BY Emilie Branch in Artsy on Jan 07, 2011 |
I met Jodee Knowles in Perth last year and completely fell in love with her. Our mutual friend informed me she was an artist and showed me her portraits on Facebook. We would stare at them, and marvel. I saw her characters as drug raddled fashion types—like she was mocking everything around her, or what she might be perceived as. I decided to check in with Jodie, to see how her work has evolved and find out what she had to say about it.
1. What ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in Boob Tube on Jan 07, 2011 |
In 2010, HBO premiered Afghan Star, a documentary about Afghanistan's version of "American Idol." The movie featured the story of Setara, a young woman whose head scarf slipped off while performing on the show. As you can imagine, the quick reveal of her hair sparked a controversy in the country. On January 26th, HBO2 will debut their new documentary Silencing The Song: An Afghan Fallen Star, which follows Setara as "she deals with ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in General on Jan 07, 2011 |
Are you a funny lady? Of course you are! Give the crowds your two cents on airplane food (what is the deal, am I right!?) at Boston's third annual Women In Comedy Festival. The festival has extended its submission deadline and now you have until January 12th to submit in the categories of stand up, improv, sketch, storytelling and musical comedy. Don't feel like participating? Stop by the five day festival and watch headliners Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Eat Me on Jan 06, 2011 |
This is absolutely unbelievable.
Toddlers & Tiaras is a reality show from TLC follows the controversial world of child beauty pageants. It is currently in its fifth season. Regardless of your feelings on the subject, be it that you view the beauty contests to be great fun and take delight in the spectacle, or you feel that they exploit young girls to be fodder for pedophilia, I think we can agree that parts of last night’s episode were…truly ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Jan 06, 2011 |
“She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone.” (John Maloof, via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/)
It is the classic tale of the unknown talent.
Vivian Maier has been described as perhaps one of the best street ... Read More