What’s Happening Here? “Pon Pon Pon” Edition

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2011
Since I don't speak a lick of Japanese, I'm forced to visually interpret what this weird video from Japanese artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is all about. My take: "I love cute stuff, so much cute stuff, also dripping eyeballs. Maybe I murder you? Eyeballs vomit from my mouth! It's my evil! A dancing adult baby… More »


Famous Writers By Snack Food

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2011
Check out what your favorite writers were ingesting/imbibing as they penned works of literary genius. Who knew that oysters, vinegar, and canned meat could inspire such brilliance. If I ever publish there will be a container of hummus, a cup of iced coffee, and a bottle of red wine next to my name. [Laphams Quarterly]… More »


Style 911: “I Need An Eco-Friendly Denim Jacket!”

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2011
I'm in the market for a jean jacket, but I want to get one that's from am eco-denim company. I don't really know whats out there, except for the Gap and J. Crew [ED NOTE: Sorry Amelia!], which I don't think are known for their organic cotton farming or treatment of kids in their factories. More »


What To Pack When You’re D.C.-Bound

By: Annika Harris / July 31, 2011

How “True Blood” Handles The Topic Of Rape

By: Kat George / July 31, 2011
It look me a while to catch on to "True Blood"; weeks of friends talking nonsense about Jason Stackhouse’s sex life, several Freudian comments on the part of my mother regarding race relations and the sale of vampire blood, and a picture of Alexander Skarsgård without his shirt on, to finally get me watching. And,… More »


8 Extremely Random Celebrity Fans

By: Kamilah Black / July 31, 2011