Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility

I recently walked past a broken full-length mirror on the sidewalk in my Bushwick neighborhood, but the image it made was so compelling I had to go back and study it. The patterns of the broken glass and the refracted light captivated me so completely that I couldn’t move. There is something about the individual … Continue reading Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility

How To Trick Your Body Into Thinking You Maybe, Possibly, Kinda Ate Something Healthy In The Last Week

Eating fruits and vegetables is boring and gross. Who wants to chew all of that pectin and nature? That seems like a lot of work, possibly requiring the help of a knife and fork, with very little payoff. I don’t know about you, but I think a jelly donut and a two-liter Pepsi, followed by … Continue reading How To Trick Your Body Into Thinking You Maybe, Possibly, Kinda Ate Something Healthy In The Last Week

Super Moon!

No, this isn’t the most recent installment of the Twilight saga. It’s real life and it’s happening tomorrow night. According to NASA scientists, this phenomenon occurs only a couple of times during one’s life. The phenomenon, called the super moon, refers to the particular moment when -during the full moon phase- the moon’s orbit is … Continue reading Super Moon!

Books Through Bars

On Saturday, the NYC organization Books Through Bars, a non-profit that raises money to send books to incarcerated people in prisons, along with Justseeds, a social and political artist’s cooperative, will be presenting VOICES FROM OUTSIDE, An Art Exhibit and Benefit Auction. The event, designed to raise money for postage to send books to prisoners, will include … Continue reading Books Through Bars

Modern Love

Ah…LOVE. Sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach, loss of vision. Wait, that sounds more like an alcohol blackout than a romantic experience. Believe me, I know. When was the last time a date gave you butterflies, anyway? That just doesn’t happen anymore, does it? In a world where you can Google someone to find out where they … Continue reading Modern Love


If you didn’t catch it last year off-Broadway, you now have the chance to see  the musical about political activist and musician Fela Kuti at the O’neill Theatre. It’s mesmerizing, entertaining and starts soon.  Who doesn’t want to see revolution set to music anyway? Previews begin October 19. Continue reading Fela!

Jane Goodall at the 92nd Street Y

Jane Goodall, the world renowned primatologist and humanitarian, will be joining the 92nd Street Y in a conversation on September 2, 2009. Now 75, she’s worked towards improving conditions for animals, as well as educating humans about primates and their behaviors, since the early 1960’s. She’ll be discussing her new book and her illustrious career. Also, later … Continue reading Jane Goodall at the 92nd Street Y