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Not much known about Steoville except that he’s real name Stephen Ocampo Villegas, he’s a self-taught visual artist who’s based in Cali, Colombia. That’s it, that’s all the information we have on him. “Photography for me is a way to stop time. Immortality. Fashion is the way of dressing of the whole society. That said,…

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The earliest known use of sex in advertising is by the Pearl Tobacco brand in 1871, which featured a naked maiden on the package cover. Other early forms of sex appeal in advertising include woodcuts and illustrations of attractive women (often unclothed from the waist up) adorning posters, signs, and ads for saloons, tonics, and…

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1960’s gave us the sexual revolution. They also gave us sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson who pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions. In the initial phase of Masters and Johnson’s studies, from 1957 until 1965, they recorded some of the…

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Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors Naya Traveler’s journeys to off-the-beaten-path locales are designed with natural immersion, social distancing, and deep connection in mind. The itineraries below are adapted to current travel protocols, vetted by experts, and tailored to individual needs and preferences. Rates on request, all itineraries include luxury accommodation, all daily activities and excursions…

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The Gift Of Skin Love:  Radiant, Youthful Skin ByCYGALLE BEAUTY Achieving a healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle should always include three paramount qualities – the Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical. Yet, our lifestyles, especially in the holiday season, can cause the body, inside and out, to reveal signs of stress and wear-and-tear. Winter’s unrelenting weather, and certainly lack…

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Gather ‘round kids, let me tell you a story that is bound to repeat itself. On January 17, 1920 The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. Prohibition was successful in reducing the amount of liquor consumed, cirrhosis death rates, admissions to state mental…

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Alva Bernadine was born in Grenada, West Indies and at the age of 6 relocated to London. “I became seriously interested in photography at the age of 21. Previous to that my main leisure activity was cycling, road racing to be exact. Most days were spent training and racing. When photography came along it drove…

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In 1914 a few weeks before the start of World War One, L. Richard and his wife Nativa founded their lingerie firm, Yva Richard, in Paris.Their custom made unique creations became increasingly daring and avant-garde, and by the late 1920s, they had highly successful international mail-order business. Richard took most of the photographs for their…

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Anarchism has ancient roots, with the word itself stemming from the ancient Greek anarchos, or “without rulers,” but it fully bloomed as a political philosophy in Europe and the United States during the 19th century. At the time, Communist thinker Karl Marx’s writings had become popular, and people were searching for alternatives to the capitalist…

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Suspiria de profundis is a Latin phrase meaning “sighs from the depths” and coincidentally one of the best known and most distinctive literary works of the English essayist Thomas De Quincey. First published in fragmentary form in 1845, the work is a collection of short essays in psychological fantasy — what De Quincey himself called…

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A highly important rule in horror is not showing the monster. Or a ghost. Or whatever it may be that terrifies the characters. Although this is perhaps a bit of a mislabeling, what we are looking for is the tasteful showing of said creature, paired with a respect for suspense throughout the story. The reason…

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One day we woke up and our world has forever been changed – Covid-19 has invaded every aspect of our lives. For those that have spent the past few months living under a rock or in a bunker I remind you that Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.…

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Costume and embellishment have long played an important role in the visual appeal of dance, and fashion designers have often been inspired by the way dancers look. The tutus and pointe shoes of the Romantic ballerina, for example, have influenced designers from Christian Dior to Christian Louboutin. Cristóbal Balenciaga was inspired by the drama of…

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Breathlessness also known as dyspnoea refers to the sensation of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. It is an extremely common symptom that can be both distressing and frightening for patients and care givers. Breathlessness may occur in conjunction with other symptoms such as cough, chest pain and fever. That being said breathlessness in not…

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“Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness” A Group Show and Public Art Series Curated by Indira Cesarine Presented by The Untitled Space in Collaboration with SaveArtSpace and Art4Equality OPENING RECEPTION: September 26, 2020 Press Preview 1pm – 3pm // Opening Reception 3pm – 8pm EXHIBITION ON VIEW:  September 26 – October 17, 2020…

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2020 greeted us with an outbreak of 2019-nCoV most commonly known as coronavirus. Wuhan is the capital of Hubei and is the seventh-largest city in China, with a population of more than 11 million people. It has been a major transport hub of the country throughout the ages, long known as the “Nine Provinces’ Thoroughfare”…