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Non-Guilty Pleasure: Cherry Bombe Magazine

Non-Guilty Pleasure: Cherry Bombe Magazine

You know those fancy magazines that cost like, $20 bucks and are independently produced, and you think “Jesus who pays that much money for a mag?”  Well, I recently picked up the first issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine for 18 smackers the other day, and all I can say is WORTH IIIIT! Created by magazine(…)

Animals Ask People: Jamie Shupak

Animals Ask People: Jamie Shupak

First things first: I’m not a morning person. At all. One of the few bright spots between the alarm clock and my iced coffee is watching the morning team on NY1 – the deadpan delivery of Pat Kiernan, the goofy antics of Roger Clark, the no-nonsense sass of Annika Pergament …and most of all, the(…)

The Miniature Wife and Other Stories: Creepy Awesome Halloween Reading

The Miniature Wife and Other Stories: Creepy Awesome Halloween Reading

I don’t often read short stories…I never liked getting hooked only for the story to end so quickly.  I picked this book up on a lark at the library though, and omg y’all, did it work out.  SO GOOD.  This is Manuel Gonzales’ first book, but you would never know it! Combine The Twilight Zone(…)

Comfy Is Cool for School and Drool

Comfy Is Cool for School and Drool

Lord Voldemort Sweatshirt, $35.99 Sweatshirts: So hot right now, amiright?  I just want to rock a cute/dorky sweatshirt, black jeans and black sporty sneakers with a cat eye.  Is that so wrong?  Classic, sporty and comfy.  BAM.  Winter look: complete. Chain Candy Sweatshirt, $54.95 / Deathly Hallows Sweatshirt, $25 / Justin Bieber Sweatshirt, $25 Not(…)

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Recipes, Tips, and Tales

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Recipes, Tips, and Tales

I am a visual learner, which I discovered the hard way studying for hours without end to memorize words in Arabic script. But there are far more fun things to learn – and at times more impressive – than a foreign language. Cocktails are the perfect example. Why skim your way through endless pages of(…)

Advanced Style: The Coloring Book

Advanced Style: The Coloring Book

To keep us entertained while we await the sure-to-be-epic Advanced Style Documentary, Ari Seth Cohen and his crew will soon be releasing Advanced Style: The Coloring Book. What’s that you say? Why a coloring book?? Well, my friends, why shouldn’t these gorgeous, self-assured ladies be celebrated in every medium possible, including cartoon coloring! I can(…)

City of Boners: Shame Watching at it’s Best

City of Boners: Shame Watching at it’s Best

A few years ago, I read The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare with a bunch of friends for YA Book Club.  When we got together to discuss it, I had actually printed out two pages worth of hatred for the book…the characters were derivative, at best, the ending of the book was(…)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, now with more dragons and Losties!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, now with more dragons and Losties!

Tada tada!  The new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (in theaters December 13) is out, and it looks…adequate! There’s lots to look at…Kate from Lost as an elf, Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug (fine, you don’t hear Smaug speak but we will and when Benny’s voice comes out of him it will be(…)

Stream of Consciousness Recap: Switched, by Amanda Hocking  Part 2

Stream of Consciousness Recap: Switched, by Amanda Hocking Part 2

Stream of Consciousness Recap is a feature where we tell you about a hilarious book or movie as if we were in a bar and you, dear reader, asked “Wait, what is that book about?” and then we blabbed on for a half hour.  There will be ultimate spoilers so read on with caution and(…)