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    • The actor Jim Carrey has taken his artistic war on Twitter with President Donald Trump to a new and sexually explicit level.
    • The latest drawing, posted Friday, features Trump in bed with a woman who is presumably the adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
    • Carrey has courted controversy this week over other drawings, including an unflattering depiction seemingly of the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    The actor Jim Carrey isn't backing down from his criticism of President Donald Trump — and he has taken it to a new level.

    On Friday, Carrey tweeted a drawing that depicts Trump in bed with a woman appearing to be Stephanie Clifford, the porn actress whose stage name is Stormy Daniels. Clifford has said she had an affair with Trump years ago and has recently been at the center of a legal battle with the president.

    Carrey covered the most explicit areas of the drawing with the presidential seal, captioning it "Fifty Shades of Decay."

    Clifford says her affair with Trump started in 2006, a few months after Melania Trump gave birth to her son, Barron.

    Clifford sued the president earlier this month, arguing that he never signed a nondisclosure agreement intended to prevent her from talking about the alleged affair.

    Carrey, who has become an unlikely political artist and activist on Twitter, has been quite busy over the past several days, courting controversy for other drawings he tweeted.

    On Saturday, Carrey received backlash from conservatives when he posted an unflattering image seemingly of the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that called into question her Christian faith.

    Carrey was unfazed by the criticism, telling the progressive digital video outlet The Young Turks in a statement that he was "so gratified by the reaction to my little drawings."

    He followed that drawing up with one portraying Trump as the "WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST WING."

    SEE ALSO: Jim Carrey slams Mark Zuckerberg in a new portrait: 'Who are you sharing your life with? #regulatefacebook'

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    What would happen if classic fairy tales took place in 2018? Well, according to one recent interpretation, Goldilocks would leave a two-star Airbnb review, Puss in Boots would be an Instagram influencer, and the Evil Queen from "Snow White" would trade in her Magic Mirror for an Alexa-enabled device.

    To bring these reimagined fairy tales to life, GoCompare enlisted the help of freelance illustrator and graphic designer Elizabeth Howlett, or Beth Creates. The result is a fun project called "Once Upon the Internet," which places modern technology in the hands of beloved Disney princesses and storybook villains alike. Take a closer look below.

    Today, Goldilocks would probably leave a harsh Airbnb review.

    In the classic telling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a young girl walks into an empty home and quickly makes herself comfortable. She tastes three bowls of porridge, sits on three different chairs, and lies on three different beds— each time declaring the last and smallest one to be "just right."

    The modern-day version of this fairy tale plays out the same way, until the very end that is. In 2018, Goldilocks has the audacity to leave the bears a two-star Airbnb review after she runs out of their home screaming.

    Read the full fairy tale here.



    The modern-day version of the Evil Queen from "Snow White" would be obsessed with her Amazon Echo.

    It makes sense that the Evil Queen would rely on an AI-powered voice assistant like Alexa in 2018. It's perhaps one of the closest things we have to the all-knowing, all-seeing Magic Mirror from "Snow White."

    The best part? This reimagination is based on a real Amazon Alexa Easter Egg that you can try out at home. Just ask Alexa, "Who's the fairest of them all?" and you'll receive one of two responses.

    Read the full fairy tale here.



    The Little Red Riding Hood might unknowingly accept a friend request from the Big Bad Wolf on Facebook.

    This rendition of "Little Red Riding Hood" does not differ much from the popular telling of the classic fairy tale, except for one detail. In the beginning of the story, Little Red Riding Hood's mom warns the young girl not to chat with strangers online instead of strangers in the woods.

    Read the full fairy tale here.



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    • Neon Naked is a life drawing class that uses UV lighting.
    • The classes take place every Monday and last two hours.
    • Each class lets you try a variety of art techniques, from Pointillism to Pop Art. 

     

    Neon Naked life drawing was started two years ago by Jylle Navarro. It runs every week in an East London pub and each class brings in around 20 artists.

    The classes use UV lighting and a variety of UV reactive props to create the amazing colours, neon coloured crayons and pens are also provided.

    Each class lasts 2 hours and costs £12. Tickets can be booked online.

    Produced by Charlie Floyd

    SEE ALSO: This underground farm is hidden in a WWII bomb shelter and produces 2 tonnes of food a month

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    We are hiring a writing intern with a focus on art for INSIDER, a new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

    The role includes finding and pitching ideas for INSIDER's videos about art and artists, and researching, writing, and producing scripts. Recent examples include videos about an artist who makes paintings out of kisses and sculptures that disappear into thin air.

    Writing interns work closely with video editors, but they do not need to have video-editing experience. We're looking for ambitious reporters who can find and chase great stories, and relay them to our audience in a compelling way. Our interns are an integral part of our team. We seek out self-starters and people who are enthusiastic about collaborating with video producers, social media editors, and other team members.

    This internship position is at our Flatiron headquarters in New York City. It starts in spring/summer 2017 and runs for six months. Interns are encouraged to work full-time (40 hours a week) if their schedule allows.

    At INSIDER, our motto is "Life is an adventure." We tell stories for, about, and by people who seize life. That means they love to travel, try new foods, listen to new music, and fight for what's right — and they admire people who do the same. INSIDER is distributed across social media, including FacebookTwitterInstagram, Snapchat, and YouTube , as well as on the web.

    If this sounds like your dream job, apply here with a resume and cover letter telling us why you're a fit for INSIDER and detailing your interest in art.

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    NOW WATCH: How Jay-Z and Diddy used their fame to make millions off of 'cheap grapes'


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    Movies and TV shows tend to use real food when they can, but there are a number of times when they need something fake. We spoke with two fake food artists who specialize in making custom, inedible treats for restaurants, trade shows, and Hollywood.  Here's how fake food props are made to look so delicious. Following is a transcript of the video.

    Narrator: Is this food making you hungry? Well, don't try to take a bite because these delicious looking foods are actually fake. TV shows and movies will try to use real foods on screen when possible, but there a number of reasons why food props might be used instead. For example, if ice cream is used, they don't want it to melt between takes, or if you need a lot of food in the background of a shot.

    Companies like Independent Studio Services and Display Fake Foods offer pre-made food props that can be ordered in bulk. But often times, movies need items specially made. That's when they seek out a fake food artist, like Lisa Friedman.

    Lisa Friedman: For people who need something specific, that's why they reach out to me. I'm an artist. I went to school for art and I also love to cook and bake. There's not a lot of us out there that do this.

    Narrator: Brenda Chapman also makes fake foods in Oklahoma.

    Brenda Chapman: I just kind of figure it out. I've had no formal training, didn't go to college. I started this just so I could be a stay-at-home mom with my kids.

    Narrator: Both women work out of studios in their homes. They can recreate pretty much anything. Much of their day-to-day business is in restaurant displays and food shows. But prop masters will contact them if they need food items for movies.

    Brenda Chapman: In the last 20 years, I've done almost 3 million dollars worth of fake food business.

    Narrator: Brenda has had her work featured in a number of productions. For Glee, she made some ice cream for this diner scene.

    Brenda Chapman: In their diner scene, they wanted milkshakes and hot fudge sundaes and banana splits that were new, half-eaten, quarter-eaten so that they could switch them out during the takes.

    Narrator: She says you don't always know where your food will end up. Like when some of her items popped up in the Muppets. - When Miss Piggy eats my doughnuts, I didn't realize they had bought my doughnuts. - Pardon moi, Mademoiselle Cochonne? - Can't you see I'm busy! - [Receptionist] Of course.

    Narrator: And sometimes your food doesn't even make the final cut.

    Brenda Chapman: Thor, the movie, actually bought like $500 worth of doughnuts, and they had a building that said Donut Shop or Donut Land, they never went inside, so I didn't get to see my doughnuts. I was very sad.

    Narrator: Here's a creamsicle Lisa Friedman made that was featured in a scene from Kevin Saves the World.

    "The coldest thing they have.""Oh, thank you."

    Lisa Friedman: I guess, his eye was swollen, he got hit in it.

    Narrator: While the details may vary based on the artist, the creation process is pretty standard. We stopped by Lisa Friedman's home in New York to see how she makes her fake foods. After the order is submitted, typically the customer will send her a real version of they want duplicated. Then she will produce a mold out of the item to get the exact size and shape.

    Lisa Friedman: We try to mold it close to the color, so that we're not starting with a blank white canvas.

    Narrator: Typically fake foods are made with rubber or foam. She pours the material into the mold and lets it set. Foam rises like actual dough, so she needs to prevent it from spilling out.

    Lisa Friedman: It's like I'm baking a cake, right? I'm baking my bread.

    Narrator: Then she sands the excess pieces down. Once the item is dry, it's painted and detailed to look like real food.

    Lisa Friedman: With my background in painting, I can color it to be as realistic as it is.

    Brenda Chapman: You just kind of have to look at things a little differently, um, and think, okay, it's not made for this but it does look like this. We use a lot of Styrofoams, a lot of stuff from the local hardware store, you know, caulking, and drywall patching, and sheetrock mud.

    Narrator: To replicate granola and ground beef, Lisa uses crushed cork board.

    Lisa Friedman: Cork is kind of breaks up like granola, so we took some cork boards and we started breaking it down.

    Narrator: Sometimes real food is used. Like covering actual popcorn, cereal, or candy in resin to preserve it. It's often hard to tell the finished product from the original.

    Lisa Friedman: I don't do this for the money. It's more for the accolades, when my customers write, oh, I love it, it came out great.

    Narrator: And while these items might make your mouth water, they're only a feast for your eyes.

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    Founded in 1955 by a group of Dutch photographers, the World Press Photo contest has grown into one of the world's most prestigious photography competitions. 

    This year, the competition received 73,044 images taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 different countries. 

    Some of the most striking news moments frozen in time include riots against President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.

    Here are 45 of the most powerful, award-winning images of 2017.

    WARNING: Some readers may find these images disturbing.

    SEE ALSO: The 26 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

    Winner: World Press Photo Of The Year

    José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.

    President Maduro had announced plans to revise Venezuela’s democraticsystem by forming a constituent assembly to replace the opposition-led National Assembly, in effect consolidating legislative powers for himself. Opposition leaders called for mass protests to demand early presidential elections. Clashes between protesters and the Venezuelan national guard broke out on 3 May, with protesters (many of whom wore hoods, masks or gas masks) lighting fires and hurling stones. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns.



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    A boat with tourists from Lagos Marina is steered through the canals of the Makoko community — an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement — on the shores of Lagos Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria.

    Makoko has a population of around 150,000 people, many of whose families have been there for generations. But Lagos is growing rapidly, and ground to build on is in high demand. Prime real estate along the lagoon waterfront is scarce, and there are moves to demolish communities such as Makoko and build apartment blocks: accommodation for the wealthy. Because the government considers the communities to be informal settlements, people may be evicted without provision of more housing. Displacement from the waterfront also deprives them of their livelihoods. The government denies that the settlements have been inhabited for generations and has given various reasons for evictions, including saying that the communities are hideouts for criminals. Court rulings against the government in 2017 declared the evictions unconstitutional and that residents should be compensated and rehoused, but the issue remains unresolved.



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    Dr Suporn Watanyusakul shows patient Olivia Thomas her new vagina after gender reassignment surgery at a hospital in Chonburi, near Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand leads the world as a medical tourism destination, with gender-affirming surgery forming a strong niche. Treatment can be considerably cheaper than in other countries around the world, and the large numbers of patients mean that surgeons become highly experienced. The use of new technologies and procedures is also often given as a reason for Thailand’s popularity among people seeking treatment for gender dysphoria.



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    • At Art Basel Hong Kong this year, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art held an exclusive, star-studded party to celebrate its presence at the premier art fair in Asia.
    • The event was held at Hong Kong's Jumbo Kingdom, the world's largest floating restaurant, and featured an elaborate 1930s theme and storyline centered around the disappearance of the character Scarlett Li.
    • I attended the party, which was full of stunning visuals, a brass funk band, classic dim sum appetizers, and impromptu performances from dancers and actors. 

     

    Imagine Hong Kong in 1931 — the British still dominated the island, one of the few free ports in the world at the time. The alleys are lined with opium bars and courtesans and everyone dresses like Dean Martin or Suzie Wong.

    That's the world the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) sought to conjure up at its most recent soiree celebrating the museum's presence at this year's Art Basel Hong Kong, the premier art fair in Asia for millionaire and billionaire collectors to buy and sell art.

    LACMA has been working in recent years to become the authority on both classic and contemporary Chinese art, in an effort to become the "bridge between technology, entertainment, and culture in the United States and China."

    LACMA's "In the Mood for LACMA: The Story of the Elusive Scarlett Li" party featured an elaborate theme and story centered around the disappearance of "the most legendary madam of the West Coast."

    The star-studded event, held at Hong Kong's Jumbo Kingdom, the world's largest floating restaurant, featured a mix of celebrities, art world big shots, artists, collectors, and  — thanks to a last minute invite — yours truly. 

    I attended to get an inside look at one of this year's most exclusive parties. It did not disappoint. 

    SEE ALSO: Inside the secret masquerade yacht party that brings the wildest techies and Wall Streeters together for a night of debauchery

    The party was located at the Jumbo Kingdom, a 62,000-square-foot floating restaurant off Hong Kong's Aberdeen Harbour. The restaurant, the largest of its kind, has long been an iconic part of the city frequented by celebrities, royalty, and politicians.



    We were told to arrive on time, lest we miss "part of the odyssey," which promised to include period decorations and performances evoking the mysterious story of Scarlett Li. I must admit we arrived late. But from the line out front, it looked like we weren't the only ones.



    To get to the restaurant, you have to take a ferry that looks like something out of a Hollywood Golden Age vision of Hong Kong. It fit the theme, which called for party attire that combined "old Hollywood glamour juxtaposed with Hong Kong heritage."



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    • These artworks are made entirely out of aluminium cans.
    • Noah Deledda sands and polishes each can, then sculpts them into intricate shapes using only his hands.
    • The artworks are mounted in acrylic boxes. They are available to buy from £1400.

     

    These amazing sculptures are created by Noah Deledda. He sculpts each one using just his hands, using his thumbnails to achieve a precise pattern.

    Noah came up with the idea while he was bored and in the back of a car.

    He started playing with a can and realised he could create interesting patterns with it.

    Noah's patterns won the Red Bull "Art of Can" 2010 competition.  

    Produced by Charlie Floyd

    SEE ALSO: This machine washes your clothes while you cycle — and it saves loads of water and time

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    Los Angeles-based fine artist Amanda Oleander captures the intimate moments of everyday life in her drawings — from the ordinary to the embarrassing to the truly special.

    Oleander, who has been drawing and painting since she was about four or five years old, rose to fame in 2015 as Periscope's first real star. That year, she racked up over 200,000 followers on the live streaming platform. Today, she has over 550,000 and counting, not to mention the 403,000 who follow her on Instagram.

     The 28-year-old artist told INSIDER that she is drawn to the moments "we never get to see," the moments that "can't really be documented because if they were, it would alter" how we act. "I'm enthralled by the way people behave behind closed doors," she said.

    Take a closer look at some of Oleander's drawings below.

    Sometimes, the most romantic milestones in a relationship come when you let your guard down around your partner.



    These are the instances that stand out to Oleander, who frequently draws inspiration from her own relationship with her boyfriend, Joey Rudman.



    Her artwork captures all the intimate moments that bring a couple closer together, like when you take care of a sick partner, even if you'll get sick, too.



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