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5 Things You Need To Know About Artist Lorna Simpson

5 Things You Need To Know About Artist Lorna Simpson

Our January/February 2021 issue is a collaborative effort between global pop star and entrepreneur Rihanna and celebrated artist Lorna Simpson. Simpson has been heralded for her work in the arts, specifically her collages of Black women.

“[Collaborating] with Rihanna and ESSENCE magazine is quite incredible,” Simpson said to us while on set of her collaboration with Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin founder. “As an artist, I’m able to deliver these unusual images of someone who is so well-known and so recognizable… It’s an amazing opportunity.”

Simpson became well known for her work in the 1980s, as she explored identity politics through mixed media. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York and went on to receive her MFA from the University of California at San Diego.

At the onset of her professional career, Simpson brilliantly used excerpts from Ebony and Jet magazines to depict the beauty

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Woman’s arrest for sitting on bench was ‘staged’, say police

<p>‘I was sitting on a bench,’ says woman as she is handcuffed by officers in Bournemouth</p> (Twitter/@JamesfWells)

‘I was sitting on a bench,’ says woman as she is handcuffed by officers in Bournemouth


A video which appeared to show a woman being arrested for breaching lockdown rules by sitting on a bench was “staged-managed”, say police.

The footage was widely-shared online as example of over-zealous officers cracking down on people suspected of flouting coronavirus regulations.

It featured a woman being handcuffed and led away in Bournemouth on Saturday as she repeatedly tells police: “I was sitting on a bench”.

Dorset Police said that officers were left with no choice after a group of anti-lockdown protesters refused to provide their details when asked.

Two of them were released after providing the information and issued with fines, while the third was fined after their details were verified in custody.

“We believe this video was planned, stage-managed and recorded by members of the protest group who turned up in

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22 Products Our Readers Are Obsessed With Right Now

Sleepy shower gel, natural deodorant, a chai blend… The people have spoken.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the products they’ve been obsessing over lately — here’s what they had to say!

Plus, a few obsessions from the BuzzFeed Shopping team!


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“Saie’s glowy super gel! It help me look awake and

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Little Rock family needs help finding stolen dog

Cameras appear to show a person coaxing the barking goldendoodle named Beauty out of the yard in a Little Rock neighborhood.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Little Rock family is asking for help from police and neighbors after their security camera footage appears to show their goldendoodle getting dognapped from their backyard.

“When I looked at the video, I see this woman coming out of my backyard over here and she’s dragging my dog behind her,” said John Kuykendall.

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The 5-year-old pet named Beauty can be seen resisting as a person tugs her into camera range and then leads her across a neighbor’s yard and around a corner on Tuesday.

“We’re just so devastated about it,” said Madison Kuykendall, who helped her father post the footage to Facebook, resulting in an outpouring of support and questions.

“It was

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