Dreading the beginning of the work week after President's Day weekend? Regretting going a little too hard while celebrating America's founding fathers? The adorable tumblr Animals Sitting on Capybaras is guaranteed to brighten your morning. The blog (and its accompanying twitter account) feature exactly what is advertised: over 100 images of small animals sitting on your favorite oversized rodent, the capybara. How are there so many different varieties of animals ... Read More
March is International Women's History Month, and Oakland art gallery Betti  Ono is kicking off the season with the West Coast premiere of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's acclaimed street art project Stop Telling Women To Smile. The project, which we've mentioned on our blog in the past, started in Brooklyn, NY, and features posters of women positioned above captions concerning gendered violence.  Fazlalizadeh will be Artist in Residence at Betti ... Read More
Some dates are so seriously horrid, the only consolation is knowing you'll have an amazingly awkward/hilarious story to tell over drinks with your friends. If you've been there, Dear Kate wants to know.  Dear Kate makes a new type of underwear for women with a built-in breathable lining that protects like a pantyliner! They come in many different cuts and styles, and are perfect for working out, or as backup to protect your new splurge-purchase sheets on those ... Read More
Today at 2 p.m., the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek kicks off "Vengeance Is Hers," a showcase of 20 classic female revenge films. The series spans genres, decades, and continents, so there's something for everyone - but if you're having trouble picking the one (...or two, or five) flick(s) to catch, here's a quick breakdown of this week's offerings. Tickets and screening information are available at the website above.  Friday, Feb 7, 2 & 7 ... Read More
The new Chloe Sevigny and Jena Malone vehicle The Wait is about two sisters, one of whom believes their dead mother will come back to life if her body remains in the house. It’s a sketchy premise that calls for some deft character development to make believable, so it’s to the credit of M. Blash, the film’s writer and director, that he can mostly skim over the original jumping-off point and create a compelling narrative about how we experience ... Read More
Young Dylan with her mother Mia Farrow In the wake of the publication of Dylan Farrow's open letter this Saturday, which included a full explanation of the years-old accusations of molestation by her adoptive father Woody Allen, a statement from Allen's publicist has been the second highest-profile rebuttal of her accusation of abuse by the famous director. The first, a Daily Beast article published even before the letter came out, which opened up a heated ... Read More
Just when we thought we had finally eschewed all reason for live TV, last night's broadcast of the Grammys made us glad we slogged through all those Pepsi commercials and Justin Timberlake sponsorships. Not for the ceremony itself, but for the debut of a brand new trailer for Disney's Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the hottest Disney villain since Hades. Angie stuns as the Sleeping Beauty villain in a horned headpiece, green CGI flames, and a collar higher ... Read More
  Way before she was a writer for The Office, the star of her own show, and your dream best friend, Mindy Kaling was just Mindy Chokalingam, a Dartmouth student who hated dorm life and loved A Capella singers. But she was always funny, as we just found out with the help of this Tumblr account posting scans of her student comic strip, Badly Drawn Girl. Full of collegiate advice about everything from choosing dining halls to crushing on your gay friends, ... Read More
Teenage pregnancy shows like MTV's Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant have been widely criticized by conservative groups, pop-culture thinkpieces, and your parents, for seemingly rewarding teenagers for getting knocked up early in life. While it may be true that these young moms receive public attention for their unintended pregnancies, it's more infamy than fame.  The National Bureau of Economic Research published a study that suggests the shows may be ... Read More
The one resolution that always makes its way on to my New Year's list is: read more books (...and watch more movies, and listen to more music, and see more comedy...) by women. In terms of authors, there's nothing like discovering a writer who knows just how to express everything I'm feeling, while dispensing with those pesky monologues about my gender's lasting inferiority (looking at you, Hemingway). But there are only so many Plath anthologies or Woolf novellas ... Read More
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