While most of us are unable to watch Sarah McLachlan’s BCSCPA campaign video without tearing up and frantically changing the channel, there’s a hero out there actually facing the pain and doing everything she can to help diminish America’s growing problem with abandoned pets and shelter euthanization. Laura Flynn-Amato (above), an animal rights crusader hailing from Staten Island, dedicates her life to changing the fate of puppies born in mills. Read More
Thanks to FRUiTS, the world can keep up with what the ladies of Harajuku, Tokyo are strutting in on a daily basis. The monthly street style magazine has been snapping shots since the mid 90s, and the August issue is filled with the usual volume of fresh and fearless fashion. These girls will wear whatever they want, whenever they want, and they don't mind if you do a double-take or two. Here are some of the looks featured in the current issue: Yo Nicki, this is what a real Harajuku Barbie looks like. With her Harajuku Ken. Read More
I’ve been a nail biter since I was a wee lass, so getting my nails done has always been out of the question. Plus, my nails are so small that I would probably have a panic attack trying to recreate the super-cute “Sweet Strawberry” manicure design featured in our current issue. Luckily, there’s a fantastic solution for fussy nail-biters like me - glue-on nails! We showcased some fabulous talons and decals (who wouldn’t want Tom Selleck’s face on their nails?) in the magazine, but that’s just a small taste of the world of artisan ready-made nails. Read More
The last word I would use to describe spoken word artist Pandora Scooter is ‘shy’. From her colorful coif to her energetic arm gestures, it’s hard not to listen to what she has to say. There is very little that Pandora won’t talk about. A regular stage banter may revolve around anything from sex in an airplane lavatory to ‘labia-licking’ ladies. Read More
A 32 page comic book is just the beginning of Lucille Ball’s centennial soiree. Starting today at 6am (ET/PT) and all the way through August 7, The Hallmark Channel will be showcasing 96 classic Lucy episodes - with no reruns! -  in honor of the Queen of Comedy’s 100th birthday. So make some coffee, pour in a little Vitameatavegamin for that extra special boost, and get ready to celebrate. Lucille Ball made history as the first female head of a production company and as America’s favorite red-headed slapstick comedienne. Read More
Drew Barrymore in the director's chair, Maeby Fünke as a gang member, and an epic romance between young, troubled lovers. By way of movie magic, all of this was made a reality in Best Coast's new music video for their hit song, "Our Deal." Though just four minutes long, the ultra-mini film is packed with action, tears, forbidden love, and hair worth pushing your lover off a building for. The video keeps the romantic, dreamy tones of Best Coast's song, but borrows heavily from the fight scenes and attitudes of West Side Story and the Outsiders. Read More
Grab your helmet and game face, because this Saturday the all-ages Hellcat All-Girl Alley Cat race will take place at Tompkins Square Park in NYC. No need to be speedy - this race is all about the points you earn for doing silly tasks on your bike. You only need three things to compete: a bike, a vajayjay, and fierce, competitive spirit. The winning title is fair game, whether you’re on a bitchin’ Bianchi or a rusty Schwinn. The participation fee is $10, which will get you a spoke card, t-shirt, and admission to the after-party. Read More
Today is a victorious day for the supporters of Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put into effect the new guidelines requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover birth control, among other preventive services. The list of services that will now be covered includes free screenings for conditions such as gestational diabetes and the human papillomavirus (HPV), support for breastfeeding equipment, domestic violence screening, and counseling on sexually transmitted diseases. Read More
One of the first comic strips introduced in my school’s comics course was Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller. My initial reaction? 'This confused, prickly-headed, hyphen-nosed child has no place in my heart!' I’m not a Sunday funnies kind of gal, so I didn’t understand what Nancy was trying to do. Is it supposed to be funny? Is it making some kind of point that I'm totally missing?  During the course, my professor introduced us to How to Read Nancy by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden. Read More
  1,000 people + 10 creative chefs + 7 musical acts = 1 massive, bumpin' BBQ block party. The City Winery is joining forces with Finger On the Pulse (Terry D and DJ Never Forget) on August 6th to bring New York a tasty fusion of innovative BBQ and summer beats.  A dance party as well as a feast, the BBQ Blow Out will showcase unique BBQ-inspired dishes that the chefs created especially for the event. Read More
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