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When did the question of “Can women have it all?” become such a big debate? Although we’ve probably been trying to answer that question since that first multi-cellular organism managed its way out of the primordial soup, lately, it’s been a huge topic of discussion. From Anne-Marie Slaughter’s highly talked-about The Atlantic piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” to Taylor Cotters very criticized Huffington Post blog “A Struggle of Not Struggling,” culture is very seriously trying to figure this one out. Read More
Hearing about the horrific violence and political turmoil in Syria has greatly saddened me, as well as raised questions about the background of the country. How, I wonder, has day-to-day life been for Syrians, and particularly for Syrian women, while being ruled by an oppressive military regime for the past 40 years?     The beautiful documentary “The Light In Her Eyes” opens a window into the changing roles of girls, women, and Islam in Syria. These subjects are illuminated by the story of school for girls to study the Qur’an. Read More
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that, in my experience, the kind of folks who like to watch Project Runway are the same kind who enjoy a nice penis—in other words,  straight girls and gay boys. And because I'm feeling a bit douchey, I'm even going to go ahead and make the broad generalization that Project Runway's fan base is almost entirely straight girls and gay boys (gay girls, I'm not at all sure how y'all feel about it). Read More
Aaron Sorkin’s newest drama is a lightning rod for criticism, much like every other HBO show as of late. Girls was problematic to some for its depiction of privileged, young white people and lack of diversity. Luck was prematurely canceled after three horse’s deaths occurred during filming. While Girls was condemned for its representation of men (Jessa’s jerk husband Thomas-John, pushover Charlie, oddball Adam) Newsroom is now under fire for its portrayal of women. Read More

Welcome Back, Sailor Moon

BY Diana Denza in TV

While everyone was celebrating the end of another work/school week, Naoko Takeuchi had much more impressive plans up her sleeve than uninhibited Facebook stalking. This past Friday, the creator of that girl power trip called Sailor Moon announced that a brand new anime adaptation of the beloved show is on the horizon. Before I delve into details, let me first say that I watched the entire Sailor Stars season in Japanese (you know, the one that never aired in the states). Somehow, I managed to harbor crushes on all three Starlights simultaneously. Yeah, it was pretty exhausting, but I digress. Read More
Pre-Internet, if you wanted to send a love letter to someone, you’d write it down on paper. Maybe you would add a few x's and o's, stickers, a mixtape (in my romantic imagination), a lipstick kiss for good measure, and send it through snail mail. But today, if you want to send a love letter, would you post it on the Internet? Or even address it to the Internet? Now, there’s an entire site called “Dear Internet…” dedicated to writing love letters online. Read More

Free Band Names For All

BY Emma Orlow in TV

As with Jordan Catalano’s group, "The Frozen Embryos" on the 90s TV show, My So-Called Life, band names don’t necessarily have to make sense. Especially when you’re a teenager-- they’re just another way to express bottled-up angst.  Although I could stare at pictures of early Mick Jagger all day, I'm less excited by band members than by the bands' names themselves. I just love coming up with names for fictional bands that will likely never exist. Read More
Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls has always been my guru. Her wit, intelligence, never-ending appetite, feminist outlook, and multi-dimensional plot lines are a rare combination of characteristics for female leads to possess within today’s pop culture. Likewise, there were few episodes of Gilmore Girls where Rory wasn’t reading a book, referencing a book, or standing with a stack of her prized books—her thirst for knowledge was a key part of who she was. Read More
If you’re lucky enough to live in the fabulous city of Portland, you could experience a perk other than having an adult-sleep away camp in the works for your fair city. The hit IFC show Portlandia is looking for season three extras. Call your oldest relative, because they’re looking for “everybody and their grandma” according to the call sheet. Portland’s bustling “hiking trails, backyard sustainable organic farms and basement rock venues” wouldn’t be complete without youths and geriatrics alike. Read More
SXSW-featured musician and BUST favorite Zola Jesus will be on Conan O’Brien tonight! Huzzah. After a European tour earlier this year and a stint at the Guggenheim, ZJ will grace our television screens performing with Brooklyn hip-hop star El-P. The two will definitely be playing something from El-P’s newest solo album, Cancer 4 Cure. The rapper announced his on-air collaboration with ZJ via Twitter saying “tomorrow I'm on Conan with the squad and Zola Jesus. day after that la.” He then tweeted a picture of a very sullen looking Zola a few hours later. Read More