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20% of Anorexics Are Men

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20% of Anorexics Are Men!   Twenty percent, and rising. More and more men are starving themselves to death in a pathological pursuit of perfection. Male anorexics have much in common with women who suffer from the same debilitating illness, but there’s a striking difference: For the vast majority of men, help is not on the way. When food is served, John eats as if it’s a relearned behavior, as if he’s a robot trying to pass as human. He tells me he eats only because not eating will trigger a sequence of events that begins with him losing his job: “And if I lose the job…” Mordantly he observes that he still reads articles about the Golden Gate Bridge to see “whether or not they’ve ever gotten around to installing that suicide barrier.” He calls it his Plan C. Continue reading

Celebrities in ‘Arab Garb’ by Mohammed Kanoo

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Mohammed Kanoo’s Portraits Of Celebrities Wearing Arab ClothingBahraini artist Mohammed Kanoo is presenting his most recent work in an exhibition at Dubai’s Meem Gallery. Between 15th of May and 5th of July 2012, photos of politicians and Hollywood celebrities like Will Smith, Angela Jolie, John Travolta, Barack Obama and Clint Eastwood will be presented to the public. The artist’s second solo exhibition at the Meem Gallery –  Fun with Fen – captures our world seen through the his eyes. Part of the collection “A Question of Identity (2012)” found on PSFK, these digital prints in postcard size portray contemporary as well as historical figures. Political and entertainment celebrities can be seen wearing Arab clothing – each of them taking the thoughts further trough a maze of international diplomacy, hinting towards the necessary social tolerance in a complicated world. The artist’s view point raises questions in many fields, from culture and religion, to politics and popular culture.

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