It was reported yesterday that Abby Sunderland, a sixteen-year-old who is five months into a quest to become the world's youngest circumnavigator, was lost at sea. Thankfully, rescue efforts were able to find her, and she is alive and doing well. Though she is well, her father says that her quest to circumnavigate the world has ended.  Abby had initially set sail from Marina Del Ray, California, on January 23rd but had to stop in Cabos San Lucas, ... Read More
 Since the age of thirteen, Abby Sunderland dreamed of becoming the world's youngest circumnavigator. Abby is now sixteen and finally began her voyage on January 23rd of this year. She departed from Marina Del Ray, CA and keeps an updated blog with travel details and photos throughout the journey. Her trip was going well up until today, when a distress signal was issued from her boat and phone signals were lost. Her parents remain positive, stating that ... Read More
 Last night at the Town Hall Theater in New York City the phenomenal Patty Griffin and her smokin' band brought down the house. Featuring songs from her latest release, the Gospel inspired Downtown Church, Patty and her five peace band tore it up on songs like `Wade In The Water', `The Strange Man' and Big Mama Thorton's `I Smell A Rat'. Quieter numbers like the original composition `Little Fire' and the Gospel classic `Waiting For My Child To Come Home' ... Read More
In case you were wondering what the hoo-hah is going on with this embracing of feminism via Sarah Palin, Slate’s “Double X” columnist Amanda Marcotte has put together an overview of the next wave of feminism: anti-feminism. Read up, ladies!   Photo: Jesus is ... Read More
Yesterday I caught Samantha Bee promoting her new book – I Know I Am, But What Are You? – as part of the Bryant Park Reading Series, only there was no reading going on. Apparently her material was deemed unsuitable for loudspeakers in a public venue. From the opening grafs alone (a homicidal fantasy involving her parents and musings on a family history of sluttery), I suspect it may have been the right decision. Amen and Hallelujah! Have you not yet ... Read More
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