Plus size model Crystal Renn.

Why Plus Size will be the Future Waif

Last week, the all-American brand Abercrombie & Fitch announced that it too would begin using “plus size” models. It’s a big leap for a company whose catalogues have been mocked…

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Punk, Feminism, and the anarchist Femme Fatale

Young women did much to shape the Punk movement of the late 1970s, even if they often overlooked or relegated to the role of girlfriend and groupie (think “Sid and…

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Ganesha Ginger Beer: Does it Offend Hindus?

The head of the Hindu god Ganesha juxtaposed on the body of the goddess Lakshmi. This is the image that appears on the label of a new ginger beer bottle,…

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The Other Ball: Arms Around the Child Launches Brand New Annual Event

The Other Ball is a brand new annual event to raise funds to protect children from adversity and exploitation in the developing world to transcend the machine, lift the spirit…

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DressAddict Launches New Menswear Line

Urban couture label DressAddict by Artem & Victor has just launched its new menswear collection. Founded in Kiev in 2012 by designer Artem Gryshchenko and Victor Victorov, DressAddict initially focused…

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Hinduism’s Cosmology of the Divine Mother

On the occasion of Navarātrī, Dirk Gysels, historian and civil servant of the Belgian kingdom, spoke, at the request of his daughter Freya who runs a centre of devotional and ritualistic…

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Genocide of Hindus in East Pakistan, 1971, Highlighted in New Book

According to official Bangladeshi government figures, three million Bengalis were killed and 200,000 women raped by the Pakistan army during nine months in 1971. Figures vary wildly, but no one…

Banksy, "You Complete Me", 201, Midtown Manhattan.

Banksy’s Tourist Art: Why the British Artist Doesn’t Get America

If you didn’t already know it, British stencil-graffiti artist Banksy is currently in the middle of a month-long “residency” in New York City. The artist, who hides his real identity…

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Death by Domain: Social Networking Site Chime.in

You may not have heard of Chime.in, but, launched in 2011, this social networking site was presented by its founding company — UberMedia — as a competitor to Facebook and…