These Photos of a Gun ‘Commitment Ceremony’ Are a Shocking Portrait of America

It’s been two weeks since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead and 14 injured. Two news stories marked the occasion Wednesday: the Florida legislature took up the President Trump-backed initiative to place more armed teachers in schools, and a Georgia teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom with a gun and fired it (there were no injuries). The solution to gun violence in a country with nearly twice as many guns per capita as any other, and with 25 times the firearm homicide rate of other developed countries, seems to be “more guns.”

Wednesday also featured “a commitment ceremony” at World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. At the event, worshippers clutched AR-15s—the same weapon used by Parkland shooter Nicolas Cruz, and so many other mass murderers—as they doubled over in prayerful ritual. Some attendees wore crowns of bullets, while one crowned worshipper clutched a gold-painted rifle. A nearby school was closed during the event as a safety precaution. It was an emblem of our national illness, a beautiful grotesque, a stunning reminder that a section of the American population believes “World Peace” and “Sanctuary” can be found at the point of a gun. —Jack Holmes

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Peter Travers: ‘Red Sparrow’ Is Long Day’s Journey Into ‘Nyet’

“You sent me to whore school,” says an indignant Bolshoi ballerina-turned-spy Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence to her less than caring uncle (Matthias Schoenaerts) in Red Sparrow, and it’s dialogue like that, with thicker-than-borscht Russian accents yet, that gets your hopes up for a trashy international-intrigue funfest. Consider them dashed. This piece of cinema du airport thriller starring Lawrence as a dancer who goes full Mata Hari after suffering a career-ending accident on stage, is a punishingly long (133 minutes), shamelessly shallow downer that makes the mistake of taking itself oh-so-seriously. Big mistake.

Director Francis Lawrence (no relation), who guided the star through the last three Hunger Games blockbusters, is clearly jazzed by Dominika’s plight at being raped, tortured, toughened and sexualized until she’s nothing but a killing machine with a hot body. He sure as hell lingers on every debasement. Why is Dominika doing this? Long story short, she has a sick mother (Joely Richardson). And as a “Sparrow,” code for graduates of the sex-spy school, the young woman is also an asset to Uncle Vanya – yes, that’s actually his name – who runs the SVR, the Russian intelligence service that’s enlisted her for erotic espionage. He also has a creepy incest vibe for his niece (eww), whose first big assignment is traveling to Budapest and ID-ing a Russian mole.

That mysterious traitor to the State, it seems, is feeding intelligence to Nate Nash, an American CIA agent played by Joel Edgerton with the resigned look of an actor trapped in an underwritten role. Do Dominika and the agent get it on? Is it love or is Nate just trying to turn her? Will other SVR bigwigs, played by British and Irish actors (Jeremy Irons, Ciaran Hinds, Charlotte Rampling), catch on to Dominika’s secret agenda, whatever that is? Why are the secrets that Mary-Louise Parker is selling to the Kremlin on floppy discs, a digital storage system that went out when Putin was a pup? (With the Russians making headlines for sophisticated
technology that meddled with U.S. elections, Red Sparrow gives us fossilized floppies!) And why is it that Lawrence has never seemed more American than she does in the role of a Russian terminator in training?

The film’s sadistic streak leeches the fun out of the script that Justin Haythe has adapted from the novel by former CIA operative Jason Matthews. Otherwise, the spy plot seems like a rough draft of something John le Carré tossed in his reject pile; there’s more exciting spycraft in 10 minutes of The Americans than you’ll find in the entirety of this turgid twaddle. Talk about an opportunity missed. Back to whore school for everybody.

Why Incest Porn Is the Fastest Growing Trend in Pornography Right Now

Bree Mills was taking a victory lap.

While the adult film director and producer had been nominated at last year’s AVN Awards, which is often referred to as the Oscars of porn, this year’s ceremony was a coronation. At the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas in late January, Mills took home the top award, movie of the year, for Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy, a film about a student-teacher relationship and a pair of raunchy step-siblings. She also won “Best New Imprint” for her company Pure Taboo, which produces films that feature, among other topics, “family role play.” And she picked up another win for “Best Taboo Relations”—a category that didn’t even exist until 2015—for Dysfucktional: Blood Is Thicker Than Cum.

