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Suspiria de profundis is a Latin phrase meaning “sighs from the depths” and coincidentally one of the best known and most distinctive literary works of the English essayist Thomas De Quincey. First published in fragmentary form in 1845, the work is a collection of short essays in psychological fantasy — what De Quincey himself called…

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A highly important rule in horror is not showing the monster. Or a ghost. Or whatever it may be that terrifies the characters. Although this is perhaps a bit of a mislabeling, what we are looking for is the tasteful showing of said creature, paired with a respect for suspense throughout the story. The reason…

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One day we woke up and our world has forever been changed – Covid-19 has invaded every aspect of our lives. For those that have spent the past few months living under a rock or in a bunker I remind you that Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.…

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Costume and embellishment have long played an important role in the visual appeal of dance, and fashion designers have often been inspired by the way dancers look. The tutus and pointe shoes of the Romantic ballerina, for example, have influenced designers from Christian Dior to Christian Louboutin. Cristóbal Balenciaga was inspired by the drama of…

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Breathlessness also known as dyspnoea refers to the sensation of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. It is an extremely common symptom that can be both distressing and frightening for patients and care givers. Breathlessness may occur in conjunction with other symptoms such as cough, chest pain and fever. That being said breathlessness in not…

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“Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” A Group Show and Public Art Series Curated by Indira Cesarine Presented by The Untitled Space in Collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality OPENING RECEPTION: September 26, 2020 Press Preview 1pm – 3pm // Opening Reception 3pm – 8pm EXHIBITION ON VIEW:  September 26 – October 17, 2020…

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2020 greeted us with an outbreak of 2019-nCoV most commonly known as coronavirus. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei and is the seventh-largest city in China, with a population of more than 11 million people. It has been a major transport hub of the country throughout the ages, long known as the “Nine Provinces’ Thoroughfare”…

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I get to the professor and boy am I out of shape! “Enough about that, that painting you did before about that thing you were seeing in your dreams – I need to see it now!” I yell. “Why Jimmy, you said yourself that it was cra-” I cut the professor off, “Oh it’s not…

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August 28th , 2020 Theatrical & Virtual Theatrical Release and On-Demand September 15, 2020 House of Cardin made its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Queer Lion Award.  It went on to winning the Lifetime Achievement, Best Fashion Feature Film, and Best Director of a Feature Fashion Film…

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In July 2019, more than 2,000,000 people responded to a joke proposal to storm Area 51; which appeared in an anonymous Facebook post. A further 1,500,000 people said they were interested in the event, scheduled for 20 September 2019, and billed as “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us”, an attempt to “see…

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I think every single one of us at one or another point in our lives seriously thought about aliens, I think we all question their existence regardless of our education or believe system. Every one of us is made up of atoms that were once part of an exploding star, including atomic carbon, nitrogen, and…

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Salvjiia, 19, is part of a subculture of self-created oddities and aliens proliferating online and, more recently, leaching into the world of fashion.  The most baldly subversive among them, Instagram personalities with mysterious or sometimes off-putting handles like Fecal Matter, Forbidden Knowledge and Genesisfawn, are turning to prosthetics, extreme makeup, props, bodysuits and digital effects…

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While the term “alien abduction” did not achieve widespread attention until the 1960s, modern speculation about some older stories interpreted them as possible cases. Mainstream scientists reject claims that the phenomenon literally occurs as reported. However, there is little doubt that many apparently stable persons who report alien abductions believe their experiences were real. John…

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Ever wonder where the winter holidays take root? In Roman mythology, Saturn was an agricultural deity who was said to have reigned over the world in the Golden Age, when humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without labor in a state of innocence. The revelries of Saturnalia were supposed to reflect the conditions…

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Ritual marks some of the most important moments in our lives, from personal milestones like birthdays and weddings to seasonal celebrations like Thanksgiving and religious holidays like Christmas or Hanukkah. And the more important the moment, the grander the ritual. Holiday rituals are bursting with sensory pageantry. These (often quite literal) bells and whistles signal…

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