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Ana Mouyis is an Illustrator currently living in Brooklyn in a household full of fellow artists and kindred spirits. Her work draws both on her childhood in Cyprus as well as her current life in NYC. Her work combines disparate elements for striking effect. It is both earthy and ethereal, personal and universal. She applies her drawings to a variety of media, including quilting, printmaking and animation.
That's right, Kabul. Anywhere you go, courage is one of the most essential tools in your feminist-box. But the proverbial balls on these women could sink ships. April 15, they took to the streets to demand equality and oppose the passing of a recent law that legalizes marital rape. The resulting angry men throwing stones, screaming degrading epithets and spitting are pretty predictable. The most poignant part of this story, other than the sheer bravery of the act itself, is that there was an equally large counter-protest by female religious students supporting the law.
Hey, Midwesterners, here’s something for you. The Soundest Festival is at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on May 24. This is an all-day music fest featuring a bunch of independent hip-hop artists. Some of the artists that will be there include Atmosphere, The Pharcyde, MF Doom, Brother Ali, Freeway Jake One and a few dozen others. The tickets are $30 and you can get them online at the Rhymesayers site. You can also see the full line-up and listen to tracks from the artists. -Liza (photo via www.myspace.
The good people at BabyCakes bakery made this super-adorable video to celebrate the upcoming release of Babycakes, the Book of Recipes on May 5. BabyCakes, the Book of Recipes: It's Here (Almost)! from BabyCakes NYC on Vimeo. Watch, enjoy, and salivate over their beautiful vegan goodies.
Remember our post about bush-trimming ads? Here's Sarah Haskins' take on it. As usual, hilarity ensues.
I'll cover my mouth so I don't get rage all over my computer screen. This makes me so mad I can barely put words together. Fortunately, Kate Harding put plenty of words together on the topic that say everything I am thinking much better than I could. United is instituting a policy that would kick people off a full plane if someone on the staff decides they are too fat. Oh, and after they are kicked off and unnecessarily forced to wait, then they will have to pay extra. Because apparently discomfort needs a scapegoat, and fat people are just such a popular target.
Your life will not be complete until you go check out Barnaby Barford 's sculptures. Exploring ''notions of lost youth'' by popping a cap in Santa's head is just warped enough to make me fall in love. I should add that the sculpture pictured is called ''Does that mean we're not getting any presents?'' -Liza (photo via www.barnabybarford.co.
Don't forget to watch HBO's Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange this Saturday at 8. Our review after the jump.A story first told as a 1975 documentary that became a cult sensation, and then recently recounted in a celebrated Broadway musical, Grey Gardens, the true tale of mother and daughter 'Big Edie' and 'Little Edie' Beale, is being revived once more, and the result is another terrific tearjerker.
There's a new exhibition opening tonight that celebrates New York beauties past (and present). Fiona Gardner's photographs are of ten former Miss Subways as they are today. Miss Subways was a contest from 1941-1976 in which young women of New York were crowned -- without any pomp and circumstance -- and their photos displayed on the subway for all to see. The women are all middle aged and older today, and Gardner's photo series shows them wearing sashes and crown juxtaposed against the circumstances of their daily lives.