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Choosing to see Fiona Apple live is definitely a gamble. On a bad night she might rant about her recent drug arrest in Texas or she might decide to hide under her piano or she might just decide to cut things short completely. But on a good night--and Tuesday night at Terminal 5 in New York City was a very good night-- Apple proved why she’s worth shelling out a few bucks for.   From the moment she sang the first words of “Fast...
“Blondes make the best victims,” Alfred Hitchcock once said. “They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.” So begins The Girl, HBO’s deeply (and rightly) gnarly exploration of the fraught relationship between Hitchcock and arguably the most legendary of his blonde ingénues, Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller). Having happened upon the lovely Hedren in a TV commercial, “Hitch” (Toby Jones, best known for voicing beloved house-elf Dobby in the Harry Potter series) immediately starts grooming the then-unknown model to star in The Birds, his much-anticipated follow-up...
  For the latest in college rape news, we turn to Amherst College in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, Angie Epifano, a former Amherst student, published a heartbreaking 5,000-word account of her on-campus rape and its aftermath. After Epifano was raped on May 25, 2011, the Amherst administration completely failed her. Epifano was not allowed to change dorms and was pressured to not press charges. When she went to the counseling center to talk about how scared she was, she was sent to a psychiatric ward and pressured not...
Have you picked out a Halloween costume yet? Maybe you’ve already chosen an awesome feminist costume (maybe a SCARY VAGINA?), or maybe you’re DIY-ing it. Maybe you’re getting sexy and adding some ears, à la Mean Girls. As long as you’re not dressing up as a “sexy body bag," if you’re feeling good and having fun, you’re probably all set. Except for one thing… DON’T WEAR A RACIST COSTUME. Every Halloween, I see so many people dressed up as another race – an “Indian brave” costume, a Mexican...
There’s something about fall that makes orange food taste even better. Pumpkin-flavored goodies are offered at every coffee shop. Candy corn is calling from the shelves of every drug store. And butternut squash soups like this one from the new release The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook: 125+ Plant-Based Vegan Recipes for a Fit, Happy, Healthy You by Melissa Costello are simmering on many a stovetop. I was drawn to this particular recipe because Costello’s soup gets it’s velvety consistency and vibrant color from a trifecta...
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