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  • A youth-driven Met fashion exhibit, for a changing world

    NEW YORK (AP) — “How do you define American fashion?” It was three years ago, and Andrew Bolton, the longtime curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was pondering that question.
  • Polish art show defies 'cancel culture' but some see racism

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exhibition at a Polish state museum that opened Friday features the works of provocative artists in what organizers describe as a celebration of free speech, and a challenge to political correctness and “cancel culture” on the political left.
  • Review: Sleek modern horror 'Candyman' has got quite a hook

    There's an urban legend that says if you repeat the name “Candyman” aloud five times in front of a mirror, you summon a hook-handed killer. After seeing Nia DaCosta's film of the same name, you'll never be tempted to do that. You might even not want anything sweet again. Heck, cancel Halloween.
  • New Orleans tourism industry worries as coronavirus rages

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a neighborhood bar and restaurant, but for two extended weekends every year, the “regulars” at Liuzza's by the Track include an overflow crowd of tourists grabbing drinks and settling in for meals on their way in and out of the nearby New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
  • Chuck Close, artist of monumental grids, dies at 81

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Close, a painter, photographer and printmaker best known for his monumental grid portraits and photo-based paintings of family and famous friends, has died. He was 81.
  • DaCosta, Peele dare a new generation to summon ‘Candyman’

    “Candyman” was always more than a surface level horror film. The 1992 film dealt with class, race and trauma. But almost 30 years later, a new version in theaters Aug. 27 reclaims and recenters the narrative around the Black experience.
  • Persephone, the robot guide, leads visitors in a Greek cave

    ALISTRATI, Greece (AP) — Persephone is a tour guide in Greece, but perhaps not the type people are used to.
  • Film bares disputes behind construction of 9/11 museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new film reveals and renews the tensions that went into creating the Sept. 11 museum beneath the memorial waterfalls and reflecting pool at the World Trade Center.
  • 'Lost Leonardo' unpeels the mysteries of the Salvator Mundi

    NEW YORK (AP) — We're accustomed to movies — usually adventures, like “Indiana Jones” — with lines that traverse the globe and pinball between global capitals, showing us where our characters are traveling. “The Lost Leonardo,” a documentary about the rediscovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting, begins with such a line. But its international stops, chronicling the painting's sales, are baffling leaps.
  • Shattered by blast, landmark Beirut museum tries to rebuild

    BEIRUT (AP) — The artist meticulously cuts small pieces of yellow and red glass, then lays them in a pattern to recreate the stained-glass windows that were the trademark of Beirut’s Sursock Museum, shattered in last year’s port explosion.

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