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This week has changed my life-no joke. It’s been the best week of my life so far. - Camper, age 13 I really learned how to rock out for real and it felt awesome. - Camper, age 13 Are you a young girl ready to rock? If so, now is the time to break out your… pen and paper (to apply!). The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is now accepting applications for their July and August rock camp sessions in Brooklyn (July 2 – July 7) and...
Jack White really is playing up his upcoming album. Titled Blunderbuss, his first-ever solo album is currently streaming for free on iTunes. (For anyone baffled at the title, you’re not alone; I had to Google it, and a “blunderbuss” is a kind of gun. So there you go.) Now, I’m a huge fan of White and all of his musical ventures (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather), so my opinion is probably super biased, but Blunderbuss is freakin’ awesome. It’s definitely a departure from...
With Earth Day fast approaching, the internet is all abuzz with sustainable crafts designed with our beloved planet in mind.  We're all taught at a young age how reduce and reuse should come before recycle, but somewhere along the way I think a lot of us forget the first two. Here are a few projects that reuse former trash. They are so simple, the laziest person in the world (yours truly) can do them, so you have no excuse. C'mon. Don't you love your Mother...
I’m sure you all remember the controversy surrounding manufacturer LEGO’s incredibly sexist line of toys called “Friends,” heavily simplified from their normal toys and marketed specifically to little girls. I’m sure you also remember the completely legitimate outrage over these toys (John Darnielle won my heart with his call to arms to “leaflet and raise hell”) and the attempt of SPARK activists Bailey Shoemaker Richards and Stephanie Cole to petition LEGO to “stop selling out girls.” Over 55,000 signatures later, LEGO has responded to the accusations...
Earth Day is coming up soon, y’all! On April 22 (this weekend), it’s time to kick our environmental awareness into overdrive and focus on improving our sustainability and natural environment. This can seem like a daunting task to some, but it’s really not – there are lots of surprisingly little things you can do to reduce any harmful environmental impact: carry a reusable tote bag instead of paper or plastic ones when shopping, use a refillable stainless steel water bottle instead of countless plastic ones, and...