TIME movies

Here’s a Mashup of Inside Out With Inception

The trailer works better than you'd think

Pixar’s tear-jerking Inside Out has broken box-office records and plenty of hearts. But for viewers whose brains answer to another feeling missing from the film—try adrenaline—Vimeo user Nelson Carvajal has the answer.

He re-edited the Inside Out trailer with music from Christopher Nolan’s similarly cerebral Inception. The movies don’t really have much in common besides drawing inspiration from the human brain, but the footage and music mix so well you might start looking for connections.

Read next: Here’s How Christopher Nolan Avoids Writer’s Block

TIME faith

‘Facebook for Christians’ Takes Off in Brazil

Faceglória owners say 100,000 have signed up for site that bans content offensive to Christians

A Facebook alternative for the devout launched by evangelical Christians in Brazil has amassed 100,000 users in one month, its founders say.

“On Facebook there is a lot of violence and pornography, so thought we’d found a network where we could talk about God, love, and share your word,” Faceglória web designer Atilla Barros told AFP. Barros and three other co-founders got the idea for the site, which features an “Amen” button instead of a “like” button, three years ago.

Faceglória prohibits content that is profane, violent, erotic or features gay couples. More than 600 terms are banned from use on the site, and more than 20 volunteers at a time patrol the site for content that violates the rules.

Almost two-thirds (63%) of Brazilians identify as Catholic, making the country home to the world’s largest Catholic population. But Brazil’s evangelical Christian population has exploded in recent years, growing from 6% of the country in 1980 to 22% in 2010. At that rate, the faith may become the most popular in South America by 2040.

Barros says the company wants to reach 10 million users in two years and believes its upcoming mobile launch will help it meet that goal. “We want to be better morally and structurally that Facebook,” he says. “What we want is that the entire Brazilian evangelical public migrate to Faceglória.”

[AFP]

TIME celebrities

Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Give Transgender Community a Voice

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Josiah Kamau—Getty Images Caitlyn Jenner seen entering Patricia Field store in Soho on June 30, 2015 in New York City.

"I've heard every horror story there is in the book"

Caitlyn Jenner is using her platform as arguably the country’s most famous transgender woman to shed light on issues facing less visible members of the transgender community.

“Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching up to do,” she writes in the first of a weekly editorial series for social media content company WhoSay appearing at People. “I feel such a responsibility to this courageous group to try to get it right and tell all sides of the story.”

Jenner says she plans to spotlight the stories and struggles of a group transgender women she’s become friends with since announcing her transition publicly. “I’ve heard every horror story there is in the book,” she writes.

Read the rest over at People.

TIME LGBT

Girl Scouts Chapter Raises $250K After Rejecting Anti-Transgender Gift

More than 5,000 donors have contributed to the campaign so far

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington has raised more than $250,000 on a crowdfunding site after rejecting a six-figure donation when the donor stipulated it could not benefit transgender girls.

Earlier this year the chapter accepted a $100,000 donation from a donor—about a third of its annual financial aid program—but later returned the money. In May, the national organization Girl Scouts of the USA wrote in a blog post that said any child living “culturally as a girl” was welcome. To make up for the returned donation, Girl Scouts of Western Washington started a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo on Monday and raised more than two times its goal by Wednesday.

More than 5,000 donors have contributed to the “Girl Scouts is #ForEVERYGirl” campaign, which still has about a month left to go. The almost $260,000 raised so far will benefit 1,000 girls, the organization said in an update late Tuesday.

“Girl Scouts is for every girl. It always has been and always will be,” Megan Ferland, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Washington, told BuzzFeed. “I could not be put in a position where I would have to turn girls away.”

TIME Social Networking

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s ‘Real Name’ Policy

JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg .

“Real name does not mean your legal name," he wrote during a Q&A

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended his company’s “real name” policy against accusations of being discriminatory toward vulnerability communities on Tuesday.

The company’s policy requires users to go by their real names on the social network, which has drawn criticism from transgender people, drag queens, Native Americans, domestic violence survivors and others who say the policy prevents them from being true to their identities and, in some cases, puts them at risk of physical harm offline.

But during a Facebook Q&A with BuzzFeed, Zuckerberg said many critics don’t understand the exact details of Facebook’s requirement, MONEY reports.

“There is some confusion about what our policy actually is,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Real name does not mean your legal name. Your real name is whatever you go by and what your friends call you. If your friends all call you by a nickname and you want to use that name on Facebook, you should be able to do that.

In fact, Zuckerberg said safety is one of the main concerns behind the policy. He wrote that requiring real names makes users less likely to act abusive towards one another and that the policy could prevent users from creating fake profiles to contact and their victims. Still, he acknowledged that Facebook would be taking steps to make sure the site and its policies were inclusive of certain marginalized communities. “We are working on better and more ways for people to show us what their real name is,” he wrote, “so we can both keep this policy which protects so many people in our community while also serving the transgender community.”

[MONEY]

TIME celebrities

Kim Kardashian: ‘I Am So Much Smarter Than I’m Portrayed’

Terry Richardson photographed Kim Kardashian for the cover of Rolling Stone.

The reality star talks Caitlyn Jenner, Kanye West and Rob Kardashian in her new Rolling Stone cover story

Kim Kardashian knows what people think of her, and she’s setting the record straight in the new issue of Rolling Stone. “I believe that I am so much smarter than I’m portrayed,” she says in the magazine’s cover story, unveiled just a day after she gave a talk about selfie empowerment and the objectification of women in the media. The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until Friday, but the magazine is offering readers a preview of its contents:

She’s blunt about her brother’s appearance and lifestyle: “It’s not that mysterious, what’s happening with Rob,” she says. “He has gained weight. He feels uncomfortable being on the show, and that’s OK. Do I think he smokes weed, drinks beer, hangs out and plays video games with his friends all day long? Yes.”

