Finally, all those long, hard years of being an armpit-hair-clad feminist is paying off: MTV is casting for a woman with long armpit hair to feature on a game show.  This charming gig pays $300 for six hours of work, and knowing MTV's reputable track of portraying people fairly (think Jersey Shore), I'm sure they have this potential woman's best interests in mind.  Right? Image courtesy of Boost ... Read More
We covered New Orleans' "sissy bounce" rappers in our latest issue, so we were extra excited to see a new art show in New Orleans called "Where They At: Bounce and Hip-Hop in Words and Pictures," opening April 22nd. Photographer Aubrey Edwards and journalist Alison Fensterstock have compiled a multi-media exhibition that features many members of the New Orleans bounce community, spanning from the 1980s to present day.  Featuring footage of live performances, ... Read More
It only makes sense that Good Vibrations, the San Francisco-based sex-positive sex toy shop, is hosting an erotic art show at their Polk Street Gallery called, "Our Lady of Burning Dreams."  Hosted by Annie Sprinkle, the show will feature multimedia visual art from three erotic artists- Penny Slinger, Carol Queen, and Bobby Morgan. Slinger has been making erotic art for over thirty years and this show will feature her collage work in particular, while Queen ... Read More
It is now a radical act to stay at home, so writes Shannon Hayes in her new book, "Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture."  While many women are increasingly engaging in careers and distancing themselves from the titles of "homemakers," Hayes argues that homemaking does not have to be a four-letter-word, and that, in fact, it is a powerful political and ecological act. Hayes discusses homemaking through a modern lense- one that ... Read More
Lens Blog profiles photographer Zed Nelson, whose new book, "Love Me," illuminates the dark places that plastic surgery continues to go.  In particular, Nelson is concerned with the homogenization that results from plastic surgery and how the people who he photographs around the world are beginning to look alike. His photos span 17 countries, from nose jobs in Iran to leg lengthenings in China.  In the United States, one photo tells the story of a ... Read More
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