One woman's surprisingly tender odyssey through genetics, medicine, and ... Read More
President Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and if she's appointed, we'll have our first Latino member of the high court and our third female Justice. 'I have decided to nominate an inspiring woman, who I believe will make a great justice,' Obama said as Sotomayor's nomination was announced at the White House today. Sotomayor, whose parents moved to the United States from Puerto Rico during World War II, grew up in the Bronx and was ... Read More
I came across this picture on Jezebel while I was looking for something of actual substance to blog about, and it was so damn cute I had to share.   Baby anteater! He's 2 weeks old and his name is Arthur. -Liza (photo via ... Read More
Summer blockbusters cost millions to produce and sometimes they barely break even at the box office. Even low budget independent movies will run in the tens of thousands price range. Which is why the movie Colin is such a surprising hit at Cannes this year - it was made for a mere $70. Filmmaker Marc Price had the idea to make a zombie movie from the zombie's point of view; but he didn't have any money so he called together some friends and did a BYO equipment ... Read More
Artist Neil Freeman took subway maps from major cities around the world and posted them online, all to the same scale, without any station names, line differentiation or colors. It's interesting to see how different cities' transportation systems look in relation to each other. Some are really dense, some are sprawling, some take on odd shapes. The site above compares Moscow to a daddy-long-legs, though i think it kind of looks like a neuron without the ... Read More

Super Cool Invisible Car!

BY Web Intern in Arts

  This British art student, Sara Watson, spent 3 weeks painting this car to match the lot it's parked in, making it look like it's disappearing into invisibility. A recycling firm, Recycling Lives, gave her the car to paint for publicity. Just make sure you watch where you're walking in this lot. -Liza (Photo via ... Read More
While I was on my way in today, I found myself thinking about women and music. Yes, I realize that sounds a little heavy for pre-10-AM F-train thought patterns. But there it was, a mental feminist musical analysis for my commute instead of the usual people-watching or idle ad-reading. It was brought on by the fact that I was listening to the Thermals on the train and thinking about how they have a female bassist. I realized that I liked the band more after I ... Read More
BUST cover girl Kathy Griffin was on the Late Late Show a couple of nights ago. As usual, she was talking some celebrity trash, this time focused on Heidi and Spencer (''Speidi'') from the Hills. (Part 2 after the ... Read More

Make It Work, Marvel

BY Web Intern in General

  Tim Gunn: Lovable reality TV star? Yes. Action Hero? ...hmm... This August, Marvel is releasing a new series of comic books set in the fashion industry called Models Inc. It stars a Charlies Angels type threesome of comic ladies left to the sidelines, like Mary Jane from Spiderman, Millicent Collins and Patsy Walker (aka Hellcat). Their Bosworth is, well, who else? Tim Gunn, who for some reason wears the Iron Man outfit. The series will involve them ... Read More
A girl in California is battling breast cancer earlier than most girls even need training bras. Hannah Powell-Auslam is 10 and she has already had a mastectomy. She discovered a lump on her chest and an ultrasound revealed she has a slow-growing type of cancer, secretary carcinoma. The cancer is in one of her lymph nodes, so Hannah may have to undergo chemo and more surgery. She is the youngest case reported in the US. The youngest case on the planet was a ... Read More