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'Skin is a terrain': Toyin Ojih Odutola on drawing intricate portraits of black life

Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola talks about exploring skin and identity in her drawings, as well as how art can be a balm during times of crisis. Editor's pick artsN.K. Jemisin wrote a fantasy novel about a dystopian New York City. Then it came true Brienne Walsh, CNN artsThe people creating art to remember George Floyd Ananda Pellerin, CNN designHow lavender became a symbol of LGBTQ resistance Christobel Hastings, CNN artsArtist Christo, known for his monumental work, has died at 84 Jacqui Palumbo, CNN fashionGucci abandons traditional 'seasons' as fashion industry rethinks calendar Oscar Holland, CNN Photography • A Global View artsVintage family pictures inspired this Nigerian photographer's latest work Helen Jennings, CNN artsRebel girls create their own utopia in Justine Kurland's pictures Jacqui Palumbo, CNN artsJulie Blackmon's charming, chaotic scenes of family life Jacqui Palumbo, CNN artsSpencer Tunick has found a way around lockdown Oscar Holland, CNN artsSurreal photos show metropolises as you've never seen them Allyssia Alleyne, CNN Features Enter the 'universal museum' of human creativity While most museums divide history into regional blocs, the Louvre Abu Dhabi presents another way to look back in time. CNN Staff designSanctuaries In Sanctuaries, top experts share interior design tips for creating calming and inspirational home spaces. styleCulture in the Xi era A new CNN Style series explores how culture in China has evolved since Xi Jinping came to power. artsAvant-Garde: Africa A new series showcasing innovators and creators working across art, design, music, film and fashion. Guest Editors Christian Louboutin Journeys Guest Editors Takashi Murakami Artist Identity Adut Akech Model On family Chen Man Photographer and artist Imagining the future Claudia Schiffer Supermodel and designer On icons Amanda Levete Architect On thresholds Richard Rogers Architect Why democracy needs public space Karim Rashid Designer Design in the digital age Marc Spiegler Global director, Art Basel Art and technology Glenn Lowry Director, the Museum of Modern Art Migration Daniel Libeskind Architect Architecture and emotion Olivier Rousteing Creative director, Balmain #Diversity POPULAR VIDEOS • STYLESee All fashionRemember when the women of Twin Peaks made nostalgia new again? Ananda Pellerin, CNN fashionModel and activist Adwoa Aboah on isolation and #CopingTogether Melissa Mahtani, CNN beautyThe surprising history of red lipstick Jacqui Palumbo, CNN designThe eating icon that changed gaming history Jacopo Prisco, CNN artsPhotographer Martin Parr's 'love-hate' relationship with Britain Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN Recommended designOur cities may never look the same again after the pandemic Oscar Holland, CNN artsHow North Korea's ideology is built on song and dance Oscar Holland, CNN artsCan online shows help save the theater industry? Ananda Pellerin, CNN artsAi Weiwei: The virus has only strengthened China's 'police state' Stephy Chung, CNN artsRashid Johnson: 'Anxiety is part of my life' Rashid Johnson architectureWhy China's original 'model' city matters more than ever Jonathan Chatwin, CNN artsZao Wou-Ki, the Chinese abstract painter who sells for millions Oscar Holland, CNN designHow innovative design is reshaping the sex tech industry Emily Dixon, CNN fashionWhat the kimono's wide-reaching influence tells us about cultural appropriation Allyssia Alleyne, CNN Most popular Most recent beauty

Why does Bollywood use the offensive practice of brownface?

Bollywood may be best known for its glamorous casts, glitzy costumes and energetic dance routines. But it also has a far less flattering reputation -- for promoting the offensive practice of brownface. History • Uncovered cultural relics artsLost photos show glamour of 1950s Senegal Oscar Holland, CNN designThe Soviet 'mind game' that took over the world Jacopo Prisco, CNN styleThe story behind Jackie Kennedy's pillbox hat Matthew Ponsford, CNN artsBeauty tips from ancient Egypt? Julia Wolkoff artsThe unsung heroes of US women's fight for voting rights Bridey Heing, CNN architectureThe architectural wonder that now sums up Venezuela's spiral into despair Celeste Olalquiaga