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A poetry event for anyone who thinks they hate poetry--and for those who love it! In honor of National Poetry Month, the Strand Book Store and BUST Magazine are proud to present an evening of spoken word on April 29th featuring some of the country's top female performance poets. Read More
NYC legend and all around kick ass broad Penny Arcade (featured in BUST Oct/Nov '09) presents a night of shenanigans, hi-jinx and deviant delights. This is not to be missed- and as if that's not awesome enough, Deee-Lite's deee-lovely Lady Miss Kier will be performing DJ duties! Come out and support! Be part of the spectacle! And if you can't, do yourself a favor and pick up Penny's book, Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviews. Read More
Interested in zine culture and the future of small publishing? Tonight at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Knifefight! is holding a panel of some of the players in today’s small and self-publishing world. They’ll be presenting and discussing their work starting at 6:30--and it's free!   The speakers are: Maggie Lee (Sup Maggie Lee) Mike Force & A.P. Smith (Welcome To The Land Of Cannibalistic Horses 5 year anniversary!) Nick Gazin (Skeleteen) Phil Lubliner & Gary Fogelson (The Holster)   Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer St. Read More
Many do not know that before becoming a founding member of the undeniably influential Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon moved to New York from LA to establish herself as an artist. Music and art have clearly been important for Gordon throughout her life and career and in her new book, Performing/Guzzling, rather than making a clear distinction between the two, the artist blends the them by giving readers a visual representation of what she sees in the faces of audience members when she performs. Read More
If you are a mom, got a mom, or know a mom, treat yourself to a little burlesque brunch this Mother's Day at the "Salute to the Mothers of Burlesque Show" presented by Thirsty Girl Productions and the New York School of Burlesque. The event features 1950s burlesque legends like Dixie Evans, Dee Milo, and Toni Elling in a question and answer panel, as well as performances by contemporary burlesque queens Jo Boobs, Perle Noir, and the World Famous BOB. Read More
  The breathtaking Beauty, local conceptual artist Julie Atlas Muz, and the bad boy Beast of the disabled artistic world, Mat Fraser have put their brains and bodies together to bring you their wildly different vision of a classic fairy tale. Mirroring their real-life love story, Mat and Julie plan to take audiences on an emotional rollercoaster ride tonight at the Abrons Art Center. The string of highly acclaimed sold-out one-nighters across Europe leads us to believe that this is a performance not to be missed. Read More
DC Comics announced on their blog earlier today that Batwoman, the company's first openly lesbian superhero, will be starring in her own series. After first being introduced in the 1950's and re-introduced as openly gay in 2006, the character has been well received by fans and has the chops to become the DC family's next beloved superhero. Read More

Sonja Ahlers: The Selves

BY Sarah J. in Arts

  Drawn and Quarterly is a comics publisher, but Sonja Ahlers' The Selves isn't a comic. You could call it sequential art, I suppose, though it's mainly collages of beautiful and slightly disturbing things, its text chosen for aesthetic value rather than to tell a story. Babies, children and mothers; cute animals and Sylvia Plath quotations; 70s and 80s fashion, Holly Hobby and Princess Di all blend together--or rather, are layered on top of one another to create dreamscapes that create a portrait of a woman. Read More
Some see it as a menace, some see a revolution, and insiders see a big fat question mark. Street Art has made its mark on the wall of history; and as one of the genre's champions, Banksy wants to tell you how. Though normally evading cameras like the plague, the grapher of mystery did an about-face in his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. French ex-pat, Thierry Guetta had originally planned the film as a documentary of the Street Art Movement, but Banksy saw that the real story was Guetta himself - aka Mr. Brainwash. Read More
We might think we’re not that influenced by fairy tales and all that childhood Disney watching. But alas, a recent LiveScience study found that even though there are more 30-something single women than ever the “spinster” stigma is still not lifting. The media has traditionally portrayed them as either desperate to get married or so career-driven that they "don't need a man. Read More