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
Fans and music addicts be warned, the New York and Boston-based club/thrash/pop band, Hooray for Earth, have a residency in New York City's legendary Pianos every Wednesday throughout November! Stereogum.com saw them at CMJ and wrote them up as, "Hooray For Earth framed themselves as proper players, stewing electronics, nimble but unpretentious guitars, a sense of progressive psychedelics and percussive progressions." Their album, Momo, has gotten a lot of buzz; ... Read More
No wonder Nicholas D. Kristof is a Man We Love. As a New York Times Op-ed columnist and, along with wife Sheryl WuDunn, author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, he prioritizes writing about extraordinary women and sheds much-needed light on their notable causes. His recent article in the Times, "D.I.Y. Foreign-Aid Revolution", is an eye-opening account of women who have taken it upon themselves to aid women and girls in ... 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
Last week, the young men pledging to Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity at Yale were blind-folded in the middle of the night and sent to march in front of the dorms on Old Campus, where most of the first year women are housed, and chant such things as, "No means yes! Yes means anal!" and "My name is Jack, I'm a necrophiliac, I f-ck dead women and fill them with my semen." Their actions were met with righteous outrage, with a statement issued by the Yale Women's ... Read More
 Ladies, be warned: should it strike you to apply for a job at Olialia, a Lithuanian firm planning to build a resort in The Maldives, you will need one very particular quality to catch their attention: BLONDE. That's right, Olialia is creating an "Island of Blondes", where the staff will be exclusively made up of blonde women. Oh, and among offerings such as spa treatments and "entertainments", they also plan to have an education center called "Pretty Women", ... 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
The formulas for success in the Land of Show Business are quite clear. Playing a politician or mentally challenged character will get most men an oscar, making a movie about war or funny-looking people in lands unknown will get most directors 9 oscars, and wrinkles on a woman can cost her a career.  This creation was posted on Dangerous Minds and sent to us,  we want to know what you think of it.    PHOTO COURTESY ... Read More
Brooklyn Bowl, the huge bowling alley/concert space/restaurant/bar in Williamsburg, is giving us a treat tonight, with a FREE M.I.A. concert! Doors open at 9:30pm and lines start at 7pm.  M.I.A. features the eclectic talents of British singer/songwriter Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, Academy Award nominee and two-time Grammy Award nominee. Influenced greatly by her early life, which involved being displaced due to the Civil War in Sri Lanka, her debut album's ... Read More
Illustrator and cartoonist Vanessa Davis brings us another collection of her autobiographical comic strips in her new book, "Make me a Woman". Her reflective style is enhanced by her witty humor in this fun and intimate new book, which she will talk about tomorrow night, October 6th, at The Strand in New York City. The event starts at 7:00pm and will include a slide show, signing, and a conversation between Davis and Marjorie Ingall, co-author of "Hungry" and ... Read More
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