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I try to refer to what I've heard some say is 'the Bible for New Yorkers' when I can: Time Out New York, of course, for updates on restaurants, bars and whasss happenin' in each 'hood. Gotta love the mag for its equality, too. They are celebrating 'Urban Bear Weekend' (May 7-13), on their website (click on the 'Gay' tab if you don't know what a bear is!) with pics and info on some local NYC bears. Meet Rich (pictured), my BBF (as in Best Bear-Friend), among others, and get to know their 'Habitat,' 'Bear Subspecies,' and what being a bear means to them. Read More
My work computer crapped out on me Friday. I've been trying to get my internet life back together ever since. I'm not the most tech savvy lady so I'm getting a little grumpy. Read More
Former SNL (and BUST cover, above) funny lady Amy Poehler will be awarded this year's Dove Real Beauty Award at the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards. AWRT (American Women in Radio and Televison) and Dove, partnered since 2004, 'created the Dove Real Beauty Award to honor an individual who best embodies and expresses the 'substance and spirit' of real beauty through her life and career.' AWRT President Maria Brennan said, 'We are excited...Amy Poehler is an ideal recipient for this recognition balancing her many roles as entertainer, entrepreneur, advocate and mother. Read More

Deradoorian EP

BY Laurie in General

Deradoorian Mind Raft Lovepump United While ostensibly a record made 'for you to do drugs to, or something,' Mind Raft, the debut EP from Dirty Projectors singer/bassist Angel Deradoorian, comes across just as easily as a study in deliberate deconstruction. Deradoorian, who uses only her surname as her solo moniker, diffuses the occasional New Age tang by singing with a slightly more mannered, downward-spiraling inflection here than we're used to, creating a self-described 'gothed out' vibe. Read More
As a follow-up to the blog yesterday about Samantha Orobator, the British woman who became pregnant while incarcerated in Laos on drug trafficking charges, is escaping 'death by firing squad.' Whew! Like I said yesterday , I don't know if she was raped in prison or tried to get pregnant on purpose to spare her life, but it has worked. Orobator's trial in Laos will likely take place sometime next week. --Regina links: cnn. Read More