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We're All Mad Here...

BY Web Intern in General

            Already worn out your Mad Men DVDs? For something to do while you wait for the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (coming August 16th), AMCtv.com has given you the fun little project of Mad Mennin' Yourself. Have fun making a cartoon caricature of yourself from the '60s. I admit, I spent a good portion of last night working at making a spitting image of myself. And then spent more time making ... Read More
Normally I would be hard-pressed to say who turns me off more: Sarah Palin or William Shatner. Smarmy, opportunistic, vapid--the similarities are uncanny. But I've changed my tune since watching this already-infamous rendering of Palin's farewell speech by Shatner on Conan O'Brien. Pure comedic gold. It almost makes my Palin-induced nausea and disbelieving rage seem like a distant, bemusing memory. Almost. Watch it here. Unrelated but interesting: Shatner was ... Read More
  Iran's government is finally bending to public pressure and has announced that they will be releasing 140 detainees that were imprisoned during the protests following the elections in June. There has been a call for all people being held on only minor offenses to be released within the week, and that all criminal investigations be expedited. There are still hundreds of prisoners left, but the government is claiming they are being held for more serious ... Read More
Hall and Oates, not to be confused with Quaker or one man named Holland Oats (as BUSTie Callie once believed) is coming to NYC for a free performance! Before Nelly Furtado made 'Maneater' a sexy dance number , it was an edgy Hall and Oates' single with a sweet sax solo. See them for yourself if you're in the area on August 6th at the 31st Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island, or make it a day by going to the New York Aquarium across the ... Read More
Prepare yourself, because even though it's not quite morning any more, I'm still not sure you'll be able to handle this much awesome. Behold: Ink Calendar by  Oscar Diaz. This project, on display in Madrid until October, uses the capillary action of ink spreading across a sheet of paper embossed with a calendar to display the date. Like magic, the ink slowly fills in one number per day. Each month is done with a different color corresponding to a spectrum ... Read More
Never fear! The long-awaited August/September issue of BUST is starting to appear on newsstands and in your mailboxes. What's awaiting you, you ask? Well, our cover girl, Diablo Cody, talks to us about the controversial feminism behind Juno, sex work and her new movie, Jennifer's Body. We also have our first ever Fall preview, jam packed with what to look out for in movies, music, fashion, books and TV, along with some choice interviews with Regina Spektor, Anna ... Read More
Sarah Palin stepped down from the Alaskan governorship yesterday. Why? Well, no one's completely sure. Right now, the newsies seem to think she's making time for presidential campaign plans. A female U.S. president? I'm all for it. President Palin? . . . hm. What do you think? Either way, watch the CBS coverage of her final gubernatorial press conference: ~Anna C ... Read More
Alice in Wonderland is nothing if not curiously mad, but it's for precisely it's philosophical (and psychedelic) depth that it is one of the most splendid 'children's' books ever written. The new movie version, coming out in 2010, was something I've been really excited about. (Tim Burton directing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter sounds so irresistibly bizarre.) Yet after seeing the early trailer, I'm not so sure. The first 30 seconds look great (in a ... Read More
Michelle Obama rules: she's super smart, a great mother, a strong force for great causes (support of military families and women's rights), and is totally no-fear when it comes to political involvement. Obama's got some serious celebrity, too. Most press seems concerned with her role as a domestic goddess--what is she wearing, what are the kids doing, how does her garden grow? But today's Huffington Post wonders what is Michelle Obama reading? According to the ... Read More
Is it possible to accidentally like vampires? Because despite no real interest in the mythology (8th grade Anne Rice phase aside), my most recent obsessions are pretty vampire-centric. True Blood. Twilight. Concrete Blonde's The Bloodletting. I really don't seek the stuff out, the list just goes on and on of its own accord. Case in point: Pretty Dead, the forthcoming novel by girl goddess supreme (and my personal fave) Francesca Lia Block. A new FLB tale ... Read More