BY Eliza C. Thompson in General on Dec 17, 2009 |
When I found out Disney had reopened their hand-drawn animation studios and announced plans to do another 2D feature in the tradition of their old classics, I was SUPER excited. So I braved the weekend crowds on Saturday to check out The Princess and the Frog, Disney's first 2D feature since 2004's Home on the Range, and was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had watching a movie whose target audience is about 15 years my junior.
Tiana is the 'princess' in ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie G in General on Dec 17, 2009 |
Short notice! Tonight, Beauty Bar in Brooklyn is having a launch party for their own brand of vodka. The coolest part is that one dollar from every Beauty Bar Vodka drink sold will benefit Bright Pink. For those of you who don't know, Bright Pink is a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
The party runs from 7pm to 10 pm, and Jonathan Toubin will be the guest DJ. ... Read More
BY debbie in Crafty on Dec 16, 2009 |
Want to make the cutest most adorbsest nicest hippest gift tags for your gifts this year? Thanks to the crafty dude at Dudecraft.com, you can. The teeny tiny-ness of this craft is killing me: yes, there's an album cover. Inside that is an album sleeve. And inside that is the tiny little record that serves as the gift card -- just write your note on the back. Squeee! Not only does this crafty dude show you exactly how to make these amazing little tags, but he even ... Read More
BY Claire Hamilton in Feminizzle on Dec 16, 2009 |
Anne of Green Gables, Jo in Little Women and Pippi Longstocking - three fictional females who inspired me when I was growing up. In fact, these literary ladies featured on a long list of hearty heroines on my pre-teen bookshelves. Maybe my parents were pro-active in picking positive role models for my sister and I to aspire to, or maybe I grew up in less gender-specific early years reading times, but I was interested to read an article by British writer Viv ... Read More
BY debbie in Eat Me on Dec 16, 2009 |
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, our favorite recent pop culture phenom, Lady Gaga, finally admitted to being a feminist, a term which she has rejected in the past. Speaking with music critic Ann Powers, Gaga said, ""I'm getting the sense that you're a little bit of a feminist, like I am, which is good. I find that men get away with saying a lot in this business, and that women get away with saying very little . . . In my opinion, women need and want ... Read More
Elizabeth Simbiwa Sogbo-Tortu was disqualified from running for chief in an election in her home country of Sierra Leone, because she is a woman.
Not only was she barred from the election solely based on her gender, but as of Monday, she could not return to her home because it had been besieged by members of a Sierra Leone traditional group and her convoy pelted with stones. She has taken refuge in the capital and at the time was being protected by armed ... Read More
BY debbie in Boob Tube on Dec 16, 2009 |
After finding out this week that my very favorite show, Flight of the Conchords, was not coming back for a new season, I was heartbroken. But thanks to my pal Jodi, I've been alerted to a pair of dudes who hail not from New Zealand but from the Old Testament: a couple of members of my tribe (I'm guessing) who, with a bit more work, just might become contenders to be the next FOC. Check out some of their videos below, and Happy Hannukah y'all!
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BY debbie in Crafty on Dec 15, 2009 |
What do you get for the woman who has everything -- including a multi-media publishing and television empire? How about some Mean Cards, or Guinness Beer Soap? That's what Racheal Ray blogger Evette Rios thought, so she trekked down from Rachael's lair to the BUST Holiday Craftacular in NYC a few weeks ago, and made the cutest video of her visit! If you've never been to a BUST Craftacular, this vid will give you a fantastic idea of what goes down, plus introduce ... Read More
BY Susan in General on Dec 15, 2009 |
Diesel's new watch collection fits perfectly with the new Kid Sister album Ultraviolet, so it makes perfect sense that they would team up to bring you the latest in watch wear! Enter to win today for your chance to get colorful in time. The sweepstakes begins right now, and ends in just two weeks. Their can only be one lucky winner who gets both an Ultraviolet watch from Diesel, and the new Kid Sister album. So, enter now for your chance to win! Check out some of ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Feminizzle on Dec 15, 2009 |
Author Barbara J. Berg, Ph.D., who will be speaking at 92Y in Tribeca next month, answers that one with a resounding NOPE. Her most recent book, in fact, is Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future. Her title lacks subtlety, but so do most calls to action. That is, Berg's book is very much intended as "a wake-up call," and that's what it's often described as by both professional and amateur reviewers. According to the ... Read More