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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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Solid Black Tattoos Are Having A Moment, For People Who Love Ink And Pain

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 2:00 PM

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Artist Creates Sculptures From Bacteria Growing On Her Face

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 1:10 PM

You see your face every day, reflected in the mirror, in random windows and sunglasses and screens. You know what you look like, down to the mole that sprouts hairs you have to keep an eye out for. But when it comes to bacteria, the microscopic intruders making...

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성폭행 피해자들은 그때 이런 옷을 입고 있었다(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 11:56 AM


지금까지도, 아주 무례한 질문 한 가지가 마치 당연한 일인 것처럼 익숙하게 받아들여지고 있다.

성폭력을 당한 여성은 이미 정신적으로, 신체적으로, 스스로 상처받은 상태다. 그러나 시간이 지나면 지날수록 이 상처는 사그라들지 않고 계속 상기된다. 바로 그 여성의 친구들, 가족들, 대학 행정팀, 또는 이 사건에 대해 더욱 잘 알아야...

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これ土で作ったの? 世界の美しい土の建築がすごい(画像集)

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 9:45 PM


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Estas 'freiras' que plantam e comercializam maconha na Califórnia são um barato

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 2:44 PM


Quando Shaughn Crawford e John DuBois ouviram falar de duas freiras feministas que plantam maconha, sabiam que tinham de fotografá-las. Eles encontraram as “irmãs”, que graciosamente os convidaram para conhecer o “convento” que elas fundaram na região central do Estado da Califórnia.

Antes de...

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Your 'Lemonade' Fan Fiction Is Here And It's Juicy As Hell

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 2:16 PM

Imagine, if you will: Her majesty Beyoncé comes home after her latest masterpiece "Lemonade" is released into the world, leaving everyone with a Tidal subscription forever changed. Waiting for her is Jay Z, the big homie himself, who, as multiple memes have succinctly expressed, is not having a good day. 

What happens next? How does Jay react to Bey's stunning tale of infidelity and reconciliation? Will he bow down to the Queen, drowning in a flood of desperation and regret? Will he pledge to never, ever cross the baddest woman in the game again? Will they have angry sex? Will Taraji P. Henson and Ava DuVernay come over?

Now, thanks to the Baltimore native Eric Richardson, your questions will be answered. Presenting "The Lemons," the first piece of fan fiction imagining what goes down beyond the Carters' closed doors. 

Since the hilarious work of fiction debuted on WordPress, Twitter has declared it required reading. Everyone -- from Beyoncé's mom Tina Knowles to her sister Solange to baby Blue to Kanye West -- makes an appearance. The epic feat of imagination even gets supernatural with a surrealist cameo by the late and great Prince.

In an interview with Fusion, Richardson explained that, despite the convincing drama he lays down in his work of monumental fiction, he's not even sure that "Lemonade" is based on true events. "Beyoncé is an entertainer and clearly she’s a veteran. I would think that with the rumors going around, there were some things that were going on, so she just figured, I’m going to make a whole album about my emotions. I write raps and stuff too; sometimes you’ll exaggerate what you’re feeling to make better music. For all we know, he might not have even cheated. He might have just looked at a chick."

Where does art end and life begin? We may never know, but luckily we have "The Lemons" to get our fill of juice in the meantime. 

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Photographer Documents What Students Wore When They Were Sexually Assaulted

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 12:18 PM

By now, the offensive question has become so familiar it's basically routine.

A woman is sexually assaulted; her agency, body, and selfhood violated. Yet, time and time again, the response to such an obtrusive act of physical or psychological violence often uttered by friends, family, university administrators or...

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Feminist Artist Embroidered Rap Lyrics Onto Lingerie To Start A Conversation

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 8:24 PM

It would be nice if all of our passions corresponded neatly with our ideals. Then all of our convictions, rituals, turn ons and hobbies could fit easily into a single, orderly box, with no stray quirks or preferences. Alas, life is sloppy and complex and so are we. As...

