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The BUST Craftacular is back on Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m to 7 p.m alongside the BUST School for Creative Living. Join us at Industry City's Factory Floor, 274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY,274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY. Over 75 handpicked vendors will attend, offering jewelry, clothing, homewares, food and drink, art, accessories, and more. As part of the BUST School For Creative Living, dozens of local artists and businesses who will be providing interactive demos and workshops at an affordable price. Attending the BUST Craftacular and...
For over twenty years, Ghada Amer has challenged the oppression of female agency through sexually explicit paintings. With a global perspective, whether resisting oppression in the East’s Muslim-majority countries where she was born, or in the West’s Christian-majority countries where she has since made her home, Amer’s oeuvre has continually expanded into bodies of work committed to freeing women, an idea that often takes the form of parted legs, open lips, loose threads, and dripping strands of unveiled hair. While most known for her embroidered...
The Seagull Directed by Michael MayerOut May 11 Anton Chekhov’s 1895 play The Seagull gets a straightforward screen adaptation from director Michael Mayer, known primarily for his theater work (he won a 2007 Tony for Spring Awakening). Though a familiarity with the play helps, even those who’ve never read it will be entertained by the overlapping love triangles enacted by this stellar ensemble cast. Annette Bening plays vain, aging actress Irina, who has taken a younger lover, a famous writer named Boris (Corey Stoll). Irina’s...
Rep. Maxine Waters Reclaims Her Time (Again) Rep. Maxine Waters stood firm against Rep. Mike Kelly (a Republican) during a debate about rolling back Obama-era auto lending guidance, which Republicans successfully reversed so that the new guidance didn’t address discrimination in auto lending. When told to stop arguing with Kelly by Kelly's fellow Republican Tom McClintock, Waters said, "You did not interrupt [Kelly] when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that, and I...
This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us the a new Ali Wong comedy special, a podcast all about mom-centric movies, new music from La Luz, and more. MOVIES The Seagull The classic Chekhov play gets a new adaptation with an ensemble cast including Saoirse Ronan, Annette Benning, and Elisabeth Moss. Out Friday, May 11.  Life Of The Party Melissa McCarthy stars as a woman who, after getting a divorce, goes back to college to finish her degree—and attends the same school as her teenage daughter. Out Friday, May 11.  Poptarts:...