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Art on the front lines of a changing Sudan | Arts and Culture

Khartoum, Sudan – On the exterior wall of Khartoum’s morgue, a peach-coloured building attached to a hospital, a spray-painted corpse-hand with green fingernails emerges from the ground. On one of the fingers is a tag with the word “missing” – a reminder of the 200 bodies that remain inside, most of them unidentified protesters shot during the 2019 revolution. The whiff of decomposing bodies lingers on the street, the result of persistent power cuts which cause the refrigerators inside to turn off daily. Next to the painting of the hand, the word “anger” is written in Arabic.

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‘Black Music Is the Blueprint, Yet We’re Consistently Erased From Our Own Culture’ (Guest Column)

This guest column was written by Tiffany Red, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has co-written hits for Jennifer Hudson, NCT, Jason Derulo, Zendaya and many others. She is also founder of the 100 Percenters, an organization that lobbies for more equitable pay for singers, songwriters, producers, and engineers.

Dear Music Industry:

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Sometimes I wonder where Black artists would be if the system was made for us too. I look at Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber album roll-outs and envision those seven-figure marketing budgets being the norm for Black artists. I daydream about a Black boy group

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‘Black Music Is the Blueprint, Yet We’re Erased From Our Own Culture’

This guest column was written by Tiffany Red, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who has co-written hits for Jennifer Hudson, NCT, Jason Derulo, Zendaya and many others. She is also founder of the 100 Percenters, an organization that lobbies for more equitable pay for singers, songwriters, producers, and engineers.

Dear Music Industry:

Sometimes I wonder where Black artists would be if the system was made for us too. I look at Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber album roll-outs and envision those seven-figure marketing budgets being the norm for Black artists. I daydream about a Black boy group with as much

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Pandemic snack attack: Rise of work-from-home culture driving snacking trend in Australia

Mondelez’s State of Snacking 2020 report was much focused on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the snacking industry, and for Australia in particular, an obvious positive upwards impact was observed on local consumers’ snacking behaviour as a result of more people working from home during lockdowns.

[We] surveyed over 500 people [and saw] more snacking for many Australians [and the] results [have shown] a significant change in eating habits brought about by the pandemic,”​ Mondelez Director of Strategy, Insights and Analytics Tom Kimpton told FoodNavigator-Asia​.

“Nine out of 10 (91{1a2a5022a52b7f44d3c003be9afa129e2349806f3225e736ca8b1c4309d27447}) of adults told us they are

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Mexico accuses mega fashion retailers of cultural appropriation | Arts and Culture News

Mexico says Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl have all used patterns distinctive to Mexico’s Indigenous communities and has requested each brand provide a ‘public explanation on what basis it could privatize collective property’.

Mexico has accused international fashion brands Zara, Anthropologie, and Patowl of cultural appropriation, saying they used patterns from Indigenous Mexican groups in their designs without any benefit to the communities.

Mexico’s Ministry of Culture said in a statement on Friday that it had sent letters signed by Mexico’s Culture Minister Alejandra Frausto to all three global companies, asking each for a “public explanation on what basis it could

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Gia Coppola’s Photography Is an Antidote to Online Culture

Semi Permanent and Highsnobiety are launching a two-day experiential hotel takeover bringing together global artists to present a vision for the future. Discover the exhibitions here.

A selection of Gia Coppola’s still life photography — on show as part of A Semi Permanent Hotel, presented by Highsnobiety, our two-day experiential takeover — is the continuation of a career-long exploration of “the extraordinary ordinary.”

A picture of a packet of cigarettes perched on a night stand and a lone chair on an empty stage, for example, echo the beauty in the mundane that we’ve come to expect from her oeuvre.

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