Monday! It's here again. If you're having a hard time getting started, we've got you covered. From Willow Smith dropping a secret album a la Queen B to history making elections in Saudi Arabia, here are the links we love to start your work week right.
Japanese women are fighting for the right to keep their surnames after marriage. For over a century, married couples in Japan have been legally obligated to have one surname. 96% of the time it's women taking the man's last name. 5 women are suing the government to change this.
Willow Smith, daughter of Jada and Will, sister of Jaden, dropped an album on the 11th only making subtle (or not so subtle?) references to it on Twitter. She's named it Ardipithecus. As for the explanation of the name, Willow says: “Ardipithecus Ramidus is the scientific name of the first hominid bones found on earth...I wanted to name my musical compilation after it because, while I was making these songs I was in such a transitional state." Which, great name for an album, but when we were 15, we were thinking about what we were gonna wear to winter formal. (Prince also dropped a surprise album. Guess it's a thing now?)
Transparent, Season 1, pushed TV boundaries. It made us laugh, cry, and open our hearts just a little bit more. Apparently Season 2 is the "best TV show of this year." Maybe it's time to get thee to Amazon and do some binge-holiday-watching.
HelloGiggles is talking the power of art. They're chatting about street artist Banksy's newest work surrounding Steve Jobs and immigration (hot on the heels of Trump's hellish immigration proposals). Check it out and then be sure to check out our DTLA office tour with the HelloGiggles crew.
For the first time in history, Saudi women were allowed to both vote and run in council elections. 1,000 women ran, so far 5 have won seats. Long overdue and EPIC.
And because we all deserve a laugh as we head into long days and nights filled with family: The Best Comedy Moments of 2015.