We did it. We actually made it to 2020. We’re officially past Bladerunner’s cyberpunk-dystopian vision of 2019 and into the next decade, eager for what excitements and problems it will bring. And, it appears that the first problem which our world is encountering this decade is rising hazardous air quality levels around the globe. An easy one, right? 

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On Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, Dior Men and the Jordan Brand announced their upcoming collaboration during the Dior Menswear pre-fall 2020 show, by debuting their premier silhouette: the Air Jordan x Dior 1 High OG. The sneaker was revealed and shown off during Art Basel in Miami Beach, a for-profit, international art fair that brings designers, collectors, and spectators together to celebrate and trade luxury art. Thus, this year’s art show capped the end of the decade, and both Dior and Air Jordan left a mighty big print. 

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Earlier this year in Shrewsbury, a small village in the western England country, a nine-year-old boy named Joe Whale had a problem with his school. Joe had caught flack for doodling in class, and the school’s limited art courses weren’t much practice. His creativity didn’t have a surface to explore. Determined to encourage his artistic development, Joe’s parents, Greg and Nessa Whale enrolled Joe in local after-school art courses. Soon after, thanks to a sociable art teacher, an agreeable restaurant, and a talented young artist, a new wimmelbilder style art exhibit went on display in town. 

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In the acclaimed black comedy thriller Fargo (Coen, 1996), the ending scene tracks police officer “Marge Gunderson,” as she crawls into bed with her husband “Norm.” As they watch TV, Norm shares that his artwork won an appearance on the 3-cent stamp, but he remarks, “Hautman’s blue-winged teal got the 29-cent.” In that instance, Norm joined the scores of people who have lost art competitions to a Hautman Brother, three brothers from Minnesota who’ve garnered national recognition for their scenic artwork. 

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