BY Ellyn Kail
on Dec 04, 2013
The photographer Lauren Poor can rarely be contained by the medium of photography; she builds monuments to fairy worlds, and she’s even turned her own apartment into a magical universe all its own. In her recent series Shrines, she examines the intersection of photography and fantasy, reconstructing visions from her own childhood dreams. Through the use of painting, dolls, and costuming, Poor is able to transcend the photographic and enter into a realm of girlhood imagination. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 03, 2013
Since a study came out about the long term effects of high heels on women's health, I’ve noticed a slew of essays, blog posts, and editorials on the cultural implications of what we choose to put on our feet. After scouring the web for insights, it’s hard to determine exactly how women feel about high heels.
Buzzfeed reports that shoes were used to “immobilize women” starting in Imperial China and the Middle Ages. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Aug 19, 2013
Remember books? Before I developed a crippling internet addiction, I was an avid book reader. My trips to Barnes and Nobles actually involved me purchasing something other than a Hazelnut macchiato. It was a magical time.
Most of all because with each page I'd find literary heroines to look up to, sisters that were bold and intriguing. They had their faults and flaws, but if it didn't make them more relatable, it at least made for good story-telling. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 23, 2012
If you own a computer with an Internet connection (as we assume you do, since you are, in fact, reading this blog) you are aware that today marks the birth and death of William Shakespeare. In honor of the birth of the Bard, here are five movies that take a page from his book.
1. 10 Things I Hate About YouBased on: The Taming of the Shrew
Julia Stiles was my alt-girl icon in this 1999 film. And the scene where Heath Ledger serenades the football stadium? Nine-year-old me was in Swoonsville, USA.
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BY Alison Berry
on Jul 07, 2010
Having BS’d my way through many a close-reading paper in my college Shakespeare class, I know that some, not all, but of Shakespeare’s more well know female characters are complete pushovers. (At least in modern terms.)
She loses a handkerchief, Othello gets crazy jealous, and they both end up dead in the end, she being murdered and he by offing himself. Urgh, most frustrating thing to read ever!
Granted, the plays were written in a completely different time, when women were expected to be subservient...but still. Read More