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Last week we published a post about TED's ban on abortion as a topic at TED events, including TEDWomen, where Jessica Valenti's article from The Nation was referenced and discussed. Since her article was full of goodies to really think about, we're taking a deeper look at the piece in this post.  TED Talks were first introduced to me by a college professor, and they have since provided some of my most well-spent viewing time on the internet. Spanning a ... Read More
    Are you coupled up? Single and ready to mingle? Don't give a rat's ass either way? Whatever you are, today's the perfect day to trot out some lovey-dovey jams.  We rounded up some of our favorite love songs, just 'cause we love you. Give 'em a spin below! Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire" "Ring of Fire" was born out of my all-time favorite real life love story: the relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter. She wrote the song when ... Read More
The self-taught photographer Danny Evans is fascinated by the ways in which celebrities are photoshopped and airbrushed onto billboards and magazine covers. In an attempt to subvert the image of the affluent, picture perfect star, he photoshops images of celebrities, reimagining them the average American citizen. In his words, his “make-unders” reveal “what’s left after Hollywood has been scrubbed off,” positioning pop culture icons ... Read More
  At the presentation of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award to the iconic Catharine MacKinnon, a woman asked the following question: I worry about the future generation of feminists; should they really be watching Beyoncé suggestively dancing? MacKinnon gracefully responded that feminist pop culture must evolve as the patriarchy adapts, and that’s the kind of work Beyoncé engages in. The singer’s achievements and ... Read More
Right now, it feels like we're in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland: last night we were hit with a megaton of Beyoncé, and now we're all scrounging around in the rubble, trying to figure out where our lives could possibly go from here.  This morning, in the glorious, glorious wreckage, I unearthed one particularly dazzling gem: the spoken word verse on the track "***Flawless" comes from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk: "We ... Read More
What did you do last night? Did you go to bed early? That's cute. While you were sleeping, Beyoncé dropped a new album on all of our heads, complete with 17 music videos and a song "featuring Blue Ivy," thus eliminating the need for Christmas this year and forever, because now we have a new holiday on December 13, and it's called Beyuletide.  Her fifth LP is titled Beyoncé, which of course, because why would you call an album anything else ... Read More
GUYS. Drop what you’re doing immediately and get your notebooks ready: Flavorwire has complied a list of etiquette tips from ten pop culture icons, so we can all finally learn how to be ~real~ people! Below, we have provided some of the extra helpful guidelines, so that next time you go out in public, you can wow the world.  1. In New York Magazine’s Urban Etiquette Handbook, Tobias Fünke David Cross gives his number one rule about talking ... Read More
  Many women suffering from breast cancer face the possibility of a double mastectomy, a surgical procedure in which the breasts are partially or completely removed. In addition to the pain and fear of undergoing a major surgery, some women express feelings of grief over the loss of their breasts. For this reason, this beautiful dance, performed by a woman and her team of doctors, is an especially moving affirmation of the resilience of the female-- and ... Read More
Beyoncé posted a new video on her Tumblr dedicated to her tour photographer, Yosra El-Essawy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Raised in London, Yosra moved to New York in 2006 and ended up as one of Beyoncé's photographers on her 2013 Mrs. Carter World Tour.  Starting off as a casual bystander who was the only one with a camera at a friend's wedding, Yosra has traveled all over the world photographing people ... Read More
Get ready to let the awwww’s flow because this tiny human is truly adorable! Last Friday, October 4th, dance teacher Tianne King and her daughter Heaven (such an appropriate name!) showcased their dance moves on The Ellen Show. The two became internet-famous back in May of this year when Tianne uploaded to YouTube a video of the duo dancing to Beyoncé’s “End of Time.” Here’s the original video of the two: At the time of ... Read More
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