Athena Magazine

Fashion, lifestyle, passions

Is there a manuscript up there on your shelf? August 5, 2009

typewriterAnderbo.com wants to post ONE unpublished entire novel by Dec.1/09 for at least the following 6 months. Send the FIRST 30 PAGES (10,000 words) of your e-manuscript and within 60 days you’ll hear if Anderbo wants to see more. NO READING FEE; all literary rights remain with the author. No submissions after Sept.1. Anderbo will pay $300 to the author upon winning novel’s posting. http://www.anderbo.com/guidelines.html

 

West 116th Street July 31, 2009

If only all thesis projects could be this fun. Here is a blog by a woman who works at Columbia and is also getting her doctorate there. Very funny for academia.

Read the W. 116th Street blog.

Very funny post on cable TV. I’ve been there. They just won’t let go.

Irina’s new blog.

 

Drought-Resistant Landscape Plan July 28, 2009

drought_tolerantI’ve found a lovely, easy-to-execute design for a drought-resistant planting bed. Save water and make the world a more beautiful place. Discover it here …

 

How to draw your own landspace plans July 26, 2009

final_planFor those of us who have no fear of rushing in, this is a great article on how to draw your own landscape plans. I must admit, it makes me tired just reading it, but it’s very illuminating, if only just enough to persuade you to hire a pro. Read more …

 

Learn Landscape Design in Stella’s Yard July 25, 2009

landscapeI’ve discovered a wonderful site for the DIY gardener. Stellasyard.com offers free landscape plans (with wonderful articles that explain the basic concepts of landscape design) and tips on earth friendly gardening. More here …

 

Special $12 price for Mother the Play July 21, 2009

motherThere’s a Facebook special ticket price of $12 for friends of Mother the Play!

Use promo code FBOOK12 when purchasing tickets online at http://www.mothertheplay.com. The space for the promo code is at the lower-right corner under the seating diagram.

See you at the show!

 

Valentino movie takes Midwest by storm, still going strong July 19, 2009

A wonderful note about the success of the Valentino movie, but what touched me was that it opened in both Columbia, Mo., and Des Moines, Iowa, two small Midwestern cities I once inhabited. Brava, Columbia and Des Moines!

valentinoDear Friends & Fans,

After a very strong first weekend in CANADA, we are happy to announce that we’re adding more screens in TORONTO (now also at AMC Winston Churchill and AMC Kennedy Commons) and MONTREAL (now also at Cinema Fortune Cavendish). Check the full listing of all 7 theaters on our website.

In the U.S., while still going strong in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES after almost 4 months, Valentino continues to fill art houses around the country: This week WILTON, NH, and COLUMBIA, MO, are added to the list. And IOWANS, who so boldly embraced gay marriage a few months ago, can rush to the Varsity Theater in DES MOINES to learn a few lessons about longevity in relationships from the Italian couturier!

And that’s not all! We have a great program for the rest of the summer, which includes engagements in LAS VEGAS, MARTHA’S VINEYARD, THE VILLAGES in FLORIDA, ORLANDO, ESTERO, TEMPE, SACO, ELLSWORTH and return engagements to PALM SPRINGS and CHICAGO. See the list of all upcoming cities below or at http://www.valentinomovie.com.

Have a great weekend!

“What is the difference between good style and trash?
Darling, I have no idea!” -Joan Collins

The Valentino Team

 

Writing Dangerously: The Hinge Manual July 18, 2009

omegaCheck out this free writing manual, below, called the “Hinge Manual,” from the editor of Omega. Not sure what “Hinge Theory” is exactly, but it has some very ’60s echoes on exploring creativity:

This notice is to offer you a gratis copy—free of charge—of the “Hinge Manual” on PDF via e-mail. What is the function of a Hinge Manual, you might ask. It’s a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary new genre of poetics termed “Hinge Theory,” which is just now beginning to ignite a river of inspirational fire and a storm of controversy in the world of literature, music, and art.

To receive your free copy (on PDF) of the Hinge Manual, e-mail your request to Michael Annis at WritingDangerously@howlingdogpress.com.

Visit Omega’s online literary journal site here.

Visit Omega’s FB page here.

 

Museum At FIT: Isabel Toledo July 17, 2009

Note: Best known for her inaugural day suit on display at this show, Isabel Toledo is a designer’s designer. Read more about her show at FIT and her story here.

newtoledo1aIsabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out
June 17 through September 26, 2009

The Cuban-born fashion designer Isabel Toledo is often described as “a designer’s designer.” Although she is little known to the general public, her work is greatly admired by members of the fashion community. As the late fashion journalist Amy Spindler once wrote, “Only great designers can dispense with themes and theatrics and let the work speak instead. Ms. Toledo does just that, letting fashion itself be the theme.”  Learn more …

 

Long live the British tabs

amyI spent a lot of time sitting in a doctor’s office today, reading trashy celeb/fashion tabloids from across the Pond, and they really do put our tabs to shame. See for yourself at HeatWorld.com, with headlines like: “Amy and Blake are officially divorced. Phew.” Get more British trash tab here.