Blog

Despite the fact that “Friday” was recently pulled off of YouTube, the “fun, fun, fun, fun” isn’t over for Rebecca Black fans.  Black has announced that she will be releasing a new single and video, “My Moment,” on Monday, July 18th. The video will be available at 8pm Pacific time on Black’s YouTube Channel, and the single will be available for purchase on iTunes the following day. "My Moment" was written by Brandon "Blue" Hamilton and Quinton Tolbert and produced by Charlton Pettus.

Stefanie Drootin has played in more bands than you or I could count on two hands; most recently duo Big Harp with husband Chris Senseney. But now she is tacking on a new title: executive director and founder of Omaha Girls Rock! camp, which makes its weeklong debut Monday, July 11. According to a recent interview with Lazy-i, Drootin considers herself lucky to have “had the confidence to be able to deal with a lot of the stuff that goes along with being a girl in a band.” Her first sense of courage came from her mom as Drootin was growing up. “My mom could do everything.

  Montreal’s sexy husband/wife combo Handsome Furs, is keeping it in the family once more with their third album Sound Kapital (Sub Pop). Are you ready for this? Because I’m not sure that you are. Their music on this LP is a f* ton of electric sound. A digital mink, if you will. Alexei Perry jams out so hard on the keyboard while hubby Dan Boeckner co-fronts with his ensnaring vocals and wily guitar riffs. Some tracks have a lot going on at first and then suddenly turn deep and meaningful, such as with “What About Us” and “No Feelings.

As a daughter of a Japanese mother, the worst thing I could do is take an interest in piercings and tattoos, next to hating miso soup and wasabi. Though tattoos and piercings are much less taboo in Japan than they used to be, being inked still conjures images of criminals and gang members for some Japanese citizens (including my grandma). I’m not interested in getting yakuza-style bodywork, but I have three small tattoos and currently have eight piercings that I keep jewelry in at all times.

According to this info-graphic from bitrebels.com, kitty cat fans are more likely to read magazines such as The Nation, Elle Decor, and BUST! This battle of feline vs. canine is a fierce one, and everybody seems to prefer one over the other. Most people you encounter in life usually have a strong opinion on the matter.   Other factoids gathered from from 222, 651 Hunch users: Cat owners are slightly more likely to be women and skew liberal; are 17% more likely to have completed a graduate degree, 29% more likely to live in the city, 39% more likely to rent their home...

Somehow Ben Milne, a baker in Scotland, found a way to create a  delicious, edible 7 inch of his friends' band, Found, made entirely of chocolate and edible paper. After experimenting with chocolate on vinyl and homemade templates, Milne contacted the band's record label, who gave him a vinyl press of his own to create this musical sweetness. Apparently it plays on all record players, which is pretty neat, but I'm not sure how many times I'd be able to play it before eating it!  To check out the video, click here.

While sterile blue liquid will probably remain a staple of female hygiene television ads, Always has taken a small step towards reality by creating a print ad that represents blood. Somewhat. The campaign, seen above, features an Always pad with a small red dot trapped (or neatly placed) inside a maze. 
Advertising expert/blogger Copyranter referred to the ad as a “historical advertising move”. 

However, this bit of period pride is nothing new to Always’ competitor Kotex.

Stories were always the best part of my bedtime as a child. Thanks to my parents' diligence I basically had Pippi Longstocking memorized before I could read, and I still get excited to take part in the bedtime ritual again by reading to my younger siblings and cousins. While I’m actually lucky enough to have a phenomenal roommate who I’ve wrangled into reading to me on a few occasions, the closest most adults come to enjoying the childhood experience again is through audiobooks.

Gender identity can be confusing for anyone to navigate without adding unnecessary childhood genital surgeries to complicate things even further. Several recent studies have shown that in the United States, India, and China, boys are the preferred offspring. As we’ve discussed, in India this is resulting in sex-selective abortions and seven million fewer girls than boys under the age of six.

I’ve had the recent pleasure of watching sketch team Somebody’s in the Doghouse perform their hilarious sketches. The duo, Leah Gotcsik and Marty Johnson. have been performing all over the country since 2003. With a plethora of prestigious credentials between them, the ladies just competed as finalists in the Friars Club Improv + Sketch Competition for the second year in a row.  Gotcsik and Johnson met while working at Improv Asylum in Boston.
Facebook_websiteTwitter_websitePinterest_websiteRSS_websiteTumblr_websiteIG_website

Search

Upcoming Events

The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Thu Sep 29 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Fri Sep 30 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
BUST Craftacular @World Maker Faire (NYC)
Sat Oct 01 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Sat Oct 01 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Sun Oct 02 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM