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Photographed By Danielle St. Laurent   Just Putting It Out There RISING COMEDY STAR APARNA NANCHERLA GETS THE LAST LAUGHAparna Nancherla used to open her sets by saying, “It’s OK, I’m surprised I’m a comedian, too.” It was a joke meant to dispel the audience’s discomfort with seeing an Indian-American woman holding a microphone. But for those of us who have been waiting our whole lives to see someone who looked like us do standup, the joke sounded like something else: a great big glass ceiling shattering to...
Have you ever had the desire to contour your vag? Douse it in shimmering bronzer? No? TBH, me neither. Something tells me that putting makeup anywhere near my treasure trove is far from healthy. But, if you have had that desire, hear ye, hear ye, it's your lucky day! Popular lingerie and sex toy brand, Ann Summers, announced on social media that they'll be live-streaming a “vontouring” tutorial video on Facebook.  The initial tweet was not well-received. Though some responses were comedic, the majority of Ann...
As with many instances this week at the DNC, Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was a historic moment for our country. As the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party in the U.S., Clinton has quite the battle ahead of her. She has a lot of work to do to win the votes and trust of Bernie supporters and undecided voters; and as she herself says, she is not as charming as her husband or as captivating of a speaker as...
  While not a common name in Hollywood, Yim Soon-rye (or Soon-rye Yim) is a director from Incheon, South Korea. She is one of the few female filmmakers to be considered part of the Korean New Wave Cinema, along with directors like Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) and Park Chan-wook (Oldboy). The Korean New Wave is made up of a generation of Korean directors who came of age as the newly democratic South Korea started to bloom culturally and artistically. Yim studied English Literature at Hanyang University, earning her...
In the fall of 1994, I was a new mom, a new wife, and a faithful fanatic of the brand new sitcom, Friends. I looked forward to Thursday night TV all week. I had just turned 21, and after a full day of changing diapers, watching Barney, and reading Shakespeare, I would glue myself to my grandma’s hand-me-down console TV in our first apartment and pretend I was carefree again. I imagined myself, along with my own friends, living it up in Manhattan, drinking from...