Future & Juice WRLD “No Issue,” Ace Hood “Undefeated x Chosen” & More | Daily Visuals 10.25.18

Last Friday Future and Juice WRLD took the game by surprise by dropping their unannounced duet project WRLD on Drugs and now the two of them have come through with some new visuals for an album cut.

Going futuristic (or intergalactic) for their visual to “No Issue,” Future and Juice lamp in a no mans land accompanied by nothing but a DeLorean and a gang of blue skinned people. So did they go to the future in the DeLorean where a race of blue people walk the earth or are they on another planet where the inhabitants are blue and the DeLorean is a UFO?

Back on present day earth Ace Hood gives viewers an inside look at the training regiment he goes through to keep his pecs poppin’ for his clip to “Undefeated x Chosen.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Robb Bank$ , Coca Vango, and more.

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BLACKWAY FT. BANDHUNTA IZZY – “CAKE”

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Beef Settled: Frank Ocean & Travis Scott Worked Out ‘ASTROWORLD’ Issue Weeks Ago

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Frank Ocean was reportedly seeking a cease and desist order against Travis Scott over the singer’s appearance on the Houston rapper’s ASTROWORLD album. Ocean took to Tumblr to clear any concerns, saying that the pair worked out their legal differences weeks ago.

From Ocean’s Tumblr:

I THINK THE SONG SOUNDS COOL, I DID IT IN LIKE 20 MINUTES AND THE MIX SOUNDS THE WAY TRAVIS WANTED IT TO SOUND FOR HIS RECORD. I ALSO APPROVED IT BEFORE IT CAME OUT SO THE CEASE AND DESIST WASN’T ABOUT 🔊 IT WAS ABOUT 🏳️‍🌈. ME AND TRAVIS RESOLVED IT AMONGST OURSELVES WEEKS AGO. 💖

If we’re reading his post correctly, it appears that Ocean was not upset over the quality of his performance on the track “Carousel” as previously thought, but instead, the mild controversy that surrounded the rollout of ASTROWORLD with the removal of Trans model Amanda Lepore from the album cover.

Good thing it’s all settled as it is one of the several standout tracks on Scott’s chart-topping record.

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Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space: Issue 2 – Jave Galt-Miller

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Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space: Issue 2

Jave Galt-Miller

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: February 3, 2017

Publisher: Jave Galt-Miller

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


Get issue #2 of the NSFW zom-com seven-part series where flawed male fantasy becomes a nightmare! Picks up with Ace and Gwen running off together to escape the lesbian zombie attack at the police station. When Ace tries to warn his parents of the impending disaster, the story takes an Oedipal turn. Will Ace figure out a way to defeat the sexy zombies before they rob him of his johnson? Will Gwen be able to restrain herself from smacking Ace in the face? Find out inside! 26 pages of full-color nudity and violence make this an ADULTS ONLY horror comic. Sometimes when Hot Girls make out – it's Evil!

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SNAKEWOMAN, Issue 1 – Zeb Wells

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SNAKEWOMAN, Issue 1

Zeb Wells

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 19, 2014

Publisher: Liquid Comics

Seller: Trajectory, Inc.


Created by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, (Elizabeth; Golden Age; Four Feathers). Born, 1981. First kiss, 1996. Graduated with honors, 2002. Moved to Los Angeles, 2006. Within three years, she will have killed 68 men. Jessica Peterson is learning first-hand that the cycle of revenge cannot be broken. Without understanding why, she finds herself turning into a creature – a vicious Snakewoman. Her mission – to avenge a centuries old wrong that was conceived half a world away, deep in the jungles of India. Terrified by her true nature and hunted by a mysterious organization known only as "The 68," Jessica must confront the monster that lurks inside her before it is too late.

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Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space: Issue 1 – Jave Galt-Miller

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Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space: Issue 1

Jave Galt-Miller

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: January 30, 2017

Publisher: Jave Galt-Miller

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


Get issue #1 of the NSFW zom-com seven-part series where flawed male fantasy becomes a nightmare! Ace just wants to film his buddy's threesome, but suddenly all the girls in town are transforming into lesbian zombies. And these girls are not looking for brains. He'll have to team with an unlikely friend to run for his life and stop the funniest, sexiest apocalypse you've ever seen. 32 pages of full-color nudity and violence make this an ADULTS ONLY horror comic. Sometimes when Hot Girls make out – it's Evil!

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Disney Manga: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey Issue #0 – Tim Burton & DJ. Milky

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Disney Manga: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey Issue #0

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Genre: Other

Publish Date: May 16, 2018

Publisher: TOKYOPOP

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When Jack Skellington's faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?

