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As a child, I was incredibly spacey and disorganized, so it’s a wonder that I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD  until I was 17 years old. At family gatherings, my mom would often share a classic anecdote about me which, we now realize, probably should have served as a major red flag. When I was in second grade, I failed my first test. My mom was especially disconcerted about this because of the fact that it was a measuring test, where literally the only task was...
In an age when technology continues to grow exponentially while cultural conventions are still residual from a century ago, society becomes riddled with contradictions and people struggle to cope with their conflicting social expectations.  In the incredibly relevant and scandalous play, The Feminism of a Soft Merlot or (How the Donkey Got Punched), these contradictions are thoroughly explored from a feminist perspective. The production, presented by The Ivy Theatre Company, examines the implications of living in a society in which women are beginning to assume...
Whether or not you give Alanis Morissette credit for producing ballad after ballad for just about every emotion a person could feel, for overcoming a major eating disorder in her late teens and later promoting eating disorder awareness, for that one time where she hosted the Juno awards in a nude leotard to comment on the era of censorship in our post-nipplegate society, or for kissing Carrie Bradshaw, Alanis Morissette is simply a goddess. Her new video for track "Big Sur" beautifully reinforces this fact.  When...
Patty Griffin’s latest album American Kid was released a year ago. Since then she’s been touring to promote. Patty and her kick ass band came around again to NYC for 2 shows and I was lucky enough to go to her Music Hall of Williamsburg gig this past Friday night.  Ms. Griffin and company held the audience captive for 90 minutes with selections from Patty’s catalogue as well as a few surprise numbers. If I had to use one word to describe Ms. G. it would...
Sculpt your locks by following these awesome tutorials and insider tips! Ah, spring: the season for spring cleaning, spring breaks, and best of all, spring fashion. And there’s no better way to accent your new duds than with a new ’do. These four braids will change your whole style game, and we’ve upped the ante by including a bunch of tips and tricks, as well as a list of must-have products that hair gurus are obsessed with. So read these tutorials and plait on, plaiter. Tailspin Lately, preppy,...