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"We’re a super group duh,” Childbirth proclaims to the world in their Facebook bio - and with three rocking feminists like Julia Shapiro, Bree McKenna and Stacy Peck, we are inclined to agree. Trust me, once you’ve seen Childbirth rock out in hospital gowns, you’ll be a convert. Even non-punks can appreciate their humorous song narratives. Read More
Nicole Smolen is exactly the type of young actress that we love. She's active with social causes and social media, plus she’s into crafting, blogging and cooking. Nicole, 18, began acting as a child with appearances on TV series including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Criminal Minds and Brothers & Sisters. Now, she’s making her leap to the big screen with the thriller 8 Days, out on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD today, and an upcoming horror film, Citrus Springs. Directed by Jaco Booyens and inspired by actual events, 8 Days deals with a dark and difficult topic: sex trafficking. Read More
Everyone has watched Abigail Breslin grow up, it seems. Not long after we sit down in New York’s venerable Italian bakery Veniero’s, an admirer approaches us. She’s not a fellow teen—as many of the 19-year-old’s most ardent fans are—but a middle-aged woman who has known the actress/writer/singer since she was a kid. Breslin was born and raised on the Lower East Side, and she’s been coming to Veniero’s for years. Unlike this woman, you’ve most likely never watched Breslin eat pastries. Read More
  Suffragette doesn’t come out until October 23, but it’s already earned enough press for five movies. There’s plenty of good press - early Oscar buzz for both Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter; praise for the rare existence of a movie directed by, written by and starring women; acknowledgement of the importance of learning about this seldom-told part of history. Read More
September was a big month for New Jersey-born comedian Michelle Buteau. She graced the coveted stage of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour special at the end of August, and her hour-long stand-up album, Shut Up!, was released by Comedy Central Records that same week. Buteau’s been doing stand-up for more than ten years now, but she’s also made regular appearances on VH1’s Best Week Ever, I Love The 2000s and Comedy Central’s Key and Peele. Read More