BY Hannah Baxter
on Dec 16, 2014
Raise your hand if you’re a fan of the occasional Throwback Thursday ‘gram? I know I’ve definitely posted a 20+ year old photo of little ol’ me rocking some serious 90’s swag: leggings, jean jacket, tattoo necklace, an adorable pair of baby Docs. It’s fun to reminisce not only about the trends of the era, but your own blossoming personal style from toddler-hood to preteen to high school rebel-mom-stop-taking-my-photo-I-hate-you-ugh. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 28, 2014
In a promotional blitz for her new book “Yes Please," everyone’s favorite funny-girl Amy Poehler stopped by The Howard Stern Show yesterday to discuss sex-tips, divorce and a possible date she once went on with John Stamos. She thinks.
Poehler, who separated from actor Will Arnett in 2012, said that she met Stamos for dinner and drinks, before realizing that perhaps she was on a date with the actual Uncle Jesse Katsopolis from Full House (watch out, Aunt Becky). Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Aug 14, 2014
Yesterday I went to Hannah Hart’s book signing at the Housing Works Bookstore on a whim and had my mind blown. I’m honestly still picking up the pieces.
I first watched Hannah’s Youtube series “My Drunk Kitchen” in 2011, after just moving away from my parents for the first time to start college. I remember feeling so awkward and insecure as I tried to adjust to my new environment and all these new faces and names that all had already become a blur. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 28, 2014
If you didn't know already, or if you didn't believe it could be true, Amy Poehler has been writing a memoir, and the book cover leaked today will surely eliminate your doubts. Poehler's new book entitled, Yes Please, is set to be released on October 28th, 2014, and OMG we can't wait.
Rumors have been floating around that the book will take on an non-linear structure that defies the conventional idea of the memoir. Oh yes. Amy, you're so cool. The book is said to read like a diary of sorts, featuring true stories, fictional anecdotes, and, of course, Amy's indispensable two cents. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 18, 2012
You should watch this hilarious promo for actress/director/producer Penny Marshall’s new (and very real) memoir, My Mother Was Nuts--but don't blame us if you break a rib laughing.
Fred Armisen dresses in drag to play the amazing Ms. Marshall (who we interview in the upcoming issue of BUST!).
This isn’t the first time Fred and Penny have teamed up to make us giggle. Marshall guest-starred in the second season of Portlandia, which Armisen co-created and co-stars in with riot grrrl legend Carrie Brownstein. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 14, 2012
Three members of Pussy Riot were convicted of hooliganism, but the movement continues – Feminist Press is making sure of that.
Only a month after three members of feminist punk performance art collective Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for staging a protest performance in a Moscow cathedral, Feminist Press is releasing an ebook about the trial.
Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer For Freedom collects previously unavailable Pussy Riot material, including letters from prison, courtroom statements, and poems. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 13, 2012
Want to feel even better about picking up the latest Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, or J.K. Rowling novel? (Is this September the best month ever for book releases or what?) Check out these vintage ads in support of libraries and reading from brainpickings.org:
Reading isn't just a form of entertainment or a way to open your mind--apparently it can also solve problems like being thrown off a cruise ship, being perpetually single, or hating your family. Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Jul 19, 2012
Have you been reading your favorite classic and realized that something was just… missing. Everyone was too polite? Too restricted? There just wasn’t enough bondage in Victorian Era England, was there? Well, e-publisher Clandestine Classics is prepared to fix all of that for you. Thank God (or whoever your sexy BDSM partner is). On July 30th they will release 5 sexed up versions of your tightly laced favorites.
Clandestine Classics appreciates the classics but wants to spice them up- a lot. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Sep 15, 2011
Any female sneaker fiends out there? Being in New York, besides the color black, there is nothing more powerful than the sneaker. The right pair can make your whole outfit! So, there is no wonder that there are sneaker heads the world over sharing their love and stocking up their shelves with the newest, freshest, and most colorful. Even I become weak in the knees when I see nice sneakers (sigh).If you're like me you'll be excited to learn about the new book Girls Got Kicks, the first ever photo documentary of badass females told from a unique angle: their passion for sneakers. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Nov 09, 2010
Attention Big Apple lovers and bookworms alike: the Zinester's Guide to NYC official release party and reading is this Thursday, November 11th, at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City! There will be plenty to enjoy, such as the Bushwick Book Club performing original songs inspired by the ZG2NYC, a zine fair for contributors' zines and self-published comics, a recitation of favorite listings, and a competition for fabulous low budget prizes in ZG2NYC's live $2 Pyramid Game Show. Read More