“She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone.” (John Maloof, via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/) It is the classic tale of the unknown talent. Vivian Maier has been described as perhaps one of the best street ... Read More
It happened slowly. Drugstores' stocks of ob tampons began slowly dwindling. You probably figured your drugstore sucked and never restocks their shelves with anything anyway, and that eventually your trusted, beloved ob tampon would reappear. But they haven't. As it's been reported on elsewhere, it's not just your drugstore that's out of them. In fact, ob tampons are now nowhere to be found. Which is why they are now showing up on ebay, selling for $50 a ... Read More
Just when you thought hipsters could not live any more "alternative," they went and decided to have their own cruise. Bruise Cruise is the best way for music fans to get a delightful taste of the tropics even in the middle of winter, has announced Ian Svenonius as their host for the festivities this year! February 25-28, party aboard the Carnival Imagination, all the way from Miami to the Bahamas! And if the accomplished master of ceremonies Svenonius is not enough ... Read More

Fave Calendars of 2011

BY Gabi in Artsy |

  I love calendars. One of the things I consider when choosing one is if there's space to write in it. I'm the type of person who uses their calendar as a planner, so when I look at my wall I have my schedule right there! Brooklyn artist, Caroline Pequita has a perfect calendar for this. She hand-drew all the images, and printed them herself on light paper that you can write on. The calendar is full of the adorable creatures she calls Womanimals and other ... Read More
In areas of China where the pressure to find employment is rising, female students are also struggling with the need to stay trim. Daily Mail reports that, in order to lose weight to impress employers in job interviews, Chinese students have been resorting to swallowing roundworm eggs. “They hatch in the stomach, allowing those who take them to shed pounds without exercising or dieting in the Xiamen, China. But swallowing the worms is extremely dangerous - ... Read More