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In August of 2006, a group of African American lesbian women went out for a night on the town in NYC's Greenwich Village area, a well-known historical landmark and haven for the LGBTQ community... or so these women thought. Proud spirits quickly vanished after an instance of homophobic street harassment was initiated by an older man. The threats quickly escalated, resulting in the attempted strangling of two women and then the stabbing of the perpetrator. Although this attack was a glaring moment of self-defense, the...
L.A. artist Amanda Winter combines graphic design, clay, and fabric to craft cute home wares.  In her Etsy shop Clay & Fabric, Amanda demonstrates her passion for design through her handmade goods.  From wall hangings that incorporate woven backgrounds with ceramic pieces, to handcrafted bowls that are both functional and whimsical, Amanda’s art is certain to add to any home’s beauty. Read on for more on Clay & Fabric! Tell us about yourself! I like to call myself a clay and fabric artist.   They are my...
Next March, no other than the world’s favorite Icelandic singer/film star/artist/Renaissance woman will be featured in a full-scale retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.   As the MoMa announced today, Björk’s career will be the focus of this exhibit, which will take place from March 7, 2015 until June 7, 2015 - mark your calendars now! Since 1993, Björk has been defying industry standards - most notably with her second studio album, Debut, which helped her break onto the international music scene with singles like “Human...
We interviewed Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, the writer/director of Obvious Child, a film about much more than abortion stigma. This new modern-day, feminist flick not only reconstitutes the traditional rom-com, but its underrated content has also sparked the kind of movement and dialogue we've all been waiting for.  If you haven't seen the film, there ARE spoilers in this interview, so beware. Otherwise, ENJOY!  I have to be honest, when I went to see the film I thought it was going to be a story about abortion, but really that...
“Gertrude Stein Saints!” opens with the entrance of a young man, seemingly overwhelmed by the unfamiliarity of the world he encounters as he walks onstage.  As he begins the opening number, he seems almost to be a part of the audience—he appears as surprised by each new note as we are, as if every movement is a fresh experience.  This almost childlike sense of newness lasts throughout the whole show, which, though its words are made up entirely by the poetry of Gertrude Stein (namely her...