Miranda July alert for Southern Californians! Tomorrow night (Tuesday) the inspiring auteur will be hosting Show and Tell at Cinefamily, a brand-new series that invites "artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural heroes to divulge their deepest, darkest media obsessions." Basically MJ will get on stage and talk about whatever she damn well pleases, and knowing her, it will be completely freaky, fascinating, and funny.    Show & Tell at Cinefamily Tuesday, July 26 8pm, $12 Silent Movie Theater 611 N. Read More
The news of Amy Winehouse's death this weekend was, while perhaps not a shock, still  devastating. And in the days since, much been made of her addiction, as though somehow she got what she deserved, or what she was looking for; that being an active addict is about having a death wish. But I don't think Amy did drugs or drank because she wanted to die; I think she did them in order to manage living.Like so many true artists, Amy seems to have felt things, deeply. Read More
In honor of the beloved singer, Amy Winehouse, who was found dead on Saturday at age 27, M.I.A. released an unfinished demo titled ‘27’ via her Twitter yesterday morning. Listen to it here on M.I.A.'s Soundcloud, where she dedicated the song to all of her friends that died at 27. Read More
Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits is tonight, July 25 at Hudson Terrace from 8-11 PM. Get tickets at the door for $50 this evening or you can still purchase them in advance here for $40. Or, for $75, you can enjoy the VIP champagne reception from 7-8 PM, which includes gift bags and cocktails on the Garden Terrace. Read More
Review by Michelle Kehm With a budget of zilch, the twin-powered team behind The Polish Brothers (Northfork, Twin Falls Idaho) wrote, directed, shot and starred in this exquisitely intimate and beautifully scored film that pays homage to the French New Wave and Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman. Piratic Mark Polish plays Yves, an American photographer who runs into his ex, Sofia, a model-turned-journalist played by the achingly beautiful Stana Katic, while in Paris. The scene where the two bump into each other sets the premise for the entire film. Read More

Amy Winehouse, Rest In Peace

BY Laurie in Music

We've all lost a great talent today, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home. While it does not come as a surprise to most, it is still shocking that someone so young and so clearly gifted is gone. I didn't know Amy, but did work with her once back in 07 on her press tour for Back in Black during a photoshoot for BUST.  When that record came to our office, it was just so superior to anything we'd heard in years, and it was instantly loved by everyone. Read More

Vibrator Truck Comes to NYC

BY Lisa in Sex

These days food trucks are a dime a dozen. But come next weekend, there’ll be a new truck in town, and it has nothing to do with meals on wheels. The Good Vibrations/Trojan truck will be hitting the streets of NYC July 28 – July 30, and while it’s mainly a marketing ploy for Trojan’s line of vibrating products, it’ll also feature some pretty cool stuff, like giveaways, live interviews with sexperts, and handing out “fun” facts about how many people use vibrators in their sex lives (guess what, it’s a lot. Duh.). Read More
Style Yourself is a book full of fashion bloggers, such as Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge, who writes the foreword, Style Rookie’s Tavi Gevinson, Style Bubble’s Susie Lau, The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel, and Keiko Groves of Keiko Lynn, among many other awesome bloggers. The book aims to be a guide to personal style with advice from many of the bloggers. Read More
I've been wearing the same damn swimsuit since 2005, and my too-small bikini bottom is causing me more anxiety than if I were to swim with the sharks or go on the Jersey Shore boardwalk. Still, swimsuit shopping isn't my forte; I hate the paper crotch strips and I'm just too lazy. But these monster swimsuits from Iron Fist may finally convince me to ditch my dingy bikini. These freaky tops and bottoms are sure to get you attention - just be prepared to say, "Ahem, my eyes are up HERE...oh, wait." Thanks to these swimsuits, I've made my selection for Friday Movie Night... Read More
In the midst of this heat wave, I downright whimpered as I left the lovely air-conditioned office building to return to my hot apartment where I've only a dinky fan to cool me down. I spent the subway ride racking my brain for any nearby caves I could spend the night in, but then I realized that a Low Impact Woodland Home would be a much more charming place to reside. This hobbit-like dwelling stays cool in the summer without contributing to global warming, and is just generally super energy efficient, thanks to its straw bale insulated floor and walls. Read More