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    “It’ll apply next week, whether it’s one or the other,” Barry Blitt says, about his cover for the new issue. “And it’s nice to take a break and not have to draw Trump—or Hillary, for that matter.”

    Here are a collection of Blitt’s covers from the 2016 election. His visual commentaries on the Presidential campaign started a little more than a year ago, when Donald Trump entered the race.

    “Belly Flop,” by Barry Blitt, July 27, 2015.
    “Belly Flop,” by Barry Blitt, July 27, 2015.

    “Donald Trump has entered the fray of Republican Presidential candidates with all the grace of a bully doing cannonballs and belly flops at the local swimming pool,” Blitt said at the time. “Trump never fails to provide hours of slack-jawed amazement.”

    “Bad Reception,” by Barry Blitt, February 1, 2016.
    “Bad Reception,” by Barry Blitt, February 1, 2016.

    “My biggest challenge was to alter the Presidents’ expressions to make them reflect attitudes of consternation,” Blitt remarked in February. “Teddy Roosevelt generally looks angry and somewhat appalled, so he was the easiest.”

    “The Big Short,” by Barry Blitt, March 28, 2016.

    The news cycle in late March gave the artist a convenient shorthand to depict the candidate. Yet a hint of impatience crept into Blitt’s commentary: “In a reading, not only are the lines of the palm considered but also the relative sizes of the hand and fingers. Speaking of which—I hope Donald Trump doesn’t actually become President.”

    “Grand Illusion,” by Barry Blitt, May 23, 2016.
    “Grand Illusion,” by Barry Blitt, May 23, 2016.

    By May, when Blitt returned to drawing Trump’s whole figure, he noted, “The Trump-induced rift in the G.O.P. is the least depressing of the items on the current news cycle.”

    “Donald’s Rainy Days,” by Barry Blitt, August 22, 2016.
    “Donald’s Rainy Days,” by Barry Blitt, August 22, 2016.

    When August came around, Blitt ventured a prediction: “Like a lot of anxious people, I’ve been obsessively watching all the forecasts, predictions, and computer models, hoping for a break in this feverish political season. It’s finally looking like we may be getting some blessed relief.” “I am naïve,” he now admits.

    “Miss Congeniality,” by Barry Blitt, October 10, 2016.
    “Miss Congeniality,” by Barry Blitt, October 10, 2016.

    Watching the first debate, Blitt recognized a significant moment in the Presidential campaign. Of all Trump’s dangerous beliefs, the artist said, his misogyny “might just be his Achilles’ heel.”

    “Significant Others,” by Barry Blitt, October 31, 2016.
    “Significant Others,” by Barry Blitt, October 31, 2016.

    And following the third and last debate Blitt’s thoughts focussed on love: “Both candidates seem to be in a loving relationship right now. But it is worth noting that, in the event of a Trump Presidency, Vladimir Putin would be the first foreign-born First Mate since Louisa Adams.”

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      Once my fever dream broke, the trip did not get better. On the way back from a tour of Actun Tunichil Muknal, a Mayan cave filled with human sacrificial remains, our truck broke down. Because this particular deserted dirt road was crawling with banditos, a unit of Belize Army commandos arrived frighteningly quickly, and I rode back sandwiched between their AK-47s. Later, in a flurry of enthusiasm over some hot springs, I fell and gashed my toe open. The best medical treatment available was provided by a disgruntled Vietnam vet living at my hostel, who thought I “probably wouldn’t” contract gangrene. And finally, there was the discarded American yellow school bus I took to the coast. En route I got my period, bled through my shorts, and was told by the only other nonnative aboard, a wild-eyed and leather-skinned old hippie woman, about that time last week when she had been held up at machete-point.

      But I wouldn’t relent.

      Hobbling and puking my way through the country, I summoned the determination of Scarlett O’Hara when she pulled that withered carrot from the charred remains of Tara. I steeled myself, and I did what I came to do: see Mayan ruins and kiss dudes with accents, goddammit. And you know what? In every picture from that trip I am utterly beaming. Not because I was having such a great time, but because I was free. I would not be conquered, and that self-reliance liberated me. I emerged from the jungle knowing that for the rest of my life, I would need only to look to myself for salvation.

      I also realized that traveling alone was an activity to seek out for its own merits — like a midnight trip to Yogurtland or adopting a rescue cat. The experience was abstractly luxurious and soul-nourishing, and I couldn’t wait to do it again.

      The experience was abstractly luxurious and soul-nourishing, and I couldn’t wait to do it again.

      The next time I headed out on my own was a simple road trip. I was invited to two weddings on consecutive weekends, one in Monterey, California, then another in Boston. By this time, I was dating the man who would become my husband, and traveling had become a coupled affair. He could only get away from work long enough to fly to Monterey, so I renewed my Triple A membership and went alone.

      “Well, at least you’re staying in the country this time,” my mom had said, her death grip of worry loosening ever so slightly.

      Admittedly, she’s never had the desire to travel alone. She says it just never really occurred to her. She draws the line at eating dinner out by herself (though for some reason lunch is fine). I chalk most of this up to nurture and not nature, because as a person she’s joyful and open. But for her, growing up in an immigrant community in Philadelphia, the world was much smaller — the edges of exploration reaching just 90 miles northwest to the Jersey shore town of Asbury Park. As a teenager she wanted to go away to college, but my grandparents insisted she live at home and commute, the gentle bud of her own gestating curiosity crushed by a mix of Armenian frugality and generational sexism.

