While I appreciate a good serious film as much as the next guy, I can't help but be enthralled when a dance sequence shows up in a movie. Flavorwire apparently thinks the same way--so they put out this list of their 35 favorite dances on film. Present are the obvious musicals (I have such a soft spot for West Side Story, so I was pleased to see three clips on the list) but also unexpected dances like the one in Pulp Fiction.   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   Check it out here. Read More

Catch BUST at SXSW

BY Susan in Music

Where is BUST going to be at SXSW? At the best and coolest parties, duh.  Make sure to check out the Sissy Bounce showcase..let me see your bust bounce ladies... Date/time: SATURDAY March 20 DAY PARTY for more info go to http://www.wheretheyatnola.com/ Artists on the bill include: Partners-N-Crime http://www.myspace.com/pncofficial DJ Jubilee http://www.myspace.com/djjubilee1 Katey Red http://www.myspace.com/kateyred Big Freedia http://www.myspace.com/bigfreedia Vockah Redu http://www.myspace.com/vockahredu Magnolia Shorty http://www.myspace.com/magnoliashorty Ms Tee http://www.myspace. Read More
There's an online fundraiser being held until March 16 for The Girls Rock Alliance and The Girls Rock Camp Austin. Donate $10 to www.girlsrockcampaustin.com for a chance to win a guitar signed by Dolly Parton. Read More
Yesterday my friends and I were joking on Facebook (shut up) about Terry Gross's Fresh Air interview with Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart: Memoirs of a Dominatrix. Terry Gross is pretty famous for being a great interviewer but she was way out of her depth. She just seemed unable to believe that "normal" people work in sex dungeons or patronize them. While talking to the author, Terry veered back and forth between "How did a nice girl like you end up doing this?" and "Thank goodness you no longer do that so I can have you on my show and you can explain it to me. Read More
Heck yes. According to People, last night at a post-Oscars party, Betty White confirmed what millions on the internet had been speculating about: she will appear on Saturday Night Live sometime in the near future. Though she didn't specify a date (and Lorne Michaels, the show's executive producer, already dismissed claims that she'd be co-hosting a special "Women of Comedy" episode) and it isn't clear if she'll be actually hosting, this is certainly awesome. Read More
  Does Riot Grrrl still exist? Has it evolved? It's clear that the movement has had an influence on tons of musicians, zinesters, and grassroots organizers since it began, but just how much of an influence has it had? And what's changed to keep it relevant in 2010? These are just some of the questions the International Girl Gang Underground zine, "a compilation zine that picks up where Riot Grrrl left off," hopes to answer, and they are calling for submissions from DIY musicians, zine writers, and project organizers for help. Read More
My feminist organization hands out condoms (just the regular Durex ones) all the time on campus and one time we ran out and had to send someone on a condom run to get more.  Well, in the meantime some generous soul saw our predicament and whipped 12 Magnums out of his backpack and donated it to our cause.  (Why did he have 12 Magnums in his backpack on Monday morning on campus at 10am?  No one will ever know but it gives a new meaning to being prepared.)  Anyway, the second we put those Magnums out boys started swarming us like vultures to get one. Read More
I do love me some Will Forte and I'm feeling his feminizle vibes on this "Good Job Women' skit from last weekends Saturday Night Live. I think he's probably pretty excited about being included in our "Men we Love" issue! (that's at the printer right now). I know I am. Here's his tribute to women's herstory month. Read More
While last night was certainly an excellent night for women in film,  the Academy seems to have forgotten two great actresses from their memorial montage: Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett, who both passed away in 2009. According to Leslie Unger, spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences: ''Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody.'' Oh. So they couldn’t extend the montage by what would have probably been 30 seconds at most to honor two awesome actresses. Right. Read More
2010: First Woman to Win an Oscar for Best Director-Kathryn Bigelow- Best Director 'The Hurt Locker'Only three other females have been nominated for Best Director in the Oscar's 82-year history. Lina Wurtmuller for 1976's Seven Beauties, Jane Campion for 1993's The Piano and Sofia Coppola for 2003's Lost in Translation.Art + Women + History = March 2010Direction from the Oscar control room:------------And, please show James Cameron's face, again, please. Close-up on James. Cue> camera 3...And, James's face one more time again, please...and back to you> camera 1. Read More