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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

The Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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For the “Cool” Mom. For the Consummate Host. For the Wannabe Mommy Blogger. If you’ve already purchased those precious Mother’s Day gifts, we figuratively salute you.  But if you kind of forgot about it, rest assured, you are not alone. In fact, we’re right there with you. And with the help of this last-minute gift guide, we can…

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Meet Beabadoobee

in Music

The London Teen Whose First Song Ended Up Being a Homemade Hit. Beabadoobee may have only started playing guitar a little over a year ago, but she was born a songwriter. At first, the artist born Bea Kristi melodies focused on earthly matters: phlegm, for instance, and being chased by a tenacious squirrel. At the time, the…

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We tried Google’s Stadia controller and it’s … OK?

in Gaming

At this year’s I/O developer conference, Google shared its vision to “make a more helpful Google for everyone,” offering up a slew of useful features — AR in search, Live Captions for video, dark mode for Android, and a beefed-up Lens camera, for instance. It’s a positive and empowering mission, no doubt, but what’s up with Stadia, Google’s upcoming video…

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Would You Like Room . . . For Mushrooms? Visiting L.A.’s First Fungi Coffee Shop

in Dose

Thirteenth-generation-farmer-turned-mycologist and self-styled “funguy” Tero Isokauppila grew up foraging mushrooms with his mother in rural Finland. “We would pick porcini and chanterelles which she made into mushroom soup or sauce for steaks,” he says, “But I didn’t learn about the medicinal, or the psychedelic, properties of mushrooms until much later.” The spore of an idea…

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The Truth About Cannabis

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The Debate over Cannabis has ensued for many years, but it seems the truth is finally coming to light. Scientists, doctors and Cannabis Connoisseurs have begun to shed light on the truths regarding this wild plant and people are listening. Marijuana is the word used to describe the dried flowers, seeds and leaves of the…

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For the First Time, Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA are All Black Women

in Entertainment

For the first time, America’s top beauty pageants — Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America — havecrowned black women as their winners at the same time.And that’s a big deal if you know pageant history.Beauty pageants early in their histories, some dating back to the 1920s, barred women of color from participating. Even after organizations began…

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