Archive | March, 2014

Share of the Week: Serious (Fashion) Talk with Chimamanda Adichie

To this day, I feel uncomfortable doing any makeup in the ladies bathroom at work. The president of our small firm, a woman, once walked in while I was applying a Milani lipstick that I had searched several different drugstores to find. It was early in the morning, when people are still checking emails and […]

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Blood, Sweat and Heels: Bring Back the Louds, Skip the Prouds

The other day I was stepping off the train in Manhattan, and caught a glimpse of a recognizable figure out of the corner of my eye. She was Melyssa Ford, the former hip hop music video regular, who gave that genre some of the most overtly sexualized  representations of women in that cultural genre. Well, […]

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There Goes the Neighborhood — Again

You fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, the saying goes. What are we to make of our gatekeepers in mass media who keep handing victories to a woman with no discernible talent — except making a public spectacle of her sex life, heading up a cottage industry based on […]

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Looking Forward to Zoe’s Story

It’s been a year since actress Zoe Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego, and did so in such privacy that my nosy (and overworked, tired, blog-neglecting) self missed it. Well, she wants to talk about it now, and I’m interested in hearing what she has to say. The Huffington Post has a preview and excerpt […]

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Lupita’s Taking Meetings!

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o made a big splashdown into Hollywood with her appearance in “12 Years A Slave,” and it looks like her career will stay afloat. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Nyong’o has been taking meetings for potential film roles. Among the prospects: a meeting with J.J. Abrams, for the female lead role […]

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Well Are They Or Aren’t They?

I don’t usually root for celebrity couples, but these two have reeled me in lately. Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, is said to be involved in a budding relationship — or at the very least some heavy flirting — with Oscar-winning actor and musician Jared Leto. How did this rumor start? Probably after the […]

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