8 Things You Need To Know This AM

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Amid the Fashion Week hoopla, iconic street style photographer Bill Cunningham thinks the fashion industry isn't in touch with reality. (Fashionista)

We lost one of the greats yesterday. Watch Rabbit Test, the first and only feature film Joan Rivers directed, right here. (Joyce Carol Oates was not impressed.)

Why the death of a celebrity affects some people so personally. (The Science of Us)

Two members of Pussy Riot have launched Mediazona, a news outlet that reports on Russian law, courts, and justice system in the interest of transparency, aiming to lift the veil on Vladimir Putin's policies and possible human rights violations. (Vanity Fair)

Speaking of Fashion Week, our friends at The New York Times are following it closely, with a hub that delivers #NYFW news in real-time. (Loving the Jason Wu video, Times! BTW have you checked out R29 Fashion's new makeover?)

Business Insider writers Pamela Engel and Allan Smith take us inside "I'm Shmacked," a company that positions itself as "a new way to scout colleges," but is repeatedly lambasted for promoting rape culture and showcasing the seedier parts of the college experience. (Business Insider)

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department is investigating the practices of the Ferguson Police Department. (The Root)

Sorry blondies: Platinum is on its way out. THIS is the cool new hue for your hair. And, here's how to get the perfect chocolate color for your strands.

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