Reports being published both domestically and abroad are contending that international aid money from the United States and the United Kingdom has been used to fund forced sterilization in India. The so-called “family planning” initiatives of this kind of First World aid are an attempt to curtail the ballooning population of the Indian subcontinent—a staggering 1.2 billion people, according to the Guardian. The forced sterilization is being ... Read More
United Bamboo’s now infamous cat calendar is back for its third year running, and for its junior effort, the clothing company is democratizing. Your cat (yes, your cat!) could be a super(cat)model and make her cat fancy debut in the 2013 calendar. If you think your kitty’s got what it takes, post a picture to United Bamboo’s Facebook wall or tweet it to them using #catclub. (best hashtag ever) The shoot is scheduled for June 9th in New York, so ... Read More
Do you think technology helps or hinders our relationships? Do pictures capture fake smiles? Can a conversation over a computer or a phone compare to spending time with someone in person? This is the theme explored in Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, a new movie that opened May 11th. Written and directed by Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson, it has been honored at several film festivals this year.   Viewers follow the main character, Sarah, as she journeys ... Read More
I am living for printed pants right now. They’re the androgynous alternative to flirty spring dresses and skirts, and they come in a wide range of styles that make them perfect for nearly every body type. Plus, they’re ideal for this transitional weather we’re having; paired with a tank top they’re weekend flea-market friendly or with a well-fitted button down, you could be voted Summer’s Best Dressed at your workplace. Check out Mad ... Read More
Reviewed by Michael Levine The Divine Ricochet Music Series, at The Guggenheim museum, concluded last Thursday night with the final concert being performed by Zola Jesus, Jim Thirwell and The Mivos Quartet. The three-part series of live music accompanied artist John Chamberlain, whose sculptures of wrecked cars, Choices, was on view through May 13th.  The stage was set in the middle of the museum’s ground level with Nika Rosa Danilova aka Zola ... Read More
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