Hit Me with Your Best Shot

BY Lisa in General |

  By no means do I consider myself a karaoke queen. But with the help of Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Karaoke Domination, I just might get there. Raina Lee (whoyou may know as the editor of super awes video game zine 1-Up) offers hilariously invaluable tips about creating your perfect set list, working the stage, and how to throw your own karaoke rager. So, pick it up and blow your friends away the next time you belt out Barracuda, or ... Read More

Summer Reading…help!

BY Lisa in General |

So, after a year of living in NY, I finally got my lazy ass to the library. The first book I checked out? Anne of Green Gables! Because guess what, I’d never read it. I’m not sure how that happened but now I’m knee deep in Avonlea, with my bosom friend Anne Shirley keeping me company on the subway and totally digging it. So I’ve decided to spend my summer days re-visiting the books I loved growing up (Weetzie Bat!!) and reading the ones I ... Read More

It's official

BY Lisa in General |

   I lived in San Francisco back in 2004 when mayor Gavin Newsom decided same-sex couples should be able to marry and I saw the crowd of ecstatic partners lined up outside of City Hall to take advantage of the opportunity. So, I can only imagine what the scene is like all over California today. In addition to gay marriage getting two thumbs up, SF-based singer/songwriter Larkin Gayl’s new album came out today, and to celebrate both she’s ... Read More

OMG NDD!

BY Lisa in General |

  Why didn’t anybody tell me it was National Doughnut Day???? I just wasted all my stomach room on cheese. Arrgh! But who am I kidding, I have no problem celebrating NDD tomorrow with an old-fashioned. Or the next day with a glazed twist. Or the day after that with a jelly-filled. Mmmm…doughnuts. And who knew the doughnut had such altruistic origins? When I get off work I’m heading straight to Doughnut Plant. ... Read More

Time Out shout out!

BY Lisa in General |

 When Amy came in with the current issue of Time Out New York and flipped to page 6, my day was made. The teeny-tiny bar at the bottom has a quote from TONY editor Ashlea Halpern: "Bust is the Judy Blume of the mag world: real, raw and totally unafraid of cunt jokes." As someone who's read Tiger Eyes at least five times, this is flattery at its finest.  ... Read More