There’s nothing like a lion: they’re majestic, gorgeous, and fiercely intelligent animals. Hyenas, too, are wise, complex, and deeply thoughtful creatures. Both species display amazing capacities for love and gentleness, yet they are pegged as predators; the sad truth is that humans have all but destroyed the earth’s beautiful wildlife. In the next twenty years, lions could be extinct, their African plains destroyed by human ... Read More
  WSJ contributor James Taranto has finally cracked the case of absentee fathers, much to the joy of single women and fatherless children everywhere. Just kidding. Fair warning: you might want to find yourself a helmet before you finish reading this post, because Taranto's conclusions will most likely have you beating your head against the nearest brick wall. In a recent critique of fellow contributor Kay Hymowitz, Taranto claims that the reason so many kids ... Read More
  "Ugly has never looked so beautiful" is a phrase that comes to mind when looking at Jessica Stoller's ceramic sculptures.  Feminine yet abrasive, this series looks at the female experience through a grotesque lens.  I always believed that nothing was more horrific and weird than being a girl.  Stoller's works of art purposefully focus on the underlying paradox of femininity, which in one hand is all about pink and ruffles and "prettiness" yet ... Read More
  After someone dies, their image and defining characteristics take on new meaning. The first image I recall when I think of my grandmother is often her hand; I imagine it jumping across the pages of fairy tales she read to me, and sometimes I even slip on her opal ring and imagine myself as her, acting out the rhythmic motions. The idea that part of her continues to live within me is as comforting as it is unsettling; although we longer take Victorian-style ... Read More
  Are the winter blues getting you down? No fear, BUST favorites Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have a new album to keep you warm through the worst of the Polar Vortex. "Give the People What They Want," released yesterday, is full of the soul-funk music and high energy singing with which audiences and critics alike have fallen in love.   Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been giving the people what they want since the mid-90s with their electric live ... Read More
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