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Human Beings I Admire: Maira Kalman

Whenever I read or see anything by the artist and illustrator Maira Kalman, I tell myself, "that's precisely how I want to ...

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That Family Portrait Holiday Card

There's a beautiful park situated right behind my apartment decked out with fountains, bronze statues, trees that bloom ...

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Joan!

"Finally!" Is what I yelled at my computer when news broke yesterday that a Joan Didion documentary was in the works. Air ...

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Beauty: Highlights in all the Right Places

The before and after transformations using dramatic highlighting and contouring techniques are typically so drastic the ...

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Monday Music: Rosie Lowe “The Right Thing”

How does the saying go? "If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.”  ...

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What is old is new again: Tintype

Pardon my radio silence dear readers. I had a bit of a life event and then went to celebrate said life event which led to ...