Monthly Archives: July 2009

Renee Cox

In my past life as an undergraduate at Amherst College, I had an epiphany during my junior year.  I had to move fast, so I dropped my Theatre and Dance major, lined my ducks up in a row, switched to a Fine Arts major, and commenced my thesis research.  These times involved a lot of […]

Bollywood Hero

Now, everyone knows I love cultural cross-fertilization as much as the next person as long as it’s not done in some sort of fetishized colonial way.  I’m just asking for a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T. With that said, I was listening to, the greatest website for listening to Bollywood movie songs and I ran across an […]

Movies are Made to

inspire us!  Yes, they are.  This is cliche now, but the first time my sister and I saw The Motorcyle Diaries we were overcome by an immsense feeling of goodwill and ambition to contribute.  It was electric, we were so psyched.  To make the experience better, you could feel the theatre’s vibe bringing us all […]

Suede Magazine and its Predecessors

I stumbled upon Suede Magazine at CVS in Amherst, Mass a few years ago.  I remembering bringing it back to my girls and we all clamoured over that magazine.  The love shown was evident in its tattered feathered pages and unraveling binding.  No matter how many times I say it, there are not enough positive images […]

Terminator Salvation

I know this movie came out 10,000 years ago but I just saw it this past weekend.  Before going, I prepared myself.  I watched the first three terminator movies again.  And boy, did I enjoy myself.  No sarcasm there.  Really. Now, for those who remember Judgement Day was/is (I am not sure what tense I […]

The Coil Review

My sister just returned from London after studying abroad for the semester at Queen Mary University.  She stayed with me for a bit before heading back home to the Bay.  But, I did notice while she was here, her hair was falling out.  Her hair was everywhere every day.  Her hair is a bit resistant […]

Kanye West needs his head checked

He collaborated with Louis Vuitton, and signed Marc Jacobs on as the creative director to produce these shoes (if we can even feign to call these that anymore) retail from $800 to upwards of $1,140 or something.  Is it just me or does he have horribly gaudy taste?  And frankly, his timing is insulting.  How […]

Henry Fool and Fay Grim

If you’re a film crazy like me, you’re probably subscribed to Netflix(and a Blockbuster Rewards member) and you torture  yourself trying to fit in a full-length  feature film every day (thank you, watch instantly!).  Now, I watched Fay Grim a year ago.  Since then, I have  watched it twice – completely unaware  that it was […]

Janelle Monae

Last July, when I was still subscribed to Vogue I read about the artist, Janelle Monae.  I love her.  I think she’s awesome.  And, now (I don’t know how I missed this!) I ran across her interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air.  Her album Metropolis is fantastic because it’s fun and energetic.  It’s great for dancing.  And, she […]