Did you know that up until recently there was a five year statute of limitations on a rapist in New York State? Until 2006 charges of rape had to be reported within five years or there could be no prosecution. This was one of the many facts that I learned about rape at a recent Pace University lecture. I was fortunate enough to attend a National Organization for Women panel discussion on the subject of rape last Wednesday and my eyes were opened. The lecture was ... Read More
                   Lana Del Rey came out of nowhere. The New York singer/songwriter’s new song, “Video Games” has every music blog scrambling to figure out who she is. Del Rey, whose real name is Lizzy Grant, just rescheduled her first two shows in New York and L.A. to find bigger venues. And it seems like everyone has something to say about her Brigitte Bardot-esque bedroom hair and pouty lips. ... Read More
Memphis garage-rock heavyweight Jack Oblivian ain't no one-trick pony, and on his latest release, Rat City (out now on Big Legal Mess), he's making damn sure you know. Jack Oblivian's musical resume reads like an exhaustive list of southern garage-rock history. In the ’90s he founded trashy soul-punk band the Oblivians and garage-country-by-way-of-whiskey crooners the Compulsive Gamblers with Greg Cartwright (of Reigning Sound fame). He’s also played ... Read More
Erika Lopez, a writer and performance artist who has been featured in the pages of BUST, is in N.Y.C. with a new performance project, The Welfare Queen. Adapted from her memoir, The Girl Must Die, the new work chronicles Lopez’s descent from a Simon and Schuster-published author to a welfare and food stamp recipient, all in the matter of a few years.In 1998, Simon and Schuster published Lopez’s illustrated novel Flaming Iguanas. After breaking ... Read More

Got Nips?

BY Olivia Saperstein in Feminizzle |

If anyone was watching the Emmys on Sunday, you may have noticed Glee star Heather Morris' nipple slip on the red carpet.  This is hardly shocking news, as these fashion faux-pas seem to happen constantly in Hollywood. If you search "nip slip" online you can find pictures of various celebrities accidentally flashing some boob.  What I don't understand is why human beings are shocked over a little nudity these days. Sure it's unexpected, sure it isn't ... Read More
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