She's never been shy, and now Miley Cyrus has posed totally nude in a new photo spread. The provocative pop star, 22, wore nothing but a smile as she posed backstage at her infamous MTV Video Music Awards hosting gig in the December issue of V. The singer flashed a big grin and twirled her long blonde dreadlocks while perching naked in a director's chair in the issue, which hits newsstands on November 12. Scroll down for video Feeling free: Miley Cyrus posed completely naked while backstage at her MTV VMAs hosting gig, in new photos from V magazine's December issue The former Disney child star wore blue peace-sign earrings and showed off the many tattoos on her torso and arms while backstage at the MTV VMAs, which took place on August 30. Miley hosted the chaotic show, which saw her flash her breast backstage, hit on a crying Justin Bieber and come under fire from Nicki Minaj. The show also included Miley's performance of her new single Dooo … [Read more...] about Show-stopper! Miley Cyrus poses completely naked backstage at MTV VMA Awards for new issue of V magazine
In T’s advice column, Culture Therapist , either Ligaya Mishan or Megan O’Grady solves your problems using art. Have a question? Need some comfort? Email us at [email protected] . Dear Culture Therapist, I’m an intensive care nurse living in a large American city and working at a hospital with a strong union. As you can imagine, it has been both a particularly difficult and particularly rewarding time to be a nurse. Last spring, two dear friends died in sudden violent ways, and two of my immediate family members were diagnosed with life-altering illnesses. Cue the pandemic, widespread civil unrest, horrific wildfires and political shenanigans. In response, I put my head down and counted my blessings: I have my health, supportive friends and family and a love story for the ages with my partner. The same things that helped me cope before 2020 (speed-dialing the Virgin Mary, looking like a million bucks, riding my motorcycle at high speeds and turning up … [Read more...] about How Can I Hold On To Hope and Humor While Witnessing So Much Suffering?
This poem, from Sonia Sanchez’s new “Collected Poems,” first appeared in “Under a Soprano Sky,” a book I ordered while in solitary confinement in a Virginia prison. The first poetry collection I purchased, the book became all the clichés for me: my life raft, my rope, my talisman, my four-leaf clover. From the history of the MOVE bombing to reminding me of Auschwitz’s horrors, I got it from that “Soprano Sky.” All these years later, I can nearly see myself flipping through these pages in my sleep, astonished and alarmed by what words might do — amazed to find so much of the world I’d thrown away in the lines that were saving me. Selected by Reginald Dwayne Betts “There is no news from Auschwitz” New York Times article by A.M. Rosenthal, 1958 By Sonia Sanchez along that funeral plain Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet and a lawyer. He created the Million Book Project, an initiative to curate microlibraries and install them in prisons across the country. … [Read more...] about Poem: ‘There is no news from Auschwitz’
This story is one of the seven covers of T Magazine’s Greats issue , on newsstands Oct. 22. Sondheim : I hope you don’t mind doing this upstairs, I’m feeling a bit under the weather. It’s July 2017. We are on the second floor of Stephen Sondheim’s Midtown Manhattan townhouse, and he’s nestled on his writing couch. There’s a famous picture of him reclining in this very spot from 1960: young Sondheim staring intently at a pad of paper, Blackwing pencil at the ready, framed by two windows. His right hand on his face, deep in thought. Sondheim : The writing’s not going well today. Nearly 60 years later, Sondheim is on the same couch. He is 87 years old. He’s wearing his rumpled-writer T-shirt and sweatpants, he’s got a sour stomach. He is writing a new musical with David Ives for the Public Theater, an adaptation of two films by the late Spanish director Luis Buñuel, and he’s staring down a deadline. And here I am, interrupting his writing day for this interview. … [Read more...] about Stephen Sondheim, Theater’s Greatest Lyricist
Six years ago, the California-born artist Christine Sun Kim, 39, moved from New York City’s Chinatown to Berlin. “I fell in love,” she explains. Her eyes widen and brows lift as she signs, “I’m actually not a big fan of making these big moves for love. But it worked out really well for me.” After earning two M.F.A.s — from the School of Visual Arts and Bard College — and finding a foothold in New York, it was time to find a different way to practice. In transgressive textual drawings, videos and participatory performances, Kim visualizes sounds and distills spoken language into clever new forms. She was selected for the 2013 MoMA show “Soundings,” the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to sound art, and she has become known for her powerful works that demonstrate the possibilities of sound as an artistic medium (her 2015 TED Talk about the similarities between music and sign language currently has over one and a half million views). A series of her large-format charcoal drawings, … [Read more...] about An Artist Who Channels Her Anger Into Pie Charts
