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Why Did America’s First Supermodel Disappear from History?

On June 8, 1913, the New York Sun printed a full-page article that made Audrey Munson’s reputation as an artist’s model. The banner headline read: “All New York Bows to the Real Miss Manhattan.” It was Audrey’s twenty-second birthday.<p>The occasion of the article was the building of the Manhattan …

Photographer Steve Schapiro on the Magic of Shooting David Bowie

He first shot Bowie in 1974 and in his new book, Schapiro reveals never seen before snaps. Here he discusses capturing an icon and Bowie's ability to truly be himself frame after frame.<p><i>David out of character. One of my favorite photos of David. I particularly like his hands in this shot. Los</i> …

David Bowie

Science Explains Why Freddie Mercury’s Singing Voice Was So Good

Researchers have pinpointed the scientific reasons for why Freddie Mercury was such a good singer.<p>The legendary lead singer and lyricist for Queen, …

Freddie Mercury

Carrie Fisher Hated A ‘Star Wars’ Line So Much It Inspired Her To Become A Writer

On Tuesday, at the Tribeca Film Festival, <i>Catastrophe</i> stars Sharon Horgan and Carrie Fisher (and Fisher’s dog, Gary) participated in a live Q&A. First, <i>Catastrophe</i>, which is written by Horgan and Rob Delaney (who also star), is a great show and, if you’re in the United States, it streams on Amazon …

Lizard Found Preserved In Amber Is 99-Million-Years-Old, Scientists Say

March 5 (Reuters) - A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a "missing link" for reptile researchers.<p>The lizard is some 75 million years older than the previous …

Paleontology

Will the Supreme Court Deadlock on the Texas Abortion Case?

The first contentious case since Antonin Scalia’s death has at least one justice looking for an exit.<p>If Justice Anthony Kennedy were a character from <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, he would be Treebeard the Ent—a giant walking tree who makes up his mind in his own time and then goes wherever he is going without …

Data Protection

Jon Hamm’s Golden Globe Is Spelled Wrong

“Guys, there’s no H.”<p><b>Jon Hamm</b> is a two-time Golden Globe winner and a six-time nominee. You’d think by now the Hollywood Foreign Press would know how to spell his name, right? And yet, while catching up with <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s executive west coast editor <b>Krista Smith</b> at the Sundance Film Festival, where …

Jon Hamm

Record hot years near impossible without manmade climate change – study

New calculations shows there is just a 0.01% chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations<p>The world’s run of record-breaking hottest years is extremely unlikely to have happened without the global warming caused by human activities, according to …

Climate Change

Watch Debbie Harry introduce a pre-fame Courtney Love

“If I wasn’t an actress, I would have probably been a bag lady,” says a 22-year-old Courtney Love, sitting on the floor of a room stuffed with clothes and records. “I get a lot of inspiration from bag ladies. I see them walking on the street, they look so lonely and romantic – you know they’ve been …

Australian Open (Tennis)

Kate Plays Christine review: shocking study of news anchor's on-air suicide

Robert Greene’s documentary is superficially about the making of a film about news reporter Christine Chubbuck’s 1974 live-broadcast suicide. But this is no fly-on-the-wall observation<p>Don’t look for videos of Christine Chubbuck online – you won’t find any. But, to YouTube’s credit, your search will …

Sundance

Watch David Bowie Get Real in 1983 and Criticize MTV for Not Airing Videos by Black Artists

MTV had a landmark year in 1983. The network broke into the mainstream following the airing of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” music video in heavy …

Iman on David Bowie, Growing up Muslim, and Racism in the Fashion Industry

"We all have friends and loved ones who say 60's the new 30. No. Sixty's the new 60."<p>Fern Mallis kicked off her fifth year of "Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis" at NYC's 92Y with a bang—she brought out supermodel-turned-makeup mogul Iman for a Q&A session on topics ranging from her turbulent …

David Bowie

David Bowie: Photographers Remember a 'Rock God'

David Bowie, 1975, while making the film “The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976). The picture is the album cover for LOW (197<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Steve …

David Bowie

David Bowie's 8 most memorable movie roles

The 69-year-old was known for generation-defining music that spanned over 40 years, but in that time he also took on movie roles that were as eclectic as his music. And while he was by no means prolific on the screen, what he left stays with us just as much as his songs.<p>From an alien, to a vampire, …

David Bowie

David Bowie, musical legend behind Ziggy Stardust, dies at 69 from cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - David Bowie, the visionary British rock star who coupled hits such as "Space Oddity" with trend-setting pop personas like "Ziggy Stardust," has died at age 69, apparently of liver cancer, just two days after releasing what appears to be the parting gift of a new album.<p>A …

David Bowie

Why those who were teenagers in the 70s will feel the loss of David Bowie the most

I am making toast for my 13-year-old when the 7.30am news comes on the radio. Oh! Oh no. David Bowie is dead. I hear the words but I don’t understand. How can this be? How can this be allowed?<p>I spread jam and cry fast, fat tears, attempting to order my thoughts. “That is very sad,” says my son …

Review: David Bowie's 'Blackstar' Is Adventurous To The End

It could've gone so terribly wrong.<p>According to Tony Visconti, David Bowie's longtime producer and mouthpiece for the final few years of his life, the English expat wanted to embrace manifold styles for his 25th album, ★, aka <i>Blackstar,</i> released last Friday. Pop's original chameleon had of course …

David Bowie

'Blackstar' Bassist on Bowie: 'The Greatest Musician I've Ever Heard'

Tim Lefebvre describes the iconic artist's 'immense generosity' and 'extraordinary humor'<p><i>Tim Lefebvre, a</i> <i>member of Tedeschi Trucks Band, played bass</i> …

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Thanks, Starman: Why David Bowie Was the Greatest Rock Star Ever

A tribute to the late master of rock & roll reinvention<p>Planet Earth is a lot bluer today without David Bowie, the greatest rock star who ever fell to …

20 Incredible Photos of David Bowie You’ve Never Seen

breathtaking<p>With the news of David Bowie’s passing still jarringly fresh on our minds, we’ve spent most of today listening to his songs and thinking about the truly countless ways our lives were shaped by his otherworldly, boundary-smashing art. We’re all familiar with the album covers, the Ziggy …

David Bowie

Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books

Although David Bowie was best known for his music, he also made countless contributions to the worlds of art, fashion and film.<p>But the singer, who died Sunday, was also devoted to literature. In 2013, Bowie left the world something other than his groundbreaking albums to remember him by — a list of …

Paris Terror: Police Detain Father and Brother of One of the Attackers, Ex-Official Confirms

French authorities have detained the father and brother of one of the attackers who carried out the series of coordinated suicide missions in Paris, a former French official confirmed to NBC News.<p>The father was taken into custody in Romily-sur-Seine, southeast of the center of Paris, and the …

François Hollande

Everything I’ve learned about life in Hong Kong, I’ve learned from riding the subway

There’s no time to be timid.<p>When faced with a packed — and I mean “I envy sardines”-jam packed — subway car at rush hour, there is a temptation to …

Tokujin Yoshioka designs glass kitchen "to show the beauty of kitchen tools"

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has developed a transparent modular kitchen system with smoked glass surfaces that display the tools inside (+ …

Kitchens

Architizer

9 US habits I lost in London

1. Asking to split the check.<p>While some kind servers will split the check, most of the time it seems like a big dramatic no-no. I quickly realized …

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …