Our first week of tour with CSS has been sooo fun! We are chasing their bus all over the west coast in our charcoal colored Dodge Caravan. This tour we have a drummer with us which is super duper exciting. Lee Free is our drummer, and he is playing a lot of the percussion samples from our record on live drums. We are super happy with the new texture it brings to the show. Blowtorch is at the sound helm again and we are just thrilled to have the family back together. (JD met a few cool vaginas in Portland OR @ The Wonder Ballroom!") Two people came up on stage so far. Read More
Slut Walk NYC is a grassroots mission doing its part to end sexual and domestic violence to women all around the globe. The movement grew from a comment by a police officer who told women the best way to protect themselves against sexual violence would be to stop dressing like sluts. Understandably outraged, over 3000 women exercised their rights to free assembly and speech and marched to show support for the end of discrimination. Marches are now world wide with successful runs in London, New Delhi, Toronto, Nashville and other locations. Read More
  I just love Gloria Steinem!  I was given more reasons to love her last night, after watching the new HBO documentary Gloria: In Her Own Words.  Gloria is the prime example of “the personal is political.”  Throughout the film she offers very personal anecdotes from her life.  Through her intimate accounts with the viewer, it’s almost like having a conversation, as well as a history lesson, with her in your living room. At one point she describes realizing that personal struggles should not have to be a secret. Read More
While watching Hallmark's I Love Lucy marathon in honor of Lucille Ball's 100th birthday yesterday, I found myself swooning over Lucy's outfits. Her ensembles are classic, of course, but many of the elements (sheer, lace, sweetheart necklines, polka dots, tea-length hems, etc.) seem to be particularly on-trend at the moment. So much so, that I easily could compile a look from several stores mimicking her signature looks. Read More
Beth Ditto, Bust cover-girl, front-woman for The Gossip, and overall feminist badass, has released a four-track solo EP with Simian Mobile Disco. After breaking virtually all the rules of the music industry, she has out-done herself again by proving she can successfully make it on her own. The full self-titled EP, released by label Deconstruction Records can be bought as a digital download or a physical 12" vinyl at Beatport, an online music store. A  full-length record is set to release in spring. Read More
Tomorrow evening Gitana Rosa Gallery in Williamsburg will kick off the fall season with a multimedia exhibition revolving around the male nude. Whether exalted in Greco-Roman times as a figure of heroism or dismissed as an unneeded presence of male dominance, the male body is a fascinating subject. "Hung" recognizes this and the artists featured in the exhibition are working to challenge both men's and women's perceptions of the male nude. Read More
I’m not sure how many of you had the unfortunate experience of being shipped off to camp for a few weeks out of the summer, but for me the trauma lingers on like the scent of insect repellent and sweat after a half dozen games of Capture the Flag. Mom and Dad may have partied it up while you spent your formidable years making birdfeeders out of peanut butter and pinecones, and coaxing fellow campers into eating mysterious red berries, but now it’s your turn for a sweet retreat from all grown-up responsibilities. Read More
This week the fight for safe, legal abortions in New York is looking horribly heavy-hearted. The New York Abortion Access Fund has dipped below $1000 - but we won't give up! This Thursday (September 16th) there will be an Emergency Fundraiser at Destination Bar (211 Avenue A). The event will take place from 6-9 and will feature discounted cocktails as well as a raffle and silent auction in support of NYAAF. There is a suggested donation of $20 but feel free to give more if you are able to! Thursday, Sept. Read More
Busty gals I have to tell you, this movie is a really good one. Definitely worth dressing up for, as if you need the excuse. Deets here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/?ref=logo MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC, a new motion picture about an apathetic nurse who moonlights as a dominatrix, her aspiring model roommate and the sad, strange world they live in, will have a week long theatrical run at reRun, Brooklyn's newest, coolest movie theater. Read More
Above: Vockah Redu with Energizah and Shortee Whop Critics and fans alike have been itching to hear something new in the Rap genre for years, and New Orleans has stepped up to the plate to deliver. Turns out that Louisiana has been a hip-hop incubator for the past decade; dotingly cultivating a set of grade-A chicks, dudes and chick-dudes. Read More