The answer: because two senators are holding up the vote that would allow it. Yep, you read that right: Senators Tim Coburn (R – OK) and Jim DeMint (R – SC) have placed a hold on the bill (which the House already passed), which would sell a piece of land near the Smithsonian Institution for the purpose of building a National Women’s History Museum. Their action came after the Concerned Women for America wrote DeMint a letter urging him to hold ... Read More
You could say that we here at BUST HQ each have a sweet tooth (though that would probably be an understatement!) So when Twinkie Chan’s new book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies arrived to us, we were smitten. Not only are Twinkie’s patterns super-cute, but her projects feature some of our favorite foods but in fashion form! Check out her book trailer (in which she shows how to crochet a cupcake scarf!) after the jump!   You need to a ... Read More
This is one of those things you can’t make up: Stephen Colbert, in character, testifying before Congress. He spoke about migrant workers before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security this morning, discussing his experience in partaking in UFW’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign, where in US citizens worked the farm jobs that migrant workers usually do. (Shockingly, or maybe not shockingly at all, only 16 Americans ... Read More
I, like many young women, have come to love 30 Rock. Liz Lemon is everything I want to be: she runs a television show, has an awesome apartment, and eats all the food she wants. Because of her, I’ve been devoted to the show since day 1, and own three of the seasons on DVD. I love it.   However, last night, there was a small crack in the show that is usually hilarious and wonderful. Pete Hornberger (a character who I usually consider to be underused) is ... Read More
I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time in the last six months talking about the Tea Party. It’s involved a lot of “wait, they did what now? And they didn’t think it was offensive?” and “man, I just really hate those guys.” But now, finally, there is something of a counter: The Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Doesn’t the name just give you the warm-and-fuzzies?   From their website: ... Read More