If you didn’t catch Glee (or aren’t a fan, somehow) last night, you missed an awesome episode. And I say that as an admitted flip-flopping fan of the FOX show. Something about the Material Girl’s spirit really translated in the show, making for a female-empowering hour of song and dance. It managed to, in its fun way, touch on some serious societal issues, including the way (high school aged) men treat women. One of my favorite things about the ... Read More
Ever since hearing about indie-pop outfit Twin Sister earlier in the year, I haven't gone many days without reading a new article or blog post about them. Whether talking about their new EP, Color Your Life, or their many shows (they were just on tour with Xiu Xiu and tUnE-YarDs), the New York based five piece has been garnering rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan.  And for good reason.  I had the chance to see them play (and ... Read More
Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like: on Cinco de Mayo, 20 contenders, hoping to be named the best guac of the evening, will serve their mashed avocado creations to the attendees of Guactacular 2010 (presented by NachosNY.com) at the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn. From 7-8, free Tecate and Dos Equos will be served. BUST’s own Lisa Butterworth will be one of the official judges of the guac along with Jess Amason of BuzzFeed/This is Why You’re ... Read More
I don’t really know much about fashion. Nor do I read Vogue, but when my school (Pratt Institute) announced that Anna Wintour would be the speaker for this year’s Presidential Lecture, I knew I had to go, if only to say I’d gotten to see her speak. Last year, I got to see the absolutely wonderful Martha Stewart give a lecture as part of the same series (which, when I relayed the details of said lecture to my father, he decided that I, much to his ... Read More
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of their book, Manifesta, authors Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards have convened a panel of women to discuss what the feminist third wave is up to today.  From the event description: "During the 1990s, new expressions of feminism were popping up: riot grrls were starting bands and making zines; activist/writers like Rebecca Walker and Naomi Wolf were writing best-sellers and starting organizations; ... Read More