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From the 1920s to the mid-1990s, nearly half a million prisoners across America, Canada, and the U.K chose to go under the knife—and their bill was paid for by the government. In Killer Looks (Prometheus Books), author Zara Stone explores how the emergence of plastic surgery in prisons underscores society’s obsession with beauty. Read an
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Apologies in advance to our moral compasses, which will once again be tested with another season of You, Netflix’s hit thriller starring the ridiculously hot Penn Badgley as a ridiculously creepy serial killer. The streamer renewed the series for a fourth season just days before the third arrived, pointing to its confidence in the show.
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Rena Li for The 19th This project is a collaboration between ELLE.com and The 19th. Trust Women was flooded with patients; doctors and staff in the Oklahoma City abortion clinic were scrambling to care for everyone they could. It was March 27, 2020, the beginning of the United States’ COVID-19 crisis. Earlier that month, Texas’
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One stroll through the colorful streets of Austin, Texas and you’ll find the city’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird” plastered just about everywhere. While the saying was coined by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses, it’s become a full-blown lifestyle for natives and visitors alike. Of course, Austin is weird in the best
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