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‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

“The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront, combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Mr. Coogler, the director, told The Hollywood Reporter. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new, which I think all audiences ...

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London Fashion Week Goes Over the Rainbow

But even with a collection called “Time,” Mr. Bailey’s swan song wasn’t a retrospective. “I didn’t want this collection to be some maudlin sad thing,” he said. “I wanted it to be optimistic but talking about the past as well.” (There’s that word again, “optimistic” — one that crops up when optimism is needed, rather than in ample supply.) It’s ...

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Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

The Russians allowed to participate in South Korea were subjected to what Olympics officials described as a rigorous testing regimen , and have found themselves under scrutiny from testers as the event has progressed. “On the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances might have been used, but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of the ...

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A Museum Bridges the Divide Between Two Bordeaux

The few wine museums I have visited around the world have never quite fired the imagination. The more ambitious the museum, the more transparently promotional it is for a particular region, a certain producer or the benefits of wine. The most successful have been the most local, which have simply presented artifacts without forced narratives. But La Cité consciously avoids ...

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Pakistan Serial Killer Sentenced to Death for Murder and Rape of Girl, 7

Photo A vigil last month in Islamabad, Pakistan, for Zainab Amin, a 7-year-old girl who was raped and murdered. Her killer was sentenced to death on Saturday. Credit Faisal Mahmood/Reuters ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An antiterrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday sentenced to death a 24-year-old man for the murder and rape of a girl, 7, in a case that caused ...

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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, said the indictment laid bare how effectively Facebook could be turned against the country. Photo Russians used inflammatory posts and ads on Facebook ahead of the 2016 election. “Facebook built incredibly effective tools which let Russia profile citizens here in the U.S. and figure out how to manipulate ...

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Man Crashes Truck Into New Jersey Planned Parenthood, Injuring 3, Police Say

A man crashed a stolen bakery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in East Orange, N.J., this week, injuring a pregnant woman and two others, the authorities said. The suspect, Marckles Alcius, 31, who had a last known address in Lowell, Mass., was charged with attempting to cause widespread injury or damage, aggravated assault, theft and other counts. Photo Marckles ...

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Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

This is the subject of Ryan Coogler’s third feature film — after “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” (2015) — and when glimpses of the work first appeared last June, the response was frenzied. The trailer teaser — not even the full trailer — racked up 89 million views in 24 hours. On Jan. 10, 2018, after tickets were made available for ...

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Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters, Stages His Own Comeback

If this combination of details makes you wistful — a freewheeling Williamsburg, weird roommates in unsanctioned living spaces, post-9/11 avant-garde escapism — chances are that you danced to a Scissor Sisters song, or even saw Mr. Shears perform one in a thong. Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A Kiki – Instructional Video Video by scissorsisterstv Beginning with its 2004 self-titled ...

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Yuzuru Hanyu Writes Another Chapter in Figure Skating Legend

In the end, the injury “could be the best thing that ever happened” for Hanyu, said Jackie Wong, a prominent blogger from New York who is a former skater and skating judge and who is covering the Olympics. “He wasn’t going for unnecessary difficulty.” Hanyu disregarded any talk about being the greatest ever in his sport, saying, “I’m not the ...

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