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To celebrate the 100th birthday of perhaps the most iconic burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, the New York Public Library has planned an event that is sure to be spectacular.  Karen Abbott, author of the acclaimed biography American Rose, A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee, in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE at the New York Public Library will be holding a conversation about the life and times of the beloved performer, including dramatic readings of a few of Gypsy’s unpublished letters from the NYPL archives. Read More
I met Jodee Knowles in Perth last year and completely fell in love with her. Our mutual friend informed me she was an artist and showed me her portraits on Facebook. We would stare at them, and marvel. I saw her characters as drug raddled fashion types—like she was mocking everything around her, or what she might be perceived as. I decided to check in with Jodie, to see how her work has evolved and find out what she had to say about it.  1. Read More
“She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone.” (John Maloof, via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/) It is the classic tale of the unknown talent. Vivian Maier has been described as perhaps one of the best street photographers of the 20th century. Read More

Fave Calendars of 2011

BY Gabi in Arts

  I love calendars. One of the things I consider when choosing one is if there's space to write in it. I'm the type of person who uses their calendar as a planner, so when I look at my wall I have my schedule right there! Brooklyn artist, Caroline Pequita has a perfect calendar for this. She hand-drew all the images, and printed them herself on light paper that you can write on. The calendar is full of the adorable creatures she calls Womanimals and other whimsical critters. I also love mini-calendars so I can keep track of my schedule on the go. Read More
Inspired by, and in celebration of MoMA’s Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, PopRally invites you to your own sixty seconds of fame on Thursday, January 20th, at 8:00 pm. Following an exclusive viewing of the exhibition, guests will be given the opportunity to record their own “screen test,” directed by the artist Conrad Ventur.  Warhol is renowned for his wide variety of mediums, particularly his paintings, screen prints, and films. Read More
Cancer impacts everyone at some point in their life. This is a cause I'm very passionate about! In May of this year, I lost my mother to a 22 year battle with Breast Cancer.  That event has changed my life.  After her death, I was finding a need to do something, help the cause in some way, the fight against cancer.  I looked for ways to become involved in a local community where my efforts could directly and immediately help those who are supporting a loved one through the fight. Read More
  Holiday Greetings from Bust! For many of us, dealing with our families is awkward enough. Imagine if it were documented for the whole world to see! If dealing with your family is too much to deal with, take a glance at this website and you'll instantly be able to pity yourself a little less. If you're still looking for last-minute gifts for your awkward cousin, you're in luck! Awkward Family Photos has a book out, and several other items with disturbing photos on them. Enjoy, and Seasons Greetings! http://awkwardfamilyphotos. Read More

Tiny Things Are Cute!

BY Gabi in Arts

Tiny Things Are Cute is a great website for all your cute vintage holiday needs. Looking to give your holiday decorating a old-timey feel? Trying to find a gift that gives your family a wave of warm nostalgia? Or, maybe you're just looking for some really cute tiny things. Well then, this site is for you! It's full of vintage Christmas decorations, and tons of other cute things that you didn't even know you wanted. This is a great spot for last minute Christmas shopping! http://www.tinythingsarecute. Read More
For the past two days, I've been walking around singing "when you're an Addams/Bababababababababa." Which is half real song, and half nonsense because I can never remember the lyrics to anything. This little tune has been stuck in my head ever since I was lucky enough to be able to see The Addams Family: A New Musical the other night.   Having lived in New York for two years now, I've only been to two Broadway shows, and they've both been been musicals; which is funny because I've never really been a fan of them. Read More
Another vendor that will be attending London’s Craftacular is Rebecca Coffee’s Millinery. Coffee is a Milliner from London. She has been making hats for almost 2 years, since she quit her office job to do something more creative. With a degree in Textiles already under her belt, she enrolled in a Millinery class at Kensington and Chelsea College. She loved the course so much that she completed the full time program this past summer. Coffee uses a variety of different materials in her designs. Read More