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Kehinde Wiley Tries His Hand at Design with a New Artist Residency in Senegal

In June, the American portrait painter will open Black Rock Senegal—a new artist retreat he designed in partnership with local architect Abib Djenne These days, Kehinde Wiley is doing more than just painting in his Brooklyn studio. The famed Barack Obama portraitist is establishing an art studio in Lagos, Nigeria, an artist residency in Dakar, Senegal, and… Keep Reading

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For the First Time, Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA are All Black Women

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For the first time, America’s top beauty pageants — Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America — havecrowned black women as their winners at the same time.And that’s a big deal if you know pageant history.Beauty pageants early in their histories, some dating back to the 1920s, barred women of color from participating. Even after organizations began…

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This Is a Literally Once-in-a-Lifetime Whisky

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World-Renowned Chef Massimo Bottura Is Debuting a Luxury Scotch for Charity with The Dalmore on an exclusive bottling. Richard Paterson, Master Distiller at The Dalmore: U up? Massimo Bottura, world-renowned chef at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana: Ya. Sup? And just like that—although obviously not really—a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration was born, between one of the world’s finest whisky distillers…

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The Director of FKA twigs’s “Cellophane” Video on The Long, Painful Journey to Excellence

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Andrew Thomas Huang speaks on working with twigs to create their sensational new music video. Defying gravity is the oldest human fantasy. How do we become like birds when our feet remain rooted in the cold soil? The new FKA twigs video for “Cellophane” articulates this desire with vivid style and precision. The clip opens…

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Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen recreate 20 famous rom-com scenes in 12 minutes

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This one is pretty much in the title. To promote their new film Long Shot, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen took part in a game of “Romcom Role Call” with James Corden. This involved the trio recreating 20 iconic romantic comedy scenes in just 12 minutes — complete with numerous accent and costume changes. The highlights?…

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Awkwafina Proves She’s More Than a Comedian in The Farewell

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Lulu Wang’s melancholy family comedy sounds aggressively Sundance-y—but it’s one of the festival’s most pleasant surprises. Bittersweet comedy has become a hallmark of the Sundance Film Festival, most notably with Little Miss Sunshine riding cacophonous festival buzz all the way to a best-picture nomination. As with any fad, the Sundance dramedy gradually grew stale, an oversaturation of…

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Will Smith Approves of Fan-Made Trailer for a ‘Dramatic’ Version of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

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Smith calls the idea “brilliant” as he interviews the filmmaker who created the trailer, offering analysis of its potential. A month ago, filmmaker Morgan Cooper reimagined NBC’s hit 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as a dramatic series, creating a concept trailer that quickly went viral. With close to 6 million views on YouTube alone,…

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