Two found dead in ‘double suicide’ at Versace mansion day before anniversary of fashion designer’s murder

Casa Casuarina, Gianni Versace’s former residence before he was murdered, photographed on 15 August 2001 in Miami Beach, Florida (Getty Images)

Two men have died in an apparent double suicide at the former Versace mansion in Miami Beach the day before the anniversary of fashion designer Gianni Versace’s murder on the premises.

Police said on Twitter that a housekeeper found the two bodies in a hotel room at the Villa Casa Casuarina and alerted the authorities on Wednesday afternoon.

Miami Beach police later confirmed that a preliminary investigation has ruled the deaths “an apparent double suicide.”

“I don’t know

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The Day – ‘The land was already speaking to me’: The environment inspires Ana Flores’s art, on view at Lyman Allyn

The trees have come inside the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

Some branches reach for the ceiling, as if searching for the sky. Others press earthward, more root than crown.

They spring forth from the unlikeliest of places — a glass vase, a chair — and evolve into ladders and back into branches again.

The works are part of “Forest Dreaming,” an exhibit of sculpture and paintings by the eco-artist Ana Flores that is on display through Oct. 24.

Flores, a Cuban-American sculptor and painter who grew up in West Hartford, has developed a powerful relationship to the environment since moving

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UniFrance Bows International French Cinema Fest on Bastille Day at Cannes Festival

UniFrance, the French film promotion org headed by Serge Toubiana and Daniela Elstner, is launching the International French Cinema Fest on Bastille Day at the Cannes Film Festival.

The event aims at shining a light on some of France’s latest productions whose release plans were disrupted due to the pandemic.

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Spanning over 30 countries, the International French Cinema Fest is being organized in partnership with distributors and exhibitors around the world who will host 50 premiere screenings of select French movies ahead of their theatrical release in key territories, including the U.S. and the U.K.

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The Day – Ward Hayden & the Outliers play Knick Saturday


If you believe certain “politicians,” we journalists just festively make up anything we want! Whee! This is not true, though I’ve certainly made mistakes.

One that sort of haunts me — I guess it’s more embarrassing than anything else — is that I once did a half-hour phone interview with the supremely talented Americana songwriter Ward Hayden. Throughout the conversation, I referred to him as “Wyatt” instead of “Ward.” Erk!

Polite and thoughtful — a young man serious about his craft and jazzed by the legacy of roots music — Hayden never mentioned my recurring mistake despite the fact I

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What to Know From Day One of Vogue ’s Forces of Fashion Summit

This year’s Forces of Fashion summit kicked off today with six panel discussions with luminaries across the industry including Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour and Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano. After making her welcome remarks, Wintour sat down with fellow international Vogue editors in chief Edward Enninful, from British Vogue, and Vogue China’s Margaret Zhang, as well as Vogue Runway contributing editor Luke Leitch to discuss the global future of the magazine, in a world where fashion is everywhere. “Anything goes now, there is a certain fearlessness,” Enninful said.  

 Next, Vogue runway director Nicole Phelps sat down

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Student speakers talk about eLabs to kick off final day of Chattanooga Fabrication Institute

Middle and high school students from schools across Hamilton County talked Wednesday with teachers about their experiences working in eLabs on the final morning of the Chattanooga Fabrication Institute.

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences teacher Jennifer Mitchell introduced students Taylor Bowles and Jamie Hayes, both 18, who discussed how the eLab inspired them to become biomedical engineers. Projects they worked on included an architecture project for geometry class, making T-shirts and lip balms, along with helping other students use the lab.

“We had our very first project done in there, and then it was to the point where

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