When Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield realized her "Dear Lilith Fair 2010" blog wasn't going to land her a spot on the returning Lilith Fair tour she decided to start a women's music festival of her own!  The first annual Tinderbox Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Southpaw (125 5th Ave) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will feature 19 female artists including Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray ... Read More
This week the fight for safe, legal abortions in New York is looking horribly heavy-hearted. The New York Abortion Access Fund has dipped below $1000 - but we won't give up!This Thursday (September 16th) there will be an Emergency Fundraiser at Destination Bar (211 Avenue A). The event will take place from 6-9 and will feature discounted cocktails as well as a raffle and silent auction in support of NYAAF. There is a suggested donation of $20 but feel free to ... Read More
 Camille Paglia’s latest article is titled “Lady Gaga and the Death of Sex.” The name itself sounds like it could be the title of Lady Gaga’s next album. Not to be mistaken for a “Little Monster” herself, Paglia, a long-standing voice of feminism, writes about the nonsensical exhibitionism and cultural extremities that have shot Lady Gaga straight to the top.   What bugs me most about Camille Paglia’s article is ... Read More
 Nothing makes me swoon more than an unconventionally bittersweet blossoming relationship between two supposed inanimate objects. Spike Jonze's new 35 minute mini film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival conveys an honest, haunting and sincere picture of what it means fall in love and be a robot at the same time.  I'm Here is set in contemporary LA, at a time where strangely enough, robots and humans coexist. The evolution of robotic ... Read More
People like to gang up on Brooklyn based writer Tao Lin and I'm not sure why. The comment sections following online reviews of his books are often as entertaining as the books themselves. As I'm writing this review, I almost can't wait to check in a bit later to read the comments (if any) left here, and defend this writer who I find to be, if at all annoying, annoyingly honest. Lin's 6th book and 2nd novel, Richard Yates (Melville House), gave me palpitations ... Read More