Can American tourism afford not to allow topless sunbathing?
I'm a big admirer of iconic fashion photographer Helmut Newton and continue to be drawn to his evocative body of work. I particularly love his depiction of beautiful, hyper-strong women. Despite the S&M overtones, his subjects seem empowered; in control yet fiercely feminine.
A bit over a year ago now, I guess, Alexis Hilliard moved to New York. She came here to develop her skills at the New York Academy of Art. She's not a celebrity in the world overall, but I am a member of a very narrow sector among whom her face, if not her name, is extraordinarily well known. I've been looking at her face for nearly a decade.
Actress, comedian, and Garfunkel and Oates band member Riki Lindhome, stopped by the Nerd HQ stage at Comic-Con 2013 to chat about shooting her supe...
Know that more people than you might suspect have been to nude beaches. Your friendly mailman, your manicurist, your best friend are all suspect. Nude beachgoers and nude beaches are everywhere. Of course, you can fly off to any one of a number of gorgeous warm weather resorts. But you have the option of staying closer to home.
Cities, counties and states all have public golf courses, tennis courts, parks, and beaches for the clothed public. Where are all the topless and nude beaches? Here are 10 beaches I would love to see with portions set aside for topless and nude sunbathing.
"I do really get into that small space in the painting. I like the rounded shape of that armpit, that's kind of pleasing to me. Separating the parts of the model from the rest of the body is a way I can claim them and make them my own, and turn them into compositions."
Are you going to dare and go bare this summer? When you take a nude beach vacation, what bugs you?
Everyone is invited, newbies and nudists alike.
Americans naturally think Europeans are more sophisticated when it comes to sunbathing "au naturel." The reality is, however, that the U.S. has some of nicest, most popular, well managed, and friendliest nude sunbathing resorts in the world.
We first found out about Natalie White's exhibition at Rox Gallery after reading a New York Post article about cops visiting the gallery after receivi...
Anne Harris, "Invisible Girl," 2007, 33 1/2 x 31 inches watercolor (verso) with watercolor, graphite and oil (recto) on frosted mylar "I'm s...
Cooper Hefner, the 21-year-old (and youngest) son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, made some bold claims regarding the artistic merits of his father's ...
"I'd look at [Colt men] as a kid and say, 'That's what I want to be when I grow up,'" Brian Doyle tells me. "These guys were like Greek sculptures. You knew whoever was behind it really studied classical art and classical bodies. It seemed like such an honor to be in the pantheon of these men."
Galleristas also compete for attention, and this winter it's the nude gone wild or human sculpture lying on the floor. Nothing is more eye-catching than the human condition is all its pathos and glory.