Brooklyn, NY Mark Lennihan/AP
Life jackets placed on the ground along the New York City waterfront to draw attention to the refugee crisis
Refugees get more media attention as punching bags for Donald Trump than they do as actual human beings. The Obama Administration deserves credit for resettling more than 12,000 Syrian refugees. But that number falls way short of the human need—and way short of what other countries are doing. Now that Europe's shady deal to pay off Turkey's authoritarian government to hold refugees is falling apart, we in the United States must understand that truly welcoming refugees requires more than simply denouncing Trump.
–Daniel Denvir, staff reporter
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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's Spring/Summer 2017 collection, at the Madrid Fashion Week
This Agatha Ruiz de la Prada-designed tandem rainbow couture ensemble is an ‘80s Trapper Keeper come to life. It's a Shoshanna Shapiro fever dream. That the designer is a marchioness and baroness and therefore not at all concerned with basic things like pants only makes me like it more. In an alternate universe where Katy Perry and Lisa Frank are BFFs, they will buy one to wear as a couple’s costume on Halloween. You think Madrid Fashion Week has nothing to do with you? Keep an eye on the cerulean.
–Erin Keane, culture editor
Washington, DC Mandel Ngan/Getty
A young Donald Trump supporter
This young supporter's Trump socks and sneakers turned out to be the perfect attire for the businessman turned Republican presidential nominee's latest publicity stunt. Trump lured reporters to the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday with promises to finally end his so-called Birther campaign. He finally did it (with a couple of lies thrown in) before leading reporters on a tour of his grand new property.
–Sophia Tesfaye, deputy politics editor
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The Swedish School of Textiles show at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week
There’s been a lot of enthusiastic talk around “wearable technology” lately, but here is a fashion innovation that might do the opposite: This model at the Swedish School of Textiles show at London fashion week wears something so restrictive, so cumbersome, that those sporting it will be unlikely to check their watch, boil water, ride a bicycle, or practice even the most basic technological task. But they will look great (not) doing it.
–Scott Timberg, culture writer