Everyone’s gotta story about their first time, no matter how awkward, horrifying, hysterical, or mind-blowing it was. And yep, even those that have sex for a living, from $2,500 high-class hookers to $25 rent boys, started somewhere. Come laugh, come cry as sex workers tell their cherry-popping tales this Thursday, Jan. 7th, at the Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome St., NYC @ 8 pm.  Storytellers will read from the anthology Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and ... Read More
Hansel & Gretel is one of those twisted fairytales I personally enjoyed as a kid.  I mean, getting stuffed alive into an oven is scary as all get out, but it wasn't the typical damsel-in-distress story that a lot of the fairytales that we grew up on were. This holiday season, there's a special treat because New York City’s Metropolitan Opera is presenting Hansel & Gretel, the opera: Engelbert Humperdinck’s (not that Humperdinck) take on ... Read More

Soap Fiend

BY Intern Sheila J in Crafty |

Bagels are way too scrumptious for their own good, but this one's to get fresh and clean, not for eating. Los Angeles-based Bubble Genius makes these fun n’ quirky soaps, from skulls to Legos, that are vegan and environmentally-friendly. But it’s their food and drink soaps (like the bagel soap pictured above) that look delicious and super real. These would make both practical and kickass stocking stuffers. You can find these lovely soaps at the Los ... Read More
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.  Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a ... Read More

Fantastic Voyage

BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy |

Here's art that moved, and will move you: Last May, Brooklyn-based artist Swoon brought art to the sea by designing three handcrafted ships. Even more impressive, the vessels are made purely from recycled trash and materials. This past summer Swoon and a crew of more than 30 artists navigated their fleet from Slovenia to Venice, Italy, to invade the acclaimed art exhibition the Venice Biennale. The result was an imaginative, artistic endeavor - a dreamy, ... Read More
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