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The lure of fast fashion is hard to resist — it’s hard to say no to super affordable, super trendy clothes that you know will get you all of the likes on Instagram and all of the compliments on the sidewalk. I’ve shopped fast fashion for a number of reasons: being broke enough that spending more than $20 on a piece of clothing feels like a luxury; coveting a pricey designer style and finding an affordable knockoff; and simply enjoying being able to walk into a brick-and-mortar store instead of searching online and paying shipping and making sure I’m home to sign for delivery.
FROM THE EARLY, gross-out cult films like Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble to the later, more mainstream escapades—like Hairspray and Cry-Baby—esoteric music has always been central to the John Waters cinematic experience. So it should come as no surprise that the director/actor/writer/photographer has branched out yet again as the musical curator of bizarre holiday-song collections.
Beginning as a comedic trope of the meddlesome needy mother imposing on her daughter’s life, The Meddler could have digressed into a story of codependency or farcical feminine competitiveness a la Monster-in-Law, but it didn’t. Susan Sarandon plays Marnie, a widow in denial who distracts herself with consumerism and shallow, yet intrusive, relationships with strangers around her. As her daughter pulls away to grieve her father’s death and rebuild her life after the end of a long-term relationship, Marnie also tries to find her emotional autonomy.
Photo by Rudra Narayan Mitra Vātsyāyana’s Kama Sutra, an ancient Hindu sex manual written sometime between 400 BCE and 200 CE, has a reputation for mainly being a compendium of body-bending erotic positions and mind-bendingly archaic relationship advice. But upon closer inspection, the text also contains plenty of tips for keeping the flames of romance burning that are as applicable now as they were back in the day. Here are a few pearls of wisdom gleaned from this guide that might surprise you.1.
Photo by Michael Lavine There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love John Waters and assholes. I am, of course, one of the former, so I was thrilled to get the chance to interview the man dubbed by William S. Burroughs as the “Pope of Trash.” For over 30 years, this director and author has been enlightening us with his special brand of filth. No one can touch his brilliant sense of whacked-out humor or his unique flair for glorifying trash. John graciously met me at his New York City pied-à-terre, a very posh pre-war apartment that is tastefully decorated with great art.
Today is Earth Day, so you’re probably asking yourself, “What can I do to give back to this planet that has played such gracious host to me?” The answer could be as simple as signing your name. Keen is a shoe brand out of Portland, OR. Out of a strong tie to the great outdoors, they created the Live Monumental campaign.
Break out your Seder plates because Passover is upon us. The Seder is the most commonly celebrated Jewish ritual, and it is performed in celebration of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Exodus 13:8 commands the retelling of the story of liberation every year; the verse reads, "You shall tell your child on that day, saying, 'It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.
2009 did not get off to a good start for Amma Asante. Within a couple of weeks, three projects she was commissioned to write and direct collapsed. A couple were Hollywood studio projects and the third was a British indie, a labor of love for Asante. In an article penned for The Independent, she said she began to over analyze, wondering if she was really fit to forge her way in the film industry.But in her moments of self-doubt, producer Damian Jones sent her a photo of an 18th century portrait. The image of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray changed Asante’s world.
You are here and your sweetheart is there...either across a crowded room or across a continent. What to do? When your partner was close, you’d have to get up, go over, reach out and touch them; when they were far away, you’d have to email, sext or Skype. But that was before technology made distance (somewhat) obsolete. With teledildonics, the science of remotely controlled sex, you can now get up close and personal no matter how near or far away you are.