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Beth Höeckel, a 33 year old Baltimore native, makes beautiful and dreamy art. Her collages will simply blow your mind. They are creepy and sometimes sad, weird and nostalgic. Höeckel uses vintage magazine images (often of women) and places them in space age moonscapes, or against ominous skies, often with their backs to us, gazing at the freaky landscapes she creates. I just love these so much! To see more, visit her site, and check our April/May issue for a new collage she’s done for us....
Yesterday the Pentagon announced new measures that will bring women serving in the military closer to combat than ever before. With the new policy implemented, women will be able to fill thousands of jobs, including medics, intelligence officers, and helicopter pilots, previously reserved for men only. Women have been allowed to serve in these positions at the brigade level since 1994, but this new policy assigns women to the battalion level, which is much smaller and more likely to see direct combat.  Women are still...
With Dr. Dog’s latest collection of songs, Be the Void (out now on Anti-), there’s a renewed commitment to the party-jam sound that fans of this Philly-area band have loved for over a decade. According to guitarist/vocalist Scott McMicken, the group looked for inspiration in “music that got its roots in live expression rather than that studio-perfected sort of vibe.” A refreshing thought indeed. With the soulful vocals of McMicken and heartfelt harmonies provided by the rest of the six-member group, their funky, indie-rock outlook...
Modern technology is dope. We're all in touch with each other in ways previous generations could never imagine. Thanks to Facebook I have access to the daily happenings of literally every human being I have ever encountered.  Right now I could pull out my phone and video chat with my mother who lives across the country from me. That is some Jetson's level shit right there! Unfortunately, I can also pull out my phone at closing time and text my ex some poorly crafted sick...
The Sundance Channel must have a degree in making educational yet totally captivating shows, unlike most enriching television which lulls me to premature slumber. Instead Sundance pumps out series like Big Ideas for a Small Planet and Green Porno with Isabella Rosellini, which are hysterical and make me feel a little bit smarter. It's almost like I forgot I was learning about insect mating rituals and environmental engineering!  In its eternal quest to be one of the coolest channels on cable, Sundance just announced their latest...