The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

Andrew M. Santos

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers.

Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been permitted to report to work. He says this includes skilled workers in the design and engineering departments as well as female attendants of public toilets for women.

Namony’s comments were another sign that the Taliban are enforcing their harsh interpretation of Islam, including restrictions on women in public life, despite their initial promises of tolerance and inclusion. In their previous rule in the 1990s, the Taliban had barred

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Taraji P. Henson says she built a beauty salon complete with a cash register in her home

Andrew M. Santos

Taraji P. Henson recently founded the TPH by Taraji hair-care brand. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

  • Taraji P. Henson recently spoke with InStyle about her hair-care line TPH by Taraji.

  • She said she takes her personal routine so seriously that she built a beauty salon in her home.

  • The space even has a cash register to make it feel authentic, according to Henson.

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Taraji P. Henson takes her beauty routine seriously – so much so that she recently built a salon in her home.

Speaking with InStyle, the actress said she was inspired to create the space while “trapped inside” during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said she needed her “own little world,” and teamed up with her hair-care brand, TPH by Taraji, to make her dream a reality.

“My shelves are stocked with all TPH by Taraji products and other things I love too,

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At Home With Joanne Halev

Andrew M. Santos

They say that good things come to those who wait. Well, the cabaret industry waited, even though it didn’t know what it was waiting for. Indeed, the industry and the community didn’t know that something was missing – rather, that someone was missing – then one day the wait was over. Joanne Halev had arrived. Oh, people knew Joanne from cabaret classes she took (for years) and from seeing her at shows around town, but they didn’t know that there was a quality, an essence that only she possessed that would enhance the art form, the business, and the family of artists working in New York City’s nightclub scene. It was an aura of old-style Hollywood glamor mixed with Manhattan literati and laced with modern-day empowered woman… and a voice, both musical and artistic, that would catch the attention of everyone exposed to it. With only four performances of her

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Logic1000 – ‘You’ve Got The Whole Night To Go’ EP review: uplifting collection to soundtrack another year of home raves

Andrew M. Santos

A child of the late-90s and early-2000s, Logic1000 has an undeniable ear for mining old-school R&B belters that are crying out for dancefloor-designed updates. So much so, that Four Tet rinsed Samantha Poulter’s garage-house groover ‘DJ Logic Please Forgive Me’ (which innovatively samples Deborah Cox’s 1998 R&B heartbreaker ‘It’s Over Now’) in the majority of his 2019 club and festival sets, including at Coachella.

The Sydney-born Berlin-based producer and DJ recreated the magic of that catapulting debut with last year’s release, ‘Perfume’, an emotive drum-heavy techno heartbreaker that samples Avant’s 2000 R&B tear-jerker ‘Separated’. She also DJ’d at London superclub Printworks, launched her own label (Therapy) and racked up an impressively varied range of remix commissions.

As well as transforming Don Toliver’s trap anthem ‘No Idea’ into a dusty house weapon and giving Christine and the Queens’ ‘La vita nuova’ a club edge thanks to shuffling drum-pads, she

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