BY Intern Courtney in Crafty on Nov 29, 2011 |
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we're officially in the throes of the Christmas season. If you're looking for some great DIY gifts and decorations, we've got you covered. The holiday season is a perfect time of year to get crafty--so grab a cup of nog, and lets get started!
When you're wrapping presents this holiday season, don’t throwaway the odds and ends of your paper. Instead, use those remainders as materials for your DIY wrapping paper ... Read More
Underground electro sensation Cazwell and Peaches, the alternative dance queen, have teamed up! The duo has created the delightfully sleazy single “Unzip Me," the video for which was directed by Bec Stupak (who worked on Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video) and premiered on The Huffington Post. This playful, raucous track shows off Cazwell’s frisky lyrics and Peaches' salacious edge, and the video's a multicolored blur of nudity and insanity. Most ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Nov 22, 2011 |
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was released last Friday, and had the 5th highest-grossing opening weekend ever. Girls, tweens, and full-grown ladies around the world are flocking to movie theaters to see the film, but what are they taking away from it? Mild spoiler, but in the movie, leading lady Bella opts to carry her demon baby to term, risking her life in the process. Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter for the entirety of The Twilight Saga and ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Artsy on Nov 18, 2011 |
Last night, November 17, was the release party for “It Chooses You” by Miranda July--as well as the grand opening of a pop-up shop based on the book. In the spirit of the book, the author and her team hunted through the NYC classifieds in search of once-meaningful objects for sale. Upon purchasing these artifacts--such as Japanese dolls, oil paints, an old paper cutter, and deer hooves--July interviewed the sellers. These items are being ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in General on Nov 17, 2011 |
Anna Lefler’s The CHICK-tionary is a hilarious must-read which includes more than 450 words, ranging from "A-Line" to "Z-Snap." The book does more than just provide definitions, though--it offers interesting comments, examples, and comic relief. Before reading this book, I had no idea that Mrs. Potato Head existed outside of the toy box, or likewise a puma outside the wild. Here’s a small glimpse at what the book has to offer:
Mrs. Potato Head, noun
: ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Nov 17, 2011 |
The holidays are nearly upon us, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is in a week, kicking off the Christmas season. One of the season's most time-honored acts, the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” has received a makeover. Santa may gasp, but The Rockettes, who are known for their astonishing kick line, are breaking from tradition this year.
(Linda Haberman running Rockettes practice)
Director and choreographer Linda Haberman wanted to ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Crafty on Nov 15, 2011 |
Wednesday, November 16th, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, don’t miss “MEET ME AT THE RACE RIOT: People of the Color in Zines from 1990- Today,” a zine/community event! This event will be held at Barnard College and is co-organized with People of Color Zine Project and Barnard Zine Library. This event will feature poc zinesters with diverse backgrounds in zine culture and activism, and all ages are welcome! Definitely check it out!
Here are some of the ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Nov 10, 2011 |
Betty Friedan's 1963 book, "The Feminine Mystique," changed the face of feminism, but she's now getting a more tangible acknowledgment for her work. A monument is being unveiled today in Great View, NY, where Friedan lived while writing "The Feminine Mystique." While the author and activist received countless kudos during her life, this will be the first lasting tribute to her hard work. Friedan and Muriel Fox co founded NOW (The National Organization for ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Style File on Nov 04, 2011 |
According to style.com's Fall 2011 Trend Report, the top trends for this season are: Collage Studies, Color Forms, Parka City, Psychedelic Furs, Sixties Minutes, Spotty Service, and Tux Love. While all my BUSTies and me love to move with the trends, it can be hard to get a runway look on a working-girl budget. I want to help my fellow bargain-hunting fashionistas get a great deal on a runway look.
Psychedelic ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Nov 03, 2011 |
As a feminist today, there is a nostalgic longing for the consciousness-raising groups of the 1970s. Emily Nussbaum’s article in New York Magazine, "Rebirth of the Feminism Manifesto," dares to question if consciousness-raising groups of the second wave have been transformed to the blogospheres of the third. Nussbaum uses Shelby Knox’s comments as evidence of this transformation: "blogs and social networks 'Are our version of ... Read More