The Big Issue's street vendors are familiar faces for thousands who travel through Melbourne's CBD each day — but the women who work for the magazine are less well known. Street vendors buy the magazines for $3.50 and sell to the public for $7, providing a reliable source of income to help survive while homeless or in insecure housing. More than 75 per cent of the vendors are male. The women who work for The Big Issue are largely out of sight; instead of selling magazines, many opt to work from an underground office in Melbourne's CBD. They work for the magazine's Women's Subscription Enterprise (WSE), a safer alternative for victims of domestic violence who have become homeless as a result of abuse. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, domestic violence is a factor for 55 per cent of women who present to homeless services. WSE employee Kylie, who suffers paranoid schizophrenia and Bell's palsy, said she began selling The Big Issue in Melbourne about … [Read more...] about Women behind The Big Issue celebrate magazine’s milestone
By William Kremer Published 26 June 2014 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch - and no-one quite knows what to do with them. It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar's death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 miles north-west of Bogota, began phoning the Ministry of Environment to report sightings of a peculiar animal. "They found a creature in a river that they had never seen before, with small ears and a really big mouth," recalls Carlos Valderrama, from the charity Webconserva. He went to look, and found himself faced with the task of explaining to startled villagers that this was an animal from Africa. A hippopotamus. "The fishermen, they were all saying, 'How come there's a hippo here?'" he recalls. "We started asking around and … [Read more...] about Pablo Escobar’s hippos: A growing problem
See the article in its original context from March 29, 1987 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES, America has been swept by a fitness and exercise boom that has taken on almost religious fervor. Joggers, swimmers, cyclists, skiers are everywhere, spreading the word. If this movement has a high priest, it is Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper. His headquarters is the Aerobics Center in north Dallas, a 30-acre wooded complex that includes a clinic and a health club, a … [Read more...] about AN INTERVIEW WITH KENNETH COOPER
The period of my life when I assumed pregnancy could be planned ended only two years ago — but it feels like a distant memory. It’s almost laughable, considering the years I spent worrying about accidental pregnancies. Once I was ready, I thought I would be in control of when and how it would happen. My husband, Mike, and I were both on active duty in the Army, with access to free medical care and paid parental leave. We had served together in two overseas duty stations and planned to start our family when we returned to the United States. I didn’t know it at the time, but getting pregnant would soon consume all of our time and emotional bandwidth. Infertility can be a challenge for any family, but for active-duty service members, there is an additional set of obstacles, a bureaucratic process about which Mike and I would become experts. I was about to turn 34 and wanted to get pregnant as quickly as possible. I tracked my cycles to know when our chances of conception would be … [Read more...] about Infertility Was Distressing. The Military Made It Even More Complicated.
“I wish you were here in person so I could put the joint bone in your hand.” The artist and designer Monique Péan and I are on a Zoom call, and she’s sitting at the worktable of her Manhattan studio cradling a softball-size hunk of what, on first glance, looks like an ordinary rock. In fact, it is from an Ichthyosaurus, a marine reptile that lived during the Mesozoic Era, which means it could be as much as 250 million years old. “I got this as a 35th birthday present to myself,” says Péan, now 39. As the image on my screen resolves, one end of the fossil, polished to a mirror finish, reveals flecks of white, peach, bright red and blue. Up close, they resemble stars against the night sky. “It’s almost like a world unto itself,” she says. Péan, whose practice moves fluidly between jewelry, furniture and sculpture, is drawn to materials that collapse time and space: She might pair cosmic obsidian found on Chile’s Easter Island, sulfurized meteorite collected from digs … [Read more...] about When Meteorites and Dinosaur Bones Are Art Materials