Jezebel has a list up of their Top 20 Feminist TV Characters . It includes Liz Lemon, Lisa Simpson, Murphy Brown, Marcy D'Arcy (from Married with Children) and Rory Gilmore, among others.What do you think? Is it a good list? Is it a complete list? Who would you add or remove from it? I don't watch a ton of TV, but I was surprised that they didn't include anyone from Buffy. And what about Daria?Also, is there a difference between ''feminist character'' and ... Read More
The documentary 'Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech' by father-daughter pair Martin and Liz Garbus will air on HBO starting June 29th. In it, Emmy-winning documentarian Liz Garbus, with the help of her First Amendment attorney father, explores the limits put on free speech in a post-9/11 world.  Among the people interviewed are Debbie Almontaser, who was forced to resign as principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy, an Arabic-English ... Read More
There are many things to admire about Obama's speech in Cairo today. The man managed to tackle every issue plaguing our relations with the Middle East in a respectful manner, after all. But what we find most impressive here at BUST is Obama's inclusion of the importance of women's rights as one of the seven major sources of tension between the U.S and the Muslim world. (This is particularly exciting in comparison to The Administration Who Must Not Be Named.) Here ... Read More
                   As the afternoon winds down, I'm tuning in to grooveshark.com and if you haven't checked this website out before, you might as well add it to your favorites now. Bookmark that shit.Grooveshark is a website that a friend of mine introduced me to one late-night-turned-early-morning music marathon session. Frustrated with trying to find the right version of ... Read More
The Brooklyn International Film Festival kick-off party is tonight and the films start screening on Friday! The party tonight is from 6 pm until whenever at The Delancey , which is located at 158 Delancey St in Manhattan (which seems odd for the Brooklyn Int'l Film Fest, no?).There are happy hour events almost every night during the festival, at various bars in the DUMBO neighborhood (my digs!). The films are all being screened at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema ... Read More