While the tension in Egypt was coming to a climax with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, Lara Logan, CBS News correspondent and native of South Africa who has covered war zones for 18 years,  stood bravely amongst the riotous torrent of celebrating people in Tahrir Square to cover this incredible, and significant event.   But then, just moments after the above photo was taken, while attempting to maneuver away from the crowd, Logan, ... Read More
Reading through the Mother Jones article on South Dakota’s recently proposed House Bill 1171, it is obvious that there is quite the controversy with wording, or lack thereof. The law that is under consideration will redefine the terminology of a “justifiable homicide,” and has been interpreted to include murders that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus. Although sponsor, Republican Phil Jensen, originally did not return phone calls to ... Read More
Vanessa over at Feministing put it better than I could: it's time to fucking rally. Between that bill that would make it legal for doctors to deny life-saving abortions for their patients or the one that will defund Planned Parenthood and other women's health clinics, it's time.  If you're in NYC on February 26th, come down to Foley Square, across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan, and make your voice heard! RSVP on the Planned Parenthood NYC website ... Read More
There are so many things to love about elephants. These creatures are docile, cry, play, laugh, have amazing memories (they never forget, after all), yet are incredibly strong, and play a vital role in improving the ecological system they inhabit. As much as 80 percent of what elephants consume is returned to the soil as barely digested highly fertile manure, in the savannah they convert their habitats from woodlands to grasslands, pave firebreaks and rain water ... Read More
I was extremely stoked to get an invitation to attend the Rodarte Fall 2011 Runway show today. Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the creative sisters behind the label presented a dreamy and inspirational collection that was very "prairie princess" inspired. I saw a lot of hand crafted embellishments, embroidered geometric patches and sweaters that totally looked like hand knit 1970's relics from a lucky thrift score. The palette was all earthy taupe's, pale blues and ... Read More