@klemay Thanks, this is just what I was looking for! (PS I looked up Le1f on youtube and he has a GLORIOUS twerk video omg)
Pinners! (EMMA!) Please recommend some hip-hop music to me! I want to expand my collection, but I'm terrible at finding stuff I like. I loved the Angel Haze interview and I'm really into her music right now, if that helps.
@cee "Ms. Chong and Mr. Brockway met last spring on Maui at a kite-surfing and networking event where she was giving a lecture and he was shooting a promotional video... A week later, they met again, this time at Mr. Branson’s Necker Island in the Caribbean, and had another night of passion." This is why I never read the NYT's Style section. #eattherich
"When you Google a guy, you don’t want to know if he voted Republican or what he wrote a paper about in college,” Ms. Chong said. “You want to know if mothers like him. Does he have good manners? Is he sweet?”
EXCUSE YOU, I do want to know if he votes Republican, that shit is not okay.
@missedconnections Why do I suspect that conversations about health among Lulu users would quickly degenerate into body shaming, pseudoscience, and astroturfing by health product marketers?
I think it's safe to say that everyone who has ever had to share office space with other humans is rooting for you.
@Jaya I'm with you: I like the song, and if it weren't for the video, the "don't need to shake my ass for you 'cause I've got a brain" wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me. But.
That video is a mess. I know she thinks it's an over-the-top parody, ridiculous send-up, just a joke, just having fun, etc. But she created a video where black women are STILL treated as sexy decorations, but she, Lily Allen, who is whiter and richer and more famous than the women around her, is not. They wear bikinis and get slo-mo close-ups of their butts; Allen gets to wear whatever makes her feel "completely comfortable", as she said in that Pitchfork article; and her close-ups are of her face. If she wants an entertainment business that is less shallow, open to women who don't have to look perfect and shake their butts, then why the fuck didn't she start with her own music video?
@professionalmess My brother and his girlfriend made it work! Two years ago, he moved halfway across the country for grad school, while she spent a year finishing up her undergrad degree in Boston. I don't know the details of how they made it work, except that they Skyped a lot and saw each other on holidays. My parents, who kind of adore her, actually paid for her travel expenses when she went to visit him on spring break.
Anyway, she moved out to Smallish College Town with him and snagged a really great job in her field, so she didn't have to choose between her career and living with her boyfriend. She's teaching at a high school and has loads of cool stories about her students.