At the New York premiere of Breaking Upwards this month at IFC, Julie White walked the red sidewalk in the fetching emerald number pictured above.  This was, of course, my big chance to say "who are you wearing?" and I flubbed it.  Luckily, Ms. White spoke up:  "Since you're the feminist gal," --guilty-- "...this dress is from a boutique on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope called Asha Veza, and all the clothes are designed and constructed by women in India ... Read More
While being whisked away by the cops for assaulting and harrassing a limo driver, raging cyclist Perzeus Forte flashed his bad-boy good looks at the camera, officially smashing the hearts of the ladies at the BUST Magazine office, much like the windshield of the limo driver that he also smashed. Forte's passionate uprising is the result of being clipped by limo driver Darr Mohammed while delivering packages on his bike.  With his brute strength alone, Forte ... Read More
We might think we’re not that influenced by fairy tales and all that childhood Disney watching. But alas, a recent LiveScience study found that even though there are more 30-something single women than ever the “spinster” stigma is still not lifting. The media has traditionally portrayed them as either desperate to get married or so career-driven that they "don't need a man." Seeking Happily Ever After, a documentary directed by Michelle Cove ... Read More
The creators of Not Your Mother's Meatloaf, a sex education comic book, realize the importance of raising awareness about infrequently talked about topics in a way that will easily and readily catch interest.  Started in 2008 by Liza Bley and Saiya Miller, Not Your Mother's Meatloaf balances serious topics like consent, safe sex, and sexual health with the fun, engaging format of illustration.  In an effort to make the zine as inclusive and accessible as ... Read More
Whether you were underwhelmed or overwhelmed by last year's Whip It, a fictional Hollywood movie about women's roller derby, Brutal Beauty will answer your call for more hardcore derby action.  Starring the Rose City Rollers, Portland, Oregon's real-life answer to Whip It's Hurl Scouts, the documentary follows these women as they practice, battle, and dedicate their lives to this fast-paced, contact sport.  Not only are these women tough as nails and show ... Read More