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Paris Hilton is LACMA’s newest patron for digital art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a new patron: Paris Hilton. The Hilton hotel heiress, media personality, DJ and businesswoman has gifted the museum an acquisition fund for acquiring digital works by women artists, the museum announced on Thursday.In conjunction with the gift, the museum has also acquired two new digital works for its permanent...

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How a New York Street Racer Became Queen of the Legendary Ruff Ryders Bike Team

“It was weird because there was no color lines,” says Craz. “We were Black. There was Spanish. Jason and Jeremy were white.” But they all shared one thing: a symbiotic relationship to adrenaline. The speed gene. They were stunt riders. Wheelie zealots who morphed death wishes into MPH. People for whom the bike was an extension of self,...

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How to watch the 2022 Tony Awards on the West Coast

The last two years on Broadway have been marked by suffering and triumph. Sickness, closures, cancellations, lost wages and lost livelihoods have given way to a fragile recovery fueled by a remarkable resilience of spirit — and the heroic efforts of understudies and swings who stepped in time and again when leads fell ill. Despite seemingly insurmountable setbacks,...

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Sanford Biggers creates a large-scale sculpture for OCMA opening

When the Orange County Museum of Art opens to the public on Oct. 8, a large-scale work by Sanford Biggers will greet visitors atop the museum’s sculpture terrace. The site-specific piece — a 24-foot-wide, 16-foot-tall steel and aluminum sculpture — is a new commission from OCMA. The institution will also honor the artist at its Oct. 1 gala,...

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How to turn lawns into drought-tolerant backyards for kids

Landscape designer Paul Robbins had more than water conservation in mind when he removed the muddy turf and bamboo behind his Pasadena rental and created a welcoming, low-water landscape.“Our garden is very family-friendly,” says Robbins, gesturing toward the Victorian box tree where his 5-year-old daughter Zara likes to swing. Next to it, a butterfly chair is strategically placed...

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79 Best Gifts for Dad in 2022: Infallible Gift Ideas for Dads (and Dad-Types)

So, you need to find some great gifts for dad—or at least someone dad-like in your life. Maybe it's Valentine's Day, Father's Day, his birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, or an anniversary. Or perhaps, for no particular reason other than because he's a solid dad? But there's also a lot of Internet out there, and digging around for just the...

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Watch the First Movie Ever Streamed on the Net: Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq1PV8JcstAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq1PV8JcstA When the World Wide Web made its public debut in the early nineteen-nineties, it fascinated many and struck some as revolutionary, but the idea of watching a film online would still have sounded like sheer fantasy. Yet on May 23rd, 1993, reported the New York Times‘ John Markoff, “a small audience scattered among a few dozen computer laboratories...

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Iconic Fighting Game Sequels : street fighter 6

Capcom announced its newest upcoming fighting game, 'Street Fighter 6.' The game is being developed in Capcom's proprietary 'RE Engine,' which is a notable change seeing as Street Fighter 5 was developed in Epic Games' 'Unreal Engine 4.' The RE Engine allows more freedom for Capcom to truly express itself with each character as it has full control...

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The History of the Byzantine Empire (or East Roman Empire): An Animated Timeline Covering 1,100 Years of History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhNM4RkNsH0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhNM4RkNsH0 The history of Rome is, more or less, the history of the modern world. But the Roman world seemed to shrink during the Neoclassical period, an Enlightenment-era movement to purify the arts. Where Rome once encompassed a global empire, it began to inhabit a narrow range of ideas, imposed by humanist scholars, French Jacobins, bourgeois revolutionaries in the...

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App-Powered Mobile Controllers : kishi v2

Razer announced its next mobile phone controller built for gamers, the Kishi V2. This is an upgraded version of the brand's previous Kishi controller that brings a number of premium enhancements.The Kishi V2 connects to a mobile phone via USB-C and is customizable through the Razer Nexus App, available on mobile app stores. This app allows for versatility...

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