Christel Deskins

How These Top Creatives are Coping with COVID-19

Sir David Adjaye

Accra, Ghana

The pandemic happened to co-incide with the one-year anniversary of my return home to Accra. In many ways, being here in the midst of this global crisis has furthered my process of rediscovery into Ghana’s past and its narratives—both biographical and national—that have inspired my work on the continent and abroad. I chose to take this photograph in Black Star Square because it is not just a symbol or historical ode to the past but a beacon that will speak to a vibrant future as Accra’s infrastructure and cultural fabric continue to evolve.”

<div class="caption"> Emily Ward, Los Angeles </div> <cite class="credit">Carmen-Jean Cluttey</cite>

Emily Ward, Los Angeles

Carmen-Jean Cluttey

Emily Ward

Los Angeles

“My family and I have embraced the chaos of what has become our makeshift playroom, off the kitchen. This pandemic has reminded me that there is nothing more beautiful than function—messy, lived-in, realistic function.”

<div class="caption"> David Cafiero, Manhattan </div> <cite class="credit">Matthew Sandager</cite>

David Cafiero, Manhattan

Matthew Sandager

David Cafiero

Manhattan

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A 21st-Century Working Girl

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LONDON — She may be a young British blonde with a glam job in media, questionable coworkers and a natural writer — but she’s no Bridget Jones. She’s Margot Jones, fashion editor at the fictional magazine Haute, and she’s got a lot more on her mind than weight loss, chardonnay and unrequited love.

Jones is heavily pregnant, and not sure whether she can trust the young woman who’ll be her maternity leave replacement, the insecure and ambitious Maggie Beecher. To add to her woes, Jones’ best friend has just lost a longed-for baby and, inexplicably, refuses to return her calls and texts.

Unlike Bridget, who never held back, Margot also harbors a few guilty secrets.

The two rivals — Margot and Maggie — are the central characters in Harriet Walker’s debut novel, “The New Girl,” (Hodder & Stoughton) a pacy, suspenseful read that

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The science behind why everyone is angry on Twitter on Mondays

The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults?

Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no.” We found angry tweet counts actually increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased.

We also found the incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays, and perhaps unsurprisingly, angry Twitter posts are most prevalent after big news events such as a leadership spill.

This is the first study to compare patterns of assault and social media anger with temperature. Given anger spreads through online communities faster than any other emotion, the findings have broad implications – especially under climate change.

[Read: Twitter wants to let you react with emoji — but why?]

A caricature of US President Donald Trump, who’s been known to fire off an angry tweet. Shutterstock
A caricature of US President Donald Trump, who’s
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After pushback from professors, Georgia university system will require masks after all

The University System of Georgia will now require face masks on campus as schools plan to welcome back students this fall.

As COVID-19 cases continue to trend in the wrong direction, the USG says it will require students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a face covering inside campus buildings. Mask use will be in addition to, and not a substitute for safe social distancing, the system said Monday.

“Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area,” according to a news release. “Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff or students.”

The new policy takes effect July 15, and excludes areas such as dorm rooms, enclosed offices and suites.

The move comes amid mounting pushback from hundreds of Georgia Tech professors, who, in a strongly worded letter,

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities pushed back Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall, with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filing a lawsuit to try to block it, and others promising to work with students to keep them on campus.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notified colleges Monday that international students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall. New visas will not be issued to students at those schools, and others at universities offering a mix of online and in-person classes will be barred from taking all of their classes online.

The guidance says international students won’t be exempt even if an outbreak forces their schools online during the fall term.

In a statement, the U.S. State

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Inside the Internet Hate Machine

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D uring the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech raising alarm about Donald Trump’s association with the “alt-right.” In Clinton’s telling, conspiracy theories and rank bigotry from “the dark, far reaches of the Internet” fueled Trump’s rise. But if Clinton correctly identified a new political movement growing on the fringes of the Web, she misidentified Breitbart and Alex Jones as its ringleaders. In the strange world of 4chan and “weird Twitter,” the anonymous posters who took credit for memeing Trump to the presidency call the shots.

Since 2016, academics and journalists have offered alternatives to Clinton’s simplistic characterization of these online communities. It’s no easy task: Cloaked in layers of irony and self-reference, they elude conventional analysis. The operating principle in the hodgepodge of gamers, anime fans, and reactionary ideologues that makes up the online far right is a love of chaos, as Angela Nagle

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Will Smith, Princess Diana & Ferrari Pics Among Lineup For Unprecedented Online Event

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The unprecedented Cannes virtual market is underway and there are a surprisingly large number of pre-sale titles on offer.

Big-canvas projects such as Will Smith starrer Emancipation and Michael Mann movie Ferrari will be on sale alongside action-thrillers like Gerard Butler movie Kandahar and Nick Jonas title The Blacksmith, adventure pics like Arthur The King, dramas such as James Gray’s starry Armageddon Time and genre fare like Elisabeth Moss movie Run Rabbit Run. There are a handful of intriguing prospects still to be announced and we’re also seeing recent deals being revealed for Cannes Official Selection movies.

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The large volume of pre-sale titles seems counter-intuitive amid coronavirus uncertainty and has taken many by surprise but the pandemic has meant talent have had time to read material and with schedules in flux, there may be opportunities for more

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An Inside Look at the US Fintech Company With Its Finger on the Pulse of Gen Z

It is 6:45 a.m. on an unusually warm late spring morning in the tony Lowry Hill neighborhood of West Minneapolis, and Charlie Youakim is already awake, sitting on his porch and sipping a frothy cold brew coffee. The blue light beaming off his laptop bathes his face as the first rays of sunlight manage to sneak past the horizon, around the surrounding structures and over his shoulder.

It was quite a stunning sight as a collage of orange, yellow and blue light basked Youakim in an effulgent, golden hue. An image of King Midas—the figure in Greek mythology known for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold—rushed into my head; I wished I had brought a decent camera; it would have been the perfect way to capture the man who some say has the ‘golden touch’ when it comes to tapping into and channeling the young consumer mindset.… Read More

How to get out of debt advice, according to an expert

Photo credit: Chainarong Prasertthai - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chainarong Prasertthai – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Asking yourself the question ‘How do I get out of debt?’ can feel akin to walking on a tightrope, blindfolded, while balancing a piano on your back… seemingly impossible.

It’s a feeling many of us might recognise, as research from the Young Women’s Trust shows over a third of females aged 18 to 30 are in debt, with 40% of us struggling to make our money last until payday. You can get support and advice from your bank but help can also be found from those who have been there and (not) bought the T-shirt.

Clare Seal, the woman behind Instagram account @myfrugalyear, has become an inadvertent financial guru after finding herself £27,000 in debt. Here’s her debt advice for making the first moves.

Analyse your spending habits

Budgets aren’t all about deprivation and saying no. “Now, I see them as

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How To Embroider Like A Stitching Pro, According To An Expert

Now more than four months into quarantine, you’ve likely tried many at-home activities, from learning how to tie-dye to working out to your mom’s old Jane Fonda tapes (if only for the ‘80s fashion inspiration). The latest one having a moment? Embroidery. 

This isn’t the first time that the art of stitching has seen a rise in popularity. Following Donald Trump’s win in 2016, a feminist stitching movement commenced, with women like Diana Weymar — an artist from British Columbia, who founded the Tiny Pricks Project to keep physical records of the ludicrous things that the President says and tweets — Shanon Downey — a Chicago-based needleworker of embroidery website Badass Cross Stitch — and more putting needle to fabric to air grievances and make their positions known.

It makes sense, not only is it extremely cathartic to jab at fabric with a needle a couple thousand times when angry

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