Are you suffering through a Valentine’s Day hangover? Feeling like a tragic loser, waiting for sexts that never come? Don’t worry—here’s a guide to using Roland Barthes’ famous book, A Lover’s Discourse, as literary electroshock therapy for your love life. By Kristen Cochrane.
From Allen Ginsberg and his writer beau to Joan Didion and her co-author hubby, these six iconic writer couples will renew your faith in romance. By Kristen Cochrane.
Kristen Cochrane—aka Instagram’s @ripannanicolesmith—has become Insta-famous for making feminist memes that star Paris Hilton. Here, we discuss why pink is powerful, why there’s no such thing as ‘low culture,’ and general meme enlightenment. By Karley Sciortino.
In TASCHEN’s new book Lesbians for Men, Dian Hanson collects photographs showing that throughout history, men have loved women who love women. By Kristen Cochrane.
This no-nonsense DJ and radio host is dismantling the stereotype that women are only vocalists in bands, and throwing the best and most inclusive parties in Toronto. By Kristen Cochrane. Photo by Joel Lee.
Sure, everyone knows about Georgia O’Keefe’s vagina flowers, but she’s not the only artist who depicted the power of the pussy. Here is a list of artists who have exhibited vaginas in all of their glory, from Judy Chicago to Rokudenashiko. By Kristen Cochrane.
Bob Mizer’s homoerotic images of “beefcakes” made him a gay art icon. Now, a new book by TASCHEN collects his work in all of its sexy glory. By Kristen Cochrane.
In the summer it’s hard to wear makeup, because it literally just melts off of your face. But with Fall comes the return of fashion, making an effort, layering, and decorating your face (because makeup can be used for artistry, not just making yourself look “prettier,” of course). Below is a combination of a mood board and a how-to of some of iconic makeup looks, to be used as inspiration for the most stylish months of the year.
April Eileen Henry’s Instagram account, Texts From Your Existentialist, makes memes of our collective suffering. Here, April and Kristen Cochrane talk bad breakups, Godard, and being held hostage by human consciousness.
Can Tinder affect your happiness and satisfaction in life? By Kristen Cochrane. Photo by Petra Collins.