Cute Overload!

BY Emily Rems in General

Once upon a time there was a mom in France who realized her four-year-old daughter Capucine was totally awesome at telling stories, so she started video taping her and putting the clips on Vimeo for the world to enjoy. It didn't take long for net surfers to get totally obsessed with Capucine's stories - posting them all over the place, and that's when her mom had another great idea. Why not sell merch with quotes on it from Capucine's stories , and then donate the ... Read More

Don't Divorce Them!

BY Emily Rems in General

'Fidelity': Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.  I just watched this video called 'Fidelity' that the Courage Campaign has put out with Regina Spektor to support their petition asking the Supreme Court to invalidate prop 8 and it totally made me well up. Like, did you know that Ken Starr has already launched an initiative that, if passed, would un-marry all the gay couples that already wed in California before prop 8? Madness. Check it out, ... Read More
  I've been totally on the fence about this octuplet thing since it started dominating the news. On the one hand, I think a woman's reproductive freedoms should extend to all facets of family planing. And I also think that people have been pretty harsh in their judgments of Nadya Suleman since the news broke that her now-famous babies are only the most recent editions to her brood of 14 in-vitro children. But this interview that Radar just nabbed with ... Read More
Soul legend Etta James just made some scathing remarks from the stage at one of her shows about Beyonce Knowles, apparantly because Knowles had the audacity to sing James' signature song 'At Last' at the Obama inaugural ball . Listen to the clip of her rant above and let us know: Do you think her ire at Knowles (who incidentally just played James in the biopic Cadillac Records ) is justified? Or do you think she's just bitter because Barry didn't ask her to ... Read More
Just when you thought that Sarah Palin had finally receeded into the back of our national consciousness like a bad dream, she's in the news again. This time, according to CNN , it's because her continued 'support for aerial wolf-hunting has sparked a heated cross-country war of words between the governor and an environmental ad campaign fronted by the actress Ashley Judd, with Palin calling the organization funding the ads an 'extreme fringe group.'' Take a look ... Read More
This morning, my main man Barry speedily enacted legislation reversing the Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear , in which employees (like gender bias plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter) lost their right to their day in court for ongoing wage discrimination. 'By swiftly signing the Ledbetter legislation into law, President Obama insures that employees, regardless of their gender, race, national origin, age, or disability, are protected from the additional ... Read More
On this day 36 years ago, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision protecting the right to choose for all American women, and that right has been challenged and threatened ever since. Here's hoping that the new administration that began on Tuesday will keep our best interests at heart, and will begin to undo the eroding of our reproductive freedoms that has occurred over the last three and a half decades. One important way Obama's team can do this, is to strike ... Read More

Vote For Titi Rosie!

BY Emily Rems in General

Check it out! My awesome auntie-in-law, a supertalented subway singer named Rosateresa Castro-Vargas, is the subject of a short film that is now in the running to be shown on Reel 13 on PBS this Saturday! All she needs is a bunch of people to vote for her movie to make this happen. So click over here and vote for the film La Cantante before Thursday, Jan 22nd at 5pm. C'mon - it'll only take a second. It's a ... Read More
Taking a book club and turning it into an all-girl, reading-inspired, song-fest? What will they think of next? Once I peeped these deets below on nonsense nyc , I was hooked (though it would be cool if they added some women writers to the mix in 2009, doncha think?): Bushwick Book Club - Tuesday, Jan 6 Unparalleled songwriting nerdery. Local songwriters Phoebe Kreutz, Chloe Matheou, Liv Carrow, and Susan Hwang perform songs inspired by, and based on, Kurt ... Read More
I'm so excited that my all-grrrl pop-punk band Royal Pink is going to be playing tomorrow night at the Girls Rock and Girls Rule 7th Anniversary Show! Seriously, when was the last time you went to a rock show that had EIGHT girl bands on the bill? So awes! What's even more awes is that we're all kicking out the jams for a great cause, the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls . So come on out and give us a ... Read More