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Photographer Takes Portraits Of Men Moments After They Catcall Her; The Results Are Mesmerizing

Street Harassment Photo Series by Hannah Price

After moving to Philadelphia from Fort Collins, Colorado, artist Hannah Price started experiencing street harassment for the first time, and she came up with a novel way to respond to it: she turned her camera on the men who catcalled her. In a fascinating interview with The Morning News, Price describes how she takes the portraits: “Once a guy catcalls me, depending on the situation, I would either candidly take their photograph or walk up to them and ask if I can take their photograph. They usually agree and we talk about our lives as I make their portrait.” Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: How To Buy Art When You’re Not Rich

How To Buy Art When You're Not Rich

If you’re a twenty- or thirty-something, “start an art collection” probably ranks somewhere between “buy a French winery” and “become a Bond villain” on your list of cool-but-unrealistic life goals. But guess what? Contrary to popular belief, buying a beautiful piece of art is not a luxury relegated to the super-rich. It’s actually totally doable, no matter your budget or level of knowledge. I recruited Jessica Breedlove Latham and Lindsay Jordan Kretchun, co-founders of Portland’s Duplex gallery and design collective, to clear up some of the common misconceptions about buying art. After reading their thoughts on the subject, I went to a fine arts fair over the weekend and snapped up two beautiful prints and a small painting from local artists. My grand total was $70, and I guarantee you I will treasure these pieces for much, much longer than a similarly priced dress or pair of shoes. Read on to get inspired… Keep reading »

Drawing On Cats Is the Best Idea Instagram Has Ever Seen

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Fellow cat fanatics, gather ’round: The Best Thing In The World has happened. If you didn’t already think the cats on your Instagram feed were cute enough, wait until you see the idraw_on_cats project. Creator Amanda Coffelt sketches extra personality into the photos of her cat Bob and his feline friends. The quirky drawings give us a guess of what our cats might be wishing they were really doing when they lounge around the house. Bob has been showcased blasting off in a rocket, taking pictures with his camera, flying through the air like a superhero…you know, typical cat stuff. Could this be more clever (and adorable)? [Visual News]

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]

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