This YouTube gem has been hanging around for about a year, but I never seem to get tired of it. Sometimes I'll be walking down the street, and I'll get a Miss Cleo flashback. It just feels ... Read More

Yikes!

BY Laurie in General

While this video does not make me want to go out and buy Dove soap, I do think it's pretty cool that they are recognizing the onslaught that we see everyday, and opening the discussion of body image  to young girls. I mean, my 12 year old knows an anorexic boob job when she sees one, and thinks its gross, yet you cant help wonder what the day to day exposure is doing to her/us. And as its illustrated here, there is an awful lot of it out there. (kudos to one ... Read More
Just like America's Next top model, YOU could be in the running to be Britains next top girl singer! Our pal Sheila B at Xenomania Records in London is organizing an open audition for girl singers in NYC in a few weeks, so spread the word to your friends, sisters, cousins, daughters, neighbors, co-workers, fave unsigned bands/singers, everyone and anyone you know who wants to make it in music!  CALLING ALL GIRL SINGERS OPEN AUDITIONS Oct. 13 + 14, 2007 ... Read More
I recently went to see the documentary Helvetica, yes it's about a font, and no, it's not that boring. Shot beautifully, mostly of signs from around the world, the ubiquitous font shows up in just about every corner of the globe. Here we have a bunch of famous designer dudes talking about the history and thier love (and sometimes hatred) of the omnipresent letters. Just like in the design world, we barely see any women here, except two, the spunky and talented ... Read More

Miranda July watch!

BY Laurie in General

Our favorite director/actress/performer/author Miranda July just announced a NYC reading on Oct. 5th as part of The New Yorker Festival, tickets go on sale Sept, 15th thru ticketmaster. If you've never seen her speak or perform live, you owe it to yourself to check her out, she is one charming and lovely lady! There will also be an amazing interview with her in the new issue of BUST, on newsstands at the end of Sept. In other MJ news, I was happy to see that ... Read More

Speedy recovery

BY Laurie in General

Former BUST cover gal and french chanteuse/actress/mom Charlotte Gainsbourg is apparently recovering from surgery for a brain hemorrhage. We wish her a speedy recovery, according to this article she will be fine. Gros Bisous Charlotte! ... Read More

Rasputina

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

I've always loved Melora and her cello band Rasputina, but this latest cd Oh Perilous World is probably one of her best. Here she's teamed up with that other 1800's lovin' gal -the one and only Dame Darcy for the video for 1816, The Year Without a Summer. You can also check out the very fine tune Cage in a Cave on our Media Taster to the left. Enjoy the old timey splendour. ... Read More

Come Into My House

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

There has been a whole slew of fun dance/rock/disco bands coming out in the last few years, like Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Justice and Simian Mobile Disco, but my current fave of the bunch is 23 year old Calvin Harris from the UK. His mix of juicy slabs of funk and goofy falsetto lyrics on his new release, I Created Disco, (out here in Sept.) is simply irresistable. And in an absolutele genius marketing/promotional move, he's asked his UK fans to stage ... Read More

M.I.A. Boyz

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

How friggin awesome is MIA!??  She is just so badass.  ... Read More
New favorite band of the week for me is Bat For Lashes, which is this little lass from England named Natasha ... Read More