Mary J. Blige Still Slays

“I created the Love Ball out of pain,” said Susanne Bartsch, the indefatigable night life promoter. She was referring to a pioneering AIDS fund-raiser, first held in 1989, that was styled after the vogueing balls that, in those days, were anything but a pop culture phenomenon. “I felt like the fashion community at that point…

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5 Alternatives to Corporate Pride Merch

Each year, when the month of June rolls around, big brands emerge awash in rainbow colors. There are rainbow-soled Pride sneakers from Puma and reusable rainbow cups courtesy of the world’s largest coffee corporation. Urban Outfitters is selling a line of Pride merchandise, and Snapchat created a special filter for the month. This week, Taylor…

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Would You Return This Wallet?

It’s obvious: Someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular people, usually predict, given what most of us assume about human nature. But according to a clever new study involving thousands of people in 40 countries, what most of…

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