Like your poetry with a shot of politics? BUST writer Tara Bracco will be reading her poetry at Poetic People Power’s annual show. This year, it’s called “Price Check,” and will feature poems about the economics, psychology, and costs of our consumerism culture. Other poets reading include Erica R. DeLaRosa, Andy Emeritz, Nate Gunsch, Angela Kariotis, Frantz Jerome, Shetal Shah, and Justin Woo. Seating is limited so please RSVP by emailing ... Read More
Yesterday the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 2010 Webbys Awards, celebrating various Internet achievements.   Amy Poehler won “Best Actress” as host of her web series, Smart Girls at the Party. “Using her series to reach smart and passionate young girls, Poehler’s show demonstrates that branded content can be creative, entertaining and even inspirational,”  it states ... Read More
Our writer Ned Hepburn took time out from being a man about town in his home base of Los Angeles to conduct a phone interview with Ellen Allien about her music and fashion ventures. Here is the result of that very interview. I'm not going to lie. Ellen sounded like she was unwinding; the kind of unwinding one might do after staring at a computer for eight hours a day. Some might look at this like "hey, Ellen's unwinding." Others might look at it like ... Read More
The Sex and the City 2 trailer has been out for a while but I've been avoiding it. As a former resident of the Persian Gulf, I dreaded what it might look like when our fearless foursome landed in the desert. But after finally getting around to reading this month's issue of Vogue featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, I had to. Sam gets four all-expenses paid tickets to Abu Dhabi (as you do) and the girls put their lives on hold for a reunion tour. We've got camels and ... Read More

GLEE and Body Image

BY Jamie Doak in Boob Tube |

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, ... Read More