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‘A Private View’: Afshin Shahidi’s New Book Gives a Rare Glimpse into Prince’s Private Life

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One of my favorite pictures of Prince is the cover photo of Afshin Shahidi’s book, Prince: A Private View, which was released today. One of the reasons I am so enamored of this picture is due to the striking contrast of black and white in Prince’s clothing against the simplistic set— what appears to be a plain hallway. What is even more endearing to me as a 30+ year fan is that Prince, who was of a smaller stature, even in the most ordinary of spaces was ginormous. He was a larger than life figure in life and in his passing his absence has left a chasm that no artist now or in the future will be able to fill.…

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Emmy Books and Red Carpet Looks

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This week, we are counting down the days until the Emmy Awards on Sunday, and while we are all excited to hear about our favorite TV shows and celebrities, we can’t forget an essential part of any awards ceremony: the red carpet. In order to celebrate some of the most iconic looks, here is a list of 6 books on red carpet style, fashion and history. Red Carpet Hair: Beautiful Hairstyles for Special Occasions, Timothy C. Johnson   This is the first book from celebrity hairstylist Timothy Johnson, who started his career in Chicago, before moving to Milan and styling hair for runways and photo shoots. The photography book documents classic hairstyles from the red carpet, and readers will be inspired…

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Dog Days of Summer: Books for Those Who Love Man’s Best Friend

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They are happy creatures. They are your best friend. And they always want to play — even when you don’t. If you haven’t guessed which furry four-legged creature I’m talking about then you must not be a dog person! Whether you have a companion dog, you’re a doggy foster parent or you’re simply dog-sitting for the week, we all know that at the end of the day these little pups are what get us through some of the hard times. Besides wet kisses and muddy feet, man’s best friend also comes along with some health benefits. After all, having a pet has been known to be emotionally and physically beneficial for ourselves. So here’s the thing: take a trip down to your local adoption…

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5 Gorgeous, endangered places to remember on Earth Day

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Happy Earth Day, global citizens! First celebrated in 1970 to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, this originally groovy holiday has evolved to become an international observance focused on the environment and the health of the planet. In fact, President Barak Obama spent his Earth Day in the Florida Everglades to call attention to their plight. To mark Earth Day, here are five of our most beautiful, but endangered, earthly vistas. We hope you’ll consider playing a role in their preservation so they can be enjoyed for generations to come. ANTARCTICA Why it’s a treasure: Its ice cap holds 90 percent of all water on Earth, making it crucial to our existence. Why it’s endangered: Rising temperatures is…

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