Think you know everything about roller derby? Some have the perception that it’s riot grrrls in fishnets, punching the shizz outta each other on skates. Well, did you know that it started in the 1930s, was rebooted in the early 2000’s, and has 1,500 leagues around the world today? Don’t worry, this isn’t a derby pop quiz, but here’s your opportunity to help learn about some famous jammers!
Margot Atwell, some might know her on the flat track as the kick-ass Em Dash, has been skating with the New York league, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, for seven years. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 17, 2014
Scottish artist Katie Paterson is growing books starting with 1,000 saplings, as a part of a 100-year book-art project called “Future Library.” A piece of land in Oslo, Norway is being cleared out for the future-book trees, along with a space for the future manuscripts. Here is the catch though, every year, for the next 100 years, a new author will be chosen to contribute to this library, but these works cannot be read until 2114! So…basically, it may be hard for any of us to be alive when the works from this project become available. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 15, 2014
The ladies from the Canadian magazine WORN Fashion Journal will host a talk on Wednesday May 14th at 7pm on the role of women in the publishing industry. The event is being held at The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate the release of their latest book out on Drawn and Quarterly. The discussion features BUST’s co-founder, Laurie Henzel along with other rad women in publishing such as Ayesha A. Siddiqi (the Ideas Editor at Buzzfeed), Marjon Carlos (writer and cultural critic), and Serah-Marie McMahon (the Editor-in-Chief of WORN Fashion Journal). Read More
BY Intern Jessica W.
on Jul 31, 2012
Tonight, Brooklyn College will unveil "Fold, Staple, Share: Highlights from the Brooklyn College Zine Library." This exhibition will run through the fall semester and spotlights noteable pieces from the collection of zines, which will then become a permanent part of the library that the college is implementing.
The collection will specialize in printed zines about Brooklyn, zines by the college’s alumni or zines about the art of self-publication itself. 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 Mary S
on Nov 15, 2010
Thirteen-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and founder of Sassy magazine (and former JANE editor-in-chief) Jane Pratt have announced their collaboration on a brand new Sassy-esque teen magazine. Tavi, known for her outspoken feminist views, wacky-teen-by-way-of-Comme-Des-Garcons outfits, worldly writing style, and infamous wearing of an oversized hair bow hat in the front row of some fashion show, has never been your typical precocious tween role model, from her swift denouncement of Terry Richardson to her obviously formidable PR skills. Read More