In the Family, features 27 year old filmmaker Joanna Rudnick who tested positive for the BRCA genetic mutation. This means that she has an extremely high chance of developing breast, and/or ovarian cancer. She critically examines the impact of genetic research on the personal lives of those who have tested positive for BCRA and for whom cancer runs in their family.Watch In the Family on PBS at 10 P.M. tomorrow, Wednesday October 1st. To learn more about ... Read More
If you're an American Express card member, you can help a group close to our hearts, Women For Women International , win a big ole grant through AMEX's Members Project. Just log in here , vote within the next eight hours for their initiative called Help Women and Children Survivors of War Rebuild, and with your support it could get funding from American Express to help with their life saving humanitarian ... Read More
Curious about how a successful artist works and what inspires them? Come hear artist Jusine Kurland speak at the Aperture Gallery this Wednesday Oct. 1st at 6:30. its FREE! 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor New York, New York (212) 505-5555 Justine Kurland's photographs are about adolescence, awkwardness, girls, the American landscape, secrets, and quiet, private dreams of community that hide behind tough exteriors and blank faces. Kurland spends as much as 9 ... Read More

Janes in Love

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

The second volume of P.L.A.I.N. Janes from Minx hit stores this week, along with the sad news that the Minx imprint will cease publication in January. The second Janes book is as much fun as the first, with the sassy high school girls creating unauthorized art around their small town. This time, things are complicated by crushes, with each Jane having her (or his) own love troubles. Despite boy issues, though, Main Jane's goal is still to make art, and it is ... Read More

Get Yourself Together

BY Mollie Wells in General |

Confession: I'm a serious pack-rat who is completely freaked out by disorganized clutter. I can handle, like, an artfully arranged stack of books, but stuff just sitting out willy-nilly, with no home? It slowly, quietly drives me insane. Which is problematic, see, because I'm constantly coming home with armloads of random crap that I refuse to throw away. Certainly I'm not alone in this. So because my living space is not that big and I really don't think 43 ... Read More
It's not news that women in Washington (particularly those truly on the world stage) are scrutinized for their clothing, but I'm a little confused by Robin Givhan's Washington Post story about Palin's so-called ordinary style. Givhan is known for her no-nonsense fashion criticism of the political elite--whether or not that's responsible or even necessary is up to you--but this one just seems like a redux. Givhan waxes aesthetic for several paragraphs about Palin's ... Read More
The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. I love that our cover girl Sarah Silverman is involved in this campaign by JewsVote.org that is organizing a weekend where folks can go down to Florida and convince their grandparents (Zadie and Buppy) to vote Obama. She made this video for theGreatShlep.com and it's hilarious and hopefully effective! She's the pied piper of hipster Jews! Even if you're not Jewish, this seems like a good tactic to try on your ... Read More
Last week a couple of us from the office went to a My Little Pony party! Held at the Chelsea Art Museum to 'The MY LITTLE PONY Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years' collection and exhibiting My Little Ponies through the years. It was a total play date flashback. Remember the mermaid ponies for the bathtub! All of Hasbro's My Little Ponies were in one room with the wine and food, so that was the first stop on the party train. It is hard for me to find the words to ... Read More
Friday September 26 Since the termination of the Miss Rockaway Armada in St. Louis last summer, former crew members have been collaborating on new creative projects that have grown out of the energy of the Mississippi river. After an installation at MassMOCA last April, the crew was invited to create an installation in Amsterdam to coincide with the American elections. Now they need the cash to get there and buy materials! Two floors of ceiling shaking ... Read More

Mine, mine, mine!!!

BY Dawn in General |

I've been waiting almost a year for these dainty darlings to go on sale, and now they're mine! Anyone want to play a game of croquet this ... Read More
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