Move over, Olsens! Peace out, Paris! Want a real fashion role maiden? Meet Iris Apfel, queen bee of quirky, cool, original fashion. Back in the 1940s, when skirts and sweater sets were the mode, Apfel hit the streets in men's denim jeans. Men's denim jeans, hoop earrings, and, ah yes, a turban. And so, an icon was born. Since her youth, Apfel's combination of glamor and flamboyance have influenced the fashion world in a big way. Now, Rare Bird of Fashion: The ... Read More
The Bronner Brothers , stars of African American hair care and styling, are taking over Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center for the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show. More than 60,000 hair pros (stylists, cosmetologists, distributors, and exhibitors), celebrities (Chris Rock, Al Sharpton, and Nia Long are all confirmed to appear), entertainers (JJ and the Young Giants of Comedy are part of the program), and beauty fanatics will rock Hotlanta from the ... Read More

Oh my god, SHOES!

BY Laurie in General |

In my search for the perfect transition sandal/shoe for fall, I've stumbled upon many gladiator (yuck) and whatever you call those frankensteinn boot/shoe combos (Booes?) but I am happy to say I found the perfect classy peep toe wedge with these neat Jeffrey Cambell gems, called the Vera 2 (available in black at Karmaloop and Lori's Sole of Chicago ). Got to www.jeffreycampbellshoes.com and check out a few of  the new fall looks, and click on ... Read More

Funky Fashion Fun

BY Web Intern in General |

I'm not exactly a fashion maven, but I do appreciate the interesting trends and bold directions people can go with fashion. That's why I particularly dig the Rumors blog, which show the fun things people do with clothes and furniture, like a balloon-themed high-fashion photo shoot in Vogue Australia and handbags made from biker jackets. They also have a store based in Richmond, Virginia. So if you're in the Virginia area, you should definitely go to the Rumors ... Read More
Lucinda Williams is my homegirl, my kindred spirit, my sister from another mister. Her sad, sweet, rollicking songs have been on replay in my itunes for as long as I realized I adored country music, naysayers be damned. I am so unbearably excited for her 30th anniversary tour, in which she'll be performing sets from across different periods of her career to celebrate 30 years as a recording ... Read More
BUST's Summer Craftacular hits London August 22, and there are so many awesome and exciting alternative crafting vendors! It's going to be a great event--live demonstrations, music and dancing, and drinks! Two of my favorites are the insanely adorable Mr. PS , maker of tea towels, mugs, and shopping bags emblazoned with cheeky but not cheesy slogans--and such cute designs and colors! Another one that I would gladly hop the Atlantic for is the 1940's and 1950's ... Read More
In celebration of Madonna's big birthday, BB King is having its eighth annual Madonnathon, a live performance/dance party for the living legend. Every girl has been influenced by Madonna in some way or another. She's affected every generation everytime she puts out a new album or reinvents herself. Who doesn't partly identify the '80s with 'Like A Virgin' and those fingerless lace gloves and that wedding dress? As for my most defining Madonna moment, it would ... Read More
Maybe it's my second X chromosome talking, but I love love love unicorns. Unicorns and rainbows. Unicorns, rainbows, and glitter . . . and stickers. And now, thanks to the geniuses behind Cornify , the most exciting little internet toy probably ever, I can binge out on all those things absolutely whenever I please. Cornify works like this:go to their website and download the program to your desktop or bookmark the Cornify link given on the website. Find a ... Read More
It is difficult to find independent bookstores in today's ultra-homogenized corporate land, and many locally owned and run booksellers have suffered significantly.  But the Chicago-based feminist bookstore and publishing house, Women and Children First , have continued to exist, though not without struggle, and will be celebrating 30th anniversary at a Gala on October 3, 2009 with special guests Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison. Women and Children ... Read More

A Gel That Blocks HIV?

BY Web Intern in General |

About 3 years ago I read about microbicides, a type of gel or film that blocks HIV when used vaginally. I made hundreds of flyers about it, posted it around my university and the Women's Center, yet no one took me seriously. I myself began to wonder if microbicides were real.Today we saw this article on HIV-blocking gel . It sounds almost like science fiction, without the futuristic dystopia: 'Before sex, women would insert a vaginal gel that turns semisolid ... Read More
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