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
Usually we don't have anything good to say about traditional lady mags (or for that matter, Fox News), but this month, Glamour's finally on to something -- plus-size models! Plus-size really meaning 'normal-size,' 'healthy-looking,' and 'totally beautiful.' Glamour's November issue, out on Tuesday, will feature a photo shoot with plus-size models Kate Dillon, Crystal Renn, and Lizzie Miller, and in honor of the occasion, Fox News has compiled a slideshow of ... Read More
Ladies and gents, put your thinking caps on! Our own Crafty Lady Callie Watts runs a girly porn magazine called Ligerbeat, but thanks to some boner killers over at a certain teen magazine that sounds a lot like Ligerbeat, the magazine needs a new name, pronto. According to the top brass over at Boner Killer Central, the name Ligerbeat sounds too much like the name of the teen magazine, thus confusing young children who don't know their alphabet and causing them to ... Read More
A friend of mine has been trying to get me into La Roux for several months now, and I just kept saying no. The music was too cutesy, her voice was annoying, and I had enough Europop on my iPod already. But this week, thanks to a free iTunes download of the single 'Bulletproof,' I'm ready to stop denying it and admit that I'm totally hooked. La Roux is made up of epically-coiffed singer Elly Jackson and synth-player/producer Ben Langmaid. Their ... Read More
Do you know what happened yesterday? The Madonna: Celebration DVD dropped. Okay, so if you're not as big of a Madonna fan as I am, you probably weren't looking forward to this event as much as I was. I had it marked on my calendar: buy Madonna DVD! I didn't even wait until after work was over -- I bought it on my lunch hour and proudly displayed it to my fellow interns upon my return. They were, um, not quite as interested. But if you are a Madonna ... Read More
In anticipation of this week's release of Whip It, starring BUST cover girls Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat, we interns caught some serious flat-track action at the Gotham Girls Roller Derby bout Saturday night at Hunter College. Neither of us had any derby experience under our belt, so neither of us knew quite what we were in for. But by the end of the night, we had cheered our heads off, found about 20 more girl crushes, bought tons of derby merch, and were pretty ... Read More
Unless you've been under a rock for the past couple of days, you've probably heard about the Roman Polanski drama currently blazing here and across the pond. Here are the basics: back in 1977, Polanski was arrested for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. He arranged a plea bargain with the judge, but when it seemed like the judge was going to throw him in jail longer than he expected, Polanksi fled the United States and since then has carefully avoided visiting ... Read More
Looking to add a new instrument to your musical repertoire? If you live in NYC, this weekend you can learn to play the mbira, a traditional instrument of the Shona people from Zimbabwe. Patience Chaitezvi and Erica Azim will be leading an intensive mbira workshop on Saturday and Sunday. Or if you're a little less musically inclined, head on over to the Calvin-Morris Gallery and catch their performance. Erica and Patience are part of MBIRA, a ... Read More