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I'm not sure if you've heard, but this weekend marks the 233rd birthday of our lovely country. It's also New York's 400th birthday, so this year the fireworks are going to be bigger and better than ever! (And on the Hudson River!) We've all heard about the cruises and dinner 'specials' that costs hundreds to partake in, but here are some cheap and free fun ways to celebrate in NYC. Go see the fireworks, damnit. They're sure to be awesome this year. And what ... Read More

RIP Mrs. Slocombe.

BY Callie in General

The BBC reported that Bristish actress Mollie Sugden has passed away. I was just talking about 'Are You Being Served' this past weekend, I used to watch it when I was young with my Nana. I always loved how Mrs. S. matched her eyeshadow to her hair and no doubt she inspired my style a bit. I believe I am unanimous in this when I say, Mollie Sugden, you will be ... Read More

Pride Comes to India

BY Web Intern in General

After nearly two centuries of legalized discrimination, Indian homosexuals are finally seeing some rights. Today, only a few days after India's second Gay Pride Parade ever, their parliament overturned legislation that criminalizes consensual homosexual sex. Previously, one could get up to 10 years in prison if caught in the act (and that's longer than most rape or murder sentences). The law had been in place since colonial times, when the British outlawed all ... Read More

Fancy Fast Food

BY Web Intern in General

Fancy Fast Food is a blog that takes classic fast food meals and transforms them into snazzy looking dishes. Talk about trash to treasure! Take this picture of 'tacobellini,'which is tortellini created from Taco Bell's burrito supreme. How crazy is that? I'm guessing they don't actually eat what they make, since they used the dark syrup from Coke to create faux-soy sauce for a chicken sushi dish from Popeye's. It kind of makes me think about what else I'm ... Read More
               It all started when Chrissie Brodigan, a 32-year-old woman from Brooklyn, boarded the L train and her 15 lb pug got sick. The pug, who has not been identified, was taken out of his carrier at which point Brodigan was approached by  three police officers and instructed to put the pug back in his container. Depending on who you ask next, the end of this story is told in a couple of ways. Alternate Ending ... Read More
I just watched the trailer to the ladeez surfer movie Dear and Yonder and I have to say, I feel like I just came from a great yoga class. The trailer is like one deep, cleansing inhale. The music, by Vetiver is equally trancelike, calming, refreshing, and bright. In one clip, a surfer dives deep under the surface of the ocean with her board at her stomach with the ease of a porpoise. In another clip, a surfer dances back and forth on her board as she rides a ... Read More
I feel somewhat confident in saying that most of you reading this know someone -- or are someone -- who has watched Donnie Darko over and over again. Maybe as your go-to late night stoner flick, or as your midnight movie date, or as something you watched over and over again trying to tease out the answers from Richard Kelly's story. Donnie Darko was that movie you or I finally stumbled upon on DVD or at the one arty film theater in town that would play a film ... Read More
These days it seems like everything is miniature: cupcakes, ipods, cars--hell, you can't even get a hamburger without eating 4 teeny little doll-sized sliders. Well, mini has come to the urban local food movement, and friends, it is good. The first project growing in the fecund soil of adorableness and efficiency is Window Farms, founded by Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray to create 'vertical, hyrdroponic, modular, low-energy, high-yield' gardens--in their apartment ... Read More
The U.N is celebrating the efforts of their female peacekeepers with a photography exhibition in its lobby through August 4th. While women only make up 8 percent of U.N police and 2 percent of their military, the U.N has officially recognized that since women bear the brunt of war, they should have more of a presence in the peacekeeping. It has been found that women and children feel more comfortable approaching female officers with their personal problems, and ... Read More
Favorite funny-lady Margaret Cho is burning a path through the television tubes this summer. Catch the airing of her concert film Beautiful, on Showtime this Friday, June 3rd, at 11. In her own words: 'This show is really about how we should feel beautiful. When you feel beautiful, you're going to have more of a willingness to use your voice to speak,' says Cho. 'And there are a lot of dick jokes. A whole ... Read More