WomensMediaCenter.com has put together a video to commemorate the ladies responsible for the best cinematic moments of 2009.  Celebrating the women whom without these moments would not be possible, the video highlights accomplishments of Oscar hopefuls such as Kathryn Bigelow, Meryl Streep, Mo'Nique, Maggie Gyllenhaal and all other female nominees. Read More
Tired of the winter blahs?  Dance your troubles away at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 5th when our pals Heloise & the Savoir Faire come to Brooklyn with a sparkly brand of electro-rock that is all their own.  The five-piece is sure to get you moving with their rock'n'roll charged beats and Heloise's captivating stage presence.   Can't wait for the show?  Check out their tunes at  FredPerrySubculture.com and feel free to get a head start by busting out some dance moves in your bedroom.  It's ok; we all do it. Read More
4000 Years for Choice, a new campaign created by designer/artist/activist Heather Ault, sends beautifully designed postcards exhibiting facts about ancient forms of contraception and abortion to women's health clinics across the country on a weekly basis.  A direct response to anti-choice groups such as 40 Days for Life who spread horrific anti-abortion messages to the same clinics, 4000 Years for Choice dispels the common notion that abortion and contraceptive rights began with the twentieth century women's liberation movement and sheds light on these practices' ancient past. Read More
In a recent interview on Laura Flanders' news and arts discussion program, GRITtv, Kathleen Hanna discusses what it was like breaking into a male dominated music scene, being a "three-dimensional-icon," donating her zine archive to the Fales Library's Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU, and why she is hopeful for the future.   Always focused on collaboration and progress, Hanna is reluctant to call herself a role model though she surely serves as one, exhibiting qualities that are often absent in those considered to be icons today. Read More

Behold: The Hair Phone

BY Intern Laura in Music

Just when you thought Gaga may have exhausted every hairstyle that exists, this photo from the set of her "Telephone" video proves otherwise.  Now that she's done it, it seems to be a natural evolution from the hairbow but who could have predicted it before?  And what will be next?     Image courtesy of LadyGaga. Read More
Tired of listening to the same old type of music?  Are your ears in search of something a bit less familiar?  Check out the Women's Experimental Sound Festival, Saturday, February 20th, at The Velveteen Rainbow in Brooklyn.  With female artists making music with innovative techniques and instruments such as the augmented tango shoe, 4-channel electroacoustic, and live sound and visual compositions, the event is surely not to bore those tired of the same ol', same ol'. Read More
The Matt Fried Hour, a new, live, late-night talk show hosted by comedian and writer Matt Fried, is "best described as Conan O'Brien on a $50 budget."  The show, part late-night talk show, part live comedy performance, entertains "an unparalleled variety of celebrities, yet-to-be-discovered comedians, and the best, unsigned indie music. Read More

Weekend Warriors

BY Intern Laura in Style

Another Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is almost upon us and this season's lineup is surely not to dissappoint.  The event, held this coming weekend at Glasslands Gallery, will feature local and national independent designers including BUST faves Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, whose use of bright colors and playful patterns surely make a statement, and SDN whose sustainable pieces put a modern twist on a classically polished aesthetic.  There will be live musical performances by Pink Stallone, MNDR, and more. Read More
Well, if you think you've got a shot at figuring out who the subject of Carly Simon's  "You're So Vain" is in the form of a music video, it is!  People have been speculating who the rock'n'roll classic is about since the song hit airwaves back in 1973 and Carly is giving her fans a chance to finally put the rumors to rest.  Fans and filmmakers are encouraged to submit original videos to accompany either the original or newly recorded version of "You're So Vain," featured on her critically-acclaimed album Never Been Gone. Read More
   Mo'Nique doesn't stop!  After winning a number of awards (including a SAG Award, a Golden Globe and the Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York Film Critics Award) being nominated for an Academy Award, and hosting a successful late-night talk show on BET, Mo'Nique continues to keep herself in the spotlight by preparing for her highly anticipated Spread The Love Comedy Tour with talk show co-star Rodney Perry, comedian Tone-X, and DJ Ant.  The tour kicks off on March 19th,  2010 at the Klefer Uno Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Read More