I have Frances Blaisdell to thank.It seems a little bizarre to me to think that the flute was ever off-limits to women, because today it's such a female-dominated instrument, but that's how it was. Women weren't really allowed anywhere in orchestral music when she was young, but she managed to play her way in and open a lot of doors.I started playing the flute when I was 9 and continued all the way through college. I haven't really played since I graduated, ... Read More

Mother Knows Best

BY Web Intern in General |

Got any plans for Mother's Day? Take yourself, your mom, your friends, your kids, whoever, on a trip to Washington DC. There is a lot going on Saturday May 9th-Sunday May 10th that any peace-loving woman should be excited to get in on. CODEPINK, a 'women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming ... Read More
   Are you into fusion food? If you are then you should definitely check out Fish 'N' Chicks . Think of it as surf and turf with a god complex. Fish 'N' Chicks is a dish composed of ground chicken meat, mixed thoroughly with finely chopped fish, all battered and pan fried into a McNugget style bundle of delight. The master mind of this innovation, Brooklyn artist Nate Hill, professes that, 'All of my work is about the idea of imitating God.' In the ... Read More
Apparently we're on some sort of reality TV bent here at BUST, because here's one more.An Oxygen TV poll reported that more women age 18 to 34 would rather win America's Next Top Model than a Nobel Prize.I think that, to get through this, I'm going to convince myself that this is the result of shoddy polling methods and a not-so-random sampling of women instead of a true measure of where the world is heading.The same poll says that 75% of women would ... Read More
Did somebody say horrifying television? Check out the upcoming show 'More to Love.' Fox's new reality show will be more or less in the vein of The Bachelor, but with one key difference: fat people (GASP) Or, I'm sorry, not fat . . . regular people as the execs keep saying. Producer Mike Fleiss says he wants 'to send the message that you can be the size you are and still be lovable.' Oh, well I guess now that Fox says my fat ass is lovable I suppose I can hold my ... Read More
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