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The Skinny on GOP Trip to the Holy Land

Despite a stodgy reputation, Republicans are capable of a little craziness. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was moved to scold a group of GOP congressmen who drank and went swimming—at least one of them in the nude (that’s him pictured)—during a “fact-finding” trip to Israel last year.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Giving Famous Nudes the Photoshop Treatment

So much for Rubenesque: An artist by the memorable name of Anna Utopia Giordano has reshaped the famous figures of several nudes from classical paintings—think Velazquez, Bouguereau and Botticelli—to give them a 21st-century sensibility. (Read: They’re a lot skinnier.)

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 READ MORE


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Miss California to Lose Her Tiara?

Over the course of a couple weeks, Carrie Prejean—model, Miss California and marriage moralizer—has kicked up her fair share of controversy, and now she could be in danger of losing her title for taking her crusade against gay marriage past the parameters set by her pageant contract and for posing seminude four years ago.

 

Posted on May 5, 2009 READ MORE


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Blagojevich Immortalized in Nude Painting

The good news for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in this report is that a Chicago artist is using the governor’s likeness as inspiration for his latest painting.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008 READ MORE


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AP Photo / Keystone / Laurent Gillieron

The Skinny on Climate Change

By way of pointing out the vulnerability of both the human body and the global climate, artist Spencer Tunick photographed around 600 eco-conscious men and women in the altogether, posing atop a diminishing glacier in the Swiss Alps for Greenpeace.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007 READ MORE


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Mexicans Bare All for Art’s Sake

About 18,000 people converged in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza Sunday, shucked their clothes and posed for photographer Spencer Tunick, far outstripping his former record of 7,000 in Barcelona. 

Posted on May 7, 2007 READ MORE


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Only in America. Seriously.

A fifth-grade teacher is out of a job after leading a class through an art museum in Dallas. One of her students saw nude art; the student’s parent complained; the teacher is suspended.
Even crazier: Local TV stations are blacking out Greek sculpture genitalia during newscasts.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


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Teen Sex Comedies, Seriously

Literary rock star Dave Eggers’ magazine The Believer does a cover story on how 1980s teenage sex comedies “reflect a larger human and cultural failure to ... integrate sexual desire into regular life.”

Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


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