Snowflakes and Reality: Why You Should Continue to Delete Friends and Family from Facebook

It’s fascinating to me that “snowflake” is the popular insult thrown around by conservative, alt-right, neo-nazi pundits, talking heads, parrots, allegiants, etc. to denigrate and put down people with “liberal” or “progressive” or “radical” leanings. For one thing, the epithet is easily subverted: snowflakes are delightful, powerful, and beautiful, and when you get a gang of them together they can …

[Sound Maven] Protest Playlist: Songs for Resistance, Vol. 1

Songs To Smash Fascism To It seems like every passing day there is something bigger and more insidious to rise up against, but really what it can be boiled down to is antisemitic, anti-black, misogynistic, xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic, white nationalist, regressive fascist politics. If you’re gonna run around punching nazis it’s best to have a great soundtrack to enhance the …

[Sound Maven] A Fond Farewell, Okay: A Tribute to Elliott Smith

By Janea Wilson When Elliott Smith died, Beyonce’s “Baby Boy” was the number one pop song. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix was the best-selling book. And I was sitting in my room at my desktop Dell  chatting on AIM with a long-distance friend, likely talking about Smith, without having known he’d passed away. I’m not sure how …

New Year, New Stories – Call for Submissions

by Janea Wilson Calling all writers, visual artists, photographers, bloggers, and you: Lipstickparty Mag is always open for submissions! As an online magazine with a year-round “issue,” we are not restricted by deadlines. Send us your stories, art, poetry, photography, and reviews. You can check out an index of the work published by our magazine here. Want to help us …