Big news from the Center for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa is being celebrated globally today. CAPRISA announced a breakthrough in research on male to female transmission of HIV with the use of vaginally applied tenofovir gel. With over 5 million people currently undergoing therapy for HIV/AIDS, and no cure in sight, prevention tactics are critical.  The results of the study were basically that using the gel cut a woman’s chances of getting ... Read More
I’m completely obsessed with female villains. In fact, when The White Witch (Tilda Swinton) slapped the little boy in the first Chronicles of Narnia movie, I actually started laughing and clapping in the theater. But my obsession all started with the original bad ass bitches of Disney. Let’s face it--they were so much more interesting than those stupid, singing princesses. They were also wayyy more dark and sinister than many of their male counterparts ... Read More
                         I’m going on vacation next week and as much as I’m dreading the six hour flight and having to deal with airport security, I haven’t given much thought to the possible embarrassment I might endure should I be randomly selected to go through an x-ray scanner.  Guess I better remember to pack some pasties! Made of the “highest quality of ... Read More
So, here’s the deal. Amanda Palmer, infamous member of The Dresden Dolls and now flourishing solo artist, has recently been liberated from her record label, Roadrunner Records. (…home to Nickelback. Yes, seriously.) Her newest release, an album full of Radiohead covers on the ukelele is scheduled to come out tomorrow. This will be her first official release as an independent artist (hooray!), and the awesome thing about this whole independence ... Read More
The official press releases for Rodarte's collection for MAC Cosmetics hit the internet last week to outrage. Their collection, Rodarte claims, was inspired by "a road trip that we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa." The collection includes shade names such as Factory and Juarez. Yes, Juarez, like the city (Cuidad Juárez) where femicide has been taking place for almost 10 years now, nearly unchecked. Comments on the makeup blog Temptalia, one ... Read More