Good news if you like video games but hate the patriarchy: video game fans/computer geniuses (nerds?) are reworking video game narratives to up-end the ubiquitous lady-gets-saved-by-a-dude trope in favor of a more egalitarian ending. While on the surface this seems great, it brings up questions of artistic ownership and plagiarism. More
Another day, another rad art project about gender. In an effort to explore the changing dynamics of heterosexual relationships, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte has taken some striking portraits of men in their girlfriends’ clothes. But unlike the makeup project I discussed recently, this project is more about “masculinity” (and what that even means anymore) than the daily performance expectations placed upon feminized bodies. Writes Uriarte: More
New York’s most sophisticated budget accessory will stop existing tomorrow. More
Sexting might just be the great artistic medium of our time. Simultaneously intimate and cold, those pixel-wrought nudes will be all that’s left of human civilization when we’ve finally nuked each other to oblivion. More
Bea Arthur was a pretty cool lady. She played one of TV’s first feminist characters on All In The Family, and of course, she captured our hearts as Dorothy Zbornak on Golden Girls. She was also pretty foxy. Hence, it stands to reason that when an iconic painting of not only Bea Arthur, but Bea Arthur topless goes up for auction, the bidding war would be high stakes and fierce. More
Chris Brown has a monster mural outside his home that is terrifying children. This, I suppose, will come as a surprise to people who thought that Chris Brown would be an excellent and gracious neighbor. You thought wrong. More
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Have you ever wondered what your favorite Disney princess would look like as a sloth? What a silly question. Of course you have. As some of the cutest and sleepiest beings that evolution’s ever brought us, they are bound to occupy your thoughts quite often. Plus, if you think about it, they are basically the princesses of the animal kingdom. Big, lovely eyes? Check. Ladylike demeanor? Check. Sophisticated handle on beauty? Check. A tendency towards laziness and vanity? Check and check. Hence, I invite you to feast your eyes upon these sketches by artist/genius Phillip Light, which are aptly titled “Disney’s Sloth Princesses.” So sleepy. So…regal. More
There are no women at Coachella! Just more terrible news for your already terrible week. More
Got a spare $30,000-$50,000 lying around? Miss “the old Angelina Jolie,” the one who did freaky things with her brother, wore a drop a Billy Bob Thornton‘s blood around her neck, and fucked in the car on the way here? More
Will we ever get tired of looking at classic paintings of beautiful women Photoshopped to look fashion model thin? I don’t think so! In a similar vein to Anna Utopia Giordano‘s nifty series of photoshopped paintings, artist Nazareno Crea has produced a series called “Alpha Beauties” for which he retouched the subjects of the great paintings of yore to fit our modern standards of beauty: high cheekbones, big eyes, narrow hips, and skinny, skinny, skinny. Looking through them, I find the effect to be downright uncanny, so I’m judging his work to be effective. I realize it’s not a new practice to point out how arbitrary our cultural standards of beauty are; feminist artists have been doing it since the 1970s. But as those standards continue to hammer us every day, it’s still nice to have a reminder once in a while. Look through these side-by-side comparisons of his images with the original paintings and see if you don’t agree; there are lots more to be found on Crea’s website. More