ProPublica Launches New Collaboration Project To Track And Document Hate Crimes

Because what constitutes a “hate crime” can be a matter of dispute, the reporting about them varies tremendously. ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson discusses why the Documenting Hate initiative is necessary.

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A Detailed Look at the Impressive Moncler & Greg Lauren “Collide” Capsule Collection

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We continue to be very impressed with the dead-on choices of collaborators by Italian luxury outerwear brand Moncler. Having worked in the past with OFF-WHITE, visvim, Rimowa, Mykita, Thom Browne and many more, the brand has chosen to get together with American artist and designer Greg Lauren for Fall/Winter 2017. The collection, simply entitled “Collide,” links the Italian brand with the highly experimental world of the designer, who is known for his incredible eye for details.

“Dismantled, intersected and recomposed, reinvented with an extremely free, unexpected yet harmonious hand, fragments of denim garments as well as other very worn fabrics are incorporated in to puffer jackets – achieved with a kind of stratification, as well as an emotive, narrative approach which Greg Lauren holds dear. Collide is a collection which once again crosses over into the field of artistic expression.”

Similar to Lauren’s own collection, the craftsmanship of the collection is nothing short of impressive. Moncler is known in general for its fantastic quality, yet its ability to also bring to life the visions of somebody like Greg Lauren and Hiroki Nakamura of visvim, while at the same time staying 100% true to the look and feel of its own brand, is something that we rarely see executed this well.

With Greg Lauren, Moncler has created around 200 unique and Limited Edition clothing pieces – mens, womens and unisex, focussing on iconic designs from the brand’s heritage such as the über-puffers Maya, Bady and Moka. Look out for a release of the collection later this year.

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On the Charts: Future Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘HNDRXX’

Future made Billboard 200 history as the first artist ever to debut two different albums at Number One in consecutive weeks as HNDRXX followed Future to the top spot.

HNDRXX sold 121,000 total copies in its first week – a shade less than Future‘s 140,000 opening week sales – to give the rapper his fifth consecutive Number One album, following Evol, What a Time to Be Alive, DS2 and the self-titled LP.

As Billboard notes, Future is the first artist to top the charts in two consecutive weeks with two different albums since Simon & Garfunkel did it in 1968 with Bookends and The Graduate soundtrack; neither album debuted at Number One, however.

On top of HNDRXX‘s Number One debut, Future only slid one spot to Number Two, making the rapper one of just nine artists to simultaneously occupy the top two spots on the Billboard 200: Prince was the last to do it when, following his April 2016 death, the Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain charged to Number One and Two.

Individually released double LPs like Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I & II and Nelly’s Sweat and Suit also accomplished the feat.

Two other new releases, both in the country music genre, debuted in the Top 10: Powered by the Taylor Swift-penned “Better Man,” Little Big Town’s The Breaker opened up at Number Four and 51,000 total albums. Aaron Watson’s Vaquero bowed in at Number 10.

The rest of the Top 10 was filled with returnees: Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic at Number Three, the Trolls soundtrack at Number Five, Migos’ Culture (Six), the Weeknd’s Starboy (Seven), the Moana soundtrack (Eight) and Big Sean’s I Decided (Nine).

Future’s two-album, two-week reign atop the Billboard 200 will almost assuredly come to an end next week as Ed Sheeran’s Divide is expected to capture Number One.

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ASICS and PORTER Team Up On A Bomber Jacket Inspired GEL Kayano Trainer

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ASICS and fellow Japanese brand PORTER have worked on a collaborative version of the GEL Kayano Trainer. For Porter fans, the inspiration of the stealth black colorway with orange accents is very obvious. The Japanese luggage brand produces its signature Tanker collection since many years and the collection is inspired by the iconic MA-1 bomber jacket. Shiny nylon uppers meet heavy metal zippers and a contrasting bright orange lining. The same color scheme has been used across this latest sneaker collaboration, which just hit select retailers around the globe. Good luck getting your hands on the sneaker.

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An Exclusive COMME des GARCONS x Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit Makes Its Debut On The Runway In Paris

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Rei Kawakubo once again gave the crowd a show that goes beyond fashion for Paris Fashion Week this week. As usual the Japanese designer goes beyond trends and what is hot or not, but has her very own vision of where things are going and what statements need to be made. Just like last season, the show was also the ideal platform for the introduction of an upcoming sneaker collaboration with Nike. During past shows the collaboration Nike VaporMax and the Dunk Hi were spotted months before the release. This time a special version of the Nike Lunar Epic Flyknit performance running shoe was spotted on the runway in Paris, as part of the COMME des GARCONS Fall 2017 collection. The sneaker comes with a Flyknit upper and features the addition of a bow in contrasting black. We will keep you posted on the release of the sneaker.

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Logan Leads The Way! Hugh Jackman’s New Film Has A MASSIVE Weekend At The Box Office — Here Are The Numbers!

It seems like virtually every weekend so far in 2017, we’ve reported on struggling films opening at the box office, or maybe — with the exception of bona fide hit Get Out — a surprise upstart that had a better-than-expected turnout to a small degree.

But this… this is VERY different!

Logan opened at the box office over the weekend, and the James Mangold-directed film not only set the biggest opening of 2017 to date, it also is now one of the top opening weekend showings ALL TIME for an R-rated release, and for a March release!!

Related: Get Out Remains A Big Winner To Moviegoers

The Hugh Jackman film put up massive numbers, both domestically and around the world in its first few days in theaters, collecting $85.3 million across North American from 4,071 theaters.

Add to that its foreign totals — $152.5 million across 81 markets around the globs — and you have a truly HUGE opening weekend!

Good reviews are at play here (the film has an A- from CinemaScore), as well as the fact that this appears to be Jackman’s final Wolverine moment on the big screen… at least, so he says.

But whatever it is, it’s working, and Logan shot to the top of the box office this weekend — and it wasn’t even close!

Behind Logan, the box office looks like this: Get Out still commands that number two spot, taking in $26.1 million in now its second weekend in theaters.

New feature The Shack, starring Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington, is a surprise hit, too — the faith-based film was panned by critics, but moviegoers gave it $16.1 million across 2,888 theaters. That’s the best showing for a Christian-leaning movie since Heaven Is Real came out to $22.5 million almost three years ago.

Related: The Great Wall Remains Forgettable At The Box Office

Beyond that, Before I Fall opened this weekend, as well, coming in sixth place and taking in $4.9 million from 2,346 locations around the country. Considering that film cost less than $5 million to make… not a bad opening weekend.

What about U, Perezcious readers?? Did U see anything in theaters this weekend?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

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