As a holiday aficionado, I am always on the lookout for new holiday albums that aren't just reiterations of the old standards. Unfortunately, many contemporary carols tend to be overly self-aware and irritating ("The Hanukah Song") or just plain insipid ("Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"). That’s why I was thrilled to find out that Everything But The Girl front woman Tracy Thorn was releasing her own Yuletide album, Tinsel And Lights.
Thorn says that ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 13, 2012
UltraViolet, an organization that combats sexism at all levels of politics and media, has released a shopping guide just in time for the holidays. The UltraViolet Holiday Gift Guide: a 21st Century Guide to Non-Sexist Holiday Shopping provides 21 gift ideas for the wee little feminists in your life. It features presents like the “Girls are Not Chicks” coloring book, Nancy Drew Computer Games, and other gifts that encourage kids to critically think ... Read More
Vice has just released this new video featuring a holiday message from two of my favorite critters on the planet: Lil Bub and Andrew W.K.
Lil Bub, for the uninitiated, is a star-cat whose appearance is defined by his dwarfism, big ol’ saucer eyes, and perpetually stuck-out tongue. Andrew W.K is a singer-songwriter and the self-proclaimed “King of Partying”. Together, they are an unstoppable dream team of cheer.
The video, Lil ... Read More
If anyone reading this was planning to wear a bulky, reindeer-faced Christmas sweater to Ingrid Michaelson’s holiday celebration tonight, think again. According to the native New Yorker, dropping to the floor isn’t too uncommon in the heat of the moment at her performances. When I ask if festive attire by way of ugly sweaters is encouraged at her annual Holiday Hop, she laughingly tells me, “There seems to be a trend at my shows of women ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 06, 2012
Hey, New York! Don’t forget to come down to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) tonight at 7 P.M. for naughty crafting with BUST, complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a fancy-schmancy holiday bush lighting.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Our West Coast homies also deserve a chance to get in on the action. Seattleites, you’ll get your chance to kinkily craft with BUST and Babeland (707 E. Pike St. on Capitol Hill) this Tuesday, ... Read More