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Russian Artist Crafts Elaborate Baroque Paper Wigs

Asuya Kozvin is a Russian paper artist, who makes elaborate paper wigs in her latest art project. She explores a classical theme and brings it to life through the creative medium of paper. Her artwork does not strive to be a realistic impression of the historical accessory, but a fun way for people to renew their fascination for the styles of that era.

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With references to the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, Beyoncé’s show at the Super Bowl might be the most radical political statement from the superstar in her 20-year career. So much blackness in this. So, so much. And no apologies for any of it. Thank you! #Love it!

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13 leaders aiming to increase African Americans in tech

In Silicon Valley, they call it the 2% problem.

African Americans make up a tiny fraction of the overwhelmingly white and Asian male workforces of major technology companies, the ranks of aspiring entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who control the spigot of money and access.

Silicon Valley is taking steps to offer more opportunities to underrepresented minorities in the nation’s fastest-growing, highest-paying industry. But no one is working harder to tear down barriers for African Americans than a growing cadre of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and advocates pioneering a range of innovative efforts, from teaching kids of color how to code to preparing African American and Latino engineers for jobs in Silicon Valley… [+]

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C: I really do feel isolated as an African-American woman. Everything about our culture is being stolen and it feels like we have nothing anymore. Caribbeans, Africans, etc have their own culture and know who they are but we, as African Americans, can’t have anything to ourselves because it’s all taken from us constantly and it kind of makes me sad because the things that make us unique is stolen constantly.

Even seapunk’s origin story is organic, reflects our times, and (most importantly) is easily stupid enough to warrant a torrent of jokes. Someone saw a dream about a leather jacket with barnacles instead of studs and tweeted it, shit went viral – and boom! Online joke becomes a meme, and meme becomes a subculture, complete with aesthetics that look like a tornado picked up the entire Burning Man festival and dropped it in the cartoon ocean part of Oz.

They’re a fucking meme come to life! Plus, no one seems to be certain about whether this is an elaborate joke or an actual thing that exists. Suck on those irony levels, veterans of the hipster scene.

5 Insane Subcultures For Our Generation To Obsess Over

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The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks - Robin Bulleri

Imagine something small enough to float on a particle of dust that holds the keys to understanding cancer, virology, and genetics. Luckily for us, such a thing exists in the form of trillions upon trillions of human, lab-grown cells called HeLa. But where did we get these cells? Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries.

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海蔵寺の菖蒲 (Iris at Kaizoji Temple) by Yasunobu Ikeda

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US students head to Germany for free degrees - BBC News

“While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike. BBC’s Franz Strasser looks at the increasing number of Americans who are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees.”

First they called it “white marriage”. Now it’s “black coupling.” But no matter how Iranian officials choose to label the growing trend of young unmarried couples living together, it’s becoming more and more common.

A look at why young Iranian couples are choosing to live together unmarried despite going against the law.

Iranian Couples Are Increasingly Living Together Outside of Marriage