Looking for interesting food related fun? Look no further than Something I Ate, a collaborative food and art project hosted and curated by one of the amazing gals in this month’s food issue, Sam Kim, founder of Skimkim foods and Kat Popiel of On Plate, Still Hungry. This Friday in Brooklyn gallery, Rouge58, several artists will showcase their seven-day documentation of personal eating experiences culminating in works using any kind of media they prefer from photo or paint to fashion or film. All in the name of creative food exploration. Read More

Sonic Art

BY Intern Jessica W. in Arts

I LOVE KIM GORDON, as a teenager i feel in love with her in Sonic Youth as she fueled my dreams of one day being a cool girl in a band. As a twenty something, i discovered her art work, acting, voice over in The Simpsons, clothing line, writing and a new level of respect for females. Is there anything this woman can't do?  The answer, is a unified NO. If you are as big of a fan of Kim as i am, you will be super psyched to know that signed, limited editions of her art work are now available and ready for you to purchase. Read More
Poly Styrene (1957-2011), born Marianne Elliot Said, was a true fighter in life and in her battle with cancer. She passed away yesterday evening and it stands to be said that the punk rock world has certainly lost a true icon. She was a punk amongst punks and has embodied the true meaning of punk rock and feminism since she first uttered the words, “Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but I think oh bondage up yours!” in the song, “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” by her 70‘s band X-Ray Spex. Read More
Generally, Toronto’s North by North by North East music festival is the worst time to be in the city. There’s a huge line-up for every bar in town, and each bar’s stage is filled with lack luster band’s featuring people you went to high school with (Sorry everyone in bands who I went to high school with! You know I really love all of you). Read More
The Beastie Boys dance-battle themselves in their new music video “Make Some Noise” which was released yesterday as an extended trailer for their upcoming short film “Fight For Your Rights – Revisited.” The video features Elijah Woods, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as young Beastie Boys doppelgangers wreaking havoc and partying in the streets of Brooklyn amongst star studded walk-ons from the likes of Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, and Steve Buscemi. The action stops abruptly when the young Beastie Boys come across the time machine from Back to the Future. Read More
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is coming up Saturday, June 18th (rain or shine!) and there is sure to be tons of colorful characters and mermaids of all kinds. Dressing up is the best part of the parade, but getting started can be daunting. Either shy or just in need of a hand, fear not mermaids, help is to be had! Spend an hour (6:00-7:00pm) with Ayun Halliday, author of the Zinester’s Guide to NYC, May 18th at Old School (233 Mott St.) in preparation and you will be ready to shake your glittery fin in no time at all. Read More
From the awesome creator behind Mad Men Yourself, Dyna Moe, comes Hipster Animals! This spot-on adorably funny illustrations blog makes any hipster hate being called a hipster just a little less. Either you fall into one of these categories yourself (Street Style Blogger<--guilty!) or you know a few that do. No doubt about it, these adorable animals are definitely the bees knees. Read More
A new study from The London School of Economics and Political Science claims that plus-size models will increase obesity in the United States and Europe. Authors, Dr. Davide Dagone and Dr. Laura Savorelli, write that, “Given that people are on average overweight, we conclude (that using larger models) may foster the obesity epidemic.” In a weird way, I understand where their logic came from. Yes, Obesity is a problem in the U.S. Read More
  Are you a slut? What do you think constitutes a woman as such? Is it what she wears? Is it how she carries herself? Does it justify rape? The fact of the matter is, nothing justifies rape. Nothing justifies excuses for sexual assault. Nothing justifies blame to be placed on those who are victimized. In Toronto, back in January a “slut march” was held in reaction to comments made by a Toronto Police Department officer in regards to student safety.    The officer stated that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized". Read More
Coming from Chanel’s main man, whose personal library houses over 300,000 books, is a rumored fragrance for those who love and long for the romantic smell of musty books over the complete lack of smell from books via computer. According to German papers, FAZ and FOCUS, Lagerfeld is currently working on a fragrance with his publishing company, Edition 7L in collaboration with Gerhard Steidl, the distributer for most of the designer’s photography books. The apptly named Paper Passion perfume will be sold inside hardcover books with pages hallowed out to hold the perfume case. Read More