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REVIEW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

REVIEW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs fell short with 2008’s “It’s Blitz.” But, perhaps the expectations were too high, 2005’s “Show Your Bones” was a post-punk masterpiece bursting at the seems with raw emotion devoid of trend yet undeniably hip all at once. It’s a hard act to follow. With the recent release of “Mosquito” it is […]

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

PHOTO: My father and my daughter, Isis Aaliyah Another sad story from the front lines of the war on cancer. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on his inner right thigh. My pops was always the kind of guy that didn’t like to worry me or his loved ones; he had a tendency to […]

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

A good friend of mine, whom we shall refer to henceforth as Mother Posterior, is in a fairly open relationship with his partner, with ground rules of course. He fancies himself a sexual therapist of sorts; he meets younger men, all of legal consenting age, and rather than simply pleasing each other sexually he likes […]

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

I had a little freak-out this morning. It’s something that marijuana reform advocates go through from time to time, and no, it’s not weed paranoia. It’s something much deeper, and it’s something I need to talk about. In the aftermath of a great 4/20 festival where I was one of many speakers, my facebook newsfeed […]

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Virgin Coconut Oil The only ingredient is simply coconut oil and I am totally okay with that. Not only do I not mind smelling like a breezy beach drink, but I revel in it! I get mine in a jar from the local Asian grocery mart ($3 for 17 oz!) but you can find it […]

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

In 2013 America, the airport should be the last place I would expect to be sexually assaulted. But I was, and it happens every day. What’s worse is the perpetrators almost always go unchecked and unpunished. How do these violations can take place in public? Easy, these heinous acts are being performed by TSA agents, […]

This 4/20, Stand Up For Freedom

This 4/20, Stand Up For Freedom

PHOTO: George Eastman House, circa 1910 Thousands of people across the country are gathering today to celebrate 4/20. Whether we are students or teachers, parents or patients, slackers or professionals, there’s one very important thing we all have in common: We all believe in freedom. And we can all fight for freedom. If you aren’t […]