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BY Cacy Forgenie

You know you're on the right path when FOX news blames your music for the failure of your community. That's what happened to LA rapper Kendrick Lamar after...

EXTENDED: The MET’s “China Through the Looking Glass” Exhibit
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EXTENDED: The MET’s “China Through the Looking Glass” Exhibit

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To date, over 350,000 visitors have ogled the breathtaking creations depicting China's influence on Western fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's China...

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Flavorpill Tipsheet: “Shadowshaper” Book Party, “Copenhagen Cycles”, Kandinsky

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GUIDE: Where to See Almost Every Jackson Pollock Painting in NYC

BY Sehba Mohammad

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BY Cacy Forgenie

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GO SEE: Shakespeare in The Parking Lot’s “Macbeth”
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BY Cacy Forgenie

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