster movies of the 1930s, including “King Kong” and “Frankenstein,” and two of my favorites, “Mad Love” and “The Walking Dead,” use the stories of monsters, and the idea of a porous line between life and death, to critique society.

If there is one single urtext, maybe it’s Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” 

Watch the trailer for “Cat People” below.

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How This Mom Is Reminding Women They Are Loved

A Kentucky mom and blogger wants to remind mothers that they are deeply loved and valued. 

Ashley Glass is the creator of “Beloved,” a project focused on empowering moms through photography, interviews and inspirational products.

“I want to take women from every walk of life and show how loved they are by those around them,” Glass told The Huffington Post. “My dream is for these posts to inspire women to see their own worth, their own beauty, and truly know how beloved they are!”

Glass reaches out to women she’s come across in her local community or even on social media platforms like Instagram. She asks if they’d like to appear on her website and then conducts an interview and photo shoot at their homes. 

“I love for them to be in their element, doing the things that they love. The shoots are casual, laid back, and as care-free as possible,” Glass said, adding, “All of them so far have been excited to be a part of this movement.”

The mom said she hopes to interview and photograph one or two women each month and has even traveled to Nashville to meet with a few subjects. So far, she’s featured four different women on her site. 

Glass lives in Louisville with her husband, 4-year-old son Pierson, and 3-year-old daughter Reese. She came up with the the idea for “Beloved” after writing a viral blog post about body shaming as a “skinny” mom. Glass said many women emailed her after that blog post to share their experiences. 

“There was a common thread among them all and it was that they appreciated the post and were very much so trying to love the woman that they are, regardless of their body,” she recalled. “I am a photographer and have shot quite a few boudoir sessions over the last year. It dawned on me that what I saw was beautiful in them, they did NOT, and all day, we could go back and forth comparing one another, wishing we were more curvy or skinnier, or had longer hair or less wrinkles ― but what resonates with me is this: When are we going to love ourselves?”

Thus, she decided to focus on celebrating women and making them understand how many people truly love them ― from their partners and children to their co-workers and friends.  

“I want women ― especially moms! ― to feel and know that they are beloved,” Glass said. “It is no small feat to be a woman. Our bodies go through SO many trials, so many unique challenges; some of us work hard to get pregnant, others don’t necessarily have to try so hard. But something we all have in common no matter HOW many babies we’ve had: We are a different woman. Our hair is different, our skin, our emotions, the way that we look at ourselves.”

Reflecting on her own sense of self-worth, she added, “It’s been three years since I’ve birthed a baby, and I’m still learning to love the ‘new me.’”

In addition to photographing and interviewing women, Glass also developed a line of motivational quote prints, shirts and other products with her friend Chelcey Tate.

The line includes a 12-month calendar filled with Glass’ photography. They also selected quotes for each month, which appear in Tate’s lettering on the images.

“One of my very favorite quotes is, ‘You are esteemed, chosen, valued, pursued, loved,’” Glass said. It’s one I really hold near and dear to my heart. It really does hurt my heart the many insecurities we all have … and I pray this is something we as a generation can somehow improve and overcome.”

Since sharing her interviews, photo shoots and products, the mom says she’s received a lot of emails from mothers thanking her for starting the “Beloved” project. She hopes her series will impact more women in the year to come.

Ultimately, Glass wants viewers and participants to know that wanting to feel celebrated does not indicate self-absorption.

“You were born, you are talented, you are unique, and you deserve to be celebrated and empowered, no matter who you are.”

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George W. Bush Fought With His Poncho And The Internet Loved It

If you watched the inauguration and found nothing to be happy about, let this be the bit of comedic relief that you needed.

Former President George W. Bush struggled with a plastic rain poncho while trying to keep dry during President Donald Trump’s address. 

Naturally, the internet LOVED this epic battle of man vs. plastic sheet.

If there was never another time to say it: Thank God for George W. Bush.

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Tousled Updos, Sexy Wavy Hair, And More Celebrity Looks We Loved This Week

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Summer temps are steadily rising and celebrities are showing us how to keep it cool with wavy hairstyles.

