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They say imitation is the finest form of flattery, and while this isn't always true (aka when corporations steal from artists), when it's an artist paying homage to another artist, it's definitely sweet. Lane Moore of It Was Romance has been a big fan of '90s sweetheart Fiona Apple since she was a budding musician. "Fiona Apple has been such an influence on me, creatively and personally, since I was a kid," Moore told Gil Kaufman of Billboard.
For the organization Exhibits for Humanity, empowerment is key for an installation to succeed. In "Laughing Matters," which has been displayed in the Los Angeles Nous Tous Gallery for the duration of July, the group takes on stand-up comedy as a place that really really still needs to sort out its misogynist inclinations.
It's summer! What better excuse to try out some fun, vibrant colors than going on a beach vacation? Try out these five temporary hair colors we've listed below. 1. Splat Hair Chalk This hair chalk lasts for a day and is available in seven colors: sugar plum, dusty rose, silver moon, sun-kissed, mint candy, midnight blue, violet sky. It's available at ULTA for $5.99. 2.
Bill O'Reilly, a Fox News anchor who claims to be "independent" despite a viewership that's 66 percent conservative, has, once again, gone too far. A famous moment in Michelle Obama's speech Monday at the DNC is when she speaks of raising her family in a house built by slaves: "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," Obama says in her keynote address. "I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.
Pis Saro is a tattoo artist from Crimea who specializes in exquisite, realistic botanical tattoos, inspired by specimens that she sees while strolling through gardens and parks during her travels. Her work is remarkably almost identical to the plants she is replicating, a taste that is far from easy when putting a needle to skin. Her unique work has put her in high demand world wide, and her work has taken her to Turkey, Lebanon, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. You can find more of her work on her Instagram.
Genderqueer hardcore band G.L.O.S.S. is breaking all the rules. Led by transwoman Sadie Switchblade, the band is bringing feminism to a scene notoriously dominated by men, and challenging authority in under eight minutes. Their latest EP, Trans Day of Revenge, is a pounding manifesto against sexism, racism, and domestic violence, and G.L.O.S.S. — whose name stands for Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit — couldn’t care less about the hype. For Sadie, Tannrr, Julaya, Corey and Jake, G.L.O.S.S. isn’t about the music—they want to start a revolution.
Photographed by Eleanor Petry Up in the Club MUSICIAN, DESIGNER, AND SHOPKEEPER TENNESSEE THOMAS INFUSES FASHION WITH ACTIVISM Buried in the heart of N.Y.C.’s East Village is a gem of a shop called The Deep End Club, dedicated to the political, social, and sartorial ethos of the ’60s—an era close to the heart of British-born owner and designer Tennessee Thomas. The 31-year-old, an original member of the now-defunct alt-rock band the Like, has been collecting ’60s memorabilia for years, and plays ’60s soul and girl group music when she DJs around town.
WOW. I had actual tears streaming down my face after each time I watched the adorable Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett cast 51 delegate votes for Clinton at the DNC last night. This marvelous human—born before women had the right to vote—was beyond ecstatic to place her vote in the first woman President. Especially because it was Hillary Clinton, whom Emmett has been a lifetime fan of. It's just too damn good, 10/10 will watch again. See below to whimper like a baby. Top image courtesy of twitter.
The 1840s ushered in an era of luridly illustrated gothic tales that were marketed to a working-class Victorian audience. These stories, told in installments and printed on inexpensive pulp paper, were originally only eight pages long and sold for just a penny—giving rise to the term “penny bloods” or “penny dreadfuls.
The powerful, unapologetic, detailed statement of Brock Turner’s rape victim made public recently touched a collective nerve, resulting in a huge outcry on social media about the rape culture that left him convicted of three sexual assault felonies but only serving 6 months in jail. The outcry, which has already begun to fade, has often narrowly focused on this one criminal and his inept judge.
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