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Bangin’ Books! The Music & Writer Edition

There are two books currently occupying our must-read book list: How Music Works (David Byrne) and The Good Girls Revolt (by Lynn Povich). We’re particularly giddy with excitement because they tie in two of mousybabe’s favorite hobbies: music and writing! The Good Girls Revolt (Lynn Povich) In The Good Girls Revolt, Lynn Povich recounts a seminal lawsuit… Read more »

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Rib-Crackin Top Tweets on #GOP2012

(photo from Funny Or Die Tumblr) We’ve been tickled pretty funny these last few days from tweets on the presidential election. Check out some of our faves: From @PaulRyanGosling (“the better Paul Ryan”): Hey girl, don’t worry about saving the planet. Mitt says we can always get a new one. Hey girl, I’m a little worried… Read more »

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Kinshasa One Two

Teaser for a new album, Kinshasa One Two, by a DRC collective of producers assembled by Damon Albarn. Proceeds go to the Congolese people.  3 words: Check. It. Out.

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MIA vs. New York Times

… this is ancient news by today’s standards, but there’s something I took away from this whole “Truffle-gate” fiasco and meant to post about awhile back. so here goes, just in case you missed these entertaining NY Times and Pitchfork articles a couple months ago, one of which led MIA to angrily tweet the columnist’s… Read more »

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Banksy: Exit Through The Gift Shop

If you have free time this week, go see “Exit Through The Gift Shop” at E Street. Well worth the 87 minutes. The film synopsis was rather cryptic, which made me equal parts intrigued and mildly irritated — a big name behind a film doesn’t necessarily translate into awesome filmage, especially where the director isn’t… Read more »

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Artists In Times Of War

The other day I was in a rush to catch my train to Philly, and I grabbed a small book out of my little library – I needed something digestible for the 2-3 hour train ride. It was a copy of Howard Zinn’s “Artists in Times of War” (Seven Stories Press, one of my favorite… Read more »

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Thank you – "Jin Doh Xia"!

(For translation, see below!) So… our fundraising deadline of Sept. 1 has finally arrived and we’re still dumbfounded by the response for our little home video – 108,000+ hits! From what we know, we were able to encourage at least $6,065 in donations for the relief efforts, which also exceeded our humble expectations. While no… Read more »

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ok What the Fudge…

So we pared our goal down from 2,000 hits (in the video) to 500 hits. But in less than 48 hours, we were at 11,000+ hits! And now a week later, we’re at 72,000+! We’re so moved you could squeegee tears out of us. Thanks so much to everyone, friends, families, strangers across the Pacific… Read more »

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Swine Flu: The ‘Not It’ Syndrome

Keith Bradsher’s article in the NY Times about what to name the Swine Flu is pretty comical, despite the seriousness of it all. It’s like a hot potato, and every country, religion, nationality, race, &culture is trying not to get burned. It reads like an Onion article! Government officials in Thailand, one of the world’s… Read more »