She doesn’t keep up with the latest technology—at least when it comes to music: “I still make mix CDs,” says Kim, who was a self-professed “Backstreet [Boys] girl” in high school. “I have an older computer with a disk drive so I can do it.”Her first concert was an Earth, Wind and Fire show.

She first learned her stepfather wore women’s clothing 12 years ago: “I was shaking,” she says of the encounter with Caitlyn Jenner back when she was still living as Bruce. “I didn’t know if I’d just found out his deepest, darkest secret, and he was going to come after me.” Jenner called her and told her not to tell anyone until Jenner was ready to talk about it. Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, has since helped her understand Jenner’s transition. “He lives his life the way he wants, a really authentic life, and he was like, ‘If you can’t be authentic and you can’t live your life, what do you have?'”

TIME Music

Demi Lovato’s New Song ‘Cool for the Summer’ Is Seriously Hot

Update your Fourth of July playlists immediately

The thing about the yearly quest to name an “official” song of the summer is that it’s usually over it before it begins—most of the winning songs are released well before memorial day, and most hit No. 1 on the charts by mid-June. History also tells us that songs with the word “summer” in them never live up to their titles’ ambitions, otherwise we’d all be taking about Maroon 5 right now instead of the likes of Fetty Wap or Wiz Khalifa.

Demi Lovato does not seem to care about those odds with her new single “Cool for the Summer,” and it’s pretty clear why after one listen: Lovato’s sultry vocals and producer Max Martin’s Midas touch melt the track’s air-conditioned synths into a sweltering, rock-infused banger. Martin is on a roll this summer (is he ever not?) with Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” remix, Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town” and the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” but if there’s anything we learned from Katy Perry in the summer of 2008, it’s that the kind of bi-curiosity Lovato seems to be singing about won’t hurt her chances of success, either. Consider this the season’s dark horse.

TIME Music

Iggy Azalea Says Britney Spears Feud Is Totally Made Up

Britney Spears And Iggy Azalea Perform At The 2015 Billboard Music Awards
Denise Truscello—Getty Images LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea perform at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images)

"I feel like the media wants women in music to get out and mud wrestle each other"

Looks like Iggy Azalea is the new Miss Bad Media Karma—another day, another drama.

The “Fancy” rapper and burgeoning media critic, who’s had a rough past few months from canceling her arena tour to backing out of Pride event, tried to squash rumors of a feud between with “Pretty Girls” partner Britney Spears on Tuesday.

“I am honestly not surprised but still really saddened that the media is trying to create a ‘beef’ between [Spears] and myself,” she tweeted. “We remain friends and I haven’t said anything negative at all about her … I feel like the media wants women in music to get out and mud wrestle each other. As a woman I take great offense.”

It all started on Monday, when Iggy Azalea, who’s back on Twitter after quitting in February, explained to a fan why “Pretty Girls” peaked at a disappointing No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100. “It’s difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and TV performances etc. Unfortunately I’m just featured…” she wrote. Followers were quick to accuse Azalea of throwing Spears under the bus, as Spears has generally kept promotional appearances to a minimum in the post-breakdown era of her career—and because Azalea previously called the song a “true duet.” (It’s also believed that the “Pretty Girls” single artwork was changed from “feat. Iggy Azalea” to “& Iggy Azalea” before release.) When the tweet started getting attention, Azalea pushed back against reporters looking for dirt: “My comment is factual, it applies to any song.”

The story might have ended there—if Team Spears hadn’t added fuel to the fire. Later that day, Spears’ official account tweeted, “Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to… #YouWantAPieceOfMe,” which many fans interpreted as a subtle, deniable reference to Azalea’s canceled tour.

 

TIME College Sports

Meet the First Openly Transgender Swimmer to Compete in the NCAA

transgender harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailer
Marvin Joseph—The Washington Post/Getty Images Schuyler Bailer is the first openly transgender collegiate athlete.

Incoming Harvard freshman Schuyler Bailar will compete on the men's team after coming out as transgender

An incoming Harvard University freshman will become what is believed to be the first openly transgender student to compete as a swimmer in the NCAA.

Schuyler Bailar was initially recruited for the women’s team but was torn about his participation after coming out as a transgender man this year—until Bailar’s coach coordinated an offer from the university to join either the men’s team or the women’s team.

“It’s half terrifying and half exciting,” Bailar told the Associated Press. “I’m just kind of embracing it with open arms.”

Harvard men’s swimming coach Kevin Tyrrell said the rest of the team was immediately in favor of extending an invite to Bailar.

“Through high school I grew my hair out, I conformed, I dressed in the high heels to prom — and I was miserable,” Bailar said. “I did succeed in swimming because that was really my only outlet.”

[AP]

TIME viral

Someone Photoshopped Nicolas Cage As 30 Game of Thrones Characters

Welcome to Cage of Thrones

Game of Thrones has been over for a few weeks now, but fans with a lot of free time on their hands have kept themselves entertained by getting creative — like when one superfan re-cut scenes to make the despicable Ramsay Bolton look like a really nice guy.

This week, a Reddit user by the name of CarlosDanger100 gave you something else you didn’t think you wanted to see: He doctored Nicolas Cage’s face onto 30 different characters from the HBO hit. Some designs (like Cage as Cersei) aren’t as convincing, but others (like Cage as Stannis) work so well you may not be able to un-see it.

See the pictures below.

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