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Jamaica shock Mexico to set up Gold Cup final against USA Published time: 24 Jul, 2017 12:17 Jamaica’s men’s football team beat Mexico 1-0 in their Gold Cup semifinal on Sunday night to book their place in the final against hosts USA. Jamaica claimed victory at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, thanks to …

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by Lindsey Davis | Jul 24, 2017 Shirah Dedman, Phoebe Dedman, and Luz Myles visiting Shreveport, Louisiana, where in 1912 their relative Thomas Miles, Sr., was lynched (2017). Photo: Rog Walker and Bee Walker for the Equal Justice Initiative. On Wednesday the Brooklyn Museum is opening a powerful new exhibition on the history of lynchings …

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Photo courtesy Caroline Woolard. Our latest New York Close Up release, “Caroline Woolard’s Floating Possibility,” was epic in many ways. Epic in time frame: We started shooting in the spring of 2016 and wrapped up editing in July 2017. Epic in locations: UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, various beaches in the Rockaways and Jamaica Bay, and the …

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Wrapped in a cool monotone facade and balanced out by natural touches of wood is a new boutique hotel that recently emerged in the heart of Tokyo’s Shibuya district. For those looking to take in the local culture of Shibuya, TRUNK (HOTEL) is the ideal location: slightly removed from the raucousness of Shibuya Station but …

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Student work. Image courtesy of the author. Social media is a phenomenon that is part of the very fiber of being a teenager today. Snapchat, Instagram and Tumblr are all ways in which students connect, converse and explore constructs of their own identity. Art, much like social media, allows for this same kind of communication …

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by Lindsey Davis | Jul 17, 2017 El Anatsui. Lines That Link Humanity (detail), 2008. Discarded aluminum and copper wire, (irregular); 18 x 25 ft. Gift of Barbara and Sam Wells. Courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art. This summer the North Carolina Museum of Art finished a six-month project, dedicating an entire wing to …

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In postwar Japan, numerous metal processing companies sprouted up in the port town of Yokohama. Their metal pipes, sheets, precision parts and torque hinges were the invisible backbones of industrial Japan, quietly but robustly supporting all types of industry. But metal isn’t only limited to industrial use. Its various properties, if harnessed properly, can be applied …

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John Pirozzi. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, 2014. From the traditional Southeast Asian melodies to the striking arrival of electric guitars, psychedelia, and go-go chicks grooving in discothèques, and the brutal military dictatorship that changed the whole nation, John Pirozzi’s compelling feature-length documentary remembers it all. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (2014) illustrates …

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Getting arrested is a scary experience in every country, but perhaps even more so in Japan, where the conviction rate is over 99%. Last month, the Japanese government passed a new anti-terror conspiracy law that has drawn controversy among Japanese citizens who feel it is a threat to civil liberties and privacy. Artist Megumi Igarashi …

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Courtesy of Stacey Abramson. Stacey Abramson joins us on the magazine as the second Educator-in-Residence for our July / August issue, “Inspired by a True Story.” The issue investigates the line separating truth and fiction in both contemporary art and documentary film projects. Abramson is herself a video artist, as well as a writer and visual …

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