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Jackie Beat

Roseanne Barr called her “the greatest drag queen on earth.” The New York Times warned that “small children may be frightened” of her ribald live performances. Both were probably right. Jackie Beat’s rowdy, flamboyant, celebrity-skewering musical parodies take no prisoners, twisting and playfully perverting the songs of Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and anyone else […]

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11 Famous Male Nudes from Art History

From towering billboards showing David Beckham in his underwear, to that supercharged superbowl ad for Calvin Klein, pop culture seems to have remembered lately that it’s not just women’s bodies people want to see. But artists have always known this, and have celebrated the male nude since antiquity in ways both reverential and erotic, from Greek sculpture to contemporary photography. Art history has, of course, provided no shortage of female […]

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Carolina Herrera Traded This Accessory
for Her Warhol Portrait

One New York night in 1979, the then-budding fashion designer Carolina Herrera was making the scene at Studio 54 when her gold-mesh-and-diamond Van Cleef & Arpels minaudière (a bejeweled clutch) caught a certain artist’s eye. “Andy took it and played with it all night long,” she recalls. “When he returned it he said, ‘If you […]

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