Forget Kidz Bop 67. Throw out your Disney Channel Original Movie soundtracks. Rapper/DJ/musician extraordinaire Princess Superstar is making an album for kids. Princess Superstar calls the album, “These are the Magic Days!” as “the revolution disguised as a kid’s record,” and she plans to give it away for free “to the children of the world.” The album is a sponsored projected of nonprofit arts service organization Fractured Atlas - with a fundraising page on Indiegogo - so you know your cash is going to a good cause. Read More
I have a confession to make: I really don’t care about Eddie Redmayne. I know that this may upset some people: Fans either love him (for performances like The Theory of Everything) or hate him (for Jupiter Ascending). Whatever their opinions, a lot of people have really strong feelings about him. For me, he’s rice pudding: Wobbly and pasty and too sweet, but if it’s the only dessert option, yeah, sure, whatever. So when I walked into The Danish Girl, it would be fair to say that I was preparing to be underwhelmed. Read More
What happens when you really want to form a groundbreaking band with your friends, but don’t yet know how to play your instruments? In the case of New York’s all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache, your band practices a lot—busking in the subway and near Times Square—until you all get really, really good. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache has a distinct and beautiful sound, fusing R&B, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and soul influences with a traditionally Mexican format not usually known for including women. Read More
Today, ladies and gentlemen, I’m introducing you to the Eroscillator. It kind of looks like a toothbrush. I was sent the Eroscillator base, which looks like a time capsule, and seven heads to choose from. Seven! There’s the Golden Spoon, the G-Point, the Ultra Soft Finger Tip, the Seven Pearls of the Orient, the French Legionnaire’s Moustache, the Cup & Ball, and the Grapes & Cockscomb. Not only did I get the vibrator, but it came with a DVD, too! I think it was filmed in the ‘90s. As the short clip told me, “Ordinary vibrators pound. The Eroscillator moves side to side. Read More
Miracle Peeling Foot, $24 for one-time use,  When I read about the foot peel trend from Seoul, Korea, I busted out a jig, which sounded more like a tap dance thanks to my calluses clip-clapping on the floor. I had to try it, so I grabbed a box of Miracle Peeling Foot. I placed my clean feet in the supplied plastic slippers filled with clear lactic and glycolic acid gel for 90 minutes, and a day later, my skin began to shed like a snake’s. (Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt. But don’t pick at it. Let it peel naturally. Read More
Now it’s official: Obamacare is good for women. A new study found that the Affordable Care Act has been linked to a rise in early detection for cervical cancer among young women. According to the New York Times, American Cancer Society researchers found that there has been a substantial increase in women under age 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into action in 2010 - no coincidence, as the Affordable Care Act lets children stay on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26. Read More
If you grew up in the United States, at some point in your elementary education you were probably asked to craft, color, read about or dress up like pilgrims and Indians around this time of year. I distinctly remember standing with the rest of my classmates, donning a paper bonnet and apron, as we performed a skit about sailing on the Mayflower and landing at Plymouth Rock. It wasn’t until I was 20 years old that I actually learned some of the real history behind Thanksgiving—like that the settlers plagued Native Americans with all kinds of devastation. Read More
  Big news: the kid who voiced everyone’s favorite football head in “Hey Arnold!has grown up to become the bearded bro of your dreams. Lane Toran, now 33, voiced Arnold for the first 41 episodes of the Nickelodeon show. He’s still acting, with recent appearances on Nashville and Satisfaction, and according to Entertainment Weekly he’s also a model. And he’s on Instagram - and regularly posts photos showing off his beard, long hair (sometimes worn in a man bun) and many tattoos.   Raise your hand if you feel a little bit like Helga right now. Read More
Who doesn't love a bit of graphic geometry? Whether you prefer squares, triangles, hexagons or circles, we've rounded up 9 geometric goodies for you and your home. Shop them all below: Delicate lingerie, from Russia with love.BRA, $30, EKASALINGERIE.ETSY.COM   Light up a room with a pyramid pendant. LAMP SHADE, $375, WAVESOFWHITE.COM   Slow and steady wins the race with this cute pin.TORTOISE BROOCH, $15.87, SKETCHINC.ETSY.COM   Go for gold with jewelry handmade in Seattle by husband-and-wife team Billy and Leah.SUBTRACTED V NECKLACE, $56, SHOPBALEEN. Read More
Contemplating the many “isms” that plague Hollywood—from racism to sexism to ageism—is enough to make anyone want to take a Silkwood shower. But there’s some good news from the industry trenches.  Meryl Streep, Tinseltown’s feminist fairy godmother, is now helping to fund The Writers Lab, the first and only program of its kind to help female screenwriters over 40 get a foothold in an industry where ageism reaches far beyond the acting arena. Read More