Lena Dunham And Hillary Clinton Talked About Police Brutality And Fashion In The First Lenny Letter

Lenny Letter, the inaugural effort from America’s next great belles lettrist, Lena Dunham, launched today, and it came out of the gate strong. There’s an interview with Hillary Clinton, a feature on denim  and something about periods, neatly fulfilling Dunham’s vision of a place where women can finally read about their vaginas and foreign policy in the same place. Ahem. We kid, we kid. It’s actually not bad. Go check it out. [Lenny Letter]

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the 2015 MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipients this year. The women, however, are rad as fuck, too, and include choreographer and amazing tap dancer Michelle Dorrance and painter Nicole Eisenmen. Congrats, everyone! [NY Times]

Alert: Mariah Carey is finally teaming up with MAC to produce her very own limited-edition lipstick. It’s called All I Want — after the best Christmas song of all time, natch —  and it’s a shimmery champagne ’90s throwback that, even though it’ll make my teeth look yellow, I want. “Well I’ve always loved the frosty lip for Winter,” says Mariah. Me too, girl. Me. Too. [Pop Sugar]

It is going to be so terrible when the Obamas are no longer in the White House. I submit this clip of Michelle Obama on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” talking about the regular-ass shit she misses and what she’s looking forward to doing after the presidency as evidence. [E!]

Kim Zolciak suffered a stroke last week after her turn on “Dancing With The Stars,” and so she will withdraw from this season. [Page Six]

Oh, this is horrible. Jim Carrey’s on and off girlfriend, Cathriona White, has committed suicide. Condolences to Jim Carrey and her family. [TMZ]

Hey, remember Florence + The Machine? They were on the BBC Live Lounge, and trotted out a decent cover of Justin Bieber’s comeback song “Where R Ü Now.” Listen to their entire set here, or you can just skip ahead to the 22:30-ish mark and listen to the whole thing. Yes, she still sounds like a Scottish wraith wailing at the edge of a heath, but it works for this song. [Nylon]

Here’s Kerry Washington, on what Viola Davis’s Emmy win meant to her: “There have been a multitude of talented black actresses for a really long time … The opportunities for black actresses have shifted. That’s what’s changed.” [Vanity Fair]