BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 10, 2012
I am often baffled when I am asked, “How is it that you can be a feminist and be interested in fashion?” To that I respond, “How can I not be one?”
Many people think of fashion as trivial. At times, I, too, become frustrated when I read magazines telling me how I NEED to dress if I want to be considered stylish--- I find that writing style too narrow. But still, fashion isn’t trivial at all.
Fashion isn’t just about the visceral ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jun 28, 2012
My inner Harriet the Spy came in handy when I was on the bus a couple of days ago, eavesdropping on a conversation between two elderly women (yeah, I know, I’m really that cool!) talking about a new exhibit that opened at the New York Public Library called “Lunch Hour NYC.” After a couple of minutes of listening to the women reminisce about how cheap food used to be “back in the golden days” when they’d hangout at diners with ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Mar 22, 2012
I'm not a body-piercing fanatic, but I did get my nose pierced just before graduating from college, where I met and admired many hippies. Some of them had their noses pierced, and it looked beautiful on them, so I wanted to hop on the bandwagon.
(An example of the aforementioned foxy hippies)
All this got me wondering how hippies latched on to nose piercing, and I started doing some heavy Googling. ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Mar 07, 2012
It’s no secret that women are generally underrepresented in mainstream literature. But now, thanks to the fantastic site History of Nordic Women’s Literature, 1000 years worth of – you guessed it – Nordic women’s literary history is available at the touch of a button.
The site, which was a joint project between the Danish Center for Information on Gender, Equality, and Ethnicity and the Swedish National Resource Library for ... Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on Nov 14, 2011
As Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar opens with Leonardo DiCaprio's narration, I gulp. Uh oh, Leo with an accent? This can't be good. But boy oh boy did he prove me wrong. Growing Pains star no more, DiCaprio nailed it this time, proving his absolute brilliance as an actor. Man, I feel old.
While in the 30's and 40's J. Edgar Hoover, first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, may have appeared a badass figure to young boys looking for a hero to emulate on ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Aug 24, 2011
A young American woman strolls down a side street of Florence, Italy. Along the way men jeer at her, shouting crude complements in the hopes of catching her eye for just a moment. She is unfazed outwardly, her scarf a protective shield from their world as she continues on her way. Although this image is from 1951, it could easily have happened today. When I first saw this picture I empathized completely with the woman, and not only because ... Read More
BY niesha sharay
on Aug 19, 2011
Ever wonder how the women of yesterday got it on, on their own? Now there’s a museum solely dedicated to just that. Babeland, everyone’s favorite adult toy shop, has created their very own vintage vibrator museum. Rachel Venning, Co-founder of Babeland, got the idea to start the museum after discovering vintage vibrators while flea market shopping. Now her discoveries and more, are apart of a fully documented and exhibited online collection. ... Read More
BY emily dirienzo
on Aug 23, 2010
To break up the monotony of life inside my own brain, I’ve enlisted a group of close friends to update me on the world outside of kittens, cupcakes and 18th Century British literature. This morning my friend Cristina hipped me to the epistolary diamond in the rough, Letters of Note, a blog-style archive of funny, famous or otherwise entertaining letters “deserving of a wider audience”. Such letters of correspondence include ... Read More