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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

Ben Stiller testified to the Senate on the plight of Syrian refugees.

in Politics

“In many parts of the world, the term ‘refugee’ has unfortunately become politicized, despite the fact that refugees are real people with real stories … These people have lost everything.” Written Testimony of: Ben Stiller Goodwill Ambassador United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a hearing on The Humanitarian Impact of Eight Years of War…

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‘Knock Down the House’ puts AOC’s stunning victory in larger context

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By providing a ground-floor seat to the start of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez phenomenon, “Knock Down the House” feels like an extended window into a moment in history. That fortuitous twist, however, risks overshadowing the documentary’s larger message, which essentially serves as a rallying cry to brave elected politics, emphasizing that AOC is the notable exception,…

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

in Art/HIghlight

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…

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Sphynx Portable Razors

in Beauty

I’m not the most diligent person with a razor. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shaved in the shower and missed a patch or two, only to discover it mid-meeting, at the beach, or anywhere else where I can’t get back in the shower and fix it. So when I recently stumbled upon the Sphynx razor,…

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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema hosting month-long celebration of women directors

in Entertainment

The just-released New Beverly Cinema schedule for the month of May boasts the Los Angeles repertory theatre’s usual, wonderfully weird mix of screenings with a lineup which includes the 2009 horror movie, Jennifer’s Body, the 2001 musical comedy Josie and the Pussycats, and the 1995 Adam Sandler vehicle Billy Madison. The connection between these three films? They were all directed…

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Jay-Z reopens Webster Hall with epic B-Sides 2 concert featuring Nas & The Diplomats

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The last time Webster Hall opened its doors for a rap concert was August 2017, when Action Bronson took center stage with his “End of an Era” concert. His strong performance was fueled by emotion as fans sadly counted down the closing minutes of one of New York’s renowned venues and bid farewell. After going through several renovations…

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