I'll cover my mouth so I don't get rage all over my computer screen. This makes me so mad I can barely put words together. Fortunately, Kate Harding put plenty of words together on the topic that say everything I am thinking much better than I could. United is instituting a policy that would kick people off a full plane if someone on the staff decides they are too fat. Oh, and after they are kicked off and unnecessarily forced to wait, then they will have to pay extra. Because apparently discomfort needs a scapegoat, and fat people are just such a popular target. Read More
Your life will not be complete until you go check out Barnaby Barford 's sculptures. Exploring ''notions of lost youth'' by popping a cap in Santa's head is just warped enough to make me fall in love. I should add that the sculpture pictured is called ''Does that mean we're not getting any presents?'' -Liza (photo via www.barnabybarford.co. Read More

Meet Miss Subways

BY Web Intern in General

There's a new exhibition opening tonight that celebrates New York beauties past (and present). Fiona Gardner's photographs are of ten former Miss Subways as they are today. Miss Subways was a contest from 1941-1976 in which young women of New York were crowned -- without any pomp and circumstance -- and their photos displayed on the subway for all to see. The women are all middle aged and older today, and Gardner's photo series shows them wearing sashes and crown juxtaposed against the circumstances of their daily lives. Read More

Party for Peaches!

BY Web Intern in General

Model Citizen Clothing and Bake and Destroy are teaming up for a 'confectionary collaboration'. Now when you buy Model Citizen's Tiger Lady T-shirt featuring Bake and Destroy's Natalie Slater, you get a free cupcake recipe created by her. And not just any old cupcake recipe, a NACHO CUPCAKE recipe! Your Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot better... But the treats don't end there; Bonnie Rue (of Model Citizen) is having her first ever blog giveaway. Read More

Le Mindu Hairdo!

BY Web Intern in General

For all you BUSTies across the pond, Charlie Le Mindu is going to be a resident at Tatty Devine Brick Lane in London. Starting April 17th, you can head over to his pop-up salon every Friday afternoon to get your hair done. If you're not familiar with his stylings, you should definitely check them out; 'hairdos' is an understatement, 'work of art' is more like it. He's had success with his recent runway show during London Fashion Week and celebrity clientele like The B52's, Bloc Party, LCD Soundsystem, and Bust IT girl, Peaches. Read More
I couldn't resist sharing this after I saw it posted on Feministing. Who couldn't use a good 7-minute-long giggle over repeated use of the phrase ''tea-bagging?'' The moral of the story: when planning a political protest, always assume your opposition has the sense of humor of a 7th-grader. Read More
  When you're waiting in line at the Post Office all day, don't forget to breathe. Or, at the very least, reward yourself on the way home by picking up a new, ahem, stimulus package. Read More
Natalie Portman will be speaking at the SoHo Apple Store next week talking about her new web project, MakingOf. It's part of the ''Meet the Filmmakers'' series that Apple (in cahoots with indieWIRE ) is hosting as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Portman will be speaking with Christine Aylward about the project, which is going to be ''a site that promises to transform the way people view, enjoy, and participate in entertainment.'' Their session will be Friday, April 24 at 3:30 pm at the Apple Store at 103 Prince St. Read More

Stars Sans Makeup

BY Web Intern in General

  We just heard that French Elle's April issue is featuring celebrities with zero makeup or Photoshop. Read Jezebel's post here . Discuss. Read More