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When you first hear “Sofia Coppola” and “The Little Mermaid” in the same sentence, you don’t immediately think perfect match. So when it was announced earlier this month that the acclaimed director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) would be taking on the live action version of the Disney classic, the news was met with mixed feelings.  However, once you understand the true, dark, mystery of Hans Christian ... Read More
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
Are you soaking in the bliss of a recent engagement? Does your big day loom just around the corner, yet you're still on the hunt for some sudden inspiration? Have we got the event for you. Toasted Brooklyn is New York City’s largest indie wedding event and it’s hitting Greenpoint, Brooklyn on April 13th, 2014.   Not looking forward to the flood of spring nuptials you’ll have to attend that will all look exactly the same? Neither are we. It ... Read More
For those of you who haven’t been following one of the largest military sexual abuse cases in recent years, here’s the low-down: General Jeffrey Sinclair seems like a real skeezeball. Maybe you wouldn’t see the General as such a gross guy at first glance. Before this scandal broke, he was perceived as a strong leader among his armed forces peers – despite making several (documented!) unwanted advances towards women. It later emerged that ... Read More
In the midst of a national debate about birth control coverage and employee health care plans, women’s group UltraViolet has turned to one sure-fire solution to rock the vote: puppets.  The Supreme Court will hear final arguments for the controversial case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores next week – after which they'll decide whether or not the corporation may maintain their practice of restricting employee health coverage to ... Read More
I still have distinct memories of this one time when I took my Lord of the Rings action figures to school in fourth grade. I quickly found myself surrounded by a group of boys who weren't afraid to inform me that my toys were not dolls, they were action figures, and that dolls were for girls and action figures were for boys. Little did they know that I just thought Legolas and Aragorn were hot, and didn’t give two flying bags of shit whether they were ... Read More
This isn’t your mother’s mummy. This mysterious tattooed body, known as the Ukok Princess, is beginning to reveal information about her culture in Siberia during 6th century BCE. Siberian scientist Natalia Polosmak found the remains of the princess in 1993, along with an entourage of six saddled horses and two male warriors during an archeological expedition. But hold up. She has two full sleeves of tattoos, recently reconstructed as illustrations in ... Read More