Art Jam

BY Lisa in General

   Last week I had the opportunity to check out the new shows at N.Y.C.’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Talk about awesome. It’s a double whammy featuring two amazing gals: Tara McPherson (who you might recognize from our Feb/Mar ’07 issue) and Lori Earley. Tara’s show, “Lost Constellations,” features her signature supergirls (my faves are the ones who sport killer KISS-like makeup) in gorgeous oil paintings with a room of ... Read More

This is Burlesque

BY Lisa in General

New Yorkers, get out your to-do list and put this on there: Buy tix for This is Burlesque at Corio in SoHo. Non-New Yorkers, make sure you hit this up the next time you’re in town. In fact, I recommend planning your trip around it. You will have the most. fun. ever. I hit it up last week and have been talking about it ever since, Laurie went last night and loved it. Loved it! Bring all your friends! And here's a sweet deal - for $5 off your ticket, enter the ... Read More

Siri-ous Style

BY Lisa in General

I’m always on the lookout for gals with sweet style because a) I’m hoping their fashion know-how will somehow rub off on me and b) working on the first page of our Looks section, where I get to interview a lovely lady about her steez, is one of my favorite parts of the mag. Siri Thorson, our style maven-of-the-moment, is too cute for words. I found her through her blog, Ringo, have a banana!, where she endearingly muses about everything from the pair of ... Read More

Our Favorite Auntie

BY Lisa in General

Betty Dodson helps you get to know your inner ... Read More

Art Jam

BY Lisa in General

San Franciscans, this one’s for you. Next Saturday head to Giant Robot for Caroline Hwang’s new solo art show, Salvage. If you don’t know Caroline Hwang’s work, you ought to. It’s sweet and sad and hopeful and I guarantee you’ll see a bit of yourself in each of her pieces. The Brooklyn-based artist paints on fabric and uses embroidery and quilting to create beautiful work that deals with love, loss, healing, and all the ... Read More

Love for Unlovable

BY Lisa in General

   Ever wonder who's behind the cringingly awkward yet hilarious, too-close-to-home moments in the life of Tammy Pierce, heroine of Bust's last-page comic? Then head here to Comixology, where you'll find an insightful profile of artist Esther Pearl Watson. Even I learned a little Tammy trivia: I had no idea that the Unlovable adventures are loosely based on a real life diary Esther found in a gas-station bathroom! That makes me love the comic even more. ... Read More

it's the goddess within

BY Lisa in General

  That's what the magnificent Lynda Carter says about the enduring power of her most famous role, Wonder Woman, in today's New York Times article that features a quote from our very own Managing Editor Emily Rems! Though no longer brandishing those awesome bullet-reflecting gold cuffs, Ms. Carter is back on the scene with a cabaret show that includes classic numbers and even a tune from my own personal perennial boy du jour, Willie Nelson. In addition to ... Read More

Art Girl Crush

BY Lisa in General

 I love food. And I love San Francisco (my former home). So when I saw artist Liz Hickok’s “San Francisco in Jell-O” series I totally fell in love. The series includes photos and videos of San Francisco landscapes that she’s cast in Jell-O. In Jell-O!! First she makes scale models of landscapes like the row of Painted Ladies (aka The Full House houses) or the Transamerica building out of balsa wood and foam. She uses these to make molds ... Read More
  For our new ish I had the pleasure of interviewing super sweet Boy du Jour Eddie Argos. We met up in his room at the Gershwin hotel where Art Brut was staying to kick off the tour for their awesome new album It’s a Bit Complicated. Of course I couldn’t fit everything we talked about into the teeny tiny word count of the article so here are some extra choice tidbits from Eddie. On his former job:“I was a social worker. I loved it. I ... Read More

Girl Crush

BY Lisa in General

I just can't get enough of Lavender Diamond and the superawesome, head-in-the-clouds, peace-on-the-brain mastermind behind their sweet, folky melodies: Becky Stark. Her voice soars and their album, Imagine Our Love, is a perfect summer soundtrack. Watch her skate the day away in this almost-too-precious video for their song "Open Your Heart." I dare you not to dance! ... Read More