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Need a little lift? Fly on over to Papermag to check out our pal Rye Rye's hilarious account of overzealous airport security. Shake off your traveling blues and stay grounded with Rye Rye and D.J. Blaqstarr's 'Shake It to the Ground.
I know it's not '80s Welsh rocker Bonnie Tyler 's birthday for another few days (June 8th to be exact), but when I saw this amazing lampoon of the video for her most righteous karaoke jam 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' I just couldn't wait to share it in her honor! Big ups to my pal Jen for bringing this gem to my attention. I think she was right when she declared it 'The funniest thing ever on YouTube.
All-gal band Katzenjammer is playing Bonnaroo on June 12 at the invite of David Byrne, as part of the first artist-curated stage at the festival. After that, the Oslo group will stop by the Mercury Lounge in NYC on June 16. The women just released their single ''Bar in Amsterdam'' this week, and you can listen to a snippet of it for free (it's a pretty fun song). You can also check out their MySpace page to hear other tunes.
  If you've ever spent the early hours of the morning glued to the TV watching the Food Network (I can't be the only one) then the third annual NYC Food Film Festival is for you. Besides having a slew of shorts about all different aspects of the food industry, from fried food on a stick at a county fair to how exactly New York City goes about feeding its population, they have complimentary taste testings featuring the foods discussed in the big films of the night.
Our friend and photographer Martynka is having a show of her brutal and beautiful kids photographs, tomorrow night in NYC.
Two decades after the military crackdown on pro-democracy student protests in Beijing, the Chinese government has proven itself to be just as oppressive toward peaceful free speech today as it was back then. Police officers filled the square yesterday to prevent any show of commemoration for the tragedy, silent or spoken. The government even went so far as to shut down internet services like Twitter and university message boards where people could share sympathies or express dissent. Foreign correspondents reporting on the scene were forcibly turned away and their views were blocked.
If you have ever gotten a spontaneous urge to a) erupt in song and dance in public, b) turn random objects into your musical accompaniment (like water glasses a la Miss Congeniality) and c) try your ear at experimental music then you will appreciate the playful nature of this improvised party on the Paris metro by Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer. It's a tipsy, merry ride: Not only do that have an optimistic and quirky band name that I love, but they have spirit and harmony as well. Hope you enjoy my new favorite band. ~Hannah Video courtesy of blogotheque.
Jezebel has a list up of their Top 20 Feminist TV Characters . It includes Liz Lemon, Lisa Simpson, Murphy Brown, Marcy D'Arcy (from Married with Children) and Rory Gilmore, among others. What do you think? Is it a good list? Is it a complete list? Who would you add or remove from it? I don't watch a ton of TV, but I was surprised that they didn't include anyone from Buffy. And what about Daria? Also, is there a difference between ''feminist character'' and ''strong female character?'' I'm not 100% sure where to draw the line on that one.
The documentary 'Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech' by father-daughter pair Martin and Liz Garbus will air on HBO starting June 29th. In it, Emmy-winning documentarian Liz Garbus, with the help of her First Amendment attorney father, explores the limits put on free speech in a post-9/11 world.  Among the people interviewed are Debbie Almontaser, who was forced to resign as principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy, an Arabic-English public school in New York City, after explaining the definition of a controversial word, 'Intifada', in the New York Post.
There are many things to admire about Obama's speech in Cairo today. The man managed to tackle every issue plaguing our relations with the Middle East in a respectful manner, after all. But what we find most impressive here at BUST is Obama's inclusion of the importance of women's rights as one of the seven major sources of tension between the U.S and the Muslim world. (This is particularly exciting in comparison to The Administration Who Must Not Be Named.
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