Hoping to illuminate the disparity of women to men in the film industry, the Women's Media Center is sending girl journalists to this year's Sundance FIlm Festival in Park City, UT to report, blog, and tweet about the festival's women filmmakers and the state of women in film. This year, Sundance is showcasing 24 feature films and 25 short films by women. While this may seem like a lot, in the top 250 films of 2009, only 16% had females in leadership roles like ... Read More
Celebrate the style of the Top Emerging Talent in Today’s Fashion at the 2011 Fashion Front Awards! Next Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 9:00pm, The Lawrence Blake Group, RAWHOUSE Magazine, Mreeuh Chang & Inocente Tequila will be celebrating a year of groundbreaking design and creation! Now in its third annual year, The Fashion Front Awards works to recognize some of the most talented in the industry. This season promises to award designers who take risks ... Read More
  On first glance, the art of Jessica Harrison may appear to fit in with any number of sweet miniatures- perhaps you’ll see a tiny, plush chair, old-fashioned baby carriage, or waltzing lady. On closer inspection, we see a thick red tongue protruding from the pram, the fleshy chair sprouting hair, and the lady holding her brain in her hands. Like a good Victorian ghost story (or one by those more modern masters, Angela Carter or Kelly Link), Harrison ... Read More
This weekend I went to a refresher breast exam workshop. A woman with actual medical credentials took out her breasts and demonstrated the correct way to exam them. I was taught this when I was in high school, but to my surprise, after being in this workshop, I realized I’ve been doing it all wrong. Maybe it was because this time I was shown on an actual person, not on an inanimate object. I realized in this workshop (which was part of the Quorum Forum which ... Read More
In totally adorable news, the next Muppet movie (set for release in February 2012) will see a totally different side to everyone's favorite muppets—Animal's in an anger-management clinic, Fozzie's started a tribute band—including Miss Piggy, who will, in Muppet world, be the new plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris. I can only hope the film with feature a fashion spread with Miss Piggy as the model—she's looking pretty cozy with Marc Jacobs ... Read More
Filmmakers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski made a documentary about heavy metal legend and lead singer of Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister, and if you are like me and like the heavy stuff, you have to check it out. It’s called Lemmy: 49% Mother F**cker. 51% Son of a B*tch and it’s a candid portrait of a true original. This guy lives an unapologetically hard rock lifestyle, and the film includes some great footage of his earlier bands including the wonderfully ... Read More
“Hey baby, what’s your sign?” The answer to that question apparently just got a little bit more complicated.  Yesterday, FaceBook and Twitter feeds exploded with status updates along the lines of, “Wow! I’m actually a Leo! That makes SO MUCH SENSE!”, “There is just no way! I am such a Libra, how can I be a Virgo now?”, and, of course, “WTFBBQ IS AN OPHIUCHUS?!”  Most of the commotion stems from a ... Read More
Beth Ditto, Bust cover-girl, front-woman for The Gossip, and overall feminist badass, has released a four-track solo EP with Simian Mobile Disco. After breaking virtually all the rules of the music industry, she has out-done herself again by proving she can successfully make it on her own. The full self-titled EP, released by label Deconstruction Records can be bought as a digital download or a physical 12" vinyl at Beatport, an online music store. A  full-length ... Read More
Watch fashion inspiration Ilona Royce Smithkin in fab fashion blog Advanced Style's new video. Ilona, 90, who favors bold, bright colors, geometric shapes, skilled layering, and self made feather eyelashes, gives some sartorial advice we could all stand to hear: in these capsule collection and it-bag obsessed times, we often forget that fashion is really about how regular people put their clothes on every day- often far more inspiring than an army of models ... Read More
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning of the death of Trish Keenan, of the UK band Broadcast. Their label, Warp Records, released this statement today:  “It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family ... Read More
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