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Cambage can’t afford it personally either-not playing in the WNBA, where salaries range from a minimum of $41,202 to maximum of $115,500.
Cambage leads the league in scoring and is second in rebounding in her first season back in the United States after playing for the Tulsa Shock in 2011 and 2013.
Cambage is already looking ahead, as she signed to play in China.
As Cambage moved on to play in Zhejiang, China, her depression deepened.
After 48 hours of being on suicide watch, back in December 2016, Cambage decided to move back home with her mom.
“You gotta give your respect when you see somebody like Liz going hard, hard, hard, never backing down,” says Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota Lynx, who is often matched up against Cambage.
Sometimes Cambage thinks about the fans on sidelines at road games in Minnesota and Phoenix screaming at her, “We hate that you’re on the other team, but we love having you back!” The parts of her that are hard, that are rough, soften.
Cambage missed two games because of the neck injury she suffered against the Sun.

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Summary of “Charli XCX’s Path to Becoming Pop’s Preeminent Hook Maker”

Three of them are her big hits, though only one of them – her opener, 2014’s “Boom Clap” – is technically a Charli XCX song.
Aspiring pop stars are warned never to let a song become bigger than themselves, but Charli seems to have made her peace with it.
There’s the performer Charli XCX you get on the tour.
Then there’s what you could call her day job as a songwriter-for-hire, responsible for tracks like Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love.” Together, these allow Charli the artistic and financial freedom for her other identity, the voice and creative force behind a wave of new tracks Pitchfork has called “An uninhibited, anti-algorithm vision of what pop music could be.”
Talking to Charli about her recent stuff, two names keep coming up: A. G. Cook, head of enigmatic pop collective PC Music, and Sophie, the Scottish musician-slash-producer-slash-DJ. The pair’s non-Charli work is marked by a proudly synthetic approach to pop music, and they’ve been the pivotal collaborators on her evolution from Next Gwen Stefani to digital deconstructionist.
In her songwriting, Charli loves extremes, like “Taking the most shiny, formula-educated pop producer and putting them with someone underground.” Her favorite vibe is what she calls “Happy-sad,” where “The chords are major, but there’s something very sad about it.” She has mixed feelings about key changes, as well as the word gold, her placeholder lyric when she gets stuck.
The show is intended as an antidote to what its organizers say is Chicago’s overwhelmingly male gay scene, and the lineup includes the queer pop artist Dorian Electra, who’s dressed as a “Femme bot”; Cae Monae, a visual artist and musician whose latest release is a “Transsexual amateur sextape” called DICKGIRL; and drag queen Lucy Stoole, “Chicago’s black bearded lady,” who lip-syncs an early Charli song.
The difference is a good illustration of what you could call star power, like how Selena Gomez brought all the weight of dating Justin Bieber to “Same Old Love,” or how Rihanna made “Work” a hit despite the song having only, Charli says in awe, “One fucking word.” This is not Charli XCX’s mode of pop stardom.

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Summary of “Ariana Grande ELLE Cover Story August 2018”

When her latest album, Sweetener, drops August 17, Arianators will have helped its lead single, “No Tears Left to Cry,” break records set by none other than Ariana herself.
Last night, Ariana attended her first Met Gala in a Vera Wang gown that sent fans into a tizzy.
At home in Boca Raton, Florida, she made the macabre fun for Ariana and her older half brother, Frankie.
The family went to Disney World pretty regularly, where Ariana was drawn to baddies like Cruella de Vil and Maleficent.
Ariana calls them “Through-and-through feminist queens.” Judy was friendly with Gloria Steinem and was the first female Italian American president of the National Press Club.
Ariana cried endlessly and barely spoke for two days.
Of how the event has changed Ariana, Joan says, “She loves a bit more fearlessly than she did before.” I gently broach the subject with Ariana, and the name Manchester alone triggers a huge teardrop to roll down her cheek.
“The light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole,” Ariana trills.

