It looks like Aliza Shvarts' 15 seconds are up: the plucky Yale senior has submitted a new, non-embryonic art project in lieu of her original project, a representation of nine months of self-induced miscarriages that included her own blood. (She would have failed the course had she not displayed any work at all.) In… »
Excellent essayist and Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum weighs in on the Aliza Shvarts controversy and decides that our favorite art agitator isn't actually all that original, especially when compared to a batty Brit named Mary Toft. "Many artists, including photographer Cindy Sherman and multimedia artist Judy… »
As much as some of us want the little performance artist who could bleed from her vagina, Aliza Shvarts, to just go away, we feel obliged to offer you an update on the controversy. The senior art exhibition went up yesterday, without Aliza's piece (which she claims may use blood from self-induced miscarriages), and… »
Our favorite art school provocateur, Aliza Shvarts, may not get to show her controversial abortion art project — predicated upon a series of artificial inseminations and alleged miscarriages — after all. According to the Yale Daily News, "The University will not allow Aliza Shvarts '08 to display her controversial… »
- Slut Machine took one for the team and Intern Betty filmed her getting a colonic. Crappy hour indeed.
- Speaking of Crap: If Aliza Shvarts smears her uterine lining all over Boot Barn and no one is around to see it, did it really happen?
- We learned why mommy's face no longer moves.
- The kind of mommy who reads Baby Couture! »
Best Comment of the Day, in response to Ice, Ice, Baby "I heard that posh fertility clinics not only get you pregnant, they raise and fuck up your kids for you, too. It is a full-service kind of thing." We say: you can even go back a year later and get the "mommy makeover" at a reduced price! • Worst, in response to … »
Aliza Shvarts '08 is more than just an alleged abortion-inducer; according to our commenters, she is also a style icon of sorts. In fact, we predict that come Halloween, students all over Cambridge and other rival Ivies will be dressing up as the suddenly-notorious art student from that other East Coast institution of… »
With all this talk about Aliza Shvarts and her (im)possible abortions, it got me thinking about how women decide whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy. For those of us have gotten pregnant, was the opinion of the dude who knocked you up ever the final say in your decision of whether to keep it or get an abortion?… »
I seem to be the only one of the Jezebels online and — lucky for me! — now we're hearing that Aliza Shvarts is disputing Yale University's claim that her performance piece was a work of fiction. Reports the Yale Daily News: »Oh, Christ. Anyway, interested (and still-awake) readers can learn more . I, for one, have had…
So it turns out that Aliza Shvarts, the Yale student who said she impregnated herself only to abort her embryos using "herbal" methods several times over for an art project, totally pulled one over on everyone. (Well, everyone except Moe.) She didn't really get pregnant a bunch of times, and she didn't really give… »
So guys, you know you're sort of playing into the babykilling hands of Yale fetus artist Aliza Shvarts here. Not because, you know, her method was maybe a smart way to address the Meaning Of An Embryo — as in, an embryo achieved via modern methods and stripped of all the mostly well-intentioned mix of very palpably … »
Update: It was fake.
Yale University senior Aliza Shvarts, left, swears she's not trying to "scandalize anyone." Her art is definitely not designed purely for "shock value,". Even so, it's hard to know what to call Shvarts' senior thesis, "a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially… »