BY Emily Robinson in General on Jul 08, 2014 |
Meet Lucy Flores, the Democratic candidate for Nevada’s lieutenant governor. She’s been a representative in Nevada’s State Assembly since 2010 (and was one of the first Latina members as well!) and instead of campaigning on policies that will “get the vote”, she campaigns on her own real story.
Flores grew up in poverty as a part of a family of 13 children in the Nevada district that she represents today. As a teen, she fell in ... Read More
BY amanda in General on Jul 08, 2014 |
Okay Ladies, if your vocal chords are throbbing from talking and talking about the constant legal blows to women’s rights, that means it’s time for you to take action, and BUST has just the thing for you! On July 15th the Lady Parts Justice Official Launch Party commences with comedians, bands, righteous speakers, and funny videos that “celebrate the awesomeness of women while proclaiming it is time to stop fucking with us!” The site ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in General on Jul 07, 2014 |
A little while ago I wrote this blog post, which basically boils down to me word vomiting all my feelings about the stellar Kate Leth of Kate or Die. Kate writes for popular comics like Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, along with keeping up with her own web comic about her life.
Now this comic book extraordinaire is moving into the world of podcasts as she launches Less Than Live with Kate or Die, a podcast about comics and the people who make them. Kate is ... Read More
BY Caelan in General on Jul 06, 2014 |
Youtube is a video sharing smorgasbord, full of beauty gurus, gaming videos, celebrity news and then a ton of weird shit. I call the grey area of the website “The weird part of Youtube,” and that grey area of the popular website is where you find videos you would’ve never thought you wanted to watch but can’t stop watching it.
Videos in this grey area include: Speed Eating 100 peeps in a little over 2 minutes, How to look like Drake, and ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in General on Jul 05, 2014 |
Ever find emojis too bland for your lifestyle? Graffiti artist Claw Money, also known as Claudia Gold, has your back. She’s been super involved in the graffiti art of '80s and '90s, which catapulted her into more creative positions, like fashion director of Swindle Magazine and head of her own clothing line. Now she’s entering iPhone app territory with Hi-Art, her new line of emoji-like stickers. The app is free and has plenty of free ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on Jul 03, 2014 |
The 4th of July is right around the corner. Americans across the country are breaking out the barbecues, stocking up on red, white, and blue paraphernalia, and trying to find the best vantage point from which to view the fireworks. (I recommend finding a friend who lives in a tall apartment building and hanging out on their roof.)
Now, I love a celebration as much as anyone, but I think it’s important that we remember that, much though we’d like ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in General on Jul 03, 2014 |
High-quality, long-lasting and local--the qualities we know every good product should have. So how come we as a nation continue to buy things that are far from that description?
The Made in America Project ponders this question. "Many designers and manufacturers are overcoming business challenges and pressures to outsource. They, along with consumers, value what has steadily diminished," say founders Micha Thomas and Jaime Lawson. "We believe their stories ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on Jul 02, 2014 |
Last weekend, A Voice For Men, an online male activism site which was mentioned in the 2012 Southern Poverty Law Center intelligence report about misogynistic sites, hosted the first ever International Conference on Men’s Issues. Yep. Activists of all genders gathered to talk about the oppression of males in our society.
I’m honestly not sure how to react to this. I spend all day every day blogging about the oppression that women face on a ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jul 02, 2014 |
Pastel locks are a summer staple. Even people living under a rock know this is true. And recently, one of my favorite writers for Refinery29, Gabrielle Korn, recently wrote a piece entitled “What Pastel Hair Means for Women of Color.” As a Latina, my hair has always been subject to approval by family members, friends, and even strangers. And since I often times pass as white, my hair is sometimes the only attribute capable of signaling that I am not ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden in General on Jul 02, 2014 |
Justum Mateen, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of the company behind the popular dating app Tinder, has been suspended pending further investigation of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed on Monday by Whitney Wolfe, the former vice president of marketing for the app. Wolfe states that she endured more than a year of inappropriate comments from Mateen and CEO Sean Rad before they finally drove her from the company.
According to the suit, ... Read More