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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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New Orleans Art Explores How Food Preserves Difference In A Country Pushing For Sameness

(1) Comments | Posted December 26, 2014 | 11:42 AM

There are infinite reasons to love food. Its ability to warm your insides on a cold day -- and likewise, chill yourself on a sweaty one. It can take your belly on an exotic vacation on the cheap, or instantly provide the feeling of home. It tastes very, very good....

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These Eco-Friendly Artists Are Dreaming Of A Plastic Free Christmas

(3) Comments | Posted December 25, 2014 | 10:31 AM

White Christmases are so 2013.

This year we're taking a hint from our favorite artistic-activist collective Luzinterruptus and dreaming of a plastic-free Christmas, just like the ones we used to know -- you know, prior to industrialization and everything. In lieu of traditional greenery, we're ogling their Consumerist...

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10 Very Unorthodox Depictions Of Jesus In Art (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 10:43 AM

This year, in honor of Christmas and the age old art world tradition of pissing people off, we're revisiting a past tour through the most incorrigible depictions of Jesus ever to grace a canvas. Yes, the following artists most certainly made it to the naughty list for their...

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Stephen Colbert Teams Up With Street Artist JR -- Also, May Be Banksy

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Last week America bid a fond farewell to "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert's masterful pièce de résistance ... or so we thought. The Comedy Central show's finale aired on December 18, yet for those who rightfully pledge their allegiance to Colbert nation, rest assured, he is watching over us.

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Graffitis: des artistes de rue transforment un château écossais en havre psychédélique (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 10:57 AM

Qu’est-ce qui est plus cool qu’un château écossais? Un château écossais recouvert de graffitis, évidemment.

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Voici le château Kelburn, un édifice datant du XIIIe siècle situé à 56 km de Glasgow. Comme vous pouvez le constater, sa façade est plutôt inhabituelle. Le logement royal a été...

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The Tinder-Surfing Sculpture That Makes You Think Twice About Online Dating Personas

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 10:19 AM

Art can garner the reputation of being lavish, sophisticated and all around posher than you. But what if we told you that even sculptures participated in the universally best/worst time suck that is trolling Tinder?

Yes, artworks -- apparently -- use dating apps too.

Today we're looking at...

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Finish Off The Year Of The Booty With This 3D Book Of Butts (NSFW)

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 10:09 AM

Note: This article contains images of butts on butts. Consider yourself warned.

In years to come, historians will look back on the remnants of the strange and varied year known as 2014 and reiterate what YouTube viewers, Tumblr junkies and Paper Magazine readers knew to be true all along: this...

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The Ultimate Guide To Finding The Sketchbook Of Your Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 9:53 AM

So you want to be an artist? (Or an illustrator, or an architect, or just doodle from time to time?) You've come to the right place.

Step 1: Get a sketchbook. Now, this isn't quite as easy as it sounds. Why would you purchase any old sketchbook when, with...

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Un artiste saoudien documente la vie quotidienne derrière le voile intégral dans une série photos étonnante

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 10:56 AM

Alors que le port du voile est un choix pour les musulmanes, l'acte de porter le voile intégral, qui couvre même les yeux, est une tradition. Pour le photographe saoudien Faisal Almalki, ce rituel mystérieux était l'occasion de documenter la vie quotidienne des femmes cachées du reste du...

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A Retired Elementary School Teacher Turned Her Home Into a Folksy Fine Art Mecca

(4) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 10:41 PM

For many years, Ramona Otto was an elementary school teacher. Full disclosure: She was my elementary school teacher.

She'd often ask her students to bring in certain items for projects she was working on. Rulers, pencils and pins were often on her "treasure list." She'd work the...

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Incredible Bacteria-Laced Fabric Combines Art, Biology And Fashion

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Are you looking for that little je ne sais quois to spruce up your winter wardrobe? How about taking a hint from your middle school biology class and incorporating some bacterial colonies into your look?

But truly, this project is incredible. Experimental bio-design firm Studio Natsai Audrey has crafted a...

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Street Artists Turn An Old Scottish Castle Into A Psychedelic Graffiti Haven

(12) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 10:25 AM

Dear readers, riddle me this: What's the only thing cooler than a Scottish castle? A Scottish castle covered in psychedelic graffiti, of course.

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Allow us to introduce the Kelburn Castle, a 13th century building located 35 miles outside Glasgow. As you may notice,...

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Un artiste saoudien documente la vie quotidienne derrière le voile intégral dans une série photos étonnante

(7) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Alors que le port du voile est un choix pour les musulmanes, l'acte de porter le voile intégral, qui couvre même les yeux, est une tradition. Pour le photographe saoudien Faisal Almalki, ce rituel mystérieux était l'occasion de documenter la vie quotidienne des femmes cachées du reste du...

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11 Art Destinations That Double As Therapeutic Retreats

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 12:00 PM

There are many reasons to see art -- to get a taste of something beautiful, to engage in new ways with today's pressing questions, to escape to another era of the past, to see for a moment through another person's eyes. Yes, there are probably infinite reasons to spend some...

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Diese unbearbeiteten Fotos fangen die Magie der Mutterschaft ein – aus der Perspektive eines Vaters

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 2:35 PM

„Drei“ ist der dritte Teil einer visuellen Trilogie des Fotografen Fred Hüning. Die früheren Segmente "Einer" und "Zwei" schuf Hüning, als er sich in seine Freundin verliebte und als sie später auf tragische Weise eine Totgeburt erlitt. Die letzte „Rate“ bannt sein Leben nach der Geburt seines gesunden...

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Geniale Fotoserie: So sieht die Welt durch eine Burka aus

(11) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:19 PM

Die Vollverschleierung, die extrem konservative Muslimas tragen, verhüllt Körper und Figur, Hände und Haar, und das Gesicht inklusive der Augen.

Eine Mauer aus Stoff. Eine Mauer, die einsperrt und ausschließt, sagen westliche Kritiker. Eine Mauer, die vor Blicken und Unsitte schützt, sagen ihre Verfechter.

In Afghanistan tragen die Frauen...

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A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW)

(76) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 9:29 AM

Note: This article spans the history of erotic photography. Consider yourself warned.

Since the dawn of time -- or at least the dawn of the daguerrotype -- one subject has captivated artists of all mediums and movements alike with its beauty, intrigue and mystique. The odalisque, au natural, in her...

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The Anatomy of A Love Affair With Jean-Michel Basquiat

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Note: This post contains frontal nudity and may not be suitable for work.

It's hard to imagine a more talented, passionate and mercurial lover -- with better hair -- than Jean-Michel Basquiat. During his brief lifetime (he passed away of a drug overdose at only 27), the iconic artist...

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Catherine Opie Is The Mastermind Behind Portlandia's New Promo Art

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 9:08 AM

Normally, we don't get that excited for television promo art, but then again, most TV shows don't enlist our favorite artists to compose their advertisements.

On that note -- thank you, Portlandia, and thank you, Catherine Opie.

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Yes, Opie photographed the glorious Carrie Brownstein...

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Wildly Intricate Steampunk Sculptures Reveal An Apocalyptic Side Of Art

(6) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Where the industrial revolution meets the impending apocalypse, with a little bit of Rococo flair thrown in, that's where you'll find the endlessly embellished sculptures of Kris Kuksi. The artist warps used trinkets and tchotchkes, transforming them into fantastical machines, at once mechanical and supernatural, futuristic and primordial,...

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