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Amanda Filipacchi is an American feminist and novelist who has published three books. Her writing has been praised for its wit and humor, and Love Creeps made The Village Voice's top 25 books of the year in 2005. Imagine Filipacchi's surprise when she noticed that Wikipedia's "List of American novelists" page was slowly moving women into their own separate category, titled "American women novelists." The author read a note at the top of the article that explained the list was too long as only American...
We've all heard the news: Washington Wizards basketball star Jason Collins has come out publicly. The interweb is in an uproar about it and his name is being thrown around left and right. I applaud Collins for his courage, as he is now the first openly gay male athlete active in a major American sport. But one name you won't see (and probably haven't seen) in your Twitter or Facebook feeds is that of college basketball player Brittney Griner. A few weeks ago, the 22-year-old basketball...
Authors Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudúlph wanted to “dispel negative ideas about feminism” and give ladies “the tools to bring feminist ideals into their daily lives.” The result, part feminist primer and part self-help book, is certainly accessible: the chapters are loosely-organized riffs from a friendly and well-read perspective. The first half gets into ethical aspects of typical women’s magazine fodder: bikini waxing, plastic surgery, dieting, and fashion. The more interesting second half deals with relationships and social issues. The book offers thought-provoking quotes,...
It is a match made in heaven. Seriously. The new single "Q.U.E.E.N."  from Janelle Monae, featuring Erykah Badu, has us dancing up a storm. This is the first track released from her upcoming album. The album is entitled The Electric Lady and it is funky, slinky, jazzy and cinematic. The single features Monae's signature velvet vocals and an infectious energy. Add Erykah Badu doing what she does best, throwing down a flawless and effortless performance. According to Monae's Twitter, "Q.U.E.E.N was inspired by private discussions between Erykah...
Brooklyn Charm is all about you. Offering up a variety of cute charms and chains, you can request customized jewelry or make it yourself. The boutique hosts classes on a variety of jewelry-making, including wire wrapping, stamping, engraving, chandelier earrings, bead stringing, and wire wrapped rings and pendants. We all have accessories that need some mending now and then, and Brooklyn Charm helps out there too! You can bring your jewelry in for repair, and if it's simple enough they even provide same day service....