Mr America and American Manhood | Man-Pulp Mags

Joe Weider and his brother Ben – founders of the modern fitness and bodybuilding industry – also published Men’s Fitness and Adventure magazines in the 1950’s and 1960’s.   Kinda like “pulp novels” but in magazine form.  Topics ranged from sports and crime to the Korean War.  “You too can have muscles” to avoiding smoking and the… Read More

“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”. The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.)… Read More

Becoming Immortal – Michael Jackson: On the Wall

“King” by Candice Breitz “an installation consisting of 16 screens showing Jackson’s fans performing a capella the entire Thriller album” The exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall, curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, brings together works by over forty artists, all inspired by Michael Jackson, […] dailyartmagazine.com: Becoming Immortal – Michael Jackson: On the Wall     For… Read More

Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife | Smart News | Smithsonian

Barcelona exhibition draws on 315 artifacts to unravel the myths behind central surrealist figure smithsonianmag.com: Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife | Smart News | Smithsonian

The Queen Threw Some Subtle Shade at Trump

when he came to visit / LGBTQ Nation The royal family’s disdain for the crass orange blowhard is hardly a secret …The royals – particularly Princes Harry and Charles – are friends with the Obamas. And since the Queen is notoriously fastidious about protocols of state, it was hardly an accident that she wore the… Read More

The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs – Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road. The rise of automobile culture at the end of World War II gave Americans an easy and affordable way to see the country. Subsequently, mom-and-pop motels began appearing to meet the demand created by these new travelers. The motels strove to… Read More