Like many people, I am beside myself over The Hunger Games movie. When I first saw the trailer I felt the sort of excitement that Harry Potter fans have known for years. Do you think they’ll build a Panem Park in Orlando right next to the The Wizarding World? I hope they make it super realistic, with a dome where you have to fight for weapons and dodge swarms of hybrid killer bees. I should start teaching myself to wield a trident just to be ready. As a ... Read More
I’ve never thought much about Amber Tamblyn. Aside from being a BUST columnist, I knew she was on a TV show about Jesus that I never saw, and she’s engaged to David Cross, and that was all the Tamblyn Trivia™ I knew—until Friday, when she became my hero. Apparently, actor-musician Tyrese Gibson saw Amber’s e-mail on some group message and confused her with model Amber Rose, Kanye’s ex-girlfriend. Tyrese wrote to ask her if she ... Read More
  As a history nerd and general busybody who likes to look at other people’s stuff, Letters of Note might be my favorite site in the entire world. There are letters from every kind of celebrity or historical figure imaginable, and equally incredible letters from the non-famous. Check out the standard rejection letter Disney would send out to women who applied to animation jobs in the 1930s, or this one from a freed slave to his former master (be sure to ... Read More
  “Most Singles Are Perfectly Content That Way, Study Finds,” touts a post on Time Magazine’s site. This information comes from Match.com's Singles in America survey, released last week:   According to the study, developed by Binghamton University and conducted for Match.com, 40% of respondents 21 years old and older are not sure they want to get married, 27% said a wedding is not in their future and just 34.5% said marriage was a ... Read More
I'm coveting at least four of these iPhone cases by Brooklyn-based illustrator Sirin Thada. I first saw her art on Tumblr a few months ago, and was struck by her sense of humor (the "Animal Print" drawing was the first thing I saw). All of her designs have that same playfulness, cute but not too cutesy. The only problem is that I don’t have an iPhone yet ─ I still have this stupid old sliding-keyboard dumbphone. It’s barely a step up from two ... Read More