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VICE Makes Light Of The Suicides Of Female Writers With A Fashion Editorial

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Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants to test your limits. The free monthly magazine’s largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us “Lost Words,” a fashion spread featuring models styled and posed as beloved female writers who have killed themselves, during the act of killing themselves. Keep reading »

Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar: A Bunch Of Covers, In Order Of Adorable To Depressing

Hey, everyone wish a happy 50th anniversary to The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath’s novel about mental illness and suicide! In honor of the book, U.K. publisher Faber and Faber has released a new 50th anniversary cover for the book, featuring a woman applying makeup with a compact (upper left). It’s really super bright and cheery and fashionable, and frankly, ridiculous when you consider how dark and depressing the book is. I mean, this isn’t Shopaholic Attempts Suicide, you know? Anyway, I am fairly grossed out by this new cover art and in researching the post, discovered that there have been many, many covers for the book over the years. So I decided to rank them in order from inappropriately adorable to justifiably depressing. (See a larger version here.) [BlackBook]

Evening Quickies: Aubrey O’Day Considers Sylvia Plath Her “Soul Twin”

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