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The New York Times does it again! Just a couple short weeks after their girl-tastic issue of the NYT Magazine, yesterday they ran an article about the surprisingly large presence of female directors at this year's Toronto Film Festival. In addition to a 'raucous' premiere of BUST cover girl Diablo Cody's gorefest Jennifer's Body (directed by Karyn Kusama), the festival also held screenings of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star and Danish director Lone Scherfig's An Education. Read More

Martha is a Goth!

BY Laurie in General

Dudes, have you seen the new one-off Halloween issue of Martha Stewart Living? It's amazing! and the issue is chock full of Halloween crafts and recipes, shes posing on the cover with her own horse, of course! I LOVE it. Read More

Rasputina this Sunday

BY Laurie in General

One of our favorite bands of all time, Rasputina --the (sometimes) all girl cello band, natch-- is playing a one off show at the Knitting Factory. Melora is preggers with her second child, and there is a fun interview with her here at Blackbook . Choice quote: 'I’m also going to make a three-song CD with ancient folk songs about female cross-dressers. Girls dressed as men. Read More
As of yesterday, an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that the all-powerful government agency approve Gardasil for use in boys -- good news for all, as now it's no longer just up to us girls to protect both ourselves and our partners from HPV. Read More

Beatnik Babe

BY intern Amber in General

If you love Amber Tamblyn (our Feb/Mar 09 cover girl) you will adore her even more when you pick up her new enthralling poetry book Bang Ditto, published by Manic D Press. Her work is smart, twisted, feminist and humorous. She lays out her heart and soul for you to touch and smell through the pages. Amber summarizes that Bang Ditto is 'a collection of poetry and prose chronicling my observations of a life spent in the Hollywood business and how that's effected everything within me and everyone around me.' She goes on to call the book a 'risk worth taking.' If you only know Ms. Read More

Makeover Drama

BY intern Amber in General

My theory proves true! Women athletes must adhere to standard lady laws in order to be accepted by the media and the man-fueled world of sports. With the encouragement of her new managers, Caster Semenya has been made over to look more feminine. YOU, a South African magazine, says they wanted to show a 'softer side' of the track star. Read More

new DOLLY box set

BY Laurie in General

We're having a Dolly ol' time here in the office today, just got the advance of the new Dolly Parton Box Set coming out on Oct. 27th on Legacy. With liner notes by Laura Cantrel and 4 discs full of honky tonk hits as well as early rarities and a few unreleased tracks, this is a great collection and must for any Dolly fan. Read More
It has been awhile since I busted out my crayons to beautify a coloring book, but with the release of The Indie Rock Coloring Book this month, I may have to dust off my trusty Crayolas. The book, whose collection of illustrations and activity pages where created by the talented Andy J. Miller, were inspired by some of today's most lovely indie rock bands (The Shins, Devendra Banhart, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, etc). Read More

Raw Food Diet

BY Team Intern in General

Where do you turn this time of year, when it's mouth-wateringly close to holiday cookie season, but still too hot n' humid to turn on the oven? Take it easy on yourself (dangerously easy), and whip up a no-muss, no-fuss, and, most importantly, no-bake batch of raw cookie dough. That's right. I said it. Sugary, buttery, finger-lickin', uncooked cookie dough. And have no fear, germaphobes, the folks at Cupcake Project have figured out a recipe sans risky salmonella eggs. Read More
We blogged about Thunderant (comedic side project of Fred Armisen - SNL- and Carrie Brownstein -Sleater Kinney-) a couple of years ago, specifically their skit called 'Feminist Bookstore' . Well we just discovered episode 2 of this hilarious sketch. Read More