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Black Thursday

The Real Mannequins of Hollywood Boulevard

I started taking photos of mannequins on Hollywood Boulevard maybe 15 years ago. There are several shops that have a lot in the windows, including a certain wig and costume shop. I've photographed mannequins in various places; for some reason, I feel drawn to them. They're human but remote, moody but still, glamorous but fixed. This one was dressed for Halloween.

Dear Valentine, Horoscope Edition

Image credit:  Free Will Astrology

Image credit: Free Will Astrology

"I hope you have someone in your life to whom you can send the following love note, and if you don't, I trust you will locate that someone no later than August 1: 'I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.' (This passage is borrowed from author Jonathan Safran Foer's book Everything Is Illuminated.)"

[FWA]

Happy Valentine's Day, Asshole

Men's Health has a list of super-freaky Valentine's Day gift ideas.

Image credit:  KISS FM

Image credit: KISS FM

"Yes, believe it or not, chocolate anuses are a real thing that you can actually buy for somebody you care about this Valentine's Day. We're not sure why you would want to, but it's a plan B if you've already perused the selections in our Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her and you keep thinking, 'Not anusy enough.'"

[Men's Health]

Happy Holidays

From Susan Elizabeth Shepard's "For Black Sheep on Christmas Eve":

"My uncle handed me their present, and I opened it to find a pair of purple-gold-green tasseled, sequined pasties. Nobody else found it funny but the three of us laughed like crazy. It was ballsy of them to make a joke of the family shame that was my topless dancing career and made me feel understood and not utterly alone that morning. Thank god, someone can have a sense of humor, is what it felt like. It was one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten, and I hang pasties on my tree now because that’s part of what makes it Christmas for me."

[Susan Elizabeth Shepard]