Nicole Scherzinger let her honey blonde locks hang loose for an appearance at the AOL BUILD Speaker Series. Evangeline Lilly made the promo rounds for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” film sporting a wob, also known as the wavy bob. Meanwhile, Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet for the London premiere of “Magic Mike XXL” with her tousled updo.

With the right amount of texturizing product and little to no heat styling, anyone can embrace and enhance their natural texture to recreate these sizzling summer ‘dos.

Check out these sexy wavy hairstyles below, plus our tips and product picks to get the looks. Then tell us which celebrity tops your best list in the comments section.

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The Most Popular Bridesmaid Dresses Across the U.S.—and One Style That’s Loved Absolutely Everywhere

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This Jon Stewart Tribute Is Everything You’ve Ever Loved About Him

Mustn’t … cry …

Jon Stewart’s tenure as host of “The Daily Show” is soon coming to a close. And before we get all weepy-eyed, let’s look back at his legacy with a little emotional distance. This guy (along with the show’s other talented writers, of course) was just damned good at getting to the comedic gem of a story.

It should go without saying, but we will say it anyway: we will absolutely miss him. But until that sad day when he no longer sits in the “Daily Show” captain’s chair, let’s enjoy this homage to Stewart presented by John Hodgman, who sacrificed being with his Martian family to make this appearance.

Be … strong.

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The ’90s Sundress Styling Trick You Wore (and Loved) Is Back


Jennifer Aniston in 1995.

Drew Barrymore, Alicia Silverstone, and Jennifer Aniston wore it, and you know you did too. Call it nostalgia, call it a resurgence of the greatest stroke of layering genius; whatever it stems from, we’ve rediscovered the greatest styling trick to come out of the ’90s. Yes, that’s right: This summer we’re layering T-shirts under our sundresses.


Your 2015 inspiration from Elizabeth and James.

This trend a fun way to make your summer dresses feel new (because who doesn’t love a fresh way to layer?), but it also makes your strappier dresses a bit more appropriate for everything you have in your summer calendar, from the office to date night. Scroll through our outfits to inspire and you’ll be fully armed to take on this ’90s trend this summer!

For the Office:
Striped ruffle cami dress, $ 398,; drawstring shoulder bag, $ 30,; ankle-cuff leather sandals, $ 110,; fitted ’70s tee, $ 26,

For a Date Night:
Flat clutch, $ 225,; leather court shoes, $ 80,; James Perse classic T-shirt, $ 45,; silk strappy jumpsuit, $ 168,

For the Weekend:
Thakoon Addition floral-print zip dress, $ 490,; Converse Chuck Taylor All Star canvas sneakers, $ 55,; Bamboo daily leather flap shoulder bag, more details at; tissue tee, $ 35,

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Best Loved Baby Names and Their Meanings

Best Loved Baby Names and Their Meanings

New – Tracey Zabar makes naming baby a fun and enjoyable adventure. She guides you through the maze of endless choices, and helps you to discover the right name for your baby girl or boy. Overflowing with more than 4,000 name ideas – from the timeless and traditional to the adorable and exotic – this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide discusses the ins and outs of the name game. It is packed with detailed information on name origins, meanings, and variations, along with fun lists of fa

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Book five in the Big City Pack series. At her cousins wedding, Sierra is stuck on drunk-brother patrol. When he slips out of the reception with a married woman, Sierra must go in pursuit. But her efforts are in vain and she finds herself on a hiking trail along the edge of the property. Shes not alone, however. A wolf is staring her down as if shell be his next meal. Damning her brother to the pits of hell wont get her out of this one. Cale knew hed found his mate the moment he caught Sierras scent while in wolf form. Things dont start off well, however, when she throws a rock at him. Not to be deterred, Cale disappears into the forest, where he shifts to man. No rocks go flying when he approaches her this time, and soon the two of them cant keep their hands off each other. But Cale has a furry secret. One Sierra must acceptbecause living nine hundred years without her has been enough for this werewolf.

