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Kendall Jenner Drops the ‘Jenner’

She's pulling a Cher.

Earlier this summer, Calabasian phenom Kendall Jenner hinted to LOVE magazine that she's trying to distance herself from her family. What she said at the time was: "People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show." Now the Huffington Post is reporting that the model has dropped her last name, appearing as simply "Kendall" on her comp cards. Somehow, we have a feeling people will still be able to put two and two together.

Dating Naked: The Magic of Meg’s Giant Boobs

She put a spell on you.

Dating Naked, for all its cries of revolution and flapping dong, is actually a formulaic reality show. Last night’s contestants were pretty textbook — lovelorn, seeking connections forged in vulnerability, comfortable with exposing themselves, etc. There was A.J., a pro wrestler from Berkeley, California, who self-identifies as a Nickelback fan. A.J. has been single for seven years. We also met Liddy, a little elfin fairy person from Oakland, California. She likes everything! She’s always doing every activity, as inspiration strikes. She leaps a lot. (I’m no expert, but Liddy might have ADD.)

Who are they? People. What do they want? Love. Everything's normal.

But last night, something … strange happened. Much like a naked adaptation of The Tempest, our two protagonists were seemingly guided by some mysterious magical force at work on this island of flesh. What forces? Meg’s giant boobs. We’ll get to Meg’s date later — it was actually quite inconsequential — but a quick summary: Meg is a former stripper from South Carolina. She is the proud owner of very large breast implants. They are fake, she says. They make her more money than little boobs, and, she reveals, they are magical. Everyone notices them; they have the power to join spirits, to divide hearts. They bewitch and enchant and nobody is safe.

Let us begin.

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  • Yesterday at 1:04 PM

Marines Have Their Own Rape-y ‘Hot or Not’

The Marine Corps. thinks flip-flops are more offensive than rape jokes. 

Marines have their own, semi-private Hot or Not on Facebook and Instagram, where they post stolen photographs of female servicewomen, vote "smash or pass," and share their favorite rape and race jokes and memes — often under their own name and rank. Ranting for Now This News, veteran and Task & Purpose editor-in-chief Brian Adam Jones wonders why the powerful Marine Corps. — which polices Marines' speech down to their footwear choices — won't do anything to stop bigoted threats and harassment.

By Choice or Necessity, the Future of Abortions May Be at Home

In countries where abortion is illegal, women are safely self-inducing. Maybe we should, too.

“We won’t go back” has become a slogan for pro-choice activists, who have responded to an onslaught of abortion restrictions by invoking the bad old days of dangerous at-home abortions that preceded Roe v. Wade. But there’s some evidence suggesting we already have gone back — and that a new generation of safe, self-induced abortions might be the future of reproductive justice in the U.S.

Since the Texas abortion law opposed by Wendy Davis went into effect last November (closing all but six of the state’s clinics), the recorded abortion rate is down 13 percent, according to 538. It’s impossible to know if that actually means fewer abortions are taking place, however: Some pregnant women are taking matters into their own hands, and no one collects the data on home abortions.

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25 Chic Fall Pieces on Sale Right Now

Finally, cold-weather clothes to get excited about. 

It’s Labor Day weekend — time to bid adieu to water-gun fights and caftans and start thinking about dressing for fall. What better way to enjoy an extra day off than to do a little online shopping? The best items on sale this week happen to be a mix of pieces you can wear now and later, when the temperature starts to drop.

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Beyoncé Wrote, for Us, a Poem

"Words by Beyoncé, remixed by Forrest Gander."

Beyoncé committing words to a page is perhaps unfair to the page. One demands of the page: Why do you not emit the full, glorious aura of Beyoncé? Why does your blank flatness fail to capture the shimmering light like a crystal? When will you dance? Can you dance?

The page will inevitably shrink under this line of questioning.

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A Matte Lipstick Marker You Only Have to Apply Once

And then forget about it. 

People like to hate on the Kardashian beauty line, but those people clearly haven't tried their (unfortunately named) lipstick marker, the Joystick. Now, Lorac has formulated a better, less-embarrassing version with its Pro Matte Lip Color. The color payoff of these is great, the kind of great that makes you want to write it out like greeeeaattttt (the beauty version of typing like thisss). The colors are rich and satisfying, and go on the lips without any sort of tug. The color glides on slickly without a sense of oiliness and the wide, sharpened tip makes it easy to color inside the lip lines.

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Rebecca Minkoff Is Introducing Wearable Tech

To debut at her New York show.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Rebecca Minkoff is letting her Instagram followers select the looks that will be shown in her upcoming New York Fashion Week show. But that won't be Minkoff's only technological innovation this season. She's following in the footsteps of DVF, Ralph Lauren, and Tory Burch and debuting wearable tech, including a $120 bracelet that alerts the wearer to calls and texts, and a $60 cuff that charges mobile devices, Women's Wear Daily reports. “We wanted to go after wearables in a different way,” CEO Uri Minkoff told the paper. “Health is covered [in the wearable space] but at the end of the day, our customer comes to us for fashion — and as we look at this fashion-function mix, it’s really where she’s living." And unlike a lot of wearables out there, these don't look like tech accessories, which Minkoff's customers will surely appreciate.

