It’s official! If you want to know what’s going down in the world of movies, music and TV, you better get your little tushes out there and grab our Aug/Sept Fall Preview issue, ‘cause it’s totally hitting newsstands today!   Here is just a brief glimpse into what kind of brainfood is in store:-- Want to stop paying $20 or more just for a fix of your frontal fringe? Yeah, me too. We’ve got a bang trimmin’ tutorial just for ... Read More
From it's origins to it's core, Comicon's heart lies in the attendance and participation of the teenagers. Technologies have provided them with the ability to find interests beyond what is readily available to them in mainstream American media. In replacement of sagas such as Twilight they have sought out more sophisticated supernatural tales from Japan like Bleach, Death Note, and Hellsing. After spending an afternoon with them, I wished I was a teenager again, ... Read More
Head out to the West Village to P.J.S. Exhibitions to support female tattoo artist, Stephanie Tamez!    Stephanie Tamez is a Brooklyn based tattoo artist from Brooklyn Adorned.  As a female artist, Tamez gives her male counterparts serious competition with her eye for detail and knack for color.  Her paintings are like bright lights against nebulous backdrops.  Of her long career in tattooing, she says, “It’s been such an ... Read More
(Or, alternatively, MY Personal (Brief) Ode to (and Mental Debate Over) Christina Hendricks) Since my little ol’ post pertaining to Christina Hendricks seemed to cause a bit of a stir yesterday, I thought I’d share this newly posted BBC article with everyone. Many of the concerns that were voiced yesterday have also appeared in this article as well! (Note: The following are my thoughts on bodies and such at this current moment in time. I have been known ... Read More
Poor MIA, everyone on the interwebs seems to be bashing her performance last Saturday during the Hard NYC Fest on Governors Island. Read here and here. What went wrong? I’ll tell you what went wrong…two words: Heat Exhaustion. I was one of the thousands that day who left before she sang her second song… but I didn’t think she was all that bad. I actually liked her performance from what little I heard, not the best in the world, if I ... Read More
The Colour of Beauty is a short documentary that follows aspiring model, Renee Thompson, as she attempts to take on New York City's fashion industry.  The video uncovers that the fashion industry still lacks true diversity.  Designers and casting agents still believe that black women won't sell magazines, products or clothing.   From casting calls where black models are told not to even bother to the horrendous scrutinization of their slightly ... Read More
When I heard that Bangs and The Need (two well-loved punk bands from the Olympia, Washington area) were reuniting to play a few shows as a benefit for a friend who had fallen ill, I bought my ticket right away. Too bad I live in New York and while a $15 concert ticket was no problem, the $400 plane ticket to Portland was a little harder to swing. Luckily our writer Elisabeth Wilson lives there and was able to go on our behalf. Here's what she had to say about her ... Read More
Chelsea Baker, a 13-year-old Floridian, has beat the boys with her killer 65 mph knuckle ball. Being the only girl on a boys-only sports team can't be easy but Baker certainly makes it look that way. Her team has been undefeated the past four seasons, due to her perfect pitch (2 of her games were actually perfect, striking out every batter). You go, girl! However, I'm not surprised that she kicks ass at baseball, only that she has managed to make it this far. I ... Read More
A fatwa (basically a Muslim ruling by a religious official, not necessarily a grand scheme death threat ala Salman Rushdie) has been issued by an important Saudi cleric that says that women may respect declarations in certain countries (ahem, France) that forbid the wearing of the niqab or burqa. Sheikh Aed al-Qarni has said that it is “illogical and unreasonable” for the French government to be going through with this basic removal of religious ... Read More
Just in time for last night’s season premiere of Mad Men (which I haven’t watched yet, so don’t tell me anything!), Christina Hendricks, the lovely Joan Holloway (whatever, she will always be Holloway to me, married to a turd or not), is being hailed as a fantastic role model for women and girls by Britain’s Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone. She is “absolutely fabulous,” so it goes. Of course I cannot help but agree. This ... Read More
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