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I can't report as to the mood on the ground, but from the view from my television on Saturday, the National Mall looked packed with rationality at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Musical guests ranging from The Roots to Tony Bennett performed, and appearances were made by the MythBusters, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even R2D2. It was clear that, while the Rally didn't necessarily have one definitive political statement-and that ... Read More
“Funny or Die,” Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s infamous website has decided to take on the time-old task of convincing young people to vote. We’ve seen similar campaigns taken up in the past by the likes of P. Diddy (Vote or Die) and Sarah Silverman (The Great Schlep) but this brand new line of video installments will feature dozens of celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Ron Livingston, Kal Penn, Gillian Jacobs ... Read More
NY-based 20-year-old singer/songwriter Quinn Marston kicks some serious booty. In collaboration with producer Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Right on Dynamite, The Virgins), she releases her debut EP, Can You Hear Me See Me Now?, an intimate classic-alternative-pop compilation. She also tackled making her own video for the title track, saying, "I knew I wanted to do an animation video. I had gone to the Metropolitan Museum of Art just Art just before making it and ... Read More
  Ever since the international phenomenon Snakes on a Plane, I have been wary of [Animal]s on a [Object I Use]. It's a potential recipe for terror. However, my mind has been changed thanks to this video. Observe a pair of kittens slipping on a slide and their mama's valiant attempts to rescue them. Uh-dorable.     You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
The popular YouTube internet campaign, "It Gets Better", was started in September of this year by columnist Dan Savage, as a way to send the message to young teenagers being bullied for their homosexuality that there is life beyond high school, and it does get better. In his own video message, he explained that he was raised in a "very Catholic" environment and was picked on for being "obviously gay". He wants today's teens to know, however, that life goes on, the ... Read More
Obtaining tickets (translation: promising to review in exchange for) to a sold out Kathy Griffin show is pretty exciting. Having realistic expectations for the seats being in the janitor's closet, and then coming to find that they are in the THIRD ROW is cause for me to take time out from the last full day of my first ever trip to Portland to brag about it via blog, which I'm doing now from the publishing department of Portland State University. When planning this ... Read More
This movie should be renamed Wonder Woman, because that’s really who Hilary Swank’s character is. The film is captivating, cry-worthy, and I’m sure totally Oscar buzzed, but what really impressed me was the strong, powerful, and inspiring female presence throughout. With such a star-studded, vag-fest of a cast including Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, and Sam Rockwell how could it not? The film tells the incredible ... Read More
Anyone else tired of seeing fashion week's sickly thin models displaying bizarre clothes most people can't afford and, for weeks to follow, reading about them in every magazine, newspaper, blog, and bathroom stall? Well, our girl-crush, Erin Gibson, sure is, but she doesn't just roll her eyes; she tackles the industry and the models who work them in her latest Modern Lady. A parody, yes- as is her style, but also a commentary on how the fashion industry values one ... Read More
SNL premieres a new special that flaunts the numerous women who have graced the studio stage over the show's rich 35-year history. The primetime special, "Women of SNL," is set to air on NBC on Monday, November 1st from 9-11 p.m. Along with vintage clips, the ladies of late night will be bringing original material to the table to help celebrate SNL's 35th anniversary.  Among the comediennes coming back for more will be the show-stopping Tina Fey, Rachel ... Read More
My Hulu wanderings led me to the “Chicken Ranch,” a documentary film about a legal brothel just outside Nevada. The documentary uncovers life inside the house, and gives a look into the psychology of the women who have to earn their living there. It reminded me a bit of “Paris is Burning,” in terms of sex being the deciding factor in how the subjects were going to live their lives. It could be gathered that all of the subjects were forced ... Read More
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