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Alpha – Issue #0 – Victor Carungi, Gentry Smith & Yair Herrera

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Alpha – Issue #0

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Victor Carungi, Gentry Smith & Yair Herrera

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: April 29, 2014

Publisher: Paper Street Comics

Seller: Paper Street Comics


300 years after civilization was destroyed and mankind nearly wiped out, what’s left of the global population is held prisoner by a new race of robot called Torem.   Hiding in a settlement off the grid are teenage Kassia, a talented inventor who yearns to explore; and her adoptive father Hax, a weathered resistance fighter, trying to drown his demons. Everything changes when Kassia finds Alpha, a robot soldier preserved from the Torem War – a hero willing to fight for humanity, even if he is severely outdated.   As Hax and Kassia struggle to mend their relationship, with Alpha’s help they join the resistance fighting to free the human race and uncover the dark secret kept by the ruthless Torem leader, Delta.

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Animax – Comic Book Special, Issue 1 – Ron Marz

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Animax – Comic Book Special, Issue 1

Ron Marz

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 19, 2014

Publisher: Liquid Comics

Seller: Trajectory, Inc. (Books)


12-year-old Max Duncan becomes the most powerful boy in the world when he gains the power to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches. Lost and separated from his family during a vacation in the dense Amazon jungle, Max is chosen by the Earth Spirits as the latest in a long lineage of planetary defenders. Entrusted with a mystical artifact known as the Animus Stone, Max gains the power to absorb the abilities of any animal he touches and transform himself into a human-animal hybrid for seven minutes at a time. Taking on the attributes of lizards, lions, tigers, elephants, spiders, dolphins, and more – sometimes the transformations are gross, weird and bizarre – Max has a power no one else in the world seems to have. Joined by his faithful friends, Chris and Jenny, the three young heroes gradually find a way to use Max’s abilities to protect the planet and all its many creatures.

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VanGlam Magazine Fall Issue – Gus McTavish

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VanGlam Magazine Fall Issue

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Gus McTavish

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: October 1, 2012

Publisher: GmC Publishing

Seller: Gus McTavish


A pictorial essay of Western personalities complete with in-depth profiles. We believe all of these people and their stories will be interesting and inspiring to most men and women, and the imagery both flattering and enjoyable to all

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Free Comic Book Day 2010 Doctor Solar/Magnus Issue – Jim Shooter & Dennis Calero

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Free Comic Book Day 2010 Doctor Solar/Magnus Issue

Jim Shooter & Dennis Calero

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 20, 2016

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Seller: Dark Horse Comics


The dawn of a new age of superhero excitement begins on Free Comic Book Day as Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the return of two of the most legendary characters in the annals of comics: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom and Magnus, Robot Fighter — re-imagined for the 21st century by comics legend, writer Jim Shooter! This FCBD extravaganza offers all-new Solar and Magnus stories, each heralding new series launches in summer 2010, and featuring interior art by fan-favorite Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir) and cover art by Raymond Swanland!

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Kim Davis, Clerk Who Refused To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples, Claims She Met The Pope

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court’s orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States.

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, didn’t deny the encounter took place but said Wednesday in Rome he had no comment on the topic.

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis and her husband met privately with Pope Francis last Thursday afternoon at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., for less than 15 minutes, said her lawyer, Mat Staver.

Davis, an Apostolic Christian, spent five days in jail earlier this month for defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In a telephone interview late Tuesday, Staver would not say who initiated the meeting with the pope or how it came to be, though he did say that Vatican officials had inquired about Davis’ situation while she was in jail. He declined to name them.

Davis was in Washington for the Values Voter Summit, where the Family Research Council, which opposes same-sex marriage, presented her with an award for defying the federal judge.

Pope Francis did not focus on the divisive debate over same-sex marriage during his visit last week. As he left the country, he told reporters who inquired that he did not know Davis’ case in detail, but he defended conscientious objection as a human right.

“It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right,” Francis said.

 

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Kim Davis Asks Appeals Court To Let Her Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky., Sept 12 (Reuters) – The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples has asked an appeals court to let her continue her stand until a lawsuit against her is decided.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, due back at work Monday after six days behind bars, has said her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian prevent her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and her attorneys have said the 49-year-old woman will not violate her conscience when she returns to work.

In her absence, deputy clerks have been issuing licenses and have said they would continue to do so.

Davis was jailed when she refused to comply with U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order to issue licenses. He ordered her released when the deputy clerks began issuing the licenses.

In a Friday motion filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Davis’ attorneys asked that she be allowed to continue banning marriage licenses for her entire office until the case is settled.

Davis’ attorneys argued that Bunning’s initial order had only covered couples who were suing her. They said he violated her right to due process during her appeal when he expanded his initial injunction to include any couple legally eligible to marry, the filing says.

She should thus be allowed to continue her ban now that the couples covered under the first order have been issued licenses, the attorneys argue.

In a separate filing on Friday, her attorneys said “this case would be over” if the governor, using the same authority that allowed him to change the certificates to be gender neutral, would simply remove her name from the documents.

Bunning warned Davis in his release order that there would be consequences if she interfered with the issuance of marriage licenses when she returned to work. A deputy clerk has said he will continue to issue licenses.

On Tuesday, Davis walked out of the Carter County Detention Center to a roaring crowd. Her supporters continued protests last week after her release, demanding the firing of any deputy clerks who provide marriage licenses without Davis’s permission.

Her attorneys have said marriage certificates issued without her authority have been void.

The issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky and other states has become the latest focal point in the long-running debate over gay marriage that has continued even after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June allowed the practice nationwide.

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Kentucky Clerk Who Refuses To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Begs Supreme Court For Help

After defying multiple orders to issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, a Kentucky clerk is taking her case to the Supreme Court.

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis on Friday filed an emergency request with the court to put a temporary hold on a lower-court ruling that effectively forces her to begin serving gay couples, saying that complying with the order would violate her religious beliefs. 

According to Davis’ petition, her “conscience forbids her from approving” marriage licenses to gay couples “because the prescribed form mandates that she authorize the proposed union and issue a license bearing her own name and imprimatur.”

“She holds an undisputed sincerely-held religious belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, only,” the petition continues. “Thus, in her belief, [same-sex marriage] is not, in fact, marriage.”

Equality Case Files, a nonprofit that tracks litigation around same-sex marriage, posted a copy of Davis’ filing on its website. The filing can be read in full here.

Davis’ request was addressed to Justice Elena Kagan, who oversees emergency petitions from Kentucky. Justices from time to time are asked to review such petitions, which are only procedural in scope and are meant to delay implementation of lower-court rulings. Kagan could either act on Davis’ petition on her own or refer it to the full court for adjudication.

The Supreme Court ruled in June that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Following the landmark ruling, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear — who was one of the defendants in that case — ordered state clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and heterosexual couples alike. 

But Davis refused. And then refused again after she was sued and was ordered by a federal court to comply. On Wednesday, an appellate court told her that she had “little or no likelihood” of winning her case.

In her Friday petition to Kagan, Davis argues that adding her “name, authorization, and approval” to marriages by gay couples would amount to a “searing act of validation” that “would forever echo in her conscience.”

The petition goes on: “If Davis’ religious objection cannot be accommodated when Kentucky marriage licenses are available in more than 130 marriage licensing locations … then elected officials have no real religious freedom when they take public office.”

That’s the crux of Davis’ legal argument, but any Supreme Court action in response would be much narrower in scope. Rather than opining on whether Davis’ religious freedom is being violated, a ruling from Kagan or from the full court would be limited to deciding whether to halt the original court order requiring Davis to issue marriage licenses to all couples. 

According to BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner, that court order is set to go into effect on Monday. 

David Ermold and his partner have been turned away by Davis’ office twice. Ermold told The Associated Press that all the back-and-forth is “getting tedious.”

“We get torn down, built back up, torn down, built back up,” he said. “It’s emotionally draining.” 

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This Is How Many Plus-Size Models Appear In September Issue Fashion Editorials

Sometimes it seems as though the fashion industry is more inclusive than ever before. In the past year, there’s been an increase in the number of mature models fronting ad campaigns and more people with disabilities on the runways of New York Fashion Week. Right now, eight black women are featured on September magazine covers

But there are definitely major strides to be made

We flipped through the September issue fashion editorials of seven major magazines — Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle and Cosmopolitan — to see if we could find any plus-size models. 

The results weren’t great.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average waist size for women aged 20 and over is 37.5 inches. Depending on which retail store you consult, this translates to a slightly different pant size, but all of them qualify as plus-size. (At Gap, a 37.5 inch waist is between a size 18 and a size 20, at Coldwater Creek it translates to roughly a size 16. At Lane Bryant, it’s about a size 18.) 

So, if the average woman is plus-size, why are there zero plus-size models in these fashion editorials?

Yeah, we’re not really sure either. 

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This Elle Spread Is A Reminder Of Fashion’s Major Diversity Issue

Elle magazine marked its 30th birthday with a fashion spread called “The Elle Look” in its September 2015 issue. The magazine called upon 30 prominent designers and their muses to recreate “The Elle Look,” which the publication describes as “channeling our rich history of strong, sexy women with great personal style.'”

Of the 81 designers and muses chosen for the story, only one is black: English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who is biracial. The collective number of Asian and Latino or Hispanic designers can be counted on one hand, while the muses that represent each designers’ ideal were overwhelmingly white. 

The spread serves to highlight an issue that runs rampant in the fashion industry: a lack of diversity both within the pages of magazines and on the runways. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen pose alongside Beatrix Ost, Giorgio Armani is pictured with model Karolina Kurkova, and the list goes on.

