BY Jackie Leahy in Movies on Aug 18, 2014 |
Ballerina Misty Copeland has lived a remarkable life. In her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, she describes how she began ballet at age 13, attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, and battled racism and body-image insecurities to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and become the company's first African American soloist in the past 30 years. Not too shabby at all.If you don't know Copeland yet, though, you will soon. She's ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Eat Me on Aug 18, 2014 |
This deceptively delicious green shake from the new cookbook The Blender Girl by Tess Masters is the perfect treat to whip up when you want your food to BE healthy but not necessarily TASTE healthy. When a recipe for kale is this good, it's easy to eat leafy greens every day!
SunCafe, my favorite local raw restaurant, won SeriousEats.com’s Best Smoothie in L.A. award for a blend that’s similar to this one. I’m ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Artsy on Aug 18, 2014 |
Biophilia Live, a new documentary from Jacqui Edenbrow and Gloria Films, is bringing Björk's eighth studio album (and its accompanying multimedia suite of apps and art) to the big screen. Biophilia, which integrated music and science to produce an artistic and educational simulation of reality, involved collaborations between artists, designers, and techies. Through mobile apps, users could enter the digital world of Biophilia and alter ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Feminizzle on Aug 15, 2014 |
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now, like, a shmillion times hotter. In an interview with the Daily Beast yesterday, he confirmed that he was a feminist, stating that he couldn’t believe that anyone would come out against the label. This is obviously awesome news, especially since it seems that more and more young celebrities (even BUST covergirl Shailene Woodley) are surprisingly, declaring themselves anti-feminist.
In the interview, Gordon-Levitt went on to ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Music Stuff on Aug 15, 2014 |
On September 16th, the Brooklyn-based rock blues group She Keeps Bees, featuring Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums, will release their third album, Eight Houses on the label Future Gods.
Listening to Eight Houses is a therapeutic experience. When Jessica Larrabee croons the soothing words of "Is What It Is", "Do not surrender/ It is what it is, it's that kind of life/You are worthy/I am worthy," she responds to the angst and ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in General on Aug 15, 2014 |
Is it just me, or has this been the loooonnngest week ever? And the news has certainly not given us much to lift our spirits, what with the tragic turn of events in Ferguson, the loss of some incredible talent, the horrible violence in Israel and Palestine—ugh. I need a hug. If you do, too, (and you're in NYC) head on over to Union Square this Tuesday and get one for free!
No, I don’t mean from those randos outside Forever 21 who write ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Boob Tube on Aug 15, 2014 |
On September 5th a new web series is debuting on Wifey, a website started by the two badass feminist writer/creators Rebecca Odes and Jill Soloway. RODS AND CONES follows the adventures of two pairs of comedians competing at the Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival. Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick star as Carole and Mitzi, whose Hot Mom act is the act to beat for their comic rivals, two struggling performance artists (played by Jibze Cameron and Erin ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards in Music Stuff on Aug 15, 2014 |
The Death Valley Girls are totally on fire right now. It’s barely been six months since the release of their debut album, Street Venom, and the raucous Los Angeles punk band is already prepping for the release of their follow-up EP, Electric High, out early this fall. The band (made up of lead singer Bonnie Bloomgarden, Laura Kelsey on drums, Larry Schemel on guitar and Rocky on bass) is as punk as it gets, with a sound that’s closer to something ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Movies on Aug 15, 2014 |
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights.In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in General on Aug 15, 2014 |
When officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a justified rage. With local the police force increasing militarization, including the use of tear gas and violence against protestors and reporters in order to quell the riots, there has been an flood of information from every corner of the internet on what is going on, from protestors to citizen journalists and everyone else on Twitter. As a feminist ... Read More