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The Two-Way

Beyoncé Surprises The World Again With New Visual Album 'Lemonade'

Surprise has become a signature move for the superstar, who dropped her sixth studio album during an HBO special Saturday. It follows a sweeping narrative arc of rage to redemption.

Some women in France say they feel conflicted by a growing presence of Islamic fashion, including the "burkini," a full-body swimsuit. These two are marketed by Marks & Spencer. Courtesy of Marks and Spencer hide caption

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Parallels

'Islamic Fashion' Causes A Stir In France

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'Islamic Fashion' Causes A Stir In France

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Viet Cong soldiers going into battle near Hue during the Vietnam War, circa 1968. Years later, the war shaped how Ocean Vuong grew up. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Lines Of Ocean Vuong, Echoes Of His Family's Past In Vietnam

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Beyoncé Surprises The World Again With New Visual Album 'Lemonade'

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Warhead Constriction, a group of high-schoolers from Lagos, is one of many rock bands of the 1960s and '70s featured in the new book series Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, 1972-1977. Courtesy of Now-Again Records hide caption

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'Wake Up You!' Explores The Transitional, Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Of Nigeria

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