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Gather ‘round kids, let me tell you a story that is bound to repeat itself. On January 17, 1920 The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. Prohibition was successful in reducing the amount of liquor consumed, cirrhosis death rates, admissions to state mental…

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Alva Bernadine was born in Grenada, West Indies and at the age of 6 relocated to London. “I became seriously interested in photography at the age of 21. Previous to that my main leisure activity was cycling, road racing to be exact. Most days were spent training and racing. When photography came along it drove…

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In 1914 a few weeks before the start of World War One, L. Richard and his wife Nativa founded their lingerie firm, Yva Richard, in Paris.Their custom made unique creations became increasingly daring and avant-garde, and by the late 1920s, they had highly successful international mail-order business. Richard took most of the photographs for their…

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Anarchism has ancient roots, with the word itself stemming from the ancient Greek anarchos, or “without rulers,” but it fully bloomed as a political philosophy in Europe and the United States during the 19th century. At the time, Communist thinker Karl Marx’s writings had become popular, and people were searching for alternatives to the capitalist…

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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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