Carrie Fisher is one of those celebrities that I love in the back of my mind, but who isn't part of my daily life. However, when I saw that she had a one-woman show up at Studio 54, I had to go. 'Wishful Drinking' is a humble and humorous romp through Fisher's various marriages (totally forgot she was married to Paul Simon!) and mental breakdowns that showcases how Princess Leia herself is still crazy after all these years. Most of the people in attendance at ... Read More
Every year I do this to myself...I wait too long to think of a Halloween costume and then I'm scrambling to find bits and pieces to create the perfect ensemble. Last year, a Frenchman was my costume of choice, which included a drawn on mustache, a hat that resembled a beret (who knew black berets sold-out in October?!), striped shirt, and a little red neckerchief. Ah yes, it was a cute choice. But this year? I just don't know. I'm poor so a big-to-do is not going ... Read More
Well, if you're in NYC, anyway. If you're in the area, love art, and have an interest in feminist history, you should check out The Heretics at MoMA, which starts screening this gem on Friday and runs until the following Thursday (so Oct. 9-15). The Heretics is a documentary that reveals the history of Heresies, a feminist art collective that populated lower Manhattan during the 1970s, just in time to play a pivotal role in the Second Wave of the Women's ... Read More
Contemporary feminism proves as dynamic as it is undefinable in authors Aronowitz and Bernstein's cross-country research project, ... Read More

A Gate at the Stairs

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Lorrie Moore considers the bonds of family and the intricacies of human relationships in her novel A Gate at the ... Read More

A Friend of the Family

BY Web Intern in Books

Neuroses and dark desires flood A Friend of the Family, Lauren Grodstein's story of a man's midlife crisis and the wreckage that ... Read More
I don't want to give away too much about the quirky little ditty, Obvious Child, but I will say that it's an unlikely romantic comedy in that it features Jenny Slate as a woman named Donna, heartbroken and one half of a one night stand who winds up pregnant. Her sticky situation results in a trip to the doctor for an abortion and what happens on the way is where the romantic business occurs. Written by Anna Bean (a former BUST intern!), Karen Maine, and Gillian ... Read More

It's Contest Time!

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Would you like to win a signed copy of Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno? Who wouldn't?! Anywho, this contest is super easy and two random winners will be selected. All you have to do is answer these questions based off of videos done by Ms. Rossellini herself and email susan@bust.com to enter. You have until Friday to enter so...GO! (for another chance to win go to Sunfilter's twitter page here!) Here you go, folks: 1) This insect uses darts to inflict ... Read More

But Why Bacon?

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A few weeks ago, as she was showing off her newly crocheted piece of bacon, my cousin proclaimed:'Bacon: It's the New Cupcake.' As you may have noticed, cupcakes have been a huge trend in recent years. But my cousin was right. Lately, those adorable morsels (whose popularity is most commonly credited by Magnolia Bakery's appearance on Sex and the City) seem to be garnering some competition in our quest for quirky culinary obsessions. It started innocently ... Read More

Hello Fatty?

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Normally, I find Sanrio products delightfully cute and innocent (except for that Hello Kitty vibrator that was supposedly out and about somewhere) but now, I just don't know... Introducing, the Hello Kitty Portable Body Fat Scale for the low low price of $30. Ick. Besides all of the Sanrio travel cases, the Chococat Nail Clippers, and assortment of standing mirrors you find this sad gadget. The product description is as follows: 'This smart Hello Kitty portable ... Read More