Drake heckling risks overshadowing Tyler, the Creator’s thriving festival

The rapper cut his set at Camp Flog Gnaw short after upset fans, who were expecting Frank Ocean, booed and heckled him The attendees at Camp Flog Gnaw the Los Angeles music festival founded by Tyler, the Creator were buzzing Sunday night. Everyone wanted to know who the surprise guest was. Many were convinced it…

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Virginia Is On The Brink Of Cementing Its Democratic Status

The party needs to pick up three seats in the House of Delegates and two seats in the state Senate to take control of both chambers. Polling Democratic takeovers in both legislative chambers would have far-reaching implications for the state’s policies and politics. The party, which also controls the governor’s office, would have the chance…

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Celebrating artists who have experienced homelessness

One Festival of Homeless Arts brings together works of visual art, theatre, film and photography, all created by artists who are or have been homeless. The work is being exhibited at the Old Diorama Arts Centre in London. Three festival artists talk about their work and how their art relates to their experiences of homelessness.…

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It’s been a year since Khashoggi’s murder. Trump has stopped pretending to care | Mohamad Bazzi

Saudi Arabias dismal record isnt deterring Mnuchin, Kushner and a flock of executives from attending Davos in the desert A year after Saudi agents will attend a lavish investment conference in the Saudi capital intended to burnish the princes image as a reformer. The conference, nicknamed Davos in the desert, is expected to draw dozens…

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Brexit could provide the US huge economic opportunity

Yesterday the UK Speaker of the House, John Bercow, blocked a vote on the Brexit deal agreed upon by negotiators for the UK and EU last week. The deal would enable Great Britain to break with Brussels at the end of this month. If the deal fails to garner sufficient backing in Parliament, Brexit will…

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The map store boss who took the long route

Image copyright Stanfords Image caption Stanfords’ new main shop is a third smaller So after Oxford she spent seven years working for management consultancy group McKinsey, where she helped clients “almost entirely in retail and consumer goods”. “Part of the reason I asked to work almost solely with retail clients was that I thought it…

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Bernardine Evaristo: ‘These are unprecedented times for black female writers’

This is a revolutionary moment for black British writing, argues the author who this week became the first black woman to win the Booker prize. But how can this revolution lead to lasting change? Chidera Eggerue, AKA The Slumflower, is a social media star, south-east London homegirl and feminist. She first came to prominence in…

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The world’s biggest brands have a garbage problem. This man can help

The world’s largest consumer goods companies have a big problem: The plastic waste that piles up in landfills and oceans has their corporate logos all over it. But Szaky is no stranger to risk. Can one man bring back reusable packaging? Durable packaging fell out of fashion decades ago, when cheap, disposable plastics replaced glass…

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Ivanka Trump returns to her role as diplomat at UNGA

(CNN)Ivanka Trump began her week at the United Nations with a diplomatic apology. On Monday, Trump outlined the initiative’s three pillars, explained the five areas of law impacting women in global economies, and touted some early successes advancing women’s rights in Cote d’Ivoire, where she visited in April. She spoke in platitudes, using the phrases…

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From bob cuts to Bond films, the Bauhaus legacy lives on

Shut down by the Nazis after a fleeting existence, the art school continues to inform pop culture A friend of mine, the artist David Batchelor, had an exhibition in Edinburgh this summer called My Own Private Bauhaus. His title made me smile. I liked how it plays off the centenary of the school The Wire…

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