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Heads Up, Miss Lily's Is Giving Away Free BBQ Tonight

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Drawing courtesy of Miss Lily's

BIG month for Miss Lily's jerk shack with the opening of their new East Village spot over in the old 7A space, while they're still hosting packed crowds at their original location on Houston. If that ain't enuff for ya, how about a free Jamaican BBQ? Head over to the new rooftop bar at the Gowanus Whole Foods (214 3rd Street, Brooklyn) tonight, May 30th, from 5 to 8 p.m. for some jerk chicken and grilled corn prepared by Chef Adam Schop. Plus DJs Greg Caz and Jam Central will spin some dancehall and lovers rock, and wild dancing may ensue. It's all being broadcast live on Radio Lily, their internet station.

Cool Collab Alert! Snarkitecture x Beats By Dre

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 1.24.46 PM.pngHot on the heels of Apple's big $3 billion acquisition of Beats By Dre, we got the news that 2014 Beautiful People Snarkitecture have done a collab with the audio brand featuring matte white headphones accompanied by the design duo's signature pillow made from cultured marble. Pretty damn fancy.

Limited quantities will retail for $600 and will be available starting June 9th HERE.

Check out a fun first look video, below, and keep an eye out for a 'blink-and-you'll-miss-it' appearance by Snarkitecture's Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.

This Game of Thrones Haircare Commercial Parody Is Everything


A Game of Thrones haircare commercial parody starring Jon Snow, as played by an actor who looks nothing like Kit Harington, shouldn't work but it does. It really does. From the spot-on, early '00s ambient club music to the wind machine blowing the actor's wig around, the whole thing is  marvelous cheese. Watch the clip, above, and then go out and enjoy your weekend.

[via Funny Or Die]

The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week


Most Exciting Fashion News of the Week: Chris Kattan's saucy stripper character on SNL, Mango, is going to take a page from Bon Qui Qui and star in Alexander Wang's latest T by Alexander Wang video. -- Abby Schreiber [via Style.com]

tumblr_n2x8qxiz8T1qi4wm4o1_1280.jpgMost Cringe-Worthy Tumblr of the Week: Straight White Boys Texting. The Tumblr's tagline reads, "They should be stopped." And yes, they should. SWBT reveals the sheer awfulness of guys' unsolicited sexts. To realize this, most young women probably don't have to follow the link to the blog. They can just scroll through their own text messages. You can submit your own horror stories here. -- Gabby Bess

Most Graphic Portrayal of Cartoon Dog Sex in a Music Video of the Week: Kool A.D's. The Das Racist rapper-turned-solo artist-turned-author just released a video for "Word," the newest single from his mixtape Word O.K. It features a cartoon, stoner dog and plenty of cartoon, stoner dog sex. To add to the absurdity, it also features Guy Fieri. When I first saw this video I was really high and I completely freaked out. -- G.B.

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 3.49.04 PM.pngBest Picture of a Cat Sleeping on Glass of the Week: This one. HELL YEAH IT'S FRIDAY. -- Tucker Chet Markus

Worst New Dating Scheme of the Week: Cross Country Love. The start-up, founded by Lauren Kay, helps to bring NYC women to the the notoriously female-barren Silicon Valley. NY Mag writer Maureen O'Conner details her voyage to the valley here. Day 4 is subtitled "Crying Girls." Seems promising. -- GB

yesplease.jpgBook News of the Week: The cover art for Amy Poehler's new book, Yes Please, was released this week and it's neat-o. -- T.C.M.


Dog of the Week: JOBY. -- T.C.M.

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 3.58.48 PM.pngCutest Fashion Collab of the Week: Natalie Joos' adorable collection of luggage and travel accessories for Kipling. -- A.S.

Pre-School Graduate of the Week: Jathan Muhar. DON'T LET THEM STOP YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS, JATHAN! -- T.C.M.

Scoop: Three-Week Old Après is Closed and Will Reopen with a Korean Fried Chicken King from Queens

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 4.56.57 PM.pngDue to "a difference in vision between the chef and management," the East Village's three-week-old Après has closed, confirmed managing partner Jenny Moon. Chef Mazen Mustafa, who was Paul Liebrandt's executive chef at The Elm, is out and Young Jin, of Jackson Height's Unidentified Flying Chicken (UFC), is in. This will be the first Manhattan branch of UFC, whose Korean fried chicken has gotten high praise from Julia Moskin in the New York Times and the Robs in New York Magazine. Ms. Moon said the Third Avenue space, which used to be Apiary, will be revamped into a more casual spot with 18-20 craft beers on tap. "We thank all of our valued Apiary customers who supported us through the opening of Après and all those who came to experience the restaurant," she said. "Mazen Mustafa is a very talented chef and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors." Look for the opening of UFC within a month.

UFC, 60 Third Ave., East Village

Watch Horrified Teenagers React to '90s Internet


In case you wanted to feel 2 million years old, here's a clip of baffled teenagers reacting to '90s internet.

A paper airplane launched from the top of a stadium hits a soccer player mid-game.
Just two totally over-it peas in a pod. [TastefullyOffensive]

tumblr_n6i04ke6S71qanm80o1_1280.jpgWould watch. [ONTD]

This baby prairie dog is way more into playing with this cat than it is with him, but still: The cutest. [TastefullyOffensive]

If you've ever wondered what Bob Marley's "Iron Lion Zion" looked like lip synched by Fozzie Bear, here you go. [TastefullyOffensive]

tumblr_n6dfvxTBaG1qanm80o1_1280.jpg1992 George Clooney is the only George Clooney we want to know. WHAT. IS. THIS. BEAUTY. [ImWithKanye]

Listen to Drake's Brand New Track, "0 to 100/The Catch Up"


Shortly after appearing at Summer Jam last night, Drake posted a new track on his site, "0 to 100/The Catch Up," where he reveals he's been working on a new album that's slated to drop sometime in spring 2015. The six-minute song opens with a less-interesting version of the bravado he's shown on tracks like "Started From the Bottom" before changing tack and going into "sensitive Drake mode" complete with a woozy James Blake sample at the very end. The song was produced by his frequent collaborators Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib along with Nineteen85 and Noel "Detail" Fisher.  Give it a listen, above.

The Latest In the Dorchester Hotels Boycott/Sultan of Brunei Saga

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No more visits to The Beverly Hills Hotel or Paris' Le Meurice for Anna Wintour. The Vogue EIC along with other fashion world bigwigs like François-Henri Pinault and Glamour EIC Cindi Leive have vowed to boycott The Dorchester Collection hotels (which includes those two aformentioned luxury hotels along with London's The Dorchester and Milan's Hotel Principe di Savoia, among others) after its owner -- the Sultan of Brunei -- enacted sharia law in the country. The new, extremely repressive legislation permits the stoning of homosexuals and adulterers and first became implemented on April 30. LGBT civil rights organization The Human Rights Campaign has been on the frontlines condemning the country's new laws and its leader's association with the luxury hotel chain and today sent an email with the news that The Dorchester Collection has quietly cancelled their annual fashion competition and gala, the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize.

Meanwhile, the fashion world's hotel boycott is not without its own share of backlash as stars like Russell Crowe have tweeted their opposition to the stance because of the effect it will have on the company's many employees. It's a thorny issue affecting lots of different people -- not least of whom are citizens of Brunei, of course -- and we can only hope that more companies and governments that have relationships with Brunei will consider taking a page from Anna's playbook and take action against the legislation and speak out on behalf of the sultanate's people.

Hear Sia's Soaring New Single "Eye of the Needle"


Following soaring banger "Chandelier," Sia's released another single off her upcoming, much-anticipated 1000 Forms of Fear and it's powerful, anthemic and a shoo-in for Sad Song of the Summer. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is fine and good for drinking on roofs and blasting on the beach, but you'll also need something for relationship woes, bad days at work, and soul-sapping afternoons when it's a million trillion degrees out and just just want to be a home with your pants off in front of an air conditioner. And this is it. 1000 Forms of Fear is out July 8th on RCA.

Charli XCX Traipses Around Amsterdam in New "Boom Clap" Video


This one's for fans of Charli XCX, and also for this week's release of the film "The Fault in Our Stars." Charli is already super-hot with her (and Iggy's) smash hit "Fancy," and here she is again with this track, "Boom Clap," for the soundtrack of the filmed version of John Green's best-selling novel. Without giving too much away, let's just say that the reason the clip jumps from scenes in the movie to Charli walking around in Amsterdam, is that the story involves that Dutch city.

The 20 Most Cuckoo Instagram Pics from Life Ball

Stop us if you've heard this one: Bill Clinton, a bearded drag queen and thousands of people covered in glitter, feathers and body paint party in an old European city hall...

Life Ball, the annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser and over-the-top costume ball held in Vienna, took place this weekend, attracting everyone from celebs like Courtney Love, Orange Is the New Black's Taryn Manning to Ke$ha to fashion people like Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani and David LaChapelle to nightlife leaders like Susanne Bartsch and Ladyfag to, yes, our future First Man, William J. Clinton. Per custom, there was also a big party plane that transported guests like Amanda Lepore and Gage Ofthe Boone from NYC to Vienna and greeted them with a red carpet runway on the tarmac. We gathered the 20 best, worst and weirdest pics Instagram had to offer, below.

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[via Instagram]

FYI: a nightmare-inducing fuzzy mask is the new black.

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We hear Life Ball has the best dinner rolls, all the more reason to bring your Birkin to the ball so you can take some home.

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Why, hello there.

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Bill needs to be wearing approximately 70% more glitter.

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As great as this photo of Amanda Lepore is, Courtney Love's caption FTW.

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Cute throuple alert?!

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"Taryn that isn't the real Kesha ig."

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We're not going to let ourselves make any cheesy "Natalie Kill-ed it jokes." Whoops.

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Boys going "hard in da paint."

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No words.

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 12.28.56 PM.pngIn the words of Ja'mie, "tits out for the boys."

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It's interesting that during one of the most cuckoo bananas party weekends of the year, Ke$ha decides to look incredibly normal.

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Milk knows her way around a pair of floral bunny ears.

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Oh to be a fly on the wall when Conchita Wurst smiled politely as Jean Paul Gaultier talked her ear off.

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These two.

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Mykki literally can't even.

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Big primpin', spendin' Gs.

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Is this even for real?

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We said it before and we'll say it again: Courtney Love's Instagram captions are pure poetry.

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[via Instagram]

This might be one of the few cases when the term "wiener schnitzel" at Life Ball isn't a euphemism.

Listen to Blood Orange's Tense New Track From the Palo Alto Score


The last 48 hours have been full of new music releases: Drake dropped a new track and so did Sia and so did Blood Orange. The urgent, synthy track, "April's Bathroom Bummer," is part of the original score that Devonte Hynes created for the Gia Coppola-directed film, not to be confused with additional contributions he also made to the Palo Alto soundtrack. The soundtrack has its physical release tomorrow (it's available on iTunes now), while the score is out August 5th. It's not the kind of chilled-out Blood Orange track you might put on at home after work with a glass of wine, but it's inviting no less.

Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais Played a Raunchy Game of 'Word Sneak'


Ricky Gervais went on The Tonight Show last night and played a hilarious round of 'Word Sneak' with Jimmy Fallon. Things got RAUNCHY. [via Tonight Show]
 tumblr_mjrqixu9qY1qzk032o1_500.pngBrit Brit and JT 4 Lyfe. [via Tall Whitney]

tumblr_n6dqtogckQ1rn7bzro1_1280.jpgBaddie Winkle's got some competition from this granny and her subtle pot-leaf socks. [via Knusprig Titten Hitler]

tumblr_n665b2Qnft1rx79a8o1_500.jpgYour horse can show all those basics who's the baddest bitch around. [via F You No F Me]

tumblr_n6g4i2p6df1qzcv7no1_500.jpg"Dat booty" [via Pleated Jeans]

Here's Jiff the Pomeranian riding around L.A. on a skateboard while Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" blasts in the background. It's perfect. [via Tastefully Offensive]

Here's a trailer for 1800s Mean Girls. "I really like your brooch, where'd you get it?" "It's my mom's from the 1860s!" "Vintage!" [Beat] "That is the ugliest fucking brooch I have ever seen!" [via Funny Or Die]

tumblr_n6axwyHDOv1soxvw2o1_250.gifLol. Kinda. [via F You No F Me]

Rihanna and Anna Wintour's Text Conversation from the CFDA Awards


While everyone's heads continue to spin following Rihanna's Epic Bad Bitch see-through gown moment at last night's CFDA Awards, enjoy this little video segment from the Council featuring an imagined text message exchange between La Wintour and La Ri. It was shown to the audience last night before Wintour took the stage to present the pop star with with 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. The clip is cute and fun and creates the illusion that Anna Wintour uses emojis, when we all know she spits on emoticons and Internet speak. Plus, no one ever knew what she meant when she simply responded "EIS" or "Expressionless in Sunglasses" to everything. Better for her to use her stone cold words.

Atera's Matthew Lightner Raves About Wonjo's 24-Hour Korean BBQ

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Each week in our Chefs Off Duty series, we talk to some of our favorite chefs and industry folk around the country to find out their secret late-night spots where they like to grab a bite and a pint when their kitchens are finally closed. Next up: Atera's Chef Matthew Lightner.

Where is your favorite spot to grab a bite when you're leaving Atera?

The whole team enjoys going to the heart of K-town on 32nd Street for Korean BBQ. One of our favorites is New Wonjo (open 24 hours). My sous chef, Rex Huang, is our Asian food guru and he recommended a few spots, including Wonjo. He just follows the smell of the kimchi!

What's your favorite thing to order?

After service, our staff isn't ready to leave until typically after 2am. We're not looking to drink a lot of heavy booze, but we do want something light to drink that will help us relax. We start with the farmer's rice beer Makgeolli. It is milky, off white and sweet. It drinks like a tea. As for food, you cannot get just one dish at Korean BBQ, you need to order a lot. We like that the meal always comes with Ban Chan, or small preserves like pickles and kimchi to snack on. We also really like the Japchae, a Korean glass noodle made from sweet potatoes and of course we order the BBQ. We like to do a combination of protein: pork belly, short rib, ox tongue and more. They are served with a bunch of interesting marinades. We like the sense of instant gratification -- we understand, as cooks, that a meal cannot immediately appear on the table, but this is quick, and we can see the process occurring.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 1.27.39 PM.pngWonjo (Photo via Yelp)

Any fun anecdotes from meals at Wonjo?

After Atera's collaboration dinner with Saison's Chef Josh Skenes we all went to Wonjo. Guest Chef dinners are a lot of work for everyone involved, but they do not happen very often. When they do it's especially important to go out afterwards and celebrate together. No matter how late we finish, we always make a point to head to Wonjo.

Coming Out As a #StonerGirl Online: The Emergence of the Female Pot Smoker

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 3.48.14 PM.pngVia Rihanna's Instagram. RIP.

For guys, the mythology of The Stoner runs deep. There's Cheech and Chong, Bill and Ted, Harold and Kumar, James Franco and Seth Rogen, the dudes from Dude Where's My Car, and plenty of other stoner bros to round out a High Times list of "13 Great Stoner Movies." The Stoner Girl appears to be a more elusive creature with a less public history, launching many a debate about the state of Marijuana and the Modern Lady.

Historically, it just hasn't been safe for women to go public about pot. Back in 2000, when Friends was still on the air and Jennifer Aniston was America's sweetheart, she unapologetically came out about enjoying weed and media outlets proclaimed her image as 'tarnished,' even bringing in unrelated family troubles to the matter. There are things that good girls are supposed to do and marijuana, apparently, isn't one of them.

tumblr_mucp7lE2EN1s3angho4_1280.pngAnna Faris in Smiley Face.

No wonder then that there have been so few movies or TV shows featuring girls getting high. As recently as the 2000s, the only examples you had of lady tokers in pop culture came down to 'retro characters' like Donna and Jackie on That '70s Show (who weren't even shown smoking on camera) and Milla Jovovich in Dazed and Confused or little-seen indie roles like Anna Faris in her 2007 flick, Smiley Face. In 2010 there was, for a moment, a glimmer of hope as buzz started to build around Best Buds, a stoner comedy that Natalie Portman would star in and produce. The premise was centered around two female best friends trying to get some pot to their friend before her wedding. But a stoner 'chick flick' proved to be a hard sell and the project was quietly put back on the shelf.
Though the female stoner mostly seemed to exist in a media vacuum a decade ago, women nowadays are coming out of the smoky shadows and writing their own high histories online. Just last year Emmy-winning casting director Katja Blichfeld, along with her husband Ben Sinclair, took notice of the lack of diversity in stoner stereotypes and set out to defy them. Eschewing Hollywood altogether, they took to the Internet and High Maintenance, a web series about a fictional New York City weed dealer and his clients, was born. The heart of the show is in its characters, whose affectations are immediately recognizable as people who could float in and out of our own Brooklyn apartments.

"The show ends up just being a straight up reflection of our household and what we see in our circle of friends," Blichfeld, explains. For Blichfeld and Sinclair's High Maintenance characters, many of whom are women, pot smoking becomes just another attribute -- not the defining attribute. "I haven't seen very much media, at least not stuff that I watch, where weed was this really casual thing. There always has to be some qualifier for why someone is smoking, and it usually has to do with them kind of being a loser. I'm pretty pleased whenever we're able to depict someone who is figuring it out and doing OK."

In a recent episode titled "Rachel," Blichfeld played a busy working wife with a stay-at-home husband (played by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens) and a fabulous Rachel Comey wardrobe. (The designer herself is a fan of the show and even makes a quick cameo.) "I was pleased to show someone who is able to come home, smoke weed to unwind, and then get up the next day to be a successful breadwinner for the family," Blichfeld said of her character. "We felt good sneaking that message in there. And that wasn't an accident. I do think we have a bit of an agenda to say that weed is normal." But when comparing marijuana with booze, Katja is hesitant to equate the two. "I was going to say that smoking pot is not any different from having a scotch after work but it is different. It's more health conscious. And as a woman, I'm not going to lie, there's no calories in weed."
And it's not just web series like High Maintenance or Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's Broad City -- which became its own Amy Poehler-produced half-hour Comedy Central series this year --  that are responsible for making weed-loving ladies more visible. You can look to Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram and find The #StonerGirl thriving. Before Rihanna's Instagram account was unceremoniously taken offline, we were witness to all the exotic tropical locations that BadGalRiri lit up. And every year --  as is now tradition -- Miley Cyrus wishes us a Merry 4/20 on Twitter. Miley and Rihanna run very fine Twitter accounts, no doubt, but it's 22-year-old Mira Gonzalez, a Miranda July-endorsed poet, who has some of the most hilarious and brutally honest stoner tweets.

For Gonzalez, tweeting about weed just made sense. "I think I just talk about everything online, and weed is something that I've recently been doing a lot, so I talk about that too," she says. "When I first started smoking weed again it felt empowering to admit to myself and other people that I love weed and I always have. It was like I came out of the closet about being a pothead."

The stoner girl has always been here but now, it seems, she has arrived. "I think it's partly due to Tumblr and places where people can talk about things that aren't mainstream," Refinery29 contributor and proud stoner, Kelly Maxwell theorizes. "I think Tumblr is one of the best things to happen to feminism in the past 20 years," says Maxwell. "A woman can talk about whatever the fuck she wants to and find a community of people who are like, 'YES. I can't believe it. I thought I was the only one.' Look at how that has gone into Etsy fashion. You can type in 'weed fashion' and so many people are starting to make things that access that market."

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On the DIY site, upwards of 15,000 search results come up for the word "weed." That's thousands of purveyors making jewelry, women's clothing, and these cute cat-eye sunglasses with tiny gold marijuana leaves adorning the sides that are affectionately named "The Stoned Kitty." Like the cult-celebs that it creates, the Internet has made weed buzzy. Internet rapper Lil' Debbie even has her own strain of marijuana named after her, and Tumblr-adored performers including Kreyshawn, Brooke Candy, and even Grimes have built a brand around the symbol. 

And it's not just Etsy that's giving weed a fashion makeover, replacing the dreadful drug rugs and hippie aesthetics with a sleeker image. Designer Peggy Noland features the plant on her cyber-kitsch creations -- alongside other symbols lifted from Internet subculture -- outfitting everyone from Miley and Rihanna to Candy, all of whom have crossed over into the high fashion world. In Candy's recent shoot for V Magazine, styled by Nicola Formichetti and shot by Steven Klein, her marijuana leaf tattoo is highlighted by a cropped Chanel jacket. Klein and Formichetti also collaborated with the buzzy artist on her latest video for "Opulence," the premiere for which was attended by Calvin Klein and Donna Karan.  

weedearrings.jpgDesigns by Marina Fini.

LA-based underground designer Marina Fini has also incorporated pot into her work. She proudly carries a medical marijuana card and designs trippy, oversized pendants that are inspired by weed and the Internet. Fini says her psychedelic jewelry is a natural extension of herself. "I've never really had a filter in my whole life. Whatever I'm into I'm just like, 'let's make something out of it and wear it and not be ashamed of it.' For me, weed is beyond being a fashion statement. Wearing weed is prideful."

In a culture where you are what you wear, claiming weed as a fashion symbol is claiming weed as an identity -- at least for the day. Coming out as a stoner girl online is just another step for women embracing all sides of themselves without guilt and shame. Some women accomplish this with more abandon than others, even leading to more openness IRL. "I wouldn't be able to live a secret life, I don't think," says Tracie Egan Morrissey, a Jezebel editor and co-star of the video advice series Pot Psychology. "It would be horrible to pretend that I don't love weed. At least in certain New York circles, journalists and bloggers, they're all fucking alcoholics anyway so I don't see a point in hiding my weed smoking. Every [social] meeting I go to I bring my vaporizer and everyone is so happy for it. I'll share with people. It doesn't seem like an issue."

But not everyone feels like they can be so open. Maxwell, who is also a recent grad looking for full time work, laments, "If someone is trying to work in corporate culture, I totally respect keeping quiet [about smoking weed]. It's like hiding a tattoo in a job interview. It may not be who you are but you have to adjust based on the situation."

Before High Maintenance became a successful endeavor for Blichfeld, she was hesitant about coming out of the weed closet. "For me, I think it's more that if I ever made a mistake or fucked something up I didn't want someone to be able to blame it on my weed smoking. I think there's something about the New York mentality. The industry is more aggressive and people are such martyrs about how hard they work and how long they stay in the office. Maybe it's just me, but I never felt comfortable about putting it out there." 

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Coming out online for writer Sara David was two-fold. She started smoking as a freshman at Brown and as a queer woman and stoner girl she claimed the tag #highfemme on Tumblr. "To me, it means a lot of things. But it's pretty true to the original definition of 'high femme,' a queer person more drawn to feminine gender expression, and then once you add the play on words, it's also someone who smokes weed," she explains. David -- like the scores of girls who blog about their everyday life and interests -- has amassed a large following on Tumblr through her selfies, writing, and online activism.

In David's case, being open about marijuana means also being open about mental health issues. "I have a lot of anxiety, and at Brown the immediate solution psychiatrists always gave me was to take Xanax and honestly, I hated it," says David. Out West, where medical marijuana is abundant and legal, she found a better option for managing her anxiety. "When I moved to California, my therapist told me that one thing I could try was to wake up hours before I had any obligations and smoke a little bit of pot while I did little things in the morning -- like emailing and things like that," says David. "That was really the turning point for me, because in California pot was so cheap and accessible and not frowned upon. I really became someone who smoked every day or almost every day."

But David brings up a common frustration that nearly all the women that I talked to felt to varying degrees: "Why do I have to prove so many parts of myself to be respected as someone whose life is improved by marijuana?" She continues, "I always want to stress to people that, yes, it's possible to smoke pot every day and have an Ivy League degree and be an activist and just be the type of girl you would want to date your kid. But I do struggle with how that buys into the 'politics of respectability.'"

But seeing the accomplishments that the women interviewed for this piece have achieved in their weed-related work suggests that success and pot smoking need not be mutually exclusive. After their online advice series took off, Egan Morrissey and her co-host Rich Juzwiak went on to author Pot Psychology's How to Be: Lowbrow Advice from High People, which was published by Hachette imprint Grand Central Publishing in 2012. Online video company Vimeo just invested in High Maintenance as part of a $10 million original programming plan, with the series slated for six new episodes on Vimeo on Demand. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Broad City, one of the biggest stoner girl success stories of this year, was Comedy Central's highest-rated first season debut since 2012. It's been renewed for a second season.

But even with these successes in other forms of media, the Internet is still the frontline for the weed crusade.  Whether on Vimeo, Tumblr or Twitter, Blichfeld, Egan Morrissey, Maxwell, Gonzalez, Fini and David all embrace the term "pothead" with pride -- because for these women, it doesn't exclude them from being anything else they want to be. Being a #Stonergirl doesn't limit them to being considered good or bad, a slacker or an overachiever, a stoner or not. While Egan Morrissey could have put any number of identities on her Twitter bio -- from writer, to mother, to wife -- she doesn't. It simply says, "Weed."

Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen Wanna Bone Boyd Holbrook In New Very Good Girls Trailer


The first trailer for coming-of-age flick Very Good Girls is out today and in it we see Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as two best friends hanging out in NYC for one last summer before heading off to college. And by hanging out we mean trying to lose their virginities to, and falling for, the same grungy/hot photographer-cum-ice cream man (because of course he would be a grungy/hot photographer-cum-ice cream man). Their love interest (played by Boyd Holbrook who is Olsen's fiancé IRL) seems to initially prefer the quieter, more cautious Lilly (Fanning) over the more boisterous Gerry (Olsen), which -- not surprisingly -- leads to a rift between the two friends. The film is the feature-length debut of writer/director Naomi Foner (who, fun fact, is also Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal's mom) and, with impressive-looking performances by its stars, seems to add some fresh tracks to a very, very well-worn road. It also gets major bonus points for an impressive supporting cast that includes Demi Moore, Peter Sarsgaard (what else are son-in-laws good for if not to appear as a creep in your movie!), Ellen Barkin, Kiernan Shipka and Richard Dreyfuss.

Very Good Girls will open with a limited release on July 25th

Chris Kattan Brings Mango Back for New T By Alexander Wang Vid


"It was like getting slapped in the face with a giant Wang and so now I'm back," Mango -- sorry, The Mango -- tells a pair of over-eager fashion bloggers in a new video for T By Alexander Wang. Chris Kattan's beloved late-'90s/early-'00s SNL character made a triumphant return "from the Arctic" to star in the clip and prance down the red carpet with the designer at the CFDA Awards and it's like time stood still. The beret, the paunch, the spit curls -- it's all there and more.

This isn't the first time Wang's resurrected a sketch show character from the 2000s: a year and a half ago he recruited Madtv's Bon Qui Qui to star in another video that also featured A$AP Rocky, Simon Doonan, Alessanda Ambrosio and Natasha Lyonne. This go-round, the designer fleshes out the cast with appearances from model (and Adam Levine fiancée) Behati Prinsloo, Derek Blasberg, Sean Avery and Real Housewife Sonja Morgan and, of course, everyone wants The Mango. Watch the video, above.

Peter Dinklage's Yearbook Photo is a Masterpiece

peter-dinklage-yearbook-photo.jpg Behold: Peter Dinklage's mulleted yearbook photo. Everything about this is awesome. [Uproxx]

Jimmy Kimmel has a new game called "Don't Talk Into this Mic and Win $10" and it's hard

 tumblr_n6m48jbteH1qewacoo1_500.jpgOh dear. [TastefullyOffensive]

Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis' Ryan Lewis asks people what they think of Ryan Lewis.

Z8XG.jpg"Trouser Jazz" is our new DJ name. [Mlkshk]

Watch an entire bar in Chicago react to Game of Thrones' deeply traumatizing twist in Sunday night's episode. (Spoilers.) [Gawker]

Z91A.jpgPrince and his peen outline wish you a happy Wednesday. Oh my god, Sheila E in this photo.  [Mlkshk]

Jack White's New "Lazaretto" Video Is Turned Up


Jack's back! That would be Jack White, of course, and he's out with his second solo album next week. Here we get a black and white taste with a new video for the title-track "Lazaretto," and there's plenty to grab 'ya. Lots of glass was sacrificed to make this little gem directed by Jonas & Francois, and there's guest appearances by both a snake and a bull. The fun really kicks in when Jack does a hot guitar solo around 1:40 and a sports car starts doing donuts. Yow! Jack works hard, como en madera y yeso y vidrio.