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And it's back. The fourth but fortunately not final (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view) installment of The Twilight Saga hits theaters today, and wow, is it something. Did you ever think you'd hear the words "embryonic sac" uttered in a movie about teen vampires? Most of the audience at my 12:01 AM screening last night seemed to know these technical birthing terms were coming, but it was still hard for the entire theater not to laugh when Carlisle (Peter Facinelli) deadpanned, "The...
Last night, November 17, was the release party for “It Chooses You” by Miranda July--as well as the grand opening of a pop-up shop based on the book.  In the spirit of the book, the author and her team hunted through the NYC classifieds in search of once-meaningful objects for sale. Upon purchasing these artifacts--such as Japanese dolls, oil paints, an old paper cutter, and deer hooves--July interviewed the sellers.  These items are being resold at the original asking price, plus tax, at July’s resale...
  The very wise Alicia Keys once asked, “Have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart?” Well a new study says a lot of women have, and it’s not easy. The research, conducted by the American Heart Association, says that women are seven to nine times more likely than men to suffer from Broken Heart Syndrome, which occurs after someone “suffers from a sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death.” Though it’s easy to laugh this syndrome off, the study says it can...
Cléo Férin makes pretty scarves and collars for cool girls who 'wanna have fun'. Originally from Paris, she moved to London to study surface design and has gone on to work with the likes of the late Alexander McQueen, Amechi Ihenacho and even UK pop act, Sugababes! The illustrations on her scarves are quirky and fun. Her 'Icons' collection, which will be on sale this Craftacular on November 27 in London, celebrates BUSTie ladies such as Cleopatra, Bridget Bardo, Beyonce, Wanda Jackson and Grace Jones, and...
Anna Lefler’s The CHICK-tionary is a hilarious must-read which includes more than 450 words, ranging from "A-Line" to "Z-Snap." The book does more than just provide definitions, though--it offers interesting comments, examples, and comic relief. Before reading this book, I had no idea that Mrs. Potato Head existed outside of the toy box, or likewise a puma outside the wild. Here’s a small glimpse at what the book has to offer: Mrs. Potato Head, noun : A slang term for a woman who has had so many...