Yes! Betty White will be a more permanent fixture on TV, this time as a recurring character in a new series premiering on TV Land in June, “Hot in Cleveland.” According to a company press release, White will play the “snarky but loveable…property caretaker” to a home of other bankable small screen names—Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Valerie Bertinelli. If only the premise of the show felt a little less ... Read More
The Girl With The Dragon TattooDirected by Niels Arden Oplev (Music Box Films) I’m just going to say this up front: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo—a new film coming out this Friday based on the first volume of late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s enormously popular “Millennium” trilogy—is the best female epic revenge saga since Kill Bill. The story is suspenseful, violent, and dark as its two main characters—the socially ... Read More
 "When I saw Madonna in a corset for the first time, I was like, 'Hey, I did that first.' " --Cherie Currie, lead singer of The Runaways, to the New York Times     The much anticipated Runaways biopic opens in New York this week.  And it's cool that people are talking about them so much because, all Madonna-Runaways career comparisons aside (theirs-- short and somewhat managed, hers--long and self-propelled) they really did start something. ... Read More
There are many sassy ladies out today that I admire and the enigmatic Charlotte Gainsbourg is one of them. She's a whimsical musician, talented actress, and now she's going on tour! (Oh, and she's in our Feb/Mar issue, by the way!) The North American tour is going to kick off in April, on the cusp of her bangin' album, IRM (produced by Beck). Her North American tour includes a stop at Coachella on April 18th, going on stage before Pavement, Thom Yorke, and ... Read More
Lena Dunham's second feature length film premieres today at SXSW and BUST highly recommends you go see it! About Tiny Furniture: 22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend never left home, and ... Read More
As I sat down to write this blog, JC Penney (yeah, the store) sent me a friend request on Facebook. Weird.  Anyway! I'm not sure what the weather is like where YOU are sitting and reading this right now, but it's dark and drizzly here in NYC. I am keeping my spirits high by packing my suitcase for my flight to Austin tomorrow for SXSW, where I will be blogging from the trenches , and also by listening to the debut self-titled CD by Happy Birthday, which comes ... Read More
Texas loves its women.  Most of the time. Seriously, we have a pretty badass history in general (remember the Alamo?) but even more specifically we have a pretty badass history when it comes to women.  We had Miriam A. Ferguson in office as our governor for a decade starting in 1925 (just six years after women's suffrage) and Minnie Lou Bradley running her own ranch in the 1950's.  We also proudly claim the legendary Governor Ann Richards and the ... Read More
Constance McMillen had a simple question for her high school principal: she wanted to make sure it was okay for her to wear a tux and bring her girlfriend to prom. What ensued became much bigger than anyone would have anticipated: the school told her no, and when she told them that their ruling was discrimination and that her lawyer would be contacting them, the Itawamba County School District (located in Fulton, Mississippi) decided to cancel prom ... Read More
Krystal Banzon directs this new play by Mariah MacCarthy at the East Village’s UNDER St. Marks Place, March 25 – April 3, 2010. Social justice takes a hilarious stand! In this outrageous show a god-like, androgynous MC guides eight gender stereotypes (including Girly Girl, Manly Man, Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy) on sexy and comical journeys from pop culture pigeonholes to Human Beings. ... Read More
 After weeks of fan anticipation, Lady Gaga's new video "Telephone" (featuring Beyonce!) premiered last night. It's had over a million hits in the 12-ish hours since it's been on her official YouTube page. In typical Gaga fashion, it's colorful, fun to watch, and absolutely crazy. Check it out after the jump.  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video I can't say I get it, but I like it. Also, "this is a disastuh" is going into my ... Read More