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Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit

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By Laura Warshauer in New Events on Thursday 7 July 2011

I have always enjoyed exhibits related to fashion, and I was not only taken by the Gladiator-style Alexander McQueen designs in this particular showcase, but also by the choice to place these items in mirrored boxes. There is something modern, almost cold, about the exhibition, but the choice allows for the soft pastel colors in the clothes to seem that much more feminine.

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Treehouse Freese Road by Rhea Garen

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By Laura Warshauer in New Photography on Monday 13 June 2011

I love this image by Rhea Garen because of the mix of reality and fantasy. The scene of a small cottage-like house in the woods immediately brings me back to some of my favorite childhood stories, like Hansel and Gretel or Sleeping Beauty. I feel like this could have been the woodcutter’s home, or the […]

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Soldier’s Angel off the new Stevie Nicks album

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By Laura Warshauer in New Music on Friday 10 June 2011

There is something for me that feels very settling about putting on a Stevie Nicks’ record. Day to day, from one experience to another, each of us needs those few things that ground us, and remind ourselves of where we’ve been and where we dream of going. As I write this, I’m playing a track from Stevie’s newest album In Your Dreams, entitled Soldier’s Angel.

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Pictures by Women: Photo by Cindy Sherman

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By Laura Warshauer in New Photography on Friday 10 June 2011

I like the raw quality of this photo by Cindy Sherman. There is a visceral expression in this character’s eyes and pose. It’s a mixture of many emotions at once, and I am completely drawn into the story behind the photo, wondering where this girl is and why.

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Emily Haines: Twilight Galaxy

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By Laura Warshauer in New Music on Friday 10 June 2011

One of my favorite ‘heroines’ in modern music is Metric frontwoman, Emily Haines. I just loved experiencing the band’s live performance at Lollapalooza, and after seeing the show, I went to Amoeba Records back home in Los Angeles to pick up a copy of their album, Fantasies.

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