Even a casual hip-hop fan can quote lyrics from Missy Elliott, TLC, and Salt-N-Pepa, but SHEmovement aims to celebrate not just the heavy-hitters, but less well-known lady mc's like Psalm One, Red Shaydez, Hot Yella, Miz Korona, and Lady Loe. The website features hip-hop-centric news and profiles of female rappers, as well as photos, videos, and blogs that the artists themselves update. The musicians on the site produce blends of hip-hop as diverse as they ... Read More
Stumped on what to get yourself, your bff or bf for Chrismukkah or Kwanzaa? Well, UNICEF and Threadless have got your back, or at least want to get on your back. They're banding together to bring some joy to not only those on your gift list, but millions who need it most. Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) are malnourished due to a severe drought--the worst in 50 years. The consequences are dire, and UNICEF and ... Read More
An all-star lineup of musicians will soon pay a much-needed tribute to the Brian Eno classic, "Here Come the Warm Jets." The legendary album from the former Roxy Music member will be performed in its entirety at Joe's Pub by Joan Wasser (otherwise known as Joan As Police Woman), Vernon Reid of Living Color, Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, Sohrab Habibion from Obits, Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost, and Don Cippola of Phantom Family Hero. The show is the ... Read More
Singer and guitarist Zoe Boekbinder describes her personal style as "geek glam," but her music's been praised as old-school folk-y pop. A theater nerd in high school, she took up singing after her friends goaded her on. After school, Boekbinder and her sister formed a band called Vermillion Lies--an outfit that produced albums in 2006 and 2008. After the release of their second album, the two went their separate ways musically, but never stopped recording ... Read More
David J, co-founder of Brit bands Love & Rockets and Bauhuas, lends his talent for a rock concert/theater event in Los Angeles starting November 30th. The director finds new meaning in the rise and fall of Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick. The show explores Edie as Persephone, a modern-day queen of the underworld, with Warhol acting as Hades. David J leads the band, Silver for Gold, through songs that are melancholy and eerie in conjunction with blue ... Read More
Love Fashion Week but only know about the big four: London, New York, Milan, and Paris? Vice.com showcases fashion weeks around the globe--in places like Colombia and Islamabad (Pakistan)--and follows full-figured women in New York as they work it on the runway, all in the new video series Fashion Week Internationale. Host Charlet Duboc travels around the globe investigating the most fabulous fashion in the world--fashion that's outside the mainstream but still ... Read More
The all-female bartending competition known as Speed Rack is taking over Los Angeles for one night only. Speed Rack was created by Ivy Mix and Lynette Marrero of the New York Chapter for LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), which works to collect drink recipes that were thought to be endangered or extinct. (Their mission is also to "dismantle the patriarchy, one drink at a time.") Top female bartenders compete in timed competitions ... Read More
Documentary filmmaker Amy Oden is seeking support for her new project, Exotic, which she's hoping to start shooting next year. The film will follow women traveling from the mainland US to Guam to work as exotic dancers. Oden hopes to present a look at a kind of sex work not covered by other media outlets. The money she raises on Kickstarter will help fund her trip to Guam, as well as basics like tape stock and hard drives. Her goal is to raise $5000 by December ... Read More
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America means many things to both men and women. It recently celebrated its 95th birthday and serves over three million people a year at its 800 national health clinics. Women with limited or no health insurance can access S.T.I. and U.T.I. testing, contraceptives, pregnancy tests and PAP smears as well as abortions. For this reason, the federation has been swaddled in controversy by political parties and the general ... Read More
While it is sad but true that Halloween has passed, we can still get creative with our wardrobes all year long. If you are in on the tights trend that shows no signs of dissipating, you're in luck. Our very own BUST staffer Callie got together with XO Jane staffer Madeline and showed her how to create some bright, fun DIY tie-dye tights from the tutorial included in The BUST DIY Guide to Life. Read all about their crafty meeting--part pizza party, part tie-dye ... Read More
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