Biker Babes

BY Web Intern in General |

If you're in the Chicago area, make sure you head out to one of these local hotspots and pick up a Thought You Knew (TyK) Pin-Up calendar. With 100% of the proceeds going to the Chicago Women's Health Center, and a slew of sexy ladies gracing the pages, it's definitely something worth checking out. Plus, the monthly hotties aren't your run-of-the-mill models; they're everyday girls, bike messengers to be exact! The gal behind this project, Alexis Finch, rounded ... Read More
SCREAM BAGS, BLOOD CIRCUS, WRESTLING, HIPSTER LAWSUITS, FAKE GOLD CHAINS, CREDIT FRAUD, ST. CLOUD FLORIDA, SPRAY BOTTLES FOR YOUR DOG... These are amongst the wonders you will find when you travel down the rabbit hole that is SANTO GOLD. A few months ago my YouTube Tzar, Alex Kaplan, informed me of this golden nugget. Wikipedia has an entry on Mr. Gold, but this entry doesn't include the fact that he has a stalker named Ryder Ripps, who has ambushed his inbox with ... Read More

In the mix

BY Dawn in Music Stuff |

While doing a little early Spring cleaning, i unearthed 3 converse shoeboxes of old mixtapes. Some probably haven't been listened to in over 10 years. Most are covered with various stickers, magazine cut outs, and sparkley nail polish. A lot are from ex boyfriends and bff's, (so bittersweetly nostaligic), one was a homemade demo from my very shortlived surf rock band, The Shortwaves (fact!), and others were random mixes I made for trips and specific bus rides. I ... Read More
My back, hours after cupping. Photo by Atom Moore I go almost every week to get acupuncture from a fabulous woman named Michelle LaDue. I started going for anxiety, which acupuncture has really helped, and now whenever I go, we chat about how I'm feeling, what my body and mind are experiencing, and what I'd like to focus on that day. Sometimes it's PMS, sometimes it's a lack of energy, and sometimes it's just a tune-up. I am also a fervent believer and user of ... Read More
The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. I dare anyone to watch this video , and then tell ... Read More