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Swedish supergroup ABBA is one of the most renowned bands in the world. In 2022, the group created ABBA Voyage, a virtual concert displaying the four members as avatars.

ABBA Voyage launches new performance style through holographic technology

Tara Behbehani, Opinions Editor: Online April 11, 2024

After 51 years of the band’s existence, ABBA Voyage began showing in May 2022. ABBA Voyage is a virtual concert by the famous supergroup ABBA and is only available for viewing in London. The concert...

The fashion world delights viewers with its Fall-Winter 2024 collections, available in the coming months for shoppers. A surge of more eccentric looks made the season a memorable one, with several brands reaching virality online.

Reznick’s Runway Rundown: Best of Fall-Winter 2024

Anna Reznick, Lead Culture Editor April 9, 2024

Inflatable plastic boots, ties made of braided hair and gray wigs drew unusual emphasis on accessories this season. With every brand fiending for an “it bag” of the season, a little of the concentration...

Makeup serves as an art tool used to enhance the inner glow in every teenager. LOréal, Rare Beauty and Makeup by Mario increased in popularity this season due to their innovative product formulas, versatile shade ranges, smooth application and flawless finish.

If the glam holds true: makeup must-haves

Uma Israni, Social Media Manager March 25, 2024

In an ever-evolving world of trends, makeup has proven to be more than just a daily routine: it's an art form that reflects changing cultures and personal styles. Navigating teenage years can be a transformative...

The Netflix show “One Day” has become a new sensation, garnering 5.3 million views in its first four days on Netflix, according to Variety. The show secured first place on the streaming platform’s top 10 list in the U.K.

‘One Day’ tells a gut-wrenching, authentic story of young love

Zoe Karibian, Media Team March 4, 2024

Netflix's new series “One Day” is a love story with a controversial ending, as millions who read the bestselling novel by David Nicholls – or watched the disappointing film adaptation starring Anne...

Karen M. McManus brings her popular book trilogy to a close with the publishing of “One of Us is Back” July 25, 2023. Her eloquent novel captured the attention of readers through elements of relatability and inclusivity, as well as point-of-view narration.

Review: “One of Us is Back” provides ending to Bayview High trilogy

Rina Kobayashi, Reporter February 29, 2024

While sitting on my couch reading “One of Us is Back” by Karen M. McManus, I suddenly found myself turning the last few pages of the book. I was surprised and incredibly saddened by how quickly I came...

Bubble Magik is located on the fourth floor of the Selfridges department store as well as the Ealing Broadway Shopping Center in London. The cafe opened in 2019, and provided shoppers with a large variety of bubble teas and iced coffee.

Bubble Magik beverages offer wide range of flavors

Maya Janssens and Ayla Rafiq February 27, 2024

Bubble Magik’s menu offers a broad range of variations on bubble tea, from familiar favorites to distinctive flavor combinations under. Bubble tea is a tea-based drink with chewy tapioca pearls or popping...

The Grammy Awards celebrate top musicians and their productions from the course of the year Feb. 5. Before the award presentations took place, stars walked the runway to show off their outfits.

Top 5 worst red carpet looks from the Grammy Awards

Isabella Gibson and Ailish Herrmann February 20, 2024

The Grammys, a prestigious awards ceremony for music presented by the Recording Academy, offers an opportunity for top designers to showcase their latest designs. While a dress code isn't explicitly stated,...

In “The Studio,” created in 1969, Guston presents the artist as a Klansman. Guston was willing to ask the uncomfortable questions, probing themes of evil and accountability, in a greater stride for societal justice. Guston used signature symbols from his life and paintings in this piece, such as a cigarette, clock, lightbulb, window and paintbrushes.

GALLERY Philip Guston’s retrospective show highlights artistic dexterity, political expression

Ruby Rogers, Media Team February 10, 2024

A white, triangular figure with two cartoonish black eyes crafted from heavy brushstrokes; meaty hands smoke a cigarette and paint a self-portrait. Buckets of paint sit in the foreground and a singular...

Taylor Swift, who was recently named Times Person of the Year, has used a tactical approach to her career in recent years that has expanded her popularity. The benefits have been felt by fans, the wider music industry and the economy as a whole.

Taylor Swift’s success demonstrates benefits of business approach to entertainment

Biraj Khadka, Reporter January 23, 2024

2023 has been a massive year for Taylor Swift, whose media presence has become increasingly ubiquitous. Through several strategic moves, namely embracing her previous eras and fusing them into her present-day...

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