Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Alice In Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska, Restless has all the bells and whistles to make the love-obsessed 14-year-old in me sing. I walked into the theater with high hopes.  And as the end credits rolled up, I still wanted to like it.Restless is the tale of two youths who are brought together by a shared fascination with mortality. Enoch Brae is a young man struggling to deal with the death of his parents. In his ... Read More
A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas abortion law that would require doctors to provide a sonogram to pregnant women before they go through with the procedure. As written, the law would require women seeking an abortion in Texas to view a picture of the embryo or fetus and hear a description of its development before having the procedure. It was to take effect on September 1.     U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks found several portions of ... Read More
Catch the world's first boy band in high definition tonight at MoMA PS1. No excuses. Presented by DIS Magazine, tonight's event is the closing celebration for video/performance artist Ryan Trecartin's exhibition titled "Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever." Enjoy live performances by #HDBOYZ, AraabMUZIK, 15-year-old Glasspopcorn (prod. Ryder Ripps), and other special guests. You like art, you like music, and most of all you like boy bands. Be there. DIS Magazine got to spend ... Read More
Apparently, zebra finches (above) understand that it's not about the coloring or the shape of a potential mate's tail feather, but how one shakes it.  A research conducted by a team from University of Exeter, Carleton University, Royal Veterinary College, and University of London has found that adventurous female zebra finches choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the birds' size or physical features. This is the first study to show that the ... Read More
Is that an unexpected earthquake causing all that rumbling ruckus? Nah, it's Hurricane Sissy Nobby, with high chances of torrential 'ass' and possibility of severe booty-clappin' thunder. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Or, maybe it's just Big Freedia and giant pals dancing next to your office building. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video But in all seriousness, we all know Hurricane Irene is on her way up the ... Read More
Today marks the 91st anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment - the right for U.S. citizens to vote regardless of sex - into U.S. law. Women were officially given the right to vote on August 26, 1920 though the amendment was drafted and introduced 42 years earlier by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. On the same day half a century later, the National Organization for Women organized a nationwide "strike for equality". Women in 40 cities put on ... Read More
As the fall approaches, you don't have to say goodbye to the fruits and flowers that colored your summer. Artist Claire Nereim captures the garden in her vibrant and graphic posters. They're sure to add a little California to any room in the house, whatever your ZIP code may be. Even in winter, her "Seasonal Vegetables of California" (above) screenprint will have you thinking 'endless-bounty-and-sunshine', not 'impending-blizzard-of-doom'. (Oh, the joy of ... Read More
I confess -  I've been a huge product junkie ever since I could bike to Rite Aid and drool at the rows of eyeshadows and press-on nails. At the ripe age of 12, I was introduced to Sephora and subsequently spent all of my allowance buying neon eyeliners and beauty tools a middle schooler had absolutely no uses for.  Ten years later, I wish I could go back in time and slap little Erina in the face with a piggy bank. But when I do need to pick up a few ... Read More
New York City Council Member Letitia James, NOW, Permanent Wave, and other women's advocacy groups have banded together to organize tonight's rally and press conference to request continuation of Nafissatou Diallo's case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  Three months after the indictment and arrest of Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., has decided to ask a judge to dismiss the case. Nafissatou Diallo ... Read More
Of the 6.78 billion people on Earth, over 60% of the population belongs to Asia. In the last two decades, the Asia-Pacific population has been growing at a slower rate compared to the rest of the world, according to the United Nations. A recent study by the East-West Center, a research center based in Hawaii, reveals that a great societal change is taking place in various nations of East and Southeast Asia - the marriage and fertility rates are dropping ... Read More
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