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Summary of “Cardi B, Offset Rolling Stone Cover: A Hip-Hop Love Story”

See behind the scenes of the Rolling Stone cover shoot with Cardi B and Offset.
Bounding over with a beaming smile, Offset hands Cardi his phone, where his mom is waiting to talk to her on FaceTime.
She wants to discuss whether Cardi should fly with Offset to New York soon, or if flying late in pregnancy is dangerous for the baby, and also, by the way, has she gone shopping for furniture for the new house yet? Cardi listens, nodding her head, polite, but when Offset hangs up the phone, she stares into space.
A couple of months later, there was a slight derailment in the tunnel of love: An iCloud hack allegedly caught Offset in a compromising position with another woman, but he and Cardi made amends, and he inked a new tattoo of Cardi’s name on his neck.
As the lovebirds chat, Cardi absentmindedly caresses Offset’s arm, and later she says, “People want to make fun of me, saying I’m the fourth baby mom,” but “I know I’m not having a baby with a shitty-ass man.” Offset explains, “We really love each other. She’s real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful.” He isn’t threatened by his fiancée’s success, as some men might be.
“My mama was the man of my household,” he says, adding, almost as a proclamation, “Guys, fellas! You’ll lose your wife trying to stop them from being the best they can.” These days, Offset is trying to take a page from Cardi and become more open and engaging in public, instead of portraying himself as hard.
Invasion of Privacy is the great album that Cardi didn’t really need to make, converting her huge personality into hooks, laugh lines and whispers about wanting a man who’ll take care of her heart.
Cardi is not sure about breast-feeding – she says her breasts are overly sensitive and she can’t imagine how she would deal with a little baby “Milking” them – but she wants her kid to be with her constantly.

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Summary of “Aparna Nancherla on Anxiety and Comedy”

Here’s a list of some things that make Aparna Nancherla anxious: open-plan office spaces, the possibility of falling down the stairs while rushing to catch the G train, coffee, photo shoots, and social interactions, including the one happening right now between us at Books Are Magic, her neighborhood bookstore in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
“Fame is so weird. Any small inkling that I’ve gotten, I’m like, This is a nightmare,” Nancherla says to me as we linger in front of a wall of nonfiction.
While she’s unassuming in person, when Nancherla speaks her voice is distinct and unforgettable: light and a little nasal with a droll edge, as though she’s in a state of casual amusement.
If you’re the kind of person who lies awake at night mulling your existence under late capitalism, Nancherla is the comedian for you.
Nancherla, 35, grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs, and was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety midway through college at Amherst University.
Her casually ironic delivery has made Nancherla a favorite with other comedians, and recently, she’s been popping up in more mainstream settings, commanding bigger stages both for her stand-up – on The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, Conan, Seth Meyers, and Two Dope Queens – and on television.
For herself, Nancherla is content with steady work that stays true to her sensibility.
While she’s shooting Corporate in L.A., she’s writing material for a 29-city tour that begins in August for a new stand-up hour, It’s Me Again; she’s developing a scripted buddy-comedy show with Jo Firestone for Hulu through Amy Poehler’s company Paper Kite; and she’ll make her film debut in Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor as a snarky neighbor.

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Summary of “Naomi Osaka Is the Coolest Thing in Tennis”

At Indian Wells, Naomi Osaka looked like she could beat any tennis player in the world.
At a press conference after the finals match, Naomi Osaka described the feeling of winning her first title the way any champion would: in reference to a meme.
Four days later, in the first round of the Miami Open, Osaka faced her childhood hero and inarguably the greatest living tennis player-perhaps the greatest ever-Serena Williams, a woman with more Grand Slam titles than Osaka has years on Earth.
Naomi Osaka has to sort out different dilemma: “I was debating if I should travel with my PS4 or not.”
Despite being the circuit’s most soft-spoken player, Naomi Osaka is a champion of the press conference.
The tennis circuit is long and arduous, and Osaka is just at the beginning of it.
Maybe the best way to reconcile Naomi Osaka, mild-mannered gamer and meme lover, with Naomi Osaka, the WTA’s destroyer of worlds, is her Instagram.
The tennis player Osaka wants to project isn’t the hyper-focused competitor.

