Because my current sublet has both a big-screen TV and digital cable, I have taken it upon myself to watch as much television as humanly possible- might as well get it while the goin's good, right? Anyway, last woman standing Danielle Keene won the challenge that will bring her into the finale last night on Top Chef: Just Desserts, and I must say, I couldn't be happier. Danielle won my heart after she chose Andy Richter and Conan O'Brian when prompted to do a ... Read More
     As the New York Times continues to worry about me even more than my mother does, concerns over a generation, drifting are also being voiced by feminists--with baby-boomers who defined themselves in active protest often left perplexed by twenty-somethings who define themselves in semi-anonymous blog posts.  The generation gap is widening when it comes to reproductive rights in particular, and it's true that today both abortion clinics and ... Read More
"Setting the record straight: Despite my admiration for the pirate of the group, I beg to differ with Keith on the sexual prowess of his lead singer, Sir Mick Jagger. In all ways (including size, thank you) on several occasions I got plenty of Satisfaction. The todger isn't tiny after all, dolls. And you can trust the world's most famous groupie!" - Pamela Des Barres, writer, groupie, 60's-70's scenester, and author of must-read memoir I'm With the Band, on ... Read More
Last night's episode of Glee spotlighted high-school bullying, in the form of Kurt, McKinley High's only openly gay student, who is physically and verbally abused for his sexuality, and Shannon Beiste, the new football coach who threatens Sue's budget exploitation, being made fun of behind her back for her lack of sexual appeal to teenage boys. As I watched the episode, it was impossible not to be reminded of the recent gay teen suicides, and I felt it was a ... Read More
In the trailer for the upcoming indie film Tiny Furniture, Leah Dunham, as 22-year old Aura, slouches home to her mother’s lux NYC loft apartment, dazed from four years of undergrad in Ohio (probably Oberlin.) Like a girl version of The Graduate, the newly adult Aura can’t quite figure out what to do with herself, though she does find time to fight with her mother and sister, take a hostess job, and put up fellow upper-upper-middle-class-liberal-arts ... Read More
Managing Editor of BUST, Emily Rems, was asked to speak on yesterday’s edition of Soundcheck radio show, on NPR affiliate WNYC, about Led Zeppelin’s epically infamous “Stairway to Heaven.” She was joined by die-hard metal fan and blogger Phil Freeman in debating the worth and significance of this classic and “timeless” hit. Despite being a long-time appreciator of the band, Rems is on point as usual in remarking on the ... Read More
Throughout the tenure of his career, Cee Lo Green has managed to sit at a number of lunch tables without having to rep a specific set. From his early days in Southern Hip-Hop outfit Goodie Mob, to becoming the vocal front man for the Grammy Award winning Gnarls Barkley, Mr. Green has managed to transcend space and time with genre-bending tunes. The Lady Killer (Atlantic) grabs the greatest moments of the 50s through the 80s, with some Hip-Hop essentials ... Read More
Rumor has it that on the first Thanksgiving, Myles Standish took to the Plymouth Plantation stage and dropped sweet rhymes and fat beats. Rumor also has it that he and his friends stole a lot of land and killed a lot of Native Americans, but we'll talk about that later. Anyway, the musical tradition continues! You can catch rapper Nicki Minaj at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom this Thanksgiving, November 25th. Tickets are on sale now. Skip the pumpkin pie (no, bring it ... Read More
Attention Big Apple lovers and bookworms alike: the Zinester's Guide to NYC official release party and reading is this Thursday, November 11th, at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City! There will be plenty to enjoy, such as the Bushwick Book Club performing original songs inspired by the ZG2NYC, a zine fair for contributors' zines and self-published comics, a recitation of favorite listings, and a competition for fabulous low budget prizes in ... Read More
Responding to street harassment can be tough. "Common wisdom" often dictates to simply ignore, and many people do - after all, you may feel threatened, exhausted, or simply unable to formulate an appropriate comeback. Personally, I do my best to counter with something - whether it's a Jerri Blank-esque face, an obscene hand gesture, or a disgusted eye roll- but sometimes I long for a more reliable and solid go-to response. Hollaback, an international movement to ... Read More
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