Jessica Lichtenstein’s Peep Show

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By Joe Alexander

Looking at the art of Jessica Lichtenstein, one is transported into an imaginary world of childlike hedonism.  The colors bombard you with a familiar sense of happiness, the thick acrylic glimmers back at you like a diamond on display, and the girls well…they smile at you, seducing you from behind an optical lens as you voyeuristically “peep” into their candy colored landscapes.  But as always, there is more behind that lens than meets the eye.

Jill Rappaport: A Voice for the Animals

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By Gunjan Sewhani and Anna Ryan
Photography by Getty Images/Andrew Walker

Jill Rappaport, the award-winning Animal Advocate and Correspondent at NBC’s The Today Show and Nightly News, started her luminous career in journalism over two decades ago on the West Coast as an “entertainment reporter.” She says (only half-jokingly) “I went from the red carpet to the wee wee pad.”