Say you're walking from Social Spot A to Social Spot B with a group of three other friends. There's a brief, comfortable lapse in conversation. How likely are you to take the moment to assign everyone their counterparts from Girls/Sex and the City? Be true: a) What? That's bizarre. I don't even watch those shows. b) Ha – I think I've played that game at a party once or twice, but only for giggles. c) Pretty likely. Especially if we're new friends, then it's ... Read More
Ahh, festival season: the most daunting, wonderful, expensive social event of the season. With big games like Coachella (a.k.a. the reason I’ve been crying myself to sleep for the past month), Sasquatch!, and EDC, this year's festival hype has been crazy enough for many of us to dish out hundreds of dollars. Loyal festivalgoers swear that it’s worth it every year, but what about those of us who (due to our financial restrictions) can only dream of ... Read More
Sorry, ladies. Despite our astute list of suggestions for female possi-hosts for the Late Show, looks like CBS has made up its testosterone-molded mind -- Stephen Colbert is set to replace David Letterman as head anchor and pithmeister in this most coveted spot on night-time television. Naturally, questions arise. Namely: 1) Will he be wrapping up the national news day in character? Of course it's nice to see someone with some established flair (and a ... Read More
Some films are so deeply cool, you feel cool by association just basking in their flickering glow. Writer/director Jim Jarmusch’s latest art house happening, Only Lovers Left Alive, is definitely this rare sort of cinematic experience. A languorous, gorgeously detailed meditation on endless love, the film stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as a vampire couple with impeccable taste. Hiddleston sets the tone in the film’s opening scenes as Adam, an ... Read More
Anyone else out there having one of those days/weeks/millennia in which they consistently question the goodness of mankind? Most of the news cycle is designed to point to awful people doing awful things. It's hard – especially on Thursdays – to be an optimist. Anyone recall, for instance, CURRENT NFL player Michael Vick's heinous, terrible, disgusting dog-fighting ring, for which this miserable scumbag served a mere 21 months in ... Read More
I’m a huge sloth fan. I did a project on them in fourth grade and have been hooked ever since. I even made fan art, people:    Maybe it’s because I find their give-no shits attitude toward moving inspiring… and it totally makes me feel better about neglecting my gym membership… Regardless, sloth- activist, Monique Pool, is my hero/has my dream job.Pool founded Green Heritage Fund Suriname as a sloth rescue center out of her ... Read More
Warning: This post may not be safe for work. The artist’s Maria Raquel Cochez’s impressive body of work is powerfully autobiographical, cataloging her painful struggle with eating disorders, weight loss surgery, and recovery. In her recent photographs, she claims the human right to accept and love her body, promoting body acceptance for all women in the process. For her “CKMe” and “Another Mermaid” project, she inserts ... Read More
Everyday, countless women are catcalled, harassed, and berated based solely on our gender. In a world where people shrug off sexism and claim that the feminist movement is no longer relevant, it helps to have a reminder like Everyday Sexism, a website devoted to chronicling submitted real-life experiences of girls and women.    The Guardian producer Leah Green set out to showcase the prevalence of sexual harassment in her new video, in which she ... Read More
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger is the love child of beautiful duo Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. GOASTT brings together free flowing hippie vibes and cult-ish beauty in their new video “Animals,” a song off their upcoming album Midnight Sun (out 4/29). Although the video features heavy-handed trippy editing and weird 60’s revival aesthetics, it works perfectly with the band's psychedelic sound.Muhl told Stereogum,“It’s a ... Read More
Warning: This post may not be safe for work. The photographer Elinor Carucci’s recent series Mother reads like a visual diary of the pains and pleasures of motherhood, a raw and uncensored confessional of love and a complex relationship to the female body. Within the aesthetic framework of more traditional portrayals of the mother, she highlights the visceral and bodily with romantic reverence. Carucci relies in part upon the image of the art ... Read More