Clare Manchon lives in Brooklyn and fills her days with modern trappings just like the rest of us, but it doesn't take much of an investigation to uproot her desire to live in a 1950s black-and-white detective film come to life. Read More
If you were unable to make your way to Barnes and Noble last night to see Isabella Rossellini, well, you missed a treat. Ms. Rossellini is AMAZING. This woman is spunky, hilarious as all hell, incredibly beautiful and her laughter is contagious. When she was discussing Green Porno and how it took her until her mid-50s to return to something she fell in love with as a child (animals!), you could tell her heart is completely in this. For Rossellini, she wanted to take a subject she was passionate about and pair it with something humans just can't get enough of....sex. Read More
Seems like a girl can't turn around these days without hearing/seeing/drooling over new Where the Wild Things Are projects. More than the film itself, Wild Things promotions are encouraging and defining their own trendy style universe: very woolly-vintagey-hipster-twee. If it's not apparent in the trailers, take a look-see at the film's new L.A. pop-up shop. There are adorable dolls, copies of the book, and over-abundance of plaid things, but the feature I can't get past is the interior itself. Read More
I don't really remember too much about Sweet Valley High, just that my babysitter was hooked! She'd come over on the weekend, watch a little Saved by the Bell, and then have her stack of mags and Sweet Valley Highs all ready to go. If I would have been a hair older, I most likely would have been all over this 152+ book series. Well, I might just have to get into the series since... Read More
I adore Miranda July. I want her creativity for my own and I gobble up everything she produces, whether it be her short stories, performance art, films, or the Learning to Love You More assignments (which they no longer do!). When I saw the pictures of her on VICE's site, well, I craved more. The subject of the set of pictures was to take an extra from a still of a film (The Godfather, Grease, and The Outsiders are three of those that were selected) and have July recreate that scene, thus giving full attention to someone who is simply part of the background in these films. Read More

The Legendary O'Keeffe

BY Web Intern in General

Georgia O'Keeffe has been all over the news lately. Turns out Lifetime premiered a movie the other evening (feat. Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons) about O'Keeffe's personal life and her struggle to become an established artist. Then, an exhibit of her work opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC on the 17th of this month. Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction will feature her lovely abstracts, which were often overlooked (due to the sexual nature many saw in her floral prints). Read More

Dear Joan...

BY Web Intern in General

HAPPY 51ST BIRTHDAY! You're still rockin' and believe me, you have more energy and bad-assness than I will ever have (and probably a majority of people). Have a superb day, Ms. Jett. Read More
If you adore Karen O's costumes and Where the Wild Things Are, you're in luck because the two are coming together with a rock-n-roll kick! The lady behind Karen O's sometimes wacky costumes, Christian Joy, has created five monster suits based off of Max and the gang. All costumes will be sold at Space 15 Twenty, with a percentage of the proceeds going to 826 Valencia. You can get a look-see at the costumes here! (I want the Max costume... Read More
Probably the best holiday ever, International Peace Day (which is today!) is a one day, worldwide call for ceasefire, global unity, and understanding. According to the U.N., who created the holiday back in 1981, Peace Day encourages 24-hours of political and personal peace; in other words, while governments slow down military combat, individuals can call a truce with that frustrating co-worker, nagging neighbor, or even that gosh-darn-slow-as-molasses red light that would, on any other day, incite undue rage. If you've never celebrated International Peace Day before, internationaldayofpeace. Read More
I grew up listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary--my sisters and I belting 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' dramatically in our kitchen on many a rainy afternoon. While an enduring obsession with sixties culture and folk music grew out of this, so did a lifelong admiration for Mary Travers, the magnetic, intense, immensely talented soul of one of the biggest folk acts of all time. Travers passed away yesterday, at 72. Read More