Calling from Lena Dunham's West Hollywood outpost, the writer-director-artist Laurie Simmons speaks about her new film "My Art," the power of make-believe and dress-up, and why you should never call her an actress.
"Don't make passive-aggressive posts or quotes that could, in any way, be misinterpreted as being about your ex. Even if it’s funny, screenshot it and save it for later. People know who you're talking about and you’re just adding more pain to an already-painful situation."
"I hope women move away from this falsity that lies on social media. We’re all guilty of it. We all take photos that aren’t really us," says Lauren Martin, creator of the popular website and Instagram account Words of Women.
“If you want to be safe, walk in the middle of the street. I’m not joking. You’ve been told the sidewalk is your friend, right? Wrong. I’ve spent years walking sidewalks. I’ve looked around, when there were men following me, creeping out of alleyways...and I suddenly realized that the only place left to go was the middle of street."
You don't need to spend $1 million on converting your entire house into a zero-waste system. We're talking Simple. Daily. Choices. And once you start, these choices will become a fluid part of the lifestyle you already live and love.
"If you follow these steps, you can turn uncomfortable holiday experiences into opportunities for growth and expansion. You emancipate yourself from anxiety, helplessness, old patterns, and struggles so that you can reclaim your power. Game over. You win."
"This is what I know about L.A.: You're not from here. You came here. You take a lot of airplanes and you hate it. You've got a lot of appointments, for your hair, or throat, or your face, or your vagina. You have so many cravings, for juice and dieting, and exercising with pool toys on a Pilate's machine."
According to Republicans, Obamacare has been one of the great catastrophes of the Obama era. Many, however, believe it is the key to quality universal care. So why repeal the pre-existing conditions provision?
"A neighborhood is just the sum of its stores, and restaurants, and homes, and aesthetic, and people—all things that get organized into streets. And then, we realized that even more specifically than neighborhoods, streets are what precisely represent the energy we were feeling."
"I think there should just be more people of color in museums and big collections. You never really see people depicted that look like yourself or you and your family. Every time you see them, they're a servant or slave. I definitely want to be part of changing that."
Influenced by cartoon science-fiction, Greek epics, Catholic symbolism, and Shunga imagery, the artist's first solo show at Corey Helford Gallery retains an emotional complexity with a saturated Tumblr aesthetic.