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Not buying the Moss legend

In the January 11 Portland Phoenix, book reviewer Charles Taylor lauds Kate Moss — the notoriously waifish model — as the "most extraordinary photographic muse of our era."
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, February 1, 2013
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 01, 2013

A good walk

Before Caroline Knapp died of lung cancer — in 2002, at age 42 — she'd gone bestseller with the most private of torments: her alcoholism (in Drinking: A Love Story ) and her anorexia ( Appetites: Why Women Want ).
Gail Caldwell remembers Caroline Knapp
By AMY FINCH  |  August 06, 2010

Food as enemy

From the summer of 1982 to the winter of 1985, I ate the same thing every day: a plain sesame bagel for breakfast, a Dannon coffee-flavored yogurt for lunch. an apple and a one-inch cube of cheddar cheese for dinner. Nothing more.
The anatomy of an eating disorder
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  July 31, 2010

Getting Better

"Do you ever really get over something like anorexia?"
Measuring growth in approach, not in pounds
By CAROLINE KNAPP  |  July 31, 2010

Wintour tackles weighty subject at Harvard

Brazilian fashion model Ana Carolina Reston was not the first model to die from an eating disorder, and sadly, she won't be the last.
Ice Age over at Vogue?
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  March 26, 2010