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Bindercon: The Symposium on Women Writers Today, which was held Oct. 11 and 12 in New York City, was by all accounts a smash success, with hundreds coming together for two days of inspiring and empowering panels for lady writers. I was lucky enough to attend, and as I sat in NYU’s Cooper Union surveying the sea of women gripping ballpoints and sporting their hot pink conference lanyards, it was amazing to think that the event had sprung up from a Kickstarter campaign in early...
The trailer for “Happy Valley,” the documentary focusing on Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and the sexual molestation cover-up that occurred at Penn State, came out earlier this week.   Amir Bar Lev, the director best known for “The Tillman Story,” hopes that the film “provokes people to ask themselves questions about their own pantheon of saints and heroes and villains.” The film, set for release on Nov. 19, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and won the Best Documentary Feature at the Sarasota Film Festival....
Actress Laurie Holden used to kick serious zombie butt on the first three seasons of The Walking Dead, but now she is also fighting some real life jerks — sex traffickers. Holden was involved in a recent sting operation in Cartagena, Colombia and caught four sex traffickers, saving more than 50 girls, many of which were under 18.  She told CBC News, "We pretended we were having a big bachelor party, so my role was the girlfriend of one of the rich Americans, so I kind of had...
If you like Broad City, or other lady-driven web series, you will love Lonelygirl48. It was dreamt up by Brooklyn-based comedian , who has been featured on SNL and has won awards at the Boston Comedy Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival for the full-length LonelyGirl48. BUST was lucky enough to talk to the brains behind the web series and ask her a couple of questions.   BUST: How did you think of the idea for the web-series?  KC: I think my aversion to dating led...
FKA twigs, whose stage name stands for “Formerly Know As twigs,” is a popular electronic singer, songwriter and dancer. She can now add director to the list, following the release of her Google Glass video advertisement, #throughglass. The rising star uses Google Glass in the video, giving off futuristic vibes by searching for dance videos while staring into the mirror. After tapping the glasses, twigs is immersed in various dance battles with different versions of herself. The music in the video is a re-scored mix of her...