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What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than showing some love to Planned Parenthood? On February 14th, Panache and New York Night Train will be co-hosting their fifth annual Valentine’s Day Planned Parenthood of NYC Benefit Concert & Dance with Village of Love. The benefit will be expanding this year to Los Angeles and Memphis as well as its usual Brooklyn location. Local bands and musicians will perform for the benefit and play some of their favorite love songs for you and your sweetheart to...
After gaining fame for his Obama "HOPE" piece, Shepard Fairey is back at it again and this time, he’s supplying posters for the upcoming Women's March on Washington. Using the same colors and style, Fairey collaborated with muralist Jessica Sabogal and political artist Ernesto Yerena to create the posters, which are apart of a project titled “We the People." The project was made in the hopes of flooding public consciousness with the diversity, democracy and shared humanity that make our nation so great.While the posters...
The week has arrived. A dude you would most definitely cross the street to avoid were you to see his canary-yellow pouf of candy floss shuffling down the sidewalk toward you, a dude whose damp and tiny fingers are at this very moment typing 140 characters of hateful nonsense that just might get us all killed, a dude who is the reason that women’s self-defense classes — and the ACLU — exist, is about to become our nation’s president. It’s real, you’re awake, let the...
Miniature portraits first appeared in England during the 16th century. Small, portable, and easily displayed or concealed on one’s person, their popularity flourished — both in life and in literature. By the 19th century, their presence in romance novels and Gothics was practically de-rigueur. Ann Radcliffe uses miniatures to great effect in several of her novels, including The Mysteries of Udolfo (1794) and The Italian (1797). In the following passage from The Italian, we get a glimpse of the enormous dramatic impact a miniature can have...
 The locations of all currently announced "sister marches" On January 21, hundreds of thousands of women will be marching on Washington and in sister marches across the country to stand up for women’s rights, sending a clear message to the incoming administration that his shit will not be tolerated. But did you know that women will also be marching in solidarity in cities all over the world? Screenshot from the Women’s March on Washington website; there are 616 “sister marches” and counting, with 55 located outside of the...