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I was not aware that the popular St. Patrick’s Day slogan  “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” has an unspoken footnote: "only if you're the opposite gender." Well, that was the message from the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston and New York City. Both have controversially maintained the ban against marchers carrying posters identifying or celebrating queer sexual orientations.In response, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ... Read More
Zohra Atash trots into Birch Coffee dressed to the nines – which is hardly a surprise given the rising star's reputation as a “goth goddess.” Despite righteously rocking a bright lip, a fringe leather coat, and a mop of carefully fussed black hair, the diminutive singer seems...skittish. After she insists on buying the coffees, Atash admits that crowded spaces make her nervous – despite all her years in New York (and as, you know, a ... Read More
 2014 has proven to be a pretty cool and empowering year for women…so much so, that it’s kind of starting to creep me out. There have been tons of ads going around referencing the power of girls and women, and re-asserting everything we can do. I'm happy about this, buuuuut I am a little concerned about the agencies behind some of these viral videos. Are  they really 100% invested in the wellbeing of women, or are they jumping on some kind of ... Read More
If you’ve been having a bad morning, fret not my friend. Your complaints of not enough sleep and too many tasks have been heard, and the gods of the internet have provided a solution: zen mood music fueled by Wikipedia contributors in an amazing live graphic that reminds us that we are all connected (by the internet).    "Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. ... Read More
 Oh my god. OH MY GOD. Please, I’m begging you all, take a minute out of your day and watch J-Lo’s new video, even if you’re one of those people that hasn’t even heard about her in such a long time that you’re under the impression that she’s still the "–nnifer" part of the once infamous Bennifer. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, good, because I’m so excited I’m pretty sure ... Read More