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CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIGHTNING STRIKES ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO

Description from the video:

“Goldieblox is out to get girls building! We need more girls in engineering and STEM fields…GoldieBlox creates toys and media that inspires girls to do just that. By tapping into girls’ strong verbal skills, their story + construction set bolsters confidence in spatial skills while giving young inventors the tools they need to build and create amazing things.


It’s rare for a small start-up to branch out into animation, but with a mission that matters, this tiny, wildly passionate creative team pulled it off! Our girls are so important and they need heroes and stories that show them they can do anything.

In the world premier of GoldieBlox’s first ever animated music video we show that it’s okay to fail, and that failure is a huge part of any great success.

The video was directed and animated by Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder (Solstice, Dick Figures, Dogsnack, Disney TVA) with art direction by Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer (Paramount, Disney, Titmouse) with additional backgrounds by Angelo Vilar. Head of IP Development, Megan Lacera (My Little Pony, Care Bears, Sushi Pack). Goldieblox is created by Debbie Sterling.

The original song "Lightning Strikes” is written and performed by Emily Haines of Metric (which is now up on Spotify!).“

"Lightning Strikes” by GoldieBlox (feat. Emily Haines) | OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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And perhaps no weight would quell European arrogance, but splendor sent their minds into predictable paths. Let them think her a simple Eastern noblewoman hungry for trinkets and admiration. Let them think they could map out the movement of her gears. For now.

-The Padishah Begum’s Reflections, Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories (ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft), January 2011

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In The Seashore Issue, Robert Sietsema and photographer Liz Barclay took down approximately 170 Long Island clams—raw, chowdered, fried, steamed, stuffed, bisqued, and pizza-ed—in 24 hours. There are, shockingly, still some clams left on Long Island, and in case you’re heading there this long weekend, here’s the full list of places they hit up:

1. Peter’s Clam Bar (600 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY)
2. Bigelow’s (79 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre, NY) 
3. Nicky’s Clam Bar (99 Maple Avenue, Bay Shore, NY) 
4. Chowder Bar (123 Maple Avenue, Bay Shore, NY)
5. Pizzetteria Brunetti (103 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY)
6. Clam Bar (2025 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY)
7. Cafe La Strada (352 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, NY)
8. The Steam Room (4 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY)

To read the full article—and learn what they have to say about each of the places—pick up a copy of The Seashore Issue!

Photos by Liz Barclay

Steamed Dumplings

Back when I still had ED, I would order steamed dumplings. They give you six dumplings, so I would eat three and be “stuffed” and save the other three for lunch (or dinner if I skipped lunch) the next day.

After picking up aerial and then body building, it forced me to accept that ED was working against me. Currently, I eat two orders of steamed dumplings in one sitting.

Aerial and body building didn’t just become a hobby for me. It changed my life. Fuck, I love steamed dumplings.