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Who’s Succeeding Against the Coronavirus and Why
Four months after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global health emergency, countries around the world have seen vastly different results from their efforts to fight the pandemic.
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Trump Has Narrow Lead Over Biden in Key Swing State of Iowa: Poll
Fifty percent of registered voters in the state said they'd vote for Trump, compared with 44 percent for Biden.
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Lawmaker resigns after kissing girlfriend’s breast in virtual session
A married Argentinian MP has resigned after cavorting with his girlfriend during a virtual session of congress — pulling down her top to kiss her newly enhanced breast. Juan Emilio Ameri, 47, shocked fellow lawmakers by sitting through parts of the on-camera session being played on a giant screen in parliament with a woman on...
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Sharks May Start Feasting on Hundreds of Dead Whales in Mass Stranding Off Tasmania, Authorities Warn
Since Monday, over 450 long-finned pilot whales have been stranded on the shores of Macquarie Harbor in Australia.
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Princess Eugenie is pregnant, expecting first child with husband Jack Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child.
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Coronavirus updates: US deaths projected to almost double by Jan. 1; Trump's Virginia rally is 'public health risk,' official warns
Virginia health official calls Trump's rally a "severe public health threat." An estimate puts the US death toll at 371,500 by Jan. 1. Latest COVID-19 news.        
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Charles Barkley: Breonna Taylor shouldn’t be ‘lumped in’ with George Floyd
Former pro basketball player and NBA analyst Charles Barkley was blasted on social media after he defended the Louisville police — insisting that the shooting of Breonna Taylor shouldn’t be “lumped in” with other high-profile shootings of unarmed black people. On the TNT pregame show for the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets game four...
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Listen to Episode 38 of ‘Blue Rush’: Can Devonta Freeman Help Giants? feat. Dave Tollefson
The Giants look to get in the winning column when they return home to take on the defending NFC champions. The Giants are getting the 49ers at the perfect time, with several crucial players out Sunday, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The Giants come in with injuries of their own and a new running back to...
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Supreme Court Pick and First Debate Loom in Days Ahead
A hugely consequential stretch of the presidential race is about to begin. In Arizona, Democratic candidates are polling strongly. Here’s the latest.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: Justice to Lie in State at the Capitol
Justice Ginsburg will be honored in a ceremony Friday morning and will lie in state in Statuary Hall, the first woman to be given that honor.
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Happy 20th anniversary to Vince Carter putting Frédéric Weis on poster at 2000 Olympics
It's the 20th anniversary of Vince Carter's famous dunk at the 2000 Sydney Olympics — and one Frédéric Weis of France may want to forget.        
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Man who lost arm in texting-while-driving crash releases video as a warning to others
Sussex, U.K., police are using the footage as a warning to others.
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Newly released body camera video shows moments after Breonna Taylor shooting
The city of Louisville saw a second night of unrest over the decision not to charge police officers directly in the death of Breonna Taylor. Police arrested at least 24 people Thursday night. Body camera footage released by an attorney for one of the officers involved in the March incident shows the moments just after the shooting. Jericka Duncan reports.
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College Football Playoff Week 4 impact games include three key SEC matchups
No. 6 Florida at Mississippi, Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn and Mississippi State at No. 5 LSU among five matchups in Week 4 that could shake up Top 25.        
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‘Fargo’s Weirdest, Wildest, and Best Names, Ranked
From Hanzee Dent to Lorne Malvo, Noah Hawley is the king of eccentric names.
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What could cost Angels more than Albert Pujols or Anthony Rendon? Leaving Anaheim
If the Angels leave Anaheim, it could include a $100 million to $300 million penalty, according to a commitment agreement the City Council will review Tuesday.
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High-low: The priciest and cheapest homes in Pasadena
Here's a look at the priciest and cheapest homes in Pasadena.
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10 delicious food movies
Cakes, from Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles. | IFC A feast of comedies, dramas, documentaries, and more to stream at home. With the arrival of autumn comes a turn toward new culinary adventures — fall produce, warm foods, the inescapability of pumpkin spice, roasty pans of vegetables and meat that remind us of the colder weather coming up. Fall is for feasting, however you can. Of course, cinema has set feasts on screen for a long, long time, using food to evoke desire, love, loneliness, bounty, joy, and a lot more. One such movie coming out this week is Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, a simple documentary about celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi who, in 2018, was tasked by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to create fantastical cakes for the opening reception of its special exhibition on Versailles. Ottolenghi elected to tap chefs from around the world to help, and the results were, indeed, fantastical; the film shows the great variety of creative pastry-making methods around the globe, and it reflects on the excess that an event like the Met’s reception entails.It’s worth a watch if you like seeing people make outlandishly luxurious cakes, and it will be playing in select theaters and various on-demand services like iTunes and Amazon (more details at the film’s website). And there are many more movies to take in if you’re craving a little cinematic confectionery or a grand banquet. Here are 10 great films you can stream about feasts, food, family, and what cooking and eating teach us about being human. For a tale of feasts overcoming ascetic grimness ... Try Babette’s Feast (1987) Based on a story by Isak Dinesen, Babette’s Feast is about a sect of austere, severe religious people living on a remote Denmark coast in the 19th century. They are led by the elderly daughters of the sect’s founder, they view pleasures as a distraction from God, and they eat only bland food. But their lives are upended when Babette (Stéphane Audran) shows up at the women’s home, seeking refuge from violence in her native Paris. They’re suspicious of her. But she offers to work for free, and stays with them for 14 years, gaining their trust. One day, she wins the lottery, and instead of using the money to finally go back home, she uses it to prepare a lavish feast in honor of the sect’s founder. And that feast — both in the story and as an on-screen repast — becomes legendary. How to watch it: Babette’s Feast is streaming for subscribers on HBO Max. It’s also available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes and Amazon. If you want a comedy with heart and a pitch-perfect ending ... Watch Big Night (1996) Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub (need I say more?) play brothers, Italian immigrants to the US, who open a restaurant that is suffering for business because their customers’ tastes lean more toward Italian-American food. Vexed and facing a shutdown, they reach out to a friend who arranges for a famous jazz singer to attend a fancy dinner at the restaurant and thereby drum up business. They prepare a sumptuous meal and invite their friends but, of course, nothing goes as planned. Tucci co-wrote and co-directed Big Night with Campbell Scott, and it’s wonderful: A bittersweet movie about a feast that is, itself, a feast. How to watch it: Big Night is available to stream for Amazon Prime subscribers and for free (with ads) on Pluto. It’s also available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play. For a satisfying portrait of one of the greatest food critics of all time ... See City of Gold (2016) City of Gold, about the late and beloved Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold, is among the best food documentaries ever made, largely because it isn’t just about food; it’s about loving a place through being a critic. Directed by Laura Gabbert (who also directed Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles), the film follows Gold as he drives his green pickup truck through LA, eating at a handful of hole-in-the-wall strip mall restaurants that most people just blithely sail past, talking about his career and his approach to his work. It’s an illuminating portrait not just of a writer but of a city, and it’s a kind of master class in how good critics think, work, and live. How to watch it: City of Gold is available to stream on Amazon Prime for subscribers with the IFC add-on subscription. It’s also available to digitally rent or purchase from iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, or Vudu. For an experimental doc-fiction hybrid with a philosophical edge ... Watch Feast of the Epiphany (2018) Feast of the Epiphany is the most experimental and daring of the films on this list, and one that will haunt you after it’s over. The first half is a scripted, fictional drama set in a New York apartment at an Epiphany dinner (celebrated by some Christians on January 6, traditionally the day the Magi arrived at the stable where the infant Jesus lay in a manger). The second half is a documentary centering on Roxbury Farms in upstate New York, where a team of farmers raise food and live off the land. Directed by Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Farihah Zaman, it’s a diptych in which the two halves echo and mirror one another implicitly, and make us think about the role that food plays in our lives — both as social beings and creatures of the earth. How to watch it: Feast of the Epiphany is available to digitally rent on Vimeo. For a modest drama about capitalism, male friendship, and baking ...Watch First Cow (2020) Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow is set in a 19th-century frontier settlement somewhere in Oregon, near the Columbia River, populated by people who are living in tiny houses and trying to scratch out a living in the New World, as well as the First Nations people who’ve been there for generations. Into that settlement, a cow arrives, setting off a chain of events that are both momentous and small. But the film is about much more than just that. First Cow is also a gentle (and gently devastating) tale about male friendship, about finding someone to share your aspirations and dreams with, and, most deliciously, about cooking. (Don’t be surprised if you have a craving for blueberry clafoutis when it’s done.) And it’s also about the kinds of constructed hierarchies — based on factors like race, class, money, and firepower — that seem to be imposed on the world wherever new civilizations pop up. How to watch it: First Cow is available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, or Google Play. For a side of family drama along with a portrait of an artist whose medium is raw fish ...Watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) An entire documentary about sushi? Well, not exactly. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (made by the same team behind Netflix’s Chef’s Table series) is a gentle, meditative, and entrancing portrait of Jiro Ono, considered possibly the greatest sushi chef in the world. He’s been making sushi for a long time in his small, exquisite restaurant, which is inside a subway station in Tokyo. It’s a story of true dedication to art, as well as the pressure his sons feel to follow in their father’s footsteps. Order some tuna rolls beforehand and make an evening of it. How to watch it: Jiro Dreams of Sushi is available to stream (with ads) on Tubi. It’s also available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, or Vudu. A time-spanning tale of learning to cook and trying to love ...Try Julie & Julia (2009) Meryl Streep as Julia Child may go down as one of the best casting choices of the century, but the entirety of Julie & Julia — written and directed by Nora Ephron — is just as delightful. Amy Adams plays Julie Powell (on whose memoir the movie is based), who in 2002 has a stressful job answering phone calls about plans to rebuild the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terror attacks. She begins cooking (and blogging) through Julia Child’s classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, much to the amusement of her supportive husband (Chris Messina). The film cuts between 2002 and the 1950s, when Child and her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci) are in France, and Child is just learning to cook. The result is a movie about marriage, love, and the healing power of food, and its feeling runs deeper than its chipper exterior initially suggests. How to watch it: Julie & Julia is streaming for free (with ads) on Amazon and for subscribers on Hulu with the Showtime add-on subscription. It’s also available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. If you’re looking for an unpretentious, outside-the-box romance, try ... The Lunchbox (2013) The Lunchbox is a gentle romance between two people who communicate through food. Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is trying to rekindle her husband’s love for her by sending him sumptuous lunches at work. When the courier screws up, Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan) becomes the accidental recipient of one of these meals and starts to wonder about the cook behind it. When they both realize the mistake, they start sending small notes to one another, and a friendship that fills both their lonely hearts begins to blossom. Not only is The Lunchbox a sweet film, but it’s a delicious one; be sure to have your favorite biryani or saag paneer on hand, or your stomach will be growling. How to watch it: The Lunchbox is available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. For a kinky, brilliant reminder of food’s place in our domestic lives ... Watch Phantom Thread (2017) Phantom Thread masquerades as a film about fashion, but everybody who’s seen it knows it’s really about food. That’s clear from the start: The central romance’s meet-cute occurs in a hotel restaurant, in which Daniel Day-Lewis (playing finicky couture designer Reynolds Woodcock) orders a legendary meal of “Welsh rabbit with a poached egg, bacon, scones, butter, cream, jam, a pot of lapsang souchong tea. And some sausages.” And once you’ve seen the movie, you’ll never look at a mushroom omelet the same way again. How to watch it: Phantom Thread is available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. For a family-friendly reminder that cooking is an art ... Watch Ratatouille (2007) Ratatouille is the tale of Remy the Rat, who wants to be a chef but is, well, a rat. Yet through a series of unlikely events, he becomes a chef in the kitchen of an upscale Paris restaurant. As much a reminder of the power of criticism as the power of art, Ratatouille boasts some memorable meals, and an indelible scene in which Remy — trying to coax his fellow rats into actually tasting their food — experiences a true fantasia of flavor, rendered in visual form. It’s a delight to return to again and again. How to watch it: Ratatouille is available for subscribers to stream on Disney+. It’s also available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, or Vudu. 5 more movies to please your palate and whet your appetite ... Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009), available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, or Vudu. Read Roger Ebert’s review. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), available to stream (with ads) on Pluto, or digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, or Vudu. Listen to the episode of the Blank Check podcast on the movie. Goodfellas (1990), available to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. Here’s how to cook the pasta sauce from the movie. Tampopo (1987), available for subscribers to stream on HBO Max, or to digitally rent or purchase on iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu. Read why it’s one writer’s favorite film. The Trip series — including The Trip (2010), The Trip to Italy (2014), The Trip to Spain (2017), and The Trip to Greece (2020) — are streaming for subscribers on Hulu. They’re also available to digitally rent or purchase on various platforms; The Trip, for instance, is on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, and Google Play. Here’s an introduction to the series following the final installment’s release. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Mandy Moore is expecting
Actress/singer Mandy Moore and her husband, musician Taylor Goldsmith, have something new to sing about.
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Man asks people to "Honk 4 Hope" as he bikes across U.S., raising awareness for suicide prevention
28-year-old Patrick Diederich is cycling from his home in New York all the way to San Francisco this month, and he's wearing a sign on his back asking people to honk at him – for a good reason.
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College Football Week 4 preview: SEC returns, rivals duke it out and more
The college football season rolls on with some added optimism coming into the fourth week.
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'God goin' see you through': Kentucky protester gives emotional speech
A preacher prayed for justice at a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville, Kentucky.        
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Homeownership increasingly becoming out of reach for many American families
Homeownership is increasingly becoming out of reach for many American families. Tony Dokoupil reports on how a shortage of available homes is fueling the problem.
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McDonald's exec: The food industry needs to act now to cut greenhouse gas emissions
As UN Secretary General António Guterres recently declared, the actions we take and the solutions we identify to combat climate change over the next decade will be critical. Yet, no organization can drive change alone.
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President Trump to push for Juneteenth to become national holiday: report
President Trump will reportedly push toward the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth. 
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Two injured in Paris knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former office
Two people were injured in a knife attack Friday near the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the site of a 2015 terrorist attack, authorities said.
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Teacher, 24, learns her fate after sex romps, lewd sexting with student
A female teacher’s assistant at a special needs school in Illinois has pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old student.
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FitzMagic putting Tua Time on hold. Plus, Week 3 picks and fantasy football advice
From game picks to valuable fantasy football advice, we have you covered with all your Week 3 NFL essentials.        
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UK and France record most daily cases since start of pandemic, as university outbreaks linked to parties
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Kamala Harris to join Joe and Jill Biden at RBG ceremony in US Capitol
Kamala Harris will join Democratic candidate Joe Biden Friday to pay their respects to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US Capitol.
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Citizens shouldn't need Bloomberg's help to exercise their rights
Laws that disenfranchise Americans with felony records are an unjust practice, deeply tainted by the legacy of white supremacy and systemic racism, says Amy Fettig of the Sentencing Project. She explains how these laws continue to disproportionately affect African Americans and calls for an end to them.
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Idaho man arrested for not wearing mask at outdoor worship service: 'Unbelievable'
Gabriel Rench of Moscow, Idaho speaks to Laura Ingraham after being arrested for not wearing a mask at an outdoor worship service.
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The Finance 202: Biden would create stronger economic growth and more jobs, economists find
Even a scaled-back version of Biden's economic program would translate into a meaningful boost.
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Ellen DeGeneres Less Admired Than Melania Trump After Year of Scandal: Poll
The TV host has fallen to the last place of YouGov's annual "world's most admired" poll after a summer plagued by toxic workplace allegations.
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Federal judge blocks Trump Administration attempt to end 2020 Census early
The case is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court
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New Movies + Shows to Watch this Weekend: ‘Utopia’ on Prime Video + More
...Plus Country-ish, Judy, Sneakerheads and more!
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This L.A. company was hit with state's largest-ever COVID-19 fine. Some say it's a model for worker safety
Overhill Farms formed a coronavirus safety committee with its workers and union after the state opened an inspection into coronavirus health violations.
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The Energy 202: Trump’s offshore drilling ban won't stop air gun blasts that may harm sea life
In a court filing, the Trump administration said the president's order does not stop companies from requesting to use the controversial sonic blasts to search for offshore oil.
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“We Don’t Have the Luxury of Time.” Americans Suffer as the Passage of a New COVID Relief Bill Is Complicated by Ginsburg’s Death
When Corissa Hernandez first heard that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, she was personally devastated. She credits Ginsburg’s advancement of women’s rights for her ability as a Latina to become a restaurant owner in Los Angeles. But within days, as it became clear that Senate Republicans intended to move forward immediately with…
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How to bring Zoom to your TV (coming soon) with Alexa
What you'll need to bring Zoom to the TV: An Amazon Fire TV Cube, webcam and HDMI cable.      
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What Tory Lanez Says About Megan Thee Stallion Shooting on New Album 'Daystar'
Tory Lanez has been accused of shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion in her feet after a party in July.
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Bring Austin Tice — my journalist brother trapped in Syria — home by Thanksgiving
My brother Austin asked me to go to Syria with him. Just months later, he was taken.        
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Jacob Tice: My brother Austin Tice asked me to go to Syria with him. Four months later, he was taken
On August 14, 2012, at a checkpoint outside Damascus, my brother Austin Tice disappeared.
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McDonald’s new spicy nuggets aren’t really all that new — and thank goodness for that
We've got enough to deal with, and fortunately McDonald's spicy chicken nuggets are the nuggs of your childhood, with a tweak.
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'I really don't think he has done a great job': COVID-19 puts Florida at risk for Trump
COVID-19's spread in Florida jeopardizes Trump's reelection prospects in the crucial battleground state.
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In a Dark Sky park in Pennsylvania, reaching for the stars from a rooftop tent
Camping on top of your car means no stakes, no poles and no sleeping on the cold ground.
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A useful litmus test for the next Supreme Court justice
Individual liberties must be protected from legislative majoritarianism.
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In the galleries: Studies in ‘anti-landscapes’ and seeing the unseen
Exploring the interplay between natural light and artificial day
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