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Amy Heckerling grew up in the Bronx and then Queens and attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. She wanted to be a writer and artist for MAD Magazine but changed her career goal when she saw what the boy next to her had written for his goal. He wanted to be a film director.“I was really annoyed because I thought that if an idiot like that guy could say he wanted to be a director, then so could I, and certainly...
Grimes is an outspoken pop electronica artist who has delighted critics, confounded listeners, and driven the Internet wild. Here, the rock star delivers some straight talk on sexism, her Catholic childhood, and Taylor Swift The first time you hear Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes, you’ll probably ask yourself a couple of questions: What in the hell is this music, and why would anyone listen to it? Her voice is high-pitched and freaky, like a robotic Minnie Riperton—or even Minnie Mouse—and her backing instrumentals sound like Nine Inch Nails put into a blender with...
Fran Lebowitz, humorist, acerbic critic, and life coach has consistently ripped into social mores since the 1970's. To show some appreciation for her pontification, we present some of Fran's greatest quotes: Photographed by Michael Lavine "I always talk about people behind their back. That way they hear it twice.” "Here is the problem about being ahead of your time, by the time everyone gets around to it you’re bored.” Fran with Andy Warhol “It's much easier to write a solemn book than a funny book. It's harder to make people...
Jan 19, 5:35 pmJust got a call, your mom passed.I read the text message in the backroom of Babeland during a ten minute break in my first training shift. With raised eyebrows, I blankly stared at my phone.“What is it?” My manager asked.“I just don’t get any reception back here.”What could I say? In shock, I decided to think about it later and just finish my shift, and for the next hour I performed my best impression of myself. As I left work, walking down...
  Get your clutchin’ pearls ready, another star is being raked over the coals for sharing a selfie on social media! Fetch the smelling salts, for I fear I shall faint!YouTube star Zoella (aka Zoe Sugg ) caused a media earthquake when she uploaded a Snapchat photo of herself in bed. OH MY GAWD. It’s true. But it gets much, much worse.     Several news outlets were quick to bash the 25-year-old star for appearing in her “underwear.”  Which, hmmm, is a less-than-accurate description of her outfit, which...