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Gertrude Stein was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Her circle of friends included the likes of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, to name a few. Her wisdom was profound, honest, romantic, and sometimes a bit melancholy. She spent her life with her partner Alice B. Toklas, writing and collecting priceless works of art. Stein died at age 72 in 1946, and left one of the (alleged) most epic last-words stories of all...
Famous feminist comedian Sarah Silverman announced on Facebook yesterday that she is “lucky to be alive” after a freak case of epiglottitis landed her in the ICU recently. The comedian said she went to the doctor for a sore throat and ended up spending several days recovering while under anesthesia. She thanked the medical professionals who cared for her as well as the friends and family who spent time with her in the hospital. In true Sarah Silverman fashion, she also told some silly penisy stories...
Marvel released some cool news yesterday, informing the public that in the new Invincible Iron Man comic, a young black girl will be the star. The character, Riri Williams, was introduced in Invincible Iran Man #9  after she was kicked out of MIT for creating her own Iron Man suit—keep in mind she is 15-years-old. So, not only is the new character a black girl, but she is also portrayed as an engineering genius, something to be celebrated. And Riri isn't the first person of color or...
After six years of hiatus, the VH1 Hip Hop Honors are back, but this time they’ll be celebrating the work of all the women who have pioneered the genre over the past couple decades. At the center of all this is Missy Elliott, who will be honored at VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens by many people she’s influenced and worked with over the years in the industry. This includes Pharrell, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Remy Ma, Trina, Eva, Tweet, Keyshia Cole, Raven Symone,...
Photo Courtesy of WiseWear Want the function of a Fitbit without sacrificing style? WiseWear is a new tech brand making wearables that jewelry buffs actually want to wear. With a thumbs-up from fashion icon Iris Apfel—the face of the brand who’ll be designing future styles—the gorgeous line of chunky accessories offers activity tracking and mobile notifications. They’re not cheap ($395 at wisewear.com), but this wearable has the added function of distress messaging, so if you find yourself in a creepy situation, you can discreetly send a...