BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 11, 2014
For my first poetry show ever, one of my best friends offered to bake a super simple shortbread cookie for the audience. I was so nervous, but it was the perfect thing to add a calming and almost familial atmosphere. I endlessly appreciate this gesture because, since then, I have made ALL THE COOKIES! This recipe combines two of my favorite things, tea and baking.
I hear time and time again that baking is a very exact science and that straying from the ... Read More
on Aug 20, 2014
One look at this fully-restored and ridiculously cool vintage Airstream and I’m instantly brought back to memories of watching The Long, Long Trailer, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when I was a young girl with my mom. This film lent itself to many a daydream about road-tripping on the open road with only a tricked out Airstream, some great tunes and my bare essentials by my side. Even from my childhood bedroom, I could just taste the pork and ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 13, 2014
This one's for all my young chickies starting high school in September.
I don’t remember the exact moment that I officially identified myself as a feminist. I feel like I’ve always been one, but it wasn't until sometime in my early teenage years that I started to use the actual F-word. But even when I finally had a word for it, I still thought I was one of the only feminists in town. I had no clue that there was a whole bunch of girls my age, in my ... Read More
Kim Shattuck, guitarist of The Muffs, had missed her band. She had been playing with the LA-based punk rock group since their formation in 1991 and up until they decided to take a break after their fifth record in 2004. About a decade later, she paid a visit to her mother’s house, where a number of previous Muffs songs were written, to see if the environment sparked any new inspiration. Shattuck came up with an album’s worth of all new material and ... Read More
on Aug 01, 2014
There is no certification required for becoming a Youtube “beauty guru.” It’s fine when young beauty aficionados share tips on clothing, confidence and how to apply makeup, but they embark on shaky territory when they start pretending to be dermatologists.
Whether it’s an urban myth like using toothpaste as a spot treatment, or rubbing half a lemon covered in sugar directly on your face, don’t trust advice from anyone who ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 31, 2014
It has been confirmed: menstrual blood is just as magical as you thought. Thanks to this VICE article, you have one more use for your evicted uterine lining (other than cool art) - plant fertilizer! Menstrual blood works to fertilize soil because it “contains three primary plant macronutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium”; those with green thumbs and a period can now save a few bucks with their blood-water solution instead of dropping tons ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 25, 2014
I love New York. I’ve lived here my whole life, and wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything. That being said, there’s a lot about growing up in a big city, especially for a young woman, that’s not so great. I’m thinking particularly of street harassment—it’s something that I, along with countless others around the world, have had to deal with almost every day from a very young age.
Some of my friends yell ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 23, 2014
Fawny Phillips is a paragon of the Hobby Lobby employee. She crafts like no other and is using her skills to compensate for the corporation’s recently awarded freedom to enforce its religion on its employees. In “Hobby Lobby Employee Tutorial #1: DIY Birth Control,” she reminds us that, even without insured birth control, we can still get great contraceptives without breaking the bank!
Take, for instance, her crocheted condoms and ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jul 17, 2014
Both of my parents are florists, so I'm no stranger to the flower crown trend. However, I've gotten a little sick of the silk roses on a thin piece of elastic style of crown that I see a lot at Urban Outfitters (not to mention the $30 price tag). So when my friend Rebekah posted a crown made with felt on her blog, I was suddenly totally inspired to make my own felt flowers and put together a flower crown.
For this project you'll need a few sheets of felt, ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
Have you ever mixed up your boring bag with someone else’s identical boring bag? If you have, you know what a pain in the ass that is. Or maybe in school, you'll see someone with a familiar backpack and call out to them or wave, only to realize it wasn’t who you thought it was, rather someone with the same bag? How embarrassing! Well, something you may have never realized is that there’s a simple, stylish solution - buttons!
I love buttons for ... Read More