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In the Family, features 27 year old filmmaker Joanna Rudnick who tested positive for the BRCA genetic mutation. This means that she has an extremely high chance of developing breast, and/or ovarian cancer. She critically examines the impact of genetic research on the personal lives of those who have tested positive for BCRA and for whom cancer runs in their family. Watch In the Family on PBS at 10 P.M. tomorrow, Wednesday October 1st. To learn more about BRCA issues and risk management click here . -Mara C. Read More
Curious about how a successful artist works and what inspires them? Come hear artist Jusine Kurland speak at the Aperture Gallery this Wednesday Oct. 1st at 6:30. its FREE! 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor New York, New York (212) 505-5555 Justine Kurland's photographs are about adolescence, awkwardness, girls, the American landscape, secrets, and quiet, private dreams of community that hide behind tough exteriors and blank faces. Read More
Confession: I'm a serious pack-rat who is completely freaked out by disorganized clutter. I can handle, like, an artfully arranged stack of books, but stuff just sitting out willy-nilly, with no home? It slowly, quietly drives me insane. Which is problematic, see, because I'm constantly coming home with armloads of random crap that I refuse to throw away. Certainly I'm not alone in this. So because my living space is not that big and I really don't think 43 Folders will work for me, I'm officially making a pledge to keep stuff together... Read More
It's not news that women in Washington (particularly those truly on the world stage) are scrutinized for their clothing, but I'm a little confused by Robin Givhan's Washington Post story about Palin's so-called ordinary style. Givhan is known for her no-nonsense fashion criticism of the political elite--whether or not that's responsible or even necessary is up to you--but this one just seems like a redux. Givhan waxes aesthetic for several paragraphs about Palin's run-of-the-mill style, ultimately concluding that its common roots are what make it so different, and then...well, that's it. Read More
The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. I love that our cover girl Sarah Silverman is involved in this campaign by JewsVote.org that is organizing a weekend where folks can go down to Florida and convince their grandparents (Zadie and Buppy) to vote Obama. She made this video for theGreatShlep.com and it's hilarious and hopefully effective! She's the pied piper of hipster Jews! Even if you're not Jewish, this seems like a good tactic to try on your grandparents, plus, I'm sure they'd love to see you. Read More
Last week a couple of us from the office went to a My Little Pony party! Held at the Chelsea Art Museum to 'The MY LITTLE PONY Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years' collection and exhibiting My Little Ponies through the years. It was a total play date flashback. Remember the mermaid ponies for the bathtub! All of Hasbro's My Little Ponies were in one room with the wine and food, so that was the first stop on the party train. It is hard for me to find the words to express my love for pigs in a blanket. Read More
Friday September 26 Since the termination of the Miss Rockaway Armada in St. Louis last summer, former crew members have been collaborating on new creative projects that have grown out of the energy of the Mississippi river. After an installation at MassMOCA last April, the crew was invited to create an installation in Amsterdam to coincide with the American elections. Now they need the cash to get there and buy materials! Two floors of ceiling shaking goodness to twitch your tail to. Bands downstairs to thump your toes to: DARK DARK DARK, The GAMUT, VAMPIRE HANDS, U.S. Read More

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BY Dawn in General

Tease-O-Rama

BY Dawn in General

Tease-O-Rama Roadshow The Best of the Best in New Burlesque Sept 26th - Oct 5th 2008        America's first convention dedicated to the foxy, fabulous and all-around over-the-top world of burlesque takes it on the road! SEE performances from 200+ contemporary pinup queens, TAKE classes in everything from tassel-twirling to burlesque fan dance techniques and MEET the legends of days gone by. Read More
Now here's a sex toy that will make you feel good for multiple reasons: 10% of proceeds from Natural Contours' Petite Pink Ribbon vibrator will go to Breast Cancer Action (BCAction.org) in the United States. BCA, a grassroots breast cancer advocacy and education organization, does not accept donations from companies contributing to the cancer epidemic, and unlike most sex toys, Natural Contours' products are all free of phthalates (chemicals used to soften hard plastics that are linked to cancer and reproductive problems). Read More