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Ultra Music Festival 2015: The People And Outfits We Loved (NSFW PHOTOS)

Crazy outfits, neon, and a definite excess of exposed skin are staples of the 3-day electronic music rager down in Miami.

It’s the 17th year of the Ultra Music Festival which has attracted the high profile talents of Tiesto, Avicii, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Paul Van Dyk, Bassnectar, David Guetta, and Skrillex. Up-and-comers like Goldfish, Kygo, and Klingade are set to take over the scene and hypnotize the crowd with their melodic beats and cascading sounds of pianos, saxophones and xylophones.

The entire gamet of the electronic dance music genre is covered, from trance to dubstep, tropical house to deep house, trap to techno. With such an impressive lineup and range of artists, EDM and festival fans flock to Miami’s Bayfront Park for the 3-day festival that attracts over 150,000 people with crunchy beats, mind-numbing light shows and non-stop dancing.

Fashion standards for the weekend include crazy wigs and edible jewelry, and attracts more neon than a 711 sign does to a fly. Some of our favorites include the iconic Nintendo characters of Mario & Luigi, a cat on a moped, and lots of national pride.

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The runaway success of bestselling book Everything Is Going to Be OK proved that good vibes are back! And uplifting messages of hope, love, and encouragement continue to crop up everywhere in contemporary art and design. You Are So Loved serves up a second delightful helping of optimism from a mix of favorite artists from the first book-including Enormouschampion, Katie Daisy, and Jen Renninger-and new talent like Dallas Clayton, Lisa Congdon, and Jessica Hische. Each artist offers warm and fuzzy sentiments packaged in cutting-edge art. Whether it''s an invitation to stay in the here and now or a reminder that everything''s alright forever, there''s a breath of fresh air on every page.
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From the author of Nureyev, the definitive biography of the celebrated Russian dancer, now comes the astonishing and unknown story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who inspired Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel and play La dame aux camélias, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata, George Cukor’s film Camille, and Frederick Ashton’s ballet Marguerite and Armand. Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, Greta Garbo, Isabelle Huppert, Maria Callas, Anna Netrebko, and Margot Fonteyn are just a few of the celebrated actors, singers, and dancers who have portrayed her. Drawing on new research, Julie Kavanagh brilliantly re-creates the short, intense, and passionate life of the tall, pale, slender girl who at thirteen fled her brute of a father and Normandy to go to Paris, where she would become one of the grand courtesans of the 1840s. France’s national treasure, Alexandre Dumas père, was intrigued by her, his son became her lover, and Franz Liszt, too, fell under her spell. Quick to adapt an aristocratic mien, with elegant clothes, a coach, and a grand apartment, she entertained a salon of dandies, writers, and artists. Fascinating to both men and women, Marie, with her stylish outfits and signature camellias, was always a subject of great interest at the opera or at the Café de Paris, where she sat at the table of the director of the Paris Opéra, along with the director of the Théâtre Variétés, the infamous dancer Lola Montez, and others. Her early death at age twenty-three from tuberculosis created an outpouring of sympathy, noted by Charles Dickens, who wrote in February 1847: “For several days all questions political, artistic, commercial have been abandoned by the papers. Everything is erased in the face of an incident which is far more important, the romantic death of one of the glories of the demi-monde, the beautiful, the famous Marie Duplessis.”          With The Girl Who Loved Camellias, Kavanagh has written a compelling and poignant life of a nineteenth-century muse whose inde

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Michael Bubl� is the singer who proves that the age of the crooner is only just hitting its stride. Whether performing golden standards or new compositions, Bubl� consistently tops charts across the world. This songbook features all the songs from Michael Bubl� ‘s eighth studio album, To Be Loved , arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar. The album comprises ten covers and four new songs. Bonus features include the three songs from from the deluxe version of To Be Loved , Be My Baby , It’s a Beautiful Day (Swing Mix) and My Melencholy Baby , as well as an eight page colour photo section.

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Coping With Loss of Loved Ones Through Theratainment

The holidays can come loaded with affect for those who’ve had someone close to them die. More upsetting can be a recent loss, one which occurred around the holidays, or the first anniversary with a glaring non-attendance.

