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Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, currently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the similarities between Italian fashion designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. Though the height of Schiaparelli’s career was between the two world wars, and Prada's is still thriving today, their aesthetic and intellectual convictions run parallel. Both women are regarded as being incredibly influential fashion designers, known for challenging the social norms of their times. Schipaparelli studied philosophy at the University of Rome, collaborated with many artists in the Surrealist and Dada movements, and...
  Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud overwhelmed film lovers with the 2007 animated film Persepolis, based on Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel about growing up in Iran. Chicken with Plums, their second collaboration, is also based on a graphic novel by Satrapi. But Plums is primarily a live-action feature with a robust international cast and the lush aesthetics of a grand old studio film. The directors also employ magical illustrated flourishes that recall the whimsy of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and a gorgeous soundtrack by composer...
When we were four, a “hard” question went something along the lines of, “Do you want the crusts to stay on, or do you want them cut off?” When Chelsea Clinton was four, the questions she faced were more of the “Do you want to grow up and run for senate one day?” variety. It’s no wonder she began answering these questions with a plain and simple “no” quite early on. But, just as how our opinions on PB&J crusts have evolved (We used to...
  A very happy birthday to our favorite master of French cooking, Julia Child! Today marks what would have been the butter-obsessed chef's 100th birthday, which is certainly reason to break out the cake, or, perhaps more appropriately, the chocolate soufflés. Before finding her true calling as the iconic chef and TV personality, Child, a graduate of Smith, worked as everything from a copywriter and a top secret researcher for the OSS.  In addition to cooking up rich treats in the kitchen, Child also wrote several books, including Mastering the...
Applications for the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire close tomorrow, so if you've been putting off filing your application, now is the time to act! Applying is easy and cheap-- the application, available here, takes just a few minutes to complete, and the application fee is a mere $10. We're looking to accept more craft vendors than ever before for our third year at Maker Faire, and many of last year's vendors say that the Craftacular at Maker Faire is their favorite event of...
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