Why did I just move to NYC? Portland, Oregon continuously surprises me as the place to be for hip and alternative design and music (Musicfest NW is going on there now). Portland-based company Queen Bee Creations just came out with this new line of bags made with sustainable fabrics. They also have some bags made from recycled materials. Everybody really is turning green these days, and I think that's glorious. -Maya the ... Read More

Jesus Creepers Sneakers?

BY Callie in General

I really don't know how I feel about this. Kind of love it kind of scared of it. Genius regardless. They are from Nat-2 . For some reason I feel like this is something Kanye West would get behind.   The clear ones are insane, I've worn my share of clear shoes and I can tell you your toes are going to look like worms in a dirty fishbowl in no time.  ... Read More

Frat mentality

BY Laurie in General

I had to watch the Palin 'hockey mom' speech last night, and as much as I expected the usual Obama bashing that the republicans like to do, I was most struck by the creepy fanaticism of the crowd- all white, pasty (old) faces chanting 'Drill, baby drill' and the booing, and laughing at their own lame joke about how Obama was a 'community organizer'- seemed like a bunch of disrespectful frat boys. Actually it reminded me of that dream sequence in Rosemary's Baby ... Read More
I am kind of upset I didn't come up with some of those jokes. 'Turn your yeast infection into a jewel collection', that so could have been me that made that joke! I did give myself a good chuckle last night though. I went to the junk boat show I blogged about yesterday (my camera died but I will take some pictures of it soon, it will be docked all week and then it moves to Deitch) and someone asked me where my man piece was. My reply, 'I don't know, I am not my ... Read More

New Drama. Same zipcode.

BY Tara in Boob Tube

So I gutted it out through the 2 hour premiere of 90210: the new season last night. Truly gut-wrenching, and not in a good way. I so fondly remember sneaking (yes, sneaking) to watch the original series, as everyone who's above the age of 18 does. So i promised myself that even if the new one sucked, i would watch it anyway. Holy vast disappointment! First of all, that Naomi chick drove me completely bonkers! What is with her? I can't put my finger on why I hate ... Read More
Street artist Swoon has been taking her fleet of junk boats down the Mississippi River for years. This summer she's been floating down the Hudson for 3 weeks, putting on performances along the way. A couple of my friends went along for the ride this year. Including my roommate and one of my regular pieces of tail. Stoked to have them back, my house and my vagina both felt so empty. They just docked in New York and there is a performance tonight at 8 pm. ... Read More
Over at Vice they have an article about a French lady that will turn your collected dog fur into yarn, that she then sends back to you so you can make a dog hair sweater! I guess these people want to um, wear their pets. ... Read More
I've attended the New Couture Fashion Show for the past 3 years now, and each time, Cassie K's fashion shows get bigger, better, and totally out of control. If the name sounds familiar that's because Cassie was on an episode of MTV's True Life: I'm Going to Fashion Week. While the other mini story lines in the episode featured people working in the fashion industry who were totally losing it from the stress of their job, Cassie held it down like a total rock star ... Read More

"What's a Jitney?"

BY Laurie in Boob Tube

Chuck Bass just gets more foxy with each and every episode. Also loving the Nate and Mrs. Robinson storyline, since I have not seen Madchen since the Twin Peaks ... Read More

Cordero Dance Party!

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

If you are looking for a good time in NYC on Thursday night (Sept. 4), search no further than the Cordero record release party at Joe's Pub. Come celebrate the kick off of their tour in support of their new release, De Donde Eres (Bloodshot Records). Lead singer Ani Cordero promises to woo you with the bands indie-rock latin songs, infectious fun will definitely be had by all. Additional dates ... Read More