Najat Vallaud-Belkacem   Maybe the US should take a page out of France’s book. The French government has recently made what the Global Post calls “a series of sexist blunders” – pretty much everything Dominique Strauss-Kahn has ever done or said, male legislators catcalling the entire time a female government minister spoke in July, and, in October, the agriculture minister’s statement that, “I’ve tried to promote ... Read More
It’s been a rough week. You’re tired. You’re pretty sure that nothing could cheer you up but your nice, warm bed, but sleep is pretty far away. Fear not! BUST has found the cure to your end-of-week ennui. Say hello to Cat Bounce, your new favorite time-waster. Cat Bounce fills your browser window with adorable kitties ready to jump around your page. Just click and drag a cat to make it bounce off the bottom of your page like they’re on an ... Read More
Last week, before the storm, I caught Regina Spektor at The Beacon Theatre. It seems so long ago, yet in my social media Sandy haze, it’s only now that I bring myself to write this review. While my area stayed out of harm’s way, somehow not being able to leave the apartment made it hard to do anything besides eat Oreos and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I saw Spektor play relatively recently at United Palace Theatre, but hers is one ... Read More
Susan B. Anthony said that the bicycle “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world,” but in the 1890s, bike-riding women weren’t exactly free to bike as they wished. Check out this list of 41 “don’ts” for female cyclists, published in 1895 by New York World:Don’t be a fright. Don’t faint on the road. Don’t wear a man’s cap. Don’t wear tight ... Read More
With its drizzly rain, cold weather, and short, dark days, sometimes it seems like November is the cruelest month, or at least the most hated. But although summer days are now long past, there are plenty of reasons to love November! Here are ten of them:    1. You can get leftover Halloween candy for cheap. Halloween is now over, and you know what that means…cheap candy! Like the day after Valentine’s Day and the day after Christmas, now ... Read More