Even if you're flat broke, you can still get it together to DIY some fab Valentine's gifts for your BF or BFF. Thanks to free or inexpensive stitch patterns, you can embroider a rad '80's cassette image (would make an awesome ipod cozy); stitch up a valentine's card or pillow, or make some cute embroidered stuffies like the whale or elfin couple. Embroidery is such a nice, affordable hobby - embroidery floss usually costs only about twenty cents per color, and one hank will last you a super-long time. Read More
The BPA (Brighton Port Authority) I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (Southern Fried) The Brighton Port Authority is a moniker for Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, and a horde of his fave featured artists. The BPA's fun and rhythm-heavy I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is clad with various forms of percussion, bass, synths, guitars, and some friendly distortion thrown in for good measure and it's as good as Cook's classic You've Come a Long Way, Baby. Read More

Them's Fightin' Words!

BY Emily Rems in Music

Soul legend Etta James just made some scathing remarks from the stage at one of her shows about Beyonce Knowles, apparantly because Knowles had the audacity to sing James' signature song 'At Last' at the Obama inaugural ball . Read More
Swoon. How adorbs is he in his glasses. Check out my girl Young Ho's post on his pussy appeal on the ligerbeat blog and a link to the second part of the interview. Read More

Bossin' all of us

BY Dawn in TV

A 23-year-old man claims he was kidnapped and raped by 3 women over a period of  four days in Karachi, Pakistan. According to local newspaper reports , the man says that he was delivering food outside a restaurant where he works to 3 women who were waiting in a car. The women asked him if he could deliver food to their house every day, the man said, and when he agreed to that, they asked him to go along with them in their car so they could show him where their house was. He claims they then gave him some milk with some sort of drug in it, after which he fell unconscious. Read More

Lux Interior, Surfin' Dead

BY Laurie in Music

Lux Interior, the great lead singer of perhaps the coolest punk band of all time, The Cramps,  died today of reported heart disease at age 62. Our hearts go out to his wife and bandmate, Poison ivy. The Cramps single handedly kept garage rock alive since they formed in 1972. He will be missed. Feast your eyes on this gem, The Cramps played a live show in a mental institution in California in 1978.So Amazing. Read More

Gorgeous smut alert!

BY Lisa in Sex

The always-titillating Susie Bright has a new anthology out called X:The Erotic Treasury. Not only is it awesome on the inside, filled with the best the world of erotica has to offer, but it's also pretty on the outside, with a lush cover and a classy slipcase designed by one of my fave artists, Hannah Stouffer. New Yorkers are lucky to get some face time with Susie this month, she's got some events and readings coming up, click through for the info.   But HERE'S my question. Read More

Fashion Flashback!

BY Callie in General

I think my Jem and the Holograms doll use to have the dress that she wears in the beginning. I also love the flat tone of 'these are buggle beads.' Well I'm gonna go teleport to my closet now. Want more Brenda Dickson? Check this. Read More
Just when you thought that Sarah Palin had finally receeded into the back of our national consciousness like a bad dream, she's in the news again. This time, according to CNN , it's because her continued 'support for aerial wolf-hunting has sparked a heated cross-country war of words between the governor and an environmental ad campaign fronted by the actress Ashley Judd, with Palin calling the organization funding the ads an 'extreme fringe group. Read More