Hey! So tomorrow, 1 August 2016, is the one year anniversary of a pretty nifty online movement called FemTube. It's a community of online content creators coming together to discuss the challenges and changes in online video. They do a lot of cool stuff, including monthly hosted chats on Twitter, playlists, and a blog, so if … Continue reading How I Make My Videos #YouTubeGirls
Why are female artists always pitted against each other? And how does that intense rivalry affect them (and us)? Join me and Brittany Spanos, Online Producer at Rolling Stone, for a chat about Ultraviolence, Lorde, and the way that our culture deals with innovative women in music.
Well. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? You may have noticed that, apart from video posts, I haven’t been posting to this blog as much as usual. Long story short, it turns out that moving continents took a lot more energy than I’d thought it would. Add to that an almost-complete house renovation, internet cut-outs … Continue reading On Sitcoms, Sexism, and Fractured Ankles
I'm really excited to release into the world a video I've been working on for a while - my review of Lana Del Rey's Paradise EP! After my first ever Record Review, of Del Rey's Born To Die, got such a positive response I decided to review another of her album's. I love Lana's work, partly because it … Continue reading Review: Paradise – Lana Del Rey
So I was going through my spam comments today, and had the usual crop of oddly constructed sentences and vague platitudes about my "content" (hate that word...) when I came across this gem. You see, apparently somebody spamming me was a bit new at this, and so had accidentally put the entire code that they use … Continue reading Someone Failed at Spamming Me (…And It’s Hilarious)
With my Feminist Society co-founder Margaret Smiley at the rally this weekend.Images via Margaret Smiley and iHollaback This weekend I attended the International Anti-Street Harassment Rally in Washington Square Park, New York, right in the middle of my old neighborhood. The event, hosted by non-profit Hollaback!, was the second annual of its kind, and marked … Continue reading I Holla Back!
Russell Brand satirizes news publications in The Trews. Anybody wondering what Russell Brand’s been up to lately need wonder no more. The comedian, actor, and talk show host is usually running between fifty different projects, so for him to go strangely quiet on us should have been a hint that he was cooking something up. Last … Continue reading Are You Watching The Trews?
Aside from the fashion and the selfies, last night the 86th Annual Academy Awards had another theme: heroes. The idea of the Oscars having a single “theme” is awkward enough to begin with - you’d think that it being the biggest night in Hollywood would pretty much cover the USP for the evening. But nonetheless, … Continue reading We Need A (S)hero!
It’s been almost two weeks since Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing, and we’ve seen almost every stage of the media grief cycle. The shock and dismay of the initial discovery, followed by the rushed statements on “influence” and “legacy;” the growing anger at suspected dealers; political campaigns co-opting his death as a case study; and of … Continue reading The Creativity Complex
Recently I’ve been having a strange and worrying recurring thought. I’m listening to my iPod, in a secret bubble of music, and I suddenly realize how much I’m enjoying a particular song. And how applicable it is to my life, right at this very moment. You’ve probably had that thought too. Then a strange thing … Continue reading Facebook and Self-Governance