I’m not going to lie, I adore Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone: the on screen and off screen couple that star in The Amazing Spiderman rebooted franchise. I think they’re collectively adorable and I want to shrink them down and keep them in my pocket for when I’m sad. However, after a small sexist comment slipped out of Garfield’s dreamy lips during a Q&A interview to promote the upcoming film The Amazing Spiderman 2, I had a moment ... Read More
Alice Boman's EP II should be listened to outdoors during a spring dusk, at around 7 in the evening.  Her voice, full of impossible longing, speaks the darkness of distance and the brightness of pyres burning in sunset colors. The album opens with "What," a track that features a rhythm section made up of the occasional kick and ambient scratches, plus gorgeous piano floating in a lake of white noise. "Over" is one of the highlights of the record, reminiscent ... Read More
I’m a huge fan of girly feminist embroidery projects. I even make some myself. That’s why when I stumbled upon Mo Morgan’s sassy but honest embroideries, I absolutely fell in love. I have a soft spot for embroidery activism. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition between the quaint, dainty art-form (with its stitched-in associations to the domestic housewife) and the bloodthirsty history of the women’s movement. The rich history behind ... Read More
Have you ever played online “room escape games?” If you haven’t, then you probably have wasted much less time on the Internet then I have. The games are always super challenging and are based on the premise that you are trapped in a room and can only escape after solving multiple mind puzzles. By clicking around a room, you stumble upon clues and objects that will help you to unlock various containers or drawers that lead to more keys or ... Read More
   That’s right!! Jolie Holland will be performing at Primped, our fashion, beauty and vintage fair, Sunday May 4th. Jolie’s latest album, Wine Dark Sea, will be released on May 20th, and is said to be “unlike anything she’s ever recorded, but is also the purest and most assured to date.”  “The record delivers: louder, noisier, raw and visceral. It’s a fiery reimagining of rock, delta blues, free ... Read More
Warning: This post may not be safe for work. Images of idealized beauty permeate most of the media we consume, and it has for hundreds of years; throughout decades dominated by shifting aesthetics and beauty standards, the idea of the attractive female has taken numerous forms. Titian’s reclining Venus, for example, is shaped differently from the fashion models of today’s ad campaigns, and African diasporic art offers yet another ideal. More often ... Read More
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who notoriously has one of the most talked about lady-butts on the Internet, has to tone-down her fan interaction due to pervy finger-banging attempts. Azalea released her debut album The New Classic yesterday and appeared on the Hot 97 morning show to promote it. The bros of the show were evidently more interested in her behavior in the bedroom then her music… but that’s another story. Azalea revealed that she had to ... Read More
I F***ING LOVE THE INTERNET. It brings together lovely, talented people and allows us to all support one another. Namely, Tayler Smith and Arabelle Sicardi, two talented dames who came together to make an art project about makeup theory and identity that will blow your mind. Do you have a Tumblr? Are you a young adult in New York? If so, you must know about these artsy fartsy smartsy folks. Both have very original and intriguing blogs concerned with fashion, ... Read More
Identifying as a feminist is a profoundly personal decision, colored by the nuances of our own experiences. In The Feminine Mystique, the great Betty Friedan suggested that for feminists, the personal is the political, that our private thoughts and desires necessitate public action. Because of the intimate nature of the movement, it’s easy to scrutinize judge other women, but internal strife often stalls social change. Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone’s ... Read More
If taffeta, silk chiffon, satin and tulle are the materials of wedding dresses, surely a divorce dress would be made from something much harsher--and more technical. Demi Barnes constructed a wedding dress from divorce papers in under ten hours for her Art GCSE. Talk about taking a standardized test and making it your own. The dress is constructed from about 1500 pages of one set of divorce papers photocopied multiple times. And yes, she did have to cite her work. ... Read More
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