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ICONS is the name of the new seminal collection by Portland-based clothing company Wildfang, and the title could not be more perfect. Featuring six different independent and inspiring women, the aim of the campaign is to showcase what it means to bold and passionate in your own skin. Included in the campaign are women from vastly different professions, all of whom were hand-picked by Wildfang for their various achievements. Included in the list is actress Kate Moennig, comedians Whitney Cummings and Stephanie Simbari, skateboarders Jen O’Brien...
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” has been named as the opening film for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary follows the life of artist and activist Nina Simone, and is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, USA and Bobby Fischer Against the World). It will air as part of Netflix’s original programming and be available for streaming in 2015. Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentary Programming on Netflix discussed her admiration of the film and its director, stating “Liz Garbus paints a...
Ah, pizza. The great universal uniter of peoples. No matter if you're a deep dish devotee or a fold-em-in-half thin crust lover, we can all agree that there is nothing wrong with sitting down, or standing up, for a terrific slice of pizza. You know who else digs pizza? Macaulay Culkin. He of the Home Alone face slap and child-star growing pains is such a fan that he is a member of the comedy rock band The Pizza Underground, and they have finally released a new...
  We’ve all had a handful of teachers whom we will never forget, right? Maybe that teacher inspired you to pursue what you love, or in the case of Natasha Vaynblat’s class, banging a frying pan to bring order to her students. After teaching in the public schools of NYC, Natasha was compelled to create a show highlighting her experiences. Vaynblat recalls, “We spent most of the [professional development] session singing a revised version of "So Happy Together" that was supposed to improve our teaching practices. I...
Last week, Kate Pierson released an official video for the new single, "Mister Sister" on her album, Guitars and Microphones, out February 17, 2015. Pierson, who's best known as the iconic voice for The B-52s, debuts her solo album featuring Nick Valensi of The Strokes on several tracks, and a collaboration with Sia while writing the songs. The newly released "Mister Sister" track video features the great SNL and Portlandia star, Fred Armisen. Check it out below and let us know what you think of Fred's...