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Lynn Redgrave, 67, passed away in her Connecticut home on Sunday, a spokesperson for her family announced today. Redgrave received Oscar nominations for her performances in “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters.” She also received a handful of Tony award nominations. As of late, she had been making guest appearances on shows like “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives.” From the New York Times: “’Our ... Read More
According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald: “During the trial the jury sent a note to the judge asking for more information about 'how exactly [the accused] took off her jeans’. 'I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration,’ the note read.” That is, apparently, all it took for the jury to acquit. Even after testimony from the victim stating that she had no trouble getting her jeans off herself, the ... Read More
The UN has launched a campaign to raise awareness about and prevent rape all around the globe. The campaign, called Stop Rape Now, focuses on rape as a part of conflicts. The website, StopRapeNow.org, is filled with news and ways to get involved. It also features a novel idea: you can, with your webcam, take a picture of yourself holding your arms in front of you in the shape of an X, which is then uploaded and added to a map to show the supporters of the ... Read More
Monday, for the first time in NYC, federal prosecutors utilized the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to convict two men with blocking the entrance of a Planned Parenthood in Manhattan. Both men will be sentenced June 10th. They will face a maximum of six months and a maximum $10,000 fine. In light of the circus in Oklahoma, it's nice to know that some government folks are working to make access to abortions easier.   [New York Times] Image via ... Read More
A poetry event for anyone who thinks they hate poetry--and for those who love it! In honor of National Poetry Month, the Strand Book Store and BUST Magazine are proud to present an evening of spoken word on April 29th featuring some of the country's top female performance poets. Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (BUST writer and author of "Everything is Everything") will host the reading, which will feature electrifying performances by Aptowicz, National Book Award ... Read More
Our own Callie Watts (aka Calisha Jenkins) will host a live show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network this Tuesday! Producer, Zales, and the Live Experimental Interactive Television Class at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU have concocted a new scheme to mirror the video-chat phenomenon, ChatRoulette. Viewers (including you!) will be able to call-in and play the game of chance along with Jenkins and a few special guests. Visit tubesoap.com ... Read More
Two of our favorite ladies, Diablo Cody (pictured here on the cover of our August/September '09 issue) and Jill Soloway (one of the writer/producers of The United States of Tara) wrote and directed a new short for Funny or Die called "Tight." We think it's great. Check it out after the jump! (Warning: it's a bit NSFW)  Tight w/ Michaela Watkins from Michaela Watkins[Funny or ... Read More
Interested in zine culture and the future of small publishing? Tonight at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Knifefight! is holding a panel of some of the players in today’s small and self-publishing world. They’ll be presenting and discussing their work starting at 6:30--and it's free!   The speakers are: Maggie Lee (Sup Maggie Lee) Mike Force & A.P. Smith (Welcome To The Land Of Cannibalistic Horses 5 year anniversary!) Nick Gazin ... Read More
In a move that would make their state one of the most abortion-restricting in the union, the Oklahoma senate passed several new anti-abortion bills on Monday. The most shocking of the bills would require doctors performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions to use vaginal probes if the picture would be clearer—and then for the doctor to describe the image in detail to the patient. According to the Huffington Post, “The other abortion measures would ... Read More
If you didn’t catch Glee (or aren’t a fan, somehow) last night, you missed an awesome episode. And I say that as an admitted flip-flopping fan of the FOX show. Something about the Material Girl’s spirit really translated in the show, making for a female-empowering hour of song and dance. It managed to, in its fun way, touch on some serious societal issues, including the way (high school aged) men treat women. One of my favorite things about the ... Read More
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