BY Amy Carlberg in General on Mar 15, 2014 |
If you are in the Austin area, please donate blood to aid the victims of the publicized crash which occurred Wednesday at SXSW.
Blood products are in dire need of replenishment after a drunk driver intentionally drove through a barricade, severely injuring several people and killing two. The deceased have been identified as 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West from Austin and 35-year-old Steven Craemehr from the Netherlands. The suspect is Rashad Owens, charged with ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Feminizzle on Mar 14, 2014 |
I couldn't know less about the concept of Pi, except for the fact that it's infinite. However, what I do know for sure, is that Pi day should not be celebrated without honoring the pioneering women who made major contributions to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Feminism and feminists have been integral to technology innovation, but somehow that history is often overlooked. Though the work of these awesome ladies had a hand in ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Mar 14, 2014 |
Now while I am still way too young to be reminiscing on my teenage years, this film almost made me long for the frivolous days of my youth (can I still say that if I am only 21?). Well, almost. Apart from my left over teen angst that has seeped into early twenties angst, TEENAGE is a fascinating look at the creation and evolution of the 'teenager'. Don't be fooled by the black and white film stills, this documentary is a vibrant and heartfelt love letter to ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Mar 14, 2014 |
Fort Tilden, a new film by rising directors/writers Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, just won the grand jury prize at the SXSW film festival in Austin.
Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott) are my next door neighbors back home in Brooklyn... or they could be. Like a good post-Seinfeld New Yorker, I don't actually know my neighbors very well. The truth is, the writers/directors of this film should be commended for their tongue-in-cheek accuracy ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Mar 14, 2014 |
Speedy Ortiz is probably sick of being compared to Pavement, but it's hard to ignore the similarities. Especially when you take into account the section of powerhouse frontwoman, Sadie Dupuis’ résumé that reveals her as a former member of Babement, a Pavement cover band from way back when. The band’s ‘90s nostalgia is ever-present (and they’ve got the LiveJournal account to prove it), but somehow they form a genre ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Artsy on Mar 14, 2014 |
We have told you about Feminist Playing Cards before, but after seeing this AWESOME illustration by artist Michael DeNicola, blogged on March 6th, it reminded us to share the work of Homoground once again.
Feminist Playing Cards is a brilliant and beautiful component of a larger media project called Homoground, a growing company run by music-loving LBGTQ folks, "dedicated to promoting equality & visibility for all people through music and art while maintaining ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Mar 13, 2014 |
Okay, okay...so perhaps you already saw this video in 2011, shortly after PBS profiled the reunion of childhood-friend-elephants Shirley and Jenny at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary. But if you have even the slightest soul, you can watch it again, damn it. Separated for twenty-two years and held in captivity, these two gentle giants were afforded the chance to live free after long, lonely lives. And what happens when the two old friends meet again is possibly the ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Are you a kick-ass lady? Wanna nosh, drink, and exchange ideas with similarly kick-ass ladies? Here’s your chance!
The Lady Project, a Providence-based organization for female entrepreneurs and curious, creative women, is hosting its second annual Lady Project Summit on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Last year’s Summit, which featured BUST co-founder Debbie Stoller as its keynote speaker, ruled super-hard. You won’t want ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Feminizzle on Mar 13, 2014 |
Yesterday Czech director and screenwriter, Věra Chytilová (often called the “first lady of Czech cinema”) died at the age of 85. She left behind a legacy of 20 feature films. Ms. Chytilová was the first female director to gather attention in her country, and a pioneering contributor to the 1960’s New Wave of Czechoslovakian cinema. Ms. Chytilová was especially controversial because of her ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Style File on Mar 13, 2014 |
Herstory (n): a fraught subject and a sad, compelling legacy — bound up as it is in, you know, a culture of violence and disenfranchisement. But in honor of Women's History Month, let's take a flip-book look across countries, decades and ideas at some ladies (those famous, recognized, and not-so-much) who helped shape the way we think, talk, move, dress, and exist. Obviously, this list is abridged: ten billion other photos wouldn't ... Read More