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Femme Avant-core

In the Mood For… Punk on ’80s Tabloid Talk Shows

Back in the early ’80s, good kids turning punk was apparently a terrifying prospect. Reagan-era conservatism, misconception, and panic over the state of America’s youth painted punk as an obvious … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

Arts Bombast: National Geographic’s FOUND

RAD new Tumblr alert: In honor of their 125th anniversary, National Geographic is releasing a series of vintage photographs, many never-before-published and rarely seen by the public. You can view … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bomast: Artsy

Art-lovers: Have you heard of Artsy? I recently signed up and am quickly becoming hooked on this site. It’s a bit like Pinterest (which I’m also obsessed with, btw), but … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

In the Mood For… Artists as Consumers

And now for something completely different. Yesterday I talked about the evils of capitalism and consumerism. Today, I want to share a fantastic feature that NME did back in the … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

In the Mood For… Buy Nothing Day

What have you bought this month? What are you planning on buying tomorrow? Have you started Christmas shopping? If you’re like me, simply reading these questions begins to saturate my … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lit Bombast: Fuck You

Story of my life: I sit down at my computer hell-bent on completing some academic reading (I’m a grad student, after all!) and next thing I know, it’s 3 hours … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

In the Mood For… Dia de los Muertos

Happy Day of the Dead, folks. Please respectful of this beautiful cultural and religious holiday and remember that it is NOT Halloween. Procession and Festival of Altars starts in the … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Women Who Rock

Other than the fact that the title is shamelessly trite, I’m not sure what to make of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ current exhibition, Women Who Rock: … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

In the Mood For… Pussy Riot Vodka

Two, no THREE, of my favorite things combined: femmepunk + booze + political art. Behold: Pussy Riot Vodka, “a PUNK sensibility, with a higher price point.“ Artists Gordy Grundy and … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: 24th St. McDonald’s “Pop Up” Gallery

Confession: As a self-proclaimed “caffiend” who lives in a city with endless opportunities to drink DAMN FINE coffee (shout out to Coffee Bar on Bryant), sometimes, I decide to save … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

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