By now, everyone and their grandmother has seen or at least heard of the “binders full of women” jokes stemming from a comment made during the second debate by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. What few people have talked about, however, is the young woman who asked the question that prompted his reply.
Katherine Fenton, a 24-year-old schoolteacher who doesn’t belong to a particular party, got up and asked the candidates a question that seemed innocuous enough. Read More
Let’s take a collective “holy shit” moment and appreciate the fact that a twelve-year-old has recently managed to score a full two points higher on the IQ test than both Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Yeah, you read that right- a twelve-year-old is more of a genius than the two most well known brilliant dudes in existence EVER.
This little genius is a girl (woo!) from the UK named Olivia Manning. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Oct 15, 2012
The chorus kids at Staten Island’s P.S.22, who gained fame a few years ago with their spot-on renditions of popular songs, are at it again. This time they wow the indie music scene with their version of "It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" off Tame Impala’s new record, Lonerism.
Who doesn’t love a chorus group composed of adorable and insanely talented kids? The cover sounds damn good--I’d even say as good as the original. Read More
People still remember Mickey Avalon, right? Anyone who’s experienced the lyrical genius on display in his hit song “My Dick” could never forget him. And don’t even try to deny it, we know every time the song comes up on shuffle in the car you’re singing/yelling along. Our excuse is that the vulgarity is so bad that it’s almost good.
We can all agree that this was a song made to be parodied, and there have been attempts in the past, most notably Margaret Cho’s “My Puss” from a few years back. Read More
Ladies (and gents, too): it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are displaying that little pink ribbon of support for loved ones who have been affected by the disease. But now you can go a step further in supporting the cause – by donating a mammogram to minority women and men through the Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation.
The foundation, which aims to help inform and equip minority men and women with the tools and education to make proactive decisions on their breast health, is asking for $65 donations on their site through PayPal. Read More
A Reddit user recently posted a surreptitious photo of a woman tagged under "/r/funny". Apparently, the reason that user european_douchebag (yep) found the woman, Balpreet Kaur, Reddit-worthy was that she gasp! has facial hair--and, as it turns out, isn’t ashamed by it in the slightest.
When Balpreet’s friends found the photograph, under a post titled “I’m not sure what to conclude from this,” she reacted to the negative and positive comments far better than I would have. Read More
Remember a little while back when I talked about Katy Perry’s slammin’ Daria-inspired nails? And how jealous I was of her nail art in general? (Let's be real--all of us would do some despicable things for access to her manicurists.)
Well, she’s upped the ante this week with a freaking PRO-BAMA MANI for her debut performance for Mr. President, complete with tiny portraits of the commander-in-chief himself. Katy ain’t playing when it comes to this election, people!
SWAG. Read More
What self-respecting iPhone owner doesn’t have a borderline obsessive relationship with Instagram? Try as you may, the social media app is one that seems to inevitably permeate our lives, giving us real-time glimpses – in photo format! - into other people’s worlds.
This is one of the reasons that NYC based filmmaker Casey Neistat of YouTube fame and creator of the HBO series The Neistat Brothers, made a little how-to for those of us who haven’t quite grasped how to fully appreciate the beauty of the app. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Oct 08, 2012
Brooklyn-based brand Good Wood NYC has been cranking out cool wood pieces that are carved and designed to “combine art and fashion” since 2007. Each hand-made piece is created with the utmost attention to detail, and the brand has garnered attention from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Nas, Chromeo, Bun B and Mos Def.
This spooky season, Good Wood has introduced a Halloween-themed collection, featuring a creepy skate deck, bracelet, and two styles of pendants. Read More
Ladies, are you sick and tired of having to put up with catcalls and lewd remarks on the streets? Comedians Shanika Powell and Samantha Riddell, of brand-spanking new comedy group SlamPow! Productions, sure as hell are. They address the sexual harassment women face on the streets of NYC in a three-minute role-reversing scene.
The parody, aptly titled “Meat,” features several females verbally harassing a dude who is walking innocently through the streets. Read More