Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she…
Theda Bara ‘Madame Du Barry’ Gown (1917)
Profiles in History:
The 1917 Madame Du Barry, based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, starred Theda Bara as Jeanne Vauberniere, the milliner who eventually becomes the mistress of a king. Naturally, her costumes were exquisite, and the masterpiece of the lot was this amazingly beautiful gown, a silver, gold and blue creation that Theda treasured and kept in her Beverly Hills home for more than 45 years after the film’s release. The 90-year old gown is truly everything a French king’s mistress could have dreamed of, with ermine accents throughout, and survives in gloriously preserved very fine condition. Measures approx. 57 in. from floor to shoulder. From the Joan Craig Costume Archive of Theda Bara. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Joan Craig.
so both tom daley and maria bello have announced, in the past 24 hours, that they are in queer relationships and have been in straight relationships in the past, without actually labeling themselves as gay, but every headline is TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY and MARIA BELLO IS A LESBIAN
the homo/hetero binary is alive and well kids
Inspired by the rich gold and black of Dolce and Gabbana’s A/W 2012 collection, I saw this fabric and knew it was meant to be. Just finished over Thanksgiving weekend, it’s been a great relief since I haven’t sewn anything this ambitious in a long time.
I was seeing Phantom for the second time on Broadway and there was a middle-aged couple sitting behind me. They were fine throughout the whole show, but in the middle of PoNR, the woman suddenly gasped.
the man asked, “what is it, honey?”
and the woman whispered, "i think this song might be about sex!"
this is really cool, and makes you think:
According to Boch, during the early stages of Dance Central’s development, many of the decision-makers at Harmonix were uncomfortable with seeing male avatars dancing in stereotypically feminine ways. They believed that it could potentially alienate players, and some also objected to motion-capturing female dancers for male avatars and vice versa because of issues like hip ratios. In their resistance, they suggested having gender-specific dance routines for certain songs.
Believing that this was not the best approach for the game, Boch collected all kinds of data to make an argument for gender-inclusive dance routines. He found examples of male musicians like Michael Jackson, Prince and David Bowie who had diverse gender performances and were still compelling and popular stars. He argued that gender is a performance anyway — we already perform a gender daily — so what is the issue with performing a gender in a dance game? And the icing on the cake was when he motion-captured a professional male dancer performing in a stereotypically feminine way, and no one could tell the gender of the dancer when they watched the avatar’s performance”