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The Astounding Ways Aretha’s Home Going Connected Our Past and Present

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Aretha Franklin By Brenda Alexander We have all heard, or watched, the multi-day memorial plus 8-hour funeral in celebration of our beloved Aretha Franklin. Her life and legacy goes far beyond music. As Rolling Stone put it, “Aretha’s voice sang across decades of change and turmoil for black America.” Her mission outside of music to fight for the advancement of…

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Hair Wars: “Where Hairstylists Can Go Crazy.”

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Photo of Wishbone with his models via vogue.com By Lauren Valenti Inside the labyrinth of corridors at MoMA PS1 on a recent Sunday night in New York City, there is human hair, cast in supernatural shapes and ceiling-bound heights, at every turn. With one hour to go before Hair Wars’s showtime—at 6:05 p.m. sharp (to ensure punctuality, no exceptions!)—stylists are…

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