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I could watch dance shows all day. Center Stage? Seen it at least 10 times (not counting Center Stage 2, mind you). So You Think You Can Dance? Yes, I do (kind of), but I'd rather watch the show. And America's Best Dance Crew? Definitely: especially because of this season's incredibly talented dancers and activists, Vogue Evolution. The crew, which hails from New York City, specializes in Harlem's 'house-ballroom' genre of dance, which includes their namesake 'Vogue' style (that's right--just like the Madonna video).
Have you ever dreamed of being a vintage pin up beauty? Well now's your chance. Vintage pin up and burlesque queens, Bettina May and go-go Amy, will be teaching their fabulous ways.  How to be a Pin Up Girl class in Newark NJ!!! Class will take place at Index Arts Center 585 Broad St from 1:00-8:00 In the class you will learn how to do Vintage Hair and Make Up, get posing and modeling tricks and much more. You will leave that day with a book detailing everything you've learned and a CD of the Photos you took that day, which you will own the rights to. No experience required.
Funny girls, rejoice! New York Magazine is reporting (via comedy blog The Comic's Comic) that two comediennes will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 35th season starting September 26! No one from NBC has officially confirmed the news, but word on the street is that Lorne Michaels has hired Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad, both formerly of the famous comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade.
Last night I watched a few minutes of Real Chance at Love , the latest of the Vh1 surreality dating shows. I'd seen the string of similar shows (I Love New York, Flava of Love, Rock of Love, etc), all which draw upon Vh1's recipe for low-low-culture, sex-driven fauxmance, and never imagined such slimy stuff could last as long as it has.
Sally Potter's new film, Rage, will have quite the unique Sept. 21st premiere for it will be the first time a feature length film will premiere on mobile phones. Through Babelgum, the independent web and mobile content platform, viewers will be able to watch the film on their iPhone or iPod, which will be broken down into seven episodes. If you're unfamiliar with the film, Rage tells the behind-the-scenes story of a New York fashion show that goes hella-crazy when an accident on the catwalk becomes a full-blown murder investigation.
Fall fashion season is in full swing, which means more fancy/classy/fly shoes to buy for your closet. Make room for new arrivals by donating your used shoes to Soles4Soles , a nationwide shoe drive sponsored by shoe connoisseur, Nine West .
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Austin (TX) area, if you haven't seen a screening of Handmade Nation, I urge you to do so when it rolls into town this Sunday the 6th. Not only will you be able to view the documentary about the rise of DIY around the US of A, but Faythe Levine will also be on hand for a book signing and party at Domy Books on the 5th. The Austin screening takes place at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at 1:30 and 4:10 pm, followed by a Q and A section.
After testing, poking and prodding her gender chromosomes, doctors have agreed that yes, Caster Semenya is indeed a woman! So now she can cheerfully take home the gold medal she rightfully deserves. However, cheerful is not the adjective I would use to describe the way Caster and her family feel right now. After all, this shocking controversy overshadowed Semenya's triumph. As we recently reported, 18-year-old Caster Semenya, South Africa's professional female athlete, beat her rivals by a large margin in the world championship 800 meters in Berlin.
You know what I wish people would do more (or frankly, start doing)? Letter writing. I don't know one single person who doesn't love going to their mailbox and discovering something besides bills, coupons and the occasional catalogue for Christmas decorations and the like. So when I moved out to the lovely New York City, I made a promise to myself to stay in touch with my pals back home through letter writing.
Like puppets? How about the theater? See the two of them together in the 'La Mama Puppet Series 3' set to run from October 8 to November 29. The annual series, which is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation and others, will open with the newest work by Theodora Skipitares. 'The Traveling Players present The Women of Troy' is a piece based on the text of Euripides and the words of the women incarcerated at Riker's Island in New York. The second production, 'A Quarreling Pair,' includes three puppet (they're itty bitty) plays that were inspired by avant-garde writer Jane Bowles.
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