As a feminist today, there is a nostalgic longing for the consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s. Emily Nussbaum’s article in New York Magazine, "Rebirth of the Feminism Manifesto,"  dares to question if consciousness-raising groups of the second wave have been transformed to the blogospheres of the third. Nussbaum uses Shelby Knox’s comments as evidence of this transformation: "blogs and social networks 'Are our version of consciousness-raising groups,' says Shelby Knox, 25. 'Places where we realize we are not crazy and not alone. Read More
Mother Monster and pop music goddess Lady Gaga will soon add another notch to her very long and impressive career belt with the imminent launch of her Born This Way Foundation. The foundation supports initiatives and programs that will assist and empower youth. The outspoken singer is launching the non-profit organization in conjunction with The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. The goal of the non-profit is to empower youth while using digital media as a platform. Read More
Pig: A Restaurant is a new comedy being performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City's Chelsea district. Both the show's creator, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and star Lauren Adams use their food-industry experience to create a realistic and humorous look behind the scenes of a pork -themed restaurant. Cohan-Miccio is a former editor of the foodie website Grub Street (and producer of the web video Vag Magazine) while Adams is a New York City actress and restaurant veteran who has waited tables everywhere from Balthazar to Pure Food and Wine. Read More
Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel, two of the founders and co-publishers of BUST Magazine, are currently on the road with The BUST DIY Guide to Life book -- a big fat labor of love that contains over 250 favorite DIY and craft projects from the past 15 years of BUST Magazine. San Francisco and Portland, BUST's boss ladies are heading to your cities this week! They'd love to meet all you BUST readers and DIY enthusiasts in person, so stop by one of these bookstores below and get your book signed in person. Read More
I was a Pan Am Stewardess! When it comes to Halloween, I'm no Heidi Klum, but thankfully I was able to whip up a costume using most things I already own. I wore a blue vintage dress, a blue and red Sunline Airlines scarf, and a recently bought cape that actually matched perfectly.   What really made the costume though was my Pan Am bag! When I saw it at a vintage store, I knew it would be perfect for a costume or even just to lug around my computer. Read More