If you haven’t heard or seen, Kim Kardashian tried to “break the Internet” a few weeks ago by releasing nude photos of herself on the front and inside spread of Paper Magazine.
There are two versions of the cover, both taken by famous photographer Jean Paul-Goude. On one cover (the mainstream version), Kardashian’s clothed in a fancy black gown standing profile to the audience, holding a bottle of champagne and standing on a wooden box with her back wildly arched. The festive beverage sprays from the bottle and arches over her head into the glass, which is balanced daintily on her rear end.
Anna Watson Carl is a private chef, food writer, and the genius behind the fabulous The Yellow Table blog. She lives and cooks in a sixth-floor walk-up apartment in New York City, which (unsurprisingly) houses a large yellow table.
Happy 25th Birthday to Taylor Swift! Christmas birthdays can be the worst, but looks like Taylor blew out candlesin style and good companythis year. Some of us were a bit stressed over finals and holiday shopping this week. Did anyone else find comfort in apack of gummy bears?
Myra Cargo is a currently living in New York City and pursuing painting. Originally she moved to the city to take part in an artist-in-residency program, which she continues to work with now. Her hope is to cultivate and serve the community of artists that surrounds her.
To say that I am an artist (painter) is too simple and general an answer because my life's work is one of exploration on multiple levels. First, I am most curious about the natural world and its intricate interactions. This includes the history of scientific endeavors and the path that has led us to our present-day understanding of physics, geology, biology, evolution, and cosmology. At the same time I enjoy what might be classified as engineering. I have, since early childhood, loved to construct things using paper, wood, plastic or whatever materials might be at hand. The path of making a living in the fine arts was but one road to travel.
Lion's Thread is a non-profit based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The creative visionaries behind the project created a business plan to help develop vocational skills of women who live in a specific region of Africa. They answered some questions for us to further explain their efforts and how the company is making an impact.
Also, see below for a special giveaway from Lion's Thread!
This is worse than Charlie Brown, I thought. At least his tree was real.
My roommates and I had invested in a two-foot-tall synthetic Christmas tree and were attempting to… unfold it? Fluff it? There is no good word to describe the necessary action that must be performed to make a tangled mass of oversized pipe-cleaners look like a tree.
It's time again for publicly sanctioned holiday tunes, and here at In Earnest we couldn't be happier. (We may have jammed out to a Bieber Christmas carol at our editorial meeting this week, but, don't worry, it didn't make the cut.)
Taylor Swift, whose beautiful face graced a recent cover of Time Magazine, has been making headlines lately. In late October, she released her fifth album, 1989. Following that, she announced her official shift from country to pop music, and in early November, she retracted her music from Spotify, insisting that consumers pay for her work as art. The music streaming service desperately wants her back: on Swift’s former Spotify page, they’re begging her to, “stay, stay stay.”
For Thanksgiving this year, my family migrated south to Disney World.
We’d been planning the trip since the summer, and I’d been excited about it, but cautiously so. Would it really be a fun vacation for me? I thought to myself. Or just something for my young nieces and nephews to enjoy?
I’m happy to report that I enjoyed the trip quite thoroughly. It’d been over a decade since I’d been on Disney soil, and I had forgotten just how magical the place is. It was sweet to see the looks of wonder on my nieces’ and nephews’ faces as they met Anna and Elsa (of Frozen fame) and Mickey and Minnie. They were captivated—and soon I found myself being captivated, too, as I explored the haunts of the pirates of the Caribbean, flew over Neverland, and watched fireworks erupt over Cinderella’s castle. The creativity within the parks was inspiring; the feeling of being a kid again was nostalgic and freeing.