As a So-Cal suburban teen, I was a die-hard Sonic Youth lover. So when Kim Gordon launched X-Girl clothing in 1994 I became an insta-fan. My favorite T-shirt was electric blue and said X-Girl in neon orange and pink and wearing it immediately helped me separate the kids I'd like to know from the ones I wouldn't: every jock would say 'X-Girl, does that mean you're a dude now?' while every music nerd would give a knowing nod of alliance. I still mourn its American ... Read More
           I tend to get super nostalgic for the accoutrement of my youth (Feather earrings! Slap bracelets! Hypercolor!), so I was overjoyed to see a few versions of the classic 80s fan earring over at Fred Flare. These things were majorly coveted by my grade-school girlfriends, and only the most fashion-forward among us even dared wear them to class. Of course, back then fashion-forward meant gross, don't talk ... Read More
This morning, my main man Barry speedily enacted legislation reversing the Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear , in which employees (like gender bias plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter) lost their right to their day in court for ongoing wage discrimination. 'By swiftly signing the Ledbetter legislation into law, President Obama insures that employees, regardless of their gender, race, national origin, age, or disability, are protected from the additional ... Read More
               For those of you who aren't into watching the Koalas battle the Manatees this Sunday at the Stupor Bowl (I have no understanding of who is playing, or how sports work), there is a safe place to rest your eyeballs. Sarah Haskins, the brilliant comedian profiled in the December/January issue of BUST, will be hosting a show on Current called the 'Target Women Super Special.' The hour-long special, ... Read More

Raised In Craftivity

BY Susan in Artsy |

Raised in Craftivity, curated by Mara Elena Buszek, is a long-running show at the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College in California . It started up just last night with a curator's walk and reception. The exhibit features artists who work in typically craft-oriented media like ceramics, beadwork, woodwork and knitting. These are usually disdained as being 'feminine,' 'domestic' and 'amateur,' but today, this kind of craft media is being embraced and subverted. Some ... Read More
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