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DIY Veruca Salt Costume

I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time coming up with a costume idea this year. I had 3 ideas that I was debating between for a few months and found all of the items I needed for what I thought was the best costume, and then just a week before Halloween I completely scratched that idea and went with Veruca Salt. And I’m happy I did.

“Don’t care how, I want it NOW!”

I like treating Halloween as a time to pay homage to people, characters or icons I admire. Here are some of the costumes I’ve made over the last four years:

From left to right: Courtney Love, Virgin Guadalupe, Feminist Uncle Sam, Hello Kitty read more »

Kickstarter Spotlight: Help Fund The Punk Singer

All the cool kids are doing it. (Does that statement still motivate people?) Kathleen Hanna (artist, musician, cultural activist, feminist, the list goes on and on) is one of my heroes and I really can’t get enough of her awesomeness, and I feel like this documentary will help her awesomeness reach a shit-ton more women in this country & beyond to not only learn more about her story and what she accomplished, but to be inspired to do great things.

Whatever you decide to do (donate or not donate), that’s completely up to you. But, really, we all know this is going to be a kick ass documentary. Just do it. <–

Movie Night in Dolores, and Other Weekend Happenings

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I love movies. I love the outdoors. I love sneakily consuming Sauvignon Blanc in public places. Put all of these things together and you have Dolores Park movie night! I’m “live blogging” I guess directly from my t-shirt quilt in the park and Top Gun is about to start. This is the first time I’ll be watching this classic. I’m mostly excited to watch the eye candy that is Val Kilmer. Yum.

The Girl Talk is a-bumpin’ and the place is packed with happy people, dogs and the occasional baby/child. It’s events like this that made me want to live in this great lil city.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

CineFiles: My Top 5 Movies of 2011 (so far)

So, I realized this morning that I haven’t blogged in a month, which I normally would be upset with myself for, but this lady (points to self) has been WAY busy! Excuses aside, I thought I’d talk a little about the movies I’ve seen this summer (some more than once). read more »

Pahole Vlogs about the SF International Asian American Film Festival

So, Marissa (who is my roomie extraordinaire and often mistaken as my twin – it’s the Russian nose!) stumbled upon the gold mine that is this series of vlogs featuring none other than one of my favorite people, Pahole Sookkasikon (known to many also as Mr. Hyphen… AND Mr. Mesa – zot zot!). In these vlogs, he gives us a behind the scenes look at the makings of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

And yes, I included 3 episodes. You can thank me later.

This last one is a little hard to see/hear, but it’s fun nonetheless.

To learn more about the film festival, the Center for Asian American Media, or to volunteer, check out their schnazy website: http://caamedia.org/festival/