BY Mary Rockcastle in Movies on Apr 14, 2014 |
Every macho movie producer to ever say that movies about women don’t sell is now choking on those words as new reports finally prove them wrong.
The website FiveThirtyEight decided to take a serious look at how movies about women have fared in the box office over the last 20 years. Using the Bechdel test, 1,615 films were analyzed for their relationship between the prominence of women in the film, and the film’s budget and gross profits.Time out. If ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Boob Tube on Apr 07, 2014 |
Get ready for it; we’re about to see a bunch of white males scrambling for the Late Show spot now that David Letterman has announced his retirement. The current top contenders include Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and Conan O’Brien. *yawn*
Men have traditionally hosted late night television because of the outdated gendered blocking of Television viewing times. Daytime television has no shortage of female hosts because daytime TV's assumed ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Artsy on Apr 07, 2014 |
Ever pry your eye open with one hand, sweep mascara on with the other, and wonder if other girls look the same in the morning? Photographer Nooran Matties reveals everything you have ever wondered about foreign beauty routines. Rituals - a photo series featured in Inconnu Mag's Fog issue- captures various young women in their daily prepping and priming. The photos pull back the curtain on “effortless” looks, and capture the delicate ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Artsy on Apr 03, 2014 |
I’m not exaggerating when I say that Kate Leth is everything I want to be. I’m not the only one who sees her this way, tons of little girls (and boys too!) are calling her a hero after the release of her latest graphic novel, Adventure Time: Seeing Red.
I’ve been following Kate Leth since I first discovered her web comic, Kate or Die! Since then, I’ve watched her blossom into an ass-kicking, feminist comic book artist who's ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Movies on Apr 03, 2014 |
I never thought I would feel empathy for a blow-up sex doll, but I was mistaken. In a new short film directed and written by Olivia Saperstein, we follow the tragic story of a plastic lady —from her emerging from a mail order box to a guy's taking shots out of her dainty plastic vagina. The doll's perspective shows us all the gritty and slimy moments of an out of control party. You know, the parts of the party you hope you don’t remember in the ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Artsy on Apr 03, 2014 |
Being a Pagan in 2014 is weird. I can’t imagine where I’d be without the fantastic witchy bloggers I follow or the Etsy accounts that keep me in stock with my spells and crystals. I won’t lie, I’m new to being a witch – but part of what I love about Paganism and Wicca is the rich history behind these beliefs. Recently, LIFE Magazine re-published what they've called a “strikingly weird feature” about ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Feminizzle on Mar 31, 2014 |
We all know that the women are still battling for our rights, whether it is over our reproductive rights or equal pay. It seems like we have so far to go before we break that glass ceiling; sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. That’s why we like to look back on what we have already accomplished to inspire us and keep us on track. If you’re really looking for some sad stats from women’s history, lets look at 1970s Ireland. Just under 50 ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Movies on Mar 31, 2014 |
When you first hear “Sofia Coppola” and “The Little Mermaid” in the same sentence, you don’t immediately think perfect match. So when it was announced earlier this month that the acclaimed director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) would be taking on the live action version of the Disney classic, the news was met with mixed feelings. However, once you understand the true, dark, mystery of Hans Christian ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in General on Mar 31, 2014 |
If you’ve spent much time in New York City, you’ve likely been to (or been sent to by cool professors in your first semester at college, like me) St. Mark’s Bookshop.
Likely to be called “magical” or “radiant” by your average bibliophile, St. Mark’s bookshop is an independent bookstore that specializes in Cultural Theory, Graphic Design, Poetry & Small Press Publishing, Film Studies, and Foreign & Domestic ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Style File on Mar 21, 2014 |
Are you soaking in the bliss of a recent engagement? Does your big day loom just around the corner, yet you're still on the hunt for some sudden inspiration? Have we got the event for you.
Toasted Brooklyn is New York City’s largest indie wedding event and it’s hitting Greenpoint, Brooklyn on April 13th, 2014.
Not looking forward to the flood of spring nuptials you’ll have to attend that will all look exactly the same? Neither are we. It ... Read More