Remember just a few weeks ago, when everyone was so excited about Bridesmaids opening? And all those social networking efforts, including one here on our very own site, that were encouraging women to go out and see it on its opening weekend, so that it would do well at the box office, and we ladies could look forward to possibly getting another non-sucky movie about and for women in the next year or ten? And remember that the movie actually did do well at the box ... Read More
In the past few weeks, the TV networks have revealed the new shows that they'll be adding to their fall lineups. One thing that's been quite noticeable is that there are way more shows coming out this fall that are about women than, well, maybe since forever. And of those shows, two of them, on two different networks, are associated with comic Whitney Cummings. One, "Whitney", is a comedy that stars, and is about, Whitney Cummings. The other, which Cummings is ... Read More
The first time I saw a screening of the new Judd Apatow/Kristin Wiig vehicle Bridesmaids, I felt like I was watching an experimental film. I'm not talking Maya Deren or Chantal Ackerman, of course. But the fact is, Bridesmaids is an experiment, intended to answer the question: what would happen if Judd Apatow made a movie for women? What would happen if the guy who's built a career on making movies that examine the adult/adolescent male psyche—its  ... Read More
If yo've been following the news, you're already aware that there's been a lot of fear that the revolution in Egypt might be hijacked by the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that wants to institute Sharia law in Egypt. Of course, the West is frightened of this prospect because it would mean that Egypt would  become a hostile country, just like Iran. That's definitely worrying, but of greatest concern to me is the question of whether Egyptian women would see most ... Read More
Tired of the o.b. tampocolypse story yet? We're not. The o.b.s are still missing, and folks are beginning to turn to alternatives (more on that later). That's all good, I think. But what you young folks might not realize, is that once upon a time o.b. WAS the alternative. And in fact, women had to be convinced that it was OK to use them. "What? Put my finger where? Not me!" is what many American women thought when first confronted with the applicator-less ... Read More
I've been waiting for this day for weeks--the day that the rest of the country can finally experience Portlandia, the new comedy series on IFC of which we here at BUST are already die-hard fans. Start with Carrie Brownstein, she of everyone's favorite grrrl band Sleater-Kinney (who knew she was funny?) and Fred Armisen (ex-Mr. Peggy Olson and current SNL cast member) and add a good dose of laughing-at-ourselves irony, and you get what just might be the funniest ... Read More
By now you probably know about the Great Tampocolypse of 2011 -- the mysterious disappearance of o.b. tampons from drugstore's shelves. But since that post was written, the o.b. peeps have updated their site. Now it reads: "To our valued customers: o.b.® tampons are now shipping. There may be a delay of a few days or weeks to reach your area, but we are working with retailers across the country to restock store shelves as soon as possible. Please refer ... Read More
I first heard it a number of years ago. Someone told me they saw a question about me on a Trivial Pursuit card. It was very cool to hear but I didn't quite believe it, and figured they'd probably mistaken me for someone else or some other question. But the other day a friend of my boos' was playing the game and came across the very card with me as a clue, and took a snapshot. I must say this is one of the highest honors of my career. But I also have to say that I ... Read More
It happened slowly. Drugstores' stocks of ob tampons began slowly dwindling. You probably figured your drugstore sucked and never restocks their shelves with anything anyway, and that eventually your trusted, beloved ob tampon would reappear. But they haven't. As it's been reported on elsewhere, it's not just your drugstore that's out of them. In fact, ob tampons are now nowhere to be found. Which is why they are now showing up on ebay, selling for $50 a ... Read More
If you are a BUST reader, then you're famliar with the special BUST-infused crossword puzzles that appear in every issue. They're put together for us by the lovely and talented word nerd, Deb Amlen (who also does the crossword puzzles for the Onion). Well, as of today, Deb's also the puzzle meister behind the New York Time's crossword puzzle blog, Word Play. If you like to do the New York Times crossword puzzles (or at least try doing them) and have ever found ... Read More
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