BUST's Summer Craftacular hits London August 22, and there are so many awesome and exciting alternative crafting vendors! It's going to be a great event--live demonstrations, music and dancing, and drinks! Two of my favorites are the insanely adorable Mr. PS , maker of tea towels, mugs, and shopping bags emblazoned with cheeky but not cheesy slogans--and such cute designs and colors! Another one that I would gladly hop the Atlantic for is the 1940's and 1950's ... Read More
In celebration of Madonna's big birthday, BB King is having its eighth annual Madonnathon, a live performance/dance party for the living legend. Every girl has been influenced by Madonna in some way or another. She's affected every generation everytime she puts out a new album or reinvents herself. Who doesn't partly identify the '80s with 'Like A Virgin' and those fingerless lace gloves and that wedding dress? As for my most defining Madonna moment, it would ... Read More
Maybe it's my second X chromosome talking, but I love love love unicorns. Unicorns and rainbows. Unicorns, rainbows, and glitter . . . and stickers. And now, thanks to the geniuses behind Cornify , the most exciting little internet toy probably ever, I can binge out on all those things absolutely whenever I please. Cornify works like this:go to their website and download the program to your desktop or bookmark the Cornify link given on the website. Find a ... Read More
It is difficult to find independent bookstores in today's ultra-homogenized corporate land, and many locally owned and run booksellers have suffered significantly.  But the Chicago-based feminist bookstore and publishing house, Women and Children First , have continued to exist, though not without struggle, and will be celebrating 30th anniversary at a Gala on October 3, 2009 with special guests Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison. Women and Children ... Read More

A Gel That Blocks HIV?

BY Web Intern in General |

About 3 years ago I read about microbicides, a type of gel or film that blocks HIV when used vaginally. I made hundreds of flyers about it, posted it around my university and the Women's Center, yet no one took me seriously. I myself began to wonder if microbicides were real.Today we saw this article on HIV-blocking gel . It sounds almost like science fiction, without the futuristic dystopia: 'Before sex, women would insert a vaginal gel that turns semisolid ... Read More