Bethann Hardison, a former model and a prominent fashion consultant who has been calling for diversity for decades, was surprised by the magazine’s glaring omission.

“When [then-publication director] Regis Pagniez brought Elle to the U.S. in the ’80s, he put black girls on the cover. Gail O’Neill, Karen Alexander, Kirsti Bowser. Conde Nast had to step back; it blew their minds,” she told The Huffington Post. This spread is just an example of Elle “feeling precious,” Hardison added. 

That history is why, then, it’s more than a little disappointing to see one of the most influential fashion magazines showing an utter lack of responsibility when it comes to choosing people that represent their vision. Elle didn’t respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post, but one thing’s clear: When designers, magazine staffers and industry insiders visualize their “girl,” that vision continues to omit people of color. 

 

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Publish Date: December 19, 2014

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12-year-old Max Duncan becomes the most powerful boy in the world when he gains the power to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches. Lost and separated from his family during a vacation in the dense Amazon jungle, Max is chosen by the Earth Spirits as the latest in a long lineage of planetary defenders. Entrusted with a mystical artifact known as the Animus Stone, Max gains the power to absorb the abilities of any animal he touches and transform himself into a human-animal hybrid for seven minutes at a time. Taking on the attributes of lizards, lions, tigers, elephants, spiders, dolphins, and more – sometimes the transformations are gross, weird and bizarre – Max has a power no one else in the world seems to have. Joined by his faithful friends, Chris and Jenny, the three young heroes gradually find a way to use Max’s abilities to protect the planet and all its many creatures.

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NEW YORK—As backlash against the Miss USA pageant continues to spread following controversial anti-immigration remarks made by the contest’s owner, Donald Trump, sources confirmed this week that the overt ranking of women is somehow not a part of the ongoing nationwide outrage. Trump’s inflammatory comments have reportedly prompted NBC to drop the event from its schedule and sparked a number of debates regarding decency and propriety, none of which were said to include placing women onstage and assigning them a number corresponding to their physical appearance. Sources went on to note that lining up 50 bikini-clad women so that millions of viewers could scrutinize their bodies and make their own ratings that they could then compare to the scores of the official judges was, for some reason, completely absent in the recent controversy, which instead focused wholly on whether the spectacle should be shown on a major …



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BLOOD TRAIL: DAWNING, FREE PREVIEW, Issue 0 – Matt Cochran

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BLOOD TRAIL: DAWNING, FREE PREVIEW, Issue 0

Matt Cochran

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 19, 2014

Publisher: Liquid Comics

Seller: Trajectory, Inc. (Books)


Prisoner Etu, racked with guilt, re-lives the decision which led to the destruction of his tribe at the hands of an unthinkable monster generations before. The year is 1867 and nestled among the majestic mountains of the Pacific Northwest lies a Native American village on the verge of extinction. When its inhabitants become suspicious of a strange family who choose to live apart from the rest, young Etu trails the family to a camp deep in the woods only to discover that they possess inconceivable powers.When Etu reveals what he has witnessed to the tribe, his father, a powerful Witchdoctor, discloses the identity of the family and the spell he cast on them years before. An edict to exterminate the family at all costs is passed down – but when confronted by their powers, the plan only sets in motion the birth of a curse more evil than any of them could have imagined.Read this FREE PREVIEW of the graphic novel created and written by Matt Cochran with artwork by acclaimed artist, Dean Hyrapiet (Voodoo Child, Virulents, Dead Soldier).

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Silver Scorpion: Free Comic Book Special, Issue 1 – Ron Marz

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Silver Scorpion: Free Comic Book Special, Issue 1

Ron Marz

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 19, 2014

Publisher: Liquid Comics

Seller: Trajectory, Inc. (Books)


SILVER SCORPION #1As seen in hundreds of major media outlets around the world, such as Time, Wired, The New York Post, USA Today, Fox News, NPR, Gulf News, Asharq Al-Awsat and more, experience the origin story of the new superhero, "Silver Scorpion." "The comic book will help to establish trust and understanding between cultures, to empower young people with disabilities." – President Bill Clinton, at the 2010 Clinton Global InitiativeThe Silver Scorpion tells the story of a teenager, Bashir Bari, who loses his legs in a tragic accident. Consumed with anger and grief, Bashir retreats into a world of isolation, resentful of the pitiful looks and whispers of strangers. When he accidentally witnesses the murder of Tarek, a mysterious local metal smith, Bashir is unwittingly chosen as the new guardian of an ancient power that has remained hidden for centuries. With new abilities allowing him to manipulate the metal around him, Bashir must now decide how to use this gift and balance the line between justice and vengeance.

