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Although one of the more memorable moments in a teenager's life, the prom can be a stressful occasion, especially for girls who can't afford to dress the part of the formal affair.  Luckily there's organizations like Operation Fairy Dust, a New York City charity organization that accept gently worn dresses and then donates them to young women who want to look their best on that special night. They've already donated over 20,000 dresses and are always in need ... Read More

Joan Rivers Live!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy

Inspired by a recent press screening of the new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, I took the plunge and checked out the 76-year-old entertainment legend's stand up act on Tuesday, and it was a night I won't soon forget. Lets just say that Rivers' brand of live comedy isn't the squeaky clean stuff that made her a household name as guest host of The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era. No ma'am. In a club setting like the Laurie Beechman Theatre in ... Read More
When Israeli-born photographer Atalia Katz traveled to Ethiopia after a divorce, she didn't expect that the photos she took along her journey would end up in a Manhattan gallery.  Her work has been praised by Zone Contemporary Art Gallery founder Jennifer Bahng for portraying universal humanity through the "extraordinary cultural value of these isolated groups." One particular group Katz spotlights is the Ethiopian Jews, considered by many to be one of the Lost ... 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
Okay, Okay, everyone knows how super cool Jon Spencer is, but have you seen him lately? People, if Heavy Trash is coming to your neck of the woods on tour, I strongly advise you get yourself out to see this band perform. They KILLED it last month at the record release party, and I can safely say he's one of the greatest performers of our time. Check out the latest video for Gentle, off their latest album Midnight Soul Serenade on Fat Posum. PS. this vid was made by ... Read More
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