I'm sure many of you have heard of Fuck My Life, where people talk about the shitty and degrading things that have happened to them, or Texts From Last Night, which is exactly what it sounds like. And though these brief anecdotes range from humorous to embarrassing, neither of them are quite as uplifting as Gives Me Hope, where people write inspiring snippets of he good the everyday person is capable of. This is one of my favorites: My father was diagnosed with ... Read More
A young couple in Canada decided they don't want to have more than two kids, but their doctor won't perform a tubal ligation. Tarrah Seymour is 21 and pregnant with her second child. She and her husband, Adam Sylvester, who is 23, know they don't want to have any more children, so they asked the OB/GYN, Dr. Kayode Ayodele, to perform the sterilization during Seymour's planned C-section. He refused because of their ages, claiming Seymour might ''get involved ... Read More
Performance/video artist Patty Chang, who once recreated a Bruce Lee fight scene and portrayed a Chinese contortionist, has a new exhibition in New York. The main video of her exhibit is ''The Product Love,'' which tells the story of the real-life meeting of Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong and German critic Walter Benjamin. The two met when Benjamin was interviewing Wong, who had escaped to Germany to avoid the racist typecasting of American film. Chang's ... Read More
Anjulie | Boom from Concord Music Group on Vimeo. Anjulie is one of the artists selected for MTV's ''Freshman 5.'' That means she'll be spotlighted all over MTV for the next three months - right up until her debut album comes out on August 4. Be sure to check out her cool, artsy video for ''Boom'' (above), and if you're in New York or L.A. go and see her live next week: 6/15 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub, 9:30pm 6/17 - Los Angeles, CA -  The Viper Room 6/19 ... Read More
I not only had the cool opportunity to attend the Babelgum Online Film Festival Awards where Brooklyn's own Christina Voros won the Spike Lee Award for her documentary short The Ladies, I also got an awesome chance to have a Q and A session with her. She discusses her start in film, how hard it is to become an established female filmmaker, and the film's two stars and sisters, Vali and Mimi (pictured below). Q: I understand you're from Brooklyn; did you always ... Read More