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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Returns To Pre-Pandemic Size

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade saw major changes including a shortened parade route, no attendees, and no marching bands. However, the Thanksgiving classic will be returning to its roots as more than 8,000 marchers are set to participate in front of viewers. The parade will feature 800 clowns, 15 balloons, 28 floats, and nine performance groups such as The Rockette's. New balloons, such as Baby Yoda, will also be present.

Major Hollywood Union Votes To Ratify Contracts For Better Streaming Payments

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a major Hollywood union, have ratified their new film and TV contracts this week after six months of contentious negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). LA locals rejected the deal in a popular vote. 

National Toy Hall Of Fame Inducts American Girl Doll, Risk, And Sand

The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced its newest three new members: the American Girl Doll, Risk, and sand, which now becomes the oldest "toy" in the Hall of Fame. American Girl Dolls have become a favorite for young girls due to their customization, styles, and diversity. The classic board game Risk encourages strategy and critical-thinking in order to successfully wipe our your global opponents and dominate territories, while sand has provided children with sculpting and building, opening up endless creative possibilities.
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Banksy’s Self-Shredded ‘Love In The Bin’ Artwork Sells For $25.4 Million

In 2018, a piece by British street artist Banksy, "Girl With Balloon," sold for $1.4 million. A minute after the gravel hit the podium, the piece went through a built-in shredder in the victorian frame, creating an entirely new piece called "Love in the Bin." The self-shredded piece is now up for auction, and estimates say it could go from anywhere between $5 million to $8 million.

For This Caricature Artist, First Impressions Are A Vital Key | Christine Greene

Thanks to her ability to draw instant impressions from her subjects, artist Christine Greene swiftly creates fantastic caricatures that produce endless laughter and excitement. When it comes to her drawing process, Greene doesn’t focus on any specific facial features — such as eyes, nose, or mouth — to begin. Rather, she concentrates solely on the shape of her subject’s head, which she explains if done incorrectly can essentially break a drawing.