Attention, NYC-dwelling BUSTies! Candacy A. Taylor, author of Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress, will be on hand next week to sign copies of her book. She'll be popping into Bluestockings Bookstore on Friday, October 30 at 9 PM, and we hear there will be pie! Taylor's book focuses on women age 50 and older who have worked as diner waitresses for most of their lives, and features tons of awesome photographs. You can see a few of them in a July ... Read More
I know, I know, it's Twilight, and Bella Swan is probably the most anti-feminist character in the history of 'literature,' but this soundtrack is GOOD! The last one was laughably terrible and full of your standard Hot Topic fare: Paramore, Linkin Park, and a mid-90s-esque ballad from R-Patz himself. But this one's got original tunes from the likes of Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and Bon Iver and St. Vincent. I know, right? My personal favorite is 'Slow Life' by Grizzly ... Read More
This just in -- a new 'younger' version of Thelma and Louise is in the works and is set to star Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Amber Heard (Pineapple Express). Leighton, we love you as Blair Waldorf, but can you really handle a classic like T and L? It's like asking us to believe Serena van der Woodsen can do Shakespeare -- it just ain't gonna happen. Plus the title is Cowgirl Bandits. Who gave this the green light? And how come I don't have their job? So ... Read More
Do you know how to be post-racial? If not, let Margaret Cho teach you! The funny lady will be appearing this Saturday night at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC for a special called 'How to Be Post-Racial.' Elon James White, creator and star of This Week in Blackness, will host the event, and several other comedians (including Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show) will be around to give their two cents on the subject. And don't worry -- if you're not in New ... Read More
It's a well-documented fact that Etsy is awesome -- you can buy vintage belt buckles, handmade jewelry, and pretty much anything you can think of, really, all without leaving the comfort of wherever you prefer to Internet shop. But 'pretty much anything you can think of' also includes 'things you would never imagine someone was trying to sell.' Thanks to the site Regretsy, you can now see all of these products in their crazy glory. Looking for a Frida Kahlo uterus ... Read More
Our favorite French mademoiselle (and former BUST cover girl) Charlotte Gainsbourg has been making a splash the past few weeks in the new Lars Von Trier film Antichrist, and now she's back with the new single 'IRM' from her forthcoming album of the same name. The album, produced by our favorite Scientologist Beck, drops next February. Head on over to her website for a free download of the title track, and look for the first official single 'Heaven Can Wait' soon! ... Read More
Because now it actually is Friday, and this video is HILARIOUS. video courtesy YouTube.com ... Read More
Will Sarah Palin ever stop being a punchline? Let's hope not. Wonkette had a contest to create Blingees of her new book cover, and the results are pretty awesome. I've posted my personal favorite here -- old Sarah looks good in shutter shades. Maybe she should have worn those during the campaign to improve her appeal with the 'young voters.' Blingee courtesy Wonkette x x x x x x ... Read More
The 45th Annual Chicago International Film Festival kicks off today, and this year, organizers have created the Reel Women program to spotlight films created by women or that address women's issues. And when they say 'women's issues,' they ain't kiddin' -- one of the films is a documentary about menstruation, and tonight's opening night feature is the Katherine Dieckmann-directed Motherhood starring Uma Thurman. Right on, Chicago! An Education, ... Read More
I'm pulverized by this latest thing! Yet another book about our favorite residents of East Hampton has hit the streets. Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond is out now from Authorhouse and features correspondence written to Walter Newkirk between 1977-1987. Joe Landry, playwright of Reefer Madness, will also be working on a play called Little Edie and the Rutgers Boy, adapted from Letters and Newkirk's other book MemoraBEALEia. No word yet on when ... Read More