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Vivian Fu is a San Francisco based, San Fernando Valley raised photographer pushing the limits, shattering boundaries, and taking names. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts with an emphasis on photography at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012, and has since been creating an incredible body of work exploring identity, delving into her own experiences as an Asian American woman and working with her body and her relationships. For a recent graduate, the ... Read More
I hope Jenny Slate catches this post, because I have found all of Marcel the Shell's friends and family. Thanks to artist, graphic designer, and owner for Green Ink Studio, Inka Mathew's teeny tiny personal project, "Tiny PMS Match," she has bestowed us with yet another terribly adorable procrastinating tool.  Mathew's project matches miniscule, everyday objects to their Pantone® color equivalences, photographs them with her iPhone, and it is so god damn ... Read More
  Leather, whips, fishnets, and choke holds are the ingredients for Miley newest undertaking. For her "Bangerz" world tour, Miley Cyrus has teamed up with  multi-media artist and fashion filmmaker, Quentin Jones, to create a risque two-minute video titled, Tongue-Tied. This sleek black and white art film in which Cyrus flaunts her nearly nude body is scheduled to play before the howling crowds awaiting her airborne hotdog entrance. While Miley toils to ... Read More
  Is it bad that I hope this song gets stuck in my head? Fiona Apple's latest video release is almost too good for me to handle. "Hot Knife" is from Fiona's most recent album, last June's The Idler Wheel. The track starts simple and steadily builds, layer by sonic layer, with the video's visual complexity building right at-pace. What begins with clean beats on a black-and-white drum ends with a colorful collection of sights and sounds on a ... Read More

Rock On Reena!

BY intern Amber in General |

Okay so I have to tell you about a wonderful friend of mine, Reena Shah . I am always so inspired by this powerful artist with a knockout smile and spirit. I don't know if Reena knows this, but she is breaking boundaries. Minority actresses the world over have a hard time being embraced by the Anglo-obsessed film and entertainment industry, but Reena has managed to be a successful actress/singer/dancer all while embracing her Indian-American roots. You can see her ... Read More
Attention, NYC-dwelling BUSTies! Candacy A. Taylor, author of Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress, will be on hand next week to sign copies of her book. She'll be popping into Bluestockings Bookstore on Friday, October 30 at 9 PM, and we hear there will be pie! Taylor's book focuses on women age 50 and older who have worked as diner waitresses for most of their lives, and features tons of awesome photographs. You can see a few of them in a July ... Read More

Absolute Death: A Review

BY Sarah J. in General |

The first graphic novel I ever bought was Death: The High Cost of Living. I was a teenage gothette just figuring out that there were all sorts of strange and wonderful things out there that I hadn't discovered yet, and then one day my friend came to school with a little thing called the Death Gallery, full of these gorgeous pictures of this little goth girl that sorta even looked like me (if you squinted and washed out the color). What the heck was that? I'd seen ... Read More
The 45th Annual Chicago International Film Festival kicks off today, and this year, organizers have created the Reel Women program to spotlight films created by women or that address women's issues. And when they say 'women's issues,' they ain't kiddin' -- one of the films is a documentary about menstruation, and tonight's opening night feature is the Katherine Dieckmann-directed Motherhood starring Uma Thurman. Right on, Chicago! An Education, ... Read More

Say It Ain't So, Ireland!

BY Web Intern in General |

The Guerrilla Girls have made their way to Ireland so you know what that means...sexism in the arts is under attack! Project Ireland has been unveiled and yes, the campaign is just as informative and to the point as their previous ones. (Sorry for fuzz, Busties! Check out the website for a crystal-clear look) If you're in Ireland (hello to my sister) you should definitely make a point to visit the ladies/guerrillas while they're out and about. Tomorrow ... Read More
If you work hard for the money (so hard for it honey), you'll be excited to learn that museums nationwide are opening their doors to the penny-pinchin' public for free tomorrow.  That's right, absolutely zippo!  The Smithsonian-sponsored Museum Day just requires you print out a pass from their website, and you can walk right in to one of 1,200 participating art galleries, museums, and science centers. It's no secret that when it comes to cultural ... Read More