15 of the Best Courses Available to Take on Masterclass

You may have seen the recent SNL skit advertising a fashion MasterClass taught by Timothée Chalamet or a bike riding tutorial led by Tiger King’s Carole Baskin. While the skit was complete satire (if only!), the platform MasterClass is no joke when it comes to learning a new skill. This reputable online education platform hosts a range of courses instructed by well-known professionals ranging from your favorite celebrities to revered public figures. I mean, if you’ve ever wanted to take vocal lessons, you might as well take them from Christina Aguilera, right?

Other instructors include: Kelly Wearstler, who teaches interior design; Gordon Ramsay, who teaches cooking; Penn & Teller, who teach magic; and so much more. The platform offers over 80 unique classes designed for students of all skills levels. Those interested can purchase a yearly subscriptions for $180, which offer unlimited access to all classes. However, MasterClass is

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Love & Basketball Was More Than a Movie. It Changed My Whole Life

When Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Love & Basketball was released 20 years ago, it was celebrated as a mainstream romantic film featuring Black characters, but I treasured it for so much more.

I was living in Cambridge, Mass., nearing the end of my first year at Harvard Law School, but I had no desire to be a lawyer. I’d gone to law school because my father was a lawyer and expected me to become one, too. But the gray gloominess that hung over New England was becoming hard to distinguish from the gloom I felt in myself. I was lost in it—trapped inside an impossible cloud of other people’s opinions and expectations.

Then a bright star came into view. A young, brown-skinned girl wearing an L.A. Lakers cap and a can’t-tell-me-nothing attitude. Sitting in the Harvard Square movie theater, between two of my girls from class, I watched Monica Wright

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Irvine’s top 4 furniture and mattress stores, ranked

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Looking to check out the best furniture and mattress stores in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top such retailers in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list. Read on for a rundown.

People in the Irvine area tend to spend more in the spring at retail and wholesale businesses than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that also helps companies build a small business marketing plan. Daily spending at Irvine-area retail and wholesale businesses rose to $2,341,129 for the metro area in the spring of last year, 5% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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