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Incest porn, it seems, is having a moment.

“You can ask any young female performer what bookings she has this month, and she’ll tell you she’s playing 17 step-daughters,” Whitney Wright, who’s filmed three performances for Pure Taboo, told Esquire. Since she came into the industry in 2016, the majority of her roles have involved some sort of family element. “Everybody has become pretty used to it.”

Incest isn’t new territory for porn. And it’s not just straight porn, either. In 2009, Czech studio Bel Ami’s website doubled its traffic to 1.5 million monthly users, all flocking to witness the “twincest” videos of Elijah and Milo Peters—the latest in a dozen or so pairs of actual brothers to appear in gay porn together since the 1970s. But across the board, the floodgates have opened. In 2014, incest terms started showing up in Pornhub’s top searches—”stepmom” came in 4th place, “mom” in 5th—and have been popular ever since. On the front page of Gamelink you’ll find new releases like Mommy Blows Best and My Dad, Your Dad: Calm Down, There Are Enough Dads for Everyone. Nearly every popular studio now features a family-style imprint too, from Team Skeet’s Sis Loves Me series to Brazzers’ Mommy Got Boobs.

It’s like the feeding frenzy that happened among record labels after a certain style of music broke—“Get me the next Nirvana,” but the horny uncle version.

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So what the hell is going on?

From the Bible to Back to the Future, incest has been an ever-present element of storytelling, and one that has always been frowned upon. Every state in the U.S. has a prohibition against incestuous relations on the books, which explains why a significant percentage of “family role play”-style films tiptoe around actual incest. Instead, they frame characters as non-blood relations. Technically speaking, it’s “fauxcest.”

“Every scene I do is always a ‘step,’ it’s never my real father,” explained Riley Reid, one of the most popular adult actresses in the business. “And usually they’re fairly new [relations]—like, ‘my mom’s new husband,’ so it’s not somebody who has raised me.”

“I think you legally have to say, ‘This is crazy, you’re my step-brother’ a certain number of times,” Wright added. “You also have to somehow fit in there that both are over the age of 18, like, ‘Now that so-and-so’s back from college.'”

Production companies that don’t draw such a line can run into problems legally, performers and directors I talked to explained. Some credit card companies won’t even process payments for that type of material. But that hasn’t stopped smaller niche outfits, or independent performers themselves, from eschewing even that disclaimer—in large part because there’s such a high demand.

This latest trend is just a natural progression in our society’s relationship with porn, according to Paul Wright, Ph.D. of the Media School at Indiana University.

“As types of pornography that were less common in the past—for example violence, this or that fetish—become more and more common and easily accessible, consumers get bored by them and need the extremity and deviance upped a notch to once again become aroused and excited,” says Wright. “Few sexual acts are more extreme or deviant than incest.”

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“Few sexual acts are more extreme or deviant than incest.”

Lonnie Barbach, a doctor of clinical psychology who has written numerous books on sexuality and female sexuality in particular, echoes Wright’s sentiment.

“Pornography keeps pushing the boundaries—it’s been doing that for a number of decades, to now where it’s gotten to incest,” she said. “Sex has alway been about the forbidden, and here it’s just about as forbidden as you can get.”

Did we influence porn or did porn influence us?

Does porn reflect our innate desires or influence what we desire in the first place? It’s a complicated question, and one that we now have to apply to incest porn. Think of it like a pornographic “chicken or the egg” scenario.

“I think [porn websites] were able to spot trends in family role play, pump out a lot of content that met that demand, and then put that into all of their advertising, which influenced what people were watching,” Mills said. “It became a closed loop—go to Pornhub and all the ads are about family stuff. That helped propel it to the mass popular interest it is now.”

Companies like Mindgeek (the internet giant that owns Pornhub) compile reams of data about what erotica their users search for and often release it to the public. By knowing what people want, nimble studios can then rush more and more of it into production.

