BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
Long live the 90's craze! To complement that $60 flannel shirt you just bought from Urban Outfitters, why not dig even deeper into the age of Nirvana and scrunchies with the Tamagotchi App?!
You heard me right, people. Now you can care for your totally useless, pixilated virtual pets on your mobile device of choice. Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love is fun everywhere, duh!) allows you to select from two modes: old school, and a newfangled, fancy-pants mode. Whoever would choose the latter just needs to stop.
I, for one, could not be more excited about this new development. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on Jul 19, 2013
I grew up in a very conservative home—so conservative we didn’t have regular playing cards till I was a teenager. No joke. We played Rook, and we used Rook cards. It wasn’t till college that I owned my own deck of playing cards. I know. Wow. Yeah. I have some catching up to do. Also, there’s a lot I need to learn about awesome women in music (if I didn’t have playing cards, you know I didn’t listen to Joan Jett. Yes, I have corrected the error of my ways). Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 08, 2013
In addition to the sexism that real women face everyday, it seems like virtual women have their fair share of misogyny to contend with. Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the awesome new Youtube project Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, has just released Damsel in Distress: Part 1. This video explores “how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming,” and applies a critical eye to a number of beloved games. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 05, 2013
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend.
We just kicked off the vendor application period for the Spring Craftacular, and we want you--yes, you!--to apply. Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Nov 30, 2012
Bingo isn’t just for nursing homes and Moose lodges anymore. Paul Buller of Philadelphia has brought this senior center favorite into the real world with Hipster Bingo.
In this incarnation of the game, letters and numbers have been replaced with classic hipster images such as iPhones, beards and Pabst Blue Ribbon cans to be marked off as you see them on the street. Read More