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This year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — a highly anticipated music event — had an impressive list of headliners and performers, including Eminem, Cardi B, The Weeknd, SZA and a guest appearance by last year’s headliner, Kendrick Lamar. Despite these big names, no performer was as prominent as Beyoncé, who rescheduled her intended…

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French fashion house Louis Vuitton announced that Virgil Abloh would be the next artistic director for the brand’s menswear collection, becoming the first person of African descent to hold this title and one of the few black designers to make it to the top of a major European house. Abloh, who succeeds Kim Jones, is…

Krasinski creates with significant innovation in film A Quiet Place
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Krasinski creates with significant innovation in film A Quiet Place

Even as directors seek to innovate, there is an inherent difficulty to searching for creative storytelling. Groundbreaking novelties beget tropes and before long these seemingly fresh new ideas become yesterday’s gimmicks. But it seems unlikely that the premise for director John Krasinski’s third film, A Quiet Place, will be recycled any time soon. The world…

Stone recontextualizes Yerma in modernized take on 1934 drama
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Stone recontextualizes Yerma in modernized take on 1934 drama

Billie Piper burns like a flame given fuel onstage with her incendiary performance in Simon Stone’s modernized Yerma — an update of Federico García Lorca’s 1934 drama — currently running at the Park Avenue Armory. Piper proves herself many times over as an actress capable of dizzying, heartbreaking heights and infernal lows, bringing such pain…

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