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There is no denying the lack of people (especially women) of color in art work. White women are aplenty, however – Mona Lisa, the Girl with the Pearl Earring, and The Birth of Venus, to name a few. That lack of diversity needs to change – it's the 21st Century, for crying out loud.  Thankfully, the Art Hoe Collective exists, and their aim is to change art for the better. In an interview with Buzzfeed, co-founder Jam, explains women of color in art are usually hyper-sexualized, "whether it be in music, paintings, photographs. Read More
“In this series you will see one woman, an average young professional, depicted in routine daily situations. The concept of male entitlement is represented by male arms and hands performing a variety of actions that are overwhelming intrusive on her body and her life,” says photographer Allaire Bartell on her photo series, “Boundaries.” In each shocking image, it’s evident that “oppression of women does not just occur in extreme isolated incidents (violent rape and physical abuse) but can also be felt in lesser forms during the day to day. Read More
Punk rock goddess Patti Smith is adapting her 2010 memoir, Just Kids, for Showtime, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The limited series will be co-written and co-produced by Smith and Penny Dreadful creator John Logan.  A National Book Award winner for nonfiction, Just Kids is a moving reflection on Smith’s life as an artist in New York during the 60s and 70s, as well as her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. If you haven’t read it, do. If you have, do it again. Read More
It’s not exactly a secret that teen film—and really, the entire film industry—has a major whitewashing problem. Think of the protagonist of any popular teen movie: are they white? Almost definitely. Some Tumblr users who are also major Harry Potter nerds decided to combat this representation issue by creating a Harry Potter fanzine, its characters entirely people of color. (After all, the characters’ races are rarely specified in the books.) You can buy it on Etsy, and the results are charming and totally awesome. Check out some of the images below. Read More
Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again. In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.  Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior…. Read More