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"Sex and the City 2" has had a lot of criticism and harsh reviews since it's release not even 36 hours ago. NPR's "The Takeway" contributor Rafer Guzman says SATC2 is bad for men and women because of it's unrealistic portrayal of, well, everything. BUST's own Emily Rems defends the SATC franchise, highlighting the importance (and feminist perspective) of women's friendships in the show and movies. Go Emily!   //   Photo and Audio Credit: The Takeaway ...
Julia Sweeney has come a long way since the days of "Pat," the ambiguously gendered character she played on Saturday Night Live. Her personal tales of overcoming cancer, denouncing God, and adopting a child from China have been the substance of her material since 1995. Her recent TED talk, however, brought Pat back to mind. Sweeney is totally adorable, so the video is worth watching in and of itself. [video: 425x344] Yet I couldn't help but wonder what this would look like as...

This is one really awesome little girl. I  admire her enthusiasm. I don't think I could muster up nearly as much energy in the morning to be that positive.  Let's just hope she remains as confident and assertive through puberty.  [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg 425x344]   I CAN DO ANYTHING GOOD!  ...
Corporate wisdom has long held that no one watches TV in the summertime so it's best to air re-runs. In recent years it has been a time to launch programs considered too experimental for the fall lineup. This has lead to massive, unexpected hits like, Burn Notice and True Blood. What does this summer have in store? In this episode of NPR's, "The Takeaway," BUST's own Emily Rems and TV blogger Delaina Dixon give us the scoop. Listen here:   // ...

See for yourself what roller derby is all about. Check out the Gotham Girls Roller Derby tonight at 11:30 pm on WNYE Channel 25, a broadcast of the Bronx/Brooklyn bout. This description from the web site says it all -- "Gotham Girls Roller Derby is New York City’s only all-female, do-it-yourself (DIY), skater-operated roller derby league. The league is comprised of strong, diverse, and independent women from the world's biggest, baddest city." Hells yeah! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlkD_vlvuxo&feature=player_embedded 425x344] ...

Need a reason to be stoked? Writer Emma Kat Richardson has the deets on Daria’s reemergence. Recently, with infrequent bathroom breaks and meals brought straight to my futon perch, I consumed an innumerable amount of hours watching Daria on YouTube. Many of the episodes are crassly interrupted by a nauseating blur of static. Others had been uploaded backwards—a phenomenon that goes undetected until the title of Sick Sad World appears splashes across the screen in an even more demented format than usual.     Up until now, this was the only manner in...

In the ongoing story of “animals doing cute things,” this penguin escaped from a group of killer whales—by jumping onto a boat of observers. We love it. Check it out after the jump!   [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBwqbqZ3L60 425x344] ...
In honor of Mother’s Day, The Takeaway discussed Moms from movies this morning, and our own Emily Rems was there to discuss! One of Emily’s favorites: Julie Andrews as a stepmom in The Sound of Music. Check it out after the jump!   //   The Sound of Music movie poster via Wikipedia ...

This is belated but Glee last week was awesome.  After the cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, told Mercedes she needed to lose 10 pounds by the end of the week, the previously confident Mercedes stopped eating all together.  She fainted in school from hunger and pregnant former cheerleader Quinn came in to talk to her in the nurse's office: Mercedes: [Quinn offers her food] Thanks, I’m not hungry.Quinn: Yes, you are. You're starving.  I know, I've been there.  Did all the other kids start looking like...
TLC's new online program, "A Conception Story," disturbs on multiple levels. Blazing a trail for more wholly sponsored programming, who knows where it might lead. Meanwhile, in the concrete here and now, the show is unapologetically mired in the canononization of motherhood. So? You might say. The program is based on what a spokesperson for the show calls "hopeful positives," and there is nothing particularly surprising about fluffing up your demographic.   But they take it too far. In a New York Times article yesterday that spokesperson...