She's got the look

BY Lisa in Style File

I really love Tamera Ferro's style. If she seems familiar to you, that's cause we feature this fashionable San Franciscan in the Looks section of our current issue (click through for a peek), and her "Audrey Hepburn-meets-black forest-meets-gypsies" vibe is the dope show. My favorite part of her amazing outfit is definitely the handmade topper so you can imagine my gasp of excitement when I realized that she made it herself and actually SELLS them in her Etsy ... Read More

Holiday Tunage

BY Lisa in Music Stuff

Bear with me while I dork out for a second. I love Christmas music. I do, I can’t help it. I think it started with my cherished New Kids on the Block, Merry Merry Christmas cassette (featuring Donnie Wahlberg’s seminal tune Funky, Funky Xmas), and these days come December 1st I’ve got A John Waters Christmas on repeat. So you can bet I was down to see The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza at the Hammerstein Ballroom on ... Read More

More! Costumes!

BY Lisa in General

  Need some last-minute Halloweenie inspiration? Tara, at Nothing Elegant, has as awesome roundup of some fabulous ladies from history, along with a costume breakdown featuring things you probably already have in your closet and the few things you'll need to get. First up, Marie Curie. Pop on over for the rest. Who: Marie Curie, First Lady of science, physicist, chemist, and creator of the theory of radioactivity. Why: Because you can carry your favorite ... Read More
We've been digging the new album Arrow from Clare and the Reasons here in the office so when I found out they were playing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night, I dragged my dreamy-chamber-pop-loving ass out in the rain to see them. Let me tell you, it was worth the wet socks.    Clare's delicate voice is crazy gorgeous and hearing it live just drives that point home. And as if her sweet and soaring singing wasn't talent enough, homegirl ... Read More

i heart this art.

BY Lisa in General

Welcome to the Dollhouse is definitely my fave Todd Solondz movie so I'm pretty much in love with this print from illustrator Lauren Gregg. Wiener dog 4-eva! And for all you Harold and Maude fans (I mean, that's everybody, right?), there's one for you too. Brought to my attention by the impeccable taste of ... Read More

Lucha VaVoom

BY Lisa in General

  Hey New Yorkers...looking for something to fill the Sunday night void left by the finale of True Blood? Look no further. This weekend Lucha VaVoom is debuting its crazy mix of Mexican wrestling and burlesque at Webster Hall . As if the high-flying luchadores weren't spectacle enough, in between matches the legendary Wau Wau Sisters will hit the trapeze, Karis will hula-hoop her ass off (or maybe just her clothes), and L.A. burlesquers Ursulina and Lux La ... Read More

(500) Days of Summer

BY Lisa in General

It's not very often the male and female leads in a movie are equally crush-worthy, making the sum of both parts totally off the swoon charts. Well, I got a sneak peek at (500) Days of Summer and lemme tell you what, it's hard to decide where to rest your eyes cause the cuteness between Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a constant battle. If Away We Go didn't satiate your uber-indie movie needs, this romantical dramedy absolutely will. It's sweet ... Read More
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Mamma Mia!

BY Lisa in Music Stuff

    I'm a sucker for cool gals playing that good ol' indie folk rock so Mia Riddle's album, Tumble and Drag, gets a lotta play on my iTunes. Check her music out and if you're in NY, catch her and her band tomorrow night at one of my favorite Brooklyn venues, the Bell House. And if good jams weren't enough to bring you out, they'll be serving free Brooklyn lager from 7:30 - 8:30. Looks like Thursday night's in the ... Read More

Kristen Schaal on Sirius

BY Lisa in General

How much do I love Kristen Schaal? Let me count the ways. Nope, nevermind, that would take too long and High Five, her limited-run radio show on Sirius, is starting just about now. Tune in! Kristen and her creative partner Kurt Braunohler will be their usual hilarious selves, taking calls from listeners and just generally being awesome. Next week, July 1, is the last episode. Don't have Sirius? You can watch clips on their ... Read More