If you've got a design nerd in your life, you probably know that Pantone, the self-proclaimed “world-renowned authority on color,” announces a "color of the year" annually. Essentially, the company predicts what color will be dominating home-goods, design, and cosmetic stores the following year. And “Tangerine Tango”, a dramatic red-orange, will apparently be THE color of 2012--you should expect to see it on everything from throw pillows to nail polish. Read More
“Shit Girls Say,” a short comedy vid by Kyle Humphrey & Graydon Sheppard, is a little ridiculous, mildly insulting, completely hilarious, and terrifyingly accurate. The montage of--you guessed it--"shit girls say," includes things we *may* or may not have uttered within the last month ("What's wrong with my computer?" and "Twinsies!" come to mind). Read More
If you love animals, greeting cards, and all things cute, you’re in luck! Enormouschampion will be at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011, with its line of  adorable assorted greetings, notecards, and various objects. Here's a sneak peak of what this shop has on offer. Illustrated Notecards: They just might make you get back into snail-mail. ($5) Holiday cards: The Kingdom Animalia
: These incredible wooden Animal Silhouettes are intended to be wall art and objets d'art, and are made in the USA from hard maple grown in a sustainably harvested forest. Read More
Christmas is only weeks away, and most of us are in the throes of gift-hunting and buying. But if you haven't yet found the perfect present, this guide can help you find *just* the right thing for your mom, sister, boss, or girlfriend. Ranging from spendy to the cost of a cup of cocoa, these options will help you cross all the ladies in your life off your list.  COSMETICS: Some of the best gifts are what I like to call "handy candy"; useful, cheap, but adorable. An easy option is makeup. Read More
BETTY, the alt-rock legends from NYC (whose tunes have appeared on Weeds, Ugly Betty, and The L Word), will be performing on their home turf over the holidays. They'll have shows on Tuesday, December 20th at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St.) at 7 and 9:30 pm. The later set will even feature a Very Special Guest: Gloria Steinem! If you can’t make on the 20th, you don't have to weep into your eggnog--you can still have a BETTY New Year's Eve. The band will do a NYC gig on Saturday, December 31st at Rockbar (185 Christopher St.)--it starts at 10:00 and goes until you pass out. Read More
Kyrgyzstan is a small landlocked country bordering China where traditions run deep. Vice News presents one of this country’s oldest and most disturbing traditions in "Bride Kidnapping In Kyrgyzstan." Thomas Morton introduces this ancient custom, which has had a resurgence since the fall of Communism. Although the practice is technically illegal, almost half the rural marriages in Kyrgyzstan are a result of bride kidnapping. Read More
It's getting chilly in NYC, and our thoughts are turning to fake-fur coats, electric blankets, and soup! Fig Food Co. makes delicious organic soups, and created an adorbs short film to promote their wares. The delectable short film “The Date," was written and directed by Academy Award winner Luke Matheny, who also stars as a soup-loving Romeo. Fig Food prides itself on making food that's "good for you, good for the planet," and it may even be good for your love life, if this film is to be believed. Watch “The Date," below, and visit Fig Food's website for more info. Read More
In the past few days, some iPhone users have been crying foul, claiming that Apple's making a pro-life stance via Siri, the iPhone 4S “personal assistant." Nancy Keenan, president of the pro-choice foundation NARAL, started to stir the pot with a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. She explained, “Siri responded to a question concerning where to find abortion provider by directing an individual to anti-choice organization known as crisis pregnancy center.” Apple claimed that response was a glitch, but I wanted to take a closer look at Siri's "personal" beliefs. Read More
You wouldn't normally think of Forbes.com as a destination for lady-centric political articles, but blogger Hannah Woit brings up some interesting issues in her recent column for the site. She writes about her mental battle with the concepts of traditionally "feminine" behaviors, and how she reconciles them with her feminist views. Read More
Fred Armisen of SNL (and virtually every indie comedy film or TV show of the last 10 years) will be doing NYC in-store appearances on December 4th and 5th to promote the release of Portlandia: Season One on DVD and Blu-Ray. The stellar IFC comedy series, which stars Fred and Sleater Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, will be out in stores on December 6. We're obsessed with Portlandia (which lovingly skewers Portland, Oregon) and its recurring characters, like the feminist bookstore owners, decorators who encourage you to "put a bird on it!", and a militant bike messenger. Read More