“Our tagline on our website is ‘You know...that black girl who does improv’ because I imagine that's how people in the improv community would try to describe us,” Sasheer Zamata of Doppelganger told me. “There was a time when there were so few black girls around, [but now] there are many more black girls doing improv and the community is getting much more diverse.” Zamata is one third of improv team Doppelganger, along with ... Read More
I like to complain that there is simply not enough new RAWK in the world these days, everything’s all wimpy electronic blips and bleeps, or slow, mellow folky beard rock – which is all fine and good, but sometimes you really just need an old fashioned, ass-kicking power pop rock record! So I was happy to hear about Kentucky based Sleeper Agent, who play fast, catchy and hard. Lead singer Alex Kandel’s vocals are reminiscent of Chantal from ... Read More
My favorite emails from my mom are the ones where she responds to something I wrote by sending me an email that contains no signature, no “Dear Grace” but just “hahahahahhahhahahahahhaa.” Or I’ll send her a thoughtful, three-paragraph letter in which I pose several questions to her, respond to her previous emails questions and maybe even throw in a few links, and she writes back, “OK.” Jessica Grose and Doree Shafrir ... Read More
Recently featured on The Ones 2 Watch, check out some cosmic inspired work by one of my favorite up and coming photographers, Ignacio Torres. His most recent project, Stellar, uses a similar gif format to blogger Jamie Beck's lovely cinemagraphs, but while her photos create a more realistic movement and tone, Torres’ work evokes a different kind of magically whimsical quality that instantly catches your eye.  He explains Stellar by stating on his ... Read More
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
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