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AN INCREASE OF HATE IN AMERICA: CHARLOTTESVILLE + BEYOND

This past weekend erupted into ciaos in Charlottesville, Virginia when counter-protesting created conflict that has left one protester dead, two state troopers dead due to a helicopter crash, and more than 30 people injured. This weekend has started a conflict not only in Charlottesville, but nationwide with those questioning the President and his connection to…

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JIM CARREY, GEORGE W. BUSH, AND MORE UNEXPECTED ARTISTS

Some people have hidden talents or hobbies, like being able to tap dance, knit, do magic tricks, or paint. With the right tools and dedication, anyone has the ability to be an artist. The following people have already made established careers in politics, music, or acting, but they have found a passion for art. Jim…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE: DO’S + DON’T’S

Everyone is buzzing about the first total solar eclipse to cross the United States in 99 years. Why wouldn't you be excited? The moon is going to perfectly align with the sun and create a night sky in the middle of the day - you can literally see stars and planets once it is a…

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NYC PROTESTS THIS WEEK: FROM TRANSGENDER RIGHTS TO FAIR TRADE

2017 has been marked by massive protests, such as the Woman's March and the March For Science. Thousands lined the streets with clever and insightful signs, but importantly they had a purpose to their presence - to be heard in order to make change. There have been an abundance of protests since President Trump took office in…

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REPORTER IN HIDING AFTER BREAKING NEWS OF GAY DEATH CAMPS IN CHECHNYA

Yesterday, April 26, Elena Milashina, the Russian journalist who first revealed Chechnya’s systematic torture of gay men in the publication Novaya Gazeta, went into hiding following death threats. It is believed that the threats were partly motivated by a widely publicized sermon in which 15,000 people were present at a Chechen mosque where Muslim clerics called…

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TWENTY SEVEN YEARS LATER: THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE CONTINUES

#NeverBlameTheVictim is the campaign targeted towards ending violence against women, and reflecting upon it's lasting impacts. This campaign was run by YWCA Canada, recently concluding on December 6th, the 27 year anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. This day claimed the lives of 14 women in a college shooting by Marc Lépine, who went on his rampage…

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JACKIE FILM GAINS ACCOLADES FOR ITS DEPICTION OF THE FIRST LADY

Jackie, released in select films this past weekend, has caught the media's attention for its stylistic spin on a true story surrounding the enigma that has been Jackie Onassis Kennedy, written off by many as merely an interesting figure for a fashion plate or coffee book table. Not to be rash, the film did do an…

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICIANS RALLY TO ENCOURAGE VOTER TURNOUT

It has become tiresome to think, write, or complain about the upcoming election, but, it is tomorrow. For many, a fatigue or surge of apathy isn’t an option. Politicians, celebrities, and every last social media and news outlet are begging: please vote. In recent statements and speeches, President Barack Obama has targeted different demographics with the underlying…

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THE STAND WITH STANDING ROCK MOVEMENT CONTINUES WITH BENEFIT CONCERT

Dave Matthews, as well as other musicians to be announced, will be supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline with a benefit concert at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, November 27th.  On the issue of the pipeline as a whole, Dave Matthews said: "How can we…

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KID CUDI’S DEPRESSION ANNOUNCEMENT JUST CHANGED EVERYTHING

On Tuesday, October 5th, rapper Kid Cudi took to Facebook to inform his fans that he is checking into a rehabilitation facility for his struggles with "depression and suicidal urges." This admission came as a surprise to many; Cudi has always given off the impression of a very happy-go-lucky guy despite his sometimes ominous lyrics.…

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO PRODUCE PILGRIMAGE MUSIC AND CULTURE FESTIVAL IN TN

Actor and musician Justin Timberlake has agreed to sign on as a partner and producer for the Pilgrimage Music and Culture festival, right in his home state of Tennessee. The two day event takes place in Franklin, TN, at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm on September 24th and 25th. The festival will feature such acts…

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2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

This week the Olympic torch will be lit at the Opening Ceremonies, signifying the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the official start of the Games is August 5th, some sports will begin on August 3rd, and they will conclude on August 21st with the Closing Ceremonies. This year, 206 countries…

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MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER FOR “HANDS” – A TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO

It's impossible not to get chills as you listen to the stunning voices of multiple musicians coming together in support of the victims and families of the Orlando Massacre in the new original single, "Hands." The aftershock of the horror that occurred at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th is being felt around the world, but people are…

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CHELSEA HANDLER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER ABORTIONS

Abortion: one word that brings about more controversy than any other. With so many Americans standing on either side of the fence surrounding the topic of abortion, it should come as no surprise that when Chelsea Handler admitted to having two abortions as a teen, the internet was in an all-out frenzy. Every article, including…

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BUSINESSES + CELEBRITIES PLEDGE TO CLOSE THE WAGE GAP

The fight for equal rights has been an ongoing challenge for women that, in recent years, has finally been thrust into the limelight with the addition of many noteworthy supporters. Where "feminism" used to be seen as a sort of "dirty word," it is now part of common language. Many celebrities turned activists, such as Patricia Arquette, Meryl…

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DAVID LYNCH PRESENTS FIRST EVER FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION

The David Lynch Foundation is presenting the first "Festival of Disruption" on October 8th and 9th in Los Angeles, California at the Ace Hotel and Theater. This interactive experience will be curated by filmmaker and artist David Lynch who will be featured for his photography exhibit along with Chris Stein. The two day event will…

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THREE WAYS TO SEE ELLE KING IN CONCERT THIS YEAR

"Hiatus" doesn't seem to be a word in pop star Elle King's vocabulary. The pop, blues, and rock' n 'roll singer concluded her sold out US headlining tour in April and is now performing at a slew of festivals, the most recent of which include Governors Ball and Firefly. Before her last festival date, the "Ex's & Oh's"…

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS – 40 YEARS OF GIRL POWER INSPIRATION

This September marks 40 years since America was introduced to everyone's favorite female crime fighting trio. The iconic ABC television series, Charlie's Angels, focused on three beautiful women who just graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy who were recruited by their boss, Charlie Townsend, to work as private investigators. Charlie was an elusive boss…

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY – THE V&A – MARCH 14 – AUGUST 2

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY MARCH 14 – AUGUST 2 Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL From his couture collections to his personal life, Alexander McQueen loved to break boundaries. Known for his outlandish runway shows and darkly surreal creations, the late designer transformed British fashion during a time when it desperately needed…

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ART BASEL SWITZERLAND 2015 – JUNE 18 – 21

Known as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’, Art Basel Switzerland presents its 2015 premiere international art show June 18-21. The program will be held in Basel, one of Europe’s most cultural cities nestled between the borders of Switzerland, France, and Germany. This year's tenth installment of the modern and contemporary art show hosts up to 300 leading galleries from…

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