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Rock On Reena!

BY intern Amber in General

Okay so I have to tell you about a wonderful friend of mine, Reena Shah . I am always so inspired by this powerful artist with a knockout smile and spirit. I don't know if Reena knows this, but she is breaking boundaries. Minority actresses the world over have a hard time being embraced by the Anglo-obsessed film and entertainment industry, but Reena has managed to be a successful actress/singer/dancer all while embracing her Indian-American roots. Read More

Grunge, the photos

BY Laurie in General

My main squeeze, photographer Michael Lavine, has a new photography book out titled Grunge. The foreward is written by Thurston Moore, and the book contains stunning photos of street kids in Seattle in the late 80's, as well as lots of seminal bands from the early 90's. It's pretty cool, and I'm super proud of him. Check out our review and a few images. Read More
We've been digging the new album Arrow from Clare and the Reasons here in the office so when I found out they were playing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night, I dragged my dreamy-chamber-pop-loving ass out in the rain to see them. Let me tell you, it was worth the wet socks.    Clare's delicate voice is crazy gorgeous and hearing it live just drives that point home. Read More

This Woman Rocks

BY Web Intern in General

In a time where the economy is in the dump and horrendous news stories keep popping up (15 year old gang rape outside school?!), there is a woman who is perking people up with her never-ending determination. Lan Yin Tsai, 84, bikes 150 miles (in a straight shot) for multiple sclerosis research every year. Donning a dress and high heels, which is her normal biking outfit, Tsai is a staple at the annual City to Shore ride in New Jersey and is a symbol of hope and perseverance to all that attend. Tsai's interest in MS began while working at a hospital 26 years ago. Read More
So many people are posting awesome costume ideas on our 'Halloween Hot or Not' blog !!! If you're still stuck in a costume rut, here are some highlights to get your creative juices flowin': Murphy Brown: our commenter, niki, said it best. 'all you need, of course, are shoulder pads'. Amelia Earhart: if the bomber jacket and goggles aren't enough, naomi suggests crafting yourself a tiny plane (anybody got a cardboard box and some suspenders lying around?). Max from Where the Wild Things Are: no doubt this is gonna be a popular look this year, Bette. Read More