Patagonia Is the Bernie Sanders of Fashion

It all started because DeRay Mckesson was cold. In 2014, when the school administrator–turned–activist set out to drive from his home in Minneapolis to Ferguson, Missouri, to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown, he threw on a blue vest he’d bought five years earlier on a trip to New York City. Soon, images of Mckesson in the vest were blasted around the world, cementing … Continue reading Patagonia Is the Bernie Sanders of Fashion

Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere Changes A Lot From The Book. Does It Work?

Like the quaint Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, where Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere takes place, everything was planned to be perfect. In 2017, the Celeste Ng book seemed invincible. The number one New York Times bestseller landed on nearly every best-of-the-year book list, and Reese Witherspoon, an early champion of the novel, gave it her Midas touch: a coveted Reese’s Book Club sticker the month … Continue reading Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere Changes A Lot From The Book. Does It Work?

Is Fashion Really Getting More Sustainable?

Last year, the Swedish Fashion Council made an unprecedented move while planning the annual Stockholm Fashion Week: They canceled the event entirely, citing concerns about its environmental impact. Not everyone in fashion is taking such drastic measures, of course, but it spoke to the urgent need for action on the issue, one that designers and customers alike are now recognizing. Fashion is responsible for around … Continue reading Is Fashion Really Getting More Sustainable?

8 Women on How to Stay Sane During Quarantine

It’s a tenet of storytelling, “The personal is universal.” Meaning, it’s much more interesting to read about one person’s unique experience, and extrapolate meaning and draw comparisons to your own life, rather than hear a generic, “Many people find this to be true..”  As a writer, I know this to be true, because I get so much more excited when reading, or watching a tv … Continue reading 8 Women on How to Stay Sane During Quarantine

Stream Moonrise Kingdom, Gosford Park, and More with Focus Features’ Free Movie Mondays

Indian Paintbrush/Kobal/Shutterstock Combat Monday melancholy with some free movie streaming. Beginning today (April 6), Focus Features is launching “Movie Mondays” on its Facebook page. You can catch a movie from the studio’s vault for free at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST every Monday this April. All four of this month’s livestreams will include exclusive Q&A sessions with the movie’s filmmakers and a link to donate … Continue reading Stream Moonrise Kingdom, Gosford Park, and More with Focus Features’ Free Movie Mondays