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Now that our tears have dried after the news of the Girls breakup, we can all welcome Christopher Owens’ solo act to our ears with love. Lysandre is a concept album with a stranger sound than that of Girls’ beloved Album and Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The 11-track LP seems even more personal, but think less of that lo-fi sound and more experimental folk. Owens is currently promoting Lysandre with a long list of international tour dates, one of which I was lucky enough to attend.

Manicures these days are a complex science. You can get gels or matte, ombré nails or even Daria decals (looking at you, Katy Perry). But while you might find yourself wondering just what sporting OPI’s frost blue “What’s With The Cattitude” says about you, you’ve probably never considered its impermeability. Polish cosmetics company Inglot has launched the world’s first “breathable” nail polish, the O2M line.

It’s a TGIF miracle: heartening, pro-woman news straight out of New Delhi. Eight female cab drivers in Delhi are trying their best to protect women from sexual violence and harassment with a fleet of seven ladies-only vehicles. Their business, Cabs for Women by Women, caters to moderately affluent women who can afford a cab, but don’t have a car or chauffeur of their own. Even before the gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old in December, New Delhi was infamous for sexual harassment.

When I was in junior high school, I went to a “Women in Science” event at the local university. I learned about solar panels (awesome), and I got to feed a deadly centipede from South America through a tube (creepy and awesome). It was great to be exposed to women working in science, because it made me feel like I could do it too. Sadly, these types of programs are few and far between.

I’m stoked to say that even after a long break, indie-pop icons Tegan and Sara have still got it—as demonstrated one Thursday night in January when the Canadian sibling duo packed the basement venue at The Standard in the East Village. The sisters laid down old favorites as well as new tracks off their first album since 2009’s Sainthood.

    Twenty-three women have filed suit against “Revenge Porn” site, Texxxan.com, and their webhost, GoDaddy (as if GoDaddy wasn’t already on your shit list). Revenge Porn. That’s when your ex--or your one-night stand--posts pictures of you in your nakey. Online. Without consent. Sometimes it’s not even someone you know, just someone who’s figured out how to grab your digital photos off your phone (Yeah, those. The ones you took of yourself in the bathroom mirror). It’s awful. And they shouldn’t. But people do.

Yesterday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got sassy with Senator Ron Johnson on Capitol Hill at the Benghazi hearing. (As if she didn't have enough Republican bullshit to deal with already.) Johnson questioned the U.S. Consulate’s accounting of the September 11th, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. He insisted that the Obama administration deceived the public by calling the attack a “spontaneous protest.” Clinton attempted to respond, but was repeatedly interrupted by Johnson.

A lot of people have beef with Elizabeth Wurtzel, and so do I. I'll admit there was a part of my late teens where I related to the melodramatic, self-indulgent musings in her acclaimed memoir Prozac Nation. Now, having grown out of that seemingly hopeless phase of my life and gained just a little perspective, I find it hard to sympathize with the overwhelming narcissism that appears to have followed Wurtzel into adulthood.

We have BuzzFeed to thank for these great shots of Hillary Clinton throwing major shade at John McCain as he questions her about the Benghazi consulate attack. Secretary of State Clinton, the patron saint of kicking ass and taking names, appears to be pretty contemptuous of the senator, as well as generally over this whole “Senate Foreign Relations Committee” thang. I highly recommend watching the video of this exchange, which features the Secretary of State laughing sarcastically, raising her eyebrows in a super sassy way, and staring the senator down.

Fashion elites clearly have a taste for the bizarre. Last week we showed you Vogue’s recent Hurricane Sandy disaster porn fashion shoot, and just yesterday the council of Fashion Designers of America upped the ridiculousness ante. In a statement for the "CFDA Health Initiative,” Diane von Furstenberg and her council cohorts outlined some New York City Fashion Week regulations, stressing that, “Health is Beauty.” Shocking absolutely no one, Diane von Furstenberg’s idea of health seems to be plying young models with rabbit food.
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