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Beauty Myth

Why Some Women Get Better With Age

April Brucker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
April Brucker

Sporting a rhinestone top and hot pants, her feet barely fitting into her glittering, impractical heels, Mrs. Longstreet would embark on her morning shopping trip. As this Suburban Gypsy Rose Lee strutted down the frozen food aisle for her big number, her flesh sagged like a flag at half-mast.

'Vagina': The Authorized Biography?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Paul Raeburn

I have not read the book. And I don't plan to. But I thought I should note that Vagina: A New Biography, by the feminist writer Naomi Wolf, has drawn scorn from science bloggers and literary critics alike.

Studs, Pigs and Dogs: Renaissance Portraits at the Met

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

2012-05-15-201205091.jpgAll commissioned portraits testify to the wealth of their subjects. But Niccolò's portrait speaks more clearly than most. Straining my ear, I thought I heard him whispering across the centuries.