BY Annelise S in TV

After a nutty accident involving a bottle of Advil is misconstrued as a suicide attempt, Jenna ends up in a pretty brutal arm cast (see above picture) and an entire high school full of confused rumors. In MTV’s “AWKWARD.”, the typical cast of any high school TV show is present (the two sidekicks, doofy teachers, cheerleaders, confused parents, lame jocks), all dealing with the typical issues (virginity, popularity, personal identity, relationships) but with a refreshingly intelligent twist that distinguishes this show from the rest. The dialogue in “AWKWARD. Read More
Most blog-reading folks know The Satorialist, the now-famous street style blog by Scott Schuman, but do you know The Satorialtwist? This clever blog splices pictures from The Satorialist to create some interesting, hilarious, and even cute outfits (such as the one above). I'm not sure how Schuman feels about the blog, but I like to think he'd be flattered considering the disclaimer Harry Woodrow, The Satorialtwist's creater,  posts on the site, which says, "All images are from The Sartorialist and used without permission but with love and respect. Read More
I love the internet, because it allows for pictures like this to be exposed to the world. I don't know how many times I've ordered a burrito and thought "I feel like I'm about to ingest an infant." Which I've always thought was a unique, vaguely disturbing thought- apparently it's not! This picture proves that I'm not a sicko! Hallelujah! Burritos have the same heft and warmth of a baby. Except burritos are significantly more delicious. This picture is also great because it's an actual FOOD BABY. Awww yeah! Viral images, man. So good! Sometimes, you just need some visual stimulation. Read More
Our favorite "doen't give a fashion fuck" actress, Helena Bonham Carter is Marc Jacobs' latest muse and model for his Fall 2011 collection. Some of these photos are not exactly the most conventionally attractive, but that's exactly what makes them amazing. Right now the fashion world is oohing and ahhing over Elle Fanning's MJ campaign, but these photos are the real gems. A true style icon is someone who beats to the tune of her own drum. No one encompasses that more than this lovely lady. Read More
Last Tuesday, July 12, at St. Mark's Bookshop, I had the distinct honor of listening to a panel of three super rad and super interesting ladies talk about their experience when it comes to being a woman working in media, their role in showcasing women through media, and how they view the overall consumption and creation of mainstream and indie media. Speakers included: Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine, Editor), Emily Rems (BUST magazine, Editor), and Shirley Braha (MTV, Producer). Read More
I never knew what it was like to lose a dear pet. My family has had our share of pet fish - RIP Tokyo and Jelly - and my feeder mice, Meece Witherspoon and Meeces Pieces, both died while I was away at college. None of these losses hit me hard; I didn’t necessarily connect with the fish and my most memorable days as a mouse owner consisted of them pooping on me, then escaping and eating pencils off my desk.But while Freckles was still alive, I tried hard not to think about it. Read More
Thanks to Blue Water Productions, iconic funny lady Lucille Ball is getting her own comic for her 100th birthday. Written by Jaymes Reed and illustrated by Patricio Carbajal, this 32-page comic book will explore her multifaceted career, as well as her contributions to society - she is an inductee in the National Women's Hall of Fame - and the tremendous influence she had on the American public.  Publisher Darren G. Read More
“I want to be a political wife, I’ve been training for this for all of my life,” Political Subversities performer Shaina Taub sings. “Let me in the sorority of Michelle Obama toned-arm candy.” “Political Wife” is just one of many hilarious sketches written and performed by musical sketch comedy group Political Subversities. It almost seems unfair that this massive group seems to be hogging all of the funniest, smartest, best-looking performers with incredible voices and impeccable hand-eye coordination. Read More
The Brooklyn-based indie pop group has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser so they can record their first full album, which Kate Nash will be producing. They’re writing and recording ten original tracks as well as some covers for the album. They also need funds to shoot the video for their first single, DUMB DUMBS, an “anti-drug/pro-candy anthem.” Featuring “a colorful, decedent Paradise Lost where drugs and lascivious acts are replaced by mountains of candy and swarms of offbeat characters”—too cute. Read More
    Urban homesteading is a fast-growing trend that encourages a  lifestyle of locally grown and home-brewed without all the aspects of trendiness and upper-classisim instead, replacing it with a D.I.Y sensibility. In other words, being radical about taking care of the planet and making a major social shift into a more money-savvy and environmentally conscious way of living.  In the new book, "Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World," all the bases are covered. Read More