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From the lady who brought you the best ode to pubic hair ever written (video below, in case you haven’t heard it) comes a brand new studio album and art book. Yes, we’re talking about Amanda Fucking Palmer. The performance artist turned singer-songwriter has assembled a new band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, and has taken to Kickstarter to fund the production and distribution of the new CD. After breaking with her major studio label, she was unsure how to fund her music. But AFP’s fans...
Last night Amy Poehler, living goddess and two-time BUST cover-lady, joined Jimmy Fallon on Late Night for a hilarious interview that included five-second celebrity impressions and reminiscing about fake movies they've starred in together. As always, Poehler employed her ninja-like improv skills to create ridiculous story lines to go along with the posters.   The equally hilarious Part 2 is here:   Of course, the gem of the bunch is this poster for their movie Chronicles of Holkroft 3: Kwest for the Krimson Amulet, which saw Poehler using her fist boobs...
Journalist Amy Goodman, host of my personal favorite source of news, Democracy Now!, is winning the Gandhi Peace Award today. DN! is a daily news broadcast that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide, and doesn't accept any money from advertisers, corporations, or the government (so they're free to report independently and accurately). If you’ve never seen an episode, I suggest going to their website and tuning in. The show has given me a great education over the...
  Have you checked out a book from The Underground New York Public Library? We haven't either, which is probably because it’s not an actual library, but rather a beautiful blog created by Ourit Ben-Haïm. It's got a straightforward concept: take and post photos of fellow subway riders who are reading books. For such a simple premise, the blog is surprisingly engaging and thoughtful. According to the website:  "The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. This library freely...
If there’s one thing I’ve ever learned from watching The Daily Show (or just being a decent human being with some form of common sense) is that you never, ever compare anything to Hitler, the Nazis, or the Holocaust. Ever. Unless you are, in fact, discussing Hitler, the Nazis, or the Holocaust, nothing should ever be compared to them. Never. It’s the number one way to lose credibility in a discussion, come off as an insensitive ass with little understanding of history, and look just...
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