on Jun 11, 2014
“My aspiration in life, is to be happy” begins Beyoncé’s song “Pretty Hurts” off her album BEYONCÉ. Apparently her aspiration is to make quite a lot of other people happy as well.
On June 3rd CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Beyoncé Knowles-Carter presented a $125,0000 donation to Embrace Innovations to provide 320 Embrace infant warmers to 100 rural health facilities in 11 Millennium Village sites across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia). Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jun 02, 2014
Celebrities. We know 'em, we love 'em, and there are a select few that never fail to inspire us. As such, it's all the more exciting when we find out two of our favorite ladies see in each other what we see in them. What could be better than two of your personal heroines swapping clothes, sipping beers, and collaborating? These are the friendships we can't get enough of:
1. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, co-stars and creators; comediennes extraordinaire. First thing's first: if you're not watching Broad City, you're making a huge mistake. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on May 30, 2014
The so-called feminist magazine, Playboy, recently published an article written by a dude who argued that Neko Case is, “too smart—and frankly too old—to be one of those shiny young pop starlets who sing about love with superficial life-or-death stakes."
Earth to everyone; she is not a commercial pop star. So, why compare her to the likes of Katy Perry or Beyoncé?
The problem with the article is that it places women into one generalized category. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 21, 2014
Beyoncé is the definition of famous. She's loved and praised by pretty much everyone that walks the earth--well, that assuming The Beygency captures all the haters.
And except for a recent incident involving her sister Solange and Jay Z, Queen B. has managed to keep her personal life out of the papers. In fact, she always seems to beat the paparazzi to the punch by either releasing a public statement, or spontaneously making a documentary about herself.
Beyoncé's rabid fans revere her for her astounding singing/performing, her poise, and her ridiculous good looks. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on May 10, 2014
This glorious project was created by Shurong Diao, a graphic designer and soon to be graduate of School of Visual Arts. She created her Hair Alphabet in a senior portfolio class taught by Ji Lee.
Diao cited Chinese calligraphy as an inspiration for her Hair Alphabet saying, “I want to build a connection between Chinese characters and the Roman alphabet by using different forms of long black hair, just like putting ink on rice paper to draw Chinese Characters”. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on May 08, 2014
I’ve seen bell hooks speak a few times at my university, and every time, I’ve cried. For the uninitiated, hooks is the activist and author responsible for such eloquent, world-rocking works as Ain't I A Woman? and Feminism is for Everybody. However, yesterday, during her panel discussion with Janet Mock, Shola Lynch, and Marci Blackman (titled “Are You Still a Slave?”), hooks shocked everyone in the room by criticizing Beyoncè.
To be fair, I’ve also cried a lot to Beyoncè. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on May 08, 2014
Ultra-fab fashion blogger Gabifresh has made her own rendition of Bey’s “Flawless” (featuring Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster) — and the new video is an ode to body positivity. Though "Flawless" is already an anthem of self-love, Bey's original visual accompaniment doesn't exactly explore a gamut of lovable bodies.
This is where Gabifresh comes in. Her project's hashtag says it all: #everyBODYisflawless. The three featured dancers in her re-appropriation look fierce; their dancing is on point. Read More
Identifying as a feminist is a profoundly personal decision, colored by the nuances of our own experiences. In The Feminine Mystique, the great Betty Friedan suggested that for feminists, the personal is the political, that our private thoughts and desires necessitate public action. Because of the intimate nature of the movement, it’s easy to scrutinize judge other women, but internal strife often stalls social change. Susan B. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Mar 22, 2014
Scott Bradlee and Cristina Gatti came together to totally blow us away with a 1940’s swing cover of Beyonce’s "Drunk in Love". This cover is literally a combo of everything that rules: mega-babe musicians, Beyoncé, and lovely lilting tunes. Gatti’s alto voice is perfectly accentuated by big band jams and, man oh man, does it almost give Bey a run for her money. Can you grain it on that wood, swerve on it and serve all this while doing the jitterbug?
Gatti is seductive and radiates confidence while evoking a 1940s sense of class. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 22, 2014
As Queen Bey takes her rightful place on the Pop Diva Throne, suddenly something happens which reminds us that some of our biggest stars are mere princesses in the face of music history.
The news that Kate Bush will be playing fifteen August dates in London for her first tour in thirty-five years broke the icon's official website. Bush has made only the rarest appearances during these past three decades. The shows will take place at the London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, so you'll have to cross the pond to see her unless you already had plans for a Parks and Rec reenactment tour. Read More