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'A welcome rebuke to dead white men': The Smithsonian's African American museum finally arrives The Guardian
Standing assertively in the middle of a 15-acre lawn, between the sharp white obelisk of the Washington Monument and the colossal stone shed of the National Museum of American History, the latest arrival to this hallowed parade ground certainly holds its own. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture erupts from the ground, an inverted pagoda of three angular bronzed tiers on an all-glass base, departing from its neighbours’ sombre palette of limestone and concrete with joyous glee.
Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Wearing Paint as They Tell a Tale New York Times
Dancer, creative and brilliant talent Lil Buck joins forces with Jon Boogz in a new movement that takes dance very seriously. In this new video 'Color of Reality', the two talents sit on a sofa watching news of police shootings and the Orlando massacre, before venturing outside where they are first shunned and ignored but then shot -- all against the lush, visual backdrop that intoxicates my eyes.
Lil Buck and Jon Boogz are joined by artist Alexa Meade, whose specialty is body painting in a style that renders three-dimensional people as two-dimensional art canvases.
Besides the exquisite beauty and deadly message of the video, the art has a civic dimension. Its trailer is being shown at the top of each hour on a StandardVision screen at LA's JW Marriott at 901 West Olympic Boulevard. This is the first video that launches Movement Art Is, "a nonprofit organization in which dance will be used to inspire positive change and empower dancers to stretch themselves artistically.
Angelina's Divorce Shows How 'Failed Marriages' Are Failing Us New York Magazine
Angelina Jolie to Divorce Brad Pitt, Ending 'Brangelina' The New York Times
Kate Moss Is Launching Her Own Talent Agency: 'I Don't Really Want Pretty People' TIME
I Used to Be a Human Being New York Magazine
Out-of-Control Goddess Martha Stewart Has No Time for Donald Trump The Cut
France Is the First Country to Ban Plastic Cups, Plates, and Cutlery Global Citizen
Starting in 2020, most plastic cups, plates and cutlery will be totally banned in France.
The new policy outlaws disposable utensils in an attempt to build a more sustainable economy. The only exception will be for disposable items made from minimum 50% biodegradable materials, rising to 60% by 2025. This decision follows a total ban on plastic bags last year.
Plastic thrown in our oceans, causing enormous problems for fish who swallow it or become entangled in it, is such a problem that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050.
Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo captures a Caiman Wearing a Crown of Butterflies in the Amazon Modern Met
Photographer Mark Cowan captured the photo of a lifetime in his research work in herpetology for the U of Michigan. Biologically, butterflies need salt to survive. Here, the water collected in the caiman's skin provides life-sustaining nutrients in a process called commensalism. Note also that the three species of butterflies also congregate together.
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Natural Wonders in a Renewed Congo WSJ Magazine
After years of civil war that ravaged Eastern Congo, Virugna National Park's team of restorers is bringing peace and a sense of security to the area -- along with hope for its gorilla population.
Related: International nonprofit Last Chance for Animals (LCA) will honor Prince Emmanuel de Merode, Director of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Anthony Caere, Head of Virunga's Air Wing. The two men will both receive the prestigious "Albert Schweitzer Award" at its annual gala on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
This year, LCA's fundraising gala will be centered on the plight of Africa's Virunga National Park and its critically endangered mountain gorilla population.
Emmanuel de Merode, who is married to Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey, the granddaughter of Louis Leakey, was shot by gunmen near Goma in April 2014.
Louise Leakey is the head of the Koobi Fora Research Project in Kenya's Turkana basin and is an assistant professor of anthropology at Long Island's Stony Brook University.
Women's News Features
That Time Feminists Descended on the Miss America Pageant Vogue.com
Forty-eight years ago this week, a few hundred women arrived on the Atlantic City boardwalk and staged the infamous bra-burning protest. (Men were allowed to drive them to the event, but not to participate: “Male chauvinist-reactionaries on this issue had best stay away, nor are male liberals welcome in the demonstrations. But sympathetic men can donate money as well as cars and drivers,” the organizers instructed.)
As it turns out, no underwear was actually burned. A giant trash can was erected on the boardwalk into which were tossed mops, pots, copies of women’s magazines andPlayboy, false eyelashes, high heels, hair rollers, cosmetics, and, of course, girdles, and bras, and there were erroneous reports in the press that this ignominious heap, this hot mess, was set ablaze. But fire or no fire, this group of activists—some with nerves of steel managed to get inside the hall and unfurl a bedsheet from the balcony that read Women’s Liberation before getting thrown out—brought the issue of women’s rights to riveting attention across the country.