      “Just driving all that way by yourself seems kind of lonely,” my mother lamented.

      But for me this was the chief attraction. Solitary companionship can be a blessed relief from the compromises of inter-human relationships. On this trip I could listen to whatever I wanted, and I cheekily picked Steve Martin’s The Pleasure of My Company as my audio book. Then, when Northern California’s winding, piney terrain became just trippy enough, I turned on Pink Floyd. I may have also sang along to The Little Mermaid soundtrack, but in the absence of a witness to corroborate, we’ll never know for sure.

      I stopped as many times as I wanted for the bathroom, which was five times more than a reasonable person would have rolled their eyes at. And I would pull over just to stare at the ocean, very aware of its poignant melancholy and my own depth for appreciating it. So deep. Whereas in Belize I thrilled in the existential freedom of self-reliance, here I basked in the literal freedom of doing whatever the fuck I wanted. I sat outside Berkeley’s library and eavesdropped on the students with no one around to judge me; in Boston I read the Declaration of Independence to myself at Faneuil Hall without embarrassment, then took the T out to Braintree and spent six hours touring John Adams’s house without feeling rushed. There were no other itineraries to satisfy and no one to negotiate with.

      But if you’re still stuck at the concept of loneliness, the truth is that when traveling by yourself, you never need be alone. The world opens itself to single travelers in a way it doesn’t when you’re with someone else, and you meet people you otherwise wouldn’t. Tours are done in groups, and in yours there will be chatty Canadians who want to go for beers afterward. Happy older couples whose conversations are as well-worn as their Merrell clogs will gladly invite you to join them for dinner. And if you’ve always wanted to take a French lover, just walk into a bar.

      The world opens itself to single travelers in a way it doesn’t when you’re with someone else, and you meet people you otherwise wouldn’t.

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        Kitty is a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, and it was buildable to nearly opaque coverage, while the texture was a little thicker and more prone to emphasizing the texture of my lips (it did not seem as smooth or as glossy as other shades). It wore well for three and a half hours and was hydrating. Smashbox Famous (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Revved Up (P, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (95% similar). MAC So Vain (LE, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Crunch (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Passion Charge (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Express Yourself (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Coral Confession (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (DC, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (DC, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

        Sexpot is a light peach with warm, brown undertones and a glossy sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, but it was hard to apply evenly as the color sunk into my lip lines and appeared streaky. It wore for two hours on me but was moisturizing Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Topless (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Luxe Natural (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Mod (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Tangerine (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Nudist (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). NARS Little Darling (DC, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

        XOX is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, balm-like feel that glided on easily and applied fairly evenly. It had a smoothing effect on the lips. This shade wore for three hours and was hydrating over time. bareMinerals Love (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Primrose (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Saga (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fling It On (Lip Color) (P) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

        Nudist is a light-medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly, for the most part, but it emphasized lip lines and color settled into them. The color wore well for two and a half hours and was moisturizing. Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Topless (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Tangerine (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Sexpot (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Mod (P, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Luxe Natural (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Zenith (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Little Darling (DC, $26.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

        Heaven is a muted, medium-dark rose with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly with minimal color settling into lip lines. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and moisturizing over the two and a half hours it lasted. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Fling It On (Lip Color) (P) is more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roleplay (110) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

        Honeybun is a muted, light-medium brown with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had medium color coverage that went on fairly evenly with a bit of color that pulled into my deepest lower lip line. The lipstick felt smooth, emollient, and was comfortable to wear, but it only lasted for two and a half hours, though it was hydrating. Estee Lauder Brazilian Nude (LE, $45.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC French Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pecan (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Chihuahua (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pure Pout (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Public Display (Lip Color) (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Smashbox Chai (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

        Queen is a muted, dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The consistency was lightweight, emollient, and balm-like as it felt smooth but wet. It was semi-opaque with fairly even, smooth coverage. This shade wore well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. MAC Heavy Petting (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Ciate Pin Up (P, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). bareMinerals Mantra (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Hot Tahiti (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Besame Dusty Rose 1969 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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              We hate to inform you, but you can officially kiss your weekend productivity goodbye: Netflix has debuted a brand-new show today, and you’ll want to binge watch it for the next 72 hours. The Crown, which chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is perhaps one of the most anticipated shows of the season: Back in September, we reported that it cost an estimated $156 million to produce. 

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                Un team di scienziati ha mandato un velivolo senza pilota a osservare i comportamenti indisturbati di questi grossi mammiferi marini. Ecco il risultato

                Un team di ricercatori dell’Università della Columbia Britannica ha catturato le immagini di alcuni esemplari di balena artica, uno dei più grossi (e longevi) mammiferi viventi. Come? Con un drone, che ha sorvolato alcune aree marine in corrispondenza del Circolo polare artico proprio per provare a seguirle nei loro comportamenti spontanei e nelle loro rotte.

                Si tratta di bestioni lunghi fino a 18 metri la cui sopravvivenza, purtroppo, è messa a rischio da inquinamento e cambiamento climatico. Nel video, eccoli da vicino.

                Ti è piaciuto? Segui anche il programma satellitare della Nasa per proteggere le balene.

                (Reuters)

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