An Iced Cold Glass of Momma’s Milk?

In the April 29-May 1, 2011 issue of the METRO, there was a brief article titled “Human cheese, please.” Back in the spring, NYU grad student, Miriam Simun was exhibiting her “Human Cheese” at the Michael Mut Gallery. The exhibit featured ricotta, mozzarella, and blue cheeses that visitors could sample made from the breast milk of three different women. According to Robert Sietsema of the Village Voice, Simun’s cheeses were illegal. Interestingly, one of Sietsema’s main arguments is against, “turning women into farm animals by way of using their milk to make human cheese.” Sietsema continues in his Five Reasons Why Manufacturing … Continue reading An Iced Cold Glass of Momma’s Milk?

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival on April 3, 2011…TODAY!

Looking for something to do on this lazy Sunday? Head over to the Altman Building at 135 West 18th Street for the inaugural NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission is free! From 10am-6pm, partake in free samples and learn about vegetarian/vegan, animal-rights and environmentally friendly restaurants, organizations, and businesses. Continue reading NYC Vegetarian Food Festival on April 3, 2011…TODAY!

Pink’s Pointing Out What’s “Wrong In All the Right Ways”

P!NK’s Raise You Glass video came out back around October/November 2010…but it’s new to me, and may be new to you as well. It may also be news to you that that P!NK is a vegetarian. In the video for Raise Your Glass, a song off her latest album, P!NK continues her trend of pushing the envelope. In addition to fighting a bullfighter, her and two accomplices milk four blindfolded womens’ breasts to feed a very thirsty baby cow. Even though I’ve listening to her for years, she has a new resonance with me. She has the vision to challenge social norms and … Continue reading Pink’s Pointing Out What’s “Wrong In All the Right Ways”

PETA’s No Fur or No Service restaurant decal

I saw this decal on the door of Cocoa V, the entirely vegan chocolate and wine cafe located at 174 Ninth Avenue in New York City, and Blossom Du Jour, for quick vegan to go, right next door. These eateries are the brain children of Pamela Elizabeth, a co-owner of the original Blossom vegan restaurant of NYC, who encourages a vegan lifestyle for all. Continue reading PETA’s No Fur or No Service restaurant decal

Girl Crush Alert: Olivia Munn

Let’s face it, Olivia Munn can be pretty laughable…but with a book entitled “Suck It, Wonder Woman,” you have to think she doesn’t mind getting a few laughs. Munn admits that a show like the circus can have an illusion of happiness with the color and music. But she’s aware of what’s going on behind the curtains…and she wants you to be aware too. Continue reading Girl Crush Alert: Olivia Munn