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Katherine Brooks is the Senior Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post.

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A Trove Of 'Lost And Found' Photos Reveal One Mystery Couple's Beautiful Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 9:27 PM

Found photographs are the stuff of magic. A thrift box of Polaroids here a forgotten storage bin stuffed with albums there -- the snapshots of other people's lives, often people you've never and will never meet, allow you to step into a stranger's shoes for a brief moment.

Such is...

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Surreal Photos Of Feminine Bodies Expose The Many Roles Women Play (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 9:19 PM

Marjorie Salvaterra's images are immediately cinematic. The surreal, black-and-white photos would seem at home in the universe of "Une Femme Mariée," Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 French drama. Mix in a heavy dose of expressive absurdity à la artists-turned-filmmakers Salvador Dali and Man Ray, and Salvaterra's frames could function as...

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Legendary Graphic Designer Milton Glaser Is Still Going Strong At 85

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 2:21 PM

"You're 85 years old," HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri says, a touch incredulously, to the famous graphic designer Milton Glaser.

"Don't rub it in!" Glaser immediately shoots back, proving -- though he probably didn't have to -- that he's as sharp as ever.

Glaser is the legendary mind behind the...

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Photographer Jeremy Harris Journeys To The Center Of America's Abandoned Asylums

(10) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 9:18 AM

Photographer Jeremy Harris was in Buffalo, New York when he discovered his first abandoned asylum. It was in 2006, when he was visiting the "uncle of a girlfriend at the time," and noticed a beautiful, old Gothic building on a local university campus.

The property was ominously...

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Fotos revelam a vida dupla dos praticantes de BDSM (+18) (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Forest McMullin passou uma parte significativa de sua carreira de fotógrafo registrando o que ele chama de “grupos sociais marginais”. Com sua câmera, ele oferece um olhar íntimo de vidas de presos de Nova York a membros de grupos religiosos supremacistas da Pensilvânia, sublinhando — com uma lente...

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Woman Dies At Burning Man In Apparent Bus Accident

(9) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 1:53 PM

A woman has died at Burning Man after being struck by a bus carrying passengers around the festival, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The tragic event happened just after midnight on Thursday in Black Rock City, Nevada, and the Pershing County Sheriff's office is currently investigating the circumstances...

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Indigenous Performance Artist Will Experience 8 Hours Of Abuse In 'Redskin'

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Earlier this summer, Washington, D.C.'s football team found itself at the center of a debate that seemed all but inevitable. It has for decades chosen a mascot and team name deemed offensive and harmful by not only individuals who identify as Native American, but members of the public...

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Portraits Of Algerian Female Combatants Transform Into Darkly Psychedelic Art

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Asad Faulwell's massive canvases channel the ornate appearance of tapestries or kilim, weaving together intricate designs from paint, paper and pins. Yet the repeating patterns flowing in and out of the foreground are interrupted by decidedly darker, psychedelic imagery.


The faces of phantom...

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'고무다리'라는 별명을 가진 댄서(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 1:31 AM

이 사람의 이름은 라우프 위아지트(Rauf Yasit), 독일 베를린에 거주하는 전문 댄서이자 춤 강사다.

그는 자신을 'Rubber Legz'라고 부른다. 일명 '고무다리'인 셈이다. 별명만 들어도 그의 유연성을 짐작할 수 있다.

라우프 위아지트는 쿠드르족의 전통춤 선생인 부모 밑에 자라서 어릴 적부터 춤을 접했고 특히 브레이크...

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These Photos Of Impossible Dance Moves Prove Movement Is Art

(4) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Meet Rauf Yasit, aka Rubber Legz. It's not difficult to see where the nickname comes from. The professional dancer has made quite a name for himself by contorting his limbs into seemingly impossible positions, testing the limits of the human body all in the name of dance.

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Burning Man Closed For Two Days, The Playa Is Officially Rained Out

(40) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 6:51 PM

The vindictive weather gods have seemingly chosen to smite the hippies presently headed for the Nevada desert. Yes, Burning Man has closed for two days due to heavy rain, stranding festival-goers in and around Black Rock City.

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12 Famous Drawings Reveal How Artists Interpret The Naked Human Body

(12) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 8:44 AM

For as long as human beings have set pen to paper -- or, drawing utensil to wall -- the body has served as a special kind of muse. More specifically, the naked body.

Stewart Helm, The line and the lust, 2011, Ink on...
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So sehen Menschen aus, die Sado-Maso-Sex praktizieren

(3) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 6:27 AM

Der Fotograf Forest McMullin macht gerne Bilder von Menschen ab, die anders sind.

In seiner Serie "Day & Night" zeigt er Männer und Frauen, die ein Doppelleben führen. Tagsüber sind sie Mütter, Angestellte, Geschäftsführer. Und in der Nacht leben sie ihre Fantasien aus. Beim Sado-Maso-Sex. Beim Partnertausch....

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Les 20 choses dont vous aurez besoin au festival Burning Man 2014

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Burning Man 2014 arrive bientôt. Vraiment bientôt. Le 25 août, le sable de Black Rock City accueillera ceux qui profiter du soleil du Nevada. Nos collègues du Huffington Post américain ainsi que les adeptes du festival ont dressé une liste des essentiels à apporter avec soi pour profiter du moment.

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'Taboo' Photos Reveal The Dual Lives Of Everyday People Who Practice BDSM (NSFW)

(220) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:51 AM

Note: The following photographs contain sexual content and may not be suitable for work.

Forest McMullin has spent a significant portion of his photography career snapping photos of what he calls "fringe social groups." With his camera, he offers an intimate glance into the lives of everyone from...

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Meet Casey Jane Ellison, The Comic Artist Behind The Only All-Female Art Show

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 8:42 AM

Casey Jane Ellison is an artist, a comic, a fashion critic, a self-professed inventor of the comedian avatar, an actual cult leader, a black lipstick enthusiast, an owner of an authentic face mole, and -- finally -- the host of Ovation's new...

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The 20 "One Things" You Need To Bring To Burning Man 2014

(2) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 9:04 AM

Burning Man 2014 is upon us. Like, really upon us. Come August 25, the sands of Black Rock City will be covered in the footprints of desert urchins who just want to burn shit soak up the meditative suns of Nevada. So -- in the days leading up...

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Marina Abramopug Is The Puppy Version Of Marina Abramovic We Never Knew We Needed

(3) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 9:13 AM

This is Marina Abramovic, undoubtedly the world's most famous living performance artist.

marina abramovic the artist is present

And this, dear friends, is Marina Abramopug.

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'WTF Renaissance' Explains What's Actually Happening In Classic Paintings

(6) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 10:10 AM

If you admire the soft sfumato of 15th century painting as much as you do the terse humor of Twitter, @WtfRenaissance is about to become your best friend.

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Artist Weaves Fiona Apple Lyrics Into Turkish Rugs, And We Want Them All

(4) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 9:46 AM

What happens when you combine the saturated, woven beauty of Turkish textiles with the dark, emotional resonance of Fiona Apple lyrics? Thanks to Germany-based artist Selma Alaçam, we have an answer to the unlikely question. In summary: pure, East-meets-West delight.


In her two-part series,...

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