Posts for Features

Reggie Wade: A Big Man in NYC
Feb 03, 2016
Big in the City: My Life as a Plus-Sized Man in NYC
New York City: the city of dreams, and my hometown. As the largest city in the United States, many people would think it’s the perfect place for a man of size to set up shop – unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Don’t get me wrong, the shirt doesn’t lie—I Love New York, but it can be rough on...
James Murphy Reunites LCD Soundsystem
Jan 11, 2016
Man of the Week: James Murphy Reunites LCD Soundsystem
James Murphy is officially reuniting LCD Soundsystem – not just for Coachella, but for a new album and tour. This comes as a surprise to many, after their huge, “final” performance at Madison Square Garden in 2011. Apparently, not everyone is happy about forthcoming new music from the band, as you’ll read below. On Christmas Eve, LCD Soundsystem...
Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls
Dec 30, 2015
Spotlight: Jes Baker Talks Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls
It takes guts to bring the body positivity and empowerment conversation into the mainstream spotlight, but that’s exactly what Jes Baker, aka The Militant Baker, has been doing for years. In 2013, she created the Attractive & Fat campaign, a response to sizeist comments made by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries. The campaign garnered worldwide attention and...
Chubster 2015
Dec 29, 2015
Chubstr’s Best of Body Positivity 2015
When it comes to the body positivity movement, 2015 was a year for the books. It’s becoming more common to see ourselves represented positively by plus-size influencers in all areas of professionalism, media, and thought leadership. If this year was any indication of where things are headed, 2016 promises to bring even more positive exposure.  As the New Year...
Charley Koontz: The Chubstr Interview
Dec 22, 2015
Best of Chubstr 2015: Our Top 10 Articles of the Year
2015 is coming to a close, and it has been a pretty amazing year! We compiled a list of our most popular articles from the past year for your reading pleasure. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best of Chubstr in 2015 Best Kept Secrets: Bellies and Belt Buckles Toward the end of summer,...
Chef Ed Furlani
Nov 27, 2015
Spotlight: Chef Edward Furlani
If you feel like you’ve seen Toronto based chef Edward Furlani somewhere before, you might be familiar with his modeling work for plus size men’s clothing brand, Parker & Pine. When it comes to style, Ed is a man of many talents – he can effortlessly pull off a variety of looks, all the while rocking his own urban street roots. We chatted with him...
Ashley Nell Tipton
Nov 06, 2015
Spotlight: Project Runway Winner Ashley Nell Tipton
In case you missed it, Ashley Nell Tipton didn’t just take home the win for Project Runway Season 14 at New York Fashion Week last night; she blazed trails with the first-ever plus size collection in the show’s history. We caught the young designer’s attention amid the finale win celebrations (and the tears – so many tears)...
Alber Elbaz - Man of the Week
Nov 02, 2015
Man of the Week: Alber Elbaz
After 14 years at French fashion house, Lanvin, Alber Elbaz is out as creative director. The charismatic designer helped put the company back on the map, making it more modern and accessible through collaborations with the likes of H&M, while keeping beauty and luxury front and center. By all accounts, Elbaz was fun and energizing, with a...
photo: Chrissy Metz
Oct 21, 2015
Chrissy Metz Talks Music, Acting, American Horror Story
Chubstr Crush features profiles of and conversations with women who inspire us. Most people know Chrissy Metz from her role as “Ima Wiggles” on American Horror Story: Freak Show, but she’s really a slashie – an actress/singer/comedian. With new singles out from her band Chrissy and the Vapors, we got the chance to get the...
Man of the Week: Jack Black
Oct 19, 2015
Man of the Week: Jack Black
Many of you reading this probably grew up with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. It wouldn’t be surprising if the series was your introduction to the horror genre, considering that for a while, they were selling at a rate of millions of books per month. Our latest Man of the Week is none other than Jack Black, who...