In honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, three globally conscious salons will be donating 100% of their proceeds to Next Aid on March 8th, 2011. Next Aid’s Beauty and the Beats supports projects in Africa, including the construction of a facility for a street youth project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya and the establishment of maternal health programs for women and girls in Sierra Leone. Read More
Congress will be home on recess this Saturday -- the perfect time to Stand Up for Women's Health with Planned Parenthood in NYC! Come join us in the fight against the elimination of family planning funding (Title X) and funds for Planned Parenthood, which would leave millions without affordable health care. RSVP for Stand with Planned Parenthood -- Rally for Women's Health! Help spread the word on Twitter with hashtag #feb26 and through the event's Facebook page. Read More
Catherine Breillat, provocative French auteur, presents Elia Kazan’s controversial classic, Baby Doll, at The IFC Center in NYC on March 7th, 7pm. The ground-breaking writer-director, Breillat, is responsible for acclaimed films Fat Girl, The Last Mistress, and Bluebeard, among others. Breillat appears in person as part of The IFC Center’s guest curator “Movie Night” presentations. The screening is part of this year’s “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” series, which also features Breillat’s latest film, The Sleeping Beauty. Read More
Looking at Music 3.0, an exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art, is the third part in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art. This part of the exhibit focuses on New York in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In this time period, forms of street-art spread through-out the five boroughs articulating the counter-culture climate of the times. Graffiti, media, and performances artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc art pieces in alternative and underground spaces. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Read More

Falling for Glee's Lauren Zizes

BY Gabi in TV

Glee character, Lauren Zizes is my new idol. She has a don’t-give-a-fuck attitude reminiscent of Daria, and exudes self-esteem and confidence. Zizes, played by Ashley Fink, started out as a background character in season one.  She gained more air-time when she agreed to join glee club in the latest season, so they can qualify for sectionals, even though she thinks “show choir is lame”. She still remained in the background, up until recently when Puck, the most popular guy in school, develops a crush on her. Read More
Starting from a lone call in California, people from all over the states and around the world have been ordering pizzas to the thousands of protesters camped outside the Wisconsin Capitol Building. So far, over 500 pizzas have been ordered from over 30 states and 10 countries - including one phone call from Cairo, Egypt. The protesters have been raising a fury since last Monday; protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed legislation that would essentially strip selective public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. Read More
If like me you have an addiction to spending way too much time on the internet looking at memes, you have probably already heard of Slenderman. If not, you are in for a delightfully spooky treat. Slenderman is an internet-generated urban myth. Atypical of most folklore, however, his origins are easily illuminated. Read More
I cannot get Jessie J’s debut single, “Do it Like a Dude” out of my head ever since I heard it last night, and I won’t be surprised if it becomes an instant club hit (especially at lesbian night at the local gay bar). Jessie J has been singing professionally from the age of 11, when she was cast in an Andrew Loyd Webber musical. Ever since, she’s been penning songs for artists including Justin Timberlake (who calls her “the best singer in the world right now”), Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, and Miley Cyrus (she wrote the hit “Party in the U. Read More
Presented by New York Classical Theatre, “The Rover” comes to the World Financial Center this March.  In honor of Women’s History Month, Aphra Behn was the first female professional playwright in the English language. This feminist Restoration Comedy that premiered in 1677 will take its audience on a journey throughout the 3.5-acre venue. It is known for being far ahead of its time and explores what would happen if women were released from the limits of society. Read More
This weekend marks the 8th season of the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn.  Both founded and curated by Arthur Arbit, designers will showcase their most raw and experimental clothing.  The show tonight, February 18th, stars designer Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty as well as other young emerging designers and great music. Read More