Our own Lisa Hix has graciously shared this blog with us that she has posted over at CollectorsWeekly.com. Enjoy!
Our Bodies, Our Stilettos
By Lisa Hix (Copyright Collectors Weekly 2010)
A writer explains the reasons behind her love-hate relationship with high heels.
Behold the power of the stiletto heel. Despite all the advances women have made, it’s one fetish we can’t seem to escape, a paradox epitomized by “Sex and the City. Read More
It’s official! If you want to know what’s going down in the world of movies, music and TV, you better get your little tushes out there and grab our Aug/Sept Fall Preview issue, ‘cause it’s totally hitting newsstands today!
Here is just a brief glimpse into what kind of brainfood is in store:-- Want to stop paying $20 or more just for a fix of your frontal fringe? Yeah, me too. We’ve got a bang trimmin’ tutorial just for you.-- Ever wanted to audition for a reality show? You might not want to after you read our article from Ann Hirsch. Read More
From it's origins to it's core, Comicon's heart lies in the attendance and participation of the teenagers. Technologies have provided them with the ability to find interests beyond what is readily available to them in mainstream American media. In replacement of sagas such as Twilight they have sought out more sophisticated supernatural tales from Japan like Bleach, Death Note, and Hellsing. After spending an afternoon with them, I wished I was a teenager again, even after considering all the angst and awkwardness I'd have to live through. Read More
on Jul 27, 2010
Head out to the West Village to P.J.S. Exhibitions to support female tattoo artist, Stephanie Tamez!
Stephanie Tamez is a Brooklyn based tattoo artist from Brooklyn Adorned. As a female artist, Tamez gives her male counterparts serious competition with her eye for detail and knack for color. Her paintings are like bright lights against nebulous backdrops. Read More
(Or, alternatively, MY Personal (Brief) Ode to (and Mental Debate Over) Christina Hendricks)
Since my little ol’ post pertaining to Christina Hendricks seemed to cause a bit of a stir yesterday, I thought I’d share this newly posted BBC article with everyone. Many of the concerns that were voiced yesterday have also appeared in this article as well!
(Note: The following are my thoughts on bodies and such at this current moment in time. Read More
BY Erin Wengrovius
on Jul 27, 2010
Poor MIA, everyone on the interwebs seems to be bashing her performance last Saturday during the Hard NYC Fest on Governors Island. Read here and here. What went wrong? I’ll tell you what went wrong…two words: Heat Exhaustion. I was one of the thousands that day who left before she sang her second song… but I didn’t think she was all that bad. Read More
BY Web Intern
on Jul 27, 2010
The Colour of Beauty is a short documentary that follows aspiring model, Renee Thompson, as she attempts to take on New York City's fashion industry. The video uncovers that the fashion industry still lacks true diversity. Designers and casting agents still believe that black women won't sell magazines, products or clothing.
From casting calls where black models are told not to even bother to the horrendous scrutinization of their slightly wider hips or noses, this film exposes the underbelly of the discouraging industry that we buy into every single day. Literally. Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Jul 26, 2010
When I heard that Bangs and The Need (two well-loved punk bands from the Olympia, Washington area) were reuniting to play a few shows as a benefit for a friend who had fallen ill, I bought my ticket right away. Too bad I live in New York and while a $15 concert ticket was no problem, the $400 plane ticket to Portland was a little harder to swing. Luckily our writer Elisabeth Wilson lives there and was able to go on our behalf. Here's what she had to say about her experience at the last night of the bands' three show nova.
Things got pretty exciting here in Portland last Friday night. Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 26, 2010
Chelsea Baker, a 13-year-old Floridian, has beat the boys with her killer 65 mph knuckle ball. Being the only girl on a boys-only sports team can't be easy but Baker certainly makes it look that way. Her team has been undefeated the past four seasons, due to her perfect pitch (2 of her games were actually perfect, striking out every batter). You go, girl! However, I'm not surprised that she kicks ass at baseball, only that she has managed to make it this far. Read More
A fatwa (basically a Muslim ruling by a religious official, not necessarily a grand scheme death threat ala Salman Rushdie) has been issued by an important Saudi cleric that says that women may respect declarations in certain countries (ahem, France) that forbid the wearing of the niqab or burqa. Sheikh Aed al-Qarni has said that it is “illogical and unreasonable” for the French government to be going through with this basic removal of religious freedom since it is a secular state that claims to secure such a thing. Read More