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Vegans are absolutely right when they say that a plant-based diet can be healthy, varied and exceedingly satisfying, and that—not for nothing—it spares animals from the serial torments of being part of the human food chain. All good so far, or is it? There’s veganism and then there’s Veganism—the upper case, ideological veganism, the kind…

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In Fierce: The History of Leopard Print (Harper Design), the author and burlesque expert Jo Weldon runs through a potted history explaining the allure of animal skin from the post-war 1920s to Dynasty and Debbie Harry’s 1980s – a cycle of glamour, trashiness, transgression and back. To Weldon, it is obvious why women would keep…

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The classical author Diodorus explained the origin of animal worship by recalling the myth in which the gods, supposedly threatened by giants, hid under the guise of animals. The people then naturally began to worship the animals that their gods had disguised themselves as and continued this act even after the gods returned to their…

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Fur is generally thought to have been among the first materials used for clothing and bodily decoration. The exact date when fur was first used in clothing is still heavily debated. It is known that several species of hominoids including Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis used fur clothing. As early as the 11th century, fur…

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Conversation with Kelly Olshan 1.Please provide a biography.Kelly Olshan is a NYC-based visual artist and arts manager whose sculptural paintings depict the byproducts of ambition. She graduated with a BFA in painting from UNC Asheville, where she was the first art major to graduate Valedictorian. She went on to receive her master’s in Arts Administration…

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Jacquemus Pisa sandal Visit: Lisse, Netherlands Lilac P&J fragrance oil Hermes blanket Irene Neuwirth necklace Too Fast to Live Too Young to Die Exhibit Mari Vanna NYC Beau Dunn condom art Charleston Picnic Basket

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Per Wikipedia, taxidermy is the preserving of an animal’s body via mounting (over an armature) or stuffing, for the purpose of display or study. Animals are often, but not always, portrayed in a lifelike state. The word taxidermy describes the process of preserving the animal but the word is also used to describe the end…

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For over twenty years, the Columbian born contemporary artist Vianey has been widely regarded as one of the most influential Latin artists of our time. The artists extensive catalogue of works have been recognized for their contributions to the development of modern art, and have come to signify distinctive, original caricatures, use of bold, vibrant…

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DRESSED TO KILT CELEBRATED DIVERSITY AND CULTURE IN NYC WITH CELEBRITY FASHION SHOW AND COCKTAIL PARTY TO BENEFIT THE NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION New York, NY– Dressed to Kilt’s returned to New York on Friday April 5th, 201. The night was a hit with a celebrity fashion show featuring kilts and kitsch and cool Native American…

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Uber famous DJ Myles Henrik says, “I’ve actually been taking photos substantially longer than I’ve been a DJ. My dad gave me my first little Olympus point and shoot when I was a teenager. Other than bashing on my drum kit, it was something I just loved to do. I’d take photos of everyone and…

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Olivia Von Hale Silk pajamas Visit: Palm Beach, FL Hyacinths Escada suit The Last Line Rainbow tennis necklace Forty Five Ten NYC Humberto Campana animal chair Spy Museum and Experience 32 Degrees active wear

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Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 4-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark…

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KABINETTThe Digital Platform For The Art-House, The Independent & The Culthas Co-founder of MUBI and former Executive Director of MALBA museum, Eduardo Costantini Jr, launched the online platform and app KABINETT during the 2016 ART BASEL MIAMI edition, to support the work of musicians, film-makers and artists from around the globe. Since then, 200,000 people…

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Wednesday night March 13th, 2019 at the iconic Cipriani Wall Street, Literacy Partners hosted its annual Evening of Readings & Gala Dinner Dance and raised $1.1M to further its mission to end illiteracy, with a focus on serving parents of young children. The publishing world came out in full force for the black-tie event that…

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Tom Potisit’s says his background in art and photograph was quite small, he says, “Got a degree in Business in University in Bangkok and after that I graduated with yet another design degree from an Italian Institute.” Tom says that in Thailand you are taught to follow the textbook from a very young age despite…

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It’s been said so often that it has now become a cliché – by it I mean that’s it’s better to be weird than normal. But in all seriousness it really is true. Weird people make life more fun. Everyone is weird, but the amount of weirdness per individual is what varies. Psychologists have known…

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This past winter the current generation was introduced to the magical and often unbelievable and these days controversial P.T. Barnum. For those who still don’t know who Barnum was, he was an American showman, politician, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus, as well as P. T.…

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1. MUUN basket bag 2. Visit: Havana, Cuba 3. Villeroy & Boch Palermo set 4. Food for Thought: Gallagher’s 5. Cartier Tank 6. Meow Wolf, Santa Fe 7. Formafantasma Studio 8. Queen of Hearts Company XIV 9. Laura Garcia Collection dress

TARTARUS MAGAZINE VOLUME 16 available NOW!

Dear friends,While working on Tartarus Volume 16: Prosopagnosia I started thinking about different ways of visualization of Prosopagnosia, of course the first thing that came to mind are twins. People that share a face yet others are unable to recognize them. Looking into the faces of twins or people that share similar features are the…

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An Interview with Indira Cesarine – What is your background? I was born in the Midwest – in Iowa to be precise. I moved to New York when I was 14 years old to study at Parson’s for their summer painting program for high school students. I feel in love with NYC and convinced my…