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Priscilla Frank is the Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post. She studied Rhetoric at Berkeley and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Follow her @badgirlpripri.

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How Betty Woodman Became The Queen Of Ceramics

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 2:19 PM

There are certain mornings when kitchens become works of art. The red checkered tablecloth, the fruits in the fruit bowl, the colored coffee mugs with their scratched off insignias, and the cabinet's best selection of boxed cereals, frozen momentarily in arbitrary formations, all illuminated by morning light. 


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Woman Buys A Box Of Junk, Finds Original Andy Warhol Inside

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 2:35 PM

What is art? What is junk? Will we ever know for certain?

These eternal questions proved all the more impenetrable when, as The New York Post reported, a New Jersey woman found an Andy Warhol print inside of a recently purchased box of junk. Funnily...

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Every Day For 20 Years, Willard Hill Made A Sculpture From Trash

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 2:01 PM

"He just kept saying, 'I didn’t think anybody would care, I didn’t think anybody would care,'" Paige Wery explained in an interview with The Huffington Post.

Wery, the owner of Los Angeles' Good Luck Gallery, is describing her first interaction with artist Willard...

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Disorienting Nude Photos DGAF About Your Body Standards (NSFW)

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 12:14 PM

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work. 

Photographer Julia SH is from Sweden, where, she explained to The Huffington Post, people tend to have a "frank, everyday view of nudity." In her opinion, this likely stems from the kind of exposure a variety...

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Female Photographers Discuss The Real Anxieties Of Being Women

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 3:54 PM

"A woman must continually watch herself," critic John Berger wrote in Ways of Seeing. "One might simplify this by saying: men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at."

As a bona fide woman, I get the feeling. I've learned to both...

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A revista de arte outsider que enxerga todos como artistas

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 1:56 PM


“Sempre me interessei pela arte estranha”, explicou ao Huffington Post John Maizels, hoje editor da revista Raw Vision. “Eu viajava e colecionava coisas. Não sabia realmente que isso tinha nome, até que descobri Jean Dubuffet.”

A história soa vagamente familiar. Passei o mês de janeiro, até...

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Inside Rihanna's Weirdly Emo Album Cover

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 12:16 PM

When Rihanna's newest album "Anti" dropped last week, the general reaction was a happy confusion. The reigning pop star known for her electro bangers and tropical reggae swagger presented a mellow mishmash of musical stylings highlighting her vocal flux and authentic soulfulness. If you were expecting a...

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20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 6:57 PM

In December, The New York Times invited noted writers, actors and public figures to share their favorite poems, reaching out to people like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Elena Ferrante Tavi Gevinson, Lena Dunham and Junot Díaz, among others. 

After reading the published list, Tabia Alexine,...

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Your Visual Guide To The Timeless Queens Of Pin-Up

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 5:03 PM

The bombshell above is Fannie Belle Fleming, also known as Blaze Starr, the stripper and comedienne hailed as the Queen of Burlesque. She was known for her fiery red hair and even more fiery sense of humor, often ending an erotic strip tease by releasing smoke from between...

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A Breakup-Themed Coloring Book To Help You Get Over An Ex

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 5:13 PM

"A relationship, I think, is like a shark," Woody Allen, as Alvy Singer, famously declared in 1977's "Annie Hall." "You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."

And with that, the neurotic...

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How A Nocturnal Politician Became The Unlikely Father Of Wildlife Photography

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 2:22 PM

In the late 19th and early 20th century, photographer George Shiras lived something of a double life.

During the day, he served as a successful lawyer and politician, eventually becoming a member of the House of Representatives for the state of Pennsylvania. At night, however, he roamed...

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In A Mental Health Center In Italy, A Patient Created Her Own World Through Art

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 1:42 PM

If you happened to visit the Outsider Art Fair in New York last month, you were likely greeted by a string of sunny drawings in candy-colored chalk and crayon, depicting architectural forms with anthropomorphic qualities that fade in and out of view.

These pastel creations are...

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Black-And-White Illustrations Depict Women (Quite Happily) Being Alone

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 12:10 PM

There are few things better than waking up in the morning with a space to yourself. Alone in your palace, you're free to roam around in your underwear, turn on your favorite embarrassing playlist, stretch out on every available surface and read, nap, eat, nap, repeat. 


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All Hail Rihanna, A Slacker And A Boss

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 8:34 PM

I snagged the Twitter handle @badgirlpripri after chuckling in my head for about three seconds and seeing it was still available. (Only later did I realize that Rihanna's Instagram handle was actually @badgalriri.) 

I occasionally regret the decision, like when spelling it out for my boyfriend's dad...

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Photos Capture Young Boys And Men Learning Masculinity At Boxing Clubs

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 4:02 PM

There's something strange and sometimes wonderful about watching a kid register, scrutinize and assume the patterns and behaviors exhibited by adults. For example, the first time a young boy or girl makes a concerted effort to embody masculinity, strength, gusto or power, whether through a cross-armed stance or...

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Stunning Works Of Macro Photography Ask You To Look Closer

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 2:35 PM

From a distance, an eye looks like nothing more than a little black marble. The closer you get, however, the more peculiarities begin to bubble up to the surface -- the specks of gold and green, a reflection of light, hints of moisture that build up around the...

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Painter Vanessa Prager Talks Beauty And Makeup, And Art Too

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 2:31 PM

Makeup both accentuates the real, obscures the imperfect, and actualizes the artificial. A little blush can highlight the cheekbone while some concealer can brighten up those dark eye circles. Mascara, when clumped on layer after layer, becomes something almost inhuman; lacquered eyelashes appear like a spider dipped...

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How To Turn Thrift Store Figurines Into Naughty Works Of Art

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 12:55 PM

At first glance, the diminutive ceramic figures of English artist Amy Douglas look like something you might spot at an antique store and pick up to surprise Grandma. The refurbished Staffordshire figurines, part of a longstanding tradition in English folk art, sure do look good on...

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The Government Is Hiring A Burning Man Manager, And The Position Is Hella Corporate

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 7:01 PM

Attention: Hippies, burners, dreamers and doers. Ahem, I mean, people with knowledge of land management concepts, skills in applying analytical and evaluative methods, and an understanding of FLPMA and other legislation.

Look alive, qualified individuals! Because the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land...

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Delving Into The Shadowy World Of Occult Art

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 2:22 PM

"The word occult simply means hidden," curator and writer Pam Grossman explained to The Huffington Post.

Grossman is the curator of "Language of the Birds," an exhibition now on view at New York University's 80WSE Gallery. The exhibition's title alludes to the mystical belief...

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