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Influential Louis Vuitton fashion designer Virgil Abloh passes

The fashion world is in shock to hear of the passing of one of the industry’s most influential designers, Virgil Abloh, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 41.

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Designer Virgil Abloh. Photo courtesy of LVMH Group
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TIFF, Lincoln Center and Academy Museum premiere Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’

In a one-night-only special event, three global centres for the arts team up to present the world premiere of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s new film Nightmare Alley on Dec. 1.

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Cate Blanchette & Bradley Cooper in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’. Photo: Courtesy of TIFF
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Contagious monkeypox virus found in traveller returning to the United States

A case of a rare, viral disease was found in a traveller returning to the United States from Nigeria. Scientists confirmed late Tuesday that the person was infected with the monkeypox virus.

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Monkeypox virion, 2003. Image: CDC/Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regnery
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Music producer Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns deadly in Texas

Astroworld Festival founder and Latin Grammy-winning performer Travis Scott spent the week in Houston, Texas where he grew up, at opening ceremonies for the city in preparation for the music festival on the weekend. The crowd rushed security as soon as the gates to the concert grounds opened but it wasn’t until later during the show that tragedy struck.

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Pfizer-BioNTech releases brand new name for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty® is registered as a new drug and has a new brand name that most people have not seen or heard before but it is the same vaccine that Canadians have been using throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Richard Branson launches into space onboard history-making Virgin Galactic Flight

Richard Branson is still expected to go to space on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight today, although the launch has been delayed by 90 minutes due to overnight weather.

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Opportunities for young people through new Nordic–Canadian Journalism Fellowship

Harbourfront Centre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary arts and culture institutions, is offering a unique opportunity to emerging journalists through the Nordic–Canadian Fellowship in Environmental Journalism program as part of a larger year-long diverse cultural initiative rolling out across the country in 2022 called Nordic Bridges.

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Press release falsely claims Black celebrities are endorsing Trump

This story will make you second-guess some of the reports you’ve heard recently about celebrities who endorse Donald Trump in the current election campaign against Joe Biden.

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