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Hipster Barbie is more authentic, gritty, down to earth, and "real," than you and me both, and you can follow her #inspirational photo thread @socalitybarbie. She spends her weekends among rocks and rivers and the tall, tall trees that emblematize the Pacific Northwest...aka the mecca of "authenticity." She poses with artfully messy hair, she effortlessly clutches frothy cappuccinos and lattes in white mugs, undoubtedly in the midst of topping her steel-cut oats with raw coconut sugar and matcha-infused almond milk.  Before even leaving her...
SmartGlamour Designs Body-Positive Fashion For Every Woman - At Every Size What’s so cool about up-and-coming clothing line SmartGlamour? For starters, their styles range from sizes XXS to 6X and beyond. The brand custom-makes each of its pieces in New York City for shoppers of all shapes, sizes, ages, and heights, but still manages to keep prices affordable (every item is under $100, and alterations—from hem and sleeve lengths to an entirely custom-sized garment—cost between $5 and $20 per piece). Designer Mallorie Carrington, 28, started SmartGlamour to...
Every piece of cinema Steve Buscemi touches turns to filmic gold, but the unscripted glory of Park Bench has me wondering whether his real calling lies in morning talk shows.  Directed and hosted by Buscemi with help from sidekick Geo Orlando, Park Bench is a “local’s take” on “New York City and the people/places that make it special." Every episode for two seasons now has featured the same bench (literally, they have their own park bench on wheels and they cart it around the city) but a new crop...
Alana Haim once told an interviewer that, “Growing up, there were a lot of girl artists like the Spice Girls, Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child. But none of them really played instruments and I would always look up to Stevie Nicks and Blondie -- they are dope female musicians.” Today, there’s tons of kick-ass groups for girls to look up to.  New music is constantly coming out and woman-fronted bands have been putting out the best of the best. Here are some bands, in no particular order,...
Damon Wayans, an 80s actor/comedian/director best known for his work on popular TV series including My Wife and Kids and In Living Color, recently defended accused rapist Bill Cosby on The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1 FM's hip-hop radio talk show.  “I don’t believe he was raping," Wayans said.  "I believe he was in relationships with all of them.” He later went on to joke, “Listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for forty years?” Um….dude…what the actual fuck?  While her male co-worker laughed, the female interviewer astutely noted Cosby had been...