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Looking for eyewear that's both stylish and philanthropic? Check out Fetch Eyewear, the Portland-based, independent company that is dedicated to providing fashionable, affordable eyewear that supports an awesome cause. Not only will you flip for Fetch’s adorable shades and frames, you’re sure to dig their mission: funding animal rescue and animal rights activism in Portland.  Founded in 2004 by Ann Sacks, Fetch is dedicated to working with independent optical shops—sourcing high-quality materials directly from manufacturers and suppliers while keeping costs low. And as if that weren’t...
Last week's parties were an absolute blast! Our sexy V-Day crafting party at Babeland Soho was packed to the gills, and over 75 people danced, drank, crafted, and snacked the night away at our Love & Sex Issue release party at Bar Matchless. Thanks again to DJ Ali, the crafty gals of Tatty Devine, and our sponsor Pretzel Crisps for providing us with a pretzel and dip bar to keep us going throughout the night. We can't wait for the next par-tay...but in the meantime, enjoy these...
Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero turns her feelings of discomfort and awkwardness into striking images in her project, Wait Watchers. The photographs depict Morris-Cafiero, an obese woman, performing everyday tasks and actions in public. Using a tripod and self-timer, she is able to capture self portraits that are often rendered heartbreaking by cruel passers-by in the background.  Having struggled with her weight all her life, Morris-Cafiero is well aware of the unabashed stares and rude remarks she attracts in public spaces. Wait Watchers captures some of those unkind...
Perhaps the most remarkable part of this week’s episode of Girls was the insane backlash that it immediately sparked on the internet. The credits hadn’t even begun to roll when trolls came out of the digital woodwork to hate on the fact that Lena Dunham’s character Hannah managed to bag herself a mega-hottie like Patrick Wilson’s Joshua.  Commenters were outraged by Dunham's audacity, crying that someone as attractive as Patrick Wilson would never deign to sleep with someone so un-centerfold-y. And while just as many people...
[Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual and physical assault that may potentially be triggering for survivors of such abuse.] A Saudi preacher in the city of Riyadh, imprisoned for the murder of his five-year-old daughter, may be looking at an unthinkably light sentence for his crimes. Fayhan Al Gamdi, a Muslim cleric who often appears as a guest on TV networks, confessed to the deadly beating and rape of his young daughter, Lama Al Ghamdi. The girl was admitted to the hospital in...