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Sister Act

BY Team Intern in General

           Sports channels will be having a field day this Saturday, July 4th as Venus and Serena Williams meet up in their fourth all-sister Wimbledon final in eight years. These meet-ups come around as rarely as the Olympics and promise an equally dynamic and exciting show. You know the Williams women are willing to play their hearts out, but who will win? Take a look at their records and decide for yourself: -The sisters have met in the final at the All England Club three previous times. Serena won in 2002 and '03, while Venus won in '08. Read More
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. 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 missed. 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 'carnal intercourse against the order of nature.' Reactionary protests have broken out throughout the deeply conservative country. 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 eating just because it looks fancy... Now excuse me while I go run to McDonald's. I suddenly have a craving for hashbrowns. 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 #1 as told by The Gothamist is that the pug has health problems and became overheated. 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 wave, tiptoeing forward and back, testing her balance. 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 about metaphysics and a giant bunny. As Salon. 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. 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 that female officers make more of an effort to facilitate U.N goals of community dialogue and maintaining human rights. Read More