craft
I'm not obsessed with quilting just because I have loving memories of the old people in my family doing it.
in

Jun 22, 2014 at 9:00am | 59 comments

art
In her new book, writer Kate Durbin uses transcribed reality-TV dialogue as fodder for a surprisingly sympathetic look at a medium that everyone loves to hate.
feminism
Although I relate strongly to feminism, I never had to experience its intense necessity firsthand. My mother and her peers created this world for me.
in

May 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 14 comments

opening ceremony
Because you're a masterpiece in progress.
painting
Rediscovering my long-lost hobby is helping me get my life back on track.
secret dummy
Or all the things I’ve never read, watched, or understood, but apparently should have.
in

Dec 8, 2013 at 11:00am | 330 comments

holiday gifts
Perfect gifts for the aesthetically-minded people in your life, starting at 99¢!
art
Contrary to popular belief, buying a beautiful piece of art is not a luxury relegated to the super-rich.
in

Oct 3, 2013 at 2:30pm | 46 comments

cooking
Making tomato sauce always reminds me of college -- hearts, obsession, all-nighters, thigh high boots and The People's Court. Here's why.
street harassment
A couple of kickass new Kickstarter projects are reminding me that crowdfunding can totally be a good thing (er, when cheap celebrities aren't abusing it).
love is art
Basically, you lay out the plastic sheet, then the canvas, squirt on some paint, and have sex on top of it all, creating an abstract design on the canvas.
art
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an oil painter / illustrator whose work focuses on portraiture and social/political themes and her street harassment art.
in

Mar 1, 2013 at 10:30am | 176 comments

art
Part of what art is supposed to do is upset sensibilities and shake up the status quo. But there are other, unintended consequences.
home decor
I've figured out some inexpensive yet fancy ways to personalize your homestead.
art
Somewhere in the midst of all of this is a Chelsea-like gallery, small like our apartment, but showing much promise. The owner is a woman close to my age who is already well known to the art and fashion worlds. And though she is a stranger to me, the photos on her four white walls change me forever.
in

Sep 24, 2012 at 6:00pm | 30 comments

affirmations
The power of positive thinking saved me from vomiting in a car, and it can help you too.
art
I OBVIOUSLY am not all, "Don't I look like Kate Moss?" I posed like this to get a good photo for this story for Jane goddamn Pratt who demands such annoying craziness, endlessly. Also, I took it on no sleep at 6:30 AM and that's not lipstick on my face again, it's acne, so fuck off.
art
Looking at Jen Davis across the sudden divide between us, she seems to be saying, "You don't own me." And she is right.
art
Madison Young, national treasure, opens up about being sex positive, knowing your body, misconceptions about bdsm, sexuality during pregnancy, not projecting heteronormative roles on children and more.
art
In another life, Sherman would’ve made a great drag queen. She is comfortable becoming characters like wealthy society people or the poor heartbroken or clowns or Caravaggio’s Bacchus.
art
I have twigs in my yard, you have twigs in your yard -- let's make the neighbors think we're weirdos by wandering around picking up the sticks that look the most like antlers. OK?
art
I promised Bryan that if I won this contest, I would frame the photo & do something fun with it. And I keep promises.
in

Feb 8, 2012 at 12:00pm | 79 comments