When I attended the inaugural session of Willie Mae Ladies Rock Camp back in 2006, the experience literally changed my life. Over the course of three days, I played the drums for the very first time, collaborated on my first song, performed for a live audience, and formed an all-girl band that went on to record and play the N.Y.C. club circuit for the next three years. In the time since then, hundreds of other women have had similar experiences. And now the rad ... Read More
Here in N.Y.C., the winter chill has come down hard on us this week, as if to rub it in everyone’s faces that the warm, toasty holidays are over and it’s time to face our frigid commutes again. When plunging wind-chills make me feel like my strength is being sapped, it’s tempting to turn to tea or soup as a pick-me-up. But this year, I discovered that a perfectly-chilled glass of green juice in the morning before I head out the door keeps me ... Read More
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for The Amazing Kreskin, the world’s greatest mentalist. I remember first being mystified by his mind-reading tricks during one of his 61 appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in the ’70s. And when I discovered earlier this year that Hulu had made multiple episodes of his ’70s Canadian TV show The Amazing World of Kreskin available online, I devoured all the conversations on the occult he ... Read More
I always love Indian food, but winter is my absolute favorite time to eat curry. Maybe it’s because there’s a magical spice blend called garam masala often used in South Asian cooking that never fails to warm me from my tongue to my toes. There are a million different variations on this heady mixture of aromatic spices, but most include peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom. For a real flavor adventure, I recommend visiting your local ... Read More
Thanksgiving can be a tricky time of year to be a vegan. Oftentimes, people make distinctions between “normal” food and plant-based food, when in actuality, there’s plenty of traditional holiday fare that can be made vegan-friendly with a few cruelty-free substitutions. In the following video, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, award-winning author of such books as The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, and Vegan’s Daily ... Read More
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