Last week, the Anderson—an affordable apartment community for victims of domestic violence in the Bronx—opened its doors.  Thanks to a non-profit New Destiny, 40 new tenants will be able to live in the $15 million complex, which includes a computer room, a recreation room, a playground, multiple garden areas, a security desk, and an office for social-service resources. The State and Home Community Renewal Office, Borough President Ruben ... Read More
 Last Monday, with the help of the iHeartRadio stations, the Empire State Building rocked out to some Alicia Keys, specifically, “Girl on Fire,” and “Empire State of Mind.” It was the first synchronized light show of its kind to hit the façade of the Empire State Building.  Click here to see the breathtaking light show in its entirety. Look how the lights move to the beat!  I can’t think of a more appropriate ... Read More
 NPR recently reported a fascinating story about Susannah Cahalan—a 24 year old reporter and book reviewer for the New York Post—who experienced mysterious and debilitating symptoms for a month before being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. Her symptoms, which included erratic behavior, numbness, sensitivity to light, and paranoia, prompted Dr. Souhel Najjar to ask Cahalan to draw a picture of a clock on a piece of paper. She drew ... Read More
 Last week, in a New York Times article, Neil Genzlinger made some hilariously scary points about NickMom—the new block of mostly scripted shows on Nick Jr. He blames the decline of males on the constant availability of sports shows (thanks to ESPN) and fears that the same might happen to women now that Nick Jr. is offering a mindless alternative to reading, working, and doing other tasks that might advance the human race. Although the article has a ... Read More
 Recently, when Taylor Swift was asked the question, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” she responded, “I don't really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.” In other words, “I think men and women are equal, but I’m not about to declare myself a feminist.” Although her response did not surprise ... Read More
This past Monday at Terminal 5 in New York City, Alanis sang some new songs, some old songs, and most surprisingly, her beloved secret song! In case you don’t know about the secret song, it’s at the very very end of her first and most popular album, Jagged Little Pill. There are a few seconds of silence, and then all of a sudden, without any introduction, explanation, or track number, the heartbreaking final song begins—a cappella style. Check ... Read More
Judge Mary Hurley refused to set bail at the $2,500 suggested by the defense attorneys of the four teenagers accused of gang raping an 18-year-old in her UMass dorm room on October 13th. Hurley said, “I have never in my entire time on the bench heard such an egregious set of facts…I find the facts horrendous.” Instead, bail was set for $10,000 under the stipulation that the boys wear a GPS device and obey a specified curfew. The four boys, ... Read More
We recently reported that Amy Heckerling’s brand new film, Vamps, will hit theaters on November 2, which means that Clueless—the film that made her a star— has been pushed back into the spotlight. (AS IF we needed a reason to celebrate the 1995 smash hit.) In fact, last week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly brings the cast together to answer some of our most burning questions about what it was like be a part of the ... Read More
   I’ve always been a hot sauce kind of girl, so when I came across a recipe for homemade sriracha, I knew I had found my 2012 Halloween treat. Sriracha is the perfect alternative to cookies, cakes, and candy. Give something to your friends that they won’t already have entire boxes of, and that won’t go stale. A baby jar of homemade hot sauce truly is a gift that keeps on giving—the peppers will keep kicking long after the meal is ... Read More
Have you ever brought a picture of your favorite celebrity to your stylist, and said, “Yes, this is what I want. Do you see how her hair hits her chin ever so slightly? Make my hair just like that.”  The stylist nods her head in approval and begins snipping away until you resemble Rachel McAdams, or Heidi Klum, or Rihanna.  At least from behind, anyway.  A recent interview with South Korean plastic surgeons from The Wall Street ... Read More
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