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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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Beloved 4-Year-Old Photographer Is Now 5 Years Old And Publishing A Book

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 2:15 PM

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Exploring The Moon-Centric Mythology Of The Feminine Occult

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 7:54 PM

The moon is one of the only celestial bodies with features graspable by an Earthling's naked eye. She is a shapeshifter, slinking away from a full orb to a mere sliver and back again. Yet, despite the eternal flux, her identity remains constant. She balances darkness and light in...

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A Photographer Traveled The World Snapping Portraits Of Women And Girls 'Living On The Edge'

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 4:50 PM

On the cover of Mark Tuschman's photography book, Faces of Courage, a young girl of 13 stares boldly at the viewer. Her name is Kala and she lives in the rural Pali district of Rajasthan, India. Kala has been married since she was three months old; she's lived...

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Welcome To The Radical World Of Contemporary Collage

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 4:19 PM

Think of an artist locked up in the studio, trembling before a blank canvas, paintbrush in hand, ideas and potential visions swirling in the imagination. Now, think of an artist amidst a heap of materials -- magazine clippings and unfinished artworks, scraps of junk and found photos. There is...

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And Here's The Emoji Pantone Mashup You've Been Waiting For

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 3:15 PM

In the realm of aesthetically-inclined pop culture goodies, two forces reign supreme. In one corner of the ring we have the the iconic, little images that spruce up your awkward text messages -- we're talking the smiley poop, the twin ballerinas, the happy devil man. Emoji! On the...

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These Elegant, Flippable Illustrations Will Leave You Hypnotized

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 1:16 PM

Sweden-based illustrator Patrik Svensson has an eye for simplicity. His black-and-white drawings, somewhere between a Rorschach test and Japanese ink wash painting, are the visual equivalent of a swift one liner, a clever pun or a classy double entendre. His newest series of drawings...

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Hyperrealist Artist Brings His Idols To Life With Wildly Detailed Depictions

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:00 PM

How do you honor your idols? Do you hang up their posters, drown your ears in their music, spend your every free moment telling friends and strangers why their impact is unparalleled? Do you Google their names, read up on their Wikipedia pages, Instagram them as your #MCM and...

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How One Woman Is Using Tinder And Instagram To Find Nude Models To Draw

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 1:13 PM

Warning: This post contains (illustrated) nudity and may not be suitable for work.

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Ai Weiwei Discovers Listening Devices Hidden Throughout His Art Studio

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 11:27 AM

Over the weekend, well known Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei uploaded photographs to Instagram and Twitter revealing the existence of previously hidden listening devices planted in the walls of his Beijing art studio. 

"There will always be surprises," Ai wrote alongside the following image, posted on Sunday. 

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Οι σταθμοί τρένου της Νέας Υόρκης γέμισαν με χορευτές

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Εάν ψάχνετε έναν λόγο για να χαμογελάσετε σήμερα, ο λογαριασμός στον Instagram με όνομα Dancers of NY θα σας δώσει αρκετούς. Το φωτογραφικό εγχείρημα που ξεκίνησε ο φωτογράφος James Jin απαθανατίζει χορευτές που αποκαλούν την Νέα Υόρκη «σπίτι τους» να χορεύουν μέσα σε σταθμούς τρένου και να σκορπίζουν...

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Afrofuturist Photos Transform Senegal's Trash Into Haute Couture

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 7:25 PM

There are certain depictions of African life we in the West are all too accustomed to seeing: Images of poverty, violence and corruption conjure a one-note vision of an abject space that fails to capture the complexity bubbling beneath the surface. 

Photographer Fabrice Monteiro, however,...

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Women, Wear This Feminist Artist's Anti-Rape Cloak To Definitely Not Get Raped

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 11:34 AM

Ladies, autumn is upon us, and fall style isn't far behind. Expect plenty of burnt oranges, faux furs, suedes and, of course, ponchos!

But this season, there is also something for those of you who want to incorporate a look that says, "Men of the world,...

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When A Local Women's Shelter Takes Over An Art Gallery, Beautiful Things Happen

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 9:09 PM

Each Wednesday evening, around 6:30 p.m., an unlikely group of artists congregate in the activity room downstairs at the Anne Douglas Center for Women, located in downtown LA. For an hour and a half, we sing along to Mariah Carey, swap tales from the weekend, compliment...

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This Photographer Made It Her Mission To Chronicle The Long-Term Love Of Gay Couples

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 7:11 PM

The photograph above captures Chris and Cris, a 23-year-old college graduate and a 28-year-old freelance photographer, approximately six months into their relationship. 

"All my relationships prior to this, I was the 'wife,'" Cris, on the left,...

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You'll Never Make Authentic Art If You Aim To Please

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 2:46 PM

So you want to be an artist. Not just someone who is good at painting, drawing, sculpting, but someone who truly understands things as they are, and communicates these most elusive truths to others through a quietly unforgettable image. Right? 

Such an exalted goal comes with some...

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Instagram Account Documents The Varied And Vibrant Dancers Of NYC

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 1:29 PM

Why walk to the subway -- shoulders hunched, eyes glued to your iPhone, elbows ready to shove -- when you can leap, prance, sashay your way to the 163rd street C train? Well, probably because you can't. And I can't either, but the talented rays of dancing sunshine below most...

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Why The Surprisingly Feminist Themes Of An Ancient Greek Play Are Relevant Today

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 7:12 PM

Los Angeles' Getty Villa is a contemporary ode to the architecture and artwork of Ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria, modeled with striking allegiance to the original villas dating back to 650 B.C.

So the villa's outdoor theater is a fitting match for Luis Alfaro's "Mojada:...

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Introducing The Beautifully Badass League Of Lady Wrestlers

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 5:22 PM

What's the best way to take down the patriarchy? You can subvert it. Confront it. Overturn it. Or, you can take a cue from the League of Lady Wrestlers and you can leapfrog body guillotine that patriarchy into a bloody pulp.

Meet The Stinker, Helga Hysteria, and...

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Let's Talk About Horror In Art

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 2:20 PM

There are certain tropes we've come to recognize and expect when it comes to horror in film. The suspicious glance. The car that won't start. The rattling door. The flickering lights. The silence that swells with intensity. The thing itself and the blood it leaves behind. There's a narrative...

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