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Next in the line of white men who feel victimized by students who express feeling victimized, Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Dr. Everett Piper wrote an angry blog post on the university’s website, wagging his finger at all those pesky students who have become “self-absorbed and narcissistic.”  It’s hard to add this veritable grandpa-scolding to the current necessary debate on “the coddling of the American mind” (wherein two white men tell us that we’re all overreacting), given that the blog post itself -- titled "This Is Not...
Lake Bell in Man Up After slowly creeping into our hearts with ensemble comedy TV series like How To Make It In America and Children’s Hospital, Lake Bell blew us away with her 2013 film In A World… which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film earned rave reviews and a Sundance Film Festival award - not to mention a 5-boob review in BUST - and catapulted Lake, 36, to another level of fame and success. Two years later, she’s impossibly busy: after joining the...
What happens when you really want to form a groundbreaking band with your friends, but don’t yet know how to play your instruments? In the case of New York’s all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache, your band practices a lot—busking in the subway and near Times Square—until you all get really, really good. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache has a distinct and beautiful sound, fusing R&B, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and soul influences with a traditionally Mexican format not usually known for including women. “I...
I have a confession to make: I really don’t care about Eddie Redmayne. I know that this may upset some people: Fans either love him (for performances like The Theory of Everything) or hate him (for Jupiter Ascending). Whatever their opinions, a lot of people have really strong feelings about him. For me, he’s rice pudding: Wobbly and pasty and too sweet, but if it’s the only dessert option, yeah, sure, whatever. So when I walked into The Danish Girl, it would be fair to say...
Forget Kidz Bop 67. Throw out your Disney Channel Original Movie soundtracks. Rapper/DJ/musician extraordinaire Princess Superstar is making an album for kids. Princess Superstar calls the album, “These are the Magic Days!” as “the revolution disguised as a kid’s record,” and she plans to give it away for free “to the children of the world.” The album is a sponsored projected of nonprofit arts service organization Fractured Atlas - with a fundraising page on Indiegogo - so you know your cash is going to a good...