Nerd Girls' Night Out

BY Emily Rems in Music Stuff |

Taking a book club and turning it into an all-girl, reading-inspired, song-fest? What will they think of next? Once I peeped these deets below on nonsense nyc , I was hooked (though it would be cool if they added some women writers to the mix in 2009, doncha think?): Bushwick Book Club - Tuesday, Jan 6 Unparalleled songwriting nerdery. Local songwriters Phoebe Kreutz, Chloe Matheou, Liv Carrow, and Susan Hwang perform songs inspired by, and based on, Kurt ... Read More
I'm so excited that my all-grrrl pop-punk band Royal Pink is going to be playing tomorrow night at the Girls Rock and Girls Rule 7th Anniversary Show! Seriously, when was the last time you went to a rock show that had EIGHT girl bands on the bill? So awes! What's even more awes is that we're all kicking out the jams for a great cause, the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls . So come on out and give us a ... Read More
  Judging by the breathless squeals, audible sighs, and eruptions of applause that broke out at regular intervals during a press screening of Twilight on the eve of it's much anticipated release today, there's no doubt that for young women in the grip of puberty, going to this movie is the social event of the year. And as a grown-up lady who keenly remembers what it was like to be that age, I can't help but feel a little jealous that this huge entertainment ... Read More
What Mick Jagger is to rock 'n' roll, Sarah Kramer is to the vegan lifestyle, so N.Y.C. veg heads are all a-flutter getting ready for her meet-and-greet party at 7pm tonight. She's in town promoting her swell new pocket-sized cookbook Vegan A Go-Go! and the event at cruelty-free footwear paradise Moo Shoes (78 Orchard St. NYC) promises not only an opportunity to get her Jane Hancock on your copy, but will have delish vegan eats as well. So get there early ... Read More

Voting Is Easy And Fun!

BY Emily Rems in General |

OK lay-deez! It's our time to shine as we flex our political muscle at the polls, so don't blow it! Here to help out with any last minutes issues you may have as you head out to excercise your franchise are some helpful voting tips from MoveOn.org: Find your polling place by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Voter ID laws vary by state, but if you have ID, bring it. Not on the list? Make sure you're at the right polling place, then demand a provisional ballot. If ... Read More

I Love Witches

BY Emily Rems in General |

According to this story on CNN.com today , a group in London is 'petitioning the British government for a posthumous pardon for the hundreds of people executed for witchcraft between the 16th and 18th centuries.' I dunno - seems like too little too late to me, and the whole angle of sending the petition around on Halloween strikes me as pretty hokey considering that over 400 real-live people were executed in England for alleged witchcraft before The Witchcraft ... Read More
If you're an American Express card member, you can help a group close to our hearts, Women For Women International , win a big ole grant through AMEX's Members Project. Just log in here , vote within the next eight hours for their initiative called Help Women and Children Survivors of War Rebuild, and with your support it could get funding from American Express to help with their life saving humanitarian ... Read More

Go Buffi Go!

BY Emily Rems in Style File |

It's always very exciting for us here at BUST HQ when our lovely interns go on to become superstars. Case in point: check out supersweet former 'tern Buffi Jashanmal gracing the pages of OK! Middle East, being lauded as the Betsey Johnson of Dubai! You can see the whole multipage spread here and be sure to keep an eye out for her label Quiet Riot sashaying down a runway near ... Read More

Girl Trouble

BY Emily Rems in Music Stuff |

I just peeped this interesting little tidbit on Pop Bitch : On MIA's 'Paper Planes,' the word 'weed' has been bleeped on western daytime radio. In Indonesia and Malaysia, when Katy Perry's song 'I Kissed A Girl' is played, the word 'girl' is ... Read More
The reviews are in, critics HATE 'The Women,' and I wholeheartedly agree with them. I wanted to like it. I was excited to see it. But unfortunately, what is currently being peddled to us as the film we simply MUST see with all of our girlfriends in tow, is a steaming pile of shit. Not an honest moment or genuine exchange as far as the eye can see. There aren't even any good clothes or dreamy locales to take viewers minds off the impossible script. The film is a ... Read More
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