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Every few months, I can’t resist the urge to download Tinder. The following thoughts typically ensue: 1. This is so stupid, I don’t even know why I’m downloading this…again. 2. I guess I should actually pick out some photos of myself to go up since it defaulted to my Facebook profile pic of my cat. Like my fifth grade teacher would always say, “Don’t just do it, do it right.” 3. Should I write my bio in all emojis, or is that too suggestive? 4. But the world doesn’t...
  “Until It Happens to You” by Lady Gaga was recorded for the movie The Hunting Ground, which explores rape culture on college campuses nationwide. The film exposes how school administrations attempt to sweep rape allegations under the rug through red tape and victim blaming.   Lady Gaga showcases the song, true to its original context, in a music video portraying three different scenarios of sexual assault on a campus. Though the editing of this video is somewhat conventional for the fantastical songstress, the fact that she actually depicts the assault makes...
This weekend (Saturday, September 26- Sunday, September 27) is the 6th annual BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire in Queens, NYC. We'll have over 75 fantastic vendors on hand selling their geeky and glorious handmade wares to tens of thousands of attendees at the super-popular outdoor festival. Wildflower + Co. will be there selling their super fun, super personal jewelry. Wildflower + Co. believes that fashion should be "personal, fun & about the experience." If you want to make your mark on this world, they want to...
Seriously guys? Reproductive healthcare is not a political bargaining chip, it’s a necessity for everyone (yes men too). Planned Parenthood makes this necessity a reality for people who would otherwise not be able to afford these services.  It goes without saying that defunding Planned Parenthood would be a devastating step backwards for our country, but I’ll say it anyway, since my faith in humanity is still smarting from Friday.  DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD WOULD BE A DEVASTATING STEP BACKWARDS FOR OUR COUNTRY!  Access to reproductive healthcare is every person’s right....
Artie Ahr as "Ryan" and Amber Marie Bollinger as "Jordan" in LISTENING. Photo Courtesy of Young Medium When Amber Marie Bollinger first appears in director Khalil Sullin's new sci-fi thriller “Listening,” the camera zooms on her from behind, showing a close-up of her tiny black shorts as another character jokes about her “Bunsen burners.” Just a few scenes later, she’s dating him — and joining him in developing mind-reading technology. Telling much more would spoil the story, but know this: underestimating Bollinger’s character is definitely a mistake. The...