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Shutdown sojourn: Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workers

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Shutdown sojourn: Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workers

It may not put a meal on the table for furloughed federal employees, but some U.S. museums and symphonies are supplying food for the mind in free admission for workers affected by the longest partial…

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Dior rolls out sashes and suits for men – on a conveyor belt

Intricately structured suits came with wraparound satin sashes, and animal prints adorned jackets and clutch bags at Christian Dior’s menswear collection in Paris on Friday, worn by models gliding…

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Vuitton stages New York thriller for Jackson-inspired menswear

Louis Vuitton recreated a nocturnal New York cityscape to present designer Virgil Abloh’s latest Michael Jackson-inspired collection in Paris on Thursday.

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Netflix, local rival Hotstar to censor content in India – sources

Netflix Inc and home-grown rival Hotstar plan to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in an effort to prevent potential government censorship, sources…

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Ski chic on Berlin catwalk as Fashion Week kicks off

Comfy puffer jackets, brightly printed tops and sleek goggles gave Berlin a cool start to its fashion week late on Monday, with German brand Bogner mixing ski and clubbing for its latest looks.

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Braille technology firm builds ‘Kindle for the blind’

A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes.

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All the rage: Beijingers vent their stress in ‘anger room’

It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and…

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Meet the Ugandan entrepreneur peddling bamboo bikes

At a workshop in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, Noordin Kasoma measured and cut a length of bamboo. Within a few days, the 24 inch piece of grass would be transformed into the frame of a bicycle.

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Dior switches Paris catwalk date to avoid ‘yellow vest’ protests

Christian Dior is bringing forward its men’s fashion show in Paris to avoid “yellow vest” protesters who have fought police, torched cars and smashed up shops over recent weekends, a source familiar…

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Lady Gaga goes old-school on color-filled Golden Globes red carpet

Bright colors were back on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, with pop superstar Lady Gaga, dressed in lavender, leading a trend for old school glamor.

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