Check out this story by the New York Time's David Carr, a cogent look at the real tragedy surrounding Charlie Sheen. Sheen has been abusing drugs, alcohol and women throughout his eight seasons with Two and a Half Men, all without putting a stop to his participation in the show. Hey, it's consistent with the character! Wink, wink. Until now. As of this past weekend Sheen's disparaging remarks about the show's creator Chuck Lorre finally threaten to derail this ... Read More
  Austra (Toronto-based singer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis) took the stage at Brooklyn's tiny, Glasslands Gallery in a fairly undramatic fashion, yet conjured up some dark drama during an hour-long set that was moody, broody, and beautiful. Recently signing to Domino records, she was accompanied by several others on stage, compared to Austra's typical line-up of Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski, and bassist Dorian Wolf.  "Young and Gay" chimed with ... Read More
Women have been playing a major role in Egypt’s quest for self-governance for a long time. Sixty years ago, Doria Shafik led 1,500 women into parliament, demanding the right to vote. This action let to Shafik’s arrest and garnered international attention. She staged hunger strikes, and various other protests, before being put on permanent house arrest and having her name banned from the press. She eventually committed suicide, a sad end to an inspiring ... Read More
On March 8th, 2011, thousands of men and women will meet on bridges as part of the "Join Me on the Bridge" campaign in 29 countries to show that there can be no sustainable peace unless the voices of women are heard. It will be more than a powerful statement: March 8th is also International Women's Day, so hopefully the two together will create a dialogue about what we can do to help women both in places of conflict and at home. Women for Women International run ... Read More
Bust favorites, Major Lazer, Santigold, and Art Brut, are playing the Downtown Music Festival next week. Between them, and the other artists on the line-up, these two shows are not to be missed! In partnership with The Fund for Public Schools, the Downtown Music Festival is fundraising for the first ever New York City Public School alumni organization. They want to encourage greater community involvement for all New Yorkers. Not only is it good music, ... Read More