You work all week, endure endless douchebaggery and idiocy, and restrain your nocturnal vivacity until the calendar reads Friday—only to be rewarded with the vapid, ravenous gauntlet of bar-light romance. These spurious, oft-desperation laden affairs commence and end within the warzone of nightclub communication. This mine-ridden field of conversation suffers from drunken logic, noise pollution, and toxic levels of loneliness—oftentimes resulting in commiserations of half-truths, flattery, and general, coquettish pandering. The subsequent hangover of disappointment, regret, and cavalier nostalgia creates a cycle of despair and frustration that continually leaves the lonesome adventurer jaded.
Eight years ago, Teresa Rivera was a New York City bartender. She dished out cocktails from behind the counters of budding neighborhood bars and bustling nightclubs. While filling glasses with cold hard liquor, Rivera discovered that she had a knack for connecting patrons, making it possible for individuals to find someone to charismatically fall in love with or to have a one-night-stand with. Her familiarity with crowds, and optimism in her guests’ ability to find love, propelled her to use matchmaker magic.
It was only a matter of time before Rivera permanently traded in her cocktail apron for Cupid’s bow and arrows. She took the knowledge that she gained from navigating the NYC bar/dating scene to draft a website that promotes connectivity online and offline. Barstalk.com, impart a bar guide and a dating site, employs filtering software, which will help individuals decide what they would like in a bar and in a partner.
Of Monsters and Men is a folk/indie/pop group from Reykjavik, Iceland who is taking the world by storm. The six-piece band is made up of Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir (acoustic guitar, vocals), Arni Guojonsson (accordion, keys), Brynjar Leifsson (electric guitar), Kristjan Pall Kristjansson (bass), Ragnar Porhallsson (acoustic guitar, vocals), and Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson (drums).
They were the winners of The Icelandic Music Experiments: Musiktilraunir, a nationwide Icelandic battle of the bands, where they received wide acclaim for their debut single, Little Talks. It’s catchy, upbeat fun song about two lovers being parted, that takes turns between female, male, and group vocals. The band spent most of 2010 playing festivals and shows all over Iceland and Holland with requests to play gigs from the United States to England and Australia.
Aaaah the wonderful world of dating and being single. It seems no matter what part of the country (or world) men are from, they tend to make the same mistakes when it comes to dating. While I'm sure women do some pretty obnoxious things as well, this piece is for all the guys out there. From a woman's perspective --here's what you're doing wrong. Now is not the time to get offended or defensive, now is the time to listen. I know that may be difficult, but sometimes it's wise to just shut up and take some sound advice. Trust me, it's for your own good. So here are 11 reasons why you never made it to date number two or second base:
A major must-have this summer is Bobbi Brown's Beauty Rules. Beauty may be the headlining title, but the underlying message goes far beyond the exterior. As we read her words, we were astonished at how frequently she emphasizes the small factors in life and how they play into everyone's natural beauty. We also loved the foreword by Hillary Duff!
Bobbi Brown not only focuses her profession on make-up, but she channels her most heartfelt beliefs through her art. In this book, you will definitely become a bigger Bobbi Brown fan than ever! A few things Bobbi Brown focuses on are her ten basic life rules, which center around the simplest things in life such as being nice, working hard, taking risks, never giving up, telling the truth, and being open.
What happened to the days when you could just be? Without all the buzzing, notifications and reminders? In the modern world of technology, no one is ever truly unavailable. Gone are the days where you could disappear or blow someone off because you "had no way of getting in contact" with them. Yes, there is officially no excuse anymore. Now that we all have cell phones and literally an app for EVERYTHING, excuses are slim and far-fetched. Especially when it comes to dating.
In addition to the expected social media apps (Facebook, Myspace etc.) all the popular dating sites now have their own apps. Personally, I've never used online dating (not that there's anything wrong with it! I just live in New York City and there's no shortage of men here) but I can only imagine adding dating apps to the mix will make one's love life more complicated. Solely because it's more pressure to always be available! Then again, maybe people enjoy the constant availability. Who knows? So if you're into that sort of thing, here are dating sites that now have apps available. Happy dating!
Well-known artist Jon Jackson recently received an offer for work in the Big Apple after years of good times and success in Los Angeles. Faced with the major life change, Jon chose to leave his old stomping grounds for a new adventure in Brooklyn as Creative Director for HUGE.
Aware that he was jilting his first love, Jackson, created a proper send-off and started a clean slate the only way he knew how: in vibrant letters above the freeway. Adios L.A. might possibly be the biggest break-up letter the city will ever see. Jackson declared his split on billboards huge enough to see from miles away and set five of them up at strategic spots within L.A.
Sorry Ladies! You might need to prepare yourselves for this!
James Franco, who recently starred in "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Milk", dressed up as a drag queen for the upcoming cover of a transgender publication, Candy Magazine. Everything from the lipstick, to the blue eyeshadow, to the heart shaped earrings just doesn't look right!
Franco has played homosexual characters in movies and supported LGBT groups. There has been confusion over his sexuality, but this picture just throws us off even more!
We can only hope that he is just trying to make a statement and not crossing over to the other side!
Parts of Las Vegas Boulevard were shut down on April 29 as the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign conformed to the Hollywood trend of getting a facelift.
This is the first time the sign has been altered since it's placement on the Strip in May 1959.
The sign's wording has been changed to read "Welcome to Fabulous Camp Vegas" to reflect tourism officials' new marketing angle of Las Vegas as "summer camp for adults." They're hoping this switch will heat up the economy during these sweltering summer months.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority are also relying on the city's abundance of pool parties to help battle the recession.
Gloria Estefan has received so many awards during her three decades in the limelight that there is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated just to listing them. And now Vegas has added another honor to the acclaimed performer.
On April 29, The Las Vegas Walk of Stars presented Gloria and her husband Emilio, the former band leader of Miami Sound Machine, with their own star. This is the first time a couple has ever been jointly recognized on the walkway.