BY Andrea Stopa in Artsy on Apr 01, 2014 |
You don't know her name, but I bet you know her work. Mary Blair, pictured above, was responsible for dreaming up the concepts behind famous Disney films, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Blair originated the character concepts, color schemes, and the modernist style expressed in the films and determined the aesthetic depiction of famous Disney scenes. Her imaginative and unique designs greatly influenced the now historic look of ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Boob Tube on Apr 01, 2014 |
I might be one of the few millennials still paying for cable instead of Hulu-ing all my faves, but if you are a part of my so yesterday cable club, you might have also noticed that smart girls seem to be appearing in commercials with increasing frequency. I noticed this trend after seeing this commercial for Coffee-mate creamer. This little lady shames a grown-ass man.
1. Coffee-mate Girl Scout Creamer Commercial 2. GoldieBlox ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Mar 30, 2014 |
Ok, so this is pretty much gold.
"Royals" gets an overhaul by three women of color actresses--Tess Paras, Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton--who use the song to comment on typecasting and representation in Hollywood.
"I'm gonna play the white girl's nerdy friend[Of course][Obviously]I'm gonna play the white girl's other friendWho is sassy[Omigod, you nailed that]"
In a funny but disturbingly true rendition, we are all reminded that gender and race ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Music Stuff on Mar 28, 2014 |
In case you've been lucky enough to evade the ignorance displayed by the total idiots who shared shockingly casual racist comments about Lorde's boyfriend James Lowe, good for you. Just to give you and idea of this bullshit, when you being to type "Lorde's boyfriend" into Google, one of the top suggestions is "Lorde's boyfriend is ugly." DO PEOPLE HAVE NO HEARTS? We think they're pretty cute.Lowe chose to step into this mostly unwanted ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Style File on Mar 25, 2014 |
We've all been there - you slept through the alarm that gave you time to shower, then the alarm that gave you time wash your face, then the alarm that gave you time to change your underwear before throwing on whatever's on the floor by your bed before you grab your mascara and bolt out the door.Yup, worst morning ever. So now you're on your way to work/class/anything and you have to scramble to look like an actual human for a number of hours.Here are some ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Mar 24, 2014 |
Poetry and feminism go hand in hand, as illustrated by the feminist poet warriors of the past and present, including Adrienne Rich, Ann Sexton, Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood to name a few. In her famous essay "Poetry is Not a Luxury," Audre Lorde expertly expresses the linkage of feminism and poetic verse:
"For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Mar 17, 2014 |
Given the high likelihood that you are nursing a wicked hangover (or maybe still drunk?) this Monday morning, here is a dose of zen cats, to remind you to desire for nothing, and that this too, shall pass away.
Maybe they're just napping - but we like to think they are emptying their minds of all thoughts and attachments to their kitty ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Mar 11, 2014 |
You have probably been told in the last few days to stop using the word "bossy" as a part of the Ban Bossy campaign, the product of a partnership between Lean In and Girl Scouts of America, and headed by none other than our not-so-favorite but oh-so-prominent mainstream feminist and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg.
You do you Sandberg, but we at BUST are going to keep on keeping on with our bossy selves because we like our bossy just fine, thank you. We believe ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Feminizzle on Mar 10, 2014 |
Apparently feminism has immortal/zombie/undead/magical abilities because it was declared dead. Again.
This is not a new notion. The history of feminism is often told as a three wave model: first wave = suffragettes; second wave = the picketing bra-less feminists; third wave = the daughters of second-wavers. The wave model inherently implies that between these three waves, feminism was non-existent. Pretty bogus, amiright?Before we move on, you need to know ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Boob Tube on Mar 05, 2014 |
When Kim Novak took the stage at the Oscars with Matthew McConaughey, I got uncomfortable hearing her awkward line delivery – her very obvious facial “work” was much less of my concern. In fact, although I knew her name and the general sex-appeal-connotation, Kim Novak is a bit before my time. I had to do a quick Google search to confirm her Glamazon history. Twitter can be a particular kind of cruel to public figures – as ... Read More