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Beauty and Art

  • Makeup as Performance: Cindy Sherman

    Do we create our own identities, or are they created for us? In the age of seemingly infinite aesthetic choices (including surgery), are our physical identities truly fluid, or are they dependent on the…

    May 16, 2012
  • Medieval Mean Girls: Vanity as Morality (or Lack Thereof)

    Vanity gets a bad rap in popular folklore: from Cinderella to The Devil Wears Prada, the bad girls are usually the vain, superficial, and ultimately unhappy counterparts to the heroine’s modest, unassuming persona. This…

    June 8, 2011
  • Gerald DeCock: Magic and Muses

    “I believe in magic.” Gerald DeCock travels between creative worlds: hairstylist, painter, and now collaborator on two photography projects. A hairstylist by trade, his effortless-looking work appears regularly in photographs by Bruce Weber and…

    April 21, 2011