Thirty years after Annie Hall, it may seem like there's nothing left to say about smart, neurotic young people, dressed in funny clothes, falling in and out of love in New York.  Then again, neither Woody Allen nor Diane Keaton was particularly young when Annie Hall was made.  And more importantly Breaking Upwards, a new romantic comedy about two New Yorkers talking it out, is saying something.  The film, which was written by and stars real-life ... Read More
A happy ending after all: Constance McMillen, the high school senior whose high school canceled the prom after she requested that she be able to wear a tux and bring her girlfriend, got to go to prom this past Friday. The makeshift prom had been organized by community members and parents of the students in the school and, because it was affiliated with the school (and the courts had ruled that their "rule" of no same-sex couples was discrimination), Constance and ... Read More
My curiosity was piqued by The Princess and the Frog when I began seeing trailers for this old-school animated film that features the first ever black princess in Disney's history. As I wrote at Cinematical, the trailer made me "uncomfortable" for a several reasons that were also pointed out by other movie writers. "There have been a lot of switcheroos behind the scenes to make Princess more PC, but the rumble in my tummy says that the (mostly white) critics will ... Read More
It only makes sense that Good Vibrations, the San Francisco-based sex-positive sex toy shop, is hosting an erotic art show at their Polk Street Gallery called, "Our Lady of Burning Dreams."  Hosted by Annie Sprinkle, the show will feature multimedia visual art from three erotic artists- Penny Slinger, Carol Queen, and Bobby Morgan. Slinger has been making erotic art for over thirty years and this show will feature her collage work in particular, while Queen ... Read More
It is now a radical act to stay at home, so writes Shannon Hayes in her new book, "Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture."  While many women are increasingly engaging in careers and distancing themselves from the titles of "homemakers," Hayes argues that homemaking does not have to be a four-letter-word, and that, in fact, it is a powerful political and ecological act. Hayes discusses homemaking through a modern lense- one that ... Read More
Warmer days are finally upon us and we are getting closer to the Spring Craftacular on May 23rd!  But if you (like us) are growing impatient, check out the launch of craft co-op Better Than Jam's 1st Friday Event tomorrow at The Loom in Brooklyn.  The event will feature products from some of our favorite Craftacular vendors including WabiSabi Brooklyn, The Hand of Fatima, and KnitKnit just to name a few and we will be there to hand out copies ... Read More
Lens Blog profiles photographer Zed Nelson, whose new book, "Love Me," illuminates the dark places that plastic surgery continues to go.  In particular, Nelson is concerned with the homogenization that results from plastic surgery and how the people who he photographs around the world are beginning to look alike. His photos span 17 countries, from nose jobs in Iran to leg lengthenings in China.  In the United States, one photo tells the story of a ... Read More
Here are some pics from last week's party for the new issue...enjoy! The Warsaw in Greenpoint was the perfect venue for BUSTSlingshot Dakota front woman reads an issueThe girls of Awkward TurtlesHuntersLight Asylum was amazing!!!Thanks for the awesome party ... Read More
This month's issue of French Elle features plus size beauty Tara Lynn on its cover and in a roughly twenty page spread. While it's refreshing to see a non-impossibly thin model on the cover of a high fashion glossy, I agree with the folks over at The Cut and long for a day in which models of all sizes, from skinny to plus sized and everything in between, can be featured in the same magazine and plus sized models won't only appear as special features. Check out ... Read More
According to dailymail.co.uk:..."Archaelogists in Egypt have uncovered a 3,500-year-old 'door to the afterlife' belonging to the tomb of a high-ranking royal advisor to a female pharaoh. The 175cm red granite false door, the likes of which were found in most ancient Egyptian tombs, was built to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The door is covered in religious texts and heiroglyphics and came from the tomb of User, the chief minister of 15th ... Read More