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If you’ve never been to DUMBO, let me paint a picture for you. Giant warehouses/apartments along the water’s edge, with million dollar views of Manhattan, surrounded by cobble-stoned streets and well, quite a few potholes. Throw in over 120 craft, vintage and food vendors and you had yourself the BUST Spring Craftacular and Food Fair, which set fire to Brooklyn on May 4th.  Not a cloud was in sight as the excited vendors began setting up their wares. An hour before opening time, the line for the...
You wish you were as badass as the Duchess of Alba. As the richest woman in Spain, she’s racked up three marriages, lived through two major wars, and holds more recognized titles than any other noble in the world. Plus she’s got a name that feels like an entire conversation: María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva.   The Duchess is a relative of Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and King James II of England, and her godmother was Queen Victoria Eugenia...
It's been six years since Patty Griffin released an album of new material. Yeah, she did a way cool Gospel album (which won a Grammy) then recorded and toured with Robert Plant's Band of Joy but no new stuff since '07's stand out Children Running Through. Well, girlfriend is back with what I consider to be her most personal album yet and it's in tribute to her recently departed father. Although Ms. Griffin is identified as an acoustic guitar and piano player much of her music is...
If you haven't heard of Girl Crisis before, today's your lucky day. The amazing concept group is made up of a few amazing songstresses who have come together to cover all of your favorite songs. The idea was formed from the minds of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Class Actress's Elizabeth Harper, and This Frontier Needs Heroes' Jessica Lauretti and Bek Andersen. Their troupe has grown immensely to include talented vocalists like Leah Carey (Amazing Baby), Erika Spring-Forster (Au Revoir Simone), Molly Shea (Acrylics), Jane Herships (Spider),...
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski is the chief of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention and response branch. Ironically enough, Krusinski was arrested this past weekend in Arlington, Virginia for assaulting a woman. According to local police reports, he fondled the woman's breasts and buttocks in a parking lot. Pentagon spokesman George Little has stated that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “expressed outrage and disgust over the troubling allegations” and “emphasized that this matter will be dealt with swiftly and decisively.” Great. We’re all so comforted by your...