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Are you a feminist, a woman, a filmmaker, or a combination of all three? The London Feminist Film Festival is putting out an open call for submissions for their second-annual festival. Their website states that “women directors from all countries may enter” and that films should be “feminist in their representation of women” or “deal with feminist issues.” Last year, over 1,000 people came out to the festival to watch films like ... Read More
The pop star, wonderwoman and possible goddess Beyoncé recently posted this photo of herself posing as an eight- or nine-year-old to her Tumblr. In the photo, she’s decked out in a gold lamé one-shoulder dress and matching beehive turban, with huge, dangly earrings, possibly getting ready for a school play. (Or, if you ask me, just dressing up.) It’s a look lacking the subtlety of the star’s later wardrobe, but, hell – ... Read More
Here’s a feel-good story for the end of your day: Brooklyn-based independent bookseller Kicks Books thought their entire stock of paperbacks was lost when Hurricane Sandy flooded their warehouse in October 2012. But thanks to rapid community organization, speedy volunteers and “the best coffee in the world,” Kicks Books has restored its stock and is issuing reprints of the six books it has on its roster. Created in the late 2000s by the former ... Read More
After spending a year at New Jersey’s most notorious party school and watching just about every episode of Gossip Girl, date rape drugs are a very real fear to me. No, I’m not trying to sound glib; it doesn’t matter if I’m having a beer with a female friend and Harvest Moon Brewery happens to be empty because, you know, it’s 11 am on a Tuesday. I am guarding that lipstick-stained glass like a hawk. Enter Michael Abramson, a Boston ... Read More
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual violence that may potentially be triggering for survivors of sexual assault. A 15-year-old girl was found last week in Northern California's Lake County. She was a runaway from Los Angeles. It is believed that she was living on the streets in Hollywood when she encountered 30-year-old Ryan Alan Balletto and 25-year-old Patrick Steven Pearmain, her kidnappers.   Balletto and Pearmain, pictured above, ... Read More