I try to refer to what I've heard some say is 'the Bible for New Yorkers' when I can: Time Out New York, of course, for updates on restaurants, bars and whasss happenin' in each 'hood. Gotta love the mag for its equality, too. They are celebrating 'Urban Bear Weekend' (May 7-13), on their website (click on the 'Gay' tab if you don't know what a bear is!) with pics and info on some local NYC bears.Meet Rich (pictured), my BBF (as in Best Bear-Friend), among ... Read More
Celebrate! The day began in 1992 when Mary Evans Young, a British feminist, decided something needed to be done about eating disorders and the huge diet industry.The point is to raise awareness of fat-phobia and size discrimination; fight the idea of the ''right'' or ''ideal'' body shape; fight the diet industry; and honor the victims of eating disorders and weight loss surgery.The blog Body Love Wellness has a post listing 16 reasons not to diet (ever). ... Read More

Rape IS Serious

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle |

We all know that the way the criminal system deals with rape is inadequate, to say the least. But Nicholas Kristof's 'Is Rape Serious?' op-ed in The New York Times on April 29 opened my eyes to just how dismal the situation really is--and to the fact that we need to do something about it.When a woman reports a rape, she usually submits to an extensive examination, an ordeal Kristof describes like this: 'She is typically asked to undress over a large sheet ... Read More
My work computer crapped out on me Friday. I've been trying to get my internet life back together ever since. I'm not the most tech savvy lady so I'm getting a little grumpy. Whenever things start blowing hard I think of this little Whitney ditty:My other fav after the jump:The very first scene of the very first ... Read More

Cute Band Alert

BY Lisa in Music Stuff |

I got your new awesome album right here. Cryptacize hails from Oakland, CA (fans of Deerhoof will recognize guitarist Chris Cohen) and I've been jamming out to their new record, Mythomania, since it came out a couple weeks ago. Its melodies are addictive (like Nedelle Torrisi's vocals) and moments of endearing twee and weirdness shine through the slow-synth jams and catchy, rockin'-pop hooks. They're hittin' the road next week so click through to see if they're ... Read More