Taylor Momsen, 16-year-old anti-role model, apparently has a loud mouth and a BFF vibrator. Not that anyone really cares about celebrities, but we can occasionally learn something from them. In this case, teen sexuality. Specifically, teen girls’ sexuality because most of the world seems to feel that it doesn’t exist, or shouldn’t. Dudes everywhere are jacking off right now (creepy right?) but young ladies everywhere seem to think that ... Read More
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the macabre and UK artist, Jessica Harrison's sculptures and drawings have tugged that heartstring perfectly. There's just something about porcelain statuette of a late Victorian woman delicately holding her own intestines, a skull lined with teeth, or a high backed chair that looks like it's made out of flesh that makes that little dark part of me smile. I hope that it makes you smile in that way too. Check her ... Read More
Betty White just gets cooler every day. I don't think I've been this much in love with a celebrity since Orlando Bloom, circa seventh grade— except Betty is actually awesome! Not only does this "Golden Girl" have a 2011 calendar coming out (featuring her posing with sexy shirtless dudes) but also an expectedly adorable clothing line. Proceeds from both the calendar and clothing line go to the charity she is a trustee of, the Morris Animal Foundation. Check ... Read More

Take THAT Katy Perry

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

I admit to stealing this idea (thank you, Eric), but it's so dead on I had to post. Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" may have gotten 23 million fewer hits on YouTube than Katy Perry's "California Girls," but no CGI gummy bears were injured in the making of this video. I think it makes a way better Song of the Summer. What do you think? [video: ... Read More

Whose Country Is It, Anyway?

BY mikki in Eat Me

I’ve been following No Country for Young Women on Twitter for a while—the account is a great source of news about women with a career focus—information about things like wage gap research, sexual harassment law, and other feministy work issues. The other day I finally decided to check out their website, which turned out to be a multimedia art project of women telling their stories and how they are negotiating the competing demands of their lives. ... Read More
At this week's Converse: Three Artists, One Song show in Brooklyn, there were incredible mash-up performances by Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend, and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. The unlikely combination of sweet ballad singing, rapping, and poppy/punky guitar playing made for an incredible summer song that anyone would love, and should push "California Gurls" out of the water. Don't believe me? Listen to "All Summer" below. You need ... Read More
  Ladies, apparently we’ve been consuming delicious sugary treats without stopping to consider guy's feelings. Even worse, we’ve been tainting them with our cutesy designs and confections. But now thanks to the New York cupcake company Butch Bakery, men can satisfy their sugar tooth without having to jeopardize their masculinity. Owner David Arrick refuses to serve anything that looks remotely like the "frilly, pink-frosted, ... Read More
Did reading last issue's Riot Girl History by Marisa Meltzer make you nostalgic for days of yore? Or maybe you've been reading the Bikini Kill archive, and are suddenly possessed by the desire to share your own feminist punk rock story?  Get our your Sharpie and your camera so you can contribute to "Soul Revolution," a video installation that's being created in conjunction with Girls to the Front, Sarah Marcus's book about her own riot grrrl experience. (Yes, ... Read More

Be a Betty in Betty

BY Lisa in Style

Betty White’s been everywhere lately, and now she can be on your very own chest thanks to a new limited edition line of T-shirts and hoodies featuring the last Golden Girl standing. Don't worry, she sanctioned the use of her mug and a portion of the proceeds even go to the Morris Animal Foundation of which Ms. White is a trustee. And if you're wondering why this gal has the hoodie strings in her ears, it's cause they're machine-washable earbuds (the input ... Read More

Sex in the Stone Age

BY Nissa in Sex

Archaeologists made an interesting find last week. While excavating a site in Sweden, they found what appears to be a penis carved out of antler bone. Researchers are still speculating on the actual function of this phallic object, and possible uses include tool or weapon. However, other objects of phallic nature have been found before and this new find may mean evidence of ancient sex toys used by our ancestors. Photo Credit: Peter ... Read More
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