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By Nadia Chaudhury Girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, girl moves in with boy, boy proposes to girl, girl and boy plan wedding, boy dumps girl, girl attempts to find self. This isn’t your typical romantic comedy, where everything works out perfectly. This is Lola Versus. Helmed by director-writer Daryl Wein and his writing partner/significant other Zoe Lister-Jones, the New York-based Lola Versus positions itself as the raw and realistic antidote to the multitudes of shiny romantic-comedies that invade theaters. That girl, Lola (Greta Gerwig),...
Summer in the city is perfect for bicycle rides to work or to the park. The wind gets all breezy and you’re going so quickly you don’t have to worry about weird extended eye contact with anyone. I didn’t think bike rides could get much better, until I saw Ninian Doff’s short, “A Professional Display of No Handed Bike Moves.” Set to the infectious song “Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks, a few experienced lady and gent cyclists perform a variety of impressive, expressive, and hilarious...
Have you ever thought about what future civilizations (or alien invaders) will think of us when they inevitably discover the remnants of our society? Yeah me neither. But while we’re on the topic, I think most of us would agree that if our new alien overlords happen to flip through the pages of today's glossy fashion magazines, they may very well paint a picture of us that is a lot skinnier, a little whiter, and a lot more pore-less than most of us actually are. And...
The first item on my summer shopping checklist is always a standout handbag. Because I’m a low-key kind of gal, I tend to go for something I can sling over my shoulder and that won’t rip to shreds under the weight of one too many books. So, when I caught wind of Della LA’s chic and colorful hobo bags, I went credit card happy. But since each sack ranges in price from $42 to $52, I still have enough money in the bank to eat and...
There’s been quite the hubbub happening over in jolly old England these past few days as the British celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Marking Elizabeth II’s sixty years on the throne, the festivities included parades, concerts, and a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London that drew over 2,000 guests. Though the British have been known to grumble about the monarchy from time to time, the incredible outpouring of enthusiasm and support for the queen on this occasion shows that, for many, there remains a...
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