Usually music festival season inspires a roller coaster of emotions: first, excitement to finally see who made the line-up, then hope that maybe I’ll actually make it this year, then the crushing, heartbreaking reality when I realize I can’t afford it (unless I don’t do anything else for the next three months of my life).
Luckily for those of you in LA, a super-affordable festival is headed your way! Brokechella, an arts and music ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Movies on Apr 14, 2014 |
HBO will be debuting an incendiary documentary on the life and achievements of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 73 from esophageal cancer. Richards, a Democrat in a state long held by conservative Republicans, rose from an impoverished childhood in Lakeview, Texas, and moved through Dallas and eventually to Austin, where she realized her political aspirations. Her career was colored by her impeccable wit and hard hitting ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Feminizzle on Apr 04, 2014 |
Attention, everyone: I think I’ve just found the role model I’ve been looking for my entire life. Amani Terrell has taken to Hollywood Boulevard to use her body to speak out against Hollywood’s beauty standards, and to remind people that those standards are unrealistic and— by extension — unhealthy. In a video clip aired by FOX News, Terrell struts her stuff down the boulevard in a bikini, and where I expected to hear ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Style File on Apr 02, 2014 |
This one is for all the fat girls that have ever walked into a store on a mission to get at least ONE thing before they leave, knowing that the search is probably futile. For all the girls that spent four hours in a dressing room shucking shirt after dress after pair of jeans off, knowing before they even plucked the item off the rack that it probably wasn’t going to fit. For all those girls that have left a store trying their hardest to swallow the sobs ... Read More
The Swedish electronic group has added more US dates to their tour schedule, after an amazing response to their "Late Show" performance with David Letterman, and a run at SXSW.
“Following appearances at Coachella and Canadian Music Week, Little Dragon will continue on the festival circuit with an appearance at Bonnaroo 2014. The band will run through the Southern US and will finish up this string of dates with a show at New York City's Terminal ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Artsy on Mar 27, 2014 |
Bjork dorks (...it'll catch on)! The Scandinavian songstress has created a documentary montaging the most important live performances from her Biophilia tour. Biophilia, released in October 2011, is Bjork's eighth studio album — and as with most things the lady's put her hands on, it's pretty exciting.
The film was directed by old hats Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, and it will premiere April 26th at New York’s ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Artsy on Mar 27, 2014 |
Get ready to smile your face completely off. If animals doing people things isn't a phenomenon you're aware of — you're welcome, because it's my favorite way to de-stress. Some prefer yoga, some like to meditate, but that's probably because they've never spent ten minutes watching budgies kick-flip into the sunset. Six years ago, Trieste Visier of Sydney, Australia, started training her birds to skateboard (and do other, decidedly human things). After ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Boob Tube on Mar 27, 2014 |
Are you having a particularly grumpy Thursday? Has the wrath of the polar vortex (are we still even in it?) finally pushed you to your limit? Allow me to console your wind-burned faces with a little comedy, courtesy of Hari Kondabolu. This video is not particularly new, but a little bit of Kondabolu never hurt anyone. Seriously. He’s one of the only comedians I’ve experienced that doesn’t rely on typical tropes to write his jokes, and ... Read More
Lissie is back with the release of her new EP Cryin To You, and it's chock full of covers. Her music video for her Danzig's "Mother" cover is the kind of performance that lights a fire in the pit of your stomach, which ignites into a full-on bonfire by the last half of the track. Check out the fiery awesomeness below!Chills, right?! Other covers on the EP include reworked versions of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home," One Direction's "Story of ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Artsy on Mar 18, 2014 |
Let me preface this with a statement of reassurance: I struggle with optical illusions, and this one took me about five minutes of unwavering perseverance. Yes, it might look like an average parrot with an oddly shaped tail feather, but believe it or not, that is an actual lady. Johannes Stötter, an artist based in Italy and 2012 Body Painting World Champion, reportedly spent four weeks planning the painting in extreme detail to get the effect just right. ... Read More