"Your son is a woman!" cried a strange voice at me from my friend's answering machine. "Oh that's from Paris is Burning," he explained later. "You never saw that?" The rising inflection in his voice telling me I should. A gay black man who grew up in the deep South, Willy was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film that taught him he could make his own community. About time I saw this thing. The film documents the houses that poor gay men flocked to as far ... Read More
From the adorbs  Mish and Sami over at the Poor & Pretty blog, comes the following guide to shopping at your local consignment shop. Enjoy! ---------------- We love consignment shops. Why? Well, we’ll get into that in a bit {think brand names at super affordable prices}. First, we want to give you some background before you check out our sweet video. Last week, we went to Peonies, a high end consignment boutique in Centerbrook, CT. Because Sami ... Read More
Aziz Ansari will be sure to unleash his ace stand-up on the MTV stage this June at their 19th Annual Movie Awards, and we can’t wait! Ansari has had ‘em rollin’ in the aisles (or couches rather) with his new sitcom, Parks and Recreation; sharing the night along with BUST’s April/May cover man, Tracy Morgan of 30 Rock. Essentially locking in Thursday nights as a sure-fire date with the boobtube. Ansari joked with Entertainment Weekly about ... Read More
PSST! The mommy 'n me paradigm is under attack. Finally. Maybe the most interesting thing about Elizabeth Badinter's new book Le Conflit, La Femme et La Mère (The Conflict, The Woman and The Mother) is the ruckus it's causing. In stating the obvious—that women have imposed a new  tyranny on themselves through perfectionist childraising—she's drawn wide-ranging contempt. Everyone from conservative Christians to ecologists and ... Read More
  The breathtaking Beauty, local conceptual artist Julie Atlas Muz, and the bad boy Beast of the disabled artistic world, Mat Fraser have put their brains and bodies together to bring you their wildly different vision of a classic fairy tale. Mirroring their real-life love story, Mat and Julie plan to take audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride tonight at the Abrons Art Center. The string of highly acclaimed sold-out one-nighters across Europe leads us ... Read More
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