On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would have ensured women be paid the same amount as their male counterparts. Despite the fact that this bill seems to make perfect sense to anyone with half a brain, the final vote was 52-47. The real mind-boggling cherry on top of this already non-sensical sundae is the fact that several female senators (who apparently don’t mind being paid less than their male counterparts all that much) were among those that voted against the bill. Read More
Summer is undoubtedly the season for music festivals, but if for whatever reason you aren’t able to make it to see your favorite artists perform while you bask in the sun sipping overpriced beer--don’t fret! With some imagination (and a little luck), you and your friends could be listening to your favorite music while working on your tan in no time. Read More
I know young people are supposed to be hip and tech-savvy (and by using the terms "hip" and "tech-savvy" I do, in fact, realize I've outed myself as neither), but sometimes I find myself genuinely overwhelmed with how quickly technology is advancing and all the crazy cool possibilities that come with it. Here I am, still flabbergasted that you can pay for your Starbucks coffee using a QR code, while artist Yiying Lu is already using them to create stunning and interactive works of art in her new series "Beautiful Traps. Read More
If you've ever caught the tiny voice in the back of your head thinking to yourself that the 33 cent pay gap between women and men really isn’t all that big, first of all: you are the worst, and second of all: let’s see if you’re singing a different tune when you see all the cool things you could afford when those cents add up. The Center for American Progress plugged in the numbers and found some interesting results. In 2010 the median full-time working man took home $47,715 in earnings, while the median full-time working woman made only $36,931—77. Read More
For better or worse, the closest thing to “natural” that many New Yorkers experience in their day to day lives may very well be shopping in the organic section of Whole Foods. Guerilla street art collective Mosstika is trying to change all that with their latest “graffiti” project. Rather than sprawling tags across the city in spray paint, Mosstika’s works are created using living grass and moss.   “We believe that if everyone had a garden of their own to cultivate, we would have a much more balanced relation to our territories,” they write. Read More
Have you ever thought about what future civilizations (or alien invaders) will think of us when they inevitably discover the remnants of our society? Yeah me neither. But while we’re on the topic, I think most of us would agree that if our new alien overlords happen to flip through the pages of today's glossy fashion magazines, they may very well paint a picture of us that is a lot skinnier, a little whiter, and a lot more pore-less than most of us actually are. Read More