In the summer of 2009 Diane Schuler drove for two miles on the wrong side of the Taconic State Parkway, and crashed into an oncoming SUV, killing herself and seven others, including one of her children and three of her nieces. At the time of the accident, Diane was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .19% , more than double the legal limit, and a high level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The only survivor is Schuler’s five-year-old son, who ... Read More
When I hear “tape art”, I often think of duct tape dresses or hall decorations in college dorms. If I heard that someone was pushing to have “tape art” in a gallery space, I would most likely question the artist’s intent and skill level. But the sophistication and quirkiness of Kayt Hester’s masking tape pieces make me rethink what goes on a canvas, let alone the walls of a gallery show.Using ripped up bits of ordinary black ... Read More
A new preschool in Stockholm named Egalia, the Swedish word for equality, has declared its purpose “to free children from social expectations based on their sex.” So how do you create a genderless environment? With a team of teachers/administrators who are passionate about gender equality, they’ve created some guidelines. First, they don’t reinforce gender through language; all of the students at the school are either referred to by their ... Read More
Despite the fact that “Friday” was recently pulled off of YouTube, the “fun, fun, fun, fun” isn’t over for Rebecca Black fans.  Black has announced that she will be releasing a new single and video, “My Moment,” on Monday, July 18th. The video will be available at 8pm Pacific time on Black’s YouTube Channel, and the single will be available for purchase on iTunes the following day. "My Moment" was written by ... Read More
Stefanie Drootin has played in more bands than you or I could count on two hands; most recently duo Big Harp with husband Chris Senseney. But now she is tacking on a new title: executive director and founder of Omaha Girls Rock! camp, which makes its weeklong debut Monday, July 11. According to a recent interview with Lazy-i, Drootin considers herself lucky to have “had the confidence to be able to deal with a lot of the stuff that goes along with being a ... Read More