When Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield realized her "Dear Lilith Fair 2010" blog wasn't going to land her a spot on the returning Lilith Fair tour she decided to start a women's music festival of her own!  The first annual Tinderbox Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Southpaw (125 5th Ave) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will feature 19 female artists including Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, Hank & Cupcakes, Larkin Grimm, Kalae All Day, and many more. Read More
This week the fight for safe, legal abortions in New York is looking horribly heavy-hearted. The New York Abortion Access Fund has dipped below $1000 - but we won't give up! This Thursday (September 16th) there will be an Emergency Fundraiser at Destination Bar (211 Avenue A). The event will take place from 6-9 and will feature discounted cocktails as well as a raffle and silent auction in support of NYAAF. There is a suggested donation of $20 but feel free to give more if you are able to! Thursday, Sept. Read More
  Camille Paglia’s latest article is titled “Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex.” The name itself sounds like it could be the title of Lady Gaga’s next album. Not to be mistaken for a “Little Monster” herself, Paglia, a long-standing voice of feminism, writes about the nonsensical exhibitionism and cultural extremities that have shot Lady Gaga straight to the top. Read More
 Nothing makes me swoon more than an unconventionally bittersweet blossoming relationship between two supposed inanimate objects. Spike Jonze's new 35 minute mini film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival conveys an honest, haunting and sincere picture of what it means fall in love and be a robot at the same time.  I'm Here is set in contemporary LA, at a time where strangely enough, robots and humans coexist. Read More
People like to gang up on Brooklyn based writer Tao Lin and I'm not sure why. The comment sections following online reviews of his books are often as entertaining as the books themselves. As I'm writing this review, I almost can't wait to check in a bit later to read the comments (if any) left here, and defend this writer who I find to be, if at all annoying, annoyingly honest. Lin's 6th book and 2nd novel, Richard Yates (Melville House), gave me palpitations while reading it because it pretty accurately describes what a "normal" relationship is like for people these days. Read More
Reporter Ines Sainz was scheduled to interview Mark Sanchez of the NY Jets, when she got a little more attention than she bargained for. Ines, a reporter for Azteca TV (a Mexican station) and a former Miss Spain pageant queen, was the alleged victim of sexual harassment. She was "cat-called" as well as whistled and stared out while at Jets Florham Park. Ines has been criticized for being dressed inappropriately, although she was wearing jeans and a tee shirt. I don't think Mrs. Sainz style of dress had much to do with the real issue--her body. Read More
Some photographs I've snapped while wandering around the Meatpacking district and Soho during Fashion Week. Most of these were taken right outside of Lorick's presentation and the rest near McNally Jackson on Prince street. Per usual, high res images here.  That is the amazing Emerald. Read More
In case you ever wondered whether or not you have anything in common with people of your race and gender, check out this article.   Is it possible to define a culture without being accused of stereotyping? OkCupid has taken the direct words of 526,000 of their users and turned them into racial statistics. OkCupid definitively states that this article has NOTHING to do with their opinion; rather it is a racial analysis “determined by the words of the group itself.”   This data collection may be slightly absurd but the results are far from shocking. Read More
Fashion’s Night Out could very well have been called ‘Shoplifting’s Night Out”. There were a million people in every store, all the merchandise was scattered, and the staff was drunk. This technically made for the perfect crime, but we didn’t want to 1. Get caught or 2. Tarnish the rep of FNO, so we kept our hands in our pockets. These boys have their hands on something else to thwart the universal desire to steal eyeliner. Read More
Fashion’s Night Out is a night of fun filled fashion events taking place in stores around town. I experienced my first FNO last night, in NYC. There was so much happening, and it was all happening at the same time, so it was a good idea to pick one event you really wanted to go to and let anything else just happen. I decided to see Sarah Silverman instead of the Olsen’s judging a karaoke competition, and it is not something I regret. Everyone who was out last night was totally amped, so the vibe was really good. Read More