Women Did It First

BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy |

When I was a teen I used to cut up old magazines to make photo collages. The walls of my room were covered with ads and personal photos of mismatched bodies and heads, one of them being Gwyneth Paltrow’s head on a baby’s body. I did this because I loved magazines and abstract art—in all its quirky and bizarre glory— and it definitely seemed like a postmodern art form innovated by male artists like Picasso. But “Playing With ... Read More
Betty White has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention these days. We recently blogged about how much we love the ex-Golden Girl, as she proves that age ain't nothing but a number when it comes to relevance as an actress and comedienne.  According to Entertainment Weekly,  Saturday Night Live is close to having the 88-year-old host the show. This would be Betty White's first time hosting, and according to columnist Michael Ausiello, she wouldn't ... Read More
Although she is a busy lady, and in the midst of a tour, St. Vincent's Annie Clark took some time to chit chat with our writer Ned Hepburn about fashion, minivans, and song stylings. Here's what happened:  Annie Clark is a funny girl, who talks with the kind of soft yet engaging purr that makes you forget there's anybody else in the room but her. She's charmingly self-aware in the exact opposite way that so many 'cool music people' so often are. She's the ... Read More
             In Part I of Shaming Famewhores I discussed going on the reality TV dating show Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair, currently on Vh1, as a performance art piece. I performed as myself rather than as a typical wacky performance artist in hopes to deny what I believed was production’s expectations of me. I also went on the show to do research on the stereotyping machine that is reality ... Read More
Awesome news today: Secret (the deodorant company) has launched a Facebook-based campaign devoted to getting women ski jumpers in the 2014 Olympics. Last week, we reported about the nonsensical policy to not let women ski jump in the Olympics (WTF: Women Can't Ski Jump in the Olympics), so we're pretty excited to see the whole situation garnering more press. While I personally tend to be wary of social-activism campaigns backed by corporations, I’ll give ... Read More