Samantha's sentence

BY Team Intern in General |

A British woman named Samantha Orobator (pictured) has been charged with drug trafficking and is facing the death penalty in Laos. Orobator, 20, was arrested for carrying half a kilo of heroin back in August in the country. OK, if you're like me and have watched enough of Locked Up Abroad, it's easy to see it's definitely not a pretty thing to be incarcerated in a foreign country. Especially one who believes in 'death by firing squad,' supposedly the ... Read More

Hipster Grifter, Busted

BY Laurie in General |

So apparently the Hipster Grifter aka Kari Ferrell turned herself in to the cops in Philly on Sunday night. I know a lot of people are fascinated with this girl, but really, what is the big deal? She's a cute Asian girl that happens to also be a really good liar. I do like that freewiliamsburg.com made a foldable doll, and promises to make a 'new Williamsburg foldable celebrity' each month. Who will be next? via gawker ... Read More
St. Vincent will be performing live at the Union Square Virgin Megastore on 14th St in Manhattan at 7 pm on May 5. Her new album comes out the same day.  There are also going to be listening parties in Austin and Omaha. Check out St. Vincent website for details. The party in Austin will also feature the newest Camera Obscura album. St. Vincent also has several tour dates on her website, including one in NYC at Webster Hall on May ... Read More

Sex Worker Awareness PSA

BY Jenni in Feminizzle |

The video above is a PSA created by Audacia Ray and the participants of the first Speak Up media training workshop for current and former sex workers as part of New York's Sex Work Awareness, a media and public education advocacy organization. This is what Audacia has to say about Speak Up. 'Though talking to the the media is definitely not for everyone and should be approached with caution by people who work in the sex industry, I think it's important to ... Read More
Shu Okada has lived in Tokyo, studied at Central St. Martins in London and is now living it up as a Brooklyn artist. Her illustrations have an eerie sophistication beneath a childlike mask. She uses a unique white-line style which creates strange, fragmented tension and adds to the mystery of her work. In addition to being an illustrator, Shu is also a photographer. Her photographs and watercolors both portray the contained, luminous energy captured in still ... Read More