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Arkansas County Clerk Resigns So She Doesn’t Have To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Arkansas intends to resign from her position because she doesn’t believe in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Cleburne County Clerk Dana Guffey said Monday that she intends to step down June 30, according to ArkansasOnline, because she has a moral objection to same-sex marriage. The Huffington Post repeatedly tried to contact Guffey, but the line for her office was busy.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, making marriage equality the law of the land.

Couples have started to marry in every state since the decision, although there are a handful of state and local officials — primarily in Southern states — trying to hold out. In a few states, there are county clerks who — instead of stepping down — are simply refusing to issue any marriage licenses, including to straight couples, in order to avoid helping same-sex couples.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has told state workers that they don’t have to issue licenses to same-sex couples if it violates their religious beliefs.

Alabama is also experiencing a significant amount of confusion. On Monday, the state Supreme Court issued an order delaying same-sex marriages for 25 days. Technically, there is a 25-day period after a U.S. Supreme Court decision to request a “rehearing” of a case. It is extremely unlikely that the court will do so on marriage equality, since it requires the agreement of a majority of justices.

At the same time, however, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama told probate judges that they have to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling and issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Some Alabama counties have ignored the order to delay and have begun issuing licenses.

“There is no justification for delaying or obstructing the clear message of the Supreme Court of the United States — marriage equality must begin in Alabama, and probate judges who stand in the way of that legal imperative risk exposing themselves to legal consequences,” said Human Rights Campaign Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. “There is zero chance of marriage equality being reheard by the Supreme Court — particularly given that all four states that were parties in this case have accepted the outcome — and as a result the Court’s holding in Obergefell v. Hodeges should be implemented across the country immediately.”

So far, there haven’t been mass resignations. ArkansasOnline spoke with the president of the Arkansas Association of County Clerks, who said she had not heard of any more clerks planning to resign over the decision.

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Private Dancer (30th Anniversary Issue) [Remastered] – Tina Turner


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WIRED Issue Preview – June 2015 – All Work & All Play, With Rashida Jones

WIRED presents the essential manual to finding happiness at work, with your career coach, Rashida Jones. Optimize your brain, your relationships, and your stuff to achieve a state of occupational bliss. Also this month: How Ebola survivors’ DNA could help treat other deadly viruses, billionaire VCs battle to capture massive ROI, one family’s epic quest to cure their son’s epilepsy, and more.
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WIRED September 2014 Issue Trailer: Edward Snowden, the Untold Story

Award-winning author James Bamford spent three days interviewing Edward Snowden in Moscow. He emerged with an indelible portrait of the elusive whistleblower, one that sheds new light on exactly what led Snowden to decide to leak tens of thousands of top-secret documents. Also in this month’s issue: A new scientific effort to understand nutrition and health plus a riveting profile of Sin City auteur Frank Miller.
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WIRED February 2015 Issue: Microsoft in the Age of Satya Nadella

Restart. In the February issue, Jessi Hempel profiles Satya Nadella and his warm, fuzzy, and slightly bonkers plan to make you care about Microsoft. Plus: How skateboard legend Rodney Mullen became a superstar on the Silicon Valley lecture circuit, where drones are actually delivering stuff—from rescue supplies to pepperoni pizza, Lyft’s new mustache, dumpster diving for fun and profit (lots of profit), and more. Music By Esbe – Float (https://switchy.bandcamp.com/album/bloomsday )
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Cast Of Orange Is The New Black Cover ESSENCE July 2015 Issue [PHOTO]

Season Three of Netflix’s monster hit, Orange is the New Black is right around the corner and ESSENCE magazine is celebrating all the various Black beauty the show has to offer.

Series’ stars Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Laverne Cox (Sophia), Vicky Jeudy (Janae), Adrienne C. Moore (Cindy) and Samira Wiley (Poussey) all donned the finest orange fabrics and knocked out a great cover article thanks to the talents of Akiba Solomon.

Via ESSENCE:

Two-time ESSENCE cover star Laverne Cox describes her ritual of learning to love herself, no matter what: “This is intense, and it’s hard. What I’ve been doing is looking in the mirror and listing all the things I have an issue with and then saying, ‘This is beautiful.’ I just go down the list and tell myself, ‘You have to accept that this is you today.’ I make time to do this.”

“Being [my size] in this industry is so rare,” says 25-year-old stunner, Danielle Brooks, “but regular people look more like me than runway models. To show beauty in a different way really lights me up inside. That’s so cheesy, but it does.”

Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba admits it took her time to fully embrace her signature smile. “For the majority of my first 18 years, I hated my gap. My mom would tell me that in Nigeria, it’s a sign of beauty. I was like, ‘We’re in Massachusetts.’” She continues, “Today there’s not a selfie or personal photo I take where I’m not smiling wide. It sometimes feels as if I’m making up for lost smiles.”

The Orange Is The New Black ESSENCE issue is on newsstands now. Season 3 premieres on June 12. Check out the cover on the next page.

