BY Emily Rems in Artsy on Apr 08, 2010 |
Inspired by a recent press screening of the new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, I took the plunge and checked out the 76-year-old entertainment legend's stand up act on Tuesday, and it was a night I won't soon forget.
Lets just say that Rivers' brand of live comedy isn't the squeaky clean stuff that made her a household name as guest host of The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era. No ma'am. In a club setting like the Laurie Beechman Theatre in ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Artsy on Apr 08, 2010 |
When Israeli-born photographer Atalia Katz traveled to Ethiopia after a divorce, she didn't expect that the photos she took along her journey would end up in a Manhattan gallery. Her work has been praised by Zone Contemporary Art Gallery founder Jennifer Bahng for portraying universal humanity through the "extraordinary cultural value of these isolated groups." One particular group Katz spotlights is the Ethiopian Jews, considered by many to be one of the Lost ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in General on Apr 08, 2010 |
With the passage of the national health-care bill, the abortion debate is back in a big way. Apparently assurances that no federal money would fund the procedure were not enough. As of today, lawmakers in at least six states are pushing legislation to block abortion coverage in some health plans. Even if you hate abortion, does it not rankle that there is no equivalent selective targeting for men? Viagra is covered, even for sex offenders. Under this punitive ... Read More
Tom Tom Magazine is a New York based magazine dedicated to female drummers around the world. Started last year by Taigaa drummer Mindy Abovitz, Tom Tom aims to raise awareness about female drummers, while strengthening and celebrating the otherwise fragmented female music community. In addition to having an awesome website, they publish a full-color print magazine that features interviews, drumming techniques, and art.
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BY Jamie Doak in General on Apr 07, 2010 |
American commanders admitted this week that American Special Operations killed three Afghan women during a nighttime raid gone wrong back in February. What makes this story even more awful is that the American commanders have been covering up the murders and lying about it for two months now. Sequence of events:1) American-led assault on a home near Gardez resulting in the murder of two civilian men, a district prosecutor and a local police chief ... Read More