As “Grey Gardens” — both the documentary and the HBO film — proved, crazy cat ladies make good cinema. Debuting this week at the Silverdocs film festival in Washington DC, a new documentary, called simply, “Cat Ladies” hopes to capitalize on the popularity and cultural interest in the strangely endearing stereotype of a woman gone mad. While the one-hour film, which follows four ladies with a shit-ton of felines (one has 123!), is supposed to reveal a “sensitive and emotionally honest portrait of women whose lives and self-worth have become intractably linked to cats,” it’s hard not to laugh or cringe in disgust at some of the women’s antics. Watch the clip above to see what I mean. [via TresSugar]
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In rain or shine, economic ups or downs…people will hit the bars. The question is where can you find a bar that doesn’t exactly have set prices? Well apparently, the Dow Jones Bar. After hearing about this “great” spot from some of my new yorker friends I decided to investigate. Not only does New York have their own Dow Jones bar but forms of it are popping up in places from Barcelona and England to Kuala Lumpur. It works like this: prices will go up and down on screens depending on how many people are buying at the time. If a man next to you just bought a rum and coke, the price will go up andm if you’re not too tipsy to pay attention you can still strategically buy up all the cheaper drinks. Although it depends which bar you are in, Barcelona’s Dow Jones rigs its machine sot hat every half an hour the market crashes, orange lights go off and drinks drop to their minimum price which of course makes everyone run back and buy another round. The good news is, game or not, the bar never lets the price of drinks get too high to afford even if it is good business. Now, I’m not too sure if alcohol and stock exchanges are a good mix but in this recession, it may be a smart gamble. Finally a bar where you really can call the shots. [La Bolsa Bar (spanish stock exchange)] Keep reading »
Bars exist to create a world of potential. Yet often, they are self-defeating because it’s not all that easy to meet new people in them, especially if you’re hopping with a pack of wingwomen (read: competition, intimidation).
A notion previously reserved for alcoholics, going to a bar alone can be about creating independence as well as a tactic for meeting strangers. Or, okay, maybe you just really want a drink and don’t want to look like a loser doing it. Keep reading »
I’m not sure if RPatz has actually been Perez’d or if this is makeup, but he is heading to the set of his new movie “Remember Me.” [New York City, 6/23/09] Keep reading »
Thurston Moore isn’t the type you’d expect to stir up controversy on a late-night television show, least of all on “Jimmy Fallon.” Apparently, the Sonic Youth member’s Monday night appearance was punctuated with some drama once people figured out what was on his shirt. It was Questlove who tweeted, “thurston moore is wearing the riskiest tshirt ive ever seen on broadcast tv…gangsta move son,” that prompted further inspection. The Village Voice found that the culprit was a pornographic image lifted from the cover of an album by Mokinox called I’m Your Chair, which shows a cartoon of two naked men, one sitting atop the other guy’s butt. It sounds a bit strange at first, but not when you learn that the connection comes from Thurston’s friend, Chris Habib, who is behind the project and also has a design outlet.
And here we thought any Sonic Youth fashion issues would have to be taken up with Kim Gordon. [Village Voice] Keep reading »
Amid much anticipation, Bravo’s new “real-life Gossip Girl” series, “NYC Prep,” debuted last night, delivering the expected. For weeks, critics and Bravo fans have been fairly certain that the series would show a crew of despicable, entitled teenagers, a prediction that came largely with feelings of anger and harsh criticism. So, what did you get? Stuck-up teens who you couldn’t help yelling at for an hour, who, you realized you just love to hate. It’s a hit! Read on for a run-down, reactions from the NYC private school community, plus my take on things as a former prepster. Keep reading »
Personally, I am a huge fan of headbands. I love them in all colors and all sizes, especially the large, unnecessarily flamboyant ones. After being inspired by so many brave fashion risk-takers in movies like Sex & the City I was beginning to wonder if that woman really does exist in real life. Meet Robyn English… Keep reading »
It seems like I keep seeing more and more news about teacher/student affairs…especially ones involving female teachers and their young male students. As a former high school teacher, this whole scenario never gets less despicable and disgusting to me. I know first hand how close you can become with your students and how much testosterone teenage boys have. It’s outrageous. Were there a few awkward moments when 17-year-old boys hit me on at school dances? Yes. But seriously, when you are a teacher, you are entrusted with a serious duty—the safety and well being of your students. Every fiber of a non-psycho teacher’s being knows that crossing sexual boundaries is the weirdest, wrongest possible scenario. But it’s still happening. Especially in the state of Florida. Huh? Keep reading »