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Summary of “Cover Story: Janelle Monae on Prince, New LP, Her Sexuality”

As she sings on a song from her new album, Dirty Computer, “Let the rumors be true.” Janelle Monáe is not, she finally admits, the immaculate android, the “Alien from outer space/The cybergirl without a face” she’s claimed to be over a decade’s worth of albums, videos, concerts and even interviews – she is, instead, a flawed, messy, flesh-and-blood 32-year-old human being.
“I created her, so I got to make her be whatever I wanted her to be. I didn’t have to talk about the Janelle Monáe who was in therapy. It’s Cindi Mayweather. She is who I aspire to be.”
Janelle Monáe Robinson was born here on December 1st, 1985, to a mom who worked as a janitor and a dad who was in the middle of a 21-year battle with crack addiction.
Monáe soon passed a bigger audition, for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and headed to New York.
Simultaneously, Chuck Lightning, seemingly the more extroverted half of two-man funk act Deep Cotton, who make their own music as well as work with Monáe, grabs a bowl of quinoa from the kitchen as Monáe doles out decisions on which version of the “Pynk” video will be released.
Monáe recorded most of Dirty Computer here, in a small studio with Havana-inspired decor.
Monáe’s America is the one on the fringes; it accepts the outsiders and the computers with viruses, like the ones she thought she had. She understands the significance of now making her personal life a bigger, louder part of her art.
Still, Dirty Computer is meant to be a celebration, and if she loses a few people along the way, Monáe seems OK with that risk.

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Summary of “Could Paulette Jordan Be The First Native American Governor?”

While the bulk of the Idaho Democratic establishment has endorsed Jordan’s opponent, Boise school board member A.J. Balukoff, Jordan has earned the support of the progressive PAC Democracy for America, Planned Parenthood, Our Revolution, and was among the first five candidates endorsed on the national level by Indivisible.
When Mic ran a brief piece about Jordan in January, it stamped a picture of Jordan with “Young, Progressive, and Running.” At least 250,000 people shared or liked the piece on Facebook – several thousand more than live in all of North Idaho.
Jordan has caught the national eye as a Native woman, and a progressive at that, who is vying to make history in a conservative state.
Winning in November might ultimately matter less than what a Jordan candidacy would symbolize to many in Idaho, long accustomed to a certain type of representation.
At the Women’s March earlier this year, Jordan attracted attention when she introduced Scott – the far-right “Liberty legislator” known for her defense of the Confederate Flag – as her “Friend.” But working with people like Scott is the only way for Jordan to get elected in Idaho, whether to the state legislature or, today, in her run for the governor’s office.
As much as her name, and her campaign, is preceded by “First Native American woman,” Jordan doesn’t see herself uniquely in those terms.
She told me about a young Native girl from Oklahoma who’d posted to Facebook that, when she grew up, she wanted to be like Paulette Jordan.
“But are you Paulette Jordan?” Jordan nodded.

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Summary of “The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems”

The talk has covered a lot more than this, as Ming has touched on many initiatives and startups she’s been involved with, all solving problems at the intersection of advanced technology, learning, and labor economics.
She’s an entrepreneur, a CEO, and a teacher – all leadership roles – but when we ask her about her leadership style, she demurs.
“What I’ve learned about myself as a leader, as an executive, is – I’ll be blunt – I’m a pretty mediocre manager. I try to do the right things, but I’m much more focused on problems than I am on people, and that’s not always that healthy.” While she’s utterly confident in herself, she just doesn’t identify as top management.
“For a long time, I tried to be the whole package. I put a lot of energy into making certain that I was shepherding everyone along, doing all the right things for my teams. Then I realized: You know what? If I can get some people that are really good at the things that I’m not, then I can focus on my strengths. And my strengths are in creative problem solving – all the way down to writing the code myself.”
The attitude she’s espousing doesn’t really map to the traditional image of the enterprise leader, or to what typically gets taught in leadership development programs.
Over the past year, as faculty director and executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, we have been trying to put a finer point on a distinctive style of leadership we keep seeing all around us.
Cautiously, we called it problem-led leadership, and launched into all the interviewing, case studying, and literature review that goes into a leadership research project.
Having fallen in love with a problem, they step up to leadership – but only reluctantly, and only as necessary to get it solved.

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