Twittering While Feminist

BY mikki in Eat Me

I freaking love Twitter. I love that you can randomly type something on your phone and send it out into the ether and strangers read it. (Kind of like how I used to feel when I did a zine! But without a post office or stapling things!) I love that you can keep up with your friends, various pop cultural and political figures, and also keep an eye on trending topics to get a feel for what the online world is chitchatting about. Read More
In addition to BUST's current cover band, there's even Rosanne Cash. To quote Flavorpill, "She & Him. For free. Outdoors at Governors Island. Do you really need us to talk you into this one?" (Leah Taylor) And did we mention FREE? You can even borrow a free bike to tool around from thing to thing (til 4:30pm anyway), or just take your own on the free ferry over. Read More
I think that I would say I’m pro-comics/graphic novels. I don’t necessarily have (or really make) the time to read them…or have the money for it…but I am completely supportive of the artists and writers who have been making these fantastic combinations of writing and art for years. The struggle to be seen as legit is a battle we all have to fight at one point or another, but it’s been a long road for these ladies and gentlemen.   Which is why Bluewater Productions’ fairly newish series Female Force makes so much sense. Read More
Forbes Magazine has just released its annual list of “The 100 Most Powerful Celebrities” and it appears the past year was particularly good for Hollywood’s most talented and versatile ladies.  Raking in a ridiculous $315 million from her media empire, the one and only Oprah Winfrey kicked Angelina Jolie out of the No. 1 spot to reclaim her throne.    She’s followed by Beyonce at No. 2 who earned $87 million largely due to her endorsement deals with like a hundred different companies and ability to poop out infectious pop songs every other month. Read More
(photo of the marquee at The (gorgeous!) Wellmont Theatre in NJ) She's a bitch, she's a lover she's a child' she's a mother, and she is back and better than ever.Courtney's new face and revamped Hole lineup shredded the Wellmont Theater with no remorse last Friday night in Montclair New Jersey.  It's safe to say that the coveted queen hot mess cleans up real nice playing a strong set of classic Hole favorites like " Miss World", "Doll Parts" and "Violet" amongst her brand new songs off of  "Nobody's Daughter". Read More
This past Sunday, me and the old man decided to get some culture, so we hoofed it up to the MOMA for the Cartier-Bresson show. It was very good (and very crowded) but after shuffling around for 40 minutes, trying to squeeze into a place to see something on the wall, we decided that we’d had enough. On the way downstairs we stumbled upon a different photo exhibit, “Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography,” which I somehow totally missed ever hearing about. Read More
  Fashion designer Linda Trau has put together a new line of products called ZUBA Africa, which sells handmade necklaces made by Rwandan women in need of assistance. The line of accessories is partnered with Fairwinds Trading and “uses business as a strategy for the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.”    The colorful necklaces and totes are sweet and vibrant and really reflect the meaning of the company’s name— ZUBA comes from the Rwandan word “izuba,” meaning sunshine. Read More
A teen drama without any thin actresses...  OMFG.  For the past few weeks I’ve been constantly passing this ad (left) for the new ABC Family series Huge.   And each time I see it, I feel a weird mix of emotions.  On one hand, the ad features a plus sized girl (Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky) in a bathing suit. On the other hand, she looks depressed and is trying to cover her stomach.   Either way, it effectively sparked my curiosity.  As it turns out, Huge premieres tonight at 9 p. Read More

Urban Bliss

BY Elissa Stein in Arts

  Last night I went to my very first kirtan. From what I'd heard about them—hours of hot, sweaty ecstatic chanting and dancing, I never felt compelled to attend one. I'm far too cynical to let go and get swept away in those kinds of moments. But, Laughing Lotus was hosting a big summer solstice celebration and I replied yes to my facebook invite mostly to be polite, not really planning on attending. After several people mentioned they were excited I'd said yes, surprisingly, shockingly, there I was stressing about what to wear. Read More
It's fun to imagine our favorite musical artists having their own favorite musical artists, and who those might be. Sometimes, while listening to albums, I create supergroups in my brain and think of how awesome it would be if the artists who create the soundtrack for my days and nights got together to share a stage. It would be, well, anyway ... Read More