BY Casey Krosser
on Aug 08, 2011
Imagine a comic book superhero. Can you name more heroes who are men or women? Many comic book lovers have wished to see more strong, bad-ass ladies saving the world and their prayers will be answered by Womanthology: an all-female-created graphic novel anthology of lady superheroes!
About a month ago, a group of both comic book industry pros as well as up-and-coming comic book creators met to discuss funding the project and launched a Kickstarter campaign as a result. Now they've reached well over their printing costs funding goal and plan to release the book in October. Read More
BY Ariana Anderson
on May 26, 2011
The 7th annual Afro-punk Festival returns to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY and the line-up is probably the most spectacular yet. Incredible artists such as Santigold, Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, Joi, Rocky Business, Toro Y Moi, and many others will take the stage August 27th and 28th. There’s music for almost any taste because, like the 2010 promo video states, “Afro-punk is not a genre—it’s a state of mind.”
But this isn’t just a music festival. Read More
BY Ariana Anderson
on May 11, 2011
In her current installation Knitting Is for Pus****, Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, (Olek) has taken craft to a new level. Previously having merely covered people, bikes, and cars, she has now covered an entire apartment with her intricately looped yarn and left no surface untouched by her crocheted creations. Much of the furniture featured is from Olek's own apartment, including her bed, which she apparently misses so much that she occasionally sleeps in the Gallery to feel at home. Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 30, 2010
A few weeks ago I stumbled across the blog, But You’re Like Really Pretty and instantly became a huge fan.
Each Wednesday, illustrator and site owner Ryan Casey, posts a hilariously mean webcomic featuring someone or something in pop culture that’s been a particular source of annoyance that week (example below).
Her illustrations are so good and so clever that the blog was recently nominated for a Webby and won the 2010 Bloggie Award for “Best-Kept Secret” webblog. Read More
BY intern Amber
on Oct 29, 2009
Okay so I have to tell you about a wonderful friend of mine, Reena Shah . I am always so inspired by this powerful artist with a knockout smile and spirit. I don't know if Reena knows this, but she is breaking boundaries. Minority actresses the world over have a hard time being embraced by the Anglo-obsessed film and entertainment industry, but Reena has managed to be a successful actress/singer/dancer all while embracing her Indian-American roots. Read More
Attention, NYC-dwelling BUSTies! Candacy A. Taylor, author of Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress, will be on hand next week to sign copies of her book. She'll be popping into Bluestockings Bookstore on Friday, October 30 at 9 PM, and we hear there will be pie! Taylor's book focuses on women age 50 and older who have worked as diner waitresses for most of their lives, and features tons of awesome photographs. You can see a few of them in a July piece from The New Yorker. Read More
BY Sarah J.
on Oct 18, 2009
The first graphic novel I ever bought was Death: The High Cost of Living. I was a teenage gothette just figuring out that there were all sorts of strange and wonderful things out there that I hadn't discovered yet, and then one day my friend came to school with a little thing called the Death Gallery, full of these gorgeous pictures of this little goth girl that sorta even looked like me (if you squinted and washed out the color).
What the heck was that? I'd seen plenty of comics but nothing that looked like that. Read More
The 45th Annual Chicago International Film Festival kicks off today, and this year, organizers have created the Reel Women program to spotlight films created by women or that address women's issues. And when they say 'women's issues,' they ain't kiddin' -- one of the films is a documentary about menstruation, and tonight's opening night feature is the Katherine Dieckmann-directed Motherhood starring Uma Thurman. Read More