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An Essential Westerns Primer
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An Essential Westerns Primer

BY Alison Nastasi

Before Clint Eastwood became the man who talks to chairs, he was Hollywood’s favorite tough guy — dishing up one-liners with a snarl and making moms swoon in...

Seven Album Covers by Famous Artists for Famous Musicians
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Seven Album Covers by Famous Artists for Famous Musicians

BY Sehba Mohammad

When artists and musicians collaborate amazing and unusual things can happen. Album covers are a perfect example of this magical artist-musician alliance,...

Gorgeous Icy Art from the Comfort of Your Couch
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Gorgeous Icy Art from the Comfort of Your Couch

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New York City evaded another snowpocalypse this week but the City is nonetheless depleted of its kale supply. Still, the weather outside is frightful. When...

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