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NY-based 20-year-old singer/songwriter Quinn Marston kicks some serious booty. In collaboration with producer Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Right on Dynamite, The Virgins), she releases her debut EP, Can You Hear Me See Me Now?, an intimate classic-alternative-pop compilation. She also tackled making her own video for the title track, saying, "I knew I wanted to do an animation video. I had gone to the Metropolitan Museum of Art just Art just before making it and that's what got me thinking about Egyptian and Chinese Dynastic art. Read More
  Ever since the international phenomenon Snakes on a Plane, I have been wary of [Animal]s on a [Object I Use]. It's a potential recipe for terror. However, my mind has been changed thanks to this video. Observe a pair of kittens slipping on a slide and their mama's valiant attempts to rescue them. Uh-dorable. Read More
The popular YouTube internet campaign, "It Gets Better", was started in September of this year by columnist Dan Savage, as a way to send the message to young teenagers being bullied for their homosexuality that there is life beyond high school, and it does get better. In his own video message, he explained that he was raised in a "very Catholic" environment and was picked on for being "obviously gay". He wants today's teens to know, however, that life goes on, the world slowly changes, and he did overcome many of his struggles. Read More
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 Portland trip, I came to find that Griffin was performing a show on my second night here. Read More
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. Read More
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 particular body type, knowing full well that it does not represent most women, over all others. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 with balls," which was met with enthusiastic audience laughter and applause. Read More
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 took part in the switch. Read More