Girl Rising is not a movie about oppression and victimhood. This is not to say that the nine girls that the movie stars have not faced staggering obstacles due to their gender, race, and class. These girls, who are representative of millions of girls worldwide, are survivors of natural disasters and national tragedies. They inhabit worlds where young girls are commoditized, over-worked, abused and silenced.  Suma, a young Nepalese woman, was sold into ... Read More
According to The Cut, A.F. Vandevorst’s fashion show in Paris today didn’t feature any black models, which is unfortunately fairly common. But what struck audience members as particularly odd about the show was that a bunch of these white models had black paint coating their arms and legs. This little piece of racist oddity comes on the heels of this week’s fashion blackface controversy, which we covered yesterday. At this point it’s almost ... Read More
Was your SimCity a work of art? Today the Museum of Modern Art is unveiling its new video game collection, highlighting the often undervalued aesthetic merit of game designers and programmers’ work. Fourteen games will be incorporated into the museums Applied Design installation, including classics such as Pac-Man, The Sims, and Tetris. The games will be mounted onto screens, and more than half will be playable by specially made controllers. More ... Read More
Happy Sequester Day! Today the US is facing across-the-board spending cuts that will add up to about $85 million in deficit reduction this fiscal year, and $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years. So what’s getting cut? The cuts are split pretty evenly between domestic and defense funding. While Republicans like John McCain are afraid that these defense cuts will compromise the nation and leave us vulnerable to attack (#militaryindustrialcomplex), we’re a ... Read More
These three “I Knew You Were Trouble” remixes cover the entire Internet meme gamut, from LOL to wut?!? We don’t really know what’s going on here…the Internet made us do it.Via BuzzFeed and Gawker Photo via ... Read More
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