BY Kelly McClure
on Oct 20, 2010
Obtaining tickets (translation: promising to review in exchange for) to a sold out Kathy Griffin show is pretty exciting. Having realistic expectations for the seats being in the janitor's closet, and then coming to find that they are in the THIRD ROW is cause for me to take time out from the last full day of my first ever trip to Portland to brag about it via blog, which I'm doing now from the publishing department of Portland State University.
When planning this ... Read More
on Oct 15, 2010
This movie should be renamed Wonder Woman, because that’s really who Hilary Swank’s character is. The film is captivating, cry-worthy, and I’m sure totally Oscar buzzed, but what really impressed me was the strong, powerful, and inspiring female presence throughout. With such a star-studded, vag-fest of a cast including Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, and Sam Rockwell how could it not? The film tells the incredible ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Oct 11, 2010
Anyone else tired of seeing fashion week's sickly thin models displaying bizarre clothes most people can't afford and, for weeks to follow, reading about them in every magazine, newspaper, blog, and bathroom stall? Well, our girl-crush, Erin Gibson, sure is, but she doesn't just roll her eyes; she tackles the industry and the models who work them in her latest Modern Lady. A parody, yes- as is her style, but also a commentary on how the fashion industry values one ... Read More
on Oct 08, 2010
SNL premieres a new special that flaunts the numerous women who have graced the studio stage over the show's rich 35-year history.
The primetime special, "Women of SNL," is set to air on NBC on Monday, November 1st from 9-11 p.m. Along with vintage clips, the ladies of late night will be bringing original material to the table to help celebrate SNL's 35th anniversary. Among the comediennes coming back for more will be the show-stopping Tina Fey, Rachel ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch
on Oct 05, 2010
My Hulu wanderings led me to the “Chicken Ranch,” a documentary film about a legal brothel just outside Nevada. The documentary uncovers life inside the house, and gives a look into the psychology of the women who have to earn their living there. It reminded me a bit of “Paris is Burning,” in terms of sex being the deciding factor in how the subjects were going to live their lives. It could be gathered that all of the subjects were forced ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Oct 04, 2010
BUST cover woman Helen Mirren promoted more than just her upcoming film, "Red", when she went on NBC's show "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" recently. Fallon challenged our Dame to the popular college game of beer-pong, and she proved to be a great sport as she poured three cups into one and dutifully "chugged" when Fallon scored.
"He nearly got my other cup," she joked when Fallon missed a play that hit her on the chest, followed by, "I'm never very good ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Sep 24, 2010
This is one of those things you can’t make up: Stephen Colbert, in character, testifying before Congress. He spoke about migrant workers before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security this morning, discussing his experience in partaking in UFW’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign, where in US citizens worked the farm jobs that migrant workers usually do. (Shockingly, or maybe not shockingly at all, only 16 Americans ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Sep 24, 2010
I, like many young women, have come to love 30 Rock. Liz Lemon is everything I want to be: she runs a television show, has an awesome apartment, and eats all the food she wants. Because of her, I’ve been devoted to the show since day 1, and own three of the seasons on DVD. I love it.
However, last night, there was a small crack in the show that is usually hilarious and wonderful. Pete Hornberger (a character who I usually consider to be underused) is ... Read More
BY Katie Zanin
on Sep 21, 2010
We all love Tina Fey, don’t get me wrong, but wouldn’t it be nice to have more than one path set for women writing comedy? She has really has set a new standard for what it means to be a female comedy writer and I’m sure it’s hard to be developing new work under that shadow. Enter: Mindy Kaling.
Mindy Kaling, who we all know as Kelly Kapoor from The Office, is also the show’s co-writer and producer. With The Office now ... Read More
on Sep 17, 2010
Recently I received a press release from a publicist asking me to share the following clip from a movie called "ITW Pathway." The film boasts a ridiculously amazing cast — including Terrence Howard, Temple Grandin, Rufus Wainwright, Famke Janssen, Will Shortz, Moby, Kent Cullers, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Jorgen Leth, Dave Matthews, Alan Cumming, Rosie Perez, Aimee Mullins, Bob Mankoff and Will Oldham — and the ... Read More