Portrait of Hartigan, photo by Cecil Beaton This December 1st-6th, during Art Basel in Miami, the X Contemporary Art Fair is exhibiting some of the later works of Grace Hartigan, a celebrated Abstract Expressionist from the New York School in the mid-20th century. The collection, assembled by Hartigan’s former art dealer, the late Beatrice Perry, and curated by Michael Klein, is comprised of some of Hartigan’s works from 1960 through 1965. Hartigan was quite often the only woman in a sea of well-recognized male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Read More
Ok, so there are tons of reason to head to the BUST Christmas Craftacular in Bethnal Green, east London, this Sunday. There are 80 stalls of amazing handmade wares (see all the vendors here); you can do lots of workshops for free or much cheaper than usual (check them out here); there will be lunch, cake and beer by the brilliant King's Cross venue Drink, Shop & Do, plus a pop-up bar by Hot Booze, selling, you guessed it yummy hot booze. And there will be music! And now here are 12 more reasons to get yourself down to historic York Hall. Read More
  Here's your chance to get in bed with Sin in Linen! Feathers will float seductively around you with this brand new Pillow Fight bedding design. Adding playfulness to your bedroom, this soft pattern comes in soft tones to mirror the feathers surrounding flirtatious pinup girls. With artwork by the Japanese artist, Lady Weird, these sheets will remind you that your bed can be used for activities other than sleep. Sin in Linen has been providing soft goods with hardcore style since 2004. They love helping you find housewares as unique as you are. Read More
  Hey, did you know it's International Men's Day today?  Your optimism is cute, dear reader, but no--International Men's Day is not a day when we get to sit on satin pillows, eat cupcakes, and discuss the atrocities men have wreaked upon our lives. It's not a day where we sit around objectifying them, either.  International Men's Day is actually a bonafide day to celebrate men. Read More
Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller is apparently still around and as much filled with assholery as it has ever been. Displaying an unearthly amount of misogynistic racism, they reached a new low yesterday with a slideshow entitled “13 Syrian Refugees We’d Take Immediately.” Republicans have finally revealed what it would take for them to allow refugees into the Land of the Free – some really nice boobage. Read More
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A MemoirBy Carrie Brownstein(Riverhead Books) The ’90s were an exciting time for feminism as the riot grrrl movement gave women a voice, both musically and politically. Among the bands of that era with the most staying power was Sleater-Kinney, a group whose skill and inventiveness earned them a devoted following for more than a decade. Read More
Deap Vally is an LA-based rock duo made up of guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Troy and drummer and vocalist Julie Edwards. The duo formed in 2011, after the two women met at a crochet class, which is a totally rad band meet-cute. Deap Vally has been describes as "a scuzzy White Stripes-meets Led Zeppelin rock and roll duo."  Earlier this month, Troy and Edwards released a video for their newest song "Royal Jelly," featuring supermodel and fellow musician Georgia May Jagger. We have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the live performance here. Read More
Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson are going to teach us How To Be Single in February 2016 with this new flick about living the single-gal life in New York City. The film also stars Alison Brie and Leslie Mann, and is centered around living life while unattached. From hooking up to texting with emojis the plot looks like it centers around Alice (Johnson) in post-breakup mode, with Robin (Wilson) educating her friend in the art of being single.  *Pause to rock out to "Boys Wanna Be Her," by Peaches. Read More
  Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced that the face of the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton, will be replaced by a woman - in 2020. But we can’t wait five years to see who it is. We’ve joined the movie Suffragette’s #Suffragette19 initiative to ask you who you’d like to see on the $10 bill. Choose from these 10 American suffragettes below, or add your own in the comments! Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) Born a slave, Truth spent her life working to advance the rights of African Americans and women. Read More
Whenever I think about Tinder, I just think about a bunch of shirtless goblins whose frothy slobber is dripping all over their glass keypads. I guess it’s more or less universal knowledge that Tinder is a man’s world. So it’s no surprise that the CEOs and co-founders of the app are seething misogynists, probably crazed by money, Monster energy drinks, and women. The company got some flack last summer when a co-founder sexually harassed his ex-girlfriend and former Tinder vice-president. Read More