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Legends & Heroes Issue 1 – Stone Marshall

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Legends & Heroes Issue 1

The Blacksmith and The Apprentice: Adventures in Minecraft!

Stone Marshall

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: June 1, 2015

Publisher: Stone Marshall Studio

Seller: Nathan Lawrence


Ever wonder what life is like for villagers and creatures in Minecraft? Read Legends and Heroes and find out! Created by Stone Marshall, the author of the best selling Flynn’s Log series. The ancient art of blacksmithing is a thing of beauty. A lot of hard work goes into the process. It’s very complicated, really. Stoking the flames to many small, contained fires—making lumps of metal into differently shaped items of metal—hitting said lumps of metal with hammers to turn them into different weapons. You can shape metals into whatever item you want. Okay, it might not be a very interesting job, but apprenticing with the best blacksmith in the kingdom is a huge opportunity. Blacksmiths make the tools everyone needs to get about in their day-to-day lives. It’s a very prestigious and impressive position, although this honor is lost when the position is held by Dane, a youthful boy who dreams of greater adventure! Luckily, Dane has a skilled master to reign in his daydreaming. Viegar has quite an interesting past. From his years on the Royal Guard to his close relationship with the previous king, he’s quite a friend to have on your side. There is one other apprentice, Snip, who is much more passionate about his duties than Dane. Between the three of them, they churn out powerful weapons and protective armor, usually with no thanks to Dane. Of course, no cast of characters would be complete without the big man in charge—in this case, a king. By almost anyone’s account, he’s a good and fair ruler, but there is no one in power without enemies. Though Viegar and his workers only want to help their wonderful king, there are still plenty who wish to do him harm. But Dane can only imagine such things. It’s not as if he’d ever be in the position to really make any sort of difference or be in any place of power. Right? And though his apprenticeship is mundane and boring, the young man gets a few moments of excitement. Every once in a while, his master Viegar lets him venture out past the village to visit the caravan, where he can trade and buy supplies. It’s the most excitement Dane ever gets in his line of work. Sometimes, he gets to meet interesting people. Sometimes, he hears interesting things. And maybe, just maybe, he sometimes hears of a new opportunity for himself. But who would want to give up such a life as an esteemed apprentice? But of course, destiny and desire are not always what you expect . . .  

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WIRED April 2015 Issue Preview – The Plot to Take Down a Tyrant

In the April issue of WIRED, senior writer Andy Greenberg explores how North Korean dissidents are trying to undermine Kim Jong-un—with bootleg copies of Titanic and old episodes of Friends. Also this month: Reimagining the iconic Tucker Torpedo, What’s Inside: Jell-O, inside China’s toxic gadget factories, resurrecting the LA river, the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever, and more.

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BUDDHA ISSUE 1 FREE – Deepak Chopra

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BUDDHA ISSUE 1 FREE

Deepak Chopra

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: January 12, 2014

Publisher: Graphic India

Seller: Trajectory, Inc. (Books)


From Bestselling author Deepak Chopra Read the First Issue for FREE! Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this stunning graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times Bestselling novel about a young prince who abandons his inheritance to discover his true calling. His iconic journey changed the world forever, and the truths revealed continue to influence every corner of the globe today. A young man in line for the throne is trapped in his father's kingdom and yearns for the outside world. Betrayed by those closest to him, Siddhartha abandons his palace and princely title. Alone and face-to-face with his demons, he becomes a wandering monk and embarks on a spiritual fast that carries him to the brink of death. Ultimately recognizing his inability to conquer his body and mind by sheer will, Siddhartha transcends his physical pain and achieves enlightenment. Although we recognize Buddha today as an icon of peace and serenity, his life story was a tumultuous and spellbinding affair filled with love and sex, murder and loss, struggle and surrender. From the rocky terrain of the material world to the summit of the spiritual one, Buddha captivates and inspires – ultimately leading us closer to understanding the true nature of life and our selves.

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This year, Industrial Light & Magic celebrates 40 years of creating the impossible. In WIRED’s June issue, we present an oral history of ILM, and look at how George Lucas’ little DIY effects shop changed movies forever. Also this month: Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht’s journey from drug kingpin to convicted criminal, Senator Cory Booker’s attempt to drag the Senate into the 21st century, the global battle over one of Earth’s most plentiful resources, and much more. #WIRED2306 #WIRED
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Jennifer Lopez Covers US Weekly’s Best Bodies Issue

Jennifer Lopez is featured on the cover of the Best Bodies issue of Us Weekly, posing in a black cut out bathing suit. The latest edition of Us Weekly features “J-Lo and 78 Sexy Stars.” “I think a healthy body image comes from being the best you, not competing with anybody else,” she told the mag of her self-image. “I embrace who I am,” she adds, “I feel sexy, I feel youthful.”
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Animax – Free Comic Book Special, Issue 1 – Ron Marz

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Animax – Free Comic Book Special, Issue 1

Ron Marz

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 19, 2014

Publisher: Liquid Comics

Seller: Trajectory, Inc. (Books)


12-year-old Max Duncan becomes the most powerful boy in the world when he gains the power to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches. Lost and separated from his family during a vacation in the dense Amazon jungle, Max is chosen by the Earth Spirits as the latest in a long lineage of planetary defenders. Entrusted with a mystical artifact known as the Animus Stone, Max gains the power to absorb the abilities of any animal he touches and transform himself into a human-animal hybrid for seven minutes at a time. Taking on the attributes of lizards, lions, tigers, elephants, spiders, dolphins, and more – sometimes the transformations are gross, weird and bizarre – Max has a power no one else in the world seems to have. Joined by his faithful friends, Chris and Jenny, the three young heroes gradually find a way to use Max’s abilities to protect the planet and all its many creatures.

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Dinosaurs Vs Aliens: Free Issue, Issue 0 – Barry Sonnenfeld

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Dinosaurs Vs Aliens: Free Issue, Issue 0

Barry Sonnenfeld

Genre: Graphic Novels

Publish Date: December 19, 2014

Publisher: Liquid Comics

Seller: Trajectory, Inc. (Books)


Listen closely. Is that thunder? Or voices? Or the opening chords for the end of worlds? The monsters are coming. A special free preview edition of the new graphic novel. From the minds of acclaimed filmmaker, Barry Sonnenfeld (director of the, Men In Black films) and superstar graphic novel creator, Grant Morrison (Batman, The Invisibles, Action Comics, 18 Days), comes Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens, from Liquid Comics. The story focuses on a secret world war battle that was never recorded in our history books. When an alien invasion attacks Earth in the age of the dinosaurs, our planet's only saviors are the savage prehistoric beasts which are much more intelligent than humanity has ever imagined.

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Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It


The Supreme Court has been reluctant to jump into the question of same-sex marriage, preferring to let the issue percolate through state-by-state litigation in the lower federal courts.  But the time has come for the justices to come out of hiding.  The denial of marriage equality is a national problem, not a state-level problem, and it requires a national resolution that only our nation’s constitutional court can provide.

At the moment, 35 states allow marriage equality, while 15 forbid it.  The anti-equality states not only refuse to allow same-sex marriages to be licensed and celebrated; 14 of them also refuse to recognize marriages from sister states where such unions are perfectly legal.  Petitions from cases in four of those states – Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee – will be considered by the justices at their next private conference this coming Friday.

One reason marriage equality is a national issue is that our current patchwork of marriage laws imposes unreasonable, indeed absurd, burdens on same-sex couples’ security in their marriages and their freedom to move from state to state.  A married gay couple from a pro-equality state can relocate for job, education or family reasons to an anti-equality state – as long as they’re willing to give up their marriage, and perhaps even their property and parental rights.  A rational legal regime cannot tolerate this state of affairs.

In a 2012 article in the Michigan Law Review, I first proposed that the Constitution provides not only a right to get married, but a right to remain married.  Multiple federal court decisions, including one from the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals involving Utah’s marriage laws, have since endorsed this principle.  There is also an argument to be made that denial of interstate marriage recognition offends the Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause.

Aside from the harms they inflict on couples, inconsistent state marriage laws also cost American businesses $ 1.3 billion per year, according to a study released in October by the consulting group Marsh and McLennan Companies.  “As marriage confers a host of legal and social privileges,” the report explains, “the irregular landscape generates a host of administrative and compliance requirements for employers."

A patchwork of marriage laws also means a tax penalty for employers and employees in states without the freedom to marry, because the value of spousal health insurance and other benefits for an employee in a same-sex household is treated as ordinary income, triggering additional payroll and income taxes.  “As many corporate leaders now view national freedom to marry as inevitable,” the Marsh and McLennan report observes, “they would prefer that this tax and compliance burden disappear sooner rather than later."

There is another important reason why marriage equality should be settled at the national level: that is where the campaign to ban it has always been fought.

Although same-sex marriage was not possible in the United States until a decade ago, affirmative and categorical prohibitions are a relatively recent phenomenon.  The first state constitutional amendments banning marriage equality were not passed until 1998, when voters in Alaska and Hawaii approved measures effectively overturning state court rulings favorable to marriage equality.  By 2008, only 10 years later, more than 30 states had approved such measures. 

