October 13, 2014
A conveniently pleasant sounding alliteration or a powerful combination of social and artistic forces?
As Spring/Summer 2015 fashion week, when hundreds of fashion shows occur in several cities of the world between September and October, came to an end in Paris, Chanel managed to capture the spotlight, not for their usual tweed and quilted handbags, but for a full-on runway protest. Imagine tweed, quilted handbags and picket signs referencing current events such as Emma Watson’s “He For She” campaign speech or slogans...
July 24, 2014
One month left of summer means only one more month of uninhibited reading for fun. No, this is not another Cosmo magazine-esque list of “sexy summer beach reads.” Here are three compelling non-fiction books for the girls who want to flex their learning muscles while laying out on the beach. Whether you are a fashion lover, entrepreneur, social activist- or all of the above- there is a perfect read for you!
June 26, 2014
This is the second blog post in a series about the culture that the city has to offer. To read the first blog post, please visit this link.
The music scene in Charlottesville
Big name stars like Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan may have stopped by John Paul Jones Arena this past year, but Charlottesville music really shines because of its intimate concert venues and penchant for attracting folk, indie rock and bluegrass bands from...
June 24, 2014
Besides being home to Mr. Jefferson’s university, Charlottesville prides itself for its arts and music scene. Between taking classes and working that internship, make sure to check out what the city has to offer this summer.
Free Friday Finds
On the first Friday of every month, Charlottesville art galleries open up their exhibits to...
April 17, 2014
The conference began with opening remarks from Deborah Johnson, co-director...
April 02, 2014
FINALLY. That’s how I feel about "Broad City". Finally, there is a television show that portrays the friendship between two ladies in their 20’s in a realistic and relatable way. The show started as a successful web series created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, two alums from the Upright Citizens Brigade. Picked up by Comedy Central and produced by “Parks and Rec” star Amy Poehler, “Broad City” debuted this past January with great success. “Broad City” depicts what it’s...
April 02, 2014
Please note the following content is re-printed from a blog post on March 29, 2014 on...
April 02, 2014
March 12, 2014
Can’t wait for the Bad A** Women in Media Panel on March 20? Neither can we! Get to know our amazing panelists and check out the Facebook event for more details.
Professor Vaidhyanathan will stand as our moderator for the panel. Current Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Robertson Professor, Siva Vaidhyanathan is a distinguished scholar of intellectual property and it’s place in contemporary culture. He...
February 13, 2014
The past few years have been big for reevaluating our culture’s definition of “true love.” With Valentine’s Day upon us, the cliché ordeal of a guy finding the perfect box of chocolates and roses for his girlfriend may not be obsolete (because who are we kidding, we love chocolate and flowers!), but it’s no longer this time of year’s standard, conventional idea. Disney’s newest movie Frozen captures the essence of redefining love and its connotations. The standard plotline for a Disney movie is as such: a damsel in distress meets her savior, Prince Charming, they fall in love, and they...
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