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Social enterprise platform ISHKAR gives creatives in countries like Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan a retail outlet to share their work.
+ Founded by Flore de Taisne, ISHKAR aims to “tell stories of places like Afghanistan that aren’t just about bombs and what you can read in the headlines,” she told Dezeen.
+ Because of ISHKAR, designers like Ghulam Sekhi, the only glassblower in Herat, Afghanistan, have been able to grow their creative practice, expand their workspaces, and employ apprentices.
Netflix’s latest hit, Lupin, brings to life a modern master of disguise Arsène Lupin, a character created by Maurice Leblanc in 1905.
+ The show stars acclaimed French actor Omar Sy, whose character pulls off an ingenious heist at the Louvre as he seeks to avenge his father’s death.
+ On the surface Lupin might be about a robbery, but the undercurrent of the show tackles the painful reality of racism in Europe.
Need a new ride? One of the world’s largest muscle car collections is auctioning off its cars.
+ Although Rick had plans to retire next year, the pandemic sped up his timeline. Now the collection—from Corvettes to El Caminos—will be auctioned off January 22 and 23.
The latest from General Motors: an autonomous Cadillac and flying car concepts.
+ At CES, GM unveiled an egg-shaped autonomous vehicle and single-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as part of part of Cadillac’s Halo Portfolio.
+ The downside: Neither concept car might ever get made.
Good news, concert-goers: Fauci says live music could be back this fall.
+ Dr. Anthony Fauci had a virtual conference about the performing arts and said American authorities would have to vaccinate between 70-85% of people for music venues and theaters to reopen.
+ Although the timeline is vague, Fauci said reopening could start as soon as early to mid-fall “if everything goes right.” Here’s to hoping.
Stephen Hiltner reveals portraits of a lonesome America.
+ Stephen captured the photographs during a 10,000-mile road trip across the country.
+ The scenes reflect solitude in an uncertain landscape. In the absence of people, Stephen focused on the natural environment and self-inquiry.