Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not ... Read More
An Afghan school for girls was hit with poisonous gas yesterday. Over 100 people were hospitalized, some even slipped into comas. This is the third attack like this in as many weeks.Girls have only been allowed to go to school in Afghanistan since the Taliban was removed from power in 2001. Before that, women and girls were banned from education and work.Authorities are saying that Taliban sympathizers are probably behind these attacks. Blood from the ... Read More
Did you hate your prom because the music sucked? Tired of dancing to ''Love Shack'' and ''Hey Ya''? (Who isn't?) If you live in Richmond, check out the Punk Rock Prom!It'll be on May 28 at Southside's Plaza Bowl. Your $2 admission benefits the Tinderbox, Richmond's newest DIY art space, opened by members of the Friendly Fire, and victims of the Oregon Hill fire. You can get tickets at Rumors.No matter how cute your date was, bad music sure kills an evening. ... Read More

Glam hats from Glampire!

BY Susan in Style File |

Check out these gorgeous hats from Craftacular vendor Glampire! From sassy, to stunning, to dramatic, these hats, fascinators, headbands and hair accessories are everything you are looking for to dress your head with. You will never want to wear a baseball cap, a bucket hat, or even a newsboy ever again with these fabulous creations. Check out Glampire and more vendors at this weekend's Spring Fling Craftacular happening at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY and ... Read More
Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Who knew that Cho dreamed of being Wonder Woman or that O'Connor envisioned her future on a cattle ranch? According to the ... Read More