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A Naked Amanda Palmer Returns To Her Living Statue Roots For Book Donations

Performance artist turned Dresden Dolls singer turned motivational speaker turned mama-to-be Amanda Palmer stripped down naked and went back to her roots as a living statue for children’s book donations at the New York Public Library yesterday. She painted her pregnant body half in bronze and half as a sort of anatomy lesson,More »


Tim Gunn Loves Libraries, We Love Tim Gunn

The ever-adorable Tim Gunn has given us one more reason to love him: a public service video in support of the New York Public Library and its many “hidden fashion treasures.” Clayton Kirkin, the library chief of art & information services, talks with Gunn about some pretty bad-ass antique fashion books and the… More »


White Lies In That Movie

Movies are mostly made up, unless they’re documentaries. Certainly, some are “historical fiction” and include references to real places and events, but really, even if a movie isn’t an historical one, like Saving Private Ryan or something, it’s annoying when details aren’t quite right. For example, in Sex and the City, Carrie reads a book… More »