BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 20, 2014
I came across Roxane Gay’s literature while I was deep in the clutches of ADD. But when I found her short story “The Year I Learned Everything” while poking around the web, I could not stop reading it from start to finish. Gay was there for me when I needed a voice to shout without dominating; she had true grit, without embellishment or pageantry. When I finished, I couldn't believe that the story was classified as fiction—her ability to convey the full spectrum of human emotions so effortlessly made my cheeks burn.
Recently, I headed to The Last Bookstore in L.A. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 30, 2014
Graduation season is upon us which means one thing: graduation parties galore. Amongst the plethora of yard games and buffet style food lines, there’s one thing that drives me crazy, and that is finding the perfect grad gift. Whether it’s the young girls I used to mentor graduating high school or my best friend in the world graduating from college, the thought of finding them an appropriate gift baffles me.
Using my extensive resources (asking my mom for help) and a little brain storming, I put together this list of great gifts any girl would love. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 10, 2014
Blond wigs and surreal dance solos seem to be a trend in pop music this spring. None have used these elements as symbolically, however, as Lena Dunham performing an interpretive dance to Sia's new single "Chandelier" on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The wig mirrors Sia's own blond bob, which facelessly adorns the cover of her new album 1000 Forms of Fear.
In the feminist community especially, we're all aware of the controversy surrounding Dunham, star and creator of the hit HBO series Girls. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 07, 2014
I exit the elevator at the penthouse level. As I enter the apartment, the host of the party bounds down the stairs, shouting my friend's name. Him: aviators, open white linen shirt. My friend: modest blue shorts and a brown sweater, gorgeous, thin, well-connected. Me: high-waisted flower-print skirt I've had for 12 years, see-through mesh top, and an awkward grin. And the penthouse: Xanadu, if Xanadu were in the West Village. I feel I should have dressed more like I was going to a yacht. I then realize this was me dressing like I was going to a yacht. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 19, 2014
So, it's right around the bend: the season of the flesh. It is about to be (already kind of is?) super sticky out, which means it's time to try on your old shorts/skirts/dresses to see if they still fit/look for an excuse to buy some cuter and trendier ones.
In being a people-watcher and shameless ease-dropper, I can't help but notice how much judgement is so casually thrown on women's dress--pretty much all the time, but especially in the summer, and especially by other women. Read More