Leonardo Glauso and the Art of Fashion Photography

Leonardo Glauso

Leonardo Glauso -- born and raised in Florence, Italy -- is a professional photographer specializing in artistic nude and fashion photography. He has a degree in graphic design from Libera Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence. He also studied photography at the Scuola Internazionale di Fotografia in Florence. Between 2014 and 2017, he lived in Milan, where he collaborated as fashion photographer for agency and fashion magazines.

U.S. and China Prepare for a New Cold War

Tony Walker

America now has the worst record globally in dealing with the pandemic. Things being equal, this will constitute a significant drag on Trump’s re-election prospects, hence his flailing about in search for scapegoats. Leaving aside American domestic politics – the Democrats will not want to be accused of being soft on China in a presidential election cycle – the much bigger question is the extent to which the pandemic will disrupt, even overturn, a globalizing world.

 

A Few Facts About the Original Margarita

BPT

Did you know that the Margarita is America’s favorite cocktail? Since Nielsen first started conducting surveys to discover bargoers’ favorite drinks in 2016, the Margarita has been the number-one pick. In 2019 the drink edged out the Martini, the Old-Fashioned, the Mimosa and the Moscow Mule for the coveted first-place spot. The Original Margarita was created when Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits, Cointreau and tequila, together with lime juice while she was vacationing in Acapulco back in 1948.

Artist Zach Mendoza’s Tribute to Great Literary Heroes

The Editors

The great reverence that Mendoza has for the past (and an equal infatuation with the lurking shadow of the future) is omnipresent in his alla prima portraits, which pay tribute to his literary heroes. His combination of expressionism and neorealism embodies the era in which many of his subjects thrived. As a perpetual student of history, he draws a line from late modernism through post-contemporary art.

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Limits of Virtual Social Life

Romin W. Tafarodi

What is missing from these virtual farewells that makes them seem so unfair and distressing? Those who study digital media and communications talk a lot about the reduced “social presence” that characterizes virtual connections. That certainly applies here. But what does the reduction consist of in this case? What would have made the difference? Two channels of social intercourse seem especially important: touch and the opportunity to read the eyes of the other.

Arde Madrid! (Burn Madrid Burn!) -- With Help From Ava Gardner

Sandra Bertrand

There are enough allusions to the star’s life in this tale for a younger audience to be intrigued.  References to her great affection for “Papa” Hemingway are well founded.  Ava made three films based on his stories: The Killers with Burt Lancaster, The Snows of Kilmanjairo with Gregory Peck, and The Sun Also Rises with Humphrey Bogart, forming a fast friendship with the author.  Mazar’s free-wheeling character defends her “Papa’s” philosophy that “it’s the castration of desire that is indecent.”

Combat, Weaponry, and Forces of Hell: The Best New Video Games of 2020

Ulises Duenas

The original Nioh managed to blend elements from many different action games into something that feels unique and satisfying. Punishing gameplay that requires fast reflexes and planning combined with a beautiful setting and flashy graphics equaled a game that rivaled the Dark Souls series. The sequel does almost everything it needs to elevate itself to the next level. New weapons, better action, better bosses, and even an interesting story make Nioh 2 a must-play for plans of the rising “masocore” genre. 

Street Artist Tristan Eaton’s Inspirational Tribute in the Era of COVID-19

The Editors

Eaton’s artwork is part of a massive multi-pronged Montefiore appreciation campaign to give nurses a deserved ‘digital’ ticker-tape parade, despite lockdown, by extending New York City’s famed “Canyon of Heroes” to every New York hospital door. Eaton is one of the most prominent street artists working today. His large-scale mural work features a meticulous, visual collage of pop imagery mixed with his unique personal style, and can be viewed in cities around the world.

New Surfing Sci-Fi Book Promotes Marine Biology, Ocean Conservation

Brian Tissot

Later, she learned he was born into a family of movie stars and media darlings, and his entire life had revolved around fame and fortune. His parents raised him in the social media world, with every achievement, or failure, being broadcast to the galaxy. Although they loved him, they simply didn’t have time for Milo in their busy schedules, as they so publicly claimed in each broadcast, so he was raised by nannies and assistants and guarded by Moshe. Now, he lived and died through the adoration of his fans on the holoscreen.

A Photographer Captures Images of Italian Life Through Windows

The Editors

Gail Albert Halaban’s new series Italian Views — with an accompanying monograph from Aperture (2019) — extends the photographer’s ongoing project to the cities of Venice, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Florence, Lucca, and Milan, collaborating with pairs of neighbors in these cities to create visual short stories that the viewer is invited to write for him/herself. Halaban’s series is a collection of images taken through and into windows in New York City, a project that earned her international recognition in 2012.

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