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What to Do in New York This Memorial Day Weekend

Brooklyn Academy of Music DanceAfrica Festival 2019 In remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, the DanceAfrica festival and its artistic director, Abdel R. Salaam, have dedicated the performance portion of this year’s festival, running through Monday, to that African country. Gia Kourlas talked with …

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Virgil Abloh Has Designs on High Culture

CHICAGO — One morning last month, still reeling from a weekend stuffed with international traveling on a private jet and a D.J. gig at Coachella, the fashion designer Virgil Abloh strode into the whirring basement workshop here at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). A team of collaborators quickly surrounded …

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A Room Without Books Is Just Very Sad

LONDON — “This is really the money shot for this hotel,” said Philip Blackwell, gesturing at a marble fireplace, soft-lit lamps with printed shades, and books, books, books. He was showing off the library at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, for which Mr. Blackwell’s company Ultimate Library selected about …

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