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The Story Behind TIME’s ‘Beyond Walls’ Covers

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For this week’s cover story, TIME turned to Davide Monteleone to create a series of powerful black and white portraits that humanize the larger story of global migration. We were inspired by Monteleone’s personal project, “In the Russian East,” which was influenced by Richard Avedon’s renowned series, “In the American West.” Both photographers were inventive […]

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The Genre-Defying Sound of Maggie Rogers

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Maggie Rogers got her start the usual way for a 21st century star: the Internet. In 2016, a video captured producer Pharrell Williams tearing up in response to an original composition she played during a master class at New York University. The clip went viral, catapulting Rogers to fame and a record deal. Now, after […]

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‘We Are Still Here.’ The Power of Showing Authentic Black Lives

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Poet Morgan Parker’s latest collection, Magical Negro, is a riveting testimony to everyday blackness. The writer behind 2017’s acclaimed collection There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, which examined black womanhood and identity, now turns her attention to challenging black stereotypes. Her new collection of poetry explores how identities are constructed, not only through the […]

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How Reading Helped This Woman Process Her Grief

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The loss of a parent challenges most children, no matter their age. But when the parent is both beloved and deeply flawed, as Katharine Smyth’s father was, that grief can be difficult to parse. In All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf, Smyth turns to an unlikely source of solace after […]

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The Plankk launches mobile app providing fitness classes from influencers

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Leveraging years of building out white-labeled fitness applications for the health and wellness spokesmodels made Instagram famous, wellness startup, Plankk,  is now launching a digital app called The Plankk Studio where fans can take lessons from their favorite Instagram stars.  The company spent years building apps for the Instagram set, putting up 37 white-labeled applications which contained […]