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Last October, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs co-created a not-quite-musical, not-quite-opera, performance-art spectacle called "Stop The Virgens." (It was billed as a "psycho-opera.") While it only ran for 10 days at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn, a making-of documentary about the project has just been released.Yes, a "performance-art spectacle" in a warehouse in Brooklyn sounds like a Portlandia sketch just waiting to happen, but after watching this documentary, I'm really disappointed that I missed seeing the show live.

I’ve never thought much about Amber Tamblyn. Aside from being a BUST columnist, I knew she was on a TV show about Jesus that I never saw, and she’s engaged to David Cross, and that was all the Tamblyn Trivia™ I knew—until Friday, when she became my hero. Apparently, actor-musician Tyrese Gibson saw Amber’s e-mail on some group message and confused her with model Amber Rose, Kanye’s ex-girlfriend.

The more I read about Monsanto, the giant biotechnology company which owns 90% of the United State's genetically modified seeds, the more I want to start paying more attention to the sources of my food. Since I live in a small apartment in Brooklyn, I'm not really able to sustain myself by gardening, but maybe some BUST readers can!    All this could be yours Sprout Robot makes it easy to start gardening--no green thumb required! It's a web service that tells you when to plant fruits and vegetables and, for an extra cost, sends you seeds.

We certainly hope not, but a recent study in the United Kingdom quizzed 18-25 year olds (women only, of course. Men surely don't worry about such things...) about body image, and the group's answers are more than a little unnerving. The survey found that 41% of women respondents would rather have bigger breasts than a high IQ. For women who aren't necessarily that into the idea of a buxom bust, the survey offers a "slim figure" instead, which 44% would choose over high intelligence.

Daena Title, Dirty Fighter, 2010. Oil on canvas, 48” x 48”.   Barbie has inspired art from the likes of Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld, both of whom are lauded for their doll-themed works on the Barbie website. Painter Daena Title probably won’t be added to that list anytime soon. In her latest series, “Drown the Dolls,” Barbie is murdered at the hands of anonymous prepubescent girls.   Title spent three years painting Barbie dolls submerged in bright, prismatic swimming pools, but the toy isn’t going for a swim.

I think I can say with almost 100% certainty that most of us have seen and loved the many incarnations of the “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling meme. From the original Feminist Ryan Gosling to Sex Radical Ryan Gosling, us Internet-dwellers have looked to Ryan's face for deep and meaningful social commentary (and eye candy, of course). But now the “Hey Girl” meme has evolved away from Ryan's chiseled cheekbones to other familiar faces. As a lady who is very interested in politics, I was ecstatic to discover Hey Girl, It's Rachel Maddow.

Yesterday, the Senate narrowly avoided another political attack on women's health when they voted 51 to 48 against the Blunt Amendment. Even though Republicans tried to assure everyone that this bill wasn't actually contributing to their war on women, (just their war on citizens who believe in the separation between church and state), it would have allowed employers to refuse to cover any health care service for their employees, and only have to cite  "moral reasons.

President Obama called Sandra Fluke, the woman who testified about contraception in front of Congress and was called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh, to make sure she's okay.    “He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women,” Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student said. “And what was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much.

Reason 9,356 why I can't get enough of the animal kingdom: bonobos. These endangered apes are close relatives of the chimpanzee and can only be found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They also get their freak on for as many reasons as we humans do. Social ascension in the bonobos universe is kind of like the standard human coming-of-age tale: the young female bonobo leaves the family she was born into, picks a new group to take up with (helloooo freshman year friends) and immediately begins her quest for acceptance and companionship.

I miss Downton Abbey so much already. It's gonna be AGES before it comes back and I'm pretty much inconsolable. I want to feel as infinite as the final minutes of the Christmas special made me feel every moment of my stupid life. Is that too much to ask??? Am I flying too close to the sun?  Here are some songs Internet People wrote inspired by DT Abbs (wow I thought that would sound better than it did sorry.) I am listening to them on repeat as I slowly rock back and forth in my chair.
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