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True Blumenfeld – life and works of photographer Erwin Blumenfeld

True Blumenfeld – life and works of photographer Erwin Blumenfeld David Colman Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld created some of the most memorable fashion imagery of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s by endowing his pictures with something totally new – substance. It’s an idea that still resonates today “Beauty is not pretty” may sound like the title […]

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when she was 20, fame came knocking, and Gwyneth Paltrow opened the door. more than a decade later, there are still a lot of callers, but the actress may have other ideas in mind

Gwyneth Paltrow: when she was 20, fame came knocking, and Gwyneth Paltrow opened the door. more than a decade later, there are still a lot of callers, but the actress may have other ideas in mind Brad Goldfarb Eleven years ago, a 20-year-old New Yorker by the name of Gwyneth Paltrow burst onto the scene […]

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Study hall of fame – interview with homeless star student Camara Barrett

Study hall of fame – interview with homeless star student Camara Barrett – Interview William Georgiades The young man pictured at right is: ABC A. Eighteen years old B. Homeless C. A star student D. All of the above When eighteen-year-old Camara Barrett found himself living on the streets, he took his dreams underground, studying […]

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Pea, ball, bounce – artist Kara Walker

Pea, ball, bounce – artist Kara Walker – Interview James Hannaham When Kara Walker’s art first went public the response was instantaneous. There was love, and plenty of criticism, too. But there was also proof that art can be political, funny, and beautiful all at once. For a start, her astonishing silhouettes deliver a biting […]

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Inside Paris Fashion—Sonia Rykiel – French fashion designer – Brief Article

Inside Paris Fashion—Sonia Rykiel – French fashion designer – Brief Article – Interview INGRID SISCHY: Sonia? SONIA RYKIEL: Oui. Bonjour Ingrid. IS: Hello. Tell me about Paris and fashion. SR: You can create fashion everywhere in the world, but the place where you are crowned is Paris. It’s where you are the queen, or the […]

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The Must-See Photo Show

The Must-See Photo Show Ingrid Sischy ELTON JOHN’S COLLECTION OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY MAY BE THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD Elton John has always been a collector. As a child, he gathered the pictures of birds that came in tea boxes, as well as religious seals from Sunday school. Records came later, followed by Aston-Martins and […]

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Letter from the editor: December/January 2004 – View – Anthony Minghella, Naomi Watts, Mike Nichols

Letter from the editor: December/January 2004 – View – Anthony Minghella, Naomi Watts, Mike Nichols – Editorial Ingrid Sischy While we were working on this issue, I had the privilege of being given a great insight into the creative process. It came from writer and director Anthony Minghella, to whom I’d been talking (page 122) […]

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How the first films made voyeurs of us all

How the first films made voyeurs of us all – Column Graham Fuller Various sources cite 1785 and 1796 as the possible dates when the term “Peeping Tom”–named for the voyeur struck blind for spying on medieval tax-protester Lady Godiva as she rode naked through the streets of Coventry–entered common parlance. Peeping Tomism, though, received […]

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Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda Mark Olsen (UA) Directed by Terry George Based on the true story of a luxury hotel manager (Don Cheadle) who becomes the de facto overseer of a refugee oasis amidst the horrifically bloody 1994 Rwandan civil war, Hotel Rwanda brings a human face to the genocide that claimed the lives of more than […]

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Shania Twain

Shania Twain – country musician Alison Powell New, cool, country-music star Shania Twain is taking over the whole country Having busted onto the pop charts with her lovely, frisky, completely addictive album The Woman in Me (Mercury Nashville), Shania Twain is as true a phenomenon as any rock wonder. The spark behind her explosively popular […]