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Do You Believe in Magic?

By: Nina Clevinger

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you trimming shears and a shit-ton of incredible opportunities, you break off your engagement, move to a new city, and start working as an alchemist – an alchemist of hair, that is.  858 more words


The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

The Old Guitarist is an oil on canvas, which stands at an impressive four by two, two thirds of a feet. The piece was created by Picasso, sometime during 1903-1904, and rests at The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. 692 more words


Meet the Artist: Juan Pablo

The rawness of his voice matches the paintings in Juan Pablo’s studio. “Sorry, late night”, he says, clearing his throat, and a chair for me. A crystal ashtray dense with discarded cigarettes sits on a small table, like a paperweight, atop reams of sketches and drawings that lift and settle with the movement of a ceiling fan.

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The Magic behind The In Between Space

On a warm Chicago night, Rootwork gallery opened their first exhibition on Sept. 9th titled “The In Between Space: Black Magic. Black Manhood. Black Matter.” 440 more words


[Caterham] Lovely Retro Limited-edition Seven Sprint Has Been Introduced

Since the end of production of original Lotus Seven, the brainchild of Sir Colin Chapman, in 1972, Caterham bought the rights and keep introducing various Sevens today. 166 more words


Stone Kings

It took five men five months to build that hand hewn stone wall”, Ata tells me as we survey the 3.5 meter high structure. The wall curves along 10 meters of treescape, and is thick enough for me to dance on.

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Time Travel with La Négresse

It is no coincidence that I experienced “La Négresse” by Jean Baptiste Carpeaux while at the Berkeley Art Museum last week.  At the time I was reading “Kindred” by Octavia Butler, a pseudo science fiction novel (for lack of a better genre) set simultaneously in slavery and 1976.   622 more words