Better bring your hot pants 'cause it's booty bounce time!  Legendary bounce dancer Altercation is hosting a bounce class tonight, and all are welcome. Stop by Party Expo, 929 Broadway Ave in Brooklyn, at 7:30 for the two hour class.  Dress for a work out!  The class is a sliding scale of ten to twenty dollars.  See you ... Read More
It's a great day for women's health!  A new vaccine is in the works and currently showing great promise of preventing and treating breast cancer. Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States, and this vaccine holds the potential to save millions of lives worldwide.  Not only has it shown to prevent cancer from forming, it could also halt the growth of existing tumors.  These studies have only been administered in mice, and if they ... Read More
The 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of handling gay and bisexual members of the military is waning, as the House of Representatives voted yesterday to permit the Defense Department to repeal its ban.  Although the decision won't be final until December 1st, when a detailed report is due from the Pentagon on the effects of allowing opening gay service members into the military, it shows promise on the overall inclusion and acceptance of the LGBT community ... Read More
New Orleans bounce, the energetic, call-and-response style of hip hop from NOLA, is officially taking over!  The music comes with the signature and enigmatic booty bounce dance, and you can learn how to shake it like one of the best at the bounce dance class next Tuesday, June 1st. Altercation, one of renowned bounce artist Big Freedia's top dancers, is hosting the class in Brooklyn, which is open to any and all skill levels.  Check out the video below ... Read More
If you live in New York City, you'll have your pick of bike related events this weekend!  May is Bike Month in NYC and to celebrate, the City Reliquary is hosting their 6th annual Bike Fetish Day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  From noon until 6pm on Havemeyer Street, there is a block party for bikes, with competitions, rides, and advocacy groups and artists supplying information and selling their wares.   After the block party you can stop by the ... Read More
Five Stride, a new shop dedicated to the roller derby community, is having its grand opening party tonight.  The shop is owned by Gotham Girls' own Bonnie Thunders and provides helmets, skates, pads, and other derby gear, as well as a chance to hook up with like minded derby enthusiasts.  It starts at 5pm at their space at 30-90 14th Street in Astoria, Queens.  Prizes are supplied by Triple 8 and Hella Rad, so get there before 8pm to win some ... Read More
First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, are making their second trip to the States to promote their album "The Big Black & The Blue," which will be officially released in North America on May 25th.  By the strength of their music, it's surprising to find out that Klara and Johanna are just 17 and 19 years old.  Klara's deep and powerful voice is reminiscent of such seasoned players as Neko Case, ... Read More
Joan Jett is back in the public eye with the release of The Runaways movie in March of this year, but the movie only captures a small portion of this rock-and-roll heavyweight’s epic and impressive career.  Thankfully, Todd Oldham has released a beautiful and well-rounded monograph of the legendary artist, aptly titled, Joan Jett.  Oldham compiles over thirty years of photos, interviews, and other unreleased ephemera in over 200 pages into a linear ... Read More
Finally, technology has given other people the ability to easily track our menstrual cycles.  Sound a little weird?  That's because it is.  There are a slew of new applications for iPhones and iPads created specifically for husbands, boyfriends, and all around players, to track the cycle of any female they choose and theoretically plan their months accordingly.  Of course, these applications are framed as though women become unmanageable beasts ... Read More
Many news outlets are poking fun at an outdated 1799 France law that prohibits women from wearing pants, which has been overlooked and is technically still legal.  France president Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the parliament to go through old French laws like this one and rework them as needed, and a bill has been submitted to repeal the ban on pants for women.  This small, light-hearted milestone, however, comes on the heels of France's proposed ban on ... Read More
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