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Former BUST cover girl Jenny Lewis is going on tour. She's starting with a few dates in Australia before she gets to the U.S. on April 10. For venue and ticket information go to her website. A full list of dates (and a list of opening acts) is behind the jump. Lewis is supporting her album Acid Tongue as well as her upcoming film Welcome to Van Nuys, which is a documentary chronicling the making of her album. Sat 3.28 Sydney, AUS V Festival - Centennial Park Sun 3.29 Gold Coast, AUS V Festival - Avica Resort Mon 3.30 Sydney, AUS - Hordern Pavillion Wed 4.
OK young 'uns, listen up. A long, long, time ago, in a dark age before Twitter, there was an era called the '90s that fostered a kind of weird ass music called acid house, and the best acid house band was the KLF . They produced one of my favorite party songs of that decade, ' Justified and Ancient,' a totally insane club banger that featured none other than country music legend Tammy Wynette . Despite my love of this song, however, the absolutely INSANE video they made for this song completely eluded me...until now.
I snapped this photo outside of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum yesterday, and while I couldn't make the talk last night, I just wanted to give a belated shout-out to our sisters who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911. The factory was a sweatshop employing young immigrant women who worked in sub par conditions for very little pay. The tragic deaths of 146 workers (including children) spurred safety and labor reform laws and also made the International Ladies Garment Workers Union an even more powerful force in the labor movement.
One of my most favorite living designers, Mike Mills (not the REM dude) is speaking at The Strand on Friday night in NYC. He's got a new book published by D.A.P. and will be having a conversation with cute curator Tim Barber. If you are not familiar with Mills, get googling! He is a super talented guy, and besides being an amazing graphic designer and visual artist has directed several films (Thumbsucker) and music videos (Air, Yoko, Blonde Redhead) and not to mention he is dating that other genius Miranda July.
Well, not really. Calling all you Lily Allen lovers, not only is she our April/May cover girl (on newsstands NOW), but you now have the chance to win a copy of her newest album, a special remix cd and even a Lily Allen Myspace secret show t-shirt!! PLUS, two lucky winners will get an original vinyl record of her new album 'It's Not Me, It's You'. This contest begins now, so do not delay and get your entry in ASAP! Winners will be randomly chosen after April 16th.
Legal Momentum will be hosting a panel discussion on Women's Economic Equality: The Next Frontier in Women's Rights, at Cornell University ILR (16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor) on Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm. Linda Hirshman, Heather Boushey, Mimi Abramovitz, and Irasema Garza will be discussing policy initiatives to advance women's economic equality and security in this time of crisis. Any insight into our economic landscape is especially important these days. Plus, the event is free! So mark your calendars...
Lily + Jae's spring/summer collection is so freaking cute it kinda kills me that i don't own every single dress, jumper, and button-down in it. What kills me even more is its sunshine daydreams of a lookbook. What I wouldn't give for a lakeside retreat in a vintage trailer. Click here to see all the summerific images. Be sure to check out our interview with Lily + Jae's super cool, down-to-earth designer Jude Feller in the new ish and keep an eye on her site...
While I bob-and-weave on the regular in New York City foot traffic, there are some fools I'd like to knock around physically (hell-o, slow-ass who made everyone miss the train!) I got to test the new Don King Boxing game for Nintendo Wii and immediately put it on my bday wishlist after, because I know it works. Instead of doing the 'scream into your pillow to get your anger out' bit (I mean, really, who does that!?), I was really able to work some steam off via the physical use of my body while gaming.
We heart the art of former BUST boy du jour Marcel Dzama. So when I found out he was co-directing the video for one of my fave new Department of Eagles songs, 'No One Does It Like You,' I couldn't wait to see his characters come to life. The result, which I was lucky enough to see premiered at MoMA last night, is a surreal war story set in Dzama-land, a strange battle of the sexes between civil war-type soldiers and ninja-terrorist ballerinas. There's also a ghost choir. You better just watch it for yourself. Click here for pics of last night's MoMA Pop Rally event.