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21 Times Western Art History Bowed Down To The Beauty Of The Belly

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work environments. Once upon a time, approximately 30,000 years ago, in a place now...

Priscilla Frank

What Happens To A Photographer When His Mother Becomes His Muse? | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

We often assume that most people who take photos of their mother do so under specific circumstances: family vacations, celebratory occasions, or a can...

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...

Daily Meditation: The Muses

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

9 Muses Who Inspired Incredible Literature

Sally O'Reilly | Posted 07.27.2014 | Home
Sally O'Reilly

Love, passion, poetry, pain, suffering and drug-crazed self-destruction, although not necessarily in that order. Being a muse -- or channelling one -- is clearly a high risk occupation.

Krewe Of Muses: Mardi Gras Parades Explained! (PHOTOS)

Kenny Klein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Okay, I'll admit it. When I first came to New Orleans back in the '80s, I didn't know much. In the 30 years since that conversation, I have leaned much. Now I live on the parade route. This week, I have seen some amazing Mardi Gras parades, including last week's Krewe Of Muses

Modern Day Muses: Women to Watch in 2014

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

In honor of National Women's Day, I'd like to recognize the dynamic women from different corners of the globe who are inspiring me right now.

Mardi Gras Begins

Kenny Klein | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Kenny Klein

If you have never seen a New Orleans parade, it's hard to explain the energy, the magnitude and the sheer excitement. The best way I could describe Krewe du Veiux upon seeing it for the first time was "a quarter mile of moving chaos."

PHOTOS: Artists' Muses Captured In New Book

Posted 10.03.2012 | Home

Farid Abdelouahab recounts the stories of thirty-two women who, through their temperament, beauty, talent, and pure magnetism, enthralled society’s ...

Musing About Muses (Part 2)

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

The purpose of having a muse is to receive inspiration for creative endeavors. So why shouldn't anyone not necessarily endowed with artistic genius be empowered by a personal muse as a natural component and companion to daily living?

Musing About Muses (Part 1)

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Do you realize that we all have an intuitive muse available to us? All we have to do is extend an invitation.

Emily Gras: Muses Show Their Soul After Girl Is Bullied at Parade

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.25.2012 | Good News
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Reading about the worst of human nature in a celebration that's all about joy gripped the hearts of readers and the outpouring of support has reached avalanche proportions.

Record High Mardi Gras Crowds in New Orleans (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Down in New Orleans where the blues was born, it takes a cool cat to blow a horn" - Mardi Gras Mambo. Mardi Gras season is in high gear in the City o...

Our Muses, Ourselves: Why Women Like Me Run Away From Home

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Holly Robinson

Most women are people-pleasers, willing to charge in to fill the black holes of need around us, even if that means sacrificing the time and concentration we need to be creative.

The Eternally Amusing Muse: Women Who Inspire Me

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

As a male makeup artist, I can relate to the muse doctrine. Men have always looked to women for inspiration, guidance and approval.

Will Adopt Asian Girl, No Problem

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Benedict

We are the two happy misfits in the family, unconnected by blood or official documents, and connected in our certainty that family is more than either.