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Debra Granik introduced Jennifer Lawrence to the world in Winter’s Bone in 2010 (above), but unlike Lawrence, who has gone on to star in several blockbuster films, Granik prefers to avoid Hollywood’s sway and remain rooted in realism.Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Granik grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. For college, she attended Brandeis, where she majored in politics and became interested in documentary film, democratic media, and feminism. Growing up as a self-described cliché of the East Coast Jewish liberal, Granik said she...
Its Bike Prom time! BUST Magazine will host the Best Dressed competition at The Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222) this Friday, March 4th. The cyclists who come dressed in the fanciest duds as deemed by BUST’s own Callie Watts will win $50, a bottle of Champagne & a very naughty swag bag from the ladies of BUST – entry is free! Bike Prom will give competitors a chance to trade strategies and mingle before Monstertrack XVII, one of the world’s largest and...
It’s crucial to discover your passion, if you haven’t identified it yet, and then pursue what you love with a vengeance. What gets you out of bed on the weekends—besides the cat jumping on your face? What do you dream about accomplishing before you die? If you’re not sure, or if you have a few possibilities but are still deciding between a couple different options—say, between starting a catering business and becoming a bestselling author—perhaps try both for a bit and see what you like...
Someone has to receive the Republican nomination for presidential candidacy. The reality is that executive office and all its sanctity could be passed on to one of the mouth-breathing GOP candidates in the running. What would be worse for women: shriveled steam pile of shit Donald Trump or Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz? Voting against the Paycheck Fairness Act, Cruz gets trumped by Trump in regards to gender equality, but only because Trump can’t vote on legislation. The bill would help to close the pay gap and...
“First of all, I want you to know that none of this is ­­ in any way ­­ your fault.”The doctor was being very sincere and looked me in the eyes as he said this. He had a big, disfiguring scar down the right side of his face, and thinking back on that moment, I’m surprised that of the many terrified, angry thoughts that raced through my head, I also had the quiet realization that he too must have experienced something awful. Probably much more painful and awful than...
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