BY Intern Brittany J.
on Aug 10, 2010
If you like women, rock, and women in rock (which…let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then you should probably make it a point to head to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker on August 18th. Why? Because they are presenting an NYC Women in Rock show, duh.
Doors are at 6:30, show’s at 7. Get there fast for your $12 tickets; seems that this thing could fill up and there’s only so much room! The acts include: Hypodive, Jennings, Lily Sparks, Anna ... Read More
on Aug 10, 2010
Get outside and stay awake this Thursday night, August 12th for what is said to be quite the spectacle of fireballs in the sky, the Perseid meteor shower! Apparently the moon is gonna be M.I.A. so there won't be a lunar glare hindering our view.
The perseid meteor shower is caused by debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. So basically, Swift-Tuttle left a trail of dust and gravel behind after sailing through the inner solar system and when that debris ... Read More
I'd put this in the category of "Eat Me"...but really it seems more like "Don't Eat Me" at this point.According to several news sources, Chinese company Synutra is under fire after three (and a recently-reported potential fourth) female babies have been diagnosed as prematurely pubescent after being fed the company’s baby formula. As in, babies with breasts.
Synutra has claimed there to be no hormones or “illegal substances” of any sort in their ... Read More
on Aug 10, 2010
Tropical vacation cruise in the dead of winter anyone??? Yes please! From February 25th to the 28th, the "Imagination Vessel" will sail from Miami to Nassau with a rock-n-roll festival happening onboard!
Bands include: The Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Strange Boys, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Turbo Fruits and DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin. Not too shabby huh?
Even if you never thought you'd be on a boat, listen ... Read More
This Saturday, August 14th, you better get your little bike-riding butts over to Brooklyn, McGolrick Park, to be exact, to snag a spot in the Hell Cat! all girl bike race. Registration starts at 2 PM in the center of the park, while the actual race, complete with 7 checkpoints and promises of ridiculous tasks to perform at each, will be at 3. For the $10 fee, you will score a sweet t-shirt and a spoke card. From what I hear, there will be some pretty bangin’ ... Read More
If you walked by any sort of newsstand this past week or spent any amount of time on the internet, you’ve seen the newest cover of TIME Magazine. If not, you should.The story at its most basic is this: 18-year-old Bibi Aisha ran away from her Taliban-connected husband’s and in-laws’ home, where she lived in a barn with livestock and was treated like a slave. About a year ago, her husband found her in Kandahar, and in the seemingly opposite of ... Read More
And what better way to start a week than with some of the most adorable cats and kittens that you ever did see. ...Right? ...??
Well, at least for me anyway.
(WARNING...please do not die of cute. I don't need that kind of blood on my hands. I'm only an intern!)
[all images courtesy of weareallmadeofkittens.tumblr.com; check out the site for more photos and especially the ... Read More
on Aug 08, 2010
What happens when a super-talented badass makes a film about another super-talented badass? If you're lucky, the result is something like "Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Radiant Child," director Tamra Davis' new film about her friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. While deeply emotional, "Radiant Child" resists mythologizing its subject, a self-taught graffiti artist and painter who rose to fame in the art world while challenging some of its most precious ... Read More
on Aug 06, 2010
Canadian bred duet Seth Smith and Nancy Urich, formally known as Dog Day, are gracing NYC with their presence on August 12th and 13th. Deemed "the future of indie-rock" by Coke Machine Glow, Dog Day is made up of guitar, drums and vocals that shake the already fossilized structures of the underground music phenomenons before them. Their last record, Concentration received stellar praise from all around and it most definitely deserves your ... Read More
BY emily dirienzo
on Aug 06, 2010
Let’s take a moment, close your eyes if you wish, and imagine a summer picnic without bees: no feeling of panic as a little yellow stinging machine lands on the tip of your nose, paralyzing you with fear. For many of us a bee-free, EpiPen-free summer sounds like a dream come true, but to others like Maryam Henein and George Langworthy there is a much bigger, drearier, picture that comes to mind at the thought of a bee-less existance. Henein and Langworthy ... Read More