BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Nov 13, 2014
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah…
Let’s go back to a simpler time, shall we? A time when we had all the answers. Why? Because Clarissa gave them to us. Clarissa explained things. Clarissa explained it ALL.
I loved “Clarissa Explains It All.” I loved her enormous headbands. I loved the hubcaps on her wall. I even loved Sam’s ladder that would always hit her window announcing that her best friend wanted to chat. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 23, 2014
Here is a scary statistic: Only 5% of studio films, released in the past five years, have had a female director. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 12, 2014
Remember when Just Kids came out and everyone & their mother was reading it? “So raw,” “#robertmapplethorpe,” etc. The book is, obviously, awesome - Patti Smith is an artistic maven and ETHEREAL GODDESS. Her prose is out of control and totally hinges on those bittersweet moments (that could easily be turned into lyrics. We know what you’re up to, Smith).
"What an honest window into Smith’s life," you might be thinking, "I wish there was more of hers to read. Read More
BY Samantha Vincenty
on Feb 14, 2013
Snuggle up with your boyfriend/girlfriend/”let’s not even put labels on it”-type person and listen to this Spotify mix of romantical indie covers, featuring Bat for Lashes, Florence and the Machine, and She & Him. Alternately, you can listen while standing in the corner and moving your own arms up and down your back so it looks like you’re making out with an invisible. Funny in 8th grade, still hilarious now!*
Find Tobias, and other brilliant Arrested Development Valentines, over at Flavorwire.
*It might be less hilarious now. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 22, 2013
Last week, we were lucky enough to sit down with cartoonist Ellen Lindner, the artist behind the graphic novel Undertow and anthology The Strumpet. During her interview, Lindner named Alison Bechdel, who wrote the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, as someone she admired in the field. If you were intrigued by Lindner’s work, or are interested in finding new graphic memoirs of the type that Bechdel is famous for, check out this article on Flavorwire: “8 Worthy Successors to Alison Bechdel”.
Nicole Georges & Co. Read More
Flavorwire recently ran a piece on “10 Legendary Bad Boys of Literature,” and, as game as I am for any discussion of Lord Byron’s poetry/incestuous affairs/commitment to culturally-appropriated fashion, I couldn’t help but agree with one commenter that the “bad girls” of literature deserved their due-- and are, in fact, even more compelling than their male counterparts. Luckily, Flavorwire editor Judy Berman responded to the call, and compiled a list of ladies who broke rules and wrote game-changing, enduring literature. Read More