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The great movie site Hammer to Nail has posted a call-to-arms for cinephiles in NYC to save local video rental store Cinema Nolita by supporting the creative and awesome endeavors of its Video Store Girl Eleonore Hendricks. Eleonore says, 'Really, our first idea was to just make sure that we didn't have to sell the collection off individually, to make back the money we had lost by not being able to pay the rent... The goal is to make the 8,000 dollars so we can ... Read More

FYF Sends an SOS!

BY Team Intern in General |

Plucky 18 year old Sean Carlson started the independent and aptly-named F Yeah Fest in 2004, alongside his buddy Keith Morris (yes, that Keith Morris, of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks). Since then, the festival has grown out of it's Echo Park home to a new locale in the LA Historic State Park, and the FYF crowd holds even more events all year. And, needless to say, the festivals draw a killer crowd of performers including Ladyhawke, Sarah Silverman, No Age, ... Read More
America's Next Top Model starts its lucky 13th season (or 'cycle' in CWspeak) next month, ushering in a new league of young women vying for that kind of fleeting semi-famehood only Tyra Banks can bestow. This time 'round, Tyra's throwing us a real curveball; none of the contestants pass the 6 foot mark, making these girls the shortest class paraded past the show's fabulous judges (the teeniest is only 5'3''). Unfortunately, Tyra must have gotten so caught up with ... Read More

The Name Game

BY Libby Zay in General |

What's in a name?  Apparently, a lot more people get heated up about the issue than you might think.  Although far from a new debate, a recent study reports that 71% of Americans think women should take their spouses name after marriage.  Half of the respondents said the act should be a legal requirement.  Um, does the idea of individual choice apply to our individuality? The study, by the Center for Survey Research at Indiana ... Read More
A woman who was abducted (with her young children) and raped from the parking garage of the Stamford Marriott in Connecticut is suing the hotel for not securing their facilities. In response, the hotel is now claiming (and blaming) the woman of being careless and negligent and that she 'failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper use of her senses and facilities. EXCUSE ME?! (ConnPost.com )First people argue that ... Read More