Jack White, check. Alison Mosshart (Kills), check. the guy w the glasses (Jack Lawrence) from Raconteurs, Check. Someone (Dean Fertita) from Queens of the Stoneage, check.  Ok, put them all together and you get The Dead Weather, and judging from the two songs I've heard, this is going to be very, very good. They played a show last night at the opening of Jack Whites new Third Man Records building in downtown Nashville, and according to the press release, the ... Read More

Blu Blockers

BY Laurie in General

All of this Snuggie talk reminds me of one of the greatest commercial response raps ever, the one here for BluBlockers. If you spent any time in the 80's watching late night TV, you'll probably remember BluBlockers, they were really big unisex sunglasses that were supposed to block out the sun in some miraculous way, sadly I do not own a pair. They really should bring them back, I think they would do very well with the williamsburg crowd. Anyway this dude MC Dr. ... Read More

New Au Revoir Simone!

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

The very lovely and talented trio, Au Revoir Simone have a new release coming this May, looking forward to more dreamy pop melodies from these sweet girls! Catch them at ... Read More
I don't like to brag, but we won another Folio award for our fantastic and formidable Holiday Craftacular!! We won the Gold last year (for best Consumer Trade show) and this year gold for best Special Event and some other thing called the Grand Fame Winner! We'd like to thank all the amazing vendors and shoppers that make the Craftaculars so fun, as well as all the behind the scenes people like Susan, Maggie and our amazing staff and interns that work like dogs ... Read More

Tracy Feith for Target!

BY Laurie in General

Now I know these Target designer duds are sometimes hard to get your hands on, so I'm giving you advance warning on the cute, vintage inspired line coming down the pipe on May 17th from Tracy Feith. I had the opportunity to chat with the charming and creative designer (with his surfer dude good looks!) at the press preview a few weeks ago, and he explained to me that he wanted clothes that looked like something you would find on your best vintage store score, but ... Read More

Coraline in 3D!

BY Laurie in General

I went to see the amazing 3D version of Coraline last night, and I loved every minute of it! Written by the very talented Neil Gaiman (look for an interview with him in next months issue), it tells the story of a feisty little girl that gets sucked into a nightmare world of scary dolls and witchy mothers who steal childrens eyeballs and souls. It's beautifully crafted out of what looks like the Rankin and Bass style claymation, and the 3D stuff is trippy! I also ... Read More
So excited that George Michael finally came around to agreeing to be in the movie version of Arrested Development. Hopefully this movie will actually be made, since it's probably one of the funniest shows ever. While I love each and every character, I think my favorite is Gob (aka Amy Poehler's husband, Will Arnett). Cmon! via E. ... Read More

Weave stops bullet!!

BY Laurie in General

A Kansas city woman has her tightly woven weave (I mean God) to thank for saving her life. Apparently her boyfriend shot at her and luckily her weave stopped the bullet. 'I've invested a lot of money into this weave and it saved my life.' Now that's what I call a good hair day. ... Read More
Santi White, better known as Santigold, is playing live this Friday evening at the Apple Store Soho as part of the iTunes: Live from Soho series. Santigold: Live from Soho Friday, February 20 7:00 pm The Apple Store Soho 103 Prince St., NYC It's ... Read More

Built by Wendy Fall o9!

BY Laurie in General

Thursday night I went to see the Built by Wendy Fall collection and it was beautiful. With a mix of super short wool dresses and skirts and sleek pants, the vibe was part sexy librarian with a little mod kick for good measure. I really loved the tweed pants and jeans with the little tie at the bottom, sort of a reined in harem pant, but much more utilitarian than hippie. I also was digging the print D'Urberville dresses and tops which had a chic vintage look. A ... Read More