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Rhonda Vitoulis, an employee of fashion label Alice + Olivia, had no intention of becoming an art collector until one day about 10 years ago she walked into Stefan Stux’s Chelsea gallery.

“It just really never seemed like anything that would be in my realm of reality or affordability,” she said.

But on that day, she was absolutely taken with a piece by artist Inka Essenhigh.

“It...

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Collecting their thoughts

Whether you have a newfound love of art or are merely just fed up with the empty walls in your apartment, starting an art collection from scratch can be dizzying.

But there’s no wrong way to collect art. We spoke with insiders from the New York art scene to get tips on how to get started.

SEE ART

The best way to prep for collecting is to simply see as much art as you can...

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Sir Patrick Stewart makes email sound really cool

This is part of a PBS Frontline project called Digital Nation.

But just so you know, Sir Patrick Stewart, "It's too late; I've seen everything." is only 40 characters, so Twitter may be your game after all....

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Beth Grant and Brian Baumgartner

Just put the Onion AV Club in your RSS feed already! Today they have hilarious and hard-hitting interviews with Beth Grant (you know who she is; see video above) and Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin on "The Office." BTW, here's what his voice actually sounds like....

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