To begin with, it’s glaringly obvious that their space at the table is vacated, a recipe is lost, or traditions have changed. The goal is for the void to become a less painful footnote to your history over time. However many years pass, though, people are not replaceable, and the empty space can be tangible.

Seemingly innocent comments such as “She’s in a better place now,” or “I know how you feel,” can be counter-productive. Whatever the circumstances were, the company of someone once cherished is still desired. If there were conflicted emotions and fragmented relationships in life, the holidays can be further complicated by death.

Consider options to reduce or eliminate stressful shopping outings or have someone else host instead of entertaining. Set good limits by practicing saying no to whatever is unhelpful or uncomfortable. Keep true-blue support systems close.

The deceased can be a beloved presence in their absence in your heart and memories. It’s okay to mention and acknowledge vulnerability around not having them physically present. A donation can be provided to honor their life, or plant a tree or small garden in their name, or volunteer at their favorite charity.

Putting together and going through a memory box with cards and pictures commemorates the departed and keeps them ever-present. Lisa will wear the Icelandic booties her late mother-in-law knit to keep her close. Tara is wearing her grandmother’s gloves this winter.

To illustrate the ideas we’ve been talking about, let’s turn to film, television, and books with topics of grief and loss at their core.

Terms of Endearment, 1983

Debra Winger plays a young dying mother and Shirley MacLaine, her mother. This gut-wrenching and heart-warming movie portrays a free-falling fractured family crumble. They ultimately rise above old hurts and wounds by pulling together for each other, and the children left behind.

Steel Magnolias, 1989

A stoic Sally Fields plays a mother grieving the death of her adult daughter, played by Julia Roberts. Being rescued from grief means to work through pain rather than suppressing it by shutting down or going numb. Fields’ character finally allows herself, through the scaffolding of her friendships, to feel every crazy-making emotion that grief can bring as a way to heal.

The Lion King, 1994

Simba, a lion cub voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, experiences the death of his father. Instead of facing his father’s death, he runs away as if it were a geographical problem. Maturing into adolescence, he realizes the importance of facing his pain, to move forward and recreate normalcy.

The Descendents, 2011

George Clooney is a grieving husband, father and go-to patriarch who navigates choppy emotional waters to hold his nuclear and extended family unit together. A remarkable depiction of the variable emotions during grieving, it’s a skillful representation of how families mourn and support one another collectively.

Glee, 2013

Initially, the show does a nice job exhibiting individual self-expression along with groups suffering loss together and shoring up one another. Jane Lynch’s character slips by suggesting the best tribute would be to not make “a self-serving spectacle of our own sadness.”

Unfortunately orders like this can cause grieving individuals to believe their sadness is wrong. To pretend that everything is okay, or to suppress feelings and “move on” prematurely, isn’t realistic or recommended. When appropriate grieving is short-circuited the risk increases that what manifests later on is worse — angry outbursts, often with depressive features, such as panic attacks, and/or physical symptoms such as pain that can’t be explained by other medical reasons.

In conclusion, managing the finality of death is a personal journey. Surrendering to the process to make meaning of the experience is not a cookie-cutter affair. One size does not fit all.

Author Joan Didion writes about this territory in two fine memoirs: the first, The Year of Magical Thinking (2005), about her husband’s passing and Blue Nights (2011), her daughter’s. She spoke eloquently with interviewer Michael Silverblatt about these twin occurrences, which struck Didion in less than two years’ time.

The same month Didion turned 69, her only child, an adult daughter, was in a coma, and her husband of 40 years, writer, John Gregory Dunne (whom she collaborated with at times) died of a sudden heart attack at their dinner table. Her daughter died two years later, while Didion was on a book tour about surviving Dunne’s death. Didion described her grief as coming in “waves,” meaningless — a sense of incomprehension or incoherence — took over, and how hard healing can come.

Rainer Maria Rilke’s 1903 classic, Letters to a Young Poet, offers comfort that applies well to mourning:

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

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