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  If you own a computer with an Internet connection (as we assume you do, since you are, in fact, reading this blog) you are aware that today marks the birth and death of William Shakespeare. In honor of the birth of the Bard, here are five movies that take a page from his book. 1. 10 Things I Hate About YouBased on: The Taming of the Shrew Julia Stiles was my alt-girl icon in this 1999 film. And the scene where Heath Ledger serenades the football stadium?...
Tonight could be your lucky night, BUSTies. It's World Book Night in the UK, Ireland, and the United States. The daytime will see UNESCO's International Day of the Book, which falls yearly on April 23 in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes' deaths. When the sun sets though, self-appointed "givers" will take to the streets and pass out books to lucky unsuspecting passersby. The givers registered with the World Book Night organization and received 20 specially-produced, not-for-resale paperbacks prior to tonight's celebration. 30 books were chosen by...
When the New York Times does a trend piece, it sometimes comes about 3 months too late. Remember their string of pieces about Brooklyn in 2010? Apparently it's a cool place to live! Young people like it there! Or their February 2012 article about living alone? We do crazy things! Like singing in the shower! And eating peanut butter from the jar! Yesterday though, the Times went for cool and hit it right on the head. In a piece about lady arm wrestlers in Brooklyn, the Times...
Did y'all know one of the biggest discussions when Earth Day originated in 1970 was the now-taboo population boom? It's true! Since the 60's, the world's population has doubled to over 6 billion and the environmental, social, and humanitarian crises we're facing today can be largely attributed to unchecked growth in our numbers. This topic is uncomfy for people to talk about because all the issues surrounding it: access to family planning, religion, and gender inequality. The documentary Mother: Caring for 7 Billion aims to...
This week has changed my life-no joke. It’s been the best week of my life so far. - Camper, age 13 I really learned how to rock out for real and it felt awesome. - Camper, age 13 Are you a young girl ready to rock? If so, now is the time to break out your… pen and paper (to apply!). The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is now accepting applications for their July and August rock camp sessions in Brooklyn (July 2 – July 7) and...