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Category Archives: Celebrity Style

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When Kim Kardashian “broke the Internet” with her nude selfie last week, it was the latest stunt by a socialite who has become an object of fascination in our celebrity-obsessed culture. While some...

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Open your Twitter or Instagram account and chances are good somewhere in there you may see an unflattering photo of a stranger. It’s become increasingly common to share pictures of people we don’t...

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In an essay describing the loathing that Ted Cruz’s face seems to inspire, the neurologist Richard Cytowic resorts to the German colloquial expression Backpfeifengesicht. It’s a combination of two...

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“22 of the Cutest Baby Animals,” the headline said. “You won’t believe number 11!” Despite an impending deadline – not to mention my skepticism (how cute could they possibly be?) – I clicked...

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The buzz leading up to this year’s Academy Awards was tempered with protests against an institution that has remained too white and too male for too long. How would host Chris Rock handle the issue...

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During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he called for reforms to the voting process, saying, “We’ve got to make it easier to vote, not harder. We need to modernize it for the...

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Remember those big black disks with holes in the middle that used to be played on “turntables?” They’re not actually ancient history. This past year, worshipers at what novelist Michael Chabon calls...

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During Pope Francis’ recent tour of Mexico, he denounced the country’s illicit drug trade, while calling for social programs to lift up the poor. One thing he didn’t explicitly touch on: the...

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Anyone who has ever tried to cut back on sweets has probably heard that all it takes is “mind over matter.” But new research by Lenny Vartanian of UNSW Australia and Kristin Kernan and Brian Wansink...

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“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate...