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Christian Josi is a noted recording artist, activist, and occasional columnist. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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A Most Exquisite Exhibit: Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Degas/Cassatt
May 11 - October 5, 2014
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Edgar Degas's influence on fellow Impressionist Mary Cassatt is widely known, but her role in shaping his work and introducing him to American audiences is fully examined for the first time in this exhibition of...
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Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:11 AM

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy Warhol tees it up perfectly:

After Valerie Solanas's 1968 attempted murder of Andy Warhol, the artist retreated from public accessibility and became more...
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Van Gogh's Auvers: One Square Mile of Immortality

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 6:21 PM

A Love Letter

Most people I know have, over the course of their lives, come upon a place here on Earth where they just feel like they belong more than anywhere else. Where a spa day is not needed to soothe the soul and nothing beyond a simple stroll is...

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Robin Zander Rules, And I Just Talked to Him

(7) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Cheap Trick Frontman Opens Up About His Current Club Tour, Family & The Future

So you know how sometimes you don't realize how much a cultural phenomenon that's kind of been on your radar forever means to you until it's staring you in the face? That totally happened to...

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Big Doings in Van Gogh's Beloved Brabant

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Key Early Masterpieces Return to the Artist's Home Province -- And More.

"There will always be something of the Brabant fields and heath in us I hope... "
-- Vincent van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo, 24 November 1882

It is a happy problem for enthusiasts...

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Cool Jobs: Paul McCartney's Drummer Edition!

(7) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Abe Laboriel, Jr. Lives The Dream

I've been contributing to The Huffington Post for a few years now, and I've written about all kinds of different things, generally in the arts & culture space, that capture my attention. The most enjoyable pieces for me by far have been the ones...

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Dutch Treat: Breakout Artist Levi Van Veluw on 'The Collapse of Cohesion' and 'Origin of the Beginning'

(2) Comments | Posted September 7, 2013 | 9:47 PM

One of the breakout stars in the twenty-first century art world is back today with a new exhibition, The Collapse of Cohesion, at the Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam.


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Levi van Veluw


Dutch artist

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Q'ing & A'ing With Alie and Georgia!

(2) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 1:17 PM

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photo: Shane Redsar


My latest obsession is a hilariously charming new show on the Cooking Channel called Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia about the traveling food and drink adventures of Los-Angeles based best friends Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark....

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Stephen Pearcy's New Memoir Is Awesome. Period.

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 5:07 PM

Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life in Rock Hits The Shelves With A Bang. (Several, Actually).

I came of age in Southern California in the middle of the 1980's Sunset Strip Hair Metal era. And what an era it was. My teenage years were spent in small clubs watching,...

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'Vincent is Back' at the Kröller-Müller: Famed Museum Well Prepared for the Master's 160th Birthday

(6) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 4:18 PM

This Saturday is a big day for Vincent Van Gogh geeks like me. For this day is the 160th anniversary of the birth of our beloved and misunderstood hero. But what to do when the world's largest collection of works by Van Gogh (housed fittingly at Amsterdam's Van...

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Invasion of the 'Deathxperts': Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris/The Chirurgeon's Apprentice Edition

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2013 | 3:45 PM

I like to think that I'm the first to notice, love, and highlight a fantastic new phenomenon that's out there: beautiful, young and brilliant women who specialize and punditize on all things morbid. Have you noticed this yet? No? Do pay attention:

It was my experience with the great Caitlin...

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Madam Mayor: The Fantastic Quest of "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis, Freedom Fighter

(11) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Back around the 1960s (well before my birth, thankyouverymuch), Playboy magazine used to feature a cartoon character called Little Annie Fanny. Look it up. Kristin Davis, the ex "Manhattan Madam" and would-be Mayor of New York City is like a real life Fanny and the epitome of a blond bombshell...all...

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Essere JT: John Taylor dei Duran Duran ci svela tutto nella sua Autobiografia

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 10:30 AM

Qui vi faccio una confessione - non sono sicuro se molti miei amici ne siano mai stati a conoscenza - ma lo dichiaro qui, finalmente, con orgoglio, e per la cronaca (quel che appunto faccio per voi su Huffington Post!):

Sono un vero Durannie.

Durannie: parola definita dall'Urban Dictionary come...

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Being JT: Duran Duran's John Taylor Lays It All Out in New Memoir

(9) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 10:07 AM

Here's a confession for you -- I am not sure many of my friends even know this -- but I will state here finally, proudly, and for the record (the things I do for you, HuffPost):

I am a total Durannie.

(Durannie: defined by the trusty Urban Dictionary...

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Divine Heading to the Silver Screen

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 11:40 AM

Want to be famous?

Want to die for art?

That's nice. Acclaimed director and producer Jeffrey Schwarz isn't asking people to go quite that far, but he has launched a public campaign this week to secure the final round of funding for his efforts to shoot the likes of...

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Heavens to Mercury, It's The Great Pretender: English Actor/Comedian Rhys Thomas' Latest Labor of Queen-Related DVD Love Is Out This Week

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 2:09 PM

"Twenty-one years after his death, Freddie Mercury is still very much alive. He influences and enlightens new generations of musicians and fans alike. He will always be unique. He will always be the greatest - and he will never, ever be boring. And now I want to cry." - Rhys...

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The Gift of Mortality

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 5:20 PM

2012-09-10-MortalityHitchenscover.jpg"Like so many of life's varieties of experience, the novelty of a diagnosis of malignant cancer has a tendency to wear off. The thing begins to pall, even to become banal. One can become quite used to the specter...

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'New' Barnes? No Thanks -- Thoughts on a Cultural Crime Scene

(8) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 2:42 PM

"The main function of the museum has been to serve as a pedestal upon which a clique of socialites pose as patrons of the arts" -Dr. Albert C. Barnes

And so it has happened. Despite the heroic, award-winning film expose Art of The Steal, protests from a

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Back to the 'Bad Old Days' in Ukraine: Does a Distracted U.S. Even Care?

(4) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 3:06 PM

Her trademark wrap-around braid gone, her body covered in bruises from alleged mistreatment by prison guards, and her spirit seemingly weakened by untreated, debilitating back pain and several days of hunger strike -- the woman we've seen in the news this week barely resembles Yulia Tymoshenko - -the passionate, thoughtful...

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Bert Sugar: Another Legend Lost -- Thoughts on an Old Friend

(7) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 1:57 PM


I perked up when I saw the link while browsing the internet on a train to New York yesterday. "Bert Sugar: An Appreciation," it read. My first thought was that someone must have profiled my old friend, whose name I hadn't seen in print for a...

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