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Get Writing!

BY Web Intern in General

You know what I wish people would do more (or frankly, start doing)? Letter writing. I don't know one single person who doesn't love going to their mailbox and discovering something besides bills, coupons and the occasional catalogue for Christmas decorations and the like. So when I moved out to the lovely New York City, I made a promise to myself to stay in touch with my pals back home through letter writing. Read More

Mama Mia!

BY Web Intern in General

Like puppets? How about the theater? See the two of them together in the 'La Mama Puppet Series 3' set to run from October 8 to November 29. The annual series, which is supported by the Jim Henson Foundation and others, will open with the newest work by Theodora Skipitares. 'The Traveling Players present The Women of Troy' is a piece based on the text of Euripides and the words of the women incarcerated at Riker's Island in New York. The second production, 'A Quarreling Pair,' includes three puppet (they're itty bitty) plays that were inspired by avant-garde writer Jane Bowles. Read More

Live free, no DIE!

BY Web Intern in General

Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann asks fellow Republicans to go into full-on overdrive.  At a Denver conference she said, 'we should slit our wrists to join as blood brothers' against health care reform.'   Eh hem... Read More

Pretty in Pain

BY Team Intern in General

Attention Seattleans! The White River Valley Museum in Seattle is hosting 'Suffer for Beauty' , an exhibit exploring 'ideal' female body image through the study of what else? Underwear! Through November 8th, attendees can browse turn-of-the-century bustles, old school petticoats, and mid-century, June Cleaver brassieres. Don't get any ideas--this is no peep show. Instead, the exhibits demonstrate the ever-changing concept of the female figure and the bizarre measures (lifting, squishing, smoothing, squeezing, and separating) women have used to conform to it. Read More
Zazzle , an online-custom t-shirt shop based in the United Kingdom, has a client starting a new trend in breast cancer awareness: t-shirts for babies and young girls that say: 'Find a cure before I grow boobs'.  I was taken aback when i first saw this, and after a few gasps I started to giggle. These t-shirts come from the Zazzle shop called Wine and Whimsy , and their shirts are not just for babies and little girls.  There are also shirts that say 'Cancer: you picked the wrong chick'  and various famous mom-isms like 'You'll thank me when you're older. Read More
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