Browsing All posts tagged under »beauty«

La Grande Bellezza: Admired but Never Known.

March 5, 2014


Once a woman passes a certain threshold of physical attractiveness, it’s not unreasonable to claim that, for her, every heterosexual man is, in principle, sexually attainable. In most cases, a man will resist the sexual advances of a woman he finds attractive only when there is some kind of promise, rule, or law he feels […]

Beauty, Art, Community: What’s Your Three-Word Portrait?

January 25, 2010


I think I can summarize myself with three words: beauty, art, community. Here goes: Beauty breathes through me and I bask in its diffused expansiveness. Beauty is everywhere. Art is an artifact, a token, and a conduit of beauty. In making art, I make sense of myself. By sharing art, we make sense of each […]

Web 2.0: How It Ruined My (Imaginary) Sex Life

April 3, 2009


As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster. Oops. Sorry, wrong reminiscence. Take two. As far back as I can remember, a girl, girlfriend, critical theorist, or celebrity gossip columnist has always been very quick to alert me to the fact that so much of the female public “beauty” image — especially amongst celebrities […]

The Times They Are A-Changing: Another Moment in the Alt-Beauty / Beauty Narrative

February 26, 2009


I stumbled across because one of my female Facebook friends became a fan of its Facebook group. And it got me a-thinking and a-writing and a-questioning. As always.  In my news feed, the associated image was quite tiny but some of the associated copy is easily read. It is : ” Everywhere you look […]