Aside from the harms they impose, I have argued that the process that was used to enact these measures raises serious constitutional concerns.  It is fanciful to believe that these laws were the products of carefully considered, historically validated, independent policy decisions by each state, and thus worthy of deference as a matter of federalism.  For the most part these laws were, in fact, products of a determined, nationwide blitzkrieg by religious conservative activists and Republican operatives.  In the 2004 elections, President George W. Bush’s strategist Karl Rove helped oversee efforts that saw 11 anti-marriage equality measures approved in one swoop.  James Dobson, founder of the once-powerful group Focus on the Family, called the nationwide fight against gay marriage “our D-Day, or Gettysburg or Stalingrad.” 

The campaign was one of classic backlash:  it sought to exploit short-term public passions and prejudices to slam the door on marriage equality just as a national debate was starting to emerge on the issue.  As CNN’s report the day after the 2004 elections described it, “Six months after gay and lesbian couples won the right to marry in Massachusetts, opponents of same-sex marriage struck back” with amendments in 11 states “codifying marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution.” 

Experience demonstrates that when Americans learn more about gay people and their relationships, they become more likely to support marriage equality.  Even while marriage equality opponents were still enjoying success at the voting booth, attitudes were evolving: between 1998 and 2009, the average vote against mini-DOMAs in statewide referenda increased from 31 percent to 46 percent.

If the remaining marriage bans took the form of ordinary statutes that could be revisited by legislatures in light of the growing majority support for same-sex marriage, there might be less reason for the Supreme Court to act right now.  But all 15 remaining bans are in the form of state constitutional amendments, which are much harder to undo because they typically require legislative supermajorities, votes in multiple legislative sessions, and/or statewide voter referenda.

This emphasis on constitutional amendments also was a deliberate strategy pursued at the national level by anti-gay-marriage activists.  The goal was not merely to enact laws that appealed to lawmakers and voters at the time, but to place the question of same-sex marriage beyond democratic debate and the ordinary lawmaking process – that is, persuading a simple majority of your elected representatives, the way most laws are made or repealed – in as many states as possible, for as long as possible.  The spirit of these efforts was captured by a Georgia Republican politician who urged his state to adopt a constitutional amendment because it would “set in stone that marriage in this country is a union between one man and one woman.  The laws of man did not create marriage; the laws of man should not alter marriage.”

The campaign against same-sex marriage has seen its fortunes dramatically reversed in the past few years.  Many Americans who once opposed gay marriage have, with better information and greater reflection, changed their minds.  It is an important principle of the Supreme Court's equality jurisprudence that courts should not intervene in such matters too hastily, because “the Constitution presumes that even improvident decisions” by lawmakers or voters can “eventually be rectified by the democratic processes.” But in the 15 states where anti-equality laws remain, they are embedded in state constitutions, and the ordinary democratic lawmaking process cannot address them.

And so the time has come for the Supreme Court to step in.  The campaign against marriage equality was mapped and executed at the national level, and it continues to impose harms and indignities on individuals and businesses that reverberate across state boundaries.  The validity of such laws should be weighed and ruled upon by the justices whose responsibility it is to interpret and apply our highest national law, the Constitution.



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Few Hollywood directors can match Christopher Nolan’s ambition, skill, and mind-bending story sense. For our December issue, the man behind Memento, Inception, the Dark Knight trilogy, and Interstellar brings his formidable talents to WIRED as our guest editor.
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Terry Richardson, the prominent photographer who has been accused of sexual harassment by several models, will shoot an entire issue of Playboy, which is set to come out in early 2015.

Richardson previewed some NSFW images from the issue, titled “California Dreamin,'” on his blog Friday.

A Playboy spokeswoman told Jezebel that “Yes, Terry has shot for the magazine many times over the years, and has been a great partner.” As the website notes, not everyone is so eager to embrace Richardson these days; the shoe company Aldo parted ways with him in June as the chorus of complaints grew louder.

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Playboy Will Release A Whole Issue Shot By Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson, the prominent photographer who has been accused of sexual harassment by several models, will shoot an entire issue of Playboy, which is set to come out in early 2015.

Richardson previewed some NSFW images from the issue, titled “California Dreamin,'” on his blog Friday.

A Playboy spokeswoman told Jezebel that “Yes, Terry has shot for the magazine many times over the years, and has been a great partner.” As the website notes, not everyone is so eager to embrace Richardson these days; the shoe company Aldo parted ways with him in June as the chorus of complaints grew louder.

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Inside The XXL Freshmen Issue

This week the hip-hop magazine revealed its annual cover highlighting new acts, which prompted the usual avalanche of debate over the artists featured, those absent and the state of the genre.

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ADULT ENTERTAINMENT NEWS UPDATE:Gabby Love’s top pick! Click and enjoy!

Inside The XXL Freshmen Issue

This week the hip-hop magazine revealed its annual cover highlighting new acts, which prompted the usual avalanche of debate over the artists featured, those absent and the state of the genre.

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Hip-Hop
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT NEWS UPDATE:Gabby Love’s top pick! Click and enjoy!