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If you’ve spent much time in New York City, you’ve likely been to (or been sent to by cool professors in your first semester at college, like me) St. Mark’s Bookshop. Likely to be called “magical” or “radiant” by your average bibliophile, St. Mark’s bookshop is an independent bookstore that specializes in Cultural Theory, Graphic Design, Poetry & Small Press Publishing, Film Studies, and Foreign & Domestic ... Read More
Ok, so this is pretty much gold.  "Royals" gets an overhaul by three women of color actresses--Tess Paras, Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton--who use the song to comment on typecasting and representation in Hollywood.  "I'm gonna play the white girl's nerdy friend[Of course][Obviously]I'm gonna play the white girl's other friendWho is sassy[Omigod, you nailed that]"  In a funny but disturbingly true rendition, we are all reminded that gender and race ... Read More
In the opening to the 2009 film that had everybody bawling, UP, a widower is left to care for his little house in the midst of a world that wants it bulldozed. We all know that in reality, it's the ladies who are the true survivors. Edith Macefield watched boutiques and condos swiftly invade her neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, WA. However, when a monstrous mall planned to start construction right on top of her own home, the 84-year-old put her ... Read More
So people everywhere are still annoyed by guys occupying waaay too much space on the train. You may remember the blog: Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train from this past September. This is a particularly real issue on NYC public transit because the ceiling handles are positioned just 6 inches out of my 5’4’’ reach. Brooklyn resident and writer, Jenna Clark Embrey, took it upon herself to publish an open letter to men on the subway ... Read More
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps Sr., died of natural causes at 84-years-old on Wednesday, March 19th. Phelps and his small Topeka, Kansas-based congregation, which is largely comprised of his own extended family members, is best known for leading repugnant anti-gay protests at public events such as funerals of AIDS victims and deceased members of the armed forces. The church was founded in the 1950's and has been spewing nonsense for way ... Read More