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Ipseity, the duality of self, reflected through images

The duality of Brendan Meadows’ images is undeniable but we first see the familiar artful lines and darkroom techniques found in the work of two important figures in American fashion photography, Harper’s Bazaar’s illustrator-turned-fashion-photographer Lillian Bassman and Berlin-born, Jewish photographer Erwin Blumenfield, whose portraits of American movie stars, society ladies, iconic Vogue covergirls dominated the culture from the 1940s to the 60s. [see photos from the IPSEITY exhibition]

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Have you seen the Nigerian version of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’?

This Is Nigeria is an inspired piece of work by a “brilliant and highly distinct” (Bahd) actor, musician and entertainer, who also happens to be as funny as the first guy.

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The taxing life of fame takes Swedish DJ Avicii at 28

He introduced a new sound that crossed dance music with southern roots country and had the world dancing to a new beat. Avicii was known the world over for his ability to bring people together. Today, we learned that the 28-year-old musician, producer and EDM DJ has died.

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Investigating the unsolved murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. in true crimes TV series

Who shot Biggie and Tupac? This question has been asked again and again over the years since the world lost two of its most legendary yet controversial musicians. Despite many conspiracy theories and high-profile investigations into their deaths their murders remain unsolved after decades. Will we finally get some answers?

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The actors who play Biggie, Tupac and the detectives who try to solve their murders

Marcc Rose looks so much like rapper Tupac Shakur that pictures of him in character make it difficult to tell them apart. Rose standing beside Wavyy Jonez, who plays The Notorious B.I.G. in the upcoming TV crime-drama series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., makes it even harder to tell the actor from the real personalities.

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Why I didn’t publish photos of Ebie in tribute to her dad, rapper Eazy-E

So this guy from LA sent me a bunch of photos of Ebie Wright, daughter of the late rapper Eazy-E who was a member of the straight-out-of-Compton, renegade hip-hop group N.W.A. Two days later he sent me another email saying that “the exclusive” was sold to a major entertainment news outlet.

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Journalist dedicates PEN Canada prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples

Writer and activist Desmond Cole dedicates his 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples.

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