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                           Yesterday Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed a seat in the United States Supreme Court, only the third woman to do so and the first Hispanic, either man or woman, to achieve the position. This is obviously great, nay, monumental, news and it is a victory for women everywhere but it shows we still have a long way to go when it comes to representing equal rights in the government. - Sylvie Original photo from Associated Press. Read More

Sick Sad World

BY Web Intern in General

This Tuesday, a man named George Sodini walked into a classroom at an LA Fitness outside of Pittsburgh, killed 3 women, injured 9 people, and finally, took his own life. The event was nothing less than atrocious, especially when reports came out that Sodini had no connection to any of the women he encountered that night. Then Sodini was revealed by his online 'diary' to be a bitter, woman-hating, self-victimizing (pardon my french) total asshole. Want proof? Here's a sampling: June 5, 2009: I was reading several posts on different forums and it seems many teenage girls have sex frequently. Read More

More Than A T-Shirt

BY Web Intern in General

                           When my copy of Megan Nicolay's new book, 'Generation T, beyond fashion, 120 ways to transform a T-shirt' (Workman publishing) arrived in the mail from her publisher, I thumbed through the pages while humming that song 'more than a feeling'. Submersed in over 300 pages of awesome craft ideas, all involving t-shirts and how to make them into better t-shirts, or even gloves and purses, the lyrics to the song stuck in my head quickly changed to 'more than a T-shirt'. Read More
Amanda Blank is finally touring in support of her new album, 'I Love You' (released on August 4th), an energetic mix of club-rap-dance-rock. Above she is doing a fun performance of 'Loose' with Spank Rock. For the cherry on top of the sundae, she is touring with the adorable Matt and Kim. Read More
For those dudes who get a little too aroused during beach season, there's new erection-proof swimwear for you. Finally! I mean, right? They're a little NSFW, or maybe a lot, so check them out after the cut. -Sylvie Photo courtesy of Village Voice . Read More
The Bitches on Bikes are saving the world, one issue at a time. They've joined the Wind Power Pedalers Climate Ride Team to help raise awareness on climate change and renewable energy. The Climate Ride Team are doing a 300-mile bicycle ride from New York City to Washington to help support their cause. The two are teaming up to hold a fancy New York event, the Brita Climate Ride Benefit Party, at The Eldridge that includes a silent art auction on Thursday August 20th, from 9-11pm. You can learn more about the Brita Climate Ride and the Wind Power Pedalers team here. Read More

MJ Goes Metal

BY Web Intern in General

If there's a silver lining to Michael Jackson's strange and sudden death, it's all of the MJ tribute artists exploding out of the woodwork. For example, DANGEROUS , the self-proclaimed 'All-Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson'. Thrillist blurbed these guys (adventurous members of Satanicide and 2 Skinny J's) as being 'a sparkle-gloved shred-fest' and, judging by the video from their live show (above), it's hard to categorize them as anything less. Read More
Remember Amy, one of the women featured in Strange Love: Married to the Eiffel Tower (a documentary that, several months ago, hit it big with curious YouTube viewers)? In the documentary, Amy identified herself as an objectum sexual, or a person who finds physically, emotionally, and sexually attracted to inanimate objects. Fans of the eye-opening documentary probably best remember Amy for her then boyfriend, a magic-carpet style amusement park ride called 1001 Nacht. Read More
Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, one of Charles Manson's most loyal followers, is to be released on parole on Aug. 16th after serving 34 years in prison for the attempted assassination of President Ford. Perhaps it was her baby face, or her quirky nickname, but for some reason I always had a soft spot for Squeaky.  She was not implicated in the Tate/LaBianca murders, but she did live at Spahn Ranch, carved a swastika on her forehead, and was involved tangenitally in other murders, oh and the part about shooting Ford was bad too. She once escaped from prison to try and see Manson. Read More
Parents everywhere can't agree how they feel about a new breastfeeding babydoll.  Bebe Gloton, developed by a Spanish toy company to promote breastfeeding, is a life-like toy that comes with a halter top with daises-for-nipples.  When the doll's mouth is put near the daisies, it makes sucking noises; if you take it away, it cries for more milk until you burp it. Read More