  • Yesterday at 9:00 AM

Now You Can Skateboart Like Beyoncé

Grinding on that wood. 

Beyoncé owned our summer (and Instagram hashtags). We've been waking up like this, purposefully avoiding elevators, and practicing our #surfbort. Now that the season is almost over, here's something to embody the spirit of Yoncé into the fall: the Skateboart, officially on sale this week in limited edition from Brooklyn artist Aaron Rhodan. It may not be the Chanel surfboard, but at least now we can be grinding on that wood all year long.

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Kendall Jenner Went for a Walk in a Lab Coat

Physician chic.

Yesterday, taking a cue from sleepwear enthusiast Rihanna and big sister Kourtney, Kendall Jenner added a full-length white bathrobe to her usual model-off-duty look. Worn over jorts for a casual stroll around Soho, the billowing garment featured long sleeves and a crisp white collar — giving it a look closer to a lab coat than loungewear.

Here’s a Tennis Star Worthy of Your U.S. Open Lust

Ernests Gulbis is so foxy his name is a plural. 

With Roger Federer rumored to be on his farewell tour, the department of Hot Brooding Tennis Swagger is primed for some fresh meat. We're hereby nominating Latvian rising star Ernests Gulbis. (Yes, Ernest plural.) Behold his mop of boyish curls, his olive skin, his well-defined biceps. The soon-to-be-26-year-old — wish him a happy birthday on Saturday! — is currently in the 11th seed at the U.S. Open, where last night he cleaned up against Kenny De Schepper in straight sets, deploying his signature albatross forehand but sadly not getting sweaty enough for a shirt change.

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7 Men Who Will Renew Your Faith in Tan Suits

For all the haters. 

Poor Obama. Today, during a White House briefing, the POTUS tried to mix up a summer of somber suits with a jaunty tan number. It backfired, and instead Twitter erupted in laughter over his “sad beige suit.” Give a guy a break! Dad was just trying to honor the final weekend of the summer months with some warm-weather-appropriate khaki.

Are you wondering, Can a man even wear a tan suit and look sexy? The answer is yes. Here, for you, Obama, are seven men demonstrating the right to rock a summer suit. Next time, you can look resplendent in tan instead of normcore in taupe:

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The Complete Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week Calendar

Your guide to navigating the zoo.

Rest up this holiday weekend, because Fashion Week is here. Whether you were invited, crashing, or just planning to camp out in front of Lincoln Center for some street-style action, let our Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Season Calendar guide you. Keep checking back throughout the week for new shows and location updates — and don't forget to bookmark the Cut for nonstop coverage. Happy Fashion Week!

New York Fashion Week: Spring 2015 Collections

Rag & Bone Took Winona Ryder to Coney Island

Where she played the claw game.

In news that may not surprise you at all, Winona Ryder is a delightfully gamine, easily impressed date to Coney Island. Having featured her in its fall campaign, rag & bone has now released a campaign video shot by Glen Luchford showing the actress having all manner of wholesome fun at Luna Park. Watch the clip above, and for the dude version, check out the accompanying film starring Michael Pitt.

Obama Shows Off Sad Beige Suit for Summer

Not a good look.

President "Dad-Jeans Normcore" Obama stopped by the White House briefing room ahead of Labor Day to update the country on the crumbling world (ISIS in Iraq, Russia in Ukraine...), but because we're all fried from the torrential downpour of bad news and already approaching weekend mode, all anyone could focus on was his terrible khaki-ish suit. The off-tan color can only be described as pallid, the fabric too heavy for the season, and the fit not good enough to make up for the rest.

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Graffiti Artists Are Taking Roberto Cavalli to Court [Updated]

Redefining "style wars."

A group of Bay Area graffiti artists have filed suit against Roberto Cavalli, alleging the designer incorporated their artwork into his Graffiti collection for his secondary line, Just Cavalli. According to The Fashion Law, the artists, who call themselves Revok, Reyes, and Steel, painted a mural in San Francisco that they claim Cavalli ripped off for his designs. In court documents, they stated, "If this literal misappropriation was not bad enough, Cavalli sometimes chose to do its own painting over that of the artists — superimposing the Just Cavalli name in spray-paint style as if were part of the original work. Sometimes, Cavalli added what appears to be a signature, creating the false impression that Roberto Cavalli himself was the artist.”

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This Is the Most Fashionable Thing de Blasio’s Ever Done

He's teaming up with the CFDA for a Fashion Week kickoff.

While Mayor Bloomberg didn't exactly have an adversarial relationship toward la mode — he was no stranger to a Fashion's Night Out appearance — he never invited designers over to his house for canapés. De Blasio is going to do just that on Wednesday night. The statuesque mayor will mingle with designers at Gracie Mansion, Women's Wear Daily reports. DVF, Zac Posen, and Prabal Gurung have all received invites, and First Lady Chirlane McCray, who's also supported local fashion by wearing Nanette Lepore to the mayoral inauguration, will co-host. See, it's true: When you befriend Anna Wintour, your life does become an endless roundelay of glamorous, tiny-appetizer-filled parties.

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