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Last Wednesday the United State's failed again. Charges were not pressed against Eric Garner's assailant, a U.S. police officer, who was responsible for Garner's death. This is the second time in the last two weeks that a grand jury, in the Land of the Free. has not indicted police officers responsible for unjust deaths.    Coffins were seen being carried across the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday in response to the public's disappointment. Read More
Rabbit kidneys, roasted marrowbones, and monkfish liver do not necessarily evoke the images of comfort food for many. But for some reason this term has always been used to describe the cuisine chef Gabrielle Hamilton prepares in her East Village restaurant, Prune. “They have to attach these words to anything that a woman is doing no matter how challenging,” she said in an interview on Makers, a video collection of women’s stories featured on PBS this past September. Read More
Lion Babe is the New York City duo of singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, but most importantly, they have made your new favorite jam "Jump Hi" and it even features rapper Childish Gambino. The track, off their new self-titled EP, came out in late October but the music video just premiered last week.  The video follows the lion-haired, high-spirited, and vocally talented Hervey dancing around New York City with Goodman following close behind, both pictured jumping in slow-mo to reach for the sky as the track pulses rhythmically with a loop sampled from Nina Simone's "Mr. Read More
Comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris have put together a crazy-good lineup of New York musicians, stand-up comedians and more, all to benefit Doctors Without Borders (proceeds go to MSF International, Medecins Sans Frontieres) to help fight Ebola.  The show, at Irving Plaza (NYC, 6:30 PM) Nov. Read More
  Are any of you rad ladies looking for some new music that will make you feel good? Then Girlpool’s got what you’re looking for. Responsible for empowering young women in the US and beyond, the L.A.-based punk duo, BFFs Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, are starting to make waves in the lo-fi music world. The ladies just finished playing a bunch of packed shows in Brooklyn for CMJ, including shows at Silent Barn and Baby’s All Right. They’ve also been performing at New York colleges including Bard College, and my very own SUNY Purchase. Read More
Bindercon: The Symposium on Women Writers Today, which was held Oct. 11 and 12 in New York City, was by all accounts a smash success, with hundreds coming together for two days of inspiring and empowering panels for lady writers. Read More
Biking to work is the norm for millions of people all over the world. Urban biking is growing in popularity every year, and now fashion is catching up to the demographic of people who want to be able to bike to work in style (and safety).  When I lived in Amsterdam for a semester, I had no choice but to bike to class every day, so I became a quick learner of the written and unwritten rules of biking in a city. I found out it was a great way to learn the ins and outs of the town, and a great way to travel when the trams and buses were out of commission for the night. Read More
  Lady Parts Justice, the group organizing and educating voters to put more women and women's rights-friendly politicians in office, is back and you're invited to their next event!  Writer and activist Sarah Sophie Flicker, Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) and DJ Tennessee Thomas will be hosting a shindig at the Orla Kiely flagship shop in SoHo, NYC (5 Mercer Street) on November 2, from 3-6pm. Read More
There have been few events in my life that have been pivotal enough for me to remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when they happened. One of them is the first time I saw “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On." I was in the library at school, I was supposed to be studying, and I laughed loudly enough to irritate the people at the table next to me. Over the years, the short film has grown to mean so much to me that I even got a tattoo of Marcel. Read More
The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY was the first stop on tour for Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground. They were also joined by the Candy Boys, a two-man boy band, starring D’arick and A’rick. They played hits “How Many Licks?” and “Hard Out There.” I loved their set so much! Adult men in crop tops singing and dancing about candy was so entertaining that I might just follow them on tour. Read More