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What better way to depict the terrifying downward spiral of mental illness than in a graphic novel? Nate Powell 's story of a brother and sister dealing with schizophrenia is both heartrending and beautiful. Ruth and Perry are both haunted by visions and compulsions, but as they grow older one gets worse and one gets better. Powell's art captures the loss of control and the visions of the characters in surrealist black-and-white, rendering even a frog and the grandmother sinister and threatening. You need not have experienced...
I'm so sick of reading about the distaste that some idiots had on Michelle Obama 's outfit on the night of her husband's historical victory. As I saw it, the modified version of the Narcisco Rodriguez's dress was showing off her confidence in not being pigeonholed into wearing those lame-ass, boring suit-dresses. We still have ways to go, but I think it's awesome that powerful women are getting closer to be being on the same playing field as men, but...
One of the most influential fashion pioneers work is now available at the wonderful de Young museum in San Francisco. Visit the exhibit from November 1, 2008 through April 5, 2009 to view the designs and genius of Yves Saint Laurent....
This ought to be a great show, one of my fave bands,  Brooklyn's own Asobi Seksu (check out their brilliant cover graphics), is playing with The Jealous Girlfriends this Saturday at Santos party House, 100 Lafayette St. NYC $12. For upcoming UK tour dates, click photo....
The Queen's Company has been operating since 2000, producing work that puts a spin on classical theatre. Committed to its vision, this brilliantly talented all-female company weaves in worldly influences and inspiration, making their work even more impressive. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare is the company's newest project, incorporating lip-synced musical numbers and wit. It is scheduled to open to playgoers Saturday, November 8. No doubt, it will be highly entertaining and audiences will walk away pleased and eager to see more! Check out the company's...