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Legendary lenswoman Lynn Goldsmith tells all, truly, in her latest collection of iconic rock images. The stories behind each shoot are delightfully juicy, especially if you’re into rock idols of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The pictures are grouped into categories: Strange Angels (including shots of Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Prince, Tom Waits), Style (Debbie Harry, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Grace Jones, LL Cool J), Teen Idols (New Kids on the Block, Marky Mark, Leif Garrett,  Duran Duran, Elvis, Tiffany) and more. Some of the most interesting details Goldsmith mentions are fashion-related: she used an ex-boyfriend’s left-behind clothes in shoots with Bryan Adams, Ricky Nelson and even Tina Turner. Goldsmith also coerced Bruce Springsteen into wear her own leather jacket for a shoot (“He never really liked [it],” she says. “Too many studs for him.”) and it now resides in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We wonder if she got a well-deserved stylist credit.
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The holiday season is the one time of year that whole world slows down just a bit—and that means you get a chance to catch up on all of amazing movies, TV and books you missed throughout the year. For us, books (especially the glossy coffee-table kind) are a true indulgence. So we’ve put together this list of some of the best new titles to cozy up with this season. Perfect for any deserving giftee—be it your sister, your roommate or yourself!


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