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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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IMPEACHMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Controversy surrounding President Trump seems to be unending, with Trump causing quite the chaotic news schedule just this week alone. Trump tweeted Wednesday his promise to ban transgender people from serving in the military after making a politicized and abrasive speech to the Boy Scouts of America on Monday, which prompted the organization to apologize to the…

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TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN THE MILITARY

On July 26th, President Trump made an announcement in three tweets that "the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." While this report is newsworthy, some people are not surprised since Trump and his administration have shown lack of support for the rights…

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TRUMP DAMAGES EPA AS SESSIONS COMES UNDER FIRE FOR RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVmtHWVH_0 If the past days have been any indication, the phrase “March Madness” is about to take on a political meaning. Since taking office, Donald Trump has acted on his election promise to severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency. On the campaign trail he stated “We are going to get rid of it in almost…

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TWELVE DAYS OF TRUMP – HIS ACTIONS SINCE THE INAUGURATION

It’s been a little over 10 days since the presidential inauguration and already the nation is reeling from Trump’s actions. Citizens are protesting, Democratic senators are boycotting & impeachment rumors swirl.  Let’s take a look at the damage that the Donald has inflicted on the nation since January 20th. Ban on Immigration Last week Trump…

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ACTORS TURN AWARDS INTO AWARENESS AT THE SAG AWARDS – SEE THE SPEECHES

Actors spurred on by recent events (and perhaps by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech) used the awards stage as a political platform at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29th. Thankfully giving no heed to Donald Trump’s recent comment that “Celebs hurt the cause,” award-winning actors gave impassioned acceptance speeches that ranged from angry…

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DESIGNERS WEIGH IN ON DRESSING MELANIA TRUMP

With the plethora of controversy surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump, it is no wonder that his wife, future First Lady Melania Trump, receives some slack as well. Whether being criticized for standing by a man making misogynistic comments to her comparative accomplishments of past First Ladies, it was only a matter of time until the fashion…

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GRAMMY NOMINATIONS 2017: THE NAMES AND THE EFFECTS

Before we get into it, there is an important fact about the Grammy nomination eligibility that needs to be addressed. The Academy accepts submissions of recordings for the 2017 awards that were released between October 1st, 2015 and September 30th, 2016. A year span, but with songs from the tail end of two years prior.…

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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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PHILIP GUSTON: LAUGHTER IN THE DARK @ HAUSER & WIRTH

Philip Guston "Laughter in the Dark" Hauser & Wirth, NYC November 1st - January 14th November 1st, one week prior to the presidential general election, Hauser & Wirth opened ‘Philip Guston: Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975', an exhibition devoted to the renowned late artist’s satirical caricatures of the 37th President of…

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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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THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY EFFECT

In 2015, Democratic Representative of New York Carolyn Maloney reintroduced the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress. An amendment that had seen this floor, and championed before. One that came up three states short of ratification decades ago, mainly due to one very conservative lady. The cause is dead. I don't mean feminism of course, I…

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GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS: MUSINGS OF A GIRL NOT YET A WOMAN

Since the 2012 presidential election, a lull on discussions regarding women's rights has surfaced in my quotidian conversations with friends—outrage and anxiety have swiftly shifted back to apathy.  Now that the big, bad, republicans have been defeated, we have more important things to worry about. What new twist will the next episodes of Game of Thrones…

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REED KRAKOFF LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION FRAGRANCE

Reed Krakoff just announced the release of his extremely limited edition perfumes, creating only one hundred bottles of his latest RK Limited Edition Eau de Parfum with a price tag that matches their exclusivity.  Besides designing for his remarkably successful eponymous line, Krakoff is also the President and Executive Creative Director of Coach.  Each 60ml bottle…

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SCOPE BASEL 2012 – SWITZERLAND – JUNE 12 – 17

Scope Basel is a renowned art fair that brings together the hottest names in emerging artistic talents and gives them an international platform on which to showcase their work and network with seasoned professionals who work in every aspect of art.  The festival has had over 45 events internationally in the past decade alone.  Scope puts work…

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