With all of the political and economic issues going on in America, it’s hard to remember that there are much bigger things going on out there. There are countries trapped in violent civil wars, drugs trafficking and people are dying every day.   This is where We Women Warriors comes into play. It opens our eyes (and hearts) to the truly dangerous issues going on in Colombia. There’s a civil conflict between three groups, the actual Colombian government, paramilitary groups and guerilla fighters. We Women Warriors isn’t preachy or overly violent. Read More
Gabby Douglas has it all. She's adorable, amazingly talented and is now a two time gold medal winning gymnast. Douglas is basically America's newly crowned sweetheart and she definitely deserves the love.  Today, Douglas won herself an all-around individual gold medal for her crowd pleasing and gravity-defying skills. This one will go pretty nicely next to the team gold medal she won earlier this week. The "Flying Squirrel" beat out Russian gymnast Victoria Komova in a tight competition with 62.232 points versus Komova's 61.973. Read More
Alison Klayman is 27 years old. She's graduated from Brown University, written for NPR, moved to China and made a feature length documentary. Oh, and she won the Sundance Special Jury Prize this past January. I, for one, feel like a slacker compared to the multi-hyphenated journalist.  Klayman's award winning film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry hit theaters last week on July 27 via IFC Films. The 27-year-old spent years with her subject  Weiwei, 54, trying to get the full story on one of China's most controversial art and social activists. Read More

Film Review: About Face

BY Intern Ariana in TV

Newsflash: America loves youth, money, and beauty. Every single one of us is affected, whether it’s through mean comments from our peers or the millions of commercials we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Although journalists and academics both cover the fashion industry’s influence on societal norms, we rarely hear from the models themselves. It’s a taboo in the fashion world to really get to the heart of the matter, since eating disorders and drug use almost always come up. That’s where About Face: Supermodels Then and Now comes in. Read More
BUST’s current cover girl Tavi Gevinson really has come into her own. The sixteen year old has gone from an adolescent fashion blogger to a mature pop culture curator (she started ROOKIE online magazine, soon to be a book this fall) in no time flat. Tavi hit the last stop on the Rookie Road Trip this Sunday, bringing her personal brand of magic to the City of Angeles. To celebrate the end of the Tavi Train, the teenage blogger held the Strange Magic art show at LA’s Space 15 Twenty along with her friend and visual artist Petra Collins. Read More
When it comes to werewolves, there are a few words you can usually expect to hear. 'Taylor Lautner,' 'teen wolf' and 'chiseled abs' are a few of the usual suspects. 'Lesbians' and--hell--even 'girls' are far more rare. The most high profile werechick on TV right now is Rikki (Kelly Overton) on True Blood, the girl Alcide is trying to sexercise with while practicing for his impending pack leader battle.   But, that’s about to change with June Temple (Dark Knight, Small Apartments) as an innocent burgeoning lesbian turned werewolf. Read More
The next time you’re going on a leisurely hike… watch out for Goatman! He’s a lot like Batman or Spiderman, except he doesn’t fight crime, have any cool gadgets, or deal with super villains on a daily basis. Okay, I guess he’s really nothing like our summer blockbuster heroes. But, he does wear a goat costume. That should count for something. Earlier this week, a man wearing a goat suit was seen wandering the northern Utah mountains. If that wasn’t weird enough, he also seemed to be living among the actual goats that populate the terrain. Read More
I’m going to try to leave the Hilary Clinton comparisons out of this and stick to the already publicized spoilers. Leading lady Elaine Barrish Hammond (Sigourney Weaver) is, quite frankly, badass in the USA network's newest show, Political Animals. She’s smart and wears a burgundy jumpsuit like nobody's business. Elaine could have worn a demure skirt-suit during her introduction, but that’s not the kind of woman she is. She tells her husband, Former President Bud Hammond (Ciaran Hinds), she wants a divorce confidently. Read More
In the eternal battle over whether or not women can be funny, I think any naysayers should be silenced after today's Emmy nominations. Yes, women sure can be hi-freakin’-larious. With all the outstanding comediennes filling out the lead actress in a comedy series category, how can that even be a question anymore? Veterans like Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Park and Recreation), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) were all nominated last year and deserved their re-nominations this time around. Read More
Have you been reading your favorite classic and realized that something was just… missing. Everyone was too polite? Too restricted? There just wasn’t enough bondage in Victorian Era England, was there? Well, e-publisher Clandestine Classics is prepared to fix all of that for you. Thank God (or whoever your sexy BDSM partner is). On July 30th they will release 5 sexed up versions of your tightly laced favorites. Clandestine Classics appreciates the classics but wants to spice them up- a lot. Read More