Native New Yorker Kanika Ameerah says she was feeling frustrated by the social networking sites available to her, so she decided to make her own.  Her new site, Raspberry Mousse (http://www.raspberrymousse.net), is in her words a "social networking and events portal that caters to the... bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer crowd--truly a place for the rest of the LGBTIQ community, where we get the chance to be and feel like 'regular people' in a world ... Read More
 The IFC Center tributes filmmaker Bette Gordon with special in-person screenings of her films Luminous Motion, Variety, and her latest release called Handsome Harry. One of the most prominent artists to emerge out of the "No Wave Cinema" underground 1970's film movement in Tribeca/East Village, she has since won several awards and worldwide festival acclaim. Gordon teaches film at Columbia University's graduate film division in NYC, is supervisor of the ... Read More
Nicholas Kristof is normally my man but I'm not a huge fan of his latest column "The Boys Have Fallen Behind." In it he's talking about how boys are falling behind girls in public school and colleges are having to do affirmative action for boys to keep gender ratios from getting too skewed.  Boys are acting out, boys can't read, boys are bored, there's too much girl power, boys aren't going to college, OMGZ THE GIRLS ARE TAKING OVER! While there's no denying ... Read More
In a time when hot topics of women and health care revolve around setbacks like the Stupak Amendment, it's refreshing to read an article from the New York Times titled, "Health Law Cuts the Cost of Being a Woman," about a new health care law that protects women from discrimination from the health care industry. In the past, no laws were in place protecting women from sex-based health insurance discrimination.  Women who had individualized policies were ... Read More
 Variety Shac is a monthly show in NYC with an all-female cast of Comediennes featuring Shonali Bhoumik, Heather Lawless, Andrea Rosen, and Chelsea Peretti. Each of the ladies will be performing a bit of their own brand of stand-up followed by the debut of a comedic short film featuring all four, as well as some surprise guests. Visit the Upright Citizens Brigade for tickets to the show, or the Official Variety Shac site for more hilarious shorts, like this ... Read More