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Frida Kahlo

9 Beauty Icons You Can Easily Be for Halloween

Byrdie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Style

As much as we'd like to be the one who goes all out for Halloween -- full face paint, crazy costume, the works -- we just aren't. We'd rather take the holiday as an opportunity to switch up our standard beauty look and pay tribute to our favorite beauty icons.

One Comic Summarizes The Story Of Mexican Hero Frida Kahlo

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts

It's not hard to fall in love with Frida Kahlo. Her unflappable courage, searing artistic vision, torrential passion and iconic sense of style. But K...

The Typical Princess Story Just Got An Awesome Latina Makeover

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.16.2015 | Latino Voices

Forget Cinderella and Rapunzel. A new book series for kids is replacing typical princess characters with something a little more realistic. Inste...

Mexico City Travel: 7 Cool Things To Do in Xochimilco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To summarize some of the excitement that awaits, I've come up with a list of 7 things to do on a Mexico City day trip to Xochimilco.

I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: Living in the Present

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

When I became aware that Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa had choreographed an acclaimed ballet to Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, I was determined to meet her.

Why You May Not Have Ever Seen An Original Frida Kahlo In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo is having a moment. Equal parts art-world underdog, feminist icon and object of kitsch, Kahlo's legacy seems as miraculous as her too-shor...

Frida Kahlo Comic Sums Up The Remarkable Joys Of Being Strange

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts

Every one of us, from time to time, feels a little bit out of place in our own skin.  Whether you feel left out, misunderstood, teased, underesti...

The Beautiful Mustachioed Woman: How Frida Kahlo Inspired Me To Accept My Flaws

Angelica Sereda | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Angelica Sereda

As I read about Frida, I learned that she didn't shy away from her flaws (obviously). She celebrated them and she chose to do it in a "take it or leave it" sort of way. She could've easily left out her mustache in her self-portraits but instead she chose to paint her reality, something she constantly prided herself in.

How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into he...

Authors and Obsessive Themes

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.01.2015 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Writers often don't recognize their own embedded themes until after writing "the end"--and sometimes not even then. True revelations are often handed to us by reviewers, book clubs, and Goodreads. Only by looking back do we recognize our sore spots and consistent curiosity.

New Yorkers, Here's Your Chance To Visit Frida Kahlo's Personal Garden

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts

Left: Frida Kahlo's "The Frame," 1938. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Right: A wall is decorated with pre-Colombian sculptures and words that read in Sp...

Jenny Holzer And Frida Kahlo Have The Unexpected Artist Collaboration Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo is the famed Mexican surrealist who, between her birth in 1907 and death in 1954, graced the world with a mine of impassioned autobiogra...

Frida's Garden, Frida's Closet: The Artist and Her Personal Artifacts

MutualArt | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts

Of all the important artists of the modern era, Frida Kahlo's work is perhaps the most inseparable from her biography and her unique physical appearance. Her life and art are presently interpreted in three exhibitions

Top Art Exhibits to Catch In NYC, Spring/Summer 2015 Edition

Nana Meriwether | Posted 06.02.2015 | New York
Nana Meriwether

If your spring awakening has been slow to start, may I suggest a cultural catalyst to help; Ascend from your wintry slump with a visit to some of the city's current art exhibits.

32 Times Art History Proved Body Hair Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world," Mexican painter Frida Kahlo once said, "but then I thought there are so many people i...

"Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

One might think that as the subject of innumerable books, a Hollywood movie, and status as a feminist and artistic icon, there wouldn't be anything more to add to the conversation on Frida Kahlo. However, the recently opened exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden entitled, "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" is proof to the opposite.

8 Frida Kahlo Quotes That Capture Her Infinite Wisdom And Fire

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts

Her passion, her devotion. Her vulnerability, her drive. Her vision, her fire. Her flower crowns, her eyebrows. There are infinite reasons to love...

Katherine Brooks

Why You Should Take Style Tips From Frida Kahlo's Closet | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo has long been celebrated for being extraordinary, photographer Ishiuchi Miyako asserts. From her canvases to her love affairs to h...

Are Basquiat's Brooklyn Notebooks and Kahlo's Painful Detroit Experience of Any Artistic Value?

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

I believe that Diego Rivera's and Frida Kahlo's frescoes, currently at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Jean Michel Basquiat; The Unknown Notebooks, currently at the Brooklyn Museum since last Friday, are examples of a curatorial trend in which the life of the artists is transformed into the source of artistic value of the art displayed.

Frida Kahlo's Love Letters Give Glimpse Into The Guarded Artist's Private Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts

"I don’t know how to write love letters," Frida Kahlo wrote in 1946. "But I wanted to tell you that my whole being opened for you. Since I fell in l...

Vintage Photographs Of Frida Kahlo Will Leave You Worshipping The Surrealist Queen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts

Her paintings blend tales of personal torment with surreal visions mined from the the wild subconscious. Somewhere between self-portraits and visual m...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

How Frida Kahlo's Miscarriage Put Her On The Path To Becoming An Iconic Artist | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts

Before Frida Kahlo reached her 25th birthday, the Mexican artist had contracted polio, survived a horrific bus accident and endured a traumatic miscar...

10 Amazing Female Artists And Their Male Muses

The Huffington Post | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

A recent essay in the Telegraph entitled “The Secret Lives of the Great Artists’ Lovers” begins: “For as long as man has painted, he (and it u...

8 Things to Do Mexico City

Curtis Ellis | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

Mexico is home to one of the planet's great urban travel destinations -- a city with unmatched cultural attractions and a world-renowned gastronomy scene. We're talking about Mexico City, and it's likely that most of what you think you know about it is wrong.