Africa is amazing! And adventurous! And wow! Look at all the animals! I can’t wait to hug Africa, guys! Do you want to hug Africa with me? Let’s go on safari! Well, “stylist and blogger,” Golriz Moeini would like to tell you what she thinks of Africa, but more importantly, why she loves Africa. She’s … Continue reading This is, quite possibly, the dumbest thing you’ll ever read
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!
As you know, I am an avid Jeopardy! watcher, not a Johnny-come-lately-for-Watson watcher, but a bona fide fan. I watch it every night. Not for Alex Trebek’s shockingly consistent cardboard personality or even to make fun of the lame ‘story time’ with the contestants – You named your dog after your mother-in-law? Hilarious! What a trickster … Continue reading Best Moment in Cat Movie History
Hardly anyone believed that the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by the internationally known (infamously) anonymous British street artist and prankster Banksy – known for his monkey mask, political subjects, humor and extreme secrecy – was an actual documentary. The film, about a filmmaker cum successful street artist, Thierry Guetta or “Mr. Brainwash,” didn’t seem real to most people, not only because … Continue reading Banksy Documentary, ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ Checks Out
Settle down. Don’t get too excited and try to stay focused. I know this winter’s been SICK and all of you are cold, pasty, malnourished and sick of watching too-tanned Brad Womack in a steaming hot tub, but you gotta stay with me here. I have some news for you. The world might be coming to an abrupt … Continue reading The Ice Storm Cometh
Heidi Jones, the meteorologist for WABC NY’s local news, or Eyewitness News for the Tri-Staters, is sort of annoying. She has a problem with meter, a strange habit of taking strong pauses every few words, like she’s reciting poetry instead of reporting the weather. Her pauses are so pronounced, my sister and I have nicknamed her Heidi … Continue reading WABC Likes To Hire Crazy People
The Statue of Liberty’s Crown is now open. After years out of commission, you can now visit and make your New York memories, oh so much more memorable. Some caveats: The lines! And the limited ticketing system! And the reservations! Good luck. Get info for tickets here. Continue reading Crowning Glory
Remember science class? Beakers, Bunsen burners and the dreaded dead frog? I remember, so much so in fact, that I think science class seriously maimed me for a future in the sciences. I could have been a scientific genius. If you’re not bitter like I am (I’m not, really) and want to shake up your scientific sensibilities, … Continue reading World Science Festival June 10-14
Yeah, you read it correctly. And the title is self-explanatory. Quell your curiosity and your inner voyeur and watch this exhibition, peep-show style. June 24th – 26th 2009 Buy tickets at $25 here More info here. Continue reading The Lonely, Post-Modern, Artsy-Fartsy Peep Show
If you’re bored with the regular line-up this summer and want something new to experience, why not try out these odd-themed film festivals? Come on, you’ve got nothing better to do. The Bicycle Film Festival – Come celebrate bicycles through film, art and music. This festival has a bunch of cool events, bikes shows and … Continue reading Two Interesting Film Festivals in June
From the creative genius behind “Bacon Takedown” comes the amazing event ” Tofu Takedown!” I know, I know…this sounds nuts, but it’ll probably be fun. Competitive cooking, knives and an audience! What’s not to love? I’m sure someone will get hurt and tears will be shed, but it’s all in the spirit of competition. If … Continue reading Tofu Takedown? I’m in.
This happened a while ago, but it’s so good, I had to share it here: Most New Yorkers probably feel they’ve seen everything, myself being one of them. Well, now…it’s official. I have seen everything. But I bet you’ve never seen this. New York has cornered the market in crazy. Now this is a different kind … Continue reading Ziploc Bag.
One of the most unrecognized New York City Parks is Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens. It’s a unique park used mostly by artists as an exhibition and performance space, but also used for other cool events, like a kite-making class (I know!) and the upcoming State Fair in May. This summer, starting in July, they’ll … Continue reading Socrates Sculpture Park. Never heard of it.