Category Archive: women

Steampunk fairyland: Through the door at Brookline’s new Corey Hill Park

This past Saturday was a perfect fall day here in New England. That afternoon, I rode my bike to the bottom of Summit Ave. and parked at the corner of Beacon Street in… Continue reading

Patterned Behavior: New art on Boston’s Esplanade

I always take pictures of street art when I travel. Here’s a piece I discovered walking down a back street in Santiago de Compostela… My latest trip made me think about the most… Continue reading

Straight for Justice: Queer Rights for the Straight Girl

Outlier Collective asked me to write about LGBT/queer issues, namely, “to what extent can we, as hetero-identifying people who are LGBT allies, discuss queer issues, even when we support them completely? Do we have… Continue reading

universal stories: the photography of Rania Matar

I made a wonderful discovery while visiting the MFA’s thought-provoking exhibit, She Who Tells a Story: Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar lives a short walk away from me here in Brookline. As an art-loving… Continue reading

going secondhand first

It’s easy to be fashionable when you have money; when you don’t it takes resourcefulness, knowledge, and street smarts.

At this stage in my life, I have plenty of everything, which is why I like to shop my closet before I buy something. If I do have to head out to the shops, I try to buy what I need used, or secondhand, first. Save the planet!

Off-Kilter: the art of Karen Moss

My last post was about 1980s art at the ICA; let’s switch gears and move up to the present day and the artist Karen Moss (go to KarenMoss.com to see her portfolio). Off… Continue reading

Found dope: discovering Candy at the ICA

This is your last week to catch a fascinating retrospective at the ICA, This Might Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s. Click here to read the ICA’s writeup about the… Continue reading

reflections of an urban cyclista, part 2

Dear Mayor Menino, I’m seeing a lot of headlines roll by lately about cyclists getting killed, and it’s making me really upset. I applaud your efforts to make Boston a friendlier city for… Continue reading

sluts to watch out for

Back in the 1980s, when I was at Barnard, there was a pioneering comic strip we used to read called Dykes to Watch Out For. Written and illustrated by Alison Bechdel, the series explored… Continue reading

a big pink stink, One Million Moms gone wild: this week in womanhood

OMG. I mean OMM. It’s been a wild week for us womenfolk. One Million Moms, the American Family Association‘s crankier half, wants us to stop buying our mom jeans at JCP. Why? Well,… Continue reading