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Daido Moriyama's "Tights and Lips"

These photographs come from Daido Moriyama's series "Tights and Lips," a straightforward title for the beautifully simplistic arrangement of images. …

Lips

 Funnel stack markings for steamship lines (or S.S. lines) that regularly were in service in the Port of New York before WWII broke out. 

Funnel stack markings for steamship lines (or S.S. lines) that regularly were in service in the Port of New York before WWII broke out.

Coffee Cup Inspires Innovative Relief Shelter

Following the devastation and poor management of relief to the hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, Mississippian Michael McDaniel was …

Eleven photos that define 'American Cool'

Photography,Elvis Presley,Debbie Harry,Culture,Music,Film,Frank Sinatra,Benicio del Toro,Steve McQueen,Miles Davis,Madonna,James Dean,Art and design<p>What do we mean when we say someone is cool? A new exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will explore this very theme, through …

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Shifrah's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought and Ones I Wish I Hadn't

(Image credit: Shifrah Combiths)<p>I have a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 16-month old, so my baby items have been through the test of time and three …

Frugal Living: How To Frame Your Art on the Cheap

I never quite felt like a real adult until I framed my first piece of art. All through college I pinned giant collages of unframed art to my walls …

Coffee Touring: The Best Coffee in Riga – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Just last month, Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic states, was officially unveiled as the European Capital of Culture …

Coffee

The Surprising Lessons of the ‘Muslim Hipsters’ Backlash

I made a music video to share my own story as a Muslim woman in America. In doing so, I was expected to share every other Muslim woman’s story, too.<p>“See you, Mama—tonight is the playoff game…” I mumbled as I hopped on my skateboard toward the soccer fields. I pinned my <i>hijab</i> extra tight and pulled a …

The Grammar of Ornament, by Owen Jones. 

This is the book that popularized international and exotic patterns in the 19th century. It is damn pretty.

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

Photography

Backstage Passes: See Lisa Robinson’s Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Tours with Led Zeppelin, Elton John, David Bowie, and Others

Some of the best stuff happens backstage. Often, musicians are at their most candid before or after the show, and I wind up with great pictures and stories. Here are some of my visual memories from behind the scenes of the rock scene.<p>On May 8, Fran Lebowitz will interview Lisa Robinson at the 92nd …

The 25 Best Movies About American Politics

Unlike movies about Hollywood, which almost always poke holes in the industry that created them, movies about politics come in all stripes. They can house our greatest ideals about our leaders, or our worst cynicism, or our most out-there ideas about how the people in power really operate. Above, …

Todd Selby on Fashionable Selby, His College Days, and Fashion’s “True Creatives”

<i>Amy Levin is the founder and creative director of CollegeFashionista.com, a style Web site devoted to college students on campuses around the world. At intervals, Levin will interview fashion professionals about how they made it in their field for VF Daily.</i><p>We are all told these generic phrases such …

Inside Bunny Mellon’s Estate

Photographer Jonathan Becker gains rare access to Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon’s exquisite Virginia estate. Related: “Bunny Mellon’s Secret Garden.”