The documentary I've been dying to see since I first saw the trailer is finally premiering on TV tonight!  Do not miss Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom; it's sure to be a powerful film about modern women's depictions in the media.   This is not just a film, it's the catalyst to a growing movement and a call to challenge the media.  They've launched numerous social change campaigns already including, Represent Us, where anyone can post a video about how they wish to be represented in the media. Read More
Attention Madge fans, the new trailer for Madonna's movie W.E. has dropped.  Will it be her comeback into the film world?  From the looks of the trailer, the cinematography looks beautiful and the music is lovely.   The film, written and directed by Madonna, takes place in 1930s England, and is Madonna's take on the affair between American socialite Wallis Simpson and and King Edward VII.  King Edward later abdicated the throne to be with Ms. Simpson, and the whole thing was the height of celebrity scandal during that time. Read More
Daniel Handler, better known by the pen name Lemony Snicket and beloved author of the delightfully depressing "A Series of Unfortunate Events", is just one of the many (no seriously, there are SO many) authors that's showing their support for Occupy Wall Street on the Occupy Writers site.While the goal of the whole protest is broad and at times hazy, Snicket doesn't hesitate to draw his own conclusions on what's going in his signature witty charm. Read More
Confession: I'm a pumpkinaholic. I am kind of obsessed with anything pumpkin and sweet this time of year. Pumpkin pie..pumpkin cake..pumpkin lattes..pumpkin butter..I love it all! I realize I'm starting to sound like that shrimp guy from Forrest Gump, but pumpkin is just that delicious. It's a shame that pumpkin things really only appear during this season considering how yummy it is all year round. I figured this might be a good time to share some of my favorite fall (or anytime) recipes or recipes that I've found to look extra tasty and am meaning to try. Read More
I tend to read blogs from girls of all shapes and sizes, admiring style across the board. I know size can be an issue in the fashion industry, but in a way, I thought the blogosphere was different. I didn't think that stylishly curvy ladies needed to segregate themselves in the way the industry segregates them. Examples being that weird Vogue Curvy section of or any overall purely curvy-dominated fashion spreads, which brings attention to girls of other sizes, but in a strange, separating way. Read More
What was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth like? What was going through his mind on the eve of his assassination in 1968? This is the theme explored by 30-year-old Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall in her compelling Broadway debut The Mountaintop, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater through January 15. Starring Hollywood luminaries Samuel L. Read More
  This past weekend I was lucky to catch the last show of the world premiere stage adaptation of Newsies, at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.  The stage show was the cult movie, with all the loveable characters, dance moves, and all of my favorite songs, but also with notable differences.  There were changes to the details of the story, some new songs, and some lyric changes.  My favorite change from the movie was the addition of a lady journalist, replacing the journalist Brian Denton. Read More
  If ever there was a performing artist that could make me severely regret opting out of grade school music nerd extracurriculars prematurely, it is Shara Worden.  Today marks the U.S. release of her new album All Things Will Unwind. This past weekend, I saw Shara play in Brooklyn at combination gallery/performance space Littlefield and needed to restrain myself post performance from searching through the yellow pages for some sort of adult education band camp program. Read More
Calling all deep-dish divas: The 7th Annual Casserole Party is coming up, and there's still time to register your recipe!  The Casserole Party is hosted by Emily Farris, BUST contributor and author of Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff For Your Oven (Penguin, 2008), and takes place in Brooklyn, NY and Farris's native Kansas City, MO.  The Brooklyn Casserole Party will be held on Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. at The Brooklyn Kitchen; details for the Kansas City Casserole Party are TBA. Read More
Some embrace the crisp autumn like a sudden shower during a steamy summer day, but to others, the arrival of fall means the tragic end of sun-soaked days at the beach. It’s no wonder that moody trip-hop is in season. Husband and wife duo Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church of Exitmusic know all too well what seasonal changes do to people--they’re based in New York, a city currently dealing with an indecisive Mother Nature. Read More