Yva Richard

Yva Richard and Early Fetish Lingerie

Yva Richard — founded in France by L. Richard and his wife Nativa, a seamstress — was one of few purveyors of fetish lingerie and bondage paraphernalia from the 1920s to the early 40s.

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Apr 30, 2017 18:55:00
Cheeky Exploits

Butts in the Breeze

Know what would make a boring guided tour or another mountain hike a lot more interesting? A bit of casual exhibitionism, that's what. Cheeky Exploits is the new Instagram inviting travelers to "spread the love" by exposing their derriere in public places and submitting a pic. Not sure how they're getting around persnickety Instagram censors, but no one complain — okay!? — because this is something we can all get behind...

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Apr 29, 2017 22:57:00
Fantich & Young

Shoes With Bite

Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, who hail from Ukraine and the UK, respectively, are East London-based artists better known as Fantich & Young.

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Apr 27, 2017 16:11:00
LGBT: San Francisco

Scenes of 70s San Francisco

The first book dedicated to photographer Daniel Nicoletta’s trove of powerful images, LGBT: San Francisco (Reel Art Press) traces the great American gay mecca from the 1970s to the present, as told through powerful, touching, moving images.

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Apr 26, 2017 15:03:00
Björk in James Merry masks

Meet Björk's Mask-Maker

Like all in Björk's creative coterie, mask-maker James Merry (what a name!) works with the hand of a craftsman and the soul of an artist. For the British native — who splits his time between bustling New York and a remote cabin in Iceland, surrounded by mossy outcroppings and fields of lavender — it's all about quiet contemplation and profound transformation.

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Apr 25, 2017 17:32:00

Worst Easter Bunny Costumes Ever

As if the thought of a rabbit that lays eggs isn't horrifying enough, along come the hideous costumes. Here are the worst of the worst Easter Bunny costumes, found randomly on the web...

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Mar 29, 2016 08:37:00
Look at These Russians

Russians Being Russians

Like a crossbreed of Russian dating sites and the Facebook Squatting Slavs in Tracksuits comes the motherlode of all Eurasian gawker sites: Look at This Russian.

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Mar 06, 2017 12:55:00
Barbara Nitke

The Banality of 80s Porn

Barbara Nitke is an American photographer whose career began around the end of the so-called golden age of porn, before the advent of home videos made furtive jaunts to a theater obsolete. By the early 80s, these skin flicks featured relatively known stars and a semblance of plotlines, requiring at least some direction and reshoots.

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Mar 05, 2017 21:54:00
Edward Sheriff Curtis

The Native American Portraitist

Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis became fascinated with photography early, building his own camera around the age 10. As a teenager his family relocated to Seattle, where he photographed Princess Angeline (aka Kickisomlo), the daughter of the Duwamish chief Seattle, after whom the city was named. Curtis recognized his life's calling as a documentarian of Native American cultures and quickly joined expeditions to Montana and Alaska to do just that.

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Mar 05, 2017 15:57:00

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