This is a video of a massive instillation by the incredible female street artist SWOON and comrade Tennessee Jane Watson. Both women visited Juarez Mexico, the site of the infamous Juarez Femicide . Since 1993, about 400 women have been killed, all were young, most were raped. There are still more women that have been abducted or are missing. These crimes have never been solved and continue to this day. The subject of this piece is Silvia Elena, a 17 year old ... Read More
One more state has OK'd same sex marriage. Iowa's Supreme Court ruled that a law from 1998 saying that marriage could only be between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. The ruling goes into effect in 21 days.Vermont and New Hampshire both have gay marriage acts in process, but governors of both states oppose them.-Liza (graphic via ... Read More
Then you've most likely been subjected to those outrageously annoying 'Weekender' NY Times ads. There is simply no hiding from them - they are as ubiquitous in this city as rats. My BF and I are particularly incensed by the Liz Phair-like 'So, the deal is...'girl. Now, finally, some folks have made a spot-on parody of it, and I can't stop watching it. It's like a cool summer shower, washing away the greasy buildup of all these years of watching the irritating ... Read More

OMG Shoes!

BY Web Intern in General |

There are few things in life that I enjoy more than cute shoes, none of which important enough to relate here. So imagine my delight when I discovered this party tonight for the launch for the book Beth Levine Shoes by Helene Verin. Widely hailed as the 'First Lady of American Shoe Design', Beth worked under her husbands label to create some of the most innovative and popular shoes of the 60' and 70's, including Nancy Sinatra's boots that walked all over you in ... Read More
I have Frances Blaisdell to thank.It seems a little bizarre to me to think that the flute was ever off-limits to women, because today it's such a female-dominated instrument, but that's how it was. Women weren't really allowed anywhere in orchestral music when she was young, but she managed to play her way in and open a lot of doors.I started playing the flute when I was 9 and continued all the way through college. I haven't really played since I graduated, ... Read More
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