Earlier today, BUST's own Emily Rems, managing editor and film fanatic, made an appearance (or at least her lovely voice did) on NPR's morning news program the Takeaway.  On today's program Emily and Newsday critic Rafer Guzman sit down with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, and chew the fat about George Clooney's multi-faceted acting career, as well as his role in the recently released movie The American. Tune in here to hear Emily weigh in on what she thinks is the best side of Clooney and dazzle us with a bit of Golden Girls trivia. Read More
Kick September off right with a heaping helping of MEN. No, I’m not suggesting you drop trou and join the nearest orgy, but you can dance your pants off tonight at Pamona’s Glass House to JD Samson’s latest project. MEN is a Brooklyn-based art/performance collective fronted by Samson of the femme favorite Le Tigre, and have come to put that poli-sci degree of yours to good use. Read More
They may be well into their forties now, but the gals of Japanese super group Shonen Knife are still as cute as a bug’s ear and can’t stop rockin’.  With yet another album under their well-accessorized belt, the Osaka outfit embarks on a full-fledged North American tour. Shonen Knife was founded by two sisters,  Naoko and Atsuko Yamano and their long-time friend Michie Nakatani in the early eighties as a counter-response to the infectious J-Pop movement. Read More
  August 23rd marked the last day of the IFC Center’s summer Queer/Art/Film festival, a series of  truly unique cinematic productions from some of New York’s most talented queer artists. If you were too busy rooftop hoppin’ and bronzing on the beach to catch any of the festival’s flicks, fret not because autumn brings a whole new line up. BUTT (not to be confused with BUST) magazine editor Adam Baran and filmmaker Ira Sachs return to curate the fall series beginning September 13th and continuing through until December 13th. Read More
Tomorrow, August 26th, marks a big day in Herstory, and I’m not talking about the births of the Velvet Underground’s Maureen Tucker or Garbage’s Shirley Manson, though I’ll be sure to raise a glass for them as well. Tomorrow historians and feminists celebrate the 90th anniversary of national women’s suffrage and the official recognition of the 19th amendment by the state. In honor of the movement and Women’s Equality Day the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership will be launching a website dedicated to women political pioneers of New York State. Read More

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BY emily dirienzo in Feminism

   To break up the monotony of life inside my own brain, I’ve enlisted a group of  close friends to update me on the world outside of kittens, cupcakes and 18th Century British literature. This morning my friend Cristina hipped me to the epistolary diamond in the rough, Letters of Note, a blog-style archive of funny, famous or otherwise entertaining letters “deserving of a wider audience”. Such letters of correspondence include those from Martin Luther King Jr. to the Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr. Read More
  Folks in N.Y.C, San Francisco or Baltimore better run for cover ‘cos Julia Wertz is gonna rip a big one! This September comic artist Julia Wertz, creator of the charmingly awkward comic The Fart Party and editor of I Saw You…, is set to release yet another collection of angst-wrought, potty-mouthed, visual vignettes for our viewing pleasure. Read More
Why walk together when you can rock together?  Such must have been the mentality of lovebirds-turned-songbirds Jenny and Johnny. Jenny and Johnny is the musical pairing of indie rock queen, Jenny Lewis, and her equally talented beau Johnathan Rice. The couple met back in 2005 through Bright Eyes front-man Connor Oberst and have been inseparable ever since--Rice joining Lewis’ tour in 2006 for the release of her debut solo album Rabbit Fur Coat. Read More
Wednesday night the Algonquin Hotel in N.Y.C took the liberty of putting the cat back in “catwalk”. Matilda, the Algonquin’s most beloved, and furriest, resident celebrated her 15th birthday in style by holding a feline fashion show in the hotel’s lobby. The show was hosted by John Fulton who, when he’s not introducing kitties in couture, hosts Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats. Here are a few of my personal favorite “looks” of the night:   Robert Cat-tinson even made an appearance!  All photos taken by Katie Sokoler at Gothamist. Read More
     It’s been a long scorcher of a summer and most of our brains have melted into a gelatinous goop that in just a few weeks we will be scraping off of the sizzling pavement to revive them for fall’s flutter. What better a way to send off the summer’s heat, and begin the quest for new, hopefully more functional, brains than a good old-fashioned game of Capture the Flag, zombie-style! This Saturday in NYC, August 14th NYCentric and Chaos Brigade will be hosting an entire day of blood, guts and all-around good times on historic Governors Island. Read More