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Picture This HOW TO START YOUR OWN LADIES DRAWING NIGHT When N.Y.C.-based Illustrators Julia Rothman, Leah Goren, and Rachael Cole met to brainstorm about a project they were collaborating on, they never dreamed their drawing session would turn into a regular ritual, much less one that inspired an online following. But four years later, they still love to gather and doodle. Their new book, Ladies Drawing Night, documents 10 of these gatherings, each with a different theme and different guests joining the trio (including BUST contribs Kaye Blegvad and Samantha Hahn).
Times Square is one of the most consistently, hectically busy parts of any city in the country. Most New Yorkers avoid this part of the Manhattan like a taxi driver that doesn’t know the difference between a green and red light. This will all change on August 21 and 22, from 11 p.m. - midnight. At this time, an orchestra will be playing in the center of the square. But the naked ear won’t be able to hear the poetic music: the silent orchestra will only be heard by the first 400 people who show up and receive wireless headphones. To everyone else, they are, well, silent.
Legendary graffiti artist/fashion designer CLAW Money is using her talents in a new collaboration with the skate brand SHUT to maintain both brands' constant commitment to keeping NYC underground culture authentic. Check out this awesome video of skater Gnarianna of the all female skate crew Brujas. Their limited edition bold graphic deck and "dad hat" combo are the perfect addition to summer digs! Shop Here. Or check out their IRL stores: SHUT: 158 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 Claw & Co  101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002 Video by Eli Gesner.
Having a rough day? Because honestly, same. It’s one of those days that I spend publicly venting to no one in particular on Twitter, begging people to send me photos of their dogs or cats or literally anything that is cute, cuddly, and might make me smile for a second. You feel? If so, allow me to present to you this cartoonish, googly-eyed lil’ fella who miraculously managed to up my mood a notch.  The scientists in this video were baffled when they saw the creature, making some very serious, diagnostic scientific comments like: “What is it?” one asks.
This love child of Natalie Portman was raised with careful adoration and grace. Based on the 2002 memoir by Amos Oz of the same name, Portman’s first directed film, which she also wrote and starred in, takes us back to Jerusalem pre-statehood, when Oz was growing up as a boy. The film is told in subtitled Hebrew, but the subtitles alone are not the only reason why the viewer could be glued to the screen. The way Portman tells the story is compelling and breathakingly beautiful from the moment it begins. The story begins with a story.
Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced its plans to stop outsourcing federal prisons to private prison companies such as Corrections Corporation of America after their current contracts expire. This announcement came on the heels of a damning report by the Department of Justice that confirmed what had already been suspected about the inhumane conditions of private prisons in the U.S.
I’m just casually scrolling through Facebook when a post gets my attention. I’m not surprised by the post, it’s nothing new. Nonetheless, it makes me feel a tad ragey.   My first thoughts run to the sheer entitlement of this man. He wants to do something & no one else’s feelings on the matter count. These thoughts are swiftly followed by exhaustion at constantly having to explain why this is not okay. His dismissal of rape culture as something made up by ‘angry women’ & his total refusal to accept women’s safety concerns are appalling.
Photo by M.Sharkey; Makeup By Candice Forness; MAYBE SHE’S BORN WITH IT...MAYBE IT’S CYBERNETICS The field of “bodyhacking” has an unlikely ambassador—a Spanish performance artist named Moon Ribas who is redefining the relationship between technology and humanity If someone were to ask you if you wanted a superpower, you’d probably say yes.
  No one, especially hopeless romantics like myself, likes to hear news about yet another divorce. It’s especially terrible when the reason fueling the separation is domestic violence or abuse of some kind. To say that such stories are depressing and wholly disheartening would be an understatement. After 15 months of marriage, actress and model Amber Heard recently filed for divorce and a restraining order from her husband Johnny Depp after outing him as an abuser.
Yesterday, some major news was released about the upcoming movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Wrap reported that Zendaya will play Spider-Man’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson. Back in March, Marvel announced that Zendaya had joined the film, but didn’t give details about her role. Considering this adaptation focuses on high school versions of Spider-Man and his cohorts, we’re pretty stoked by this casting.
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