I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.
Food Book Fair, a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based yearly festival has curated themed bundles of indie food magazines. Now, instead of hunting down a bookstore or vendor that stocks your favorite magazines, you can get your old classics in one easy delivery.
At some point you have to climb out of that frenetic digital nest and concentrate on one thing. It might be reading a book, watching a TV show or movie, listening to music, looking out the window. Or immersing yourself in a magazine.
My daughter's view of herself and her place in this world will first be shaped at home. But the world she encounters online, in television, print and music will also have an influence on her perception of self and others.
Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag up...
Body love is driving to work in the morning and not judging the different-sized women that run past us on the sidewalk. It's going shopping and not eyeing up the woman next to us trying on clothes that we decide are too tight on her.
I have developed an obsession for hunting out good coffee experiences wherever I go.
I'm not an architect but I specialize in representing architecture on the printed page. I'm a graphic designer and magazine art director, and a great deal of my work involves translating 3 dimensional structures into a 2 dimensional format either on paper or via a computer screen.
Matt Potter is an Australian-born writer who keeps a part of his psyche in Berlin. Matt has been published in various places online, and he is, rather amazingly, also the founding editor of Pure Slush.
Knightley admitted that there's a gender bias in Hollywood (like we haven't heard that before), but she goes on to admit that she's part of the problem.
Felix Dennis, despite his self-described dwarfish stature, was a giant of a man. I had the pleasure of working with him for eight years, launching Maxim, Stuff, Blender, and The Week back in those heady days when people were still launching print magazines instead of shutting them down.
I realize that in relation to the digital colosseum the sad print tabloid industry is merely a fungus on the underside of a rotting stump. But that doesn't excuse its existence.
When the Letter Exchange, an organization of lettering artists and 26, an organization of creative writers decided to collaborate to on a project to celebrate their respective birth dates, it was destined to be a purely experimental undertaking.
The body image, air-brushing, magazine-coverage stuff is inevitably hypocritical, boring and small. It's on a loop and it's going nowhere. Reading the mainstream "women's press," you'd think the biggest problem facing us today was the fact that "real" women appear airbrushed in glossies.
You can teach anyone to make a pretty good video in a few days. What you can't teach them is a lifetime of journalistic experience. That's what makes the notion of empowering print reporters with the tools to make video (like iPhones) so interesting and so filled with potential.
I miss the days before my reading and viewing lists became overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. I miss the feeling that I could actually consume the content I wanted to consume.