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I try to refer to what I've heard some say is 'the Bible for New Yorkers' when I can: Time Out New York, of course, for updates on restaurants, bars and whasss happenin' in each 'hood. Gotta love the mag for its equality, too. They are celebrating 'Urban Bear Weekend' (May 7-13), on their website (click on the 'Gay' tab if you don't know what a bear is!) with pics and info on some local NYC bears. Meet Rich (pictured), my BBF (as in Best Bear-Friend), among others, and get to know their 'Habitat,' 'Bear Subspecies,' and what being a bear means to them.
Celebrate! The day began in 1992 when Mary Evans Young, a British feminist, decided something needed to be done about eating disorders and the huge diet industry. The point is to raise awareness of fat-phobia and size discrimination; fight the idea of the ''right'' or ''ideal'' body shape; fight the diet industry; and honor the victims of eating disorders and weight loss surgery. The blog Body Love Wellness has a post listing 16 reasons not to diet (ever). Some include: -Diets have a 90-99% long-term failure rate.
This singer/songwriter's latest album pop is sweet and sly, built on deceptively simple pop language.
The Barcelona-based group's debut is full of feel-good choruses with vocals that sometimes teeter on being too precious.
A sparkling, retro blend of lush electro beats, glossy disco shades, and new-wave riffs so cold, it’s 1986 all over again.
Imagine the musical offspring of a Europop dance party and an island jamboree.
Kid Sister has been around for a while, but this is her first solo album, and it's nothin' but gold.
The Swedish singer/songwriter’s follow-up gleams with maturity.
We all know that the way the criminal system deals with rape is inadequate, to say the least. But Nicholas Kristof's 'Is Rape Serious?' op-ed in The New York Times on April 29 opened my eyes to just how dismal the situation really is--and to the fact that we need to do something about it.