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

WTF Retro Vests

These knit vests from the 60s and 70s are so heinous, so abominable, so reprehensible that they're all we want to wear right now...

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Mar 02, 2017 23:40:00
Yayoi Kusama

The Dangers of Selfies

While taking a selfie, a visitor to the Infinity Mirrors exhibition at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC lost his footing and crashed into one of Yayoi Kusama's signature polka-dot pumpkins. A similar sculpture sold for nearly $800k in 2015.

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Mar 02, 2017 13:32:00
Mario Casilli

The High Camp of Mario Casilli

Behold the haute cheese of photographer Mario Casilli, master of the soft-focus lens and king of the TV Guide cover. In the 1980s, Casilli shot the highest-profile TV and music stars in America, capturing the excess and glamour of the greed-is-good decade, the era of Dynasty and Dallas, shoulder pads, and big perms.

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Mar 01, 2017 23:42:00

The Metropolitan Has a Shoe Fetish

The Met Museum may be going through financial difficulties at the moment, but never let it be said they don't devote enough attention to shoes. Witness the following examples from the permanent collection...

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Mar 01, 2017 21:46:00

Parsons Goes Fur Free

Parsons School of Design, New York's premier fashion academy, has ended its partnerships with fur companies, reports Yahoo Style. Focusing instead on alternative materials and methods, Parsons had previously promoted career opportunities in and accepted sponsorships from the fur industry. It will no longer offer any incentives for students to use fur in their designs.

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Mar 01, 2017 13:50:00
Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life

Shallow Not Stupid

This week Mr. Lash went to Sierra Leone, the setting for Graham Greene's love triangle The Heart of the Matter. I love visiting the settings of my favorite books and can still hear Mr. Greene asking if I'm "as beautiful as my voice" back when I had a job flirting with writers on the phone at Granta magazine.

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Feb 28, 2017 23:12:00

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