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Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week
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Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week

First published in Poland in 2017 as Zgubiona dusza, the hardcover picture book originated from a private ceremony and a “little story” that Tokarczuk wrote for one person.

Barack Obama's speechwriter Cody Keenan to publish memoir set around the 2015 Charleston shootings
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Barack Obama's speechwriter Cody Keenan to publish memoir set around the 2015 Charleston shootings

The book’s title refers to a theme of Obama’s response to Charleston and to one of the most emotional moments of his presidency: his singing of 'Amazing Grace' during his eulogy at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for one of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

US Inauguration Day 2021: Amanda Gorman, youngest inaugural poet, to recite verses written after Capitol attack
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US Inauguration Day 2021: Amanda Gorman, youngest inaugural poet, to recite verses written after Capitol attack

At 22, Amanda Gorman joins a small group of poets who have been recruited to help mark a presidential inauguration, including Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, Elizabeth Alexander and Richard Blanco.

Combatting racism in US police, re-joining climate pact: Has Joe Biden promised more than he can deliver?
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Combatting racism in US police, re-joining climate pact: Has Joe Biden promised more than he can deliver?

On day one itself, Biden has promised to extend the pause on federal student loan payments, move to have the US rejoin the World Health Organization and Paris climate accord and ask Americans to commit to 100 days of mask-wearing

Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis upends 2020 election, but is a replay of 2016 on the cards?
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Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis upends 2020 election, but is a replay of 2016 on the cards?

Take a moment and think about how the race for president was placed in October 2016. And recognise the faint echoes of 2020.

A Promised Land, first volume of Barack Obama's memoir, to come out on 17 November
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A Promised Land, first volume of Barack Obama's memoir, to come out on 17 November

The 768-page book is the most anticipated presidential memoir in memory, as much or more because of the quality of the writing than for any possible revelations.

The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction
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The 'danger' of Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion's WAP: Critics are afraid of women's audacity to own their sexual satisfaction

WAP remains an important, and in some ways familiar, discussion about the appropriate path to women’s liberation.

John Lewis, towering figure of America's Civil Rights Movement, dies at 80
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John Lewis, towering figure of America's Civil Rights Movement, dies at 80

On the front lines of the bloody campaign to end Jim Crow laws, with blows to his body and a fractured skull to prove it, John Lewis was a valiant stalwart of the civil rights movement and the last surviving speaker at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

Can expressive prosthetic limbs change our perceptions towards disability?
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Can expressive prosthetic limbs change our perceptions towards disability?

The idea is that by transforming prostheses into accessories, expressive versions can help users make positive statements about themselves.

As Kanye West announces 2020 Presidential run, examining the global allure of the celebrity politician
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As Kanye West announces 2020 Presidential run, examining the global allure of the celebrity politician

The rise of such candidates is a sign of political decline of democracies and wider frustration with professional politicians who voters feel disillusioned and distant from.

Authors, intellectuals sign a letter backing worldwide anti-racism protests, lament rising intolerance
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Authors, intellectuals sign a letter backing worldwide anti-racism protests, lament rising intolerance

American linguist and activist Noam Chomsky, veteran women’s rights campaigner Gloria Steinem, authors JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie, and journalist Fareed Zakaria were among the signatories.

In Boys from Good Families, writer Usha KR's obsessive eye for detail undermines larger social themes
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In Boys from Good Families, writer Usha KR's obsessive eye for detail undermines larger social themes

In Boys from Good Families, Usha KR’s verbosity wrestles uncomfortably with her social and moral messaging, proving to be counterproductive in establishing the larger picture that often goes amiss.

WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency
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WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency

WADA produced a 46-page rebuttal to the ONDCP’s 19-page report, Witold urging Carroll to make the necessary corrections and deliver the updated version to Congress and to let him know when done.

Milton Glaser, groundbreaking graphic designer who created the 'I ❤ NY' logo, passes away at 91
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Milton Glaser, groundbreaking graphic designer who created the 'I ❤ NY' logo, passes away at 91

Milton Glaser's pictorial sense was so profound, and his designs so influential, that his works in later years were preserved by collectors and studied as fine art.

As initiatives kick off to address racism in fashion, will ideological differences diffuse their long-term effectiveness?
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As initiatives kick off to address racism in fashion, will ideological differences diffuse their long-term effectiveness?

The emergence of these disparate racial justice initiatives is both an acknowledgment of the perceived ineffectiveness of the CFDA and a response to the various ways in which racial inequities pervade the fashion industry.

In China's eastern Zhejiang province, a database to provide details of domestic violence for those getting married
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In China's eastern Zhejiang province, a database to provide details of domestic violence for those getting married

A survey conducted by the All-China Women’s Federation in 2011 showed that about 1 in 4 women had suffered beatings or verbal abuse or had their freedoms restricted by their partners.

United States threaten to pull funding to WADA unless anti-doping agency enacts serious reforms
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United States threaten to pull funding to WADA unless anti-doping agency enacts serious reforms

If WADA does not change its way of doing business the agency could soon find itself out of funding and out of business, warned Travis Tygart, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'
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In US, African-American protesters send out a powerful message of reform by dressing in their 'Sunday-best'

Almost every protest movement has its visual signifiers: images etched in the collective memory that crystallize the causes for which they were fought.