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As a child of the nineties, I have such a soft spot for the toys of my youth. Furbies were somehow cute and creepy at the same time, Skip-Its were practically the only way my mom could get me to exercise, and I'm pretty sure I thought my Lite Brite drawings had one up on Van Gogh's Starry Night.  I've gotten over most of my obsessions because, you know, I grew up or something. But every now and then, those old standbys get an update and...
You probably know her from Mrs. Doubtfire or as the beloved titular bookworm in Matilda – Mara Wilson, former child actor, opened up on her (very well-written) blog, Mara Wilson Writes Stuff, about her take on the nature of the film acting industry. “Here is something no real celebrity will ever tell you,” she writes. “Film acting is not very fun.” The repetitive nature of film acting – doing take after take after take – limits the actor’s creative expression. Though she admits that the world of...
Time has announced its 100 Most Influential People in the World, and we are proud to say, there are some BUSTy ladies on the list. Here, eight women from the ranks who are doing truly amazing things. For the full list, click over to Time.   Viola DavisIt has been quite the year for Ms. Davis. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Help, and she has taken many opportunities along the way to discuss the kinds of roles that exist for women of color...
I've always wanted to see how the other half lives. In my daydreams, I was swapping lives with a millionaire. Or a celebrity. Or, you know, at least another person.  Introducing: Villa Hamster. A luxury resort in France where people pay real, human money to be treated like hamsters. Apparently when you have enough money, normal vacations are boring. Who wants to see the French Riviera? Done it. The Eiffel Tower? Child, please. 109 Euros (that's $143 USD!) gets you one night of the full rodent experience at...
Equality in this country seems to be tricky business. Sure, LGBT people can vote! Marry each other (in six states of our fifty nifty)! Get elected to public office! Apparently not on the list? Serve as a den leader for the Boy Scouts. Jennifer Tyrell, who volunteered to take the position as den leader for her son's Tiger Scout troop in Ohio, has been forced to resign because she is a lesbian. Tyrell acted as den leader for over a year, a period in which she and...