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Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon on Working to Decolonize the Art World

Amin Husain (crouching down in the center right) and Nitasha Dhillon (hold white papers in the center left) talking with a group of artists, activists, and locals before an action at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016. (photo Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)
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Elegant Portraits Highlight the Feathery Features of Leila Jeffreys’ Perfectly Posed Birds

“The Tweets.” All images © Leila Jeffreys, shared with permission

Those of us who’ve been party to an awkward family photoshoot or embarrassing school picture have reason to feel envious of the birds Leila Jeffreys (previously) photographs.

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BAM Administrative Workers Ratify Union Contract, a Hard-Won Victory

BAM employees and union members Kaitlyn Chandler (left) and Emily Searles (right) participating in the #ABetterBAM campaign earlier last year (images courtesy of BAM Union, Kaitlyn Chandler, and Emily Searles)

Administrative workers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have ratified their first union contract with a margin of over 90%.

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Shelters of People Experiencing Houselessness Are Photographed within Affluent Residences to Demonstrate Inequality

All images © Jana Sophia Nolle, shared with permission

Whether opulent or minimalist in style, the houses that Jana Sophia Nolle photographs are displays of wealth. Plush rugs cover hardwood, hardback editions line built-in bookshelves, and tall windows reach from floor to ceiling.

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Get Official Studio Ghibli Images for Your Desktop Wallpaper, Posters, and More

From Spirited Away (2001), dir. Hayao Miyazaki (all images courtesy Studio Ghibli)

World-revered Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has recently made hundreds of high-resolution images from its various films available to download. Going forward, the studio will be posting new monthly selections for people to peruse; the starting lineup features eight movies, mainly newer ones (none came out before the turn of the century).

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