“We are the supply to your demand,” said Tasha Reign, performer, director, and advocate for the adult film industry. “What we create has a lot to do with what is popular. It is a business. But all of us have a lot of power in creating content that paves the path for what is accepted and popular.”

While Reign is the rare actress who hasn’t dabbled in incest-style roles, she says she is a consumer of it herself and can understand the appeal.

“There are many things we like to watch that we would never want to do in our personal lives,” she said. “I think that’s what is positive about the adult industry: We give you an outlet to channel these feelings in a safe environment.”

Is incest porn dangerous?

Incest in the real world is often extremely traumatic and criminal and can have profound mental health implications—namely, because the victims are so often children. In the 63,000 sexual abuse cases substantiated to Child Protective Services every year, 80 percent of the perpetrators are a parent, and 6 percent are other relatives, according to RAINN. Even after the age of 18, factors of youth, emotional immaturity, and the power dynamic between say, a father and daughter figure, are no easier to reconcile.

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There’s such a sharp difference between the often humorous, sanitized version of incest presented in porn and its grim reality that some performers need to draw a mental wall between the two. That’s especially true as a newer wave of incest-style films can get pretty dark. Mills tries to mine the very real psychosexual subtext that would take place in these situations, unlike porn of the past, which she describes as jokey “tee-hee my step-dad caught me masturbating” scenarios. She says she hasn’t had many issues with people being uncomfortable on set, but occasionally, she has to have discussions with performers about their characters’ mental state for a given scene.

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“That’s what, as a writer, is so interesting about taboo subjects,” said Mills. “If it was real, that would be a crime; you’d say, ‘Is that person okay?’ There would be guilt. But when it’s disassociated, even if you don’t support that in real life, you want to take a peek in the room and see what’s happening.”

Reid, for her part, is unsure whether or not these types of films lead to people wanting to engage in the behavior depicted, or if it’s the other way around.

“I think it’s a mixture of both,” she said. “I think some people do want to do it. It’s like when a girl wants to go after a guy who has a girlfriend, but as soon as he breaks up with his girlfriend for her she’s not attracted anymore. Sometimes the fantasy alone makes the idea more erotic.”

But why? What does it say about us that it’s even a fantasy in the first place? Are we so oversaturated with porn that we can’t even get the same kick out of watching two people having sex—they have to be related? (Or at least, we need someone to tell us they are.) And if this is the final frontier, where do we go from here?

No one can say for sure if what we choose to peek at affects our behavior in the real world. The experts can’t even decide if porn in general is bad to watch, let alone “family role play.” As for the porn industry, the producers and performers stick by their craft—we don’t put all the blame on violent Hollywood films for mass shootings, so why should they be held to a different standard?

In a perfect world, we could all recognize that there are differences between realistic sexual norms and the heightened reality of porn, and adjust our behavior accordingly. But in this one, it’s tough to say what the long term effect of eroticizing incest might have on society. One thing’s for certain, though: As long as we keep clicking, the cameras will keep rolling.

Alcohol Is Better for You Than Exercise Over the Age of 90

Francisco Núñez Olivera, one of the oldest people in the world, recently passed away at the ripe old age of 113. In his golden years, it was said he enjoyed a glass of red wine every single day. The man might have been onto something.

New research shows that somehow, someway, drinking alcohol over the age of 90 makes you less likely to die. To be exact, drinking two glasses of beer or wine a day improves your chances of living longer by 18 percent. What’s more, it has a more positive effect on longevity in people over the age of 90 than exercising daily. Alcohol is good!

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Not that exercising is bad for anyone in their 90+ years. The study results also showed that nonagenarians who exercised 15 to 45 minutes per day cut their risk of premature death by 11 percent. That’s nothing to scoff at.

The study was performed by Dr. Claudia Kawas of the University of California, who researched more than 1,600 nonagenarians starting in 2003. “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” she said when she presented her findings this month, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Kawas’ study also found that people over the age of 90 have a better shot at living longer if they were slightly overweight, but not obese. “It’s not bad to be skinny when you’re young, but it’s very bad to be skinny when you’re old,” she said.

