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The debut album from Elizabeth and the Catapult is well worth a listen: laid-back harmonies accompany their adorable aesthetic. Just take a peek at the video for the title track 'Taller Children'. The songs are complex and appealing and their upbeat, flirtatious sound belies the cleverness and depth of the lyrics. Read more about Taller Children after the jump! One of my favorites is the snappy, infectious, 'Momma's Boy': 'If you want a girl to be your ... Read More

A Whole New World

BY Web Intern in General

            Photographer Dina Goldstein has challenged the fairy tale stereotype by doing a series of photos reimagining the classic Disney princesses and putting them in modern day scenarios. Above is Princess Jasmine from Aladdin placed in a war-torn desert setting, obviously reminiscent of the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other photos include Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' getting plastic surgery and ... Read More

It's The New BFF

BY Web Intern in General

  The Bicycle Film Festival is returning this week and it is going to be quite the party with films, music performances and art exhibits, oh my! Tomorrow is opening night and it's being kicked off with a performance from Hungry March Band in the Sarah D. Roosevelt Park at 6 (yeah, they're the guys who played in the ocean at last year's Mermaid Parade , which is also this weekend).Or you can head over to South Street Seaport for a free show featuring the ... Read More
Need a mid-june feminist booster shot? Get those creative wheels turning and your blood pumping with the Brooklyn Museum's Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video exhibition . It's been open since May and will run through January, and focuses on new videos by feminist artists who continue the tradition of their 70's counterparts.       ... Read More
I'm sure many of you have heard of Fuck My Life, where people talk about the shitty and degrading things that have happened to them, or Texts From Last Night, which is exactly what it sounds like. And though these brief anecdotes range from humorous to embarrassing, neither of them are quite as uplifting as Gives Me Hope, where people write inspiring snippets of he good the everyday person is capable of. This is one of my favorites: My father was diagnosed with ... Read More