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Beyoncé & Jay Z Pose For Carter Family Portraits … Well, Not Really

  • Hahaha, this Tumblr that Photoshops Jay Z, Beyoncé and their friends’ faces onto great works of art is my everything. Botticelli might be rolling over in his grave, but I think “Birth Of Beyoncé” is amazing. [Carter Family Portraits]
  • “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes is the new mama of a baby girl. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • Nick Carter says Paris Hilton was a bad influence on him. You don’t say! He also revealed he used to drink a bottle of vodka a night, as well as take cocaine and Ecstacy. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Liam Hemsworth was photographed making out with his hot Mexican rebound, Eiza Gonzalez. Somebody’s moving on. [US Weekly]
  • Nintendo creator Hiroshi Yamauchi died in Japan at age 85. [New York Times]
  • This ethically questionable art show depicts topless photos of attractive young women with serious mental disorders. [VitaminW]
  • Check out “The Kiss,” the first film shot using Google Glass. [YourTango] Keep reading »

Disney Princesses Dressed As Their Princes

Godohelp on DeviantArt has reimagined a number of Disney princesses if they were wearing neatly tailored versions of their male counterparts’ most iconic costumes. I’ve never seen so many pants on so many Disney princesses. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Artist Jessica Lagunas Embroiders With Her Grey Hair

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Artist Jessica Lagunas Embroiders Her Grey Hair

You can color them, you can pluck them, or you can let them grow wild atop your head like Gloria Steinem. But artist Jessica Lagunas had different ideas for her grey hair: she plucked each strand and saved them up each year and used the hairs to embroider her age on black canvas. Beginning at age 33, Lagunas began an annual tradition of embroidering her age with the grey hairs atop her head — she calls it an “ongoing life project.” Other cool artworks by Lagunas about the concept of femininity include a video where she continually paints her nails with red nail polish for two hours and another where she continually applies red lipstick for an hour. Very cool. [Jessica Lagunas]

Brent The Monkey Is A More Accomplished Artist Than You

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Brent the monkey is a better artist than you

They say those that cannot paint, write. Well, not actually. But as someone with absolutely zero artistic talent, I’m in awe of this monkey’s prize-winning artwork. Brent, a chimpanzee who lives at Chimp Haven in Louisiana, was awarded a $10,000 prize for his painting. Thirty-seven-year-old Brent is a retired lab monkey, who now lives at the rescue center. Brent’s winnings will go toward supporting Chimp Haven’s work.

And if you’re curious just how you get a chimp to paint, the answer is: very carefully. The canvases were held outside of each monkey’s enclosure while it went to town with tempera paint. “If we handed the canvas to them where it was on the inside, they might not want to hand it back,” said Chimp Haven prez Cathy Willis Spraetz. “They might throw it around and step on it.” (Me too, Brent, me too.) [Neatorama]

Behold This 39-Foot-Tall, Screaming Vagina

The "Cliteracy" Project
Sophia Wallace's Cliteracy Project
Artist Sophia Wallace wants to solve our "Cliteracy" problem. Read More »
"Vagina" Censored
iTunes censors the word "vagina" in "The Vagina Monologues" e-book. Read More »
Kali's Vag Comes To Life
Giant Screaming Vagina
Artist Builds A Screaming Vagina Installation

If you’re unfamiliar with her, the fearsome Hindu goddess Kali is known as the great destroyer and creator. She’s often depicted on a cremation ground holding a scimitar and decapitated heads. Her powerful image inspired South African artist Reshma Chhiba to turn a former women’s prison used to hold anti-apartheid activists into a giant vagina complete with a clit, pubic hair and disembodied screams. Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: New York Artist Sophia Wallace Tackles Our “Cliteracy” Problem

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How Cliterate Are You?
Sophia Wallace's Cliteracy Project
"The true female sexual organ is virtually invisible..."

Artist Sophia Wallace’s interest in the disconnect between women’s bodies being sexualized and the lack of pleasure many of them are experiencing led her to create a “Cliteracy” installation about the “true female sexual organ” and it’s virtual invisibility.

“It is a curious dilemma to observe the paradox that on the one hand the female body is the primary metaphor for sexuality, its use saturates advertising, art and the mainstream erotic imaginary. Yet, the clitoris, the true female sexual organ, is virtually invisible,”she told Creem Magazine. Keep reading »

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