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  Rosanne Cash, Natalie Portman, Princess Leia and Susan Lucci—together at last?   The New York Times announced this week its ninth annual Arts and Leisure Weekend, to be held at the Times Center January 7th through January 10th, and signed on for “Times Talks” are a number of accomplished (and entertaining) ladies.  They made it a long weekend, and each of the four days promises new conversations between Times journalists ... Read More
Ooh! Check out this skirt pattern that Clothkits.co.uk have kindly donated to the Craftacular raffle. So charming. The whimsical fabric pattern is by the super-talented London-based Rob Ryan, who cuts the delicate designs out of paper. Find out more about him at ... Read More
Drop into the Craftacular’s DIY Den this Saturday (easy to find: conveniently located next to the bar!) and you’ll be able to drop spindle and have a whirl at spinning your own yarn. Yes, pick up a copy of BUST when you arrive, wherein you’ll be able to read all about hand spinning, before checking out a live demonstration of this technique. Showing off their spindle skills will be Rachael Matthews and Louise Harries, the yarn-tastic ladies behind Bethnal ... Read More
Hansel & Gretel is one of those twisted fairytales I personally enjoyed as a kid.  I mean, getting stuffed alive into an oven is scary as all get out, but it wasn't the typical damsel-in-distress story that a lot of the fairytales that we grew up on were. This holiday season, there's a special treat because New York City’s Metropolitan Opera is presenting Hansel & Gretel, the opera: Engelbert Humperdinck’s (not that Humperdinck) take on ... Read More
A few things are a given in terms of my consumer practices: I will go see any movie that Parker Posey is in, even though it may or may not be wretched, and I will read anything put out by VICE Magazine.   VICE Magazine recently released their second volume of "best of " treasures called News, Nudity & Nonsense: The Best of Vice Magazine Volume Two, 2003-2008. The book is a quick read, (it even states inside somewhere that most VICE articles can be ... Read More

Off the Wall Graffiti

BY Libby Zay in Artsy |

From Austin to Austria, a dance troupe dressed in neon sweat-gear has been taking over the streets. Using their bodies as living sculptures, performers tag buildings by contorting themselves into bizarre formations and cramming into stairwells and doorways. The installations only last for fleeting moments -- basically, just long enough for a camera-phone wielding crowd to take notice and string along. The on-the-run art show is called "Bodies in Urban Spaces." ... Read More
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.  Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a ... Read More

Girls With Slingshots

BY Vanessa in Artsy |

It's always nice to see a woman makin' it big in a dude's world. Comics are generally written by fellas and for fellas. That is why I am pleased to present Girls With Slingshots-a web comic written by the uber talented Ms. Danielle Corsetto!You won't find any steroid-induced guys in spandex or damsels-in-distress in this strip. Girls With Slingshots features two leading ladies-Hazel, a sardonic lush, and Jamie, a bubbly babe who isn't afraid to show off her ... Read More

Fantastic Voyage

BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy |

Here's art that moved, and will move you: Last May, Brooklyn-based artist Swoon brought art to the sea by designing three handcrafted ships. Even more impressive, the vessels are made purely from recycled trash and materials. This past summer Swoon and a crew of more than 30 artists navigated their fleet from Slovenia to Venice, Italy, to invade the acclaimed art exhibition the Venice Biennale. The result was an imaginative, artistic endeavor - a dreamy, ... Read More
Gemma Correll, your work is adorable. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at recaps of your days, checking out illustrations of what you wore on a given day (thank you for the product descriptions), and reading your endless remarks about pugs. Like you, I want one oh so badly and cannot wait for the day I can play with its curly-q tail. Oh goodness, if you've never seen Correll's work, check out her flickr page, personal website, or even her etsy shop, where her 'Pugs ... Read More