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'Not Broken But Simply Unfinished': Poet Amanda Gorman Calls For A Better America

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| The 22-year-old composed a poem, "The Hill We Climb," that acknowledges the recent insurrection attempt, but turns resolutely toward hope. "The new dawn blooms," she writes.

Seesaws Built On U.S. Border Wall Win Prestigious Design Prize

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"We are hopeful for change and that we start building more bridges instead of walls," says Ronald Rael, one of the designers of the project.

Pierre Cardin: French Fashion Designer Dies At 98

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The son of Italian immigrants worked with luminaries such as Jean Cocteau and Christian Dior before launching his own line.

Sen. Mike Lee Blocks Legislation For Latino, Women's Museums

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In a move that infuriated supporters of museums to be dedicated to Latinos and women on the National Mall, the Republican senator blocked legislation Thursday that would lead to the creation of both.

Oxford's Defining Words Of 2020: 'Blursday,' 'Systemic Racism' And Yes, 'Pandemic'

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Too much happened in 2020 for Oxford Languages to choose a single word of the year. So they opted for dozens.

Doomscrolling On A Staycation? Here Are The OED's 'Words Of An Unprecedented Year'

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The lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary couldn't sum up the year in just one word — so they went with a whole list instead.

In 'Bad Hair,' The Mane Rebels

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Justin Simien's horror-comedy gets tangled in its own mythmaking, but as an '80s workplace comedy period piece, it's spot-on.

Amidst Global Troubles, MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners 'Provoke And Inspire'

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This year's MacArthur Fellows — recipients of what's commonly called the Genius Grant — include artists, scientists, dancers and more. They'll each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 award.

Mellon Foundation Pledges $250 Million To Rethink Nation's Monuments

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The new project will fund efforts to create new monuments, as well as contextualize or relocate existing ones, to tell a "more inclusive story of our history."