Last week, a video called “The Flip Side (Bar)” went viral, parodying male/female dynamics in the club scene. The video depicts men acting stereotypically female, and vice versa. I love the video for three reasons:
1) It gives humorous insight into the experience of being the other sex in a place where you are expected to embody every possible gender stereotype in existence. It’s easy to lose track, in this video, ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Nov 21, 2012
There’s always that one friend in the group who has the hangout house. Sophomore clothing designer, Chrissie Miller’s is known as Club Chrissie. In the beginning of October, Chrissie turned her clubhouse into the site for her new Youtube web series under the same byline. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the series, which is a mix of Pee Wee’s Play House and a Martha Stewart episode, follows Chrissie as she spends lazy days with one of her ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 07, 2012
9-year-old starting quarterback Sam Gordon is the star of the Gremlin youth boys tackle football team. Sam’s stats: 1,911 rushing yards, 8.2 yards-per-carry, 25 touchdowns, 65 tackles. According to Sam’s dad, Brent Gordon, there were 172 kids who tried out for a Gremlin team, and Sam tested the fastest in every single speed and agility drill. There’s no doubt about it: Sam is a football star.
Oh, yeah. And Sam’s a girl.
A video ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 12, 2012
“I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story,” reads a card in Canadian teen Amanda Todd’s hand in a soundless black and white YouTube video.
I remember watching this video years ago, feeling a chill come over me as I read the words written by Amanda in black marker on the cards she holds up to the camera. Half her face is out of the shot, but as the story progresses, you can still see the overwhelming ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Oct 05, 2012
LA-based mortician Caitlin Doughty, best known for her quirky YouTube series, "Ask A Mortician," recently released a video telling morbid children, "It gets better."
For those not familiar with Doughty’s series "Ask A Mortician," get familiar. It’s awesome. Once a month Doughty answers fan’s questions about death and embalming with down-to-earth, matter-of-fact answers, and her own special brand of snarky humor and silly ... Read More
As BUST intern Michelle previously wrote, Amy Poehler (BUST cover girl in our DEC/JAN 2009 issue) keeps getting more awesome, and I have to agree. Even in the midst of her recently announced divorce from Will Arnett (something most of us here at BUST are devastated about), Amy was able to give some more amazing advice to girls who are experiencing body image issues.
In the latest “Ask Amy” video, a young girl wants advice because she feels like ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Sep 13, 2012
What could be more fun than Oxygen’s reality hit Bad Girls Club? Well...a lot of things. (Remind me again why that show's on TV?)
As it turns out, though, a house populated by our favorite badass lady characters from books, TV, and movies is pretty cool. I present to you Comediva’s BAMF Girls Club, which features characters such as Lisbeth Salander, Hermione Granger, and Buffy interacting under the same roof.
This comedic web series debuted on ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Sep 12, 2012
Everything's cooler when it's scaled down to a teeny tiny size. So it's only right and natural that someone decided to create adorable tiny foods for our viewing and playing pleasure.
These miniature meals are created by Re-Ment, a collection of artists in Japan that make teensy weensy models of food items and meals scaled down to 1/6 the normal size. They're now being sold online as Barbie Doll food, and called Puchi Petite. They also make little ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Aug 20, 2012
In light of the recent verdict from a Moscow judge that put Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, behind bars for two years, let’s take a look at the Russian media’s position on feminism.
A documentary made by Russian TV follows anti-feminist groups in different countries, as they conspire to fight "the war against feminism". The documentary focuses on Switzerland, where men from different social interest organizations, ... Read More
A few weeks back, pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian launched a kickstarter campaign in an attempt to raise $6000 to fund a web-video series for her website Feminist Frequency. In the video series, Sarkeesian wanted to discuss the sexist and stereotypical representations of women in video games, to which I say, “well, duh,” as well as, “get it, girl!” Unfortunately, it would be an understatement to say that not everyone shared my same ... Read More