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Kim Gordon may be best known for fronting the alt-rock band Sonic Youth, but she’s an artist in many genres: She’s written a book, curated art shows, been involved with fashion, and now has a show of her own in NYC. Her career began as a visual artist, and we're excited to see her creativity shine once again in her original medium! In an interview with Humberto Leon, she made awesome points about the political consciousness of her art. Read More
So this is pretty awesome: Illustrator Yehuon Chung has depicted a few of our favorite Orange is the New Black characters as their corresponding Disney women through realistic portraits.  According to Chung, "My main goal was to seamlessly combine the two characters while not having one overshadow the other. I tried to maintain the sharp and edgy tone from Orange is the New Black, while accentuating the Disney characteristics with vibrant colors."  Chung’s amazing illustrations capture unexpected parallels between the stories of the inmates and Disney stars. Read More
Fine, we admit it: BUST loves witches. We consider Sabrina and her aunts our homies. The potential Charmed reboot is already our new favorite TV show despite the fact that NO ONE HAS CONFIRMED WHETHER IT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENING *shakes fist at sky*. The definite remake of The Craft remake has us waiting on pins and needles for updates. We can sing the entire Wicked soundtrack, with or without music. Our very own Craft Lady Callie even made a two-month foray into the world of modern witching not too long ago. Read More
Give a talented feminist a tiny chipboard water tower, and she’ll probably make a beautiful work of art from it. That’s what Boundless Brooklyn, a company specializing in the creation of these intricate, eco-friendly replica model kits, was thinking when they asked legendary graffiti artist Claudia “Claw Money” Gold to curate "Towers of Power," an all-female art show. Read More
Mercado Sagrado — or Sacred Market — is an annual celebration of the "canyon spirit":  The festivities feature artisan goods, healing arts, live music, and what is perhaps best described as really positive vibes. Hosted by Carly Jo Morgan and Heather Culp on May 2 and 3 in Topanga, California and set deep in Malibu Canyon, this year's fest was surrounded by mountains and old growth oak groves; it was also steeped in nouveau bohemian makers and curators of vintage goods from around the country. Read More
Mary Ellen Mark, the groundbreaking American photojournalist and photographer, passed away in New York yesterday due to myelodysplastic syndrome (which affects the bone marrow) at the age of 75.  A consistent theme in Mark's work was attention to people on the margins, people who wouldn’t usually be in the spotlight and certainly not in such a respectful lens. The subjects were most often women and children. According to Philly. Read More
Alex Elle is a writing goddess whose words make us melt. We’re majorly jealous of the talent this lady possesses. We picked some of our favorite quotes of hers, but you can find more of her writing (as well as breathtaking photos) on her Instagram. Alex has also authored and self-published two amazing books, Words From a Wanderer and Love in My Language. Get ready for some serious inspiration. 1.  2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.  8.  9.  10. Read More
According to one of the most unsettling, and relentless, social norms, a woman's value is directly proportionate to her physical beauty. It’s the idea that if we don’t meet outdated physical standards- namely small, petite, dainty, meek—then we become invisible. If we are too fat, too tall, too masculine, too loud, too bold, or if we claim empowerment and visibility on our own terms, then society wants to look away. Luckily, there are growing movements to break conventional beauty standards once and for all. Read More
Looking for something to do in Brooklyn tonight? Check out "Another Fucking Group Show," 8 'til late at Superchief Gallery on 66 Greenpoint Ave. The bands start at 9 pm, and you can check out the crazy installations from artists in the Frontal Labatomy space all night. Seriously, get there if you can. Read More
When celebrated artist Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked her clothing in a room that he ordered not be opened until 15 years after his death. True to Rivera's wishes, photographer Isiuchi Miyako only gained access to Kahlo's belongings in 2004, and took these amazing pictures.  There's something especially powerful about this look at Kahlo's most intimate possessions: It could be the fact that it reminds us the artist was a human, not just a legend. Read More