Grandma Written and directed by Paul Weltz Out August 21 Grandma is one of those rare films that’s entirely about women. There are a handful of men, but none appear in more than one scene. Instead, the story focuses on a family of strong, complicated women. Lily Tomlin drives the film with her performance as Elle, the grandma from which the film takes its title. Elle is mourning both the death of her longtime partner and her recent breakup with her much-younger girlfriend (Judy Greer) when her teenage granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), asks for help. Read More
    It’s the end of summer, and autumn is upon us. As the daylight hours grow shorter and the nights become longer, it's the perfect time to check out new music from two of the dark ladies of indie rock, Zola Jesus and Rykarda Parasol.   Zola Jesus, a/k/a Nika Roza Danilova, has just released a fourth single, “Nail,” from her latest album, Taiga. It’s an EP on Mute Records with two additional songs. One of the breakcore scene’s most prominent producers, Xanopticon, has expertly remixed “Go (Blank Sea)” as an experimental dance groove. Read More
In Suffragette, Sarah Gavron and Abi Morgan’s powerful film about women’s struggle for the vote in England, Maud Watts, beautifully played by Carey Mulligan, is imprisoned for her part in the movement. Battered and force fed, the brutal treatment of the suffragettes was meant to break their spirits and end the burgeoning women’s rights movement of the early 20th century. Read More
"Seedling II" by Linda Vallejo is available for purchase to support the #YesAllWomen Art Fundraiser. While most things on the Internet should stay on the Internet, in some cases, ideas bred online are best expressed away from the pixels and asshole trollers, and placed in a live, tangible setting where real people can come together to champion a real cause. Read More
Writer and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner reveals inside intel on her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s leap to the big screen When it was first published in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, won a legion of diehard female fans who saw some version of themselves in 15-year-old heroine Minnie Goetze. The story pops with the dizzying energy of teenage girlhood, from Minnie’s unabashed horniness and joie de vivre to her bouts of depression and lovelorn misery. Read More
Nada and her family I'm from Benghazi — the largest city in the Cyrenaica region, Libya's second largest city and the former joint capital of the country. Libya is a North African country bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan, Chad, and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres, it is the 17th largest country in the world.The capital, Tripoli, is home to two million of Libya's six million people. Libya has the 10th largest proven oil reserves in the world. Read More
How To Make The Most Delicious Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Frittata Ever Want to get rid of all your leftovers in one delicious meal? You can easily unload your fridge right into a fabulous frittata. Prep Time: 30 minutes Feeds: four to six people Start out with whatever you love to eat with eggs. I like chopped onion, diced zucchini, red bell pepper, and sliced mushrooms. If you want, you can throw veggies like broccoli and cauliflower in the oven with some olive oil, salt, and pepper for 10 minutes. Read More
Sleeping With Other People: Movie Review At Sundance, Leslye Headland, writer/director of Sleeping with Other People, called her new film, “When Harry Met Sally for assholes.” And indeed, the narrative starts with several romantic-comedy staples—there’s an adorably nutty woman, Lainey (Alison Brie), and her smart-ass guy friend, Jake (Jason Sudeikis). They don’t know they’re perfect for each other, even though their friends keep telling them so, and they try to navigate their personal lives against the backdrop of upper-middle-class Manhattan. Read More
10 New Lady-Friendly TV Shows You Need To See This Fall Mean girl sorority sisters, a modern-day superhero, and a crème de menthe–swigging guardian angel are just a few of the characters representing the ladies on the small screen for the 2015-16 TV season. So fire up your DVR or get your streaming sites on lockdown: here are the shows you won’t want to miss.   Girl Code LiveAugust 31, Mondays, 10:30 p.m. (MTV) The late night talk-show landscape is littered with white dudes, but thanks to this new spin-off from MTV, we’re finally getting some ladies in the mix. Read More
SmartGlamour Designs Body-Positive Fashion For Every Woman - At Every Size What’s so cool about up-and-coming clothing line SmartGlamour? For starters, their styles range from sizes XXS to 6X and beyond. The brand custom-makes each of its pieces in New York City for shoppers of all shapes, sizes, ages, and heights, but still manages to keep prices affordable (every item is under $100, and alterations—from hem and sleeve lengths to an entirely custom-sized garment—cost between $5 and $20 per piece). Read More