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            Photographer Dina Goldstein has challenged the fairy tale stereotype by doing a series of photos reimagining the classic Disney princesses and putting them in modern day scenarios. Above is Princess Jasmine from Aladdin placed in a war-torn desert setting, obviously reminiscent of the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other photos include Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' getting plastic surgery and Snow White as a suffering housewife (which is basically what she was in the movie anyway, except here it is to wailing children).
  The Bicycle Film Festival is returning this week and it is going to be quite the party with films, music performances and art exhibits, oh my! Tomorrow is opening night and it's being kicked off with a performance from Hungry March Band in the Sarah D. Roosevelt Park at 6 (yeah, they're the guys who played in the ocean at last year's Mermaid Parade , which is also this weekend).Or you can head over to South Street Seaport for a free show featuring the The Teenagers and The John Spencer Blues Explosion.
Need a mid-june feminist booster shot? Get those creative wheels turning and your blood pumping with the Brooklyn Museum's Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video exhibition . It's been open since May and will run through January, and focuses on new videos by feminist artists who continue the tradition of their 70's counterparts.                                     Cathy Begien (American, b. 1975).
The indomitable Grace Jones is currently on tour. The impossibly glamorous, hell-raising performer is kicking ass and taking names all across Europe. She's even deigning to visit Hollywood for you west-coasters!               Reviewer David Taylor writes of her show: 'I can safely say that there aren't any other gigs I've witnessed when the highlight of the evening involved a 60-year-old semi-naked woman hula-hooping in a glittery cat mask' Need I say more? Tour dates after the jump. More info here.
I'm sure many of you have heard of Fuck My Life, where people talk about the shitty and degrading things that have happened to them, or Texts From Last Night, which is exactly what it sounds like. And though these brief anecdotes range from humorous to embarrassing, neither of them are quite as uplifting as Gives Me Hope, where people write inspiring snippets of he good the everyday person is capable of. This is one of my favorites: My father was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 4 years ago. Recently, I stopped by his online blog.
A young couple in Canada decided they don't want to have more than two kids, but their doctor won't perform a tubal ligation. Tarrah Seymour is 21 and pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, Adam Sylvester, who is 23, know they don't want to have any more children, so they asked the OB/GYN, Dr. Kayode Ayodele, to perform the sterilization during Seymour's planned C-section. He refused because of their ages, claiming Seymour might ''get involved with someone else down the road and regret her decision.'' He flat out won't perform the procedure on anyone under 25.
Performance/video artist Patty Chang, who once recreated a Bruce Lee fight scene and portrayed a Chinese contortionist, has a new exhibition in New York. The main video of her exhibit is ''The Product Love,'' which tells the story of the real-life meeting of Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong and German critic Walter Benjamin. The two met when Benjamin was interviewing Wong, who had escaped to Germany to avoid the racist typecasting of American film. Chang's video recreates their meeting as an erotic scene and attempts to translate the article that Benjamin wrote about Wong.
Anjulie | Boom from Concord Music Group on Vimeo. Anjulie is one of the artists selected for MTV's ''Freshman 5.'' That means she'll be spotlighted all over MTV for the next three months - right up until her debut album comes out on August 4. Be sure to check out her cool, artsy video for ''Boom'' (above), and if you're in New York or L.A.
I not only had the cool opportunity to attend the Babelgum Online Film Festival Awards where Brooklyn's own Christina Voros won the Spike Lee Award for her documentary short The Ladies, I also got an awesome chance to have a Q and A session with her. She discusses her start in film, how hard it is to become an established female filmmaker, and the film's two stars and sisters, Vali and Mimi (pictured below). Q: I understand you're from Brooklyn; did you always live there? A: No, though I'm not leaving anytime soon! I'm a New York transplant, via Boston, Budapest and Nantucket.
Sometimes there really isn't a good way to start this other than to just jump in with the meat of the story, so that's what I'm going to do. There is a young woman in this world with a Paula Deen tattoo. Lindsey Mitchell was apparently so enamored of the southern cook that she got a tat of a stick of butter with the words ''butter, y'all.'' I'm not going to judge anyone for their ink choices. This isn't even the craziest idea I've seen (the same site has a post about a woman with Rachael Ray's face on her back - that might take the poorly-made, 30-minute cake if you ask me).
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