Super Cool Things

the purity myth

The Purity Myth Trailer, Solo Baseball in Space, The Muppets’ Nine Inch Snails

Here is a list of awesome, interesting, amazing, and incredible things I’ve come across this week: The Purity Myth Trailer Have you read The Purity Myth? Yes or no, you’ll definitely want to check out the new film now on DVD. “Jessica Valenti, author and founder of Feministing, penned The Purity Myth in response to cultural pressure women face to remain virgins until… Read more →

Amphetamine Heart by Liz Worth

I Recommend Amphetamine Heart by Liz Worth on Advent Book Blog

Check out my recommendation for Amphetamine Heart by Liz Worth on the Advent Book Blog. Amphetamine Heart is a debut poetry collection that wanders through that disoriented time between insomnia and blackouts, drunkenness and desperation, with all of the possibilities that can sweep you away when you’re trapped in impossible places. Infused with punk and metal, it’s a collection that’s as hard… Read more →

H&M's Dragon Tattoo Collection

H&M Does Dragon Tattoo, New Canadian Tattoo Magazine, Death of TV, and First Kiss (Ever!) on Wedding Day

Here is a list of awesome, interesting, amazing, (and awkward!) things I’ve come across this week: H&M’s “Dragon Tattoo” Collection When an author crafts the image and look of their characters, it can be a thorough and painstaking process of delving into their true nature and finding the best way to exhibit it outwardly. I’m not sure how many consider how the style… Read more →

Reclining Nude, 1928, by Suzanne Valadon [artist and model (and sometimes mistress) for artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Puvis de Chavannes, and Degas].

Artist Sex, Land-Walking Octopus, Mini Bronte, Food Companies that Serve You Wood, and Marriage Equality

Here is a list of awesome, interesting, amazing, and incredible things I’ve come across this week: Do Great Artists Have More Sex? “I don’t think that you can argue with the idea that great artists have great (if by “great,” you mean prolific) love lives. (…) What I take issue with is the idea that female artists can’t enjoy the same… Read more →

Mary Wollstonecraft Houses of Parliament 3

Mary Wollstonecraft’s image projected onto the side of the British Houses of Parliament

Mary Wollstonecraft has always been a figure of interest. An eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights, she stirred up controversy through her beliefs and choices during her lifetime and beyond. Unconventional relationships, radical views on marriage and the status of women, as well as published works that challenged the society in which she existed, were some of the ways… Read more →

“no artist is your bitch.” – Amanda Palmer

Yesterday I noticed a tweet from Amanda Palmer linking to her response to criticism of her latest project and addresses the “catch 22: every artist and musician has to deal with this paradox of “demands” from different folks and the only answer has always been (in my humble opinion) to stick to your OWN personal schedule, make what YOU feel like making WHEN you feel like making it… Read more →

Mismatched Socks and Rainbow Legwarmers (a.k.a. things that make me feel understood and loved)

These are my mismatched socks and rainbow legwarmers. The socks are meant to be mismatched – they came that way, along with a third completely different sock. The socks and legwarmers are both unbelievably cool, in my opinion. They are perfectly me. Right down to the fact that I technically hate socks – so these are ideal since I can… Read more →