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  In an admirable attempt to protest the ways in which vaginas are overly sexualized in porn and totally censored in mainstream media, The University of Sydney’s student paper Honi Soit recently published an issue with a brave and totally rad cover featuring the naked vulvae of eighteen students. Okay, they weren’t totally naked. The school’s Students Representative Council and their lawyers instructed the paper to obscure the images with black bars placed over particularly "explicit" regions of the images. Still a great step, right?    An essay...
  Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster) directs this SXSW Grand Jury Award-winning drama about staffers at a group foster home who are dealing with emotional troubles of their own. The feature centers on Grace (Brie Larson), who directs the facility, and her coworker-slash-adoring-lover Mason (John Gallagher, Jr.).    Grace does her job well—breaking up fights, inspecting rooms, nurturing relationships, and braiding hair. Her life at home, on the other hand, is fraught. Bottled up, she’s not able to communicate anything of her inner life with...
You've heard about the 2013 Cicada Invasion, right? Maybe dreamt (or had nightmares) about cicadas creeping around every single corner and crevice of your daily life? What a bust, right? Well, there’s one artist who’s celebrating our crawling, flying, noisy neighbors. Kayt Hester, a Jersey City-based artist, widely known for her style of tape-art, is having her annual local show, titled “The 17-Year Cicada,” at Port-o Lounge in Jersey City, opening Saturday, August 24. Hester, who has exhibited work in Jersey City, Philadelphia, and New York...
  Zines, please!  Brooklyn's most laid-back zine festival, Pete's Mini Zine Fest, is this Saturday from 2pm-7pm at Pete's Candy Store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Come by for zines, beer, and company. Plus, there is a reading tonight, Friday, August 23rd, at Pete's from 6:30-7:30 with tabling zinesters. Here is the address! Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street  Brooklyn, New York 11211   For all of the information check out petesmzf.blogspot.com! See you there! Thanks to PMZF Images via PMZF and Morgan Pielli ...
While some Chinese women like property tycoon, Zhang Xin, are huge financial successes, many Chinese women are still undervalued and under threat, as CNN reports. According to Tsinghua University scholar Leta Hong Fincher, there has been a sudden emergence of the phrase, “leftover women.” The derogatory phrase normally refers to spoiled food, but in this case, it’s used for educated women who are still single over the age of 27. It’s repulsive and horribly degrading to have scholarly women cast out for the fact that they’re neither...