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 In response to pressures from PETA, KFC Canada has given into their demands to start offering vegan options on their menu. "Un-chicken" nuggets will soon be available in the Canada locations. But really, would any serious vegetarian really need or want to even step foot in a KFC? I've been fortunate to have lived in cities like San Francisco and New York, where I have never found myself without plenty of meat-free options, and I realize not everyone has this luxury, but still...
This friday night at the knitting factory, there will be a special, one time only reuninon of Lydia Lunch's late 70's band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Lunch was a seminal spoken word perfromer, punk, poet, and actress of the underground NYC downtown scene in the 80's amd 90's, and her work has always been smart, sarcastic, violent and confrontational.
      That is me in the sweet green dress, next to my predicted winner Rece Steele. Over my right shoulder is my girl Mac Tyi, she just dropped a new single. Hedonis is behind me and Lady Merk is next to Chiba cut off. I told you about those girls in blogs past. Looking at this picture me and Rece could be twins, similar hair, smile, gold chains. No wonder they didn't put me on, it would be to confusing. I also heard through the grapevine that they thought Drunky Brewster was a liability so they couldn't let us on. That's right, more crazy then Nicky2States.
If you're not staying inside tonight to hide from the heat and make stencils and paper orangutans (not that you really need an excuse to get your craft on), you should totally check out the free comedy show over at Lolita Bar. That's where I'll be at least.Two of my lovely ladies help organize "Tell Your Friends," every Monday at 8 p.m. at 266 Broome St., and it's sure to be worth some laughs.Tonight's line up is Leo Allen, Tom Shillue, Liam McEneaney, Peggy O'Brien, and host Chris Mata.
Yesterday was my dads birthday and also my folks 20th anniversary.  I spent all weekend making this cake, and I think the results were smashing. Read more after the jump. I really love to cook and I love to bake doubly so. My parents love to eat. So I figured I'd give them a wonderful meal at my exclusive restaurant , Chez Claire (aka my kitchen).  Dinner was: A marinated shell steak, a garlic mashed potato, and fresh creamed spinach.
     So since Jess posted her favorite 'avoid the heat at all costs' indoor activity, I figured I would post mine for even more things to do for hot (in all senses of the word) crafty girls. Lately ever since I found this website, stencilpunks, I have been addicted to making stencils. Nothing in my path has escaped my stenciling rampage, tee shirts, pants, jewelry boxes, everything. Even the cats gone into hiding.
So everyone knows that comic cons and such are sausage fests, right? I mean, what's a girl to do if she craves a little sequential art without being skeezed on or looked at like an alien life form? Thankfully, events geared towards the indie comics crowd are much more woman-friendly, and the fundraiser this past weekend for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art was full of rad ladies doing their thing and hawking their wares.
  Going outside in this 97˚ weather means instantly melting into a big, sweaty Intern puddle, so I’ve been spending some quality indoor-time with the Internet lately. And, as it turns out, there is a goldmine of heat-wave-proof, free paper toy patterns at this site just begging to be downloaded, folded, and propped up next to a desk fan somewhere.The idea is that you download these super-cute PDF-files onto your computer, print them out on cardstock or some equally hefty paper, cut along the edges, and fold and glue the little suckers into existence.
Donita Sparks, that crazy lead lady from L7, is back with a new band called the Stellar Moments.  They played Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday night to promote their new release, Transmiticate. Though it’s been years since she became an onstage legend by throwing a used tampon into the audience at the Reading Festival in ’92 (gross or hilarious—you decide), Sparks was still a total firecracker onstage.
  Why didn’t anybody tell me it was National Doughnut Day???? I just wasted all my stomach room on cheese. Arrgh! But who am I kidding, I have no problem celebrating NDD tomorrow with an old-fashioned. Or the next day with a glazed twist. Or the day after that with a jelly-filled. Mmmm…doughnuts. And who knew the doughnut had such altruistic origins? When I get off work I’m heading straight to Doughnut Plant.
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