When I discovered that The Blow was going to be having a show in Brooklyn on the very day of my birth (May 13th,) I actually did a fist pump and exclaimed something along the lines of, "ALL RIGHT!" The last time I had seen Khaela Maricich in action was a few years ago at the Empty Bottle in Chicago where she performed songs off of Paper Television sans the help of her sometimes collaborator Jona Bechtolt. Since that time, Maricich has parted ways with Bechtolt ... Read More

Huxley on Huxley

BY Bette Bentley in Feminizzle |

Wow. The Tribeca Film Festival is over – OK it was over May 2nd.  Just now catching my breath.    As an Artist Liaison for the festival, I get to see loads of films.  Some glorious—like the narrative “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” or  the doc “The Other City” (check em' kids). Some stinky films—lips sealed (and not in the H.Duff-duet fashion, really sealed).  In film news, the ... Read More
Check out this 80s-tastic propaganda video encouraging teens to wait for marriage - no, not wait to have sex - wait to kiss.  "Because what does the Pastor say?  You may NOW kiss the bride."  Dude, my mouth was first befouled when I was four and I was the flower girl at my cousin's wedding and I tried to kiss the ring bearer, John Michael, in the church courtyard.  Then he choked me.  Maybe that was God's punishment for being a trampy ... Read More
This Mother's Day brought with it the usual onslaught of treacly admonitions to remember mom...as if we could forget. "Having power over someone is not the same as having power to confer," laughs Susan Faludi when she explains her latest theory. She's been looking at the emergence and disappearance of feminism from the national landscape and come up with the idea that "feminism has a mother/daughter problem." Since her first book, Backlash: The Undeclared War ... Read More
  The Naked Truth, a photographic & video survey of 50 years of Voyeurism, Nudity and Sex, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel opened today at the housprojects gallery on Howard Street, Soho, NYC.  There are the classic couplings of Bert Stern & Marilyn Monroe, David La Chapelle & Amanda Lepore and Herb Ritts & Madonna. But some of the most powerful images are from artists I was less familiar with, like Marla Rutherford's Spring Cleaning ... Read More
In this video, our favorite actress, Chloë Sevigny, star of HBO's Big Love, Oscar nominee and uber-stylish indie film goddess, takes you on a tour of her favorite New York neighborhood, the East Village. We've been big fans of Chloë ever since spotting her as a young actress in New York in the early 90's. When she's not off making movies or filming episodes of Big Love in LA, she makes her home in the East Village. Here she discusses some of her favorite ... Read More
First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, are making their second trip to the States to promote their album "The Big Black & The Blue," which will be officially released in North America on May 25th.  By the strength of their music, it's surprising to find out that Klara and Johanna are just 17 and 19 years old.  Klara's deep and powerful voice is reminiscent of such seasoned players as Neko Case, ... Read More
May 15, 2010  marks the 40th International Fluevog Day! Each year, Fluevog Shoes gives away teal laces and 15% off regular prices to customers at retail locations across the globe. "I remember when we started with the teal laces in 1972. Well, actually it was just me wearing them," says designer John Fluevog. "You should have seen the people staring back then! Now, every person I see on May 15th is wearing teal ... Read More

Repent, sinner

BY jodi sh doff in Sexy |

It’s okay for women to have sex as long as they don’t enjoy it or actually desire it. That’s so fifty years ago, right? Wrong. Claudia Bellocq, in her blog, Claudia Bites! writes about being called a slut. Awful from a man, but worse still from woman to woman. Teenage girls do it all the time. When our hormones are raging, when we’re just becoming a sexual being, it's the thing we fling at another girl to hurt her, take her down a notch, ... Read More
See for yourself what roller derby is all about. Check out the Gotham Girls Roller Derby tonight at 11:30 pm on WNYE Channel 25, a broadcast of the Bronx/Brooklyn bout. This description from the web site says it all -- "Gotham Girls Roller Derby is New York City’s only all-female, do-it-yourself (DIY), skater-operated roller derby league. The league is comprised of strong, diverse, and independent women from the world's biggest, baddest city." Hells yeah! You ... Read More