Neal Hannan ’03 pointed out that Art Professor Michael Lewis has an article on beauty in the New York Times.

What is the American ideal of beauty today? To judge by People magazine’s new “50 most beautiful” issue, which came out earlier this month, it does not tend to delicate and fine features.

If anything, it runs in the opposite direction, toward large and striking features: Angelina Jolie’s oversize lips; the emphatic jaw of Mariska Hargitay, a star of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; the startlingly wide mouth of Julia Roberts.

Why does “startling wide” make me think “Aidan“? See here for Aidan’s thoughts on romantic love.

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