I'm all shook up over this article on CNN.com proclaiming "Stay-At-Home-Wives" (as in, married women with no kids who just, like, you know, stay at home) the new must-have domestic accessories. Here's a choice little nugget: "Daniel Buccino, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine clinical social worker and psychotherapist, says stay-at-home wives are the latest 'status symbols.'" "'It says, 'We make enough money that we both ... Read More

Reasons To Be Pretty

BY Emily Rems in General |

Playwright Neil LaBute's work tends to be somewhat controversial, especially among feminists (you may remember the flap over In The Company Of Men). Maybe that's why publicists for his newest work to premiere here in N.Y.C., Reasons To Be Pretty, are extra-curious about what our take will be on his latest story about America's obsession with physical beauty. To that end, myself and a writer for Ms. magazine have been invited to attend a performance of the show on ... Read More
The career of plus-sized supermodel Velvet d'Amour has been going strong since we first featured her a year ago in in the Aug/Sept '07 Fashion issue of BUST. She became a dancer on the European club circuit, was featured in a music video for the Parisian boy band Scarlet Queens, she's working on a book, and the film in which she starred, Avida, just came out on video in the U.S. In the wake of all these projects has come more and more publicity, of course, and in ... Read More

How I Spent My Stimulus

BY Emily Rems in General |

Personally, I filed my taxes the ye olde paper way, so I won't be getting my economic stimulus check for quite some time. But for all you lucky ducks who got your dough direct-deposited and wanna compare and contrast how you shot your financial wad, there's the oddly compelling new website HowISpentMyStimulus.com. There, you can find inspirash tales of generosity, like the one from Sylvia (above), who gave $500 to a co-worker in need, and plain ole' tech porn, as ... Read More
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