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Contemporary visual art is often slick and narcissistic and bears a disturbing resemblance to sophisticated advertising and music videos. Ugo Rondinones coolly smoldering slow-motion videos might well be promoting a new line of perfume, and Piplotti Rists hallucinatory work, which was featured on an immense screen hovering over Times Square, evokes fashion shoots and designer clothes for sassy, hipster girls.
Veracruz is, in many ways, Mexicos New Orleans, a muggy, laid-back, Gulf Coast port city. Like the Big Easy, Veracruz is a regional urban center that has seen better economic times.
Can mothers be creative, ambitious, sexy, and angryreally, really angryand still be good moms? The answer is yes, but not all the time.
H. L. Mencken is considered among the great American men of letters.