Class Actress? Class Act

BY Lisa in Music Stuff |

Any band that cites Madonna’s first album as a major influence is gonna get a listen from me. And in the case of the forthcoming EP from Class Actress (it hits ears Feb. 9), another and another and another. After totally falling for the Brooklyn trio’s throwback synthiness and lead singer Elizabeth Harper, who has a voice like buttah, I had to check them out at the Highline Ballroom last night, where they opened for Au Revoir Simone. They took the ... Read More
  In the new year we all stock up on new supplies: organizers, planners, and the usual calendar. Lauren Marsella sent us a neat little calendar today that's a bit unconventional, funny, and snarky. Instead of typical photos of puppies or canonical art pieces, Marsella has drawn portraits of dead celebrities.   Celebs are featured in the month he or she took the big sleep. Featuring some of the late and greats: Bea Arthur, Michael Jackson and John Updike ... Read More
Our good friend and frequent photography contributor, the brilliant Danielle St. Laurent, is a worldwide traveler who pops in and out of international airports like they were the corner candy shop. (Weird metaphor, I know; I'm just trying to say she's in them alot!) Anyway, on a recent trip to Nairobi, Danielle spotted the following in a tiny Nairobi airport:What the WHAT?? That's a giant blow-up poster featuring BUST, Self, BUST, and Ebony! We're like SPAM over ... Read More
It's an old joke that the G spot is a myth, but now kill- joy scientists in Britain claim it doesn't exist!After carrying out the widest ranging research ever undertaken into the elusive G, the team at King's College London reckon the sexual pleasure zone could be a figment of some women's imaginations - or something dreamed up by magazines or sex therapists.The way they carried out the research involved identical twins. Identical twins share all their genes, ... Read More
  Have you ever had a dream where Kathleen Hanna asks you to house-sit for her, and the minute you know the coast is clear, you seek out her private diaries and personal letters, make a heap of it all on the floor and jump into it, as you would a pile of leaves? No? Um, me neither. But if you ever wanted to do something similar, you should head to the NYU library and check out the donation of old zines, and other such writings that she's added to ... Read More