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Great News: Artists Might Share Common Traits With Psychopaths

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 1:48 PM

Great and not at all scary news, art world: A recent study published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal concluded that you may want to be wary of the artists, actors, and musicians in your life, seeing as they often share certain neuropsychological features with individuals exhibiting...

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The 'Rain Room' Goes Full Purple Rain In Honor Of Prince

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 11:54 AM

This past weekend, much of the world has been shedding purple tears in honor of Prince's passing. One of the most powerful tributes to the pop idol was at Random International's buzzy "Rain Room," now installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 


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Μια σύντομη ιστορία του θρυλικού κιμονό μέσα από συναρπαστικές φωτογραφίες και γεγονότα

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 7:13 AM

courtesy thames and hudson

Το κιμονό -το οποίο μεταφράζεται επακριβώς ως “αυτό που φοριέται”- είναι ένα παραδοσιακό ένδυμα της Ιαπωνίας που ορίζεται από τις ευθείες ραφές του, το σχήμα “Τ” και τις έντονες διακοσμητικές του λεπτομέρειες. Παρά το γεγονός πως υπάρχει από τα τέλη του όγδοου αιώνα,...

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Un photographe a accumulé des déchets pendant quatre ans pour montrer à quel point les humains gaspillent

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 4:23 PM

365 unpacked

En 2011, le photographe autodidacte Antoine Repessé a arrêté de se débarrasser de ses déchets recyclables. Avec l'aide de 200 amis et collègues, il a accumulé 70 mètres cubes de déchets recyclables. Après avoir complètement rempli son appartement en France avec des rouleaux de papier...

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What The Purple One Can Teach Us About Life, Death And Grief

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 3:38 PM

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Queen Yayoi Kusama Named One Of Time's 100 Most Influential People

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 12:51 PM

Congratulations to Yayoi Kusama, Priestess of the Polka Dot, for being named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2016. [Cue an infinity net of polka dots lifting the wigged goddess into the cosmos.] 

Kusama, now 87 years old, has been making art since she was...

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Warning: This Activity Book May Give You A Biebergasm

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 12:16 PM

Calling all Beliebers, Biebettes, Bieberholics and Bieberphiles -- yes, these are all real entries in the Bieber Dictionary -- instead of wasting your days on the Internet waiting for pop culture's cutest enfant terrible to rock a new culturally insensitive hairstyle or maybe get with Kourtney Kardashian, why not...

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Surreal Lighter Protectors Are The Ultimate Summer Camping Accessory

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 4:12 PM

Christina Kenton first elected to make protectors for her lighters because at night, left outside, they got chilly. And in the morning, after a stay in the great outdoors, they often would no longer work. So, she built her lighters a casing to keep them warm.

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A Photographer Collected Four Years Worth Of Trash To Show Just How Wasteful Humans Can Be

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 2:23 PM

In 2011, self-taught photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing things away. Along with 200 friends and colleagues, he accumulated around 70 cubic meters (or 18,000 liquid gallons) of recyclable waste. After he filled his flat in France to the brim with toilet rolls, newspapers, water bottles, cans and boxes...

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How Artists Are Using Row Houses To Empower Citizens In Houston

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 11:36 AM

In the 1970s, conceptual artist Joseph Beuys gave a series of lectures about his theory on social sculpture; mainly, that life is art, people are artists, and we all have the power to mold and shape aspects of our lives creatively.

"My objects are to...

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Fotógrafo documenta beijos em lugares públicos ao redor do mundo

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 2:15 PM

Você pode ter o coração mole e soltar um “oooh” quando vê dois adolescentes se agarrando num parque, ou então ser aquele tipo de cínico que vira os olhos quando duas pessoas se beijam em público. De qualquer jeito, com certeza vai sorrir ao ver a série de fotos

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Saudi Arabian Artist Turns A Daily Fashion Log Into Feminist Activism

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 4:56 PM

The photo essay "What She Wore," like many outfit-of-the-day-themed websites, features the daily ensembles of Nouf Alhimiary and her close friends. Only, instead of alternating between patterned onesies and plaid crop tops, Alhimiary, as a Saudi woman, dresses consistently in a long, black robe known as...

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