I am a sucker for any British soul songstress with a wicked sense of style, and so I am in all types of love with Lianne La Havas. It’s not just her penchant for conservative blouses paired with a bright statement accessory, or her natural hair-- her voice is all that is right about contemporary soul-folk music. She’s neo-neo-soul, like a younger, bubblegum-loving Jill Scott, and she puts a light spin on the soul music that raised me in the ... Read More
I just walked to Qdoba in the rain. Felicity Aston just skied across Antarctica alone.  Aston, a 33 year-old British explorer, is the first person to make a solo ski trip across the icy continent; her journey began 59 days-- and over 1,000 miles-- ago.  She documented the trip on Twitter and her blog, and just reading her Tweets takes my breath away and makes me want to put another pair of socks on. She mentions sewing in extreme temperatures, crying ... Read More
Some of you comics-savvy readers may be familiar with Philip Bond, a British comic book artist who has done a lot of awesome stuff both here and across the pond. (He’s worked on such titles as Tank Girl and Kill Your Boyfriend.) Since 2009, Bond has been creating a set of drawings of famous female astronauts, from Valentina Tereshkova to Margaret Seddon, and we think they're heavenly. On display at Bond's flickr page, each drawing includes a caption with ... Read More
If the Dowager Countess and I were frenemies in real life, she would probably ask me, "What's an Inter-net?" and to that, I would reply, "It is a place where this happens, THANK GOODNESS."  Downton Abbeyonce is where your Downton Abbey addiction and your Beyonce obsession meet. Brilliant.Downton ... Read More
Flavorwire recently ran a piece on “10 Legendary Bad Boys of Literature,” and, as game as I am for any discussion of Lord Byron’s poetry/incestuous affairs/commitment to culturally-appropriated fashion, I couldn’t help but agree with one commenter that the “bad girls” of literature deserved their due-- and are, in fact, even more compelling than their male counterparts.  Luckily, Flavorwire editor Judy Berman responded to ... Read More