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All over New York City, art is everywhere. From the star-spangled ceiling of Grand Central to the mosaic tile under the street sign at the corner of Spring and Elizabeth, art is the thread from which New York is woven. But for women in the arts, it remains difficult to gain the visibility of a Times Square billboard. That’s why, in 2006, the artist Alice Mizrachi founded Younity Collective, a 120-woman strong network of urban artists who put together shows, lectures, public installations, in support of...
 My XX chromosomes can be confusing, even vexing, sometimes. Between preparing anxiously for Aunt Flo to come into town and making sure the men in my life are kept fed, sheltered and nourished emotionally, I barely have time to keep up on news of the day, let alone devote time to understanding sports. There’s something about sweaty men chasing after a ball that makes my estrogen-addled brain shut down completely, reducing me to a potato-chip- and beer-serving meat puppet. Enough sarcasm; here’s a dumb thing that happened...
"Jolene" by Dolly Parton is one of my all-time favorite songs. (Editor's note: I cry every time I hear "Jolene" - also one of my favorites.) Dolly’s voice is high yet controlled; there is just enough bounce and twang between her voice and the instrumentals to cement "Jolene"'s status as a country classic. The lyrics are so raw and powerful that the tension Parton sets up with the beauty of the melody feels like the listener's own tension. But enough has been said about how amazing this...
Recently, I've found myself on the website I Waste So Much Time, understandably, wasting so much time. Where I expected cat .gifs and other methods of procatination, I found this amazing post that turned out to be in no way a waste of time. I was drawn in immediately just by the macro - I saw something important in this clip. The entire speech from which these screengrabs are drawn is a TedxTalk called "Why We Should All Be Feminists," by Nigerian author and educator Chimamanda Ngozi...
When I’m not racking up long hours making the cogs of the BUST blog turn, you can find me shelving books part-time at my local library.   So when I found this incredible shot-for-shot remake of the video for the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” filmed in a REAL library, with REAL librarians, it confirmed my theory that librarians do in fact have more fun. The original video for Sabotage (below) came out in 1994 and was nominated for (but lost) five MTV awards, including Best Group Video....