BY Helen in Feminizzle on Nov 16, 2010 |
The engagement of Britain’s Prince William to Catherine Middleton was announced this morning by royal officials. This engagement is one that has been long anticipated by spectators, the royal family, and William himself. Waiting William (as he’s known around BUST HQ) first met Catherine Middleton 8 years ago when they were both in school at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. The couple has had an on again and off again relationship ever since, ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar in Boob Tube on Nov 16, 2010 |
Hats off to filmmaker Cassie Jaye for exposing the truth about abstinence-only programs, the stories of teenagers who buy into it, and its consequences, in her documentary, Daddy I Do. The film provides a range of personal accounts, from unwed young mothers to the founder of The Silver Ring Thing (faith-based abstinence), private interviews, and alarming statistics. We learn that The Purity Ball, for example, a Cinderella-like ball where young girls pledge ... Read More
BY Helen in General on Nov 15, 2010 |
Bust’s favorite Drag King, Murray Hill -"the hardest working middle-aged man in show business"- will be delighting us yet again this winter with his legendary Yuletide tradition: A Murray Little Christmas. This year Murray and his fabulous friends will be repping it old school, literally, while transporting the audience back to his childhood high school PS 0 (“zero”) to perform a holiday school recital. The chosen theme this year, as a celebration ... Read More
BY Mary S in Feminizzle on Nov 15, 2010 |
Thirteen-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and founder of Sassy magazine (and former JANE editor-in-chief) Jane Pratt have announced their collaboration on a brand new Sassy-esque teen magazine. Tavi, known for her outspoken feminist views, wacky-teen-by-way-of-Comme-Des-Garcons outfits, worldly writing style, and infamous wearing of an oversized hair bow hat in the front row of some fashion show, has never been your typical precocious tween role model, from ... Read More
BY Mary S in Music Stuff on Nov 15, 2010 |
Teaching girls to play loud instruments, form a band, command a stage, and all-around empower themselves in many ways is what rock camp is all about. Of all the feminist causes near and dear to my heart, rock camp is one of the most inspiring and consistently rewarding-and I can't help but wish I had spent a week at camp as a kid, middle-schooler, or teen. That's why it's a great idea to support Girls Rock Camp Alliance's benefit show at Park Slope's Rock Shop. ... Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar in Artsy on Nov 15, 2010 |
How do you make a zine?
Why do you make a zine?
How did you get into zine-making in the first place?
What other zines do you read? Where can I get my zine photocopied? How are zines distributed? Where are zines reviewed? Where can you go to buy zines? How do you pronounce it? And how can I find out more? Be you a seasoned vet, a zi-curious newbie, or an unrelated browser in the right place at the right time, you're ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in Music Stuff on Nov 12, 2010 |
Let’s say you’ve decided to take a mid-afternoon lie-down and have put your iTunes on shuffle because you’re too tired to make that perfectly relaxing playlist. You’re just about dozing off as the Fleet Foxes play, and then WABAM! Soulja Boy starts playing. Or, let’s say you and your friends are three sheets to the wind and you just know that a Motown sing-along is inevitable except oh no! You’re drunk and who has the ... Read More
BY Molly Labell in General on Nov 11, 2010 |
Currently, women make up 15% of the U.S. military and they face all of the issues—if not more—that their male colleagues do while on active duty or as a veteran. Luckily, there are organizations like the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). According to its website, SWAN’s mission is to “[support, defend, and empower] today’s servicewomen and women veterans of all eras, through groundbreaking advocacy initiatives and ... Read More
BY Katie Zanin in Feminizzle on Nov 11, 2010 |
Next week, the Third Wave Foundation will be hosting a little evening get together for feminists, young and old (although 21+), at Lolita Bar. On Friday, November 19th come down to the Lower East Side to join the staff, local grant partners and board members from Third Wave Foundation for a night of drinking, dancing and other antics to support young feminist activists.
Third Wave Foundation works nationally to support young women and transgender ... Read More
BY Mary S in Artsy on Nov 11, 2010 |
House of Yes, the East Williamsburg-based art space and performance venue, is keeping busy this season with a ton of events to keep you warm and entertained on these blustery fall nights. Tonight, show up for Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show, which promises such glamorous luxuries as spandex, glitter, fake eyelashes, pasties, beautiful aerialists and dirty jokes. Tomorrow they're throwing a black-tie only birthday dance party open to the public, and they have far ... Read More