BY Lisa Kirchner in Artsy on May 29, 2010 |
Emily Rems has already done the job here of explaining why all the Sex and the City haters need to get a grip, but that’s not what swayed me to go see this. Maybe because I was expecting to hate it, or maybe because I was in an opening night audience full of women shouting things at the screen like, “damn, girl, work that dress.” Or, “oh no she dih-n’t!” But when the credits rolled, I wasn’t ready for it to be over. ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in General on May 28, 2010 |
What were you doing when you were 11? Amiya Alexander teaches dance classes to little girls around Detroit in her very own pink-bus-turned-dance-academy. Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy brings ballet and tap classes to little ladies while fighting obesity. Go Amiya!
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BY Catie Colliton in Crafty on May 28, 2010 |
Mark Frauenfelder of Make magazine gives us five more reasons to DIY. Apparently, making mistakes while DIY-ing is good for you because it gives you more inspiration. Make something crafty this weekend!
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BY Krista Ciminera in General on May 28, 2010 |
The 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of handling gay and bisexual members of the military is waning, as the House of Representatives voted yesterday to permit the Defense Department to repeal its ban. Although the decision won't be final until December 1st, when a detailed report is due from the Pentagon on the effects of allowing opening gay service members into the military, it shows promise on the overall inclusion and acceptance of the LGBT community ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Eat Me on May 28, 2010 |
We’ve all read about or watched a movie about the terrifying processed food industry and its effects on how we live. The blame has reasonably been put on the corporations that somehow manage to produce modified “food” in record time, but the death of the family meal has been blamed for the increased need of (or addiction to) fast food. And who is to blame for the death of the family meal? Women, or specifically second-wave feminists, according to ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Sexy on May 28, 2010 |
Interested in hearing about life, love, money and sex from past and present professionals in the sex industry?
Sex Worker Literati is a monthly reading/performance series spawned from the book Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Sex workers, former sex workers, and people who have worked in the sex industry come together to read and perform their stories, showcasing the diversity of the business ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Boob Tube on May 28, 2010 |
"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!
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BY Lisa Kirchner in Boob Tube on May 28, 2010 |
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 ... Read More
BY Laurie in Music Stuff on May 27, 2010 |
Housing Works in NYC is an organization whose mission is to end homelessness and AIDS. Last night Pretenders front woman, rebel activist and punk rock icon, Chrissie Hynde, performed with Welsh singer/songwriter JP Jones and The Fairground boys for HW’s continuing series of benefit shows at their Bookstore Cafe, in Soho. In an intimate setting with about 50 people, Chrissie and Co. presented selections from their upcoming release, JP, Chrissie & The ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in General on May 27, 2010 |
New Orleans bounce, the energetic, call-and-response style of hip hop from NOLA, is officially taking over! The music comes with the signature and enigmatic booty bounce dance, and you can learn how to shake it like one of the best at the bounce dance class next Tuesday, June 1st.
Altercation, one of renowned bounce artist Big Freedia's top dancers, is hosting the class in Brooklyn, which is open to any and all skill levels. Check out the video below ... Read More