A motorcycle gang massacre, Third World beach living in L.A., a four-decade Southern mayor retires, and Alicia Vikander raises the bar

GQ Texas Biker Gang“Not a single-law enforcement person lifted a finger to help any of the wounded.” -John Wilson, Cossacks motorcycle gang chapter president

When news broke of a firefight at a motorcycle gang meeting in Waco, Texas—in which nine people were killed, 20 wounded and 177 arrested—many assumed it was just bikers shooting up bikers. Maybe not, according to GQ. Is Texas law enforcement covering up its role in the melee and its aftermath?


THR LA Homeless“It’s Third World living on the same street as first-class luxuries.” -Skid Robot, artist, on L.A.’s homelessness problem

Power, privilege and public perception—not to mention property values in the millions—are all at work in The Hollywood Reporter‘s investigation into tension between wealthy Los Angeles homeowners and some of the 46,000 homeless people in the city.


Southern Living Joe Riley“The only way to be a mayor is with an intense, emotional, creative, physical, unrelenting energy. I am the equivalent of a marathon runner…” -Charleston mayor Joe Riley, who is retiring after 40 years in office

He shepherded his city through Hurricane Hugo, major revitalization, a doubling of its population, and this year’s racially motivated mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. After four decades, Charleston, South Carolina, mayor Joe Riley is ready to step down. Read about his legacy in Southern Living.


Elle Alicia Vikander“She will make broad strokes and brave choices, and she will constantly challenge you to step up.”The Danish Girl costar Eddie Redmayne on Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander was rejected from drama school—twice—and was just about to settle for Plan B: law school. Lucky for Hollywood, she changed her mind. She stars in six upcoming films, including The Danish Girl, which received a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. Read about the Danish Girl star and others in Elle‘s Women in Hollywood issue.




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