Although one of the more memorable moments in a teenager's life, the prom can be a stressful occasion, especially for girls who can't afford to dress the part of the formal affair.  Luckily there's organizations like Operation Fairy Dust, a New York City charity organization that accept gently worn dresses and then donates them to young women who want to look their best on that special night. They've already donated over 20,000 dresses and are always in need of more. Read More
THIS SATURDAY, April 10th, is the deadline for photography submissions for a summer exhibition in San Francisco’s City Hall.  The International Museum of Women, located on Montgomery Street in SF’s Financial District, is a “social change museum” acting under this professed mission: to value the lives of women around the world.  In that spirit, the museum is calling for photographers around the world to submit their own representations of “women... participating in the current global economy as leaders and agents of positive change. Read More
When Israeli-born photographer Atalia Katz traveled to Ethiopia after a divorce, she didn't expect that the photos she took along her journey would end up in a Manhattan gallery.  Her work has been praised by Zone Contemporary Art Gallery founder Jennifer Bahng for portraying universal humanity through the "extraordinary cultural value of these isolated groups." One particular group Katz spotlights is the Ethiopian Jews, considered by many to be one of the Lost Tribes of Israel. Read More
My curiosity was piqued by The Princess and the Frog when I began seeing trailers for this old-school animated film that features the first ever black princess in Disney's history. As I wrote at Cinematical, the trailer made me "uncomfortable" for a several reasons that were also pointed out by other movie writers. "There have been a lot of switcheroos behind the scenes to make Princess more PC, but the rumble in my tummy says that the (mostly white) critics will be picking it apart scene by scene. So far just the trailers are getting people talking. Read More
Drop into the Craftacular’s DIY Den this Saturday (easy to find: conveniently located next to the bar!) and you’ll be able to drop spindle and have a whirl at spinning your own yarn. Yes, pick up a copy of BUST when you arrive, wherein you’ll be able to read all about hand spinning, before checking out a live demonstration of this technique. Read More