Mel & El are Swell!

BY Emily Rems in Music Stuff |

I just saw a totally charming little musical that should be required viewing for NYC BUSTies and their besties! Written and performed by super-talented real-life BFFs Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin , MEL AND EL: SHOW AND TELL grabbed me by the ovaries the minute I walked into the Ars Nova theater . The shows' scenic design consists of a Barbie-pink room decorated with tons of amazing '80s ephemera representing the era when the pair met at age 12. As I gawked ... Read More
This video totally made me wanna climb the wall... in a good way. Some of the comments suck, but such is the way of the Internets. (Via The Illusionists ... Read More
Do we have a prom theme going today?A group of high school students in Arcadia, CA, got misogynistic songs banned from their prom. They aren't eliminating all the current pop hits, nor are they lobbying for Jonas Brothers or other G-rated music groups, but are banning songs that refer women as 'ho's' or 'bitches'. Madeline Conrique and members of the Women's Health and Issues Club were able to get a petition signed at the school garnering 130 signatures and ... Read More
Could you go a week without driving?A BlogHer post has issued a challenge: go one week without using your car. I know what the immediate reaction will be ''sure, New Yorker, easy for you to say!'' And it's true, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, it's a whole lot easier for me to go carless than for most people. But give it a shot. Try some alternatives.Walk! It's a good form of exercise, so you're helping the environment and your health. You ... Read More
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
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