Knitting photo wins Wellcome Photography Prize

image sourceJameisha Prescod

A self-portrait by Jameisha Prescod is one of the winners of this year’s Wellcome Photography Prize.

The photograph, entitled Untangling, was taken in her London home during the forced isolation of lockdown.

“It’s where I work a full-time job, eat, sleep, catch up with friends and, most importantly, cry,” says Prescod, of her home.

As an escape, Prescod turned to knitting during the pandemic, which she says helps to soothe her mind. It may not be a cure, but it does at least “put everything else on pause” for a while, explains Prescod.

“It’s really hard

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Florida man brutally beaten, put in a coma after asking neighbors to lower music

A Florida man was reportedly beaten to a pulp and rendered unrecognizable to his family when he asked his neighbors to turn down their loud music.

Frank Penkava, 42, of Hollywood, was placed in a medically induced coma at Memorial Regional Hospital with multiple fractures in his face after the brutal beatdown on June 14, NBC Miami reported.

On Tuesday, he remained hospitalized as doctors wait for him to stabilize before they can operate, according to WPLG.

“My son has a little boy. He is going to be 4 years old — he is beautiful and he may never know

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AZ Factory Will Cap Off Paris Fashion Week With a Show Celebrating Alber Elbaz

When Alber Elbaz died in April, fashion lost not only one of its most celebrated designers but one of its best cheerleaders. Elbaz was a glue between designers, retailers, and fans, often appearing in the front rows of other brands’ shows and offering words of wisdom to anyone who crossed his path. His runway shows, too, were some of fashion’s most fun, with good music, snacks, and revelry replacing the froideur that can permeate other events. At Paris Fashion Week this September, Elbaz’s label AZ Factory will commemorate his spirit with a runway show in his honor called “Love Brings

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She Was Music’s Greatest Teacher. And Much More.

For several months in 1916, the sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger stayed together at the Villa Medici in Rome. A residency at the villa was typically awarded to the winner of the Prix de Rome, a major competition for French composers; Lili had won in 1913, but an earlier visit to Italy had been interrupted by the outbreak of World War I.

When the sisters arrived, the villa was mostly empty because of the war, and they quickly got to work. Each was trying to finish an opera, and they found solace and inspiration in each other’s creativity. It was

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Sharon Stone Bringing High-Low Dressing to the Red Carpet

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Mixing high-end labels with pieces you can easily (and relatively affordably) buy at a mall or online is a pretty common narrative in celebrity dressing nowadays. But that wasn’t always the case. Sharon Stone was early on this train — though, the first time it happened, it was by accident. 

Famously, the actor mixed designer separates

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Healthy Lifestyle Limits Lupus Risk

Adherence to a healthy lifestyle contributed to lowering the risk for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study found.

In a multivariable analysis, a higher Healthy Lifestyle Index Score (HLIS) was associated with a decreased likelihood for developing SLE, with a hazard ratio of 0.81 (95% CI 0.71-0.94, P=0.004) per unit increase, according to May Y. Choi, MD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues.

A higher HLIS also was linked with a lower risk for having the severe subtype of SLE in which patients are seropositive for anti-double-stranded

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