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It's easy to get down about the state of being female; every day it seems the world dreams up a new way to shame and oppress women. But for every "legitimate rape," war on choice, and violent reaction to empowered femininity, there's an amazing organization working tirelessly to support and honor women. Too often, these groups don't get the cred they deserve.Today we're giving some mad ups to Girls Write Now, a NYC-based non-profit that connects female high school students with professional women writers. These...
It is now possible to stuff your gob (har) with real Bluth bananas! COME ON! The banana stand from Arrested Development has moved out of your dreams and into your life with the “Original Frozen Banana Stand World Tour!” To promote Arrested Development’s upcoming fourth season, fans of the short-run but well-loved TV series can grab an authentic chocolate-covered banana from the big yellow joint itself. Today the stand sets up in England, and soon it comes stateside to N.Y.C. and L.A. You can find out when...
Virgin Soul is the fictional memoir of Geniece> Hightower, an aspiring journalist undergoing a journey of self-discovery during the Black Power movement in 1960s San Francisco. Divided into four sections, each dedicated to a year of her university schooling, the novel follows Geniece’s transition from focused scholar to revolutionary panther. While researching a story for her college newspaper, she meets Allwood, a highly intellectual activist who pulls Geniece into the rebellious world of the Black Panther Party. When he moves out of the picture, Geniece grows...
I know y'all have seen the ridiculous ass-backwards looks from the red carpet gala at the Costume Institute Ball. I will NOT bore you with talk about how the glitterati got it all WRONG. Punk is not putting a thousand dollars of studs on a three thousand dollar Burburry jacket (I'm looking at you Sienna Miller). If you haven't seen the pix, check them out here and come back to me laterz. The Metropolitan Museum is super important and does a great job preserving (high) culture,...
Mother's Day is almost here! Sure, you could get your mama some flowers, or pull that good ol' breakfast in bed trick...but you're totally better than that. After all, this woman deserves the best from you. She gave birth to you! So this year, show her how much she means to you by whipping up one of these quick and easy DIY Mother's Day gifts. Or make two and save one for yourself. 1. Chalkboard Tray. This is a great idea if you want to make something...
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