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Italian tiara, Kashmir sapphire to feature at Sotheby’s auction

A tiara passed down through generations of Italy’s royal family will be among the highlights at a Sotheby’s auction of jewels in Geneva next week. Dating to the second half

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Golden Globes organizers approve changes on diversity, ethics

The membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the annual Golden Globe awards for television and film, on Thursday approved widespread changes designed to diversify

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Our first child is due, and I’m already in the clutches of the baby-industrial complex

A boob. A bed. Maybe a bottle? In the early days of my wife’s pregnancy, I naively thought that was all a newborn baby would really need. After all, all

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Huge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York

A massive new bronze sculpture welcomes visitors to Rockefeller Center in the New York landmark’s first campus-wide show by a single artist. The 25-foot (7.6 m) tall black “Oracle” with

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Frieze New York art fair: seeing Black lives differently

At the Frieze art fair in New York, over 60 leading galleries are paying tribute to social justice, showing works by the world’s most influential artists. The goal is to

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A Michael Jordan slam dunk from above: Walter Iooss on his best photograph

It all stemmed from a German sports drink. I’d done some advertising work for a brand called Isostar and they’d had this idea where you take a tennis player, put

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Blacks Can’t Swim: The Sequel review – follow-up doc makes a splash

In this feature-length extension of his 2020 documentary A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim, producer and writer Ed Accura devotes further time pondering the titular myth. It’s immediately clear that

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