This week for BuzzFeed, Laura Snapes discovers how Tegan and Sara became the future of pop. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In 2016, the mainstream looks and sounds like this boundary-pushing Canadian sister act. Now that the former outsiders have survived misogynist critics, a fickle industry, and each other, the stars are aligned for them to become two of the biggest names in pop. Read it at BuzzFeed.
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Using images stolen from across the web, sketchy retailers are selling ultra-discounted clothes to women on Facebook. Sapna Maheshwari and Beimeng Fu investigate these shops, revealing that many are linked to one of China’s richest men. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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Peter Aldhous and Charles Seife reveal that America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off. Read it at BuzzFeed News.
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Carrie Battan offers a sharp examination of why celebrities ranging to C-list to A are paid tens of thousands of dollars simply for showing up at the club. « You may not think that hanging out in a nightclub four nights a week qualifies as work, but it does, at least as far as the IRS is concerned…Somehow lots of people decide the excruciating toll is worth it. » Read it at GQ.