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November 7, 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio Calls Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg “A Leader of Our Time”

Leonardo DiCaprio has used his wealth and celebrity status to help educate and support projects that, among other things, aid in mitigating the negative effects of climate change. Two decades ago, he founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to protect “all of Earth’s inhabitants,” and he’s been vocal about finding the best climate change solutions—like switching to 100% renewable energy.

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October 15, 2019

Powerful Statue Offers a Contemporary Response to Confederate Monuments

For centuries, the equestrian portrait has played a pivotal role in the politics of art. Originally reserved for members of nobility in Ancient Greece and Rome, portrayals of people on horseback eventually featured high-status sitters and, later, military figures—including Confederate soldiers in the United States. Given the controversial history of these statues, it comes as no surprise that celebrated contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley has harnessed this motif to craft his latest piece, Rumors of War.

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September 24, 2019

“How Dare You!”: Greta Thunberg Makes Powerful Speech at UN Climate Action Summit

On September 23, 2019, the United Nations held a Climate Action Summit at its headquarters in New York City. Here, dozens of world leaders and policymakers met to discuss plans for curbing climate change, which were outlined and emphasized by guest speakers like French president Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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