If you happened to be in New York on Thursday and walked by Bryant Park, you would have been surprised to see the usually crowded green full of mammals of a different sort, a far cuddlier bunch on all fours.
via @ChadRachman on twitter
September 27th marked the inaugural event for The Campaign for Wool, an effort from across the pond put forth by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his British Wool Council. The festival, aimed at celebrating and ... Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Sep 24, 2012
Got the city blues? Escape them tonight with a new comedy and variety show, Company Picnic, and you won't even have to leave the island. Although the lineup looks a little sausage fest-y, it's more of an eclectic buffet of some of the best comedy in the city, and the best dish is musical.
Comedian Jessica Delfino is a guitar-playing, hilarious-joke-telling, do-it-all performer, as well as a critically acclaimed and award-winning musician ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 21, 2012
The New York Court of Appeals seems to think that subway masturbators are no big deal.
Last year, a man who masturbated and ejaculated on three different female subway passengers was tracked down through DNA evidence. The man, Darnell Hardware, is now out free after only one year in prison — for time served — because the Court of Appeals considers masturbating and ejaculating on someone without their consent a misdemeanor, not a felony, Gothamist ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 18, 2012
Author, This American Life contributor, and co-creator of FOUND Magazine Davy Rothbart is taking a 79-city tour in celebration of the mag’s tenth anniversary. The pages of FOUND are packed with stumbled-upon goodies, including letters, notes, and photos, that run the gamut from touching to absurd.
Davy will be sharing awesome new finds as well as a few stories from his new book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot. He’s joined ... Read More
BY Intern Alica
on Sep 12, 2012
Creep alert! In Brockport, New York, there is a not-so-new creep in town. The small town is home to Mr. Thomas Mangan, and Mr. Mangan is a busy, busy man.
On Sunday, August 26, 2012, two females were sunbathing in bikinis on their front yard. Upon seeing the two young ladies, Mr. Mangan could not help taking pictures of their “crotch” (his word) from inside his house. Once he had his pictures, he walked over to the ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 11, 2012
Here in New York, the first signs of fall manifest in our wardrobes. Temperatures have dropped out of "sweat torture" territory, and cardigans are creeping out of our closets as things cool down. The pinnacle of cool, though, has got to be the World Maker Faire; on September 29 and 30, the grounds around the New York Hall of Science in Queens will transform into the world's largest DIY festival.
You are cordially invited to join us at the third annual BUST ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 06, 2012
If you live in NYC, you’ve probably heard about fracking recently. We blogged about Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon leading a group of high-profile New Yorkers against the practice, a drilling method which can release a bevy of harmful chemicals into our water and air, damaging our environment and our health. It turns out that many of these chemicals are especially detrimental to women; ecologist Sandra Steingraber has even taken to classifying fracking as a ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Aug 31, 2012
Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon have assembled a coalition of artists against fracking in New York, aptly named Artists Against Fracking. In case you didn't know, fracking involves using massive amounts of chemically treated water to tap into underground rock deposits, which are rich with natural gas. Although there has been research into the safety of this process, many people, like Ono, are concerned about the chemicals involved in the process and the ... Read More
The three women of the radical Russian protest band Pussy Riot will hear the verdict of their trial on Friday, and we urge you to come out and hear their words on Thursday at a Free Pussy Riot public reading in New York. These women would be imprisoned on charges of "hooliganism" for their church-staged protest of Putin and the Russian government. The women, Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, face up to three years in jail, a ... Read More
BY Intern Jessica W.
on Jul 31, 2012
Tonight, Brooklyn College will unveil "Fold, Staple, Share: Highlights from the Brooklyn College Zine Library." This exhibition will run through the fall semester and spotlights noteable pieces from the collection of zines, which will then become a permanent part of the library that the college is implementing.
The collection will specialize in printed zines about Brooklyn, zines by the college’s alumni or zines about the art of self-publication itself. This ... Read More