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The New York Times reports that Kesha and Zedd have released their new collaboration "True Colors," with the permission of Kesha's producer, Dr. Luke. The song comes amidst the continued legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke—Kesha sued her producer back in October 2014, accusing him of sexual and emotional abuse. It's Kesha's first new song since 2013. Zedd clarified on Twitter that the song was issued with the permission of Dr. Luke's label, Kemosabe, and RCA, another Sony subsidary. "We didn't use any loopholes," he tweeted. Chillingly, Dr.
Thirty years after her death, iconic painter Georgia O'Keeffe is still making headlines for her apparently inadvertently controversial art. This week, a Michigan teacher was fired for using the word “vagina” during a classroom discussion of the artist's work. O'Keeffe’s stunning close-up painting of flowers have for years been interpreted as depictions of female genitalia. The artist consistently denied the validity of these interpretations.
I slept on a severely busted IKEA mattress with springs popping up everywhere and a caved-in middle for years because that’s how much I HATE mattress shopping. It’s so awkward lying on all the beds while a salesperson creepily hovers. And in most mattress stores, sticker shock frequently had me heading for the door before I even test-drove a single pillow-top. So when a rep from Sealy asked me if I’d like to try out their new Cocoon mattress, a memory foam “Bed-in-a-Box” that ships right to your door, it was like a Christmas miracle in April.Choosing my Cocoon was easy.
Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novelist and filmmaker and uses both of these mediums to tell the story of her homeland, Iran.Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran, a city on the Caspian Sea, in 1969. According to Wikipedia, her parents were highly educated members of “an urbanized stratum of Iranian society.” They were politically active and supported Marxist causes against the monarchy of the last Shah. She’s related to the Qajar Dynasty through her maternal grandmother.The Qajar Dynasty was the Persian royal family from 1785 to 1925.
When I meet people for the first time and they ask me what I do, my first reaction is to smile. It always lands halfway between a snort and a laugh, and with my face bright I say, “I own my own business.” Inevitably, the questioning proceeds:“Oh, what kind of business?”“I sell products online.”“Oh, what kind of products?”At this point the smile comes back again. “It’s a little out there,” I say.“What?”“I have my own brand of personal lubricants.” And then I can’t help but laugh for real.
On April 15th, three of the youngest participants in the Tribeca Film Festival debuted their short film, Girl Band. 23 year-olds Cailin Lowry, Olivia Mitchell and Kerry Furrh, recent grads of the University of Southern California, wrote, directed, produced and edited a film about career-driven female friendships, in the hopes of turning it into a TV series. While Lowry, Mitchell, and Furrh are clearly very driven in their respective fields, I expected Girl Band was somewhat experimental based solely on their age. My mistake.
As Billy Joel once sang, "The good old days weren't always good."  If you think advertising is sexist bullshit NOW, oh boy, you're gonna want to sit down for this one. Get ready to take a trip back, way back, to a time when newspapers and magazines ran ads like these without a second thought to sexism.
What makes mean girls mean? It's a question that has intrigued feminists, parents, and Hollywood for decades, but what do scientists have to say about this seemingly inevitable social phenomenon? The latest theories may blow your mind. One of my favorite books as a child was The Against Taffy Sinclair Club. It was a YA novel about a group of fifth-grade girls who form a club devoted to dissing their classmate Taffy. What was so wrong with Taffy? Well for starters, she made the egregious mistake of growing boobs. I adored this story, and for all the wrong reasons.
It’s easy to understand why powerful women and girls in literature have often proved to be inspirational characters for songwriters. Authors have already created compelling characters and storylines for lyrics, so the addition of a decent tune should equal a hit. Check out these ten top tunes, all sparked by fictional females: Charlotte SometimesPenny Farmer’s haunting children’s book Charlotte Sometimes (1969) is the inspiration for this single by The Cure from 1981.
I loved this dress. It was made out of paper-like leather, so light that I could just throw it in my suitcase. The shoes were open in the back, and they were silver. Seattle was always one of the most fun places to play. The iconic Sonic Youth frontwoman can do it all, and if her new memoir, Girl in a Band, is any indication, she already has. Here, the indie rock pioneer, style idol, and art star takes us on a visual journey of her life, from her surfer girl days to her latest incarnation in the music/art duo Body/Head.