Giant horse-dragon debuts in France

What do you call a horse with a dragon’s head?

A French artist combined the two and created a giant horse-dragon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and France.

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Mauve, Witch of the North, by Camila Vielmond

Made me laugh when I asked Camila permission to use Mauve for Sartorially Smart Heroines and she warned me: “Mauve is no heroine, she falls somewhere between the anti-hero and villain archetypes.” Which is perfectly fine with me: I admire good villainesses and keep intending to show them more love on the blog. (I’m always open to requests, folks. If you have a smartly dressed villainess you’d like to see, feel free to let me know!)

"[M]agnificent, mischievous bastard," was the description Camila gave for the charming Mauve, and I like to think Cam succeeded in this portrayal. Our clever caster looks rough—-battered even—-but in no way a victim. The scars on her face likely came from fights she started (and probably finished). All in all, I see in her a tough, smart, self-reliant character: qualities I admire and look for in heroines and villainesses alike.

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Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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Gemma Arterton in Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Gemma Arterton in Tess of the D’Urbervilles

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Sir Pearlescent McKickass
I love full plate as much as the next level 18 paladin but man is it a chore to draw


Sir Pearlescent McKickass

I love full plate as much as the next level 18 paladin but man is it a chore to draw

Moon Prism Power, Make Up!”

Wonderboy, you are perfect.