Combine gender-bending therapists, mutinous nuthouse patients and toss in wrestling lesbians for good measure and you'll get Waiting For the Show: a madcap, what-the-frack new comedic play by Theresa Diamond. Psych ward inmates Nina and Anne, daily rehearse their fire-eating, snake handling, anti-abortion variety show as Maria from 'The Sound of Music' and former el presidente George Washington, which is periodically interrupted with Nina's trips to the Treatment ... Read More
Don't have enough money to buy new clothes? Why not...shop in your own closet! Shopinyourcloset, a new fashion blog, was created in part to mainstream magazines recent economically-sensitive fashion articles that advise readers to save their bucks by revisiting their own closet, not always considering the fact that some outfits already owned should be buried in a landfill instead of in the back of one's wardrobe. Pictures submitted from readers showcase ... Read More

Same plastic surgeon?

BY Laurie in General

Is it just me or do all plastic surgery victims end up looking the same? I saw The Wrestler this weekend, it's a sad and lonely story about getting old, and loving to do things that are bad for you, well acted, great soundtrack etc, but the whole time I was watching Mickey Rourke I could not help being distracted by his freaky face. Why do people do ... Read More

Ron Asheton, dead at 60

BY Laurie in General

Sad news reported today that Ron Asheton was found dead in his Ann Arbor home this morning, cause of death not yet known. Asheton was one of the founding members of the best American rock band ever, the Stooges. R.I.P Ron. source: Ann Arbor ... Read More
At the BUST Holiday Craftacular in New York on December 14th we held the first ever Stylist's Closet and boy was it ever a hit! We packed one room chock full of designers like Aviator Nation , Boy Meets Girl , Dear Creatures , Spring and Clifton , BB Dakota , Queen Bee , Greta Cavazzoni , Priestess NYC , Osiris Shoes , London Underground , K.C. Malhan , TRKFLD , Roxoxox , Vine and Venetia , Angel Court , Hellkats L.A., Yak Pak, 80%20, Kitsch 'n' Kouture, Claw ... Read More
Taking a book club and turning it into an all-girl, reading-inspired, song-fest? What will they think of next? Once I peeped these deets below on nonsense nyc , I was hooked (though it would be cool if they added some women writers to the mix in 2009, doncha think?): Bushwick Book Club - Tuesday, Jan 6 Unparalleled songwriting nerdery. Local songwriters Phoebe Kreutz, Chloe Matheou, Liv Carrow, and Susan Hwang perform songs inspired by, and based on, Kurt ... Read More

Did Steve tell you that?

BY debbie in Boob Tube

A while back, I posted about the weird youtube/FOC mashup phenom of people (mostly ladies) videotaping themselves lip-sychning to various Flight of the Conchords songs. Well, seems like the Conchs themselves have gotten wind of this weirdness, and so now HBO is running a Flight of the Conchords Lip Synch contest on their site , in order to promote the new season. They've already posted a few entries; I'm not sure if these are real or faked as examples for further ... Read More

Pour Your Body Out

BY Susan in Artsy

One of the best things about holidays and living in New York is finally having the time to check out the amazing resources the city has to offer. Last week on my days off I made it uptown to the MOMA and finally got around to seeing Pipilotti Rist's installation 'Pour Your Body Out'. I had huge hopes for it after seeing clips of it and pictures online weeks before. When I got there it was really crowded (I guess we all had the same intentions) and all the cozy ... Read More

Liz Renay event this Sunday

BY Laurie in Artsy

Five Points Band Times is hard. Fun is not. If you're in NYC Monday night, pack up your sins and unburden yourself at 'Gutless and Guilty' , a night of music and comedy happening at Santos Party House! The night will include: Bread and Puppet Theater's production of 'Dirt Cheap Opera', a bawdy, 45 minute adaptation of the famous Brecht/Weill 'Three Penny Opera' - a story of the gangster Mac the Knife and his brand new wife Polly newly mixed and freshly ... Read More