There is nothing better than funny women being funny. But comedy, like a lot things, was (and still is) kind of a boy's club. Like the historic Friars Club, an exclusive men’s club for male comedians that began in 1904. It wasn’t until 1988 that they started welcoming female members, making Liza Minnelli the first official female member. Since then, female members have included notable names such as Candice Bergen, Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Burnett, Joan ... Read More
Our lovely Emily Rems, joined by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-large Ken Tucker and Queen biographer Mark Blake debate whether Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is ingenious… or just indulgent on  NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown. I personally think this song is inspirational, beautiful, the perfect song to wail along with while vaguely intoxicated on public transportation, (when you don't care that people are staring atchoo.) If it's good enough for Garth ... Read More
In our June/July Music issue, we interviewed TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, who talked about the bands newly released album, "Nine Types of Light". They released the short film/ music video for their newest single "You" yesterday.  Check out Tunde Adebimpe getting dressed up in Prince gear, and grandly gesturing on jetties in what looks like Sheepshead Bay. Also check out the bands "reunion" where they discuss LARPing and "Cool Snoopy- you know the one ... Read More
During university I used to host a monthly girl brunch at my apartment. I invited all the girls I knew to invite all the girls they knew over on a Sunday and have a potluck style brunch that produced delicious results. There’s just nothing better than a kitchen full of ladies weaving around each other to fry bacon, set out their freshly baked scones or lift a hot waffle out of the iron. I miss those days, but last Sunday I was back in the girl brunch zone at ... Read More
Smoke Fairies’ first full-length U.S. release is out today, June 14! Best friends since childhood, this British duo have created a truly fantastical experience on Through Low Light and Trees. Understated yet powerful, the album is filled with strong American folk and blues influences.The album’s opening track, Summer Fades, features the two ladies’ gorgeous voices as they converge to welcome the listener to their mystical world; it is by far my ... Read More