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Smartphones are kind of a necessary evil these days. Sure, you can read your email and get on the internet whenever you want, but owning a smartphone can feel a lot like this scene from Futurama: Up until now, the misfortunes of smartphones have been more of an annoyance than a major problem, and the more tech-savvy of us have found loopholes. Any smartphone user who felt constricted by their carrier could simply unlock their phone, a practice which would allow them to switch networks if...
Have you ever found yourself wishing for an online community full of like-minded ladies who craft, create, and care for each other? Are you feeling inspired by all the female-centric work being shown at Sundance and The Athena Film Festival this year, and ready to try your hand at a video or web series of your own? If so, you should hop on over to Wonderly, a new multi-platform digital space for female creators.   The Wonderlings, as the site’s creators are called, set up shop to...
Sundance 2013 brought the lady goods in a big way. Fifty percent of the festival's featured films were directed by female directors this year, a stunning leap to full parity for the first time ever at the festival, and a miraculous chasm jumper when compared with the reported disparity in Hollywood (only seven percent of directors registered with the director’s guild are female).  But we’ll come back to that some other day. One of the best female stories of this year's festival was artist Noriko Shinohara’s (aka “Cutie”) ,...
Were you, like many Americans, left heartbroken after Beyoncé's inauguration lip-syncing kerfuffle? Here's something to take away the sting of her (pretty rational and defensible) betrayal: a Bad Lip Reading that, like the inauguration itself, is sure to go down in history. If you can make it past the lyric, "I stroked your swine/his name was Rusty", then you are far stronger a person than I. Check out the video below:    Photo via Stylefrizz.com Video via Youtube.com ...
Singer/songwriters don't just sing and write songs anymore. They also build and run their own musical empires, often times single-handedly! Conceived by badass singer/songwriter chicks like Casey Dinkin (www.CaseyDinkin.com), Audrey Joy (www.AJLMusic.org) and Sarah Elizabeth Foster (www.SarahElizabethFoster.com), The Singer/Songwriter Conference is an afternoon event in midtown Manhattan for singer/songwriters by singer/songwriters. Their Mission: To bring singer/songwriters together for an afternoon of sharing successful strategies and building new relationships. The event will be hosted by Youthquake Studios and sponsored by the innovative website platform, www.squarespace.com. Date: Sunday, February 10th, 2-6PM Location:...