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So just keep kicking until 90. Getting fat (but not too fat) and drinking two glasses of beer or wine a day seems like a hell of a way to celebrate a century of life.

These Robots Are Going to Kill Us All

Last summer, Elon Musk warned the world that artificial intelligence is “a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” Without extensive regulation by government bodies right now, like right this second, he said that AI would become too smart to be safe. People could use the technology for evil. Robots could take over the world.

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“I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react, because it seems so ethereal,” he said.

Well, here we are, half a year later, and progress in AI technology is marching right along. Sophia is making jokes about exterminating the human race. Four-legged robots are opening doors. Bill Gates is worried.

So the real question is, how much time do we have left? From the looks of this video, not much. —Sarah Rense

Video by Dom Nero.

Geraint Griffiths Appointed Joint MD of Aareon UK Ltd

Geraint Griffiths will join Nigel Rees as Joint MD of leading UK social-housing systems innovator Aareon UK Ltd. (www.aareon.co.uk). He replaces Steve Makin who is leaving to pursue new challenges.

Griffiths who joined in 1993 and who has been Chief Operating Officer at Aareon UK for the last 15 years, is credited with the successful operational merger of mobile workforce systems company 1st Touch. He has also been responsible for product development, support and consulting activities across the whole of UK business. In his new role, Geraint will work closely with Nigel Rees on building upon the company’s position as the leading source of modern best-practise solutions for the social housing sector.

Geraint Griffiths

Geraint Griffiths

Commenting on Griffiths’ appointment Nigel Rees said, “Geraint has played a critical role in the development of Aareon UK, the market leader in housing management solutions. He is therefore the ideal person to join me in capitalizing on the significant opportunities that are now open to us, across both existing and new markets. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Torsten Rau, Aareon’s Director of International Business added; “We would like to thank Steve for his years of service and wish him well in facing new challenges.

“Geraint is ideally suited to pick up the torch as he has an extensive knowledge of the technologies and strategies that underpin our solutions and the way housing organisations operate. He also has an excellent rapport with both customers and partners alike. Together with Nigel, he will be lead a winning team and I look forward to working closely with both of them as they drive our success story onwards.”

For his part Geraint Griffiths welcomed these comments noting, “I am taking this role at an extremely exciting time. Aareon UK is growing rapidly and we have a range of exciting developments in the pipeline. Indeed, in many respects Aareon UK now defines modern best-practise and I look forward to taking the company forward to even greater heights.”

Geraint Griffiths, Nigel Rees and the rest of the Aareon UK team will be on hand to answer questions at Housing Technology 2018 at the Oxford Belfry on 7th and 8th March.

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Notes to Editors

About Aareon (www.aareon.com)
Aareon is the leading European Software Company providing IT solutions to the Social Housing Sector. With many years of industry specific knowledge, our position as a profitable, growing and innovative organisation enables us to set the standard for business processes in the housing sector both today and into the future.

The Aareon Product Suite provides housing providers with an enterprise-wide solution.
Aareon QL Housing, Aareon QL Financials, Aareon QL CRM, Aareon QL Asset Management, Aareon QL Personnel & Payroll, Aareon 1st Touch Mobile, Aareon 360, Aareon QL Reporting Service, Aareon QL Task Centre Alerts & EDRM.

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The Best New People to Follow on Social Media

Ten years ago, the most popular YouTube video was a man who tried to recreate every style of dance. That video now has more 300 million views, but a lot has changed in ten years. It’s kind of surprising that Becoming a Bonafide Social Media Star isn’t a legit college course yet, but if anyone is changing the game on how that’s done, it’s the generation that grew up with the Internet at its fingertips.

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Below are the eleven people who took social media and made it count, making whole careers, companies, and paychecks off of being online and making waves on platforms full of them.

Hayes and Nash Grier

Where Can You Find Them: Instagram, YouTube
The Following: 5.7 and 10 million followers, respectively

Hayes and older brother, Nash, started creating videos on Vine and eventually moved over to YouTube and Instagram. Their popularity blew up and has led to a number of different appearances. Hayes was on Dancing with the Stars and Nash starred in the 2017 Netflix film, You Get Me.

Daniel Middleton

Where Can You Find Him: YouTube
The Following: 17.1 million

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Better known as DanTDM, he’s a professional gamer from England who streams a variety of games but is best known for playing Minecraft. He topped Forbes social media earners with an estimated $16.5 million.

Jace Norman

Where Can You Find Him: Instagram, YouTube
The Following: 2.6 million followers

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Being a Nickelodeon star? Just his day job. With a full-fledged company called Creative Edge Media, he’s looking to expand beyond the regular influencer presence. The company looks to change the way that influencers interact with brands. His philosophy? The same one he uses on his social media: be authentic and realistic.

Leo Mandella

Where Can You Find Him: Instagram
The Following: 530,000

The 15-year-old social media influencer who goes by Gully Guy Leo on Instagram has become quite the young face for street style. Flexing harder than most any other high schooler we’ve seen, he’s become a beast among hypebeasts.

EvanTubeHD

Where Can You Find Him: YouTube
The Following: 5 million

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What were you doing at eight years old? Probably not bringing in $1.3 million with your dad by reviewing toys. That’s exactly what Evan and his dad, Jared, are doing. With the YouTube channel EvanTubeHD and a loyal following, 2018 is set to be even bigger.

Alana Smith

Where Can You Find Her: Instagram
The Following: 119,000

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So, she has the skating ‘gram on lock, but also she kind of earned one of the coolest Guinness World Records for being the youngest X Games medalist in history. On her Instagram, you can look into a little bit of skate and a little bit of fashion.

Jay Versace

Where Can You Find Him: Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat
The Following: 530,000

Jay is strange, but Jay is hilarious. From random role-playing skits to full on tangents, the 19-year-old has social media covered. He started on Vine about four years ago, and if you’re looking for a laugh, watch his recreation of Tyra Banks’ infamous “Be Quiet, Tiffany!” speech.

Aparna Nancherla

Where Can You Find Her: Twitter
The Following: 406,000

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It’s no secret that sometimes the news is, well, awful. But Aparna has the ability to make it all a little more bearable with her own twist on what’s happening in the world. With a dry sense of humor, she takes the unfunny and makes it laughable, at least for a little bit.

“Big Nik” Kwesani

Where Can You Find Him: YouTube
The Following: 977,000

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Make a list of things BigNik could be, and he’s probably tried it: rapper, comedian, Internet star. He’s also opened up about his dwarfism and other personal matters, but at the core of it all, he’s hilarious and continues to dive deeper into the music world.

Megan Amram

Where Can You Find Her: Twitter
The Following: 1.06 million

Don’t let anyone tell you a Harvard education isn’t good for something. After graduating, Amram’s Twitter struck gold with hilarious jokes and hot takes. Her humor has landed her writing gigs on Parks and Rec and most recently, The Good Place.

Zach King

Where Can You Find Him: YouTube
The Following: 21.4 million

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Zach is the master of the optical illusion. With a very healthy following, he makes you look twice at a post, taking Instagram and turning into part-high end movie/part-magic trick.

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This Photograph Is Made of Gunpowder

When people call a photograph explosive, they usually mean it metaphorically. That’s not the case with Justyna Badach’s work. The Philadelphia-based photographer actually used gunpowder to make the prints for her new series—so they could, quite literally, blow up.

The images in “Land of Epic Battles,” on exhibition until March 2 at the LightWork gallery in Syracuse, New York, are based on single frames picked out of ISIS-produced propaganda videos. To convey the violence of the clips, Badach spent a year inventing a new developing process that incorporates the black powder used in old-fashioned weapons. “I like the potential for danger inherent in gunpowder,” Badach says. “There are people who have created photographs by firing off gunpowder, but I wanted the image to consist of gunpowder.”

Her first challenge was acquiring the powder itself. The post-9/11 Safe Explosives Act tightened restrictions on the sale and distribution of materials needed to make a bomb, but after doing some research Badach made contact with a man who agreed to sell her five pounds of his homemade powder. When she purchased it, the man told her that if anyone asked she should tell them she bought it because she was a musket shooter.

