Meet the artists who showed at LA’s Art Hearts Fashion 2015

Art Hearts Fashion explores the connection between fashion and other visual arts, and this year's representatives did not disappoint. All photos by Zhara Ali (Twitter, Instagram.) Sham Ibrahim A couple years ago, there was Style Fashion Week. The same people, Erik Rosete and Sarah Whitaker, were producing the event. They invited me and a bunch of … Continue reading Meet the artists who showed at LA’s Art Hearts Fashion 2015

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What Fashion Week Means to LA

Los Angeles is a major city with a reputation for red carpet couture, yet it isn't often mentioned alongside such major fashion weeks as New York and Paris. I've even jokingly touched upon this in my web series. Unlike the character I play, I love and respect LAFW-- usually shortened to FWLA, so as to … Continue reading What Fashion Week Means to LA

Affected by the North Dakota oil boom? Al Jazeera wants to share your story

After seeing this website, Al Jazeera is hoping to interview individuals that have been affected by violence towards Native women during the North Dakota oil boom. This includes victims, activists, and anyone else in North Dakota who wishes to share their stories. Of course, there is absolutely no pressure to share your experiences if you … Continue reading Affected by the North Dakota oil boom? Al Jazeera wants to share your story

Dante Alighieri Meets James Franco at Airbnb’s Ariel Pink Concert

Airbnb sponsored a handful of RSVP-only parties this week in Los Angeles. Today was the last hurrah for the San Francisco-based brand's promotional party series. The evening's events included a YACHT concert at The Viper Room (still in progress at the time of printing, and going strong) and an avant-garde show performed by Ariel Pink. … Continue reading Dante Alighieri Meets James Franco at Airbnb’s Ariel Pink Concert

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George Zimmerman Acquitted of Murder, Manslaughter in Trayvon Martin case

Op/Ed by Rachel Knight George Zimmerman was acquitted. Look. I’m an investigative journalist. Most of my assignments involve racism. I’ve seen a lot of shameless, grotesque actions made by individuals and large groups. The George Zimmerman incident still shocks me. He was even acquitted of manslaughter. How does that happen? Tonight I’ve heard people say, … Continue reading George Zimmerman Acquitted of Murder, Manslaughter in Trayvon Martin case

Sexism towards Portia de Rossi following “Arrested Development” reprisal

Arrested Development was recently reprised after a seven-year hiatus. A new season featuring the original cast was posted in its entirety to Netflix on Sunday. Actress Portia de Rossi returned to her role as Lindsay Bluth Fünke, showing the minor changes in appearance typical after seven years of aging and new fashion trends. Many Arrested Development fans … Continue reading Sexism towards Portia de Rossi following “Arrested Development” reprisal

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Niqābs don’t hide womanhood; Western implements do

Certainly this op/ed will be a lot more about bras than it will be about Islamic garments. However, it is interesting that women who choose to obscure their bodies are demonized by cultures who do the same, albeit in an entirely different way. For reasons that I would argue are far less important than religious … Continue reading Niqābs don’t hide womanhood; Western implements do

Rand Paul speaks at Howard University, gives mixed messages about Civil Rights Act opposition

Five days after plans to host the first desegregated prom in Wilcox County, Georgia gained traction, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul delivered a speech to students at Howard University. Howard University was founded in 1886 to serve as a "normal and theological school" for black students, and today has a student body made up of about … Continue reading Rand Paul speaks at Howard University, gives mixed messages about Civil Rights Act opposition

Missing girl in Winnipeg

Jasmine Owens, 14, was last seen in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, while at the Garden City Shopping Centre. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and wool hat, and is 5'4" and 125 pounds.If you see Jasmine, please call the Arborg RCMP at 204-376-5253, or your local police force.A Facebook Group entitled Missing Manitoba Women contains claims … Continue reading Missing girl in Winnipeg

Anti-VAWA activists tied to Koch

As noted in previous updates, the legal action currently being taken against the Violence Against Women Act appears to be linked to Koch Industries, who would have much to gain by the law being changed following recent human rights abuses. FS is currently investigating staff members at openly anti-VAWA organizations for financial links to Koch … Continue reading Anti-VAWA activists tied to Koch