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Beyoncé’s debut performance as the first black woman headliner at the predominantly all-white pricey music festival Coachella has made history for mainstream music in America. It racked up an impressive amount of press thanks to social media reactions by celebrities and “regular” people and set a new record for the festival. But not everyone watched […]
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Just here to remind you that everything has pretty much always been terrible: In 1814, a company in Schweinfurt, Germany, called the Wilhelm Dye and White Lead Company developed a new green dye. It was brighter than most traditional green dyes. It was bolder. The shade was so jewel-like that it quickly began being called […]

Slow Fashion?

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On December 11, 2015

In case you thought the Slow Food movement wasn’t white and elite and privileged enough, we now have the Slow Fashion movement. So why not slow clothing? That’s what then-33-year-old weaving t

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Let’s say you care about the exploitation of nail salon workers. Rather than just decide to change your habits and not get your nails done or do them yourself, which does nothing to alleviate the workers’ plight, what can you do. Let me direct you to two similar statements. First, our own valued commenter Karen24: […]

Nail Salons

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On May 14, 2015

You probably read Sarah Maslin Nir’s excellent investigative report on the labor conditions inside New York nail salons, which are brutal and including wage theft, poisoning from breathing in co

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