Athena Magazine

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RIP Michael Jackson June 30, 2009

I was wedding-swamped over the weekend, as you may have noticed from the shortage of posts, but a Michael Jackson tribute dance at the wedding put me in the mood for tributes to a fine artist from my childhood. The following was produced by inmates at a prison:

 

Jil Sanders Men’s Collection Spring 2010 June 29, 2009

jilsander7See the latest minimalism in men’s with Jil Sanders Spring 2010 men’s collection. More here.

 

A Shaded View on Fashion

shadedviewHere’s a new find: an edgy, insider’s fashion blog with goth-look leanings. Read “A Shaded View on Fashion.”

 

I think I might want this: Some kind of house

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049DawnridgeDrawingRoomIf you’ve been craving an over-the-top house, this just might fit the bill. See more.

 

Intiative Radio: NYC Poet Richard Cooper Williams

angela“Initiative Radio’s” motto is “Food for the Mind & Music for the Soul” and in this edition Angela is joined by New York City poet Richard Cooper Williams to focus on the soulful aspect of the program. Williams reads several selections from his book “From A Whisper To A Scream” whilst Angela spins the acoustic guitar based tracks of East Coast singer/songwriter Matt Duke’s “Acoustic Kingdom Underground.” This show is perfect for setting the soul adrift on an ocean of bliss and reflection.

http://www.archive.org/details/IR-08-44

 

Le la Moda relaunches with interview with Litter it girls June 25, 2009

litterAfter a long process le la Moda is finally up and working in a brand new layout. You have to check it out for your daily dose of unique fashion, beauty, product reviews and relationships. See it here.

For their launch feature, two sisters with an all American individual style were chosen as style mavens. They are the designers of Litter, Rachel & Mackanzie Mann. Read the interview with them and check out their chain creations. Click here.

P.S. Le la Moda is still looking for guest bloggers/writers. If you are interested email info@lelamoda.com. The current guest blogger lineup includes: beauty/makeup experts; fashion-obsessed readers and professionals; industry experts to share their opinions; boy’s point of view on relationships. Write le la moda here.

 

A moment for the fabulous Dina Merrill June 24, 2009

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250px-Dina_MerrillMerrill was born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton in New York City, the only child of Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband, Wall Street stockbroker Edward Francis Hutton.[1] She was educated at The George Washington University.

Merrill acted in twenty-two motion pictures, including Desk Set with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer TracyThe SundownersDon’t Give Up the ShipCaddyshack III’ll Take Sweden with Bob HopeThe Young Savages with Burt LancasterA Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed with Mickey RooneyCatch Me If You CanOperation Petticoat with Cary Grant (who had previously been married to her cousin, Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton) and Tony CurtisThe Courtship of Eddie’s Father with Glenn Ford and Ron HowardButterfield 8 with Elizabeth TaylorA Wedding with Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Carol BurnettTrue Colors with John Cusack andThe Player with Tim Robbins and Whoopi Goldberg. Read more.

 

Nice guys finish tops: The case of the gentlemanly editor June 23, 2009

0907galassiarticle“If you’re anything like the writers I meet at conferences and MFA programs, the word sweet probably isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of the head of a major New York publishing house. I hear a lot of other words (many of them unprintable in a wholesome writer’s magazine), but the takeaway is often the same: They are snakes in suits whose only loyalty is to the bottom line. While it’s true that such creatures exist—I could tell you stories—they are far less common than you might think.

Take the case of Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, who got where he is, in part, by being one of the most gentlemanly editors in the business.”  Read more from this Poets and Writers article …

This article found through a tip from writer Rick Rofihe of www.anderbo.com.

 

Jimmy Choo at H&M! June 22, 2009

jimmychooAdding to the list of guest-designers for H&M, Jimmy Choo will bring its irresistible charm and to die for shoes and handbags to selected stores.  The collection will be available November 14 in about  200 stores around the globe. Read more on Fashionist101.com.

 

Safer Sex in the City Fundraiser June 21, 2009

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My good friend Jessica is working passionately on this fundraiser and speaks emotionally about the way that ASCNYC has helped turned lives around. If you can’t attend, please consider donating an auction item for this very worthy cause.

On June 25, join celebrity host NYC drag legend Flotilla DeBarge,Vivid Girl Savanna Samson, dance-pop singer Reina, superstar DJ, Vic Latino, and many more special guests for the summer’s sexiest fundraiser, promoting safer sex in the age of AIDS. Pamela Anderson, Joy Behar, Margaret Cho, Linda Eder, Ellie Krieger, Robert LaFosse, & Gloria Ruben have joined forces with ASC as part of this year’s benefit committee. The star-studded event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Duvet, 45 Wests 21st Street, New York City. For more info, click here.

NYC’s Museum of Sex will showcase a curated sampler of the museum’s renowned collection on human sexuality. Fun-filled, uninhibited presentations will spotlight ASC’s innovative safer-sex education and HIV risk reduction programs.  Guests can bid on fabulous silent auction items.

For sponsorship, silent-auction donations, or tickets, contact Brooke Brailey at 212-645-0875, x303 or brooke@ascnyc.org.

AIDS Service Center NYC (ASC) is a community based non-profit at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS and the effort to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to HIV prevention, services, and treatment. For more information about AIDS Service Center NYC visit www.ascnyc.org.

General Tickets: $100
VIP Tickets: $250
Buy-A-Bed”: $2,500 (6 VIPs, Champagne Lounge & Exclusive Celebrity Experience

Click here for ticket info!