BY Mary S in Style File on Nov 24, 2010 |
As far as I’m concerned, there is little to nothing not worth analyzing when it comes to pop culture. All our trends, fads, and institutions are reflective of what we value as a society, and one of society’s major indicators is….models! Let us briefly explore the models of the 90’s, who would, most likely, never in a million years be models today, as their looks are currently “out.”Despite an intense love and obsession ... Read More
BY Grace Evans in Crafty on Nov 24, 2010 |
Are you counting down the days until BUST’s London Craftacular on Sunday? Because there are only 5 days left! And when the big day comes be sure to stop by Alice Gabb’s table, where her beautifully illustrated stationary and other handmade items, will be on display for the hip crafting community.
Gabb, an illustrator, lives and works in Hackney. She just graduated from the Bath School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, where she did work based on ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar in Boob Tube on Nov 23, 2010 |
Since she was 17, Beyoncé has shown us how talented, beautiful, and sexy she is. She is the woman who unapologetically tells men that she's too bootylicious for them and that if they liked it, well, then they should have put a ring on it. Hit after hit, jackpot upon jackpot, she seamlessly embodies confidence, creativity, and power. With sixteen Grammy awards and two Golden Globe nominations under her belt, it's no small wonder that Forbes and Time magazine ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Feminizzle on Nov 23, 2010 |
Female celebrity musicians generally look as though they get along, but last night there was a rift. They seemed to sense a threat. Rhianna, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha all reportedly acted like they were friends with rap artist Nicki Minaj, and then started taunting her. Each groped her butt and then laughed about how fake it was. This was Nicki’s first time at the American Music Awards, and I doubt she expected such a two-faced welcome from her fellow female ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in General on Nov 23, 2010 |
Lena Dunham's film Tiny Furniture (written and directed by and starring Dunham, 24) is out now and has been met with excellent reviews. The movie is currently playing only in New York, but you can catch a number of Dunham's hilarious short films on her website http://www.lenadunham.com. Check out "The Hostess With The Leastest," which is described as what happens when a jerk tries to make a souffle. And watch my personal favorite, "Hooker on Campus," in ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar in Music Stuff on Nov 22, 2010 |
Lykke Li is set to release her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Wounded Rhymes, on her label LL Recordings on March 1st, 2011. Produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn & John and recorded in Stockholm, Wounded Rhymes is the follow up to Lykke Li’s critically-acclaimed debut, Youth Novels.
As one of 2008’s most talked-about albums, Youth Novels – a postmodern pop masterpiece combining elements of folk music, hip hop, ... Read More
BY Grace Evans in Crafty on Nov 21, 2010 |
Only one week until the London Craftacular! If you’re planning on attending, look for Glazed and Confused Ceramics, pretty ceramics made and designed by Tana West.
West is an artist living and working in east London. After studying sculpture at St. Martins College, she made a set of teacups for a friend’s wedding gift. The creation of the gift sparked an interest and she then began to use ceramic processes to create traditional teacups. West has been ... Read More
BY Mary S in General on Nov 18, 2010 |
In the trailer for the new medieval (first of many mistakes!) stoner comedy, Your Highness, James Franco plays a straight man for some reason, Danny McBride plays the slovenly stoner brother, while Natalie Portman a sexy sex object who can beat up guys which is funny because she’s little and stuff.
And Zooey Deschanel plays that classic female character, the one who appears to be held captive/bound for a good part of the movie, awaiting rescue. (If ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in Music Stuff on Nov 18, 2010 |
Have you ever gone to an exhibition at MoMA and thought to yourself "You know what would make this even better? Punk queens and riot grrrls." Me too! Brace yourself, reader, for our dreams are about to come true. On Saturday, November 20th, the legendary Raincoats will play at the museum, preceded by a DJ sesh by Kathleen Hanna and an exclusive showing of the exhibitions "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography," and "Counter Space: ... Read More
BY Laurie in Music Stuff on Nov 18, 2010 |
Congratulations to my favorite artist of all time, Patti Smith, who won the National Book award last night for her memoir, Just Kids. If you have not read this book, go get it! It's thoroughly entertaining and very inspiring. Here's a quote from the Times:
"“I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf,” she said. “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is ... Read More