When most people are asked, “What is your favorite superhero?” most all people choose a male superhero such as Spiderman or Batman.  Rarely is the answer a female superhero, although there are many.  Wonder Woman is first female superhero to come to people’s minds and is considered by many to be a feminist icon.  We know that TV’s talk show host Wendy Williams feels inspired by Wonder Woman when she sips on her Wonder Woman ... Read More
Ellen Lindner with Strumpet 2 at Hypothetical Island  It was a cold and windy night when I went over to cartoonist Ellen Lindner’s studio, located in a building called Hypothetical Island in Brooklyn, NY. Lindner wrote and illustrated the excellent graphic novel Undertow, and edits the international all-women’s comics anthology The Strumpet. These are all books I enjoy and would recommend, for the record. Ellen is a long-time ... Read More
    There are many people out there who still have not recovered from the tremendous chaos that was brought to the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy.  To lend a hand, two of New York’s favorite zinesters—Kate Angell and Katie Wadkins—organized a benefit at the Bluestocking Bookstore and activist center.     During this event, there will be zinemakers reading from their work, and plenty of zines have been donated to raise ... Read More
  One of the best places to review uncensored feminist resources is the Barnard Zine Library.  This library is a part of the Barnard College which is a school of Columbia University. This institution thinks, “that zines are important cultural artifacts and research materials, as well as being a pleasure to read.” "What is a zine?", some readers might ask.  The word “zine” stems from the word magazine or fanzine. A zine ... Read More
Do you still have friends and family on your gift-giving list? A handmade gift would be a super special way to show you really care! We've put together a list of 10 of our favorite DIY projects from the past year of BUST Magazine that are sure to get your crafty mojo going. Best of all, each of these is so simple to make you can complete them in a weekend, and each of the issues they come from are available for purchase and instant download! Check 'em ... Read More
I’m so excited to go to Bregen Street Comics on Friday night to check out the launch party of The Strumpet 2, a comics anthology brought to you by the creators of Whores of Mensa, This issue's theme is travel and it features the work of Kripa Joshi, Julia Scheele, Patrice Aggs, Emily Ryan Lerner, Badaude, Tanya Meditzky, Choi Juhyun, Robin Ha, Karrie Fransman, Jeremy Day, Ellen Lindner, and more. I really enjoy Ellen Lindner's comics and I think many people ... Read More
  Are you frustrated because, nothing is going as planned? Do you feel like this month has been blanketed as a haze of confusion? Do you find yourself lost and taking the wrong path, when you know the way? Well, prepare for more mayhem because Mercury is in Retrograde. This means that the planet Mercury appears to be going backwards in its orbit from our point of view on Earth. While it isn’t actually going backwards, it looks appears this way for ... Read More
This Saturday is the fourth annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The event is free to the public, and promotes alternative comics artists and publications. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about comics, and pick up some radical zines and prints, directly from the artists or publishers themselves. I have been to the Fest twice and both times were filled really amazing experiences. Check out the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest’s ... Read More
If you like mysteriously dark yet candy-sweet indie pop, Chaos Chaos’s S is the EP for you. Chaos Chaos is comprised of multitalented Brooklynite sisters Chloe and Asy Saavedra, formerly child stars of the indie pop band Smoosh. They play an array of instruments, including synthesizers, acoustic piano, many different types of drums, and saxophone, and they also use experimental vocals. Like BUST favorite Amanda Palmer, they funded their album ... Read More
Have you ever recognized that people tend to get a little bit cray when they turn 30? Every 29.5 years, Saturn enters the same constellation it was in when you were born. Your first Saturn return occurs when you are between the ages of 28 and 30. Does that sounds familiar?  Does it make you think of No Doubt’s album Return Of Saturn? It isn’t a coincidence.  Gwen Stefani wrote that album when she was going through her Saturn return in the ... Read More
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