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Courtesy of Scarlett LaceyScarlet with one of her paintings. The paintings transform from landscapes to nudes when the blacklight turns on. On a recent hot and sticky afternoon in Los Angeles, an artist and a reporter met in a building on the edge of Skid Row. They were on a mission to view s ... More >>
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I've been unnoticeably absent from Fashion Week this season for no real reason other than I have been doing lots of random shit. It's not 'cause of any beef I may have with Smashbox (even though I am on Fern Mallis' shitlist after accidentally misquoting her in a piece I wrote for the LA Times - she ... More >>
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One exposed the death squads, the other covered them up
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The amazing adventures of Ethan Feld
The Bush administrations shell game in Colombia
Ryszard Kapuscinski, the great prose poet of international disorder
Susan Tyrrell’s sentimental journey through money, fame, sex and amputation
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