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Names and Faces: Lady Gaga; Peter Paul Rubens

Lady Gaga doesn’t like critics, particularly those who write for the New York Times, reports our colleague Katherine Boyle. In the pop star’s first V magazine fashion column, which debuted Thursday, she slammed New York Times veteran fashion critic Cathy Horyn (a former Washington Post employee) for being, well, a bit too critical.

“In the age of the Internet, when collections and performances are so accessible to the public and anyone can post a review on Facebook or Twitter, shouldn’t columnists and reviewers, such as Cathy Horyn, employ a more modern and forward approach to criticism?”

Gaga’s column appears to be in retaliation for a recent column by Horyn, in which she said that Gaga “looked embalmed in the black Versace harness” that the pop star wore in her music video for “The Edge of Glory.”

Gaga doesn’t criticize all of fashion’s tastemakers. She holds up 15-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson as “the future of journalism,” then asks, “Why have we decided that one person’s opinion matters more than anyone else’s?”

Painting is found

A stolen painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens has been recovered by Greece, Reuters reports. Authorities have arrested two men who tried to sell the artwork to undercover police for 1 million euros. The Greek culture ministry would not identify the artwork, but there’s a good chance that it’s “The Caledonian Boar Hunt.” a Rubens painting that was taken 10 years ago from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.


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