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

Fun Bags

BY Emily Rems in General |

This just in from the Girlie Girl Report:"Dubbed the No! Shopping Bag Bra, this lacy red undergarment has padded cups that when removed, transform into shopping bags that can be used to carry around your groceries, laundry, or other purchases, and reduce the consumption of plastic bags in the process.  How’d ya like those melons?"I feel like I should have cashed in on this idea a long time ago, since every time I try to eat popcorn at the ... Read More
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