Posts tagged "punk"

Debate This: Are “Mohawk” Or “Mohican” Hairstyles Kinda Offensive?

This morning, my girl friend, who is a beauty writer, sent me an email with a link to a Stylist UK post about the hair and makeup on the models for the Issey Miyake show at Paris Fashion Week. The runway models had their hair pulled high up into sleek ponytails crafted into a ridge…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2013

Gather Round Children, And Let Gwyneth Paltrow School You On Punk

Many people don’t know this, but there was a time, in between filming “Shakespeare in Love” and “Sliding Doors,” that patron saint of GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow, was in a punk band. They were called Cockjuice, and they played all the clubs on the punk circuit, amassing violent and excited crowds at ABC No Rio and…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 16, 2013

Predictably, Punks Are Protesting The Met’s Chaos Into Couture Show

The Met Costume Institute’s Ball last week was clearly just a harbinger to come — the tone deaf outfits and embarrassing displays of total non-punkness were simply pre-cursors to fairly scathing critiques of the exhibit itself. But even — and especially — those outside of the establishment are expressing their disdain for the collection.

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2013

Evening Quickies: Anna Wintour Nixes 40-Foot Sculpture Of Naked Vivienne Westwood

Anna Wintour has reportedly banned a nude 40-foot sculpture of designer Vivienne Westwood from the Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s upcoming punk exhibit. Wintour said the naked, styrofoam Westwood would be “a needless distraction” in “Punk: Chaos To Couture.” [Styleite]
Amanda Bynes allegedly got kicked out of a Planet Fitness gym in Harlem for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2013

TV Talk Show Flashback: All The Punks, Goths & Club Kids Your Parents Were Afraid You Might Become

Talk shows in the ’80s and early ’90s were obsessed with sussing out the latest subculture and parading it on display for the entire world to gawk at. Whether goth, punk, club kid or something in between, shows like Phil Donahue, Maury Povitch and Ricki Lake steadily trotted out what they considered “freaks.” Take thi…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2013

The Met Costume Institute Chooses An Unlikely Subject For Next Year’s Exhibit

Killer news for gritty Sid Vicious appreciators and louche Givenchy fanatics alike: the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has announced the subject of next year’s illustrious spring exhibition, and they’re drawing inspiration from some very badly behaved candidates. On the heels of this year’s “Schiaparelli and Prada” exhibit, which drew less-than-desirable numbers, the museum…

By: Rachel Krause / September 16, 2012

German Court Rules Insurance Must Cover M-To-F Transexuals Breast Implants

A German court has ruled that male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to have their breast implants covered by health insurance if their hormone therapy does not give them an A-cup. The Federal Social Court in Kassel was ruling in a case of a 62-year-old trans woman whose insurance covered a sex change and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2012

Pussy Riot Book To Raise Money For Feminist Punk Band’s Legal Defense

A who’s-who list of indie musicians and artists are contributing to a new e-book of essays published to help raise money for the Pussy Riot legal defense team. Three members of the Russian feminist punk band were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” last month after they staged a protest inside a church

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2012

“From The Back Of The Room”: New Documentary On Women In Punk Music

It’s been a kickass couple of years for women in music alternative scenes. Last year two books that dealt heavily with the Riot Grrl movement were published — Girls To The Front by Sara Marcus and Girl Power: The ’90s Revolution In Music by Marisa Meltzer — and a tour documentary about the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 24, 2011

Girl Talk: I Dated A “True Love Waits” Christian

I grew up in a small town. It was in the “heartland”– the middle of the country, yet everyone had twangy Southern accents. The town didn’t have much money or restaurants or people. But we did have churches. Churches in pole-barns, churches whose congregations were made up of only one family, churches in the hill…

By: Rachel White / February 16, 2011

A Punk ‘Paca

OMFUG! No one rocks a punk ‘do like an alpaca. Break out the Manic Panic, put a safety pin in his ear, and this dude is ready to go. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 29, 2010

Mommy’s Little Anarchist Has Her Own ABC Book

A is for Anarchy
there’s really no rules,
If you’re a punk rocker
you think this is cool

This is the first page of Never Mind Your P’s and Q’s: Here’s the Punk Alphabet, by Paul McNeil and Barry Divola — it’s an alphabet book where each letter teaches kids about punk rock-ery, like…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010