September 22, 2021

Black Artists Revitalize the Streets of Detroit With a Colorful Mural Festival

The City of Detroit’s North End just got a whole lot more colorful. And that’s all thanks to BLKOUT Walls—a mural festival led by Black artists—which launched its inaugural event back in July. Taking place over the course of a week, the festival brought a diverse group of local and visiting artists to work their magic on Detroit’s city streets.

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September 17, 2021

Billie Eilish Wears Oscar de la Renta Dress to Met Gala After Designer Agrees No More Fur

At the 2021 Met Gala, pop star Billie Eilish appeared on the beige carpet wearing an unexpected ensemble: a custom peach tulle ball gown by Oscar de la Renta. If you’re wondering why a giant dress is so unconventional at a fancy arts benefit, consider the person wearing it. Known for her “goth pop” and green hair, Eilish’s Grace Kelly-inspired look was a departure for the singer and co-chair of the gala.

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September 16, 2021

Teenager Saves Three Orphaned Squirrels After Hurricane Ida Destroyed Their Nest

Last month, Hurricane Ida struck the state of Louisiana and devastated the lives of millions of residents. With wind gusts of up to 172mph and heavy rain thrashing down on the area, it's not only people who suffered due to the storm—many animals were also displaced. When 15-year-old Bailee Villavaso and her family were evacuating the city, the teenager spotted a squirrel's nest on the ground that had been blown down from a tree.

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September 13, 2021

Simone Biles Silences Harsh Critics After Tokyo Olympics With Magnificent Instagram Post

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has made countless headlines over the last several weeks due to her difficult decision to withdraw from some of her events during the Tokyo Olympics. The decorated medalist ultimately received overwhelming support for her decision, with many praising her courage and bravery in speaking out about mental health as an athlete.

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