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Opinion: Why this Oscars favorite had me sobbing uncontrollably

Editor’s Note: Hanna Pham is a former CNN Opinion intern and an MA international journalism student at City University of London. The views expressed here are her own. Read more opinion on CNN.

While most Oscar nominees in years past have morphed for me into one big monolithic mix of majority-White faces, a record-breaking number of this year’s nominees resemble my Asian-American family. I see my auntie in Hong Chau’s portrayal of tough-loving nurse Liz in “The Whale.” I see my well-meaning fat

In photos: The best of Rihanna's rule-breaking maternity style

The timeline of maternity fashion evolution now exists in two parts: Before Rihanna and After Rihanna. Until the superstar multi-hyphenate revealed she was expecting her first child in January 2022, bumps were often seen as unwieldy shapes to be concealed — slimmed down in all-black or obscured with busy prints.

Consciously or subconsciously, pregnant celebrities in the before-times (Before Rihanna, that is) would instinctively opt for more conservative cuts on red carpets and other public even

10 celebrity outfits that won the red carpet in 2022

The 2022 red carpet circuit — filled with experimentation, self-expression and play — was one to remember.

Scroll down to see our pick of the top 10 red carpet looks of 2022.

Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta at 'The Batman' premiere in New York

The global press tour for "The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravtiz, was filled with sartorial nods to the film's characters. But the apex of the red carpet circuit, spanning three countries, had to be Kravitz's Oscar de la Renta gown wor

What this African American Hasidic Jewish rapper knows about the power of laughter

The story of an African American gang member in Seattle reinventing himself as a Hasidic Jewish rapper in Jerusalem might not sound like your typical comedy series.

But then, Nissim Black – the real-life inspiration for a series being developed by HBO Max called “Motherland Bounce” – is anything but your typical character. (CNN and HBO Max are both part of Warner Bros. Discovery),

Black, 35, grew up in a family of hip-hop artists and was raised Muslim (though non practicing). His parents dealt

Documentary chronicles an unexpected side of prison life

"Apokaluptein: 16389067" is what artist Jesse Krimes dubbed his prison contraband — a project so off-limits, he had to create it behind bars in secret and smuggle it out.

The work happened piecemeal as Krimes served a six-year sentence for cocaine possession in New Jersey's FCI Fairton Federal Prison. Using hair gel and plastic spoons, he created a printing process to transfer images from clippings of The New York Times onto stolen bedsheets. He snuck the prints off-site by stashing individual

'Japandi': Why Japanese-meets-Scandi design is taking over the internet

The cozy cleanliness of Scandinavian interiors and the minimalist beauty of traditional Japanese decor have made them both staples of modern home design. Now, there's a growing trend combining the two: "Japandi."

"I think a lot of people were looking for a style that is relaxing," said Laila Rietbergen, author of the new book "Japandi Living" in an email interview. "The serene and calming aesthetics of Japandi style and the craftsmanship items that are more durable fits perfectly within these n

South Korea elected a president on a platform of misogyny. Feminists in the country are fighting back

​​“I threw up and cried.” This was 30 year-old Haein Shim’s reaction upon hearing the results of South Korea’s presidential election on 9 March. As senior director of foreign media of Haeil (translated as ‘Tsunami’), a Seoul-based feminist group, Haein felt that neither candidate was necessarily a strong or progressive choice. But in Haeil’s eyes, the worse of two evils, Yoon Sul-yeol of the People Power Party, prevailed.

“We have to choose the head of the state, but there is no candidate for w

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