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  Sylvia Plath is known mostly for her poetry and prose, but arguably the same degree of violent, exuberant feeling may be found in her sketch work, now published in a volume entitled Sylvia Plath: Drawings. Edited by the poet’s own daughter Frieda Hughes, the text cradles her pen-and-ink drawings with diary entries and letters.      Plath created the illustrations at Cambridge, and used studied art as a way of coping with and cataloguing her experience. In a letter, she writes her mother “I’ve discovered my deepest source...
This past week, awesome human and genius of cinema Joss Whedon was honored by Equality Now at the Beverly Hills “Make Equality a Reality” event for his work on gender equality. When called to the stage, Whedon proceeded to make the most perfect speech, critiquing the word “feminist” and exposing the way in which words today carry such incredible power with them. Addressing equality and his problem with “feminist,” (not feminists, he quickly clarifies) Whedon explains, “Because you can't be born an ist. It's not natural. ... So feminist...
  At around 2:30 AM on Saturday, 19-year-old Renisha McBride’s car crashed and she was stuck in a neighborhood outside of Detroit. She didn’t know the area and began knocking on doors, asking for help. One homeowner, who is as of yet unidentified, shot the young woman in the head, killing her.    The police are keeping much of the story under wraps, claiming that it was an act of self-defense. A neighbor agrees that the shooter was frightened. The homeowner, police claim, saw McBride as a threat,...
Elodie Fiers Paris, France Tell me about what you’re wearing. The sweater is vintage from Etsy—it was a gift. The collar’s from Zara, and it cost around $30. I got the necklace for $2 from a flea market, and the skirt’s from American Apparel, it was about $55. The tights were about $6, and the shoes are Valentino; they were a gift from my boyfriend. The tote is from Etsy, by an illustrator named Julia Pott.  How would you describe your style? When I started my blog (ladymoriartyinparis.blogspot.com),...
Legendary NY filmmaker Beth B is best known for her underground No Wave films of the 70’s and 80s and is considered to be one of the main progenitors of the Cinema of Transgression movement. She has recently turned her lens on one of the most fascinating genres of the past decade, the weird and wonderful world of the NYC burlesque scene. She explores eight of the major players and their passion for the art in her new documentary, Exposed. Some of our most beloved...
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