Last year, comedian Jenny Slate and director Dean Fleischer-Camp introduced us to the adorable Marcel The Shell with Shoes On and gave us a little insight into the life of an average mollusk. We learned that lentils make good hats, strands of hair can be used for basically everything and that it isn’t so easy being a little shell. Things sure have changed since the last time we heard from our favorite shell in pink sneaks though. First of all, ... Read More
  Obviously it’s Veteran’s Day, but did you know it’s also National Corduroy Day? Well it is. I mean how can you not take advantage of such a momentous occasion as 11|11|11, which as corduroy enthusiasts realized a few years back, looks a lot like the fabric’s striped pattern. The golden age of corduroy was in the 1970s, but the holiday originated in 2005, when The Corduroy Appreciation Club (a semi-serious club for those who really ... Read More
  Remember that time when Christopher Hitchens wrote that whole ridiculous thing about how women aren’t funny? Yeah, I forgot about that too since I’ve been too busy laughing along with all the funny ladies who are staking their claim on the comedy scene. From Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who get us lizzing every Thursday night to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and rest of the bridesmaids who made the prospect of getting food poisoning a lot more ... Read More
Director Darren Aronofsky is known for scaring the crap out of people on the big screen with Black Swan and Requiem For a Dream, but now he’s back doing the same thing on the small screen. Four years ago, the Montana Meth Project hired the auteur to direct a few PSAs that give a very scary and very real look at the effects of meth. Now Aronofsky is back with a few more videos aimed at keeping teens away from the drug. Though these videos may be aimed at ... Read More
How are you feeling? A recent study revealed that 53 percent of women say their overall health is in poor shape, so it might be safe to assume you're not feeling so hot. A study called A Fragile Nation in Poor Health conducted by the health communications firm TeleVox, recently polled 1,015 American across the country about how they feel about their health.  More than half of the women polled say they feel unhealthy and one in five nationwide say they ... Read More
I have a friend who keeps telling me that cats invented the Internet and I’m starting to believe him. Every blog or tumblr worth checking out always has something to do with cats. Case in point, Lolcats, the site that just lets you look at cats doing hilarious,adorable things all day long. But maybe you want something more specific. Maybe you want to see cats that look like pirates or maybe Hitler or Parks And Recreation’s Ron Swanson. It’s all ... Read More
   Men and women are different. We all know that, but how about male and female clowns? Yep, you guessed it; they’re different too. From November 5 to the 20 Clown Ex Machina, a 9-woman clown troupe, is premiering their show Clowns Full-Tilt: A Music on Aesthetics. Created and directed by Kendall Cornell the multimedia show at La MaMa in the Lower East Side explores beauty and art from a female perspective,  poking fun at makeup ... Read More
                     I consider myself a conscious consumer. I like to know where the things I buy are made so I don't feel any guilt when I slip on that dress or use that new mascara. But just because these things weren't made in Taiwanese sweatshops doesn't mean they're entirely guilt-free. There's still the question of where the sum of the parts were made. Where did the minerals come from for that ... Read More
               For the last 27 days, Canadian dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt, has been surviving on only one glass of raw milk a day. Since selling raw milk or unpasteurized milk is illegal in Canada, the goal of Schmidt’s hunger strike is to get a real discussion going about why that is. But Schmidt’s fast addresses a much bigger question: how much control should the government have when it comes to what you put ... Read More

Do Knit Disturb!

BY shannon carlin in Crafty

                 Over the last year I’ve become pretty obsessed with yarn bombing so the idea of a hotel room that is made completely out of wool sounds pretty amazing. Call it the “Do Knit Disturb” room (an adorable touch, I might add!) and I’m already packing my bags to get across the pond. For this particular room at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco, local artist, Kate Jenkins and her two ... Read More
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