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Album Review // February 11, 2013 The Joy Formidable has done it again with their newest venture, Wolf’s Law, released January 18th. The album opens with the song, “The Ladder Is Ours”, and immediately it’s as though you’re in the audience at the L.A. Opera listening to an overture of a Phillip Glass production — the eerie and dark mood taking over your senses. You have walked into a dream…
TV Recap // February 4, 2013 “I don't know what the next year of my life is going to be like at all. Sometimes I just wish someone would tell me, ‘this is how the rest of your life should look’.” – MarnieIn an episode that included everything from talk about mustard and butt plugs to rehab and love, Marnie’s revelation was one of my favorite moments in “It’s A…
TV Recap // January 28, 2013If I was into writing essays like Hannah I could probably write a ten-pager listing the reasons why my girls and I are nothing like these Girls. Still, one of the reasons I’m a fan of this show is because I can relate to being a twenty-something who’s done a thing or two I will look back on years from now and wonder what the…
Made Music Mixtape // January 28, 2013 There's a certain amount of audacity required to call yourself a Made Woman. To us, a Made Woman evokes the idea of a boss, an independent thinker, a woman who doesn't take too much BS. If you ask friend of Made Woman Mag, DJ No Req, she's also a bit...gangster.DJ No Req put together a 25-track, 55 minute live mix that represents his…
TV Recap // January 22, 2013 Last week we saw Marnie make a dumb move; in “I Get Ideas,” it’s Hannah’s turn. Hannah has always been the queen of gigantic missteps, but last week it looked like she was headed in the right direction when she broke up with Adam.  She also made it a point to tell her new boo, Sandy, that, with him, she would do things differently:…
TV Recap // January 14, 2013As if she directed it herself, Lena Dunham snagged two Golden Globes for Best Actress and Best Series on the same night of the season 2 premiere of her polarizing HBO comedy, Girls. And as expected, Twitter chimed in with people either praising her or doling out all kinds of hate. There are those who love Girls; those who don't like Girls  and the self-indulged…
Best of 2012 // December 31, 2012 “You can’t wait for someone to deliver your dream.” These are the words of Dawn Richard, and judging from the chat I had with her yesterday, it’s safe to say it’s also her life’s motto. Since just 2005, we’ve watched in awe as the Nolia-bred powerhouse beat out thousands of contestants to secure her spot in the platinum-selling girl group Danity Kane, survived…
Entertainment // December 17, 2012 Let’s face it: with a nine-to-five, a budding business, side-hustles, gettin’ it right and keepin’ it tight and plenty of things to do and people to see; you don’t always have the time for TV. If you’re anything like I am – a TV lover, desperate for more hours in the day – your DVR is full and you have a growing list of shows…
TV Recap // November 5, 2012 “Margate Sands” is a bloody, sadistically violent cap on a season that already had its fair share of shockers. While I didn’t enjoy this recent addition as much as last week’s, no one can ever say the final episode of Season Three didn’t go out with a resounding bang.It opens with a cringe-worthy montage of bodies on top of bodies mixed with some brutal…
Music Playlist // December 3, 2012 "Numb" - Rihanna ft. Eminem -- This song is perfect to listen to while getting ready to go out.  There's not much going on by way of lyrics (she says "I'm going numb" for most of the song), but this song is really just all about the vibe/beat. My only complaint is that Eminem's contribution isn't longer.  “Daylight” - Maroon 5 -- I love…
TV Recap // November 29, 2012 With evolving legal trouble and a slew of big-time gangsters always around, I’ve grown accustomed to Nucky Thompson being in the stickiest of situations, but I’ve never seen the Atlantic City bootlegger as terrified as he is in the latest episode: “Two Imposters.”  We open where we left off, with Nucky realizing that his wife was sleeping with the help. Margaret has left town…
TV Recap // November 20, 2012Last week I predicted my favorite Irish love affair wouldn’t end so smoothly – turns out that was an understatement. Considering this show’s M.O. – killing off top-billed cast members on a whim – I should have known that one of my favorite characters would eventually be gone. When Nucky opened a suspicious package delivered to his suite at 4 a.m. I shouldn’t have been…
Movie Review // November 19, 2012 It’s hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Michael Jackson’s album, Bad, was released. I may have only been a toddler at the time, but this album—and Michael Jackson’s work in general—shaped my understanding and appreciation of music long after its release. I remember my brother doing all of his moves in front of the TV (I gave it a valiant…
TV Recap // November 13, 2012Compared to last week’s explosive action, the latest installment of Boardwalk Empire is pretty tame. There aren’t any unexpected casualties or creepy scenes with Gillian, but Steve Buscemi is a delight to watch as Nucky teeters on the edge of complete madness (or maybe complete clarity) throughout “The Milkmaid’s Lot.”This week we find the Thompson family hiding from Gyp and his goons at a suite…
TV Recap // November 5, 2012 It’s not unusual for the loved-ones of our favorite gangsters on Boardwalk Empire to suffer as a result of their companion’s actions. Last season, Jimmy’s wife, Angela, was killed because Manny Horvitz found her while looking for Jimmy. Last night, on “The Pony,” it is Nucky’s affable lover, Billie, who is taken down, all because she got too close to the gangster. The company…