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The Bitch is Back

Woman Kind, Cat Boccaccio’s newest exhibit, has opened at Yapland, one of Second Life’s oldest and finest art communities. This is an adult exibit, celebrating the woman, as Cat loves to … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Can’t wait ’til Spring: The sweet fresh naturals

By slum magazine’s frugal and intrepid shopper, Rhezz. It is just me or are there fewer and fewer skins with blood red lips and eyes rimmed in smokey blacks–and more … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join One Billion Rising Second Life and RL rally for change TODAY February 14

Excerpted from ‘Where’s the Outrage?’ by Buttercup Thursday. Virtually every one of my female friends in real life have faced some degree of emotional or physical abuse or threats. As … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Life: a tool for healing and recovery?

By Hamlet Au, New World Notes. This is Fran, an 85 year old woman who plays Second Life as an avatar named Fran Seranade, and while that’s interesting in itself, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tropical Dancers Rehearse for One Billion Rising SL Video [UPDATE]

By Cat Boccaccio. UPDATE: The One Billion Rising SL dance video has been released! I spent an uplifting Tuesday afternoon in the bright sunlight by a tropical beach, with some … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat Questionnaire: NIXX Constantine

This month, blues DJ NIXX Constantine dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL age: 4 Years+ SL activity: Blues DJ. Retired SL Photographer and Graphic Artist. RL location: California … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What do Second Life and Detroit have in Common: Decline, Neglect… and Hope?

Excerpted from ‘The Virtual Real Estate Market‘ by Pam Broviak, for Public Works Group Blog. Many people might be surprised to find out there is a virtual real estate market and … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Cat Questionnaire: Milly Sharple

This month, fractal artist Milly Sharple dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: 15 September 2008 SL activity: Artist RL location: Great Britain In-your-own-words bio: Four … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Is the Virtual World a World Without Memories?

by Jennifer Fulwiler. On some random weekday last month I found myself driving in circles around our neighborhood. Most of the kids had fallen asleep in the car, and since … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Myth of Anonymity

by Flor Nachtigal Five to one, baby One in five No one here gets out alive, now You get yours, baby I’ll get mine James Douglas Morrison, Five to One … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Who’s That Gorgeous Girl? 6 FREE Skins

By Rhezz If you have been in Second Life for any length of time, you will have noticed some significant changes over the years. Aside from the infuriating and mysterious … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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