BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 24, 2014
Bindercon: The Symposium on Women Writers Today, which was held Oct. 11 and 12 in New York City, was by all accounts a smash success, with hundreds coming together for two days of inspiring and empowering panels for lady writers. I was lucky enough to attend, and as I sat in NYU’s Cooper Union surveying the sea of women gripping ballpoints and sporting their hot pink conference lanyards, it was amazing to think that the event had sprung up from a mere ... Read More
The trailer for “Happy Valley,” the documentary focusing on Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and the sexual molestation cover-up that occurred at Penn State, came out earlier this week.
Amir Bar Lev, the director best known for “The Tillman Story,” hopes that the film “provokes people to ask themselves questions about their own pantheon of saints and heroes and villains.”
The film, set for release on Nov. 19, premiered at the ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 24, 2014
Actress Laurie Holden used to kick serious zombie butt on the first three seasons of The Walking Dead, but now she is also fighting some real life jerks — sex traffickers. Holden was involved in a recent sting operation in Cartagena, Colombia and caught four sex traffickers, saving more than 50 girls, many of which were under 18.
She told CBC News, "We pretended we were having a big bachelor party, so my role was the girlfriend of one of the ... Read More
If you like Broad City, or other lady-driven web series, you will love Lonelygirl48. It was dreamt up by Brooklyn-based comedian , who has been featured on SNL and has won awards at the Boston Comedy Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival for the full-length LonelyGirl48. BUST was lucky enough to talk to the brains behind the web series and ask her a couple of questions.
BUST: How did you think of the idea for the web-series?
KC: I ... Read More
FKA twigs, whose stage name stands for “Formerly Know As twigs,” is a popular electronic singer, songwriter and dancer. She can now add director to the list, following the release of her Google Glass video advertisement, #throughglass.
The rising star uses Google Glass in the video, giving off futuristic vibes by searching for dance videos while staring into the mirror. After tapping the glasses, twigs is immersed in various dance battles with ... Read More
Biking to work is the norm for millions of people all over the world. Urban biking is growing in popularity every year, and now fashion is catching up to the demographic of people who want to be able to bike to work in style (and safety).
When I lived in Amsterdam for a semester, I had no choice but to bike to class every day, so I became a quick learner of the written and unwritten rules of biking in a city. I found out it was a great way to learn the ins ... Read More
Always looking to expand my sexual encyclopedia, I’ve been disheartened and confused by the lack of public discourse around fisting. In fact, efforts to bring it up with my most sex-positive acquaintances have resulted in awkward laughing and quick avoidance — a reaction I couldn’t understand until I did a Google image search (Don’t do it). Per usge, pornographic hyperbole has taken over the popular imagination, and left curious people ... Read More
Not only was Gwen Stefani's birthday this month, but she also released her first solo video in eight years! The former Bust cover girl and edgy pop goddess partnered with Sophie Muller who has directed a number of videos for No Doubt's and Gwen Stefani's solo songs. It's been a long wait since the 2006 release of Sweet Escape, and I am very thankful for the strange yet catchy new video release. There are quite a few reasons.
First of all, the Harajuku ... Read More
Here is a scary statistic: Only 5% of studio films, released in the past five years, have had a female director. AHHH!
So, what is a Bustie to do? Well, no worries, an amazing list of 50 Must-See Horror Films Directed By Women has been created by Alison Nastasi for Flavorwire for all you feminists out there trying to get your fright on this Halloween season!
The list is compiled of some older films like The Hitch-Hiker, directed by Ida Lupino in 1953:
As well as ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 23, 2014
A new preliminary study conducted at John Hopkins University investigated how chemical compounds in broccoli, particularly broccoli sprouts, can improve behavioral symptoms of those with moderate to severe autism. The chemical called sulforaphane, is converted from glucoraphanin through the bacteria in our bodies when we eat the sprouts. The researchers turned glucoraphanin into sulforaphane and converted them into capsules so they could control the doses for ... Read More