Artie Ahr as "Ryan" and Amber Marie Bollinger as "Jordan" in LISTENING. Photo Courtesy of Young Medium When Amber Marie Bollinger first appears in director Khalil Sullin's new sci-fi thriller “Listening,” the camera zooms on her from behind, showing a close-up of her tiny black shorts as another character jokes about her “Bunsen burners.” Just a few scenes later, she’s dating him — and joining him in developing mind-reading technology. Read More
Do you want to attend the BUST Craftacular and the 2015 World Maker Faire? Of course you do -- and now, you have the chance to do so, 100% FREE. In case you don’t know, the BUST Craftacular is New York’s longest-running craft fair and indie shopping series. We hold multiple Craftaculars throughout the year, in New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Los Angeles and London. This weekend, September 26-27, the BUST Craftacular will take place at the 2015 World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Read More
Viola Davis made history during yesterday's 67th Emmy Awards, as the first black woman to take home the title of Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series. But she didn't just take home the award for her role in How to Get Away With Murder, she delivered a tear-jerking, empowering speech that lifted up her community, which has been kept out of leading roles for too long.  "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else, is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."–Viola Davis Boom. Chills. Read More
Last week, the Harvard Spee club voted to start inviting women to apply for membership. This comes 30 years after the eight elite, all-male social clubs known as final clubs, officially disaffiliated themselves from the university so they didn’t have to adhere to the university’s gender discrimination policy. Spee was also Harvard’s first final club to admit an African American, Frank M. Snowden in 1965. Read More
Before froyo and studio apartments that cost more a month than any car I will ever own, the Lower East Side was home to those with no other housing options. Though almost uninhabitable, the then dilapidated and abandoned buildings became a haven for a vibrant community of squatters who worked to make them livable. Photographer Ash Thayer found herself entering this world, like many others, through force of circumstance. No money. No options. Read More
Dear Matt Damon, Contrary to what your apology would imply, you didn’t start a conversation about diversity. You tried to shut down a conversation about diversity that Effie Brown started. <3 BUST Ok, a little context. Damon received criticism for comments he made about diversity to Producer Effie Brown on his returning HBO documentary series 'Project Greenlight' in which aspiring directors compete to direct a feature film for HBO. Read More
Eureka! We've found Friday! And along with it,we've  found 18 feminist movies to stream on Netflix. Put on your cozy pants and get ready to plant yourself into the couch after a long week while you take in some healthy, women-centered media – you deserve it!  1. In A World   Written, directed and starring Lake Bell, this In A World is a feminist film from start to finish. The plot follows a vocal coach, Carol (Bell), as she journeys to become a woman in the boys’ club of voiceover careers. Read More
This weekend at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, I had the deep misfortune of going to see the world premiere of About Ray. In fairness, there were a lot of people who warned me against doing this — especially because director Gaby Dellal did an interview earlier this summer with Refinery29 in which she deliberately refused to call her protagonist by his desired pronouns. I knew this was going to be a tricky experience for me. I did my best to go into the experience with an open mind. To focus on the story rather than the storyteller. Read More
One of the biggest voting blocks that has stumped Republicans for decades is women. Republican presidential candidates haven’t gotten the women’s vote since 1988. But they’ve got the solution now. They’re going to put their mothers, daughters, Rosa Parks, and a couple non-American women on the $10 bill. Carson suggested his mother, because apparently he could think of zero historically significant female Americans. Huckabee suggested his wife, because “then she could spend her own money.” Yuk yuk yuk, Huckabee, you riot. Read More
Huge news for Betty Davis fans: A biopic telling the story about the legendary original Nasty Gal is in the works, and there is a bunch of cool merch you can nab to help make this movie happen! Nasty Gal: The Many Lives of Funk Queen Betty Davis will begin production this fall, and to secure music and archive licenses and cover principal photography, Native Voice Films has launched a site on Indiegogo, a global fundraising site. Read More