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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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'She Had A Special Energy': Philly Teen Inspires Amy Sherald's 6-Story Mural

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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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Designer Virgil Abloh's Artistic Touch On Display In New Exhibit In Chicago

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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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Tintoretto was in his late 20s when he painted this self-portrait circa 1546/48. (Scroll down to compare this portrait to one he painted 40 years later.) The Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY hide caption

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Happy 500th, Tintoretto — A Retrospective Honors The Venetian Artist

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Jordan Binnington, starting goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, looks on during the first game of the Blues' playoff series with the San Jose Sharks earlier this month. Binnington may be a rookie, but he's taking part in a tradition that dates back decades. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Sneaker Designer D'Wayne Edwards Gives Others A Foot In The Door

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