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A Friend of My Mind

BY Web Intern in General |

Don't miss out on Toni Morrison speaking tomorrow night! The pulitizer-prize winning, paradigm-shifting, consummate literary bad-ass will be discussing her latest novel, A Mercy, at 7pm at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square. I cannot wait for this--I've loved her work for so long. Song of Solomon is my favorite Morrison book--what's yours? Catch ya on East 13th street, kids!  -Devan photo Gregg Delman for ... Read More

Next up: Cats for Clunkers?

BY debbie in General |

The Michigan Humane Society is having great success with their new 'Certified Pre-Owned Cats' promotion ('0% down, 0% financing, No payments!'). With cheeky posters promising a multi-point inspection and that many of their cats are loaded with attractive features (standard 4-paw drive!), the MHS is trying to get as many cats adopted as possible during the summer month, traditionally the time when shelters get overwhelmed with unwanted kittens (and, sadly, have to ... Read More
The Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation's largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth, is naming its newest shelter after Bea Arthur in honor of her support. Founder Carl Siciliano explains 'The caring and concern that Bea expressed for our kids meant the world to us, and we are thrilled to be able to give honor to her memory in this way'. Bea Arthur contributed both funds and support to the AFC.  In an interview with Next Magazine she said 'I'm ... Read More
Thanks to the Feminist Law Professors, I heard Virgina Woolf's voice for the first time this morning.  As I cuddled up to the tiny speakers on my computer I felt a little giddy.   This is the only known recording of Woolf's voice. It is from a 1937 BBC radio conference and it is beautiful. -dahliaThe (Sound) Waves ... Read More
 Do your favorite art forms get downgraded to ''craft''?  From sewing to horror flicks, many of our beloved pursuits are condemned by the masses as passe or campy.  Comics are no exception to this rule of kitsch; often mixed with romance novels and Ring Pops in the grocery store checkout lane--a catchall for our culture's most ''tacky'' items--only the daring pore over their contents in the public eye. An exhibit in Columbus, Ohio titled ''This Is ... Read More