Despite the fact that “Friday” was recently pulled off of YouTube, the “fun, fun, fun, fun” isn’t over for Rebecca Black fans.  Black has announced that she will be releasing a new single and video, “My Moment,” on Monday, July 18th. The video will be available at 8pm Pacific time on Black’s YouTube Channel, and the single will be available for purchase on iTunes the following day. "My Moment" was written by Brandon "Blue" Hamilton and Quinton Tolbert and produced by Charlton Pettus. Read More
As a daughter of a Japanese mother, the worst thing I could do is take an interest in piercings and tattoos, next to hating miso soup and wasabi. Though tattoos and piercings are much less taboo in Japan than they used to be, being inked still conjures images of criminals and gang members for some Japanese citizens (including my grandma). I’m not interested in getting yakuza-style bodywork, but I have three small tattoos and currently have eight piercings that I keep jewelry in at all times. Read More
While sterile blue liquid will probably remain a staple of female hygiene television ads, Always has taken a small step towards reality by creating a print ad that represents blood. Somewhat. The campaign, seen above, features an Always pad with a small red dot trapped (or neatly placed) inside a maze. 
Advertising expert/blogger Copyranter referred to the ad as a “historical advertising move”. 

However, this bit of period pride is nothing new to Always’ competitor Kotex. Read More
While looking for videos under search terms like "how to dance at a beach party" and "how to be an impressive dancer at cool parties", I ran into this little gem. (Note: I am not going to the beach this weekend, or cool parties for that matter.) It's the trailer for 1965 cult classic/B-movie Beach Girls and the Monster. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 31% rating; a critic described it as "so bad, it's just bad." All the more reason to watch it with the people you love. Read More
After transforming streets, walls, and waterways around the world, Swoon is unleashing a new gift to the New Orleans art community - a musical house named the Dithyrambalina. The ‘house-sized-instrument’ will be a permanent, interactive sculpture set in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. The building site is the former home of a blighted Creole Cottage; its salvage will be used in the construction of the Dithyrambalina. The artistic reconstruction and revival of New Orleans post-Katrina is returning the spirit and sounds that some said would never come back to the Big Easy. Read More
On February 11, 2011 CBS reporter Lara Logan (above) was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the celebrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square following Hosni Mubarak's resignation. Just months after Logan was assaulted, Dan Rottenberg, editor of the online arts magazine Broad Street Review, released an attack of words through an editor’s note titled, “Male sex abuse and female naiveté”. Read More
          I haven’t shaved for quite a while now. It started with a lazy winter, when I found it unnecessary to shave my legs. But with hairy legs and all I thought it was weird that I still shaved my armpits, so the razor went on indefinite hiatus.          Up until college, I was always careful about shaving. I wouldn’t dare be caught with hairy armpits and legs in gym class. I’ve used razors, at-home waxing kits, that weird Schick Intuition thing, and even tweezers. Read More
  Here's a friendly reminder that the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players will be playing tonight at NYC's The Bowery Electric ! The Trachtenburgs previewed songs from their upcoming album, Lost and Found (to be released on July 12th), at a residency this month at The Bowery Electric in NYC. Also featuring performances by Light Spells, Roughstars, Long Distance Poison, and Eric Demby aka DJ Treeboy. Doors open at 7:30 PM and tickets are $8. Read More
  Reader Discretion Is Advised: This is a post about Odd Future Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All AKA Odd Future is all over the blogosphere, particularly due to its unpopularity with the feminist crowd. If you’re not familiar with the blog beef, here’s a brief list of reasons why some people are really not into Odd Future and its leader ‘Tyler, the Creator’:1. Read More
  Months after the most powerful known earthquake to hit Japan, the country continues to suffer. Tourism in Japan is taking a hard hit. Asahi TV reports about a 50.3% decrease in the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan in March, most likely affected by the public’s fear of health hazards post-crisis.So when I heard that the Mother Monster was in Tokyo, promoting tourism and performing at a charity concert, one thought came to mind: her monster fame might do some serious good for Japan. Read More