A lady wins Top Chef!

BY Laurie in Boob Tube

Finally someone I was actually gunning for on a reality show wins. Congratulations to Stephanie Izard for winning last night! I was worried they were going to give it to grumpy Lisa, but luckily they came to their senses and voted ... Read More
This friday night at the knitting factory, there will be a special, one time only reuninon of Lydia Lunch's late 70's band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Lunch was a seminal spoken word perfromer, punk, poet, and actress of the underground NYC downtown scene in the 80's amd 90's, and her work has always been smart, sarcastic, violent and confrontational. One of my very favorite records that I played incessantly in college in the early 80's was "Queen of ... Read More
Donita Sparks, that crazy lead lady from L7, is back with a new band called the Stellar Moments.  They played Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday night to promote their new release, Transmiticate. Though it’s been years since she became an onstage legend by throwing a used tampon into the audience at the Reading Festival in ’92 (gross or hilarious—you decide), Sparks was still a total firecracker onstage.  Shimmying like a satanic go-go ... Read More
Those lovable kooky sisters, Coco Rosie are back with another amazingly freak filled video, "God Has a Voice and She Speaks Through Me." Be on the look out for a cool limited-edition picture disc 7" released on 7/8/08 from Touch and ... Read More

Crack is Wack

BY Laurie in General

This is just so sad, Tatum O'neal was busted again for drugs. When I was a kid, Paper Moon was my absolute favorite movie, I loved her cool, tom boy antics, and then bad News Bears come out- jeez, that was a masterpiece as far as I was concerned! Anyway, I guess all that  smoking and drinking on screen did lead to the addictions she can't seem to shake at 44 years old. I feel bad ... Read More

Summer time

BY Laurie in Style File

It officially feels like summer here today, and I'm loving the new items from Married to the Mob, check out the Barbara Kruger inspired beach towel! shweet. ... Read More

All you need is LOVE

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

One of my favorite lady artists is Becky Stark. The songs she makes with her band Lavender Diamond are not only beautiful, but the message is always positive and full of love. looks like the band has made a secret movie to accompany their Matador records  release Imagine our Love. If you are in LA, you are very lucky because they are having what promises to be a wonderful evening of performances on Tues. May 27th  called Psychedelic Healing Visions: A ... Read More
  Of all the shoots I've done ove the years, I have to say the ones with Amy Sedaris are the most fun (with jemaine and bret coming in a close 2nd). She is hilarious, and goofy and  keeps everyone on set laughing for most of the day. Thanks to M. Sharkey for putting together this video from our latest cover ... Read More

Arty Elephant

BY Laurie in General

I know this is kind of long, but I swear it's totally worth it. I love ... Read More

Your Mom

BY Laurie in General

Thanks to Slut Machine over at Jezebel for posted the latest video by our favorite Long Island mom impersonator and writer John Roberts (directed by Clay Weiner). If you've never seen him, check him on Youtube for The Christmas Tree, or Jackie & Debra, My Son is Gay— they are all hilarious! This new one is particularly good, and is a pretty close replica of what will be going on at my house this Sunday. "Listen to me, I told ya, I don't want ... Read More