Through trial and error, Badach settled on a 19th-century developing technique based on the light sensitivity of dichromate salts, which she modified by mixing in the black powder. It was a laborious process. Preparing the paper alone could take up to a week. Then she had to mix the chemicals, apply the emulsion by hand, and finally wash the exposed print. She estimates there was a 70 percent failure rate.

“The gunpowder just didn’t play nice with the other chemicals,” she says. “There were times when I would make a print and the whole thing would just wash off.” Each image in the series comes in an edition of three, but because she develops each print by hand, no two are exactly the same.

Badach can’t take the prints on a plane, since the mere presence of gunpowder would trip airport security alarms. The only way to ship them is by ground transportation. Could one of the prints explode if exposed to fire? She thinks not, since the powder has been mixed with other developing agents. But she can’t rule it out.

“I actually haven’t tested one,” she says, laughing. “I don’t know if it would blow up or not.”

Lena Dunham Stars in NSFW ‘Tattoo’ Video for Love Magazine

Lena Dunham knows firsthand that sometimes love fades, so it is only fitting that her newest body ink of the four-letter word will also fade over time.

The actress, 31, shared a video on Monday from her Love magazine shoot in which she got a fake tattoo of the word “Love” in the middle of her back.

While the tattoo was a temporary one, it was not the only thing she was faking in the suggestive clip.

Wearing a teal latex bodysuit, Dunham dramatically went through climactic highs and lows as she got her “ink”, biting her lip and moaning as the tattoo artist – played by sculptor David Alexander Flinn – worked on her back.

The actress also sported a mohawk hairstyle, which was just like the ‘do she had back in June 2017 when she got a buzz cut.

Her video comes one day after she shared a topless photo in which she covered her assets with her hands while wearing only a pair of sweatpants and showing off her Rihanna-inspired underboob tattoo that she previously got in March 2017.

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Lena Dunham in April 2017

Lena Dunham in April 2017

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Dunham has previously been candid about her nine real tattoos including a picture of Ferdinand the bull, Laura Thornhill, the first female skateboarder, an image of Eloise as a tramp stamp and an illustration of a children’s book.

Last February, Dunham told Vogue‘s “73 Questions” that she’s looking forward to getting another tattoo from her former Girls costar Jemima Kirke. She previously inked a picture of her dog, Rosie, onto Dunham and for their next collaboration, Kirke said she’s planning to tattoo the word “nasty” on Dunham’s butt.

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Earlier this month, Dunham revealed she’s both physically and emotionally on the mend after undergoing a total hysterectomy last year.

The news of her procedure was shared just over a month after PEOPLE confirmed she split from her boyfriend of five years, Jack Antonoff, in January.

Though they ended their relationship, Antonoff praised his ex-girlfriend for her Vogue essay about her hysterectomy, calling it a “beautiful piece” on Twitter.

Most recently, the singer was spotted out with frequent collaborator Lorde in her native Auckland, New Zealand, though a source told PEOPLE:  “There’s not any type of romantic situation. They’re just friends — they really are just friends.”

EXCLUSIVE: Yiqing Yin on Reviving Poiret for the 21st Century

PARIS — Poiret, the French fashion house famous for freeing women from corsets, will rise from its ashes this week after a 90-year hiatus.
The label is set to unveil its first designs by artistic director Yiqing Yin on Sunday at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs here. Yin, who previously belonged to the elite club of Paris couture designers, has put her own brand on hold to focus on her debut collection, which she unveiled exclusively to WWD ahead of the March 4 show.
She has been working on the project for 12 months, setting up a 20-person studio in a Paris district full of government offices.
“Having a year to work on a first collection is truly quite a rare luxury. It allows you to think through the project, to study, to experiment and to work with a sort of instinct, too,” said the quietly spoken designer, surrounded by racks of clothes ranging from cozy oversize knits to floor-sweeping pleated skirts.
The Poiret trademark was acquired in 2015 by Shinsegae International, a division of the South Korean retail conglomerate that imports foreign brands and distributes them through its department stores.
It has its own premium labels, such as Vidi Vici and Man on the Boon,

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