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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

Los Angeles Central Library. Image © Michael Locke
Los Angeles Central Library. Image © Michael Locke

LA Public Library’s New Maker Space/Studio Lets You 3D Print, Shoot On A Green Screen, And Way More

in Feature/Philanthropy

The Los Angeles Public Library wants to make it easier for you to make stuff. The new Octavia Lab maker space/audiovisual studio at the L.A. Central Library is 3,000 square feet designed to help you make your thing. It lets you do everything from 3D printing and using a laser cutter to filming on a green screen and using…

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Beastie Boys’ Adidas Sneakers Coming Out for ‘Paul’s Boutique’ 30th Anniversary

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The Beastie Boys‘ rapped they had “more Adidas sneakers than a plumber’s got pliers / got more suits than Jacoby & Meyers” on “Shadrach,” one of the singles from their seminal sophomore album Paul’s Boutique. In honor of the album’s 30th anniversary on Thursday (7/25), the Beasties will be making that boast a reality with a pair…

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Image: WWD

Lil Wayne Collaborates with American Eagle to Launch a 25-Piece Collection

in Fashion

With just a month and a half left of summer, American Eagle is about to release a collaboration collection with Grammy-winning hip-hopartist Lil Wayne for the back-to-school season. The line consists of 25 tie-dye and color-blocked pieces ranging from graphic T-shirts, shorts, hoodies, socks, boxers, hats and American Eagle’s Stacked jeans. In addition, the range includes skate decks in honor of the rapper’s hobby. Here is a preview of…

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IMAGE: THIERRY CHESNOT/GETTY IMAGES
IMAGE: THIERRY CHESNOT/GETTY IMAGES

Check Out This Ridiculous Flying Jet Board From France’s Bastille Day Parade

in Gadgets

On this day 230 years ago, hundreds of French civilians stormed the military prison known as the Bastille in Paris. It was one of the biggest events in the French Revolution, and its anniversary in 2019 was an excuse to show off a goofy hoverboard. New military tech was showcased at the annual Bastille Day…

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Monopoly is Getting the ‘Stranger Things’ Treatment — Pre-Orders Available Now

in Entertainment

If you love Stranger Things, then you’re going to flip for the new themed Monopoly game — available for pre-orders now. Now that you’re done binge-watching the latest season of Stranger Things (well, most of us are, right?), it’s time to move on to the next big streamable TV show. … Unless you’re like us and just cannot remove yourself from the town of…

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JAY-Z Enters Legal Weed Business by Partnering With Cannabis Company

in Dose/Feature

The vibe must still be in his veins. On Tuesday, it was announced that JAY-Z has returned to the game, but this time he’s legit. In a statement, JAY-Z detailed his multiyear partnership with the California-based cannabis company Caliva. Per Caliva, Jigga will serve as the company’s chief brand strategist with the goals of molding the creative direction and increasing Caliva’s outreach efforts. Hova…

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In “Hearts of Our People,” Indigenous Women Reclaim Space Through Art

in Art

Art has served as an outlet for indigenous women to carry on their traditional crafts and stories for centuries. They’ve continued to create even while contending with legacies of unimaginable oppression, like the residential and boarding schools many were forced into throughout the 19th century in the United States, in which colonizers attempted to wipe out their…

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Truman’s Wants To Reduce Single-use Plastics In The Household Cleaner Industry

in Activism

Imagine wasting 5 billion pounds of plastic shipping a product that is 98% water. Cleaning brands do it every year. There is a better way. The household cleaning aisle at the store features dozens of spray cleaners for different surfaces, and the ingredient lists are a mile long with chemical names that are impossible to pronounce. While…

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Schmidt’s is Teaming Up with Trans Justice Funding Project

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Promoting the critical role that self-care, community, and wellness play in the trans and non-binary community.  Throughout Lachlan’s own journey, they have experienced isolation first-hand and felt the need for community support. They quickly learned the importance of self-care and a positive headspace. At Schmidt’s, we understand the need for support within a community and how small…

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