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Oh, life as a teenage girl: it's awkward, hormonal and...cutting-edge?  It's true –  has been for centuries, actually. Young women have been leaders in vocabulary innovation since the 1500s, argues Gretchen McCulloch for Quartz. It's bizarre to think about, especially when words like 'selfie,' and 'bootylicious' seem hardly cutting-edge at face value. Still, both can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary now, meaning McCulloch may be on to something.  To back up her argument, McCulloch delves into a study by linguists Terttu Nevalainen and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg at the...
Peaches recently teamed up with Kim Gordon on hew new song, “Close Up,” and now the electronica goddess has released a music video to match. It features all the run-of-the-mill things you'd expect to see in any standard music video: breast milk being shot into someone’s mouth, a wrestling match, pink glitter, and a former member of Sonic Youth wearing a giant fur coat. In the video, Kim Gordon plays Peaches' angry, vape-obsessed wrestling coach. Her competitors? Members of Lucha VaVoom who describe their group as...
On August 18, 2015, the FDA decided to approve Addyi (ad-ee) – a new pill made to boost female libido. The decision follows a long campaign fighting the lack of sex enhancing drugs available to women. While Addyi is the first of its kind, men have access to several libido-inducing options including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. For years, the standard belief has been that only men lose their sex drive, but Addyi is a strike against this prehistoric view – the pill will (hopefully) allow doctors to...
Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a French artist, poet, and musician who left Paris for New York in the mid 1970's to pursue her creative interests. After settling in NYC, Mercier (with her androgynous cool looks) quickly fell in with various local luminaries and CBGB punk rock club alumni like Richard Hell and Patti Smith, to whom she was something of a muse. Lizzy soon was signed to ZE Records, whose roster included Was (Not Was), Kid Creole & The Coconuts, and Cristina (whose albums Light In...
With the Philly Naked Bike Ride and fall’s SlutWalk Providence quickly approaching, I needed something glitzy to complete my event attire - or non-attire. Yeah, yeah, it’s called the "Naked" Bike Ride, but it’s also an opportunity to wear nipple tassels and pasties and prance around in public. Since I don’t have the funds for the fancy stuff (like these babies from Agent Provocateur), I rolled up my sleeves and crafted my own no-sew nipple tassels. They’re easy to make, and your wallet won't go running for the toilet. They’re not...
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