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Nate Rawlings; Nick Carbone; Lily Rothman; Kelly Conniff; Kate Witteman

PRESIDENTS EDITION

GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK

George H.W. Bush

Shaved his head in solidarity with his Secret Service agent’s son, who has leukemia

Abraham Lincoln

His National Mall memorial was vandalized with green paint for reasons unknown

AWW

Zonkey Kong

Just call them Romeo and Zoo-liet: a male zebra hopped a fence at an Italian animal preserve to mate with his seemingly illicit lover, a female donkey. Their offspring? A zonkey, of course, which zookeepers promptly named Ippo. Alas, her wacky DNA means she’s infertile, so don’t expect a zonkeydonk.

THE ART OF COMMERCE

“Weird and cool.” That’s how Kenzo designer Humberto Leon has described the Japanese fashion house’s latest ad campaign. The series of images, shot by photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari in conjunction with arts magazine Toilet Paper, is designed to make you look twice–once at the Dalíesque subject matter (like the hand as foot, right) and again, presumably, at the clothes and accessories. Other series highlights include models pinned to an insect-specimen board and a boot that’s about to slip on a floating banana.

OMG

10.9 million

Views One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” video logged during its first 24 hours on YouTube, besting Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” (10.7 million) for a site record

TWEET BEAT

Fast Food’s Next Great Combo Is …

Hot on the heels of Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos, Carl’s Jr. has launched a Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich. Which brand mashup should be next? Here’s what @TIME’s followers said:

Hot dog

TWINKIE DOG

@MarkRapaport

Twinkie

Fritos

FRITO NUGGETS

@vaguity

Chicken tenders

Cinnabon

CINNABURGER

@smintweets

Hamburger

Pizza

CHEEZ WHIZZA

@wdrosenmund

Cheez Whiz

Nutella

DONUTELLA

@kubii14

Doughnut

QUICK TALK

Shailene Woodley

Between The Secret Life of the American Teenager and 2011’s The Descendants, Woodley has mastered the art of playing an angsty teen. Now the actress, 21, returns to high school in The Spectacular Now (Aug. 2) with a moving turn as a loner experiencing her first love. Here, she talks to TIME.

–LILY ROTHMAN

Have you learned anything playing teens you wish you knew when you were one?

No, I don’t really think too much about characters. I just try to actively commit to who this person is.

You’ve been pretty vocal about not always wearing makeup. Did that hold while you shot The Spectacular Now?

I was thinking I would have to beg the director. I was like, “I don’t think my character would wear makeup,” and he was like, “I love it.”

You didn’t wear any at all?

The only time I wore any, even concealer, was the prom scene. And when I went to go meet the dad [of her boyfriend in the movie], I put on some brown mascara.

The character does look like a real teen.

My co-star and I watch it, and we’re both like, “Oh, my God, we look so young. Look at our zits.”

You’ve also tweeted that you don’t like bras.

I feel passionate about shifting our paradigms and stirring things up.

Which paradigms?

The food that we eat, the water that we drink, the products we put on our faces. There’s this push to be skinny, be tall, have a small waist. I’m a fan of hips, and I’m a fan of breasts and a fan of owning your body.

That’s a lot to shift!

There’s something to be said for waking up in the morning and saying, “I’m so beautiful! Not materialistically or physically but as a soul.”

So … safe to say your next role won’t be a teenager?

Right now I’m falling in love with scripts where the characters are teens, but I’d love to fall in love with a script where they’re not.

FACE-OFF

The works in “Shadowplay: Transgressive Photography from the Hood Museum of Art,” running through Dec. 8 at Dartmouth College, aim to “startle, annoy, embarrass, or even infuriate.” Case in point: Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s arresting Romance of Ambrose Bierce #3, below, taken in the early 1960s.

VERBATIM

‘I’m not one icon. I’m every icon.’

LADY GAGA, discussing her “no restrictions” artistic approach to her latest album, ARTPOP, due later this year. Its first single, “Applause,” drops Aug. 19.

SPIRITS

Cheers, George!

He’s just over a week old, but England’s new Prince already has his own (unofficial) beer: Heir Raiser ale, made by McMullen & Sons in Hertford. The brew boasts 3.8% alcohol and a “light, hoppy finish.” Somewhere, we suspect, Prince Harry is stocking up.

3 THINGS YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS WEEK

1. The pop-cultural relevance of Hillary Clinton.

Diane Lane will play her in NBC’s upcoming biopic miniseries titled Hillary.

2. Whether John Williams will score.

The new Star Wars movie, that is. The legendary composer will return to the franchise for Episode VII, due in 2015.

3. Getting out from Under the Dome.

The CBS hit was picked up for a second season, meaning its characters will stay trapped for a while.

FOR MARY POLS’ REVIEW OF 2 GUNS AND TIME’S COMPLETE FILM COVERAGE, VISIT time.com/movies

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