The same disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages (YES, THE BUBONIC PLAGUE?!) is actually still around and was recently caught by a normal girl from Los Angeles who was visiting Yosemite National Park.
No, she didn’t time travel from the dark ages, but this girl definitely had contact with a rodent… More »
Artist Thomas Stevenson launched art project/pop-up campground Bivouac NY to allow city dwellers to spend the night in tents on secret New York City rooftops. The experience may not offer much in the way of forests or meadows, but there is a great big starry sky to gaze at when night falls and a pretty sweet… More »
When people declare they “hate camping,” I declare “you’re doing it wrong.” I camp like I am going to a rustic hotel. I pack the car with a week’s worth of booze and basically everything in my apt before I hit the open road. See, when I camp, I don’t compromise on comfort or fun. More »
Camping is not for me. Mosquitoes. Sunburn. Murderers lurking in the woods. But I might consider sleeping outdoors under the stars (within 20 feet of an outlet for my iPhone, of course) if I could do it in a bear sleeping bag. Artist Eiko Ishizawa is hand-crafting a limited number of brown bear sleeping bags… More »
Camping is, admittedly, not for everyone, but it’s also not as tough as many people think. You probably are not going to get eaten by a bear or start a forest fire. Here are just a few of the many reasons why camping is totally awesome. It is time to face your fears and get… More »
I never much liked horror movies until I took a class in college called Gender and Sexuality in Horror Films (I was a Women’s Studies major, so it didn’t seem that weird at the time). We started with “Psycho” and “Peeping Tom” and worked our way up through the “Scream” franchise. Now I loooooove horror… More »
There is a saying by artist
Barbara Krueger Jenny Holzer that “abuse of power comes as no surprise,” and wow, was that true this weekend, when my friends and I went camping and got harassed by cops not once, but three times.
Contrary to popular opinion, bullying isn’t something that just happens to… More »
Those little tramps are at it again. The nefarious-cookie sellers are trying to pull a fast one on us! The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched an official inquiry on the Girl Scouts out of concern that scouting materials contain links to other groups like Oxfam, the Sierra Club, and Doctors Without Borders,… More »
I’ve never been camping with my period. Actually, I’ve never been camping. But if I ever do go camping AND happen to have my period, I will indeed fling my used tampons on my fellow campers to level the playing field. It would not be fair if I was the only camper lucky enough to… More »
Any Girl Scout worth her merit badges knows to always “Be prepared!” But my Scout leader never got to the part about doing the horizontal polka out in the woods. Fortunately Mountain Gear, an outdoor sports supply web site, has got any grownup Girl Scout covered. Their “Backcountry Intimacy Kit” — sounds so sexy, doesn’t… More »
Here’s more weird celebrity friendship news for you. Kate Gosselin and her 88,888 kids are currently in Alaska, where they’ll supposedly be going camping with Sarah Palin. Sarah’s father, a retired science teacher, and her brother, a third-grade teacher, will also be going on the trip and the idea is to teach the kids a… More »
With the release of the Coachella lineup, it’s time to start thinking about your festival schedule, and clearly your look for the season. Since Bonnaroo and Coachella are THE places to not only wear Hunters and leather fringe but also to show off your inspiring fashion sense, you’ll need to start planning your outfits, like,… More »
I’ve never understood the appeal of roughing it. Communing with nature can be fun for some, but I prefer a concrete jungle any day. Modern amenities like hot showers and flushing toilets are necessities to me, not luxuries. But pretty soon I might be singing a different tune because, apparently, “glamping” is on the rise. More »
[Photo: Our Emily]
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at email@example.com. … More »
Last week, we saw how city folk are resorting to writing of their love in wet cement because metropolitan areas have a shortage of tress, but our Emily went to the Catskills and saw these initials carved into wood, just like the good ole days.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even… More »