Tasseomancy is a band based out of Canada that's quickly bubbling to the top of the collective consciousness of this whole spooky, witchy, mystical thing that's going on. If you haven't noticed, forming musical projects that wax poetic about drafty castles, stagnant bogs, and cobwebs is trending in a big way (Check out Callie's Witch House article in the newest issue of Bust for further examples.) Sari and Romy Lightman, the twin sisters who formed this ethereal ... Read More
 Are you a derby enthusiast? Are you within the tri-state area? Then you would be a fool to miss this year's East Coast Derby Extravaganza, hosted by the Philly Roller Girls and The Sportsplex. Founded in 2007 by Philly Roller Girls, the East Coast Derby Extravaganza (ECDX) is a large-scale women's flat track roller derby event featuring teams from across the US and Canada. This year's event will have an insane 1000+ skaters and 90+ leagues tearing up the ... Read More
Beyoncé’s recent popular song, “Run the World (Girls)” has received a lot of praise as well as criticism for its so-called ‘faux-feminism.’ The song is fantastically danceable and fun, like everything she does, and sends an upbeat message basically saying that girls rock and ‘rule the world.’ Which, as we all know, is not exactly true as this video explains quite well.  In a recent interview for Dazed and ... Read More
My favorite kind of jam is blueberry jam. I went through a phase last summer where I went through jars of the stuff at an alarming rate. Blueberries are just the perfect amount of sweet and their dark berry flavor makes a rich and sharp tasting jam. Last week I wrote about my summer plans to learn to can, and what a delight it was for my first lesson to be about one of my favorite things! I learned how to make this jam recipe from Laena McCarthy of Anarchy in a ... Read More
When someone asks me what I want for gifts I’m often at a loss. Usually all I ever want are books, but, being a literature student and having worked in a bookstore, I also usually know more about books than whoever will be giving me the gift. It’s rare that someone is able to give me a book that I like that I also haven’t already read. But recently I’ve discovered several literary-themed items that any book-lover would adore. First ... Read More