If you are a human with access to the internet, you are probably aware that Magic Mike premiered this weekend. You are probably also aware that it involved mostly naked men, several of whom are very, very good-looking, and one of whom is a very excellent dancer. But here's the thing--did you also know that there's a thing called pornography? Because that exists, too, and if you're into naked dudes, you should probably just watch that instead.  Never in my ... Read More
I’ve heard of learning from the masters--you know, studying the big names, imitating their works, and pulling inspiration from them. But artist Dorothee Golz is doing something quite different than all of that. Instead of being influenced by the work, she actually makes modern people become a part of it. In these fascinating (and mildly creepy) portraits, Golz transplants well-known, classic portrait heads onto the bodies of modern women. Not only does ... Read More
Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls has always been my guru. Her wit, intelligence, never-ending appetite, feminist outlook, and multi-dimensional plot lines are a rare combination of characteristics for female leads to possess within today’s pop culture. Likewise, there were few episodes of Gilmore Girls where Rory wasn’t reading a book, referencing a book, or standing with a stack of her prized books—her thirst for knowledge was ... Read More
One of most unique aspects of living in the United States is the crazy amount of diversity between our day-to-day experiences–someone in California could be returning from her lunch break at the same time as an East Coaster is beginning the evening’s commute, and a couple in Phoenix can have an outdoor holiday dinner while a family in Ohio huddles by a fireplace, avoiding snow banks and sub-zero temperatures. But if there’s one time of year where ... Read More
Last weekend, I swung by Generation Records and skimmed their heaping collection of band shirts. Although the majority of the shirts they carry are for hardcore and metal bands, I managed to find a Beach House shirt from within the racks. The only problem with it? It is (or should I say, was) a big baggy black t-shirt. Wearing a big baggy black t-shirt in boiling 100-degree New York City summer weather is a sure-fire way to reduce yourself to a puddle of ... Read More