Instead of putting your kid in the same-old boring princess or superhero costumes this Halloween, why not design a DIY look that pays homage to some of the most iconic performers you grew up with? We put together a list of costume ideas for your pint-sized pop/rock/indie/grunge diva inspired by iconic performers of yore — that will have your child feeling like a megastar, guaranteed. Bonus: Most of these costumes include clothing that’s already in their closet.
On the bus ride to an event called ‘The Music of Prince,’ my friends and I reminisced about The Purple One’s life. We speculated what the cover band would play live, all while our children played in the back seat, more concerned with Pokémon than Prince.
The Music of Prince is just one of many family-friendly concerts presented by The Rock & Roll Playhouse. They also have shows that highlight different bands and genres like Hip-Hop for Kids, Reggae for Kids, and even The Grateful Dead for Kids. According to the company's website, their shows incorporate live music, movement, and games.
Chris Kuroda never set out to be a lighting designer. Now called the fifth member of Phish, Kuroda was once just a loyal fan while majoring in computer science at the University of Vermont. He was a devoted attendee of early Phish shows at Nectar’s, the Burlington music venue that became the namesake for the band’s 1992 album, A Picture of Nectar. One night after a show, Kuroda asked lead guitarist Trey Anastasio to give him lessons, which eventually led to him landing a gig as the group’s roadie.
According to a 2017 poll by Yahoo News/Marist, 29 percent of marijuana users said that the substance reduces their anxiety or stress, while 37 percent said they use it to relax. Additionally, cannabidiol (CBD), which an active ingredient of marijuana, has been shown in studies to calm the central nervous system—exactly what you may need to take your yoga or meditation practice to another level.
On the way to the park, I thought of all the times that I'd felt left out. I could still feel that hollowness settling in my stomach and that heaviness pressing against my chest when I'd find out that friends were doing something I wasn't a part of. I was on a mission to include everyone in any celebration that my family hosted.
A septate uterus is one of several possible congenital anomalies of the organ, meaning they happen during fetal development and are present at birth. It’s not known how many women have uterine anomalies because there’s no standard screening process to detect them, according to Scott Sullivan, an OB/GYN and director of the maternal-fetal medicine division at the Medical University of South Carolina. “The estimates [for uterine anomalies] I've seen have ranged anywhere from one in a thousand to one in two hundred,” Sullivan tells me.
Over the years, many hip-hop stars have died far too young from health causes: Phife Dawg aka “the funky diabetic” from Type 1 diabetes; Big Pun from a heart attack; and Craig Mack from heart failure. According to studies, Black Americans are almost twice as likely to get diabetes as non-hispanic whites. And while there are endless structural reasons why health outcomes might differ across racial lines, Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita is a rapper, chef, and gardener trying to make a dent in them. Vita makes what he calls eco hip-hop, which addresses sustainability, food justice, and climate change through a hip-hop lens. To him, “it's no different to being a gangster—we just repping the hood a different way.”
Nearly 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome every year in the U.S. alone, according to the U.S. government health figures, yet people will the condition are rarely represented in the mainstream fashion industry. But thankfully, The Radical Beauty Project is trying to change that by creating a platform for people with Down syndrome to be regularly featured in independent fashion shoots and, according to Radical Beauty's site, "provide an alternative vision for beauty" by publishing a photo series that stars people with Down syndrome. Initially launched in 2016, the photo series was an offshoot of the Culture Device Dance Project, a U.K.-based contemporary dance company for professional dancers with Down syndrome.
Drag as an art form is a global phenomenon and worldwide industry. Queens are now celebrities, with shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race beamed into households across the world. But people with learning disabilities have remained largely shut out of the world of drag. Drag Syndrome—a new drag show featuring drag queens and kings, all of whom have Down’s syndrome—looks to change that.