BY Intern Christina
on Jun 28, 2012
You may already know that beloved essayist, author, journalist and filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday night of leukemia. She was 71 years old.
Ephron died a three-time Academy Award nominee for the films "Silkwood," ''When Harry Met Sally ..." and "Sleepless in Seattle." She was the boss in two very male dominated fields of her time: journalism and film. A graduate of Wellsley College, she was determined to become a journalist, and caught her big break during a writer's strike. She would go on to write for five years, landing bylines in the New York Times and Esquire. Read More
BY Intern Yasmin
on Jun 15, 2012
Ever since cinema-going first became a popular pastime in the early 20th century, films have given their viewers a way to escape from the banalities and tribulations of everyday life. But, as our everyday lives move further and further away from reality (hello, makeover TV shows, social networking, and airbrushed everything), it’s often refreshing to see a movie that speaks to the real-life struggles and experiences of women in this very moment. Enter director Joshua Moore, actor Alexandra Clayton, and their feature film collaboration I Think It’s Raining. Read More
I often hear artists and musicians respond in interviews that they do what they do because of an intense and mysterious compulsion. This strong drive is difficult to understand unless personally experienced, but to Iceland’s Sigríður Níelsdóttirit, the feeling was all too familiar. So much, in fact, that she recorded a catalog of over 700 songs within seven years at the tender age of 70.
Lovingly known as ‘Grandma Lo-Fi,’ Sigríður is the epitome of DIY music. Read More
No matter what you spent your weekend doing, chances are, reddit user haissam93 spent his time a little more wisely. Over the weekend, he and his sister posted pictures of their cat acting out scenes from famous movies and we've been assured that their feline friend “hated every minute of it.” Check out these recreated images from American Beauty, Psycho, Titanic, and The Shining:
"It's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world." -American Beauty
"A boy's best friend is his mother. Read More
Whether you roll your eyes whenever your mom urges you to “just give it a chance,” or you’ve recently gotten “Christian Grey” tattooed to your left breast, chances are you’ve at least heard of the recent erotic phenomena known as Fifty Shades of Grey. Now that we’ve established the fact that you don’t live under a rock, I think it’s safe to assume you may have heard of Bret Easton Ellis as well, author of such harrowing works as American Psycho, Less Than Zero, and The Rules of Attraction (If not, it’s called Google, people!). Read More
BY Intern Christina
on May 31, 2012
It seems to be that we're being bombarded by trailers lately. First it was The Great Gatsby courtesy of Baz Luhrman, and now it's Tom Hooper's Les Misérables. The film stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, and leads me to wonder exactly how much flack Anne will catch for this one.
People have been kind of down on Anne ever since she hosted the Academy Awards with James Franco. Then it was her casting as Catwoman that had fanboys freaking out over the integrity of The Dark Knight Rises. Read More
The Hunger Games is officially a phenomenon. People of all ages and tastes are loving it and with such a twisted plot and kickass heroine, who can blame them? America is geeking out together and I'm loving every minute of it. Not only are the fans varied, but so is the film's fashion. From district to kooky capital, there is surprising inspiration to be had. Although most capital citizens are a silly, ignorant bunch, they do get to wear some of the most extravagantly colorful garments rarely seen in films these days. Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on Mar 28, 2012
Seventh grade isn't a great time for anyone, but it was my worst year in school. Why? Because I was constantly bullied and sexually harassed by some boys in school. I never talked to anyone about it (because it seemed to be par for the course), but those experiences affected how I felt about myself for years to come.
I overcame these experiences over time, but not everyone does. That's clear if you take a look at how many kids have committed suicide due to bullying over the past few years. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Mar 05, 2012
A trip to the movie theater usually stresses me out, and it's not just the $12 popcorn that does it. I am notoriously that movie-goer who easily gets offended by the portrayal of women onscreen. There have been some standouts lately--films like Bridesmaids and Pariah that have made me optimistic about what can be done if female writers and directors are given a voice. But the majority of movies still disappoint. Read More
on Feb 01, 2012
You won't see this at the Oscars: an award for "The Fempire" -- Diablo Cody, Dana Fox, Liz Meriwether, and Lorene Scafaria -- to celebrate their creativity and panache as screenwriters. These female filmmakers and many more will be honored at The Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership, taking place from February 9-12 on the Barnard College campus in Morningside Heights, NYC.BUST Magazine is thrilled to sponsor the second year of The Athena Film Festival, which continues to highlight stories of courageous women who have made a difference across the globe. Read More