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Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Sitkin has an eye for the grotesque. Her photos collapse the boundary between spellbound and stay-the-fuck-away. Her use of the ugly as an aesthetic lure is definitely imaginative: never would I have thought of an ear attached to the back of my smart phone, for instance. More impressive is the fact that the artist creates her own costumes and sculptures which serve as fodder for the artists’ play with the hideous and the deformed.
In case you’re not panicking yet, allow me to bum rush reality onto your peace of mind: the secular holiday formerly-known-as Christmas will be upon us in exactly two weeks. “But what do I get for the person that has everything,” you ask? Well, feel free to push the thoughts of others into the back of your mind for a few days more, because our BUST Craftacular is just a couple days before the holiday:11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 12/1911 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 12/20 At Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Get the full details here. BUY TICKETS HERE.
The author, age seven. 1.I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm. I bite his shoulder, hard. He starts crying, pulls up his pants and runs upstairs to tell his mother that I bit him. I’m too embarrassed to tell anyone about the penis part, so they all just think I bit him for no reason.I get in trouble first at the babysitter’s house, then later at home.
Entirely written and produced on her own, Willow Smith, the ‘Fresh Princess’ that brought you “Whip My Hair,” debuts her first full-length album, “Ardipithecus.” A reference to Ardipithecus Ramidus, the oldest homonid bones on earth, the album serves as a musical journal, chronicling thoughts and feelings unearthed from the teenage experience. With appearances from her older brother Trey Smith (aka AcE) and JABS on tracks “Not So Different” and “Star”, the album is far and away from the crunk jam of yesteryear.
At the recommendation of my mother a little while ago, I picked up a copy of The Female Brain neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine’s 2006 exploration of just that: the lifecycle of the female brain, from infancy and girlhood, adolescence and young adulthood, onward to middle age, menopause, and beyond. Less than 50 pages in, I put the book down and cried uncontrollably – I had read what I thought was a hauntingly accurate description of my very self.
 Writer Dorothy Parker once vowed there were three things she’d never attain: "envy, content, and sufficient champagne." Girl, I feel that universal struggle. But if you show up to Speed Rack NYC this Monday, you’ll at least attain a few darn good cocktails and four hours of non-stop boozy entertainment.   Now in the midst of its fifth national tour, Speed Rack is the one n’ only speed bartending competition created by and for badass female bartenders.
While you have a hoverboard at the top of your holiday wish list, Ms. Steinem Claus puts all of our Christmas lists to shame, reminding us that material items arent as important as equality and world peace.  So before you hit send on that email to Santa, you might want to ask yourself WWGSD, make a few edits and remember the true meaning of Christmas is getting what we want.... in every aspect of life and being all around better human beings.
The Vibratex Princessa (Girls Series)Size: plastic Easter eggShape: plastic Easter egg wearing a tiny crownSound: a girlish whisperStrength: the sass of a thousand Cher HorowitzesSatisfaction: the bubblegum-snappin’ kindPairs with: a PhrostieThe Princessa is so cute it makes me want to CACKLE WITH GLEE. It looks like a sea anemone or a squid or a weird fruit or a cake! It’s so little! Eeeee! It’s from a Vibratex line of pink and white vibes called “The Girls.
In the wake of the death of Michael Brown and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, Oakland, CA, mom Anayvette Martinez and her friend Marilyn Hollinquest created the Radical Monarchs, a scouting group that “empowers young girls of color so they can step into their collective power and make the world a more radical place.” “I wanted to create a troop that had some elements of traditional scouting,” says Martinez, “but centered around the experiences of young girls of color. My fourth-grade daughter never let go of the idea.
  Q: In 2012, I suffered a massive stroke, which has not only isolated me but also caused me to be involuntarily celibate. My quandary is, I never learned how to masturbate! Previous to the stroke, my now ex-boyfriend served as my orgasm-giver. However, now that I’m begrudgingly solo, I need some help finding my “happy place” again. Not to mention, I’m currently stuck living with my parents without a lot of privacy.
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