There’s a lot to love about The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen: her bravery, her determination to protect her little sister, her Johanna Mason calls it, her "tacky romantic drama and defender-of-the-helpless act”....and her badass archery skills. Katniss joins a long line of female archers in film, from Brave’s Merida to King Arthur’s Guinevere to Mulan. Here are 10 heroines who know their way around a bow and arrow. Read More
Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Tavi Gevinson, Serena Williams and Ava DuVernay are just a few of the amazing, inspiring, successful women who appear in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar. You may not know the name “Pirelli Calendar,” but you probably recognize some of the images it's produced. According to the Cut, the calendar began in 1962 as a promotional calendar for the Italian tire company Pirelli, luring in partnerships with car dealers with its images of sexy girls posing on cars. Read More
Thanks to the Internet, the ubiquitous big hair of the 1960's will never be forgotten. Death-defying back-combing, ozone-depleting hairspray, “helmet head” does not quite do these hairstyles justice. We found ten of the greatest (and most bizarre) just for you on this glorious Monday.                 And this last one: Just to end on a high note. High. Scraping the ceiling, high. Read More
In the ever-hostile and batshit crazy dick-measuring contest that is the Republican presidential primary election, factually inaccurate and aggressive rhetoric is par for the course. Hostile rhetoric is one thing, but hostile action is another thing entirely. And last Saturday, a – you guessed it! – white man opened fire at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. A police officer and two citizens were killed, and nine others were injured in the hours-long standoff with the gunman and local police. Read More
Next in the line of white men who feel victimized by students who express feeling victimized, Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Dr. Everett Piper wrote an angry blog post on the university’s website, wagging his finger at all those pesky students who have become “self-absorbed and narcissistic.”  It’s hard to add this veritable grandpa-scolding to the current necessary debate on “the coddling of the American mind” (wherein two white men tell us that we’re all overreacting), given that the blog post itself -- titled "This Is Not A Day Care. Read More
Remember how stoked you’d get on the scent of Crayolas, or how happy cracking open a brand-new coloring book could make you feel? Well, it’s time to revisit this pastime of yore. Whether you want to indulge your OCD tendencies by penciling in a complex pattern, or simply zone out for a bit with a meditative marker sesh, there are now tons of coloring books out there designed for adults to enjoy. Dawn Finley, who hosts a monthly coloring event at the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles, shared 5 of her favorite titles for tinting, and we added a couple of our own. Read More
Lake Bell in Man Up After slowly creeping into our hearts with ensemble comedy TV series like How To Make It In America and Children’s Hospital, Lake Bell blew us away with her 2013 film In A World… which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film earned rave reviews and a Sundance Film Festival award - not to mention a 5-boob review in BUST - and catapulted Lake, 36, to another level of fame and success. Read More
Forget Kidz Bop 67. Throw out your Disney Channel Original Movie soundtracks. Rapper/DJ/musician extraordinaire Princess Superstar is making an album for kids. Princess Superstar calls the album, “These are the Magic Days!” as “the revolution disguised as a kid’s record,” and she plans to give it away for free “to the children of the world.” The album is a sponsored projected of nonprofit arts service organization Fractured Atlas - with a fundraising page on Indiegogo - so you know your cash is going to a good cause. Read More
I have a confession to make: I really don’t care about Eddie Redmayne. I know that this may upset some people: Fans either love him (for performances like The Theory of Everything) or hate him (for Jupiter Ascending). Whatever their opinions, a lot of people have really strong feelings about him. For me, he’s rice pudding: Wobbly and pasty and too sweet, but if it’s the only dessert option, yeah, sure, whatever. So when I walked into The Danish Girl, it would be fair to say that I was preparing to be underwhelmed. Read More
What happens when you really want to form a groundbreaking band with your friends, but don’t yet know how to play your instruments? In the case of New York’s all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache, your band practices a lot—busking in the subway and near Times Square—until you all get really, really good. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache has a distinct and beautiful sound, fusing R&B, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and soul influences with a traditionally Mexican format not usually known for including women. Read More