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When I think of “Making it in America” I imagine a life full of making it rain, throwing drinks in other people’s faces, bling bling, and of course, being able to lounge around in a Juicy Couture tracksuit 24/7. While The Real Housewives franchise may have seriously influenced my opinions on the American dream, I still believe that success should be measured in expensive loungewear. What else says you’ve made it like a $300 matching, brightly-colored, velour tracksuit with rhinestones that exclaim that your butt is, well,...
Music Week, UK Music, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), and Nordoff Robbins have teamed up to launch a new Women In Music event, an award ceremony to honor and reward some of the top female artists in the music industry. According to Music Week, “The event will recognise the 30 most influential women executives from all sectors of the UK business, whilst also giving individual awards in five special categories: Outstanding Achievement, Media Pioneer, Creative Inspiration (the only category open to artists), Rising Star and...
Hobby Lobby, the company behind the Supreme Court’s anti-contraception ruling, has been profiting from the same contraception products that they sought to deny from the Affordable Care Act.   What??? A corporation causing a big, sexist stink about preserving its religious beliefs, only to secretly and hypocritically make money off of the contraceptives it was protesting in the first place?? Shocking!  A Mother Jones report reveals that Hobby Lobby owns stock in companies that manufacture the emergency contraception pills (Plan B and Ella) and intrauterine devices that...
Early last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brooklyn-based indie filmmakers Rémy Bennett and Émilie Richard-Froozan, the BFF directors behind the upcoming film Buttercup Bill. The film can best be described as a dream sequence, a vibrant story of two childhood friends, Patrick and Pernilla, more akin to siblings separated at birth, who reunite after a tragedy. “The genre is doomed love,” Rémy told me, “like people who have this electricity and chemistry but it just doesn’t work out.” It’s a psychosexual film that leaves...
The trailer for Swedish festival favorite We Are The Best! promises a film “for everyone who is 13 years old, everyone who will be 13 years old, and everyone who used to be 13 years old.” It’s also a film that will convince you that 13-year-old girls are, in fact, “The Best.” Based on a semi-autobiographical graphic novel by director Lukas Moodysson’s wife Coco Moodysson, the film follows 13-year-old punks Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) and Klara (Mira Grosin) as they start a band with borrowed instruments and...