“It Girl” books are happening this autumn, though the term has been around since roughly the beginning of the 20th century. The satisfying label first gained worldwide attention with the release of the silent film It starring Clara Bow (as Betty Lou) in 1927. From Warhol Superstars to teen idols of the disco and MTV generation, and today’s mish-mash of desperate to be sultry female … Continue reading So Why Is Alexa Chung Your Style Icon?
No one ever pronounced that the life of a writer would be an easy one. It’s definitely not the kind of career you go into thinking it’ll be lucrative, and today, it may be one of few careers left in the world still practiced because you love it. To be a writer, there’s more rejection than you’d imagined, and everyone, everyone, always has their two … Continue reading That Writing Life
I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” Then. Besides, They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed— I, too, am America. by Langston Hughes … Continue reading I’m A Poet: “I Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes