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Artists skytype over ICE detention centers

This Independence Day Weekend, 80 artists are asking Americans to look up at the skies. Over July 3 and 4, messages related to immigration will be written at 10,000 feet by World War II military planes, sky-typed over 80 sites related to the country’s network of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities, immigration courts, and the southern border. The idea is to bring attention to these facilities, which may not be familiar to many Americans.

The one item in every genius’ closet

When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and — most importantly — black turtlenecks.Continue Reading

In Russia, drawing a woman’s body can get you arrested

Yulia Tsvetkova is unsure about her future. She has been criminally charged with the “production and dissemination of pornographic materials,” after sharing stylized depictions of vaginas on social media. The resident of a remote city in Russia’s Far East, she was released from house arrest on March 16 after four months, but is still under…Continue Reading

Photos capture the magic of everyday life in America

When photographer William Eggleston arrived in Manhattan in 1967, he brought a suitcase filled with color slides and prints taken around the Mississippi Delta. They were scenes of the low-slung homes, blue skies, flat lands, and ordinary people of the American South — all rendered in what would eventually become his iconic high-chroma, saturated hues.Continue Reading

Understanding the dress codes of Orthodox Jewish women

Based on the true story of Deborah Feldman, a Jewish woman who left the Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in search of a new life, the hit Netflix series “Unorthodox” has brought Hasidic culture — and its female dress codes — into mainstream focus. One of the most talked about aspects of the show is…Continue Reading

Merkel: You can’t fight the pandemic with lies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to take a shot at President Donald Trump in a speech to the European Parliament. “As we are experiencing firsthand, you cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation any more than you can fight it with hate or incitement to hatred,” she said.Continue Reading