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So, BUSTies, how obsessed are you with following the Iran Election story? There's quite a bit of buzz going around our offices about it. After all, we do love a good protest around here. That's not to diminish what's going on, of course (and neither is my headline), but anything with this much civil disobedience and political upset is obviously compelling. One thing that's particularly interesting is all this talk about the activists' use of Twitter to spread the word and gain support; so are the ways that non-Iranian tweeters are showing their support. Read More

You've Been Framed

BY Team Intern in General

Haven't you always wanted to unleash creative fury on plain white walls!?! Maybe you live in a dorm room that looks like the sterile unit of a hospital or in a bland apartment that has about as much pigment and flavor as cauliflower? If you have a play room and are drawing a creative blank on how to decorate Toyland, check out this interactive wallpaper by Taylor and Wood as a semi-DIY option. Read More

Gotta Collect 'Em All!

BY Web Intern in General

When I was a kid, I found the concept of collecting things - tchotchkes, Barbies, stamps, and so on - to be very cool. Unfortunately, I was too cheap and impatient to start a collection myself, so it never ever really went past Spice Girls stickers for me. I must not have been the only one who found it interesting considering the obsessive trends of the past that had to do with collecting. Read More
                    You know those scenes in movies where something mundane is happening, and then all of a sudden a really amazing song starts playing and the main character looks up to see the hottest person ever walking towards them in slow motion? Well that's what listening to Sick Sick Sister is like. Sick Sick Sister is a Portland based band fronted by Ruth Yoder. Read More

Feminizm Rulz

BY Team Intern in General

I love the misspellingz, the nutzo animals, and most of all the content. Check out these LOLCats with a feminist twist . Guess what my screensaver is right now?                                If you want to make your own LOLCats, you can upload pics of your pets and add a witticism here . If you have a blog, post your pic! Feel free to share the link on our comments page. Bak 2 work. ~Hannah Photo courtesy of icanhascheezburger. Read More
The debut album from Elizabeth and the Catapult is well worth a listen: laid-back harmonies accompany their adorable aesthetic. Just take a peek at the video for the title track 'Taller Children'. The songs are complex and appealing and their upbeat, flirtatious sound belies the cleverness and depth of the lyrics. Read more about Taller Children after the jump! One of my favorites is the snappy, infectious, 'Momma's Boy': 'If you want a girl to be your mother/Go find another, go find another one. Read More

A Whole New World

BY Web Intern in General

            Photographer Dina Goldstein has challenged the fairy tale stereotype by doing a series of photos reimagining the classic Disney princesses and putting them in modern day scenarios. Above is Princess Jasmine from Aladdin placed in a war-torn desert setting, obviously reminiscent of the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other photos include Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' getting plastic surgery and Snow White as a suffering housewife (which is basically what she was in the movie anyway, except here it is to wailing children). Read More

It's The New BFF

BY Web Intern in General

  The Bicycle Film Festival is returning this week and it is going to be quite the party with films, music performances and art exhibits, oh my! Tomorrow is opening night and it's being kicked off with a performance from Hungry March Band in the Sarah D. Roosevelt Park at 6 (yeah, they're the guys who played in the ocean at last year's Mermaid Parade , which is also this weekend).Or you can head over to South Street Seaport for a free show featuring the The Teenagers and The John Spencer Blues Explosion. Read More
Need a mid-june feminist booster shot? Get those creative wheels turning and your blood pumping with the Brooklyn Museum's Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video exhibition . It's been open since May and will run through January, and focuses on new videos by feminist artists who continue the tradition of their 70's counterparts.                                     Cathy Begien (American, b. 1975). Read More
I'm sure many of you have heard of Fuck My Life, where people talk about the shitty and degrading things that have happened to them, or Texts From Last Night, which is exactly what it sounds like. And though these brief anecdotes range from humorous to embarrassing, neither of them are quite as uplifting as Gives Me Hope, where people write inspiring snippets of he good the everyday person is capable of. This is one of my favorites: My father was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 4 years ago. Recently, I stopped by his online blog. Read More