'Portrait Artist of the Year' Paints Pregnant Duchess Kate in a Bra

Kate Middleton just can't catch a break*. From the horrifying authorized portrait earlier this year to this frightening rendition of Kate in lingerie she probably purchased at the clearance rack at Ross Dress for Less. The latter (shown above) is from the loins of the imagination of 25-year-old portrait artist Nick… » 12/12/13 9:30am 12/12/13 9:30am

These Drawings Done With Just Pencils Are So Damn Good, I Don't Even

These are not photographs — these are PENCIL DRAWINGS. Yes, they're done entirely with pencils. Like, the same ones you use to color in Scantrons and DMV tests. And yet, these fantasy portraits from Erica Rose Levine look just like freaking photographs, and they're blowing. my. damn. mind. » 5/30/13 9:39pm 5/30/13 9:39pm

Joe Biden Is Radiant in His New Official Portrait

Earlier today, the White House released a new official portrait of Leslie Knope's boy toy, Vice President Joe Biden. Taken Jan. 10 by his official photographer, David Lienemann, we see a triumphant Biden sporting a body conscious pinstripe suit and a blue candy cane tie. He's surrounded by the American and vice… » 2/25/13 11:30pm 2/25/13 11:30pm

Retired Playboy Bunnies Seem Like Ladies We'd Want To Hang Out With

Photographer Robyn Twomey — who I got all excited about when I first saw her name because I thought she was Robin Tunney from The Craft but no, she's not — has some stunning portraits of former Playboy Bunnies. I want to hangout with each of these women and learn all about them and then write plays about their lives.… » 10/26/12 9:40am 10/26/12 9:40am

Queen Elizabeth Approves the Royal Collection’s Purchase of Four Warhol…

The dour portraits of British monarchs past has been enlivened by the Royal Collection Trust's latest splurge — four prismatic Andy Warhol screenprints of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her tiara and the big, sparkly necklace she wore during the Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977. The Queen, it is rumored, was pleased… » 9/24/12 10:25pm 9/24/12 10:25pm

Picture Perfect: Why Everyone's So Anal About These Magazine Covers

Hey! Remember when Sarah Palin was on the cover of Newsweek » 10/17/08 4:20pm 10/17/08 4:20pm and got up in arms because the close-up hadn't been retouched? (Given that it was only last week, I'm gonna go with yes.) Megan very correctly diagnosed this a would-be tempest in a battered teapot, but the fracas sparked a discussion of the ethics of the…