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San Francisco-based band Be Calm Honcho makes easy, breezy indie-pop that’ll make you anxious for hazy summer, and saying “fuck you” to all that work you should be doing.  At times, the quartet echoes sounds of classic blues bands, with guitarist Alex’s jazzy solos and lead singer Shannon’s powerhouse vocals, that channel the smoldering, mystical stylings of Alex Winston. It's a wonderfully dynamic sound that you have to hear for yourself.  Lucky for you, we've got the premiere of  “Step Out,” a dreamy, upbeat jam about...
The Vagenda began as a blog forum for UK post-grads Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, to critique and contribute to the women’s press. Initially, the duo simply flipped through magazines cynically and aired their displeasure to one another. They said, “The women’s press so frequently is completely divorced from what we thought would make an interesting magazine. “ But thankfully these gals decided to move forward and disseminate their thoughts and opinions into the expansive World Wide Web. Next thing ya know, the Vagenda had...
Spoken word is an incredible art, combining poetic verse and performance in a gutsy display of intelligence and emotion. It takes a true artist to stand behind a microphone and move an entire room with imaginative word choice and a punch-you-in-the-gut-powerful delivery.  From the article "Spoken Word Poetry: Hold Onto that History" from the Black Youth Project website:  "Visceral, in your face, in your ears, in your snapping fingers, and tapping feet, spoken word poetry sprang loosely from the expressive energies of the blues, the Harlem Renaissance,...
Brace yourself. Gandhi never said, "be the change you want to see in the world."   I'll give you a few minutes while you go peel the bumper sticker off of your car. That is just one of 50 commonly misused and misattributed quotes that author John Green forever ruins by telling us all the hard truth. For some, it might not matter exactly where the quotes came from because the words are still inspiring and provide us with mantras to live by, regardless of their exact origin...
Honestly, it’s getting really redundant for me to keep repeating that there is not enough plus-sized visibility in fashion market. Visibility in advertising translates to validation of existence for fringe groups who are normally not represented accurately in the media. That’s why it’s important that all bodies are represented in fashion advertising. If we were to draw conclusions about what the average woman looks like just from fashion editorials and runway shows, fat women would not even exist. Let’s be real: any woman not white,...
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