Wide Stance: Marianne Wex's timeless exploration of gender and space.

We’ve all seen it. The guy on the subway or bus who reclines into his seat and luxuriously spreads his legs as if no one else were there. In fact, there’s a woman on either side of him, and both of them twist and tuck their legs away, bunch their handbags into their laps, squeeze their... Read more »

Pinned Down: Is Pinterest as girly as the media paints it? And if so, who cares?

In February 2012, media outlets took quite an interest in the budding social network Pinterest, and female users were at the center of nearly every story. Mashable declared that “Pinterest’s female audience is changing social marketing”; Time’s Techland blog asserted that “Men Are from... Read more »

Better Homes & Bloggers: Are lifestyle blogs a new way for women to compare themselves and come up short?

Today, Elsie Larson is wearing gold. “I’m kinda obsessed with gold lately,” she writes, “Gold details, jewelry, even metallic fabrics like this gold skirt that [my sister] Emma wore.” Kaylah Doolan has decorated her home for Christmas and shares photos of the end result— reindeer lights and... Read more »

Keep Bitch in Print: Because Print is Beautiful

Times are changing for illustrators. Traditional print markets are dwindling, but even as publications struggle, there is a growing appreciation for beautifully printed materials…stores are brimming with letterpress cards, silkscreened wares, and archival prints of artist works. Illustrators... Read more »

Sm{art}: Swooning for Swoon

Swoon works in a combination of wheat-paste and paper cutout to create life-sized, figurative and graphic street art with strength and femininity. While a great deal of her... Read more »

Sm{art}: Carolee Schneemann in Portland Feb. 17

Tomorrow night in Portland (Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM), renowned artist Carolee... Read more »

Sm{art}: Not your grandmother's quilts

  Linda Gass is definitely not be the first to use her skills in sewing for political activism, even within the environmental... Read more »

Sm{art}: RIP Spiderwoman

Sculptor Louise Bourgeois created an array of surreal images in her career, many of which address psychological phenomena in physically mutated or twisted figurative forms. But perhaps Bourgeois, nicknamed “Spiderwoman,” will be remembered by much of the public who encountered her work for placing... Read more »

Sm{art}: Does it matter if your vibrator is sexy?

How many times have I heard people describe a new new laptop computer or i-Whatever as sexy? So much so that apple has built a brand on technology that people want to touch, hold, explore. Sleek, clean, shiny. High-touch and high-... Read more »

Sm{art}: Laurie Hogin

Maybe it’s a sign that spring has sprung, or should spring soon, but I am totally inspired by rabid technicolor bunnies right now. Read more »

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