Native New Yorker Kanika Ameerah says she was feeling frustrated by the social networking sites available to her, so she decided to make her own.  Her new site, Raspberry Mousse (http://www.raspberrymousse.net), is in her words a "social networking and events portal that caters to the... bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer crowd--truly a place for the rest of the LGBTIQ community, where we get the chance to be and feel like 'regular people' in a world ... Read More
             If you don’t know Erin Cressida Wilson by her name, you may know her by her characters.  The sweet, hurt, hopeful secretary played by Maggie Gyllenhaal in Steven Shainberg’s Secretary—the one who’s into spanking—she is partly the product of Erin’s imagination.  Diane Arbus was, of course, a living person, but the “imaginary portrait” of her displayed in ... Read More
      You may know Toni Collette as Sheryl Hoover, the mom who keeps that whole van moving West in the indie comedy hit Little Miss Sunshine.  Or you may know her as Cameron Diaz’s sisterly keeper from In Her Shoes, or even as ABBA-enthusiast Muriel, her breakout role, in the Australian Muriel’s Wedding.  I know Toni Collette because I saw The Sixth Sense as a middle-schooler in 1999, and it haunted me most of the way ... Read More
 "When I saw Madonna in a corset for the first time, I was like, 'Hey, I did that first.' " --Cherie Currie, lead singer of The Runaways, to the New York Times     The much anticipated Runaways biopic opens in New York this week.  And it's cool that people are talking about them so much because, all Madonna-Runaways career comparisons aside (theirs-- short and somewhat managed, hers--long and self-propelled) they really did start something. ... Read More
Act now!  TOMORROW, March 4th, at 8 PM, journalist, writer and soon to be novelist Alix Strauss will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious"  at supercool Brooklyn exhibition space Observatory.  Strauss is the author of a recently published book of the same name, and her presentation is based on her research into the last days of such "icons of celebrity ... Read More