BY Catie Colliton in Eat Me on May 28, 2010 |
We’ve all read about or watched a movie about the terrifying processed food industry and its effects on how we live. The blame has reasonably been put on the corporations that somehow manage to produce modified “food” in record time, but the death of the family meal has been blamed for the increased need of (or addiction to) fast food. And who is to blame for the death of the family meal? Women, or specifically second-wave feminists, according to ... Read More
BY Web Intern in Sexy on May 28, 2010 |
Interested in hearing about life, love, money and sex from past and present professionals in the sex industry?
Sex Worker Literati is a monthly reading/performance series spawned from the book Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Sex workers, former sex workers, and people who have worked in the sex industry come together to read and perform their stories, showcasing the diversity of the business ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Boob Tube on May 28, 2010 |
"Sex and the City 2" has had a lot of criticism and harsh reviews since it's release not even 36 hours ago. NPR's "The Takeway" contributor Rafer Guzman says SATC2 is bad for men and women because of it's unrealistic portrayal of, well, everything. BUST's own Emily Rems defends the SATC franchise, highlighting the importance (and feminist perspective) of women's friendships in the show and movies. Go Emily!
Photo and Audio Credit: The ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Boob Tube on May 28, 2010 |
Julia Sweeney has come a long way since the days of "Pat," the ambiguously gendered character she played on Saturday Night Live. Her personal tales of overcoming cancer, denouncing God, and adopting a child from China have been the substance of her material since 1995. Her recent TED talk, however, brought Pat back to mind. Sweeney is totally adorable, so the video is worth watching in and of itself. [video:425x344] Yet I couldn't help but wonder what ... Read More
BY Laurie in Music Stuff on May 27, 2010 |
Housing Works in NYC is an organization whose mission is to end homelessness and AIDS. Last night Pretenders front woman, rebel activist and punk rock icon, Chrissie Hynde, performed with Welsh singer/songwriter JP Jones and The Fairground boys for HW’s continuing series of benefit shows at their Bookstore Cafe, in Soho. In an intimate setting with about 50 people, Chrissie and Co. presented selections from their upcoming release, JP, Chrissie & The ... Read More
BY Krista Ciminera in General on May 27, 2010 |
New Orleans bounce, the energetic, call-and-response style of hip hop from NOLA, is officially taking over! The music comes with the signature and enigmatic booty bounce dance, and you can learn how to shake it like one of the best at the bounce dance class next Tuesday, June 1st.
Altercation, one of renowned bounce artist Big Freedia's top dancers, is hosting the class in Brooklyn, which is open to any and all skill levels. Check out the video below ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Style File on May 27, 2010 |
(Above: Photo courtesy of Ms. Taken, a jewelry company that sells fake but real-looking engagement ring to ward off unwanted suitors or make grandma happy.)
Feeling super bitter, or super symbolic, about the end of your marriage? The wedding ring coffin is a perfect way to bury your feelings, or “bury the past and move on to a new tomorrow” as the website advertises. After that you’ll need a new kind of ring to let everyone know that you’re ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in General on May 27, 2010 |
For fans who have been following the lives of fictional friends Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha for the past 12 years, through an HBO series and a big feature film extravaganza two years ago, the release of Sex and the City 2 this weekend is a very big deal. Rarely do large studios invest so much time and money in creating fantasy worlds of the magnitude of this sumptuous sequel solely with the desires of women in mind. So is it any wonder that when a ... Read More
BY Web Intern in General on May 27, 2010 |
Knickers, panties, britches, drawers, underwear, intimates, lingerie, undies, unmentionables. If there’s one thing I like, it’s new underwear. Nothing beats the feeling of sliding on a brand spanking new pair.
However, in some parts of the world the small things that we take for granted, such as underwear, are considered luxuries. Some women are not able to afford intimates, or they may be only able to afford second-hand/used undergarments. Just ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner in General on May 26, 2010 |
It’s that time of year again folks--the time when we devote numerous pages in celebration of awesome female musicians and songstresses.
This long list of ladies includes Jill Scott, CocoRosie, Kelis, Dum Dum