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Neeti Palta at the Dubai Comedy Festival Here’s an experiment: enter into Google “best female comedians in Africa.” Or Asia. Or South America. You’ll get lists that include some women that might be African-American or Asian-American. You will see Margaret Cho’s name again and again, as if one Asian-American comedienne should be enough to keep us going for the next half-century or so. You’ll even click on links to round-ups that look like they’re going to include comedians of all genders just to find a list...
  Iris Apfel for MAC Cosmetics The industry of modeling isn’t just for the wrinkle-free faces of youth anymore. In fact, in the past few years, more and more high fashion designers are turning to the older generation to showcase their brands. Why is this?Dubbed the “Twiggy effect” by researchers, studies have found that women over the age of 50 aren’t trading in their skinny jeans for ill-fitting cotton trousers just yet. Women are choosing clothing based less on what is perceived as traditionally “age appropriate” and...
  It’s no secret that the images seen in every magazine have been photoshopped to make the already thin, gorgeous models even more conventionally beautiful. Istanbul-based artist Nur Gürel decided to take some of these doctored photos and do some alterations of her own. The thin models are transformed by Gürel to plus-sized beauties—not on the computer, but with oil paints directly on the canvases made of several magazine pages.The series "Toy With Proportions" consists of these images, which went through what is affectionately called the “Fattening”...
The other day I had to ask my husband to spot me $20. He smiled and shrugged nonchalantly as he reached into his wallet. This scenario had become the norm in our house after I stopped working to stay home and care for our two young daughters. This scenario was beginning to bother me, as it was a blatant reminder of: 1) my lack of financial independence; 2) my impulsive tendency to spend and thus my inability to save money; and 3) the (growing)...
  Last night, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, our cover girl Melissa McCarthy duked it out with Jimmy in an intense battle in the art of karaoke. The whole thing started out with a cordial handshake and spirit fingers, showing no ill will between the two. But all that ended quickly when Fallon broke out into a damn fine rendition of Melanie's "Brand New Key." Nobody can pantomime rollerskates like Jimmy. The gloves were off and the hat came on, as Melissa counterattacked with DMX's X Gon...
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