Despite being outlawed in 2004, the rates of selective abortions of girls in India have substantially increased—particularly among the wealthier classes—according to a recent study published by The Lancet. The sex of a fetus can be determined in an ultrasound after 14 weeks, and in India abortions are only legal until the 12-week point. While gender ratios vary among the regions, the overall rates of girls have greatly decreased since the last Indian ... Read More
This is an issue that is close to our hearts, former teacher and journalist, Marguerite Kearns is trying to get her grandmother's suffragette campaign wagon to be exhibited permanently at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York.  As of now, the wagon is sitting in a museum warehouse somewhere in Albany, waiting for its next appearance in public. Without our support, there is no way of knowing when it will stop collecting dust, and start educating people ... Read More
Thanks to all our wonderful vendors and shoppers for coming to the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair on Saturday! It was an amazing day filled with sweet treats and one-of-a-kind crafts -- check out the photo gallery below for all the fun. Photographs taken by Gabi Porter. "Get the Flash Player" "to see this gallery." var fo = new ... Read More

Happy Trails, Oprah

BY Grace Evans in General |

Oprah has been on the air longer than I have been alive, but today is the very last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. I’m not a die-hard Oprah fan, but she’s always been around, everyday. It’s strange to think that tomorrow, she won’t be. She is larger than life and the most influential woman in America. What is everyone going to do at 4 o’clock now? It’s difficult not to admire her. She became one of the most powerful women in ... Read More

Review: Mike Mills' Beginners

BY Laurie in Artsy |

Director, writer, and graphic designer Mike Mills (whose first film was 2005’s Thumbsucker) has a new movie out June 3rd called Beginners—a beautiful film about love, death, and new beginnings. Based on Mike’s personal experiences, the story revolves around 38-year-old Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) whose father Hal (Christopher Plummer) comes out as a homosexual at the age of 75 after his wife of 45 years passes away. Unfortunately Hal is ... Read More