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We want to say a great big early happy birthday to Girls Write Now! The first organization in the United States with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, Girls Write Now celebrates its 15th anniversary on Thursday, September 20.       Girls Write Now matches high school girls from underserved neighborhoods in New York City with women professional writers as their personal mentors. In this program, mentees develop their confidence and their writing abilities: Girls Write Now mentees have submitted over...
Is anyone really surprised?  Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention last week was filled with doubletalk calling for an end to abortion rights, gay marriage, and contraceptive coverage. Dolan gave a similar benediction at the Republican National Convention. The Archdiocese of New York, of which Dolan is Archbishop, gave a statement that Dolan would pray at both conventions “solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate.” Dolan’s prayer showed otherwise. Here are three things that raise a...
Here in New York, the first signs of fall manifest in our wardrobes. Temperatures have dropped out of "sweat torture" territory, and cardigans are creeping out of our closets as things cool down. The pinnacle of cool, though, has got to be the World Maker Faire; on September 29 and 30, the grounds around the New York Hall of Science in Queens will transform into the world's largest DIY festival. You are cordially invited to join us at the third annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World...
  Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith have joined forces to produce Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, a documentary premiering at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The film marks the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of Angela Davis, the revered African American activist, writer and educator who faced criminal charges in the 1970s, at a heated moment in civil-rights history.      Will and Jada Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, along with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s Roc Nation have come together as executive producers...
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