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Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls, has passed away. She was diagnosed with both breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53. According to a statement released by her husband, she passed gently, in her sleep and was surrounded by her close friends and family. She was best known for the 1991 hit single, "I Touch Myself." The band released six albums before splitting in 1997. The band later re-formed in the early 2000s. Amphlett was known as a vocal advocate for self-examinations,...
Hey girl, what's your sign? In this starry embroidery workshop lead by Jessica Marquez, maker behind Miniature Rhino and author of Stitched Gifts  from Chronicle Books, we'll make personalized zodiac constellations, and learn a handful of stellar stitches. $12 kit fee includes fabric constellation pattern, practice fabric, embroidery floss, needle, embroidery hoop, and a cotton bag for storing.  All signs are available, so you can pick your own sign or make a gift for someone you love. This is a fast, fun project...
This morning, Amy Poehler gave us a couple of heartfelt ponderings through her webcam. In the latest episode of "Ask Amy", she responded to a young viewer's question about how much exposure to internet imagery is actually healthy or helpful to us. The comedian somberly admits that she personally does feel bombarded by visual media these days, “In light of recent events, I’ve, and I’m sure you have, and the rest of the world, if not America have been looking at photographs that have been really...
  Hey LA, don’t forget: The Brokechella Music Fest is happening tomorrow downtown. This year’s lineup features Mann, Vindata, Mystery Skulls, and more.    Tickets are only $10! Get yours now if you haven’t already. Would be a shame for you to miss out. It might be the only totally sick thing this season that won’t make you wince at your bank account. image via six01sdio.com    ...
A new study from the University of Michigan shows a strong relationship between active feminism and gender/sexual harassment at work. Fun! According to Kathryn Holland, a leading author in the study, "Women openly engaging in activism for women's rights may pose a more obvious threat to the existing gender hierarchy—a hierarchy that grants more power to men than women…men may therefore feel greater motivation to sexually harass women who endorse feminist ideology." Immediately, Lewis’ Law comes to mind. Helen Lewis, a British journalist whose writing often...
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