Articles tagged helmut newton, photography, fashion, 1980s, nudity, controversial, candice bergen, tina brown, catherine deneuve, faye dunaway, robert evans, karl lagerfeld, helmut newton, june newton, charlotte ramp

3 Jan 2008 // 3:13 AM

Persepolis

Personal and political history is delivered with a sharp mix of comedy and tragedy (Marjane lies in bed, the "camera" hovering overhead as she declares herself a communist after learning her grandfather was jailed for same).

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22 Oct 2007 // 2:52 AM

New York is awash in photojournalism—but is it art?

NEW YORK—The panoramic photograph of a bootless soldier, sprawled almost gracefully in death in Afghanistan, might have made readers pause for a moment if

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Women Who Write by Stefan Bollmann

The category "women who write" has been interpreted in its broadest sense, to refreshing effect.

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Part 3: The Stellar ‘70s

When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.

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YSL? Why not?

For Yves Saint-Laurent, clothes are a way of life and not a way of dressing; you may be wearing the most anodyne of dresses, but if you walk with one hand in your pocket then you create a mind-set.

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20 May 2007 // 4:18 AM

The world’s initial glimpse of Mary McCartney, first-born child of Paul and Linda McCartney, was in a casual snapshot of her perennially cute dad.

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30 Apr 2007 // 2:55 AM

For the better part of two decades, Colin Hay was a man at work. More precisely, he was the leader and principal songwriter of Men

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27 Apr 2007 // 6:26 AM

Is it about art? Fashion? Is it actually about paper? I’m not entirely sure how I should go about answering these questions, as Paper

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Black Sabbath: The Dio Years

Ronnie James Dio's tenure in Black Sabbath was brief, but it resulted in some of the greatest songs in heavy metal history.

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“Rue de la Bucherie” (1865/1869) by French photographerCharles Marville is found in the exhibit, “Paris inTransition: Photographs from the National Gallery ofArt,” at the National Gallery

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Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

'70s and '80s nostalgia trend in comics? This series is soaking in it!

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8 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Super Paper Mario

It is Super Paper Mario's quick wit, above all, that makes it such a joy to play.

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Gandhi (25th Anniversary Edition) (1982)

The filmmakers tend to aestheticize, rather than dramatize, Gandhi's politics, but despite its superficialities, Gandhi remains eminently watchable a quarter of a century after its original release.

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8 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Boston Legal - Season 2

Boston Legal, fashioned out of the decaying corpse of The Practice, alternates its vaudevillian cases with ones involving pungent social issues.

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27 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Changing Times (2004)

Changing Times consistently rings true. It is gripping, thoughtful and concise.

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Mommie Dearest: Hollywood Royalty Edition (1981)

Watching Mommie Dearest: Hollywood Royalty Edition with John Waters' commentary track is like seeing it with your sharpest, funniest friend, who just happens to have inside dish on Melanie Griffith.

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7 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Starting Over (1979)

Starting Over captures the sting of loving someone despite knowing he is going to break your heart.

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Yves Saint-Laurent: His Life and Times (2004)

As much as he ostensibly seems to be in denial about it, Saint-Laurent did bring a new level of aesthetic consciousness to segments of the consumer market where it hadn't before been.

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10 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Starlet

Faye Dunaway established herself as a great muse of cinema, not in the sense that she inspired great movies, but that her inspired performances buoyed her films.

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21 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Talking Picture (2003)

A Talking Picture is marked lamentably by self-congratulation, cultural pretension, and Islamophobia.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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