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Strange baby customs

Strange Baby Customs From Around the World

TweetI tell you, some weird shit goes on in this world. I was lucky enough to be there for the birth of my first nephew, and lucky that my sister had enough of a sense of humor (and lack of fucks-to-give) to snap a pic of her afterbirth so we could discuss it afterwards. Having a baby is kind of a big deal no matter where you live in the world, and every country has its own customs. Here are three... »

Angola, South Africa

The Crazy Colorful Headpiece Culture of Angola

TweetLiving over here in the lush luxury of central heat and air, we sometimes forget how different other cultures are. In New York, we are at the cutting edge of style if we find new body parts to pierce and creative ways of displaying our nipples for the sake of fashion. In Africa, these things are the norm, and sometimes even have religious significance. The Republic of Angola in South Africa w... »

L'Hemisfèric city of arts and sciences spain

Travel Spotting: The City Of Arts And Sciences In Valencia, Spain

Tweet L’Hemisfèric In case you have never heard of it, the City of Arts and Sciences in an entertainment complex located in Valencia, Spain. It is basically a bunch of architecturally spectacular buildings that serve as the cultural center for the city. The City is situated in a former riverbed (the river Turia), which was drained and rerouted after a devastating flood in 1957. In case you d... »

Culture Spotting: George Washington vs. Obama

Culture Spotting: George Washington vs. Obama

Tweet I often find myself randomly comparing our first President with our current President. Not in terms of policy or anything having to do with real political issues, but culturally, and yes, in terms of style and fashion. Actually, I do it more to see just how far our country has come. It’s pretty interesting, if you think about it. Let’s see, shall we? At the time of George Washing... »

Culture Spotting: Snoop Lion

Culture Spotting: Snoop Lion

Tweet So Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion. Why? Why?! When I heard this news I was thoroughly perplexed and decided to enlighten myself with the answer to why – much like Snoop enlightened himself with the fact that naming himself Dogg probably wasn’t a good idea in the first place. After extensive research (because I view this as a very pressing issue) I learned that Snoop underwent a reb... »

Culture Spotting: Unique is the New Beautiful

Culture Spotting: Unique is the New Beautiful

Tweet I recently saw a quote from Taylor Swift that read, “Unique and different is the next generation of beautiful.” Before I go any further, let me say this: if I ever had to choose between team Taylor and team Kanye, I am team Kanye all the way. Give me “Gold Digger” over “Love Story” any day (I hope that isn’t a metaphor for my life). That being said, ... »

Culture Spotting: Big Gulps and their Evasion of Both the Law and Chicness

Culture Spotting: Big Gulps and their Evasion of Both the Law and Chicness

Tweet As everyone knows, Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks in New York City. I love this because I’m a proponent of any effort aimed at increasing the attractiveness of a population. Manhattan’s population is already so close to being prettier than any other, so taking away huge cups of liquid sugar is a step in the right direction. The infamous 7-Eleven Big Gul... »

Culture Spotting: Your Good Mood Anthem

Culture Spotting: Your Good Mood Anthem

TweetI feel the need to alert everyone to the most upbeat song that you could possibly find at this moment, and it’s just in time for bright and happy summer! I can essentially give a 100% guarantee that Regina Spektor’s Don’t Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas) will put you in a good mood. If you haven’t heard it yet, listen to it now or next time you’re doing something you ... »

Culture Spotting: Graffiti Art

Culture Spotting: Graffiti Art

Tweet There have been more than a few instances in which I have regarded graffiti as art, but British street artist, political activist, and painter Banksy takes it another level. His mark has been left all over the world from London to L.A. and has incited both outrage and a celebrity following. Now, for your viewing pleasure, I’ll leave you to a gallery of some of my fave Banksy masterpiec... »

Culture Spotting: An Inspirational Pastime

Culture Spotting: An Inspirational Pastime

Tweet You know those weekends where the movies seem too culturally void, you don’t want to walk around an expansive museum for six hours because you’re wearing unrealistically high heels, and it’s raining so you can’t attempt to be active with a brisk walk in the park? Well, why not try something different and watch other people be active by going to see a ballet? Ballet is... »

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