A note from GOACA HQ


Apologies to all of you who’ve had trouble accessing the site over the past couple of weeks—it’s been a bumpier transition post-redesign than might have been ideal, but I’m learning that comes with the territory.  I vastly appreciate all of you hanging in there while we straighten things out. Also, many of you wrote to let me know that you didn’t like Disquis, which was the new commenting system we installed with the redesign. So we’ve switched to another system which I hope you will like better and will find easier to use. Please share your thoughts regarding these issues (or whatever else you’re in the mood to discuss) in the comments. Meanwhile, here’s a picture of me on Sunday, right before I biked 100 blocks to the Museum of the City of New York to see the excellent exhibition of photographs by Stanley Kubrick.

Seen any good movies lately?


I am dying to see Eighth Grade, which a lot of people are saying is one of the best films about adolescence ever made, if not the best. Have you seen it yet and how did it make you feel? What else has you intrigued, and what did you love?

What trend would you like to see go away forever?


Even fancy models look a little nuts in tiny sunglasses

I really don’t even begin to understand the tiny sunglasses trend, but was hard-pressed to explain why, so I turned to my friend Jessica Morgan, one half of the peerless Go Fug Yourself team, to break it down for me. “My basic feeling,” she says, “is that they are dumb. The whole point of sunglasses is to cover a myriad of sins—eye-bags, crows feet, you haven’t plucked your brows, you’re tired, whatever. These tiny sunglasses do none of that! They are breaking the covenant of the sunglasses! What is even the point of sunglasses if they don’t even cover the entire eye area? Also, I am old [ed note: she is not], and so everyone wearing them looks to me like they’re going to a rave in a PG-13 horror movie from 1995, and all they need are tiny butterfly clips in their hair and overly plucked brows. I do not care for them.” OK ladies, your turn.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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