07 Oct 2014

The Hong Kong Protests: What US Idealists Can Learn from the Brave People Under the Umbrella

Last week, I spoke about the People’s Climate March and my disdain for corporate sponsored parties disguised as demonstrations. Lest I be viewed as nothing more than a cranky naysayer, I want to highlight a protest movement with real vision and brilliant tactics. Hopefully some of the idealists here in

Kaetan Mazza - The Broke-Joke-Who-Enjoys-a-Midnight-Toke 0
19 Nov 2013

Harajuku Heartbreak: Notes and Observations on Traveling Through Japan

This photos sums up Japan rather well My good friend Sato is a Japanese-American who now lives in Japan. A few  years ago I had a dream that he was getting married. While he wasn’t at the time I decided that when he did get married I would attend the

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
09 Mar 2012

Shinsai: Theaters for Japan Benefit in Brooklyn

For those of you who may not remember, it has been nearly a year since that devastating earthquake hit Japan, causing a nuclear accident. Shortly after the disaster, actor James Yaegashi called on friends in the New York theater community to “do something to help our fellow artists on the

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30 Mar 2011

Help Japan, Dye Some Fabric

If there’s one thing that can make a 9.0 earthquake more terrifying, it’s meltdown at a nuclear power plant. While you probably don’t have a spare helicopter or nuclear physicist to lend to Japan, you can help the earthquake relief effort by taking a Shibori workshop. The Textile Arts Center

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 1
15 Mar 2011

Meet The Living Cartoon Who Created Hello Kitty for FREE

Well, isn’t this something. Here I was always under the impression that Hello Kitty just sort of, like, happened. Like one day we all went to sleep and the next we woke up and there was this ubiquitous, mouthless cat that was emblazoned upon anything with a surface. And, probably,

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27 Sep 2010

OCD Lecture: Flesh Lights and Other Toys from Japan

There comes a time in everyday when your mind wanders into the gutter and you start thinking things like, “Gee, I wish I knew more about the history and current trends of Japanese masturbatory aid technology.” Pete’s Candy Store can answer all your questions. Tonight, they’re starting back up the

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