The following web sites have caught our attention. These are sites that we
visit on a regular basis (or at least wish we had the time to). We enjoy
these sites for their content, their up-to-date-info, their design, their
humor, or just their overall attitude. We think these sites are first-rate,
and that's why we're recommending them to you. As we update we will try to
add a description of each site, a category, and why we think each one is so
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AfterEllen.com is perhaps the best location on
the web to find both current and historical information about lesbian
portrayal in the media. The name for the site is based upon the idea that
Ellen DeGeneres' nationally televised coming out on her sitcom in 1997 was a
milestone event that raised public awareness and acceptance of lesbian
visibility. A goal of the contributions at AfterEllen is to make different
points of view available to promote discussion about a topic. They readily
provide critique on television, film, and books - as well as reporting
trends and milestones of lesbian portrayal in the media.
**What to check out: Interviews,
Recommendations, and Satire. **Note-worthy: The
quantity of links in every article to related topics on the site.
A reference of both lesbian film reviews
and lesbian content in TV and film. **What to check
out: NancyAmazon's informal review style. It's equal parts film
history, movie recap, and personal opinion - making the reader feel like
they're listening to a trusted friend discussing that movie she just saw.
**Note-worthy: the HUGE listing of GLBTQ film
festivals from all corners of the globe (wait, globes don't have
corners....oh, well - you get the idea). **What to
hope for: that the music/soundtrack section will continue to grow -
it's a great start as a guide to songs from your fave les films.
Wolfe is the oldest and largest
exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian feature films. Wolfe has been
selling GLBTQ videos since 1985, launching their theatrical distribution (in
40 U.S. cities) this year. Wolfe Video is a truly grassroots company,
marketing and distributing the widest array of gay and lesbian films on VHS
and DVD. If you're in the U.S. you can enjoy free shipping. If you're not
in the U.S., don't despair! - Wolfe will ship almost anywhere! Ordering is a
snap (even via check or money order), and many PAL versions are also
available. **What to
check out: Peruse the Top 10 lists of
best-selling videos to round out your collection.
Pre-ordering The L Word on DVD will get you entered into a cool
drawing for TLW prizes.
The freshest new clothing
line to come out of New York, Neighborhoodies jumped on the scene 2 years
ago and has been changing lives ever since. Ever wanted the power to
create your own clothing line? Well, now you can.
Neighborhoodies is a fully customizable clothing store. Every item is
made just for you to your detailed specifications. The idea for the
company bloomed from the popularity of sweatshirts bearing names like "New
York" or "Brooklyn" or "Los Angeles" across the chest. They were very
generic and everyone had them, but just saying you're from New York or you
love New York seemed too generic for some. Why not claim your
neighborhood? Now everybody from Amityville, Long Island to Zizkof,
Prague can proudly proclaim their hometown. Or if you're embarrassed by
yours - - claim somebody else's! Or customize your hoodie or tee to
say whatever you want to say to the world. Neighborhoodies make the
perfect unique gift for the stylish person in your life. ...Or for those who
need a little help being cool. **What to check out:
Find your own neighborhood in the drop-down menu on the site - or add
it to the list! **Note-worthy: The gallery of "Neighborhoodie
of the Day" - submit a pic of you in your hoodie and win the admiration of
Velvetpark is a thought-provoking, outrageous, sexy, trail-blazing magazine
of arts, culture and activism. Velvetpark presents the issues, events and
people that define our times. A visual and literary garden, Velvetpark is
dyke culture in bloom.
Beauty News NYC, an online monthly
publication that caters to women. They write about everything from skin care
and beauty products to waxing to spa travel stories to what's happening in
NYC. They offer a different, very real life approach to the topics they
cover. They launched Beauty News LA on Dec 1 with Chicago and London coming
in the next couple of months.
Every month DIVA
magazine brings you 116 bright, glossy pages, with news, interviews,
opinion, reviews, features and listings, including regular sections on
eco-friendly alternatives, consumer goods, property, cars and the Internet.
Plus, humour from our friends at BIVA magazine and celebrity coming-out