This pains me to write, because I adore David Byrne. The man is incredibly inspiring, always active, never resting on his laurels, a
great social critic and just plain rockin' (his music made up a big chunk of my 'growing-up' soundtrack). So I was pretty bummed by one of the bike racks he recently created for the New York City (see the full article on The New York Times site). Each rack is in a different shape that relates to the location (for example, a dollar sign on Wall Street). It's a great way to add a little glamor to cycling, which is, of course a great way to use less gasoline, which is a great way to save the planet etc.
Kath and Kim
are the clueless, flamboyant, and extremely tacky Australian mother and
daughter on the show of the same name. The Aussie series—whose
cocreators, Jane Turner and Gina Riley,
are also its stars—is a hysterical parody of suburban life in
Australia. EVERYthing is over the top—the accents, the clothes, the
props, the plotlines. And from the first time I saw the show, the thing
I loved about it was the fact that the two female leads were willing to
wear silly prosthetics and unflattering clothes for the sake of good
Welcome to the first entry of sm[art]! As a visually-focused
person (I'm the art director here at Bitch), I decided it was
high time to devote a special spot to visual arts. I hope to spotlight
the works of artists of all kinds, who have some feminist, social or
political themes in their work.