on beauty (and fashion)

Hello October 21, Hello Blog, Hello Readers. It's been far too long since I have written for you, I know, but you'll just have to forgive me. The process of applying to grad schools means quarantining myself off from humanity to study for the GRE and write application essays. You understand. I hope I didn't …

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is girl power a useful form of feminism?

When researching the 90s phenomenon of "girl power" for my post on Smart Girls at the Party, I found this piece from BBC Radio 2's The People's Songs about the Spice Girls. It covers the history and evolution of women in popular music of the  20th century, and different voices weigh in on the validity …