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Save the date! Authors/bad-ass bloggers Kate Harding (of Shapely Prose ) and Marianne Kirby (of The Rotund ) will be appearing at Re/Dress NYC in Brooklyn. Their book, Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body , came out on Tuesday and they are making several appearances across the country in support of it. There's going to be a dance party at this one.The Re/Dress appearance is on June 5. Some of their other appearances ... Read More
Hey, workin' gals - the NYC Tradeswoman Conference is this weekend. Its going to bring together women of all union trades like carpenters, electricians, sheet metal workers, mason tenders and construction workers.They will be discussing how women can find a place in this male-dominant world. There are going to be discussions addressing workplace rights, unions, career advancement and politics. If you;re a lady in this industry, you should definitely not miss ... Read More
I try to refer to what I've heard some say is 'the Bible for New Yorkers' when I can: Time Out New York, of course, for updates on restaurants, bars and whasss happenin' in each 'hood. Gotta love the mag for its equality, too. They are celebrating 'Urban Bear Weekend' (May 7-13), on their website (click on the 'Gay' tab if you don't know what a bear is!) with pics and info on some local NYC bears.Meet Rich (pictured), my BBF (as in Best Bear-Friend), among ... Read More
My work computer crapped out on me Friday. I've been trying to get my internet life back together ever since. I'm not the most tech savvy lady so I'm getting a little grumpy. Whenever things start blowing hard I think of this little Whitney ditty:My other fav after the jump:The very first scene of the very first ... Read More
Former SNL (and BUST cover, above) funny lady Amy Poehler will be awarded this year's Dove Real Beauty Award at the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards. AWRT (American Women in Radio and Televison) and Dove, partnered since 2004, 'created the Dove Real Beauty Award to honor an individual who best embodies and expresses the 'substance and spirit' of real beauty through her life and career.' AWRT President Maria Brennan said, 'We are excited...Amy Poehler is an ideal ... Read More

Deradoorian EP

BY Laurie in General |

Deradoorian Mind Raft Lovepump United While ostensibly a record made 'for you to do drugs to, or something,' Mind Raft, the debut EP from Dirty Projectors singer/bassist Angel Deradoorian, comes across just as easily as a study in deliberate deconstruction. Deradoorian, who uses only her surname as her solo moniker, diffuses the occasional New Age tang by singing with a slightly more mannered, downward-spiraling inflection here than we're used to, creating a ... Read More
As a follow-up to the blog yesterday about Samantha Orobator, the British woman who became pregnant while incarcerated in Laos on drug trafficking charges, is escaping 'death by firing squad.' Whew! Like I said yesterday , I don't know if she was raped in prison or tried to get pregnant on purpose to spare her life, but it has worked. Orobator's trial in Laos will likely take place sometime next week. --Regina links: cnn.com, ... Read More
  In case you were caught unawares, we are currently 4 days into National Masturbation Month . This begs the question . . . how are you celebrating the party in your pants?  Make May your excuse to take some time out to up your solo game. There are plenty of toys to be had. Cisco based women's sex-store Good Vibrations originated the National Masturbation Month.  They also have an online treasure trove of sex toys, gadgets and gizmos. Don't forget ... Read More
According to The Detroit News , Meg White(age 35) is engaged to marry Jackson Smith (27), son of Patti Smith and Fred Sonic Smith (deceased). Talk about marrying into royalty! Way to go Meg, coolest mother in law of all time, congrats to all. via ... Read More
Want to read a book that truly sucks...in a good way? Head to your local bookstore May 5th to pick up a copy of Dead and Gone , the ninth installment in Charlaine Harris' vampire-riffic Sookie Stackhouse series (the inspiration for the sultry HBO hit True Blood). For those of you who've been living in a cave in Transylvania, Harris' stellar stories follow Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress from Bon Temps, Louisiana, who finds herself surrounded by a host ... Read More