Voice-of-my-generation Lena Dunham, the creator/star of the relatable flick Tiny Furniture, has something new to be proud of. She wrote and produced the upcoming HBO television series, Girls, set to premiere April 15, 2012. Dunham explained that she was simply writing what she knows. “I felt like there wasn’t a pop culture mirror reflecting girls my age experiencing the trails and tribulation of being female that this specific time." BUST staffers ... Read More
A mother-daughter dinner at a Brazilian restaurant provided the unexpected start of equal-parts-adorbs-and-kickass alternative pop duo Sleigh Bells.  Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss met in 2008 at Miss Favela in Brooklyn, where Miller was working as a waiter, and their partnership has been sensational ever since. Sleigh Bells will be releasing their second album Reign of Terror (Mom + Pop) on February 21. For a taste of what the Reign will be like, ... Read More
Whether it's scribbled, scratched or sprayed, graffiti is a fascinating public art form. Martha Cooper, the fabulous photographer, has teamed up with Here Comes The Neighborhood, a short-form docuseries that explores the revitalizing power of public art. Her work is featured in "HCTN Episode 7: Martha Cooper".  Cooper is best known for documenting the New York graffiti scene in the '70s and '80s. She continues today in places like Wynwood, Miami (NW 20th ... Read More
It's no secret that kids say and do the darndest things. The absolute darndest. So it should come as no surprise that hilarious, precocious, and delightfully obnoxious kids have become the subjects for countless YouTube favorites. I’ve picked some cherished, pee-your-pants videos--I hope you enjoy. Anna Graceman, the talented 11-year-old from this season of America’s Got Talent, isn't the only member of the Graceman family who's starting her celebrity ... Read More
While reading the Huffington Post this morning, an article titled “Is Occupy Good for Women?” grabbed my attention. The movement that started in New York City in September gathered strength across the country and coined the slogan “We are the 99 percent.” The article's author, Christine Bork, reveals where women fall in the richest 1% of Americans (those that control 40% of U.S. wealth). Bork found that the top 1% is made up of ... Read More
The earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago has created an aftermath of disturbing consequences for displaced women and girls. A report released today specifies the effect of sexual exploitation on displaced Haitian women and girls. The report was authored by MADRE, the Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV), Women’s Human Rights, Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, and ... Read More
Recently, I came across a Forbes article that caught my eye. In “Who’s Afraid of Post-Feminism? What It Means To Be A Feminist Today,” Jenna Goudreau asks women to weigh in on some hard-hitting questions: what is feminism, and is it relevant today? Feminism, the other "f word," has come to represent unwarranted stereotypes for some, and is a badge of honor for others. If some are uncomfortable calling themselves feminists, and others would wear ... Read More
  Gabrielle Biar, the triple-threat designer, mother, and blogger has debuted some outstanding colored-pencil jewelry. Her latest creations were featured on Lost At E Minor: a webzine that features "inspiring art, design, music, photography, and pop culture."  These vibrant back-to-school themed pieces are awesome, but the best part is that Biar provides a step-by-step guide on her blog, Design Mom. There, you can find exactly what you need to recycle ... Read More
Calling all students and recent grads! Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) and V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, have kicked off their second annual Winter Break Challenge (WBC), and they’re asking for your help. The challenge urges students across the country to submit their campus' sexual-violence policy to the Campus Accountability Project’s database, in an effort to analyze the current strategies and ... Read More
For the past 11 years, the Toy Industry Association has crowned a "Toy of the Year," enlisting consumers, retailers, and journalists to help decide which toy/game deserves the title. There are 11 categories (including "Active Toy," "Boy Toy," "Educational Toy"), each with a winner--but only one toy/game can win the mother of all the awards. The awards seemed innocuous enough until I checked out the categories. First of all, toys are divided into “boy” ... Read More
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