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Residents of Celoron, New York, Lucille Ball’s hometown, are very unhappy with this horrifying statue that definitely does not look like the late comedienne. It looks like Paulie Walnuts from “The Sopranos” if you ask me. Anyway, the statue has been living in Celoron since 2009, but I suppose after five years they’ve all had… READ MORE »


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Plus, Ikea is providing the United Nations with flat-pack refugee shelters — awesome! Click for more in Today’s Lady News… READ MORE »


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You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it’s not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list… READ MORE »


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Apparently when late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat broke up with someone, he broke up with them hard, because according to Madonna, their relationship ended with the artist taking back canvases he’d given her and painting them over with black. Even worse, when another of his ex-girlfriends tried to sell her Basquiat canvases, his sister claimed that… READ MORE »


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I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled – you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s not my thing, and then go back to the games I know I love. When I do love a game, I truly do fall in… READ MORE »


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An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” READ MORE »


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So now that I’ve stopped being an Earth Mother hair hippie, I have to beg the question: Do I really want to keep my natural hair color? READ MORE »


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A woman with terminal cancer had her last big wish granted through the Amsterdam Wish Foundation, who took her to the Rijksmuseum to see an exhibition on Rembrandt. READ MORE »


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You know what they say: hell hath no fury like a presidential national portrait painter who strongly condemns your extramarital affair. Good ol’ boy William Jefferson Clinton learned this the hard way however, after Philadelphia painter Nelson Shanks revealed this week that his 2006 portrait of Clinton includes a multi-layered reference to the Monica Lewinsky… READ MORE »


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The Nashville Scene reported a delightful little story today, possibly even better than any llama car chase (one woman’s opinion): a giant golden statue of a clitoris is now residing at a Tennessee university. The Scene’s Arts Editor Laura Hutson wrote this most excellent description of the scene:
Nashville may be It City, but Sewanee is… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Which film is going to win Best Picture this year? Who cares when you have Plastic Jesus as your resident-shocking subversive installation artist! Banksy is SO 2014.

If you’re like me, you hold a contradictory position towards Hollywood and the Oscars. On the one hand, I LOVE the red carpet fashions, the beauty… READ MORE »


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Designer Shunsuke Umiyama’s latest creation is the bamboo copTer, a mobile made from a classic toy. These tiny helicopters, also known as taketambo or bamboo copters, lift into the air when spun. In Umiyama’s mobile, they spin gently in the breeze, lulling the viewer’s mind into forgetting the world for just a moment. If you’re feeling high-strung today,… READ MORE »


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ArtNet published an interview with Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York magazine and former judge on the reality TV art competition “Work of Art,” about the newly-premiered Oxygen reality show “Street Art Throwdown.” His responses were predictably hilarious and on-point, because Jerry Saltz is almost always hilarious and on-point. Some highlights:

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Chalkboard paint solves a lot of different problems at once: It’s a cheap and easy way to decorate, it allows you to re-decorate with the swipe of a cloth, and it can any object or space more practical or more useful. Check out these chalkboard paint tutorials for inpiration and instructions on how to make… READ MORE »


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VICE wrote up a cool panel discussion at Bard on the subject of politically engaged art today, but it was lacking an answer to the question it posed: Can art be a form of political activism?
The obvious answer is, well, yes, of course. I mean, look at Jacques-Louis David’s “The Death of Marat,”READ MORE »


Celebs

A few people on the internet think that Sia’s video for the song “Elastic Heart,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler, depicts pedophilia. Why? I don’t know. Well, I do, but it would be mean to say, so I’ll just think it. Anyway, case in point: … READ MORE »


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Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic book was conceived after a dare to write a book containing 50 words or less (it comes in at 50 exactly).
In this video,… READ MORE »


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Two women have joined alleged rape victim Tamara Green in her defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his lawyer. [Death and Taxes]
What lies do you believe about your vagina? [Daily Dot]
More vagina news: Read about how to embrace your vagina as you age. [VICE] … READ MORE »


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We’ve all heard the criticism that Barbie dolls warp young girls’ beauty ideals, but what if those little girls got to see a Barbie with a less than perfect appearance? Paris photographer Hamid Blad wanted to take a deeper look at Barbie’s beauty (or lack thereof), so he put together his “Barbie Blad” series, which… READ MORE »


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So many year-end lists, so little time, so we’ve rounded up the best of 2014’s year-end roundups just for you… … READ MORE »


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