American commanders admitted this week that American Special Operations killed three  Afghan women during a nighttime raid gone wrong back in February.  What makes this story even more awful is that the American commanders have been covering up the murders and lying about it for two months now.  Sequence of events:1) American-led assault on a home near Gardez resulting in the murder of two civilian men, a district prosecutor and a local police chief ... Read More
Do you have a story about a knitting project for a man friend gone awry? Or one with a happier ending, such as making a dude in your life so happy he wears your hand-knit hat day in and day out? Either way, spill it for your chance to win a copy of Bruce Weinstein's latest book, Knits Men Want, and other crafty prizes. Click here for details on how to submit, and check out some of the stories while you're there.  Some are pretty cringe-worthy, but others will ... Read More
Have you seen Bristol Palin's new pro-abstinence-only commercial? Now, there's nothing wrong with encouraging kids to hold off on sex until they're ready to take all necessary precautions against pregnancy and disease, but there's something a little off about this ad. She could be making a valid point (that the resources she has available to her make her life as a teen mom easier than it is for most other teen moms), but something about it just smacks of elitism. ... Read More
Indie fashion label Evil Kitty will be showing off their Spring 2010 collection at the Chicago Fashion Incubator Pop Up Shop at The 900 Shops this Saturday, April 10th.  The brand, described by Social Stylists as "sometimes classic, sometimes playful, and always a little mischevious," will be offing free mini-makeovers at the event and free goodie bags (which include a copy of BUST!) to the first 30 guests to RSVP.  There will also be free copies of BUST ... Read More
New York's Full Figured Fashion Week is back and this year's event promises to be even better than the last.  After last year's endeavor attracted thousands of designers, models, retailers and shoppers, this year, founder Gwen DeVoe is upping the ante by aspiring to "make a serious impression on a thin focused industry." With four days of panels and events, including a guided tour of New York's best plus sized hot spots and a workshop for aspiring plus ... Read More