Posted by: Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 08, 2013
In addition to the sexism that real women face everyday, it seems like virtual women have their fair share of misogyny to contend with. Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the awesome new Youtube project Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, has just released Damsel in Distress: Part 1. This video explores “how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming,” and applies a critical ... Read More
Posted by: Maggie Carr
on Mar 05, 2013
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend.
We just ... Read More
Posted by: Charlotte Dow
on Nov 30, 2012
Bingo isn’t just for nursing homes and Moose lodges anymore. Paul Buller of Philadelphia has brought this senior center favorite into the real world with Hipster Bingo.
In this incarnation of the game, letters and numbers have been replaced with classic hipster images such as iPhones, beards and Pabst Blue Ribbon cans to be marked off as you see them on the street. Buller suggest using found items as game pieces, writing, ... Read More
Posted by: Erika W. Smith
on Nov 30, 2012
You probably remember the board game “Guess Who?” — you know, the game where you randomly draw a character and then try to guess who your opponent drew? The game where you narrow down your options by asking questions like, “Is your person wearing a hat?” or “Does your person have blue eyes?”
The game with 5 female characters and 19 male characters?
“Is your person a girl?” ... Read More
Posted by: Amy Bucknam
on Nov 12, 2012
Remember those days on the playground at recess, running around wild and playing hand games with your friends? You know what I’m talking about. There were millions of them – Miss Mary Mack was the queen of these rhythmic narratives.
For example, I personally remember playing this one called “Shame Shame Shame” in the playground as a kid. If you’re not familiar with this one, the adorable little ... Read More
Posted by: Brittany Houlihan
on Nov 05, 2012
Hasbro has released an advertisement for their board-game version of Zynga’s popular Words With Friends game. The game really doesn’t seem to be any different from Scrabble. The commercial features a group of women playing the word game and coming up with words like...wait for it...“bikini,” “cupcake,” and “diet.”
“Okay, well there’s no ‘diet’ in my future, so ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Christina
in Style File
on Jul 26, 2012
British singer Paloma Faith showed that even if you're not an athlete, you can win a gold medal for style on Saturday when she carried the Olympic torch through East London. She donned six-inch fire truck red stilettos, so that she would be comfortable for the run, and a pompadour hairstyle colored similarly to the flame itself. Faith also customized the official Olympic torchbearer tracksuit into a crop top and pedal ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Christina
on Jun 21, 2012
No, I'm not talking about hot women in the the Olympics. Well, they could be. Regardless, these women are knock outs in the true sense. This year's games marks a first and a last: the first time women will compete in boxing and the last time women will be closed out of any part of the Olympics.
Women’s boxing is an Olympic sport for the first time, with thirty-six fighters in three weight classes competing. Although the sport ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kerishma
on Mar 15, 2012
And the Hunger Games madness continues! This time it takes the form of the (extremely awesome) Hunger Names generator. Click the link, and it tells you your Panem name, which Hunger Games you participated in, and the way you died. Give it a go, and leave your Hunger Names in the comments!
According to Hunger Names, my name is Dabble Portmanteau, I was a District 6 tribute in the 70th Hunger Games, and I was killed by a poison kiss (guess I ... Read More
Posted by: emily dirienzo
on Aug 11, 2010
It’s been a long scorcher of a summer and most of our brains have melted into a gelatinous goop that in just a few weeks we will be scraping off of the sizzling pavement to revive them for fall’s flutter. What better a way to send off the summer’s heat, and begin the quest for new, hopefully more functional, brains than a good old-fashioned game of Capture the Flag, zombie-style! This Saturday in ... Read More