Show and Tell, a new storytelling series based upon the classic kindergarten activity, combines storytelling elements with props to fill in the visual blanks. Founded and hosted by Brooklyn writer (and former BUST staffer) Colleen Kane, the first topic will be a juicy one: sex ed. Once a Playgirl editor, Kane has plenty to say about the unexpected things people find hot, telling Time Out, “My visuals will be mixed media of three varieties, and the audience ... Read More
About three years ago, when Rihanna’s pivotal third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released, Jay-Z dubbed her the Black Madonna. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but considering Rihanna’s reinvention of herself with every work that followed, Jay-Z might have been onto something. Rihanna’s gumption has progressively escalated in both her sound…and hairstyles. Through her “safe” period during her first two albums Music Of the Sun ... Read More
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century ... Read More
Jill Soloway- Emmy Award-winning writer, director, feminist, friend of and collaborator wit Diablo Cody, recently posted a new short film, All In the Waiting. According to them, "Soloway and writer/actress Frankie Shaw challenged themselves to make a short in 24 hours. ALL IN THE WAITING was made this for one day on earth, an on-line film festival that asked people to show a slice o' their world." A frenetic ode to the gritty, sunbaked beauty of LA combined with ... Read More
Thirteen-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and founder of Sassy magazine (and former JANE editor-in-chief) Jane Pratt have announced their collaboration on a brand new Sassy-esque teen magazine. Tavi, known for her outspoken feminist views, wacky-teen-by-way-of-Comme-Des-Garcons outfits, worldly writing style, and infamous wearing of an oversized hair bow hat in the front row of some fashion show, has never been your typical precocious tween role model, from ... Read More
Teaching girls to play loud instruments, form a band, command a stage, and all-around empower themselves in many ways is what rock camp is all about. Of all the feminist causes near and dear to my heart, rock camp is one of the most inspiring and consistently rewarding-and I can't help but wish I had spent a week at camp as a kid, middle-schooler, or teen. That's why it's a great idea to support Girls Rock Camp Alliance's benefit show at Park Slope's Rock Shop. ... Read More
House of Yes, the East Williamsburg-based art space and performance venue, is keeping busy this season with a ton of events to keep you warm and entertained on these blustery fall nights. Tonight, show up for Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show, which promises such glamorous luxuries as spandex, glitter, fake eyelashes, pasties, beautiful aerialists and dirty jokes. Tomorrow they're throwing a black-tie only birthday dance party open to the public, and they have far ... Read More
  Plan your weekends in advance and make a date for an art-fueled night in a majestic Brooklyn setting. The Physical Center, a London-based "multimodal arts program" will arrive at Williamsburg's Saint Cecilia's (former) convent and art space for a night of DJs, video and performance art, and large scale architectural pieces. Featuring the works of Brooklynites Jenn Brehm, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Kerry Downey, iO Tillett Wright, the show will raise many for two ... Read More
Because my current sublet has both a big-screen TV and digital cable, I have taken it upon myself to watch as much television as humanly possible- might as well get it while the goin's good, right? Anyway, last woman standing Danielle Keene won the challenge that will bring her into the finale last night on Top Chef: Just Desserts, and I must say, I couldn't be happier. Danielle won my heart after she chose Andy Richter and Conan O'Brian when prompted to do a ... Read More
"Setting the record straight: Despite my admiration for the pirate of the group, I beg to differ with Keith on the sexual prowess of his lead singer, Sir Mick Jagger. In all ways (including size, thank you) on several occasions I got plenty of Satisfaction. The todger isn't tiny after all, dolls. And you can trust the world's most famous groupie!" - Pamela Des Barres, writer, groupie, 60's-70's scenester, and author of must-read memoir I'm With the Band, on ... Read More
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