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Why the book phone challenge is the social media craze of the summer.

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… getting knowledge over here ! #bookphonechallenge #daddyanddaughter #knowledgeispower #blackexellence #familygoals #familyfirst A post shared by Shomari Ccw Man Hudson (@s_dot_elite) on Aug 3, 2017 at 9:12am PDT The #bookphonechallenge started with Lord Jamar, a hip-hop artist from the group Brand Nubian. In his first post, he wrote, “On my phone, knowledge is calling.” Soon after, he made a funny video using his books as a make-believe phone. The challenge was born. …

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Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

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… day, I felt a private gratitude to Cartier-Bresson, for his example of an artist who erased himself becoming a ghost behind his little 35mm Leica in order to memorialise the erasure of others. While the pictures depict violence, looking at them restores one to a place of humanity. Kiran Desai is the author of the Booker prize-winning Yasmin Khan and Saadat Hasan Manto, who reluctantly moved to Pakistan from Bombay after partition and found himself utterly disillusioned in his new nation, …

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Fear Not, Beliebers Despite His ‘Spiritual Awakening,’ Justin Bieber WILL Make More Music

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Sure, According to a new report out this morning in TMZ, the Biebs has been reassuring his closest friends that he WILL return to performing soon! Sources connected to the singer are saying that his faith isn’t going to stop him from being an artist, and he’s still reportedly in and out of studios working on new music even during his spiritual awakening. He reportedly doesn’t have a date in mind yet for when to return, but he apparently has made it VERY clear to friends …

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What if women ruled the world?

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An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians and CEOs for their vision Somethings not working at the moment Marina Abramovi, artist If women ruled the world, they would stop being fragile, they would stop being dependent, they would never be the victim, they would never be abused. I want women to be warriors. When women are free and happy, they will know …

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Sophie Calle: What attracts me is absence, missing, death | Eva Wiseman

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She makes art that is intimate, romantic, funny, dramatic and confessional And yet after four decades there are still new truths about Sophie Calles past to be revealed. Eva Wiseman visits her at her home in Paris and hears an astonishing revelation It is extremely important to Sophie Calle that she is able to disappear at a moments notice. That tomorrow she could lock the door behind her and become somebody else, somebody other than an artist whose 38-year career has involved documenting and …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

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… plays the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury 2016 Hello Frances… Or should I call you Sophie? I’m Sophie to my family and friends – but I once thought, “If I’m going to be an artist, my name’s got to look good on a piece of paper”. Sophie is very curly, it looks very young, whereas Frances is a lot more angular. So it just kind of stuck. But then up until the age of 16, everyone called me Cookie. So anything goes. It’s been three years since …

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Gavin Rossdale: If you divorce America’s sweetheart, you’re in trouble

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… has a boyfriend and shes busy but I wish her all the happiness in the world, and thats the true sign of love. As Im sure your favourite artist Sting said: If you love someone, set them free. Last year, Stefani released This Is What The Truth Feels Like, which dealt with their split in forensic detail: I dont know why I cry/ But I think its cause I remembered for the first time/ Since I hated you/ That I used to love you, she sang on Used To Love You. Has Rossdale heard it? Erm, he says, pausing …

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19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

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… describes himself as “assistant, friend, and sometime adversary” to the late, great Abstract Expressionist Agnes Martin, for whom he worked for seven years . Martin lived in isolation in New Mexico, producing minimalist canvases and concise, meditative mottos summarizing her practice. She said things like “No, I am not any of those stereotypes that are placed on women. I am an old woman, but I insult the male ego so men don’t like me around.” If you love the artist, …

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How To Have Fun With Your Pet If You’re An Artist. Best Dog Owner Ever.

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If you’re not following Rafael Mantesso on Instagram, you’re missing out on some amazing art, most of which features an adorable bull terrier named Jimmy Choo. Jimmy, named by Rafael’s fashion-conscious ex-wife, isn’t your typical cute pup on Instagram though. He’s so much more than a pretty face that you would do anything to pet. He’s a complicated canine who, on any given day, could be a superhero, a bank robber, an angel, or a ruthless king. Take a …

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Pop goes Trump! The artists, comedians and meme-makers deflating the Donald

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… strip for cartoon website The Nib. In rendering a recognisable Trump with as little detail as possible, Tangerine Mussolini artist activist Molly Crabapple riffs on Bertellis Continuous Profile (Head of Mussolini) from 1933. Resembling a whirring, spinning drill head, this futurist work imagines the square-jawed Italian dictator as a series of stacked discs, so he appears the same from all sides while looking in every direction at once. Appropriately for Trump, that work was inspired by …

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