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While girl-group glamour may never go out of style, the past year has brought a full-blown, pop-culture comeback of the swingin’ ’60s. From Dreamgirls and Hairspray to the rise of everyone’s favorite rehabber, Amy Winehouse, mile-high hair is in again. Back in the day, harmonizing soulstresses like the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las, and the Marvelettes were among the first to epitomize the decade’s famous ’do and teach the world a thing or two about how to wield a can of Aqua Net.
  Amy Schumer just hit a major career milestone: She’s on the cover of Vogue (and in a great Vogue video below). We’ve been following Amy since the beginning of her career: We named her “The New Queen Of Comedy” on our April/May 2014 cover and two-plus years, four seasons of Inside Amy Schumer, and one Trainwreck later, we’ve been proved right many times over.   Watch this video on The Scene.   In honor of Amy’s big moment, we’re ranking her 10 best magazine covers:  10.
Senator Chris Murphy and other Democrats gave up the Senate floor early Thursday morning after speaking for nearly 15 straight hours about gun control. The filibuster, which is the eighth-longest filibuster in the U.S. Senate since 1900, came just days after a mass shooting at a popular Orlando gay club that left 49 dead and many more injured.   Here are 3 things you should know about the filibuster: 1. It looks like there will be a vote on gun control legislation. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, took the Senate floor at 11:21 a.m.
A line of animated young men and women extended down Meadow St. in Brooklyn on a warm June evening last night. Music could be heard bumping all the way down the block, down to where the line wrapped around the corner. An outsider would think this was the wait to get into a hot New York club on a Friday night. That is, until they saw men and women with red armbands tied around their upper arms, handing out papers on clipboards to the waiting crowd. This was a party, yes. But not your ordinary party. This was a party with a purpose.
Before I knew I was queer, I knew I didn’t like The Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC as much as my friends, and everything about Ginger Spice was goals. When Blink-182 came out with their video for “I Miss You” in 2003, it was banned in my house because my mom caught me watching it and was disgusted by the two women making out. I didn’t need to see two girls kissing to get my mind wandering, though. This list of music videos made my face blush before I knew why. 1.
On Tuesday, May 17th, a 23-year-old woman was violently murdered in a public bathroom in the Gangnam district of Seoul. The man, referred to as Kim in local press, had never met the victim and waited near the bathroom with the intention of killing a woman. According to Kim, “I did it because women have always ignored me.
Among fashionable Victorians, there was no parlor ornament so elegant—nor so diverting—as a clear glass globe filled with glittering goldfish. It was considered to be educational for children who, according to author Charles Nash Page in his 1898 book Aquaria, could learn more in a few hours of observing the goldfish than in “many days spent with books.” It was also believed to be beneficial for invalids since watching the goldfish swim was “health restoring” and “restful to the mind.
On June 13th, New York Women in Film & Television held their annual “Designing Women” event to celebrate and recognize women working in costume design, hairstyling and makeup in film, television, and digital media. This event is not only spectacular for spotlighting women in the film and television industry, but also those who work behind the scenes—often overlooked, but crucial to the final product. Costume designer Sarah Edwards, who worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Last Days of Disco, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, was honored that night.
I have a love/hate relationship with shopping. Love, because I love clothes that make me look and feel good. Hate, because it’s so fucking hard to find things that actually fit right. A big part of that is I’m pretty firmly in that “in between” space between straight size and plus size. I’m usually around a size 12, but because women’s clothing sizes make no sense and vary widely from store to store, I own and wear clothing everywhere from size 8 to size 16.
Starchild Stela’s work is cute, magical, and bright; but all the same it is powerful feminist work. Most well known for their street art in Montreal, Stela makes art that is as accessible as it is important, touching on healing motifs for survivors of abuse. Regardless of the medium — whether a mural, a personal zine, or a print — the focus stays grounded in Stela’s life experiences of queerness and emotionality. Stela is certainly a pioneer of feminist graffiti. The positive power of their work is startling, considering how serious abuse as a topic in visual art can often appear.
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