I’m a wanna-be foodie; absolutely love reading food blogs and cookbooks. But as a college student I never really have the time nor the ingredients to make much of anything. That and I have a horrible habit of making things and never eating them myself. I just feed them to everyone else. So I mostly just content myself with drooling over the scrumptious food photos and recipes. Read More
The recent trailers for "The Social Network" aka the Facebook movie have been creepy to say the least, with audio clips set to suspenseful music and words like "traitor" as the only images. This new trailer gives us a little more of the movie, though it's still pretty dark. One thing is for sure: we will be watching it this fall. Read More
Well, there's no pool. But there are the Murder City Devils, who I can't be more happy to see playing a FREE show after five years of not touring at all (they broke this back in Feb). And there's also tons of lawn chilling, dodge ball and swarms of sweaty, happy people. And its free, so you don't have much of an excuse for not going if you happen to be in New York. East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave at North 9th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (thepoolparties.com). Sun 2–8pm, free. Through Aug 30. Read More
Mozhdah Jamalzadah is more than just a beautiful voice. She’s been using her talent lately as an inspiration for change in the rigid social structures of traditional Afghan culture through her new television talk show called Mozhdah. Born in Kabul, Mozhdah’s family fled to Canada when she was very young. She was raised in Canada, but when she returned to Afghanistan she realized her calling was to be part of what she calls “a much needed change” to the country. A self proclaimed feminist, Mozhdah wants to see growth in the gray area of women's rights. Read More

The Kids are All Right Review

BY Laurie in Arts

  Not to be confused with the Who’s rockumentary of the same name, The Kids Are All Right is a new heartfelt comedic drama by Lisa Cholodenko, writer/director of indie hits High Art and Laurel Canyon.  The film centers on Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening), a lovingly dysfunctional couple who have been together for 20-something years. They are the adoring, solicitous moms of Joni (Alice in Wonderland’s stunning Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), both of whom are dealing with the awkwardness of being 18 and 15, respectively. Read More
  Joan Rivers is a polarizing figure in popular culture. Some see her as a boundary-busting comedy pioneer whose tenure as guest host on The Tonight Show opened doors for every woman in the industry who came after her. Others simply regard her as a crass and elitist plastic-surgery casualty whose red-carpet diatribes and mean-spirited barbs have worn out their welcome. But whatever side of the fence you’re on, watching the startlingly intimate documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work will leave you with a richer, more multidimensional perspective on this entertainment legend. Read More
Made in Dagenham, the new film coming out this fall starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson is so amazingly feminizle, I guarantee you are going to love it. Based on a true story about a group of female factory workers in England in 1968 who fight for equal pay, it's full of inspiring moments, not to mention death defying bouffants and to-die-for outfits. Read More
What up young entrepreneuring ladies? Just vlogging about all the new clothes you got... for free! What started as personal video blogs about what clothes high schoolers bought has turned into an easy advertising method. Teen girls have been posting what are called "haul videos" on YouTube showing the latest fashions for some time now, but stores are just starting to notice and give them benefits for what was once free advertising. Read More
One of the things I remember most about being a kid in the summer were the endless days at the local pool, letting my hair turn green from the chlorine as my friends and I pretended to be mermaids. We would let our hair down and try to keep our feet together as if we had mermaid tails. If I could go back in time knowing that I actually could have a real mermaid tail, I would be the coolest kid at the pool! Here's this awesome craft project from Instructables to make a working mermaid tail. Read More
We wait so long for summer.. hot days, warm nights and vacation time. But there is one thing that comes along with that hot weather that sucks, the summertime roach invasion. I live in the charming little city of Richmond, Virginia, where overgrown plants hug the sides of the super old house I live in. And off those plants, giant roaches known sometimes as water bugs trickle into my house at night to eat  coveted floury goods and hide among my also super old and leaky water pipes. Read More