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Happy Birthday Marilyn

BY Laurie in General

Today would have been Norma Jeane Baker's 83rd birthday. (1 June 1926 - 5 August ... Read More
Lithuanian artist slash badass, Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene , cross-stitches traditional patterns on the hoods of cars as well as skillets, platters and watering cans. Her work is going to be featured in an upcoming exhibit in Berlin called 'Strich und Faden,' which translates to 'good and proper.' Trip to Berlin, anyone? [via Craftster] -Celeste   Photo courtesy of ... Read More
-Celeste Photo courtesy of J'adore Joey ... Read More
Karen O is back from the future in this video for The Yeah Yeah Yeah's latest single, 'Heads Will Roll.' Be sure to check out the interview with the band conducted by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore in the June/July issue of BUST. ... Read More

Razzle and Dazzle It

BY Web Intern in General

  If you're the kind of gal who thinks anything can be made better with a little pizazz, then bring your old bathing suit and $10 to Spacecraft in Brooklyn for a night of bedazzling on Thursday, June 4th from 7-10p.m. They'll supply the beads, buttons, glitter, feathers, jewels, shells and fabrics to transform your old bathing suit. Or, you can buy one of the suits for sale from Knickers and No Fur Coats at a discounted price. If that wasn't enough of an ... Read More
No, it's a miniature work of art from the Museum of Pocket Art! This project,which began five years ago,is based off the belief that everyone should always carry around a piece of art with them. The organization showcases the work of contemporary artists on a wallet-sized scale. There are four shows a year which can be seen on the website or on display at other shows' openings. The exhibit currently on view is landscape, with a twist of course. -Celeste Photo ... Read More
This Saturday, May 30th, MeanRed Productions, Free NYC, Newmindspace and Refuge NYC are teaming up to bring you a free marketplace along the Gowanus Canal. From 11a.m to 6p.m, haul all the crap you have lying around to BKYLN Yard . Leave your donations at the door and then spend the afternoon rooting through the piles of apparel, books, kitchen products, art supplies and music. Local DJs will be providing the background music and there will be a Treats Truck to ... Read More

This Is Awkward

BY Web Intern in General

Forced family photos have all the ingredients to create an awkward storm. For example, there is a famed photo of myself, age four, winking from a chair in a campsite. At least, I thought I was winking. Years later, I found out I had really been stung by a bee and my dad decided to immortalize the hilarity of me always looking like I'm winking in a family photo. Awkward Family Photos celebrates all this potential with some seriously cringe-worthy portraits, like ... Read More
President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and if she's appointed, we'll have our first Latino member of the high court and our third female Justice. 'I have decided to nominate an inspiring woman, who I believe will make a great justice,' Obama said as Sotomayor's nomination was announced at the White House today. Sotomayor, whose parents moved to the United States from Puerto Rico during World War II, grew up in the Bronx and was ... Read More
I came across this picture on Jezebel while I was looking for something of actual substance to blog about, and it was so damn cute I had to share.   Baby anteater! He's 2 weeks old and his name is Arthur. -Liza (photo via ... Read More