The deadline to apply for the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant is December 31st.  Grants between $1000 and $2000 will be awarded to three film projects that embody the spirit of Sarah Jacobson, the independent filmmaker behind Mary Jane’s Not  a Virgin Anymore and I Was a Teenage Serial Killer.  Says the grant’s website: "Sarah’s films reflected her punk sensibilities, her feminist beliefs, and her dedication to DIY principles. After her ... Read More
For the past several years, Michelle Williams has been pretty much incapable of doing wrong. After acclaimed performances in movies like Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine (not to mention a couple of Oscar and Golden Globe nods), she's earned a reputation as one of Hollywood’s go-to “serious actresses.” Williams does seem like a decent choice to play an inimitable icon like Marilyn Monroe, but unfortunately her acting chops can’t save ... Read More
Last night I got to go to a concert at Irving Plaza to see some of my favorite people perform some of my favorite songs. It was called the Starkid SPACE Tour, and yes it sounds stupid, but they are really the funniest, most talented group of people ever. I waited in line with my friends (fellow 8th graders) for 5 hours, and when we finally got in it was extremely cramped but it was still exciting just to be there.  The crowd was made up of 99% girls, probably ... Read More
An all-star lineup of musicians will soon pay a much-needed tribute to the Brian Eno classic, "Here Come the Warm Jets." The legendary album from the former Roxy Music member will be performed in its entirety at Joe's Pub by Joan Wasser (otherwise known as Joan As Police Woman), Vernon Reid of Living Color, Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, Sohrab Habibion from Obits, Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost, and Don Cippola of Phantom Family Hero. The show is the ... Read More
Pepper spray seems to be the weapon of choice at the Occupy protests across the United States. Recent photos--like the one of the “pepper spray cop” who let loose on students peacefully protesting at UC Davis, and another which shows an 84-year-old woman who was sprayed at Occupy Seattle--have made people question how the police are handling the demonstrations. But the story of pregnant protester Jennifer Fox is garnering the most attention ... Read More