Twihards are getting a special 10-year anniversary treat from Stephenie Meyer: a gender-swapped version of the original "Twilight" novel. The "Twilight" series, which has sold more than 150 million copies world wide and caused multiple cases of hyperventilation-level fandom, now stars Beau (boy Bella) and Edythe (girl Edward) in Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Meyer told Good Morning America that she rewrote the genders of the characters to challenge the "damsel in distress" assumptions made about Bella's character. Read More
Mount Wellington Observation Center Come for the devils and stay for the desserts in weird, wonderful Tasmania A strange and beautiful island, from which ships chart their course to Antarctica, Tasmania is a part of Australia like no other. Foodies flock to the “Apple Isle” to devour gorgeous produce that adorns the menus of some of Australia’s finest restaurants. Read More
The real Betty Cooper just stood up, and her name is actually Betty Tokar Jankovich.  At 94 years old, she’s the star of “Archie’s Betty,” a new documentary chronicling the journey of one obsessive “Archie” comics fan (Gerald Peary) and one researcher (Shaun Clancy) in their search for the people who inspired the beloved characters. The search for Betty led the intrepid duo straight to Jankovich's home in Edison, New Jersey, where her perspective shed new light on the classic strip and its illustrator, Bob Montana – her former boyfriend. Read More
Dream pop band Correatown is back with a beautiful new music video for their song “True North,” and we couldn’t be more excited to premiere it on  “True North” was shot on Lake Lanier, Georgia during sunset and at the Mayan Ruin Ek Balam in the jungle of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula just after sunrise.  Angela Correa says of the video, “‘True North’ explores themes of steadfastness, celebration and listening for and believing in that quiet elusive voice inside that confirms joy and beauty.“For the video I was hoping to explore adventures big and small. Read More
“Leave her on the hillside to die, she’s only a girl,” the waiters at her father’s restaurant would taunt anytime she cried as a child. Civil rights activist and feminist Grace Lee Boggs recalled these incidents in an interview with Democracy Now, citing them as the first time she realized the world was different for girls and boys. Looking back, she mused that it may have been in jest but, nevertheless, it was these careless statements that made her realize the world needed change. Read More
Laura Little Curated, an art brand designed by photographer and visual artist Laura Little, is re-thinking art and fashion while putting a newfound crackle into the words "pop-up shop." Combining photography and a "love of music while chilling with friends" vibe, Laura Little Curated is energizing New York’s afterwork scene with a realm of ongoing pop-up shops. These hip, afterwork shopping retreats are designed for New Yorkers to mix, mingle, and shop for new and emerging brands. Read More
Recently, Meryl Streep made us all cry when she said that she is not a feminist….no, no, no, not a feminist, but a humanist. Now, we're cringing over photos of Streep and her Suffragette co-stars posing in white t-shirts that read, “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.” While there’s nuance in the sentiment, there’s also something decidedly eerie about seeing an image of a white woman wearing a T-shirt printed with the word “slave. Read More
On Saturday, October 3rd, Amber Rose marched through the streets of Los Angeles on her #SlutWalk - an event that sold out with over six thousand tickets to condemn our culture of slut shaming and victim-blaming.  The event raised more than $55k for the Amber Rose Foundation, a foundation that “is specifically geared towards women empowerment and fighting against victim blaming.” A handful of celebrities donated to the cause, most notably Nicki Minaj, with a quick $5000 donation, and Rose’s manager Nick Cannon, who donated $14,000. Read More
“Went to the bar, ordered a Shirley Temple, pretended to be African” – I read over the caption beside the two images depicting a woman in brightly patterned clothing, and my eyes scanned wildly as I tried to comprehend why the black, smiling face in the photographs was connected to pale, white shoulders.  The original set of Facebook photos, which depict a white woman in blackface, were shared on yoga instructor Freidel Kushman’s personal Facebook page on September 28th. The photos have since been shared over a thousand times and have over seven hundred comments. Read More
Looking to try some alternative healing, but squeamish about acupuncture needles? The ancient Japanese massage technique known as shiatsu is a perfect substitute, since it’s based on the same philosophy and medical theory and you can do it to yourself (sans sharp objects). Shiatsu utilizes the idea of pressure-points that stimulate energy channels in order to promote mental and physical wellbeing. Plus, the positions are so simple they can be performed almost anywhere. Check out these six soothing techniques and sink into a few minutes of pure bliss, free of charge.   1. Read More