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Nir Eyal: How Easy Is It To "Unhook" Ourselves From Our Devices?

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Finn Myrstad: What Happens When We Sign Away Our Online Privacy?

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"I consider myself one who creates clothes, and fashions clothes, and uses it as a vehicle to fashion young minds," says clothier Dapper Dan. Jelani Day/Dapper Dan of Harlem hide caption

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Dapper Dan, Telling Stories In Leather, Fur And Logos

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Luthier Freeman Vines sits with his hand-carved guitars in the tobacco field by his house, 2015. Tim Duffy/Courtesy of Music Maker hide caption

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Capturing The Undersung Blues People Of The Rural South

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Douriean Fletcher made everything from earrings to armor for the 2018 film Black Panther. Fletcher spent time studying in South Africa, and learned that, for some, "what you wear is telling somebody who you are — whether it's the region you're from, the status you have within your family, or in your community. ... I wanted to make sure that I had applied that to my own work." Marvel Studios 2018 hide caption

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The Goal Is To Feel Strong, Says 'Black Panther' Jewelry Designer

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Gloria Vanderbilt attends an exhibition of her artwork at New York's 1stdibs Gallery in 2012. Ilya S. Savenok/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95

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Tetris, an addictive brain-teasing video game, is shown as played on the Nintendo Entertainment System in New York, June 1990. Its creator, a Soviet computer programmer, explained the game appeals to people's "constructive spirit." Richard Drew /Associated Press hide caption

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Happy Birthday, Tetris. 35 Years Later You're As Addictive And Tetromino-y As Ever

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The Louvre was closed on Monday as security and reception staff went on strike over what they say are deteriorating working conditions as the museum draws record crowds. Here, visitors queue outside the Louvre in July 2015. Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lonnie G. Bunch III speaks during the 2016 dedication of the National Museum of African History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Bunch, the museum's founding director, will be taking over as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in mid-June. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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