Imagine being sealed with your lover in a plastic bag, unable to breathe, your fleshy bodies pushing against each other, breaking the boundaries of the self. For the Japanese artist Photographer Hal, a mundane household item—a vacuum-sealable futon container—can visually bring to life the invisible emotional currents of love-making and sexual intimacy. He seeks out intriguing couples in bars, inviting them to sit for him in the nude; he then vacuum ... Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Apr 14, 2014
My day was just ruined by a little viral video about men learning the science of seducing women. This video isn’t about how to get to know women, or listen to what they want or need, it's about straight up TRICKING THEM INTO BEING SEXUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DEPENDENT ON YOU. Gosh, I know that sounds like the perfect relationship for every woman everywhere!
I especially love that the video credits women’s super basic DNA and uncontrollable primal ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on Apr 12, 2014
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the mysterious and curious nature of feminist dating. No matter what gender you identify with, dating is complicated enough. Either in a long-term relationship or casually using Tinder, it can be hard to remain true to who you are. If we add the complicated issue of “How do I date when I’m a feminist and I’m trying to save the world?”, it can prove to be quite a challenge!
Let’s break it ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Mar 21, 2014
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps Sr., died of natural causes at 84-years-old on Wednesday, March 19th. Phelps and his small Topeka, Kansas-based congregation, which is largely comprised of his own extended family members, is best known for leading repugnant anti-gay protests at public events such as funerals of AIDS victims and deceased members of the armed forces. The church was founded in the 1950's and has been spewing nonsense for way ... Read More
Meet Douglas, a beautiful growing African hippopotamus. He was found abandoned at two weeks old by rescuers with Conservation Lower Zambezi, and he now lives at Chipembele Wildlife Rescue in hopes of growing up safely and learning how to be a wild hippo. Douglas’s hobbies include swimming, splashing, strolling waterside, and sipping from a baby bottle. Oh, and playing with his two best friends, little doggies Molly and Coco. The rambunctious pair of ... Read More
The student artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi of Musashino Art University in Japan recently unveiled a gorgeous series of portraits of X-Ray and CT images of embracing couples. One might expect images devoid of flesh, readable facial expressions, and color to read as clinical and sterile, but the photographs are strikingly human: “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter. But these couples’ portraits ... Read More
Imagine a place where cats roam free, where felines own the land. That place is a real island off the beautiful coast of Fukuoka, Japan. We've told you about this before, but it's been getting a lot of attention lately, and it's just so great, we needed to post an update. Often referred to simply as “Cat Heaven,” the island drew the affections of the photographer Fubirai, who chose to photograph the cats over five years. His photographic ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 11, 2013
As part of (Queen) Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" series, RuPaul dished on the ins and outs of his drag career. "If I never did drag again, honestly, I wouldn't care!" he says. "The only time you will ever see me in drag is when I'm what? Getting paid." Let me be the first to say thank you to whoever has been paying him, then. Where would we be without RuPaul?!
He also touched on his 19-year relationship with his partner, Georges. And yes, he totally gets that ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 08, 2013
Claire Meyer and Alan Linic have been dating for eight-ish months. Like any couple, their relationships has its ups and downs. Unlike any couple, every "fight," from minor spat to all-out war, is documented on their Twitter account: We Fought About. The updates come roughly every other day, with a general balance between the aggressor and the offended. According to an interview with The Cut, no fight goes undocumented, regardless of content or severity.
My ... Read More
Homeland's Carrie Mathison
TIME’s Eliana Dockterman has something to say about the seemingly empowered and independent female television characters in her essay “TV’s Strongest Female Characters Share One Stupid Flaw.”
While applauding the increased presence of female “DC fixers, CIA operatives, [and] revenge-seeking killers” in shows like Scandal, Homeland, and Revenge, Dockterman sees a pattern: each of the ... Read More