The Myth of the BFF

BY Darcy Sturges in General

Friendship is awesome. I hope that every reader can relate, that every reader currently has friends—a best friend, even (besides BUST, I mean). There’s a strong mythos around best friends as well. Throughout TV and film female friendship is core, unshakable thing in a sea of bad boyfriends, family drama, children, health scares, and careers. Yet the curtain is starting to lift, showing that friendship is like any other relationship: there are problems ... Read More
Caroline Heldman’s talk, “The Sexy Lie,” at TEDxYouth in San Diego tackled the very prevalent issue of sexual objectification—specifically, the idea that being sexually objectified is empowering. TED talks have gained a reputation for showcasing intelligent people presenting various enlightenments and challenges to their listeners, and Heldman does not disappoint. Her twelve-minute talk is concisely accurate without losing any of its ... Read More
Inside Amy Schumer might just be BUST’s current favorite show, and Amy herself is definitely one of our favorite comedians. Thankfully we don’t have to wait any longer to know if the hilarity will keep coming - Schumer tweeted on Monday that she’ll be back for a second season! Woohoo! If you haven’t seen Schumer’s sketch show on Comedy Central, you’re missing out. A lot. But never fear! It just takes one to get hooked, ... Read More
Oh my God. I need all of these. Fab.com currently has a swimwear collection from Mr. Gugu and Miss Go (an amazing, hyper-graphic clothing company we featured in our June/July issue) that features—stay calm—cats, giraffes, panda bears, burgers, and spacemen.  These adorable suits are perfect for anyone. Worried about having a bikini body? Take this good advice, then go to Fab.com and buy one or five or all of these! I plan on mixing and ... Read More
She's pretty much everything we love. If the name “Mary Lambert” sounds familiar, it’s because you may have heard her on a little track called “Same Love." Her vocals (she wrote the chorus) were featured on the song by Ryan Lewis and Macklemore (yes, the Macklemore of “Thrift Shop” fame). Hailing from Seattle, the lesbian-slam-poet-songstress sings haunting ballads of loving one’s self and overcoming pain. According ... Read More
At five weeks old, Justin was found in North Pennsylvania on April 26 after being purposefully doused with an accelerant and lit on fire. On fire. A small, tiny, adorable kitten. I don’t understand this. Look at this face! Who could viciously attack this cuteness? While I may not be partial to the name Justin (hello, ex-boyfriend!), this particular Justin has my heart all ooey and gooey. I want to love him and hold him and feed him and care for him forever. ... Read More
Women at the Western Wall wearing prayer shawls on April 12. Good news! A court in Jerusalem just ruled that women who wear prayer shawls at the Western Wall aren’t doing anything illegal. Before now, women would be arrested for wearing the shawls at the Wall, because that item of religious garb was considered exclusively menswear. Talk about gender policing. According to Time Magazine this is a really big win, as it sets the stage for more equality at ... Read More
  As a rather recent transplant to NYC, I learn new things every day. Today I learned that Coney Island hosts a parade of mermaids in the summertime! What’s more, these mermaid parades have been happening for the past 30 years! WHAT. So cool! It sounds like a slice of nirvana, like a little sliver of Burning Man (which I went to and loved and talk about whenever I can—but back to Mermaids!). What is this parade, you ask? It is a parade of ... Read More
Ireland has very strong anti-abortion laws. It’s illegal. That’s it. However, new legislation has been proposed that would allow Irish women to terminate their pregnancy if there is a threat on their life—including suicidal intent. The New York Times explains that even if the bill passes, terminating a pregnancy will not straight-forward. If a woman’s life is in an emergency situation, one doctor will be able to approve an abortion. With ... Read More
  I love “Downton Abbey.” There’s something wonderfully charming about the show’s nostalgic atmosphere and strong, witty characters. Its world is extravagant, luxurious, sometimes pointless, but always beautiful. Luckily for me and other fans, the show will soon be launching a new plethora of goods, sure to empty my wallet and fill my tiny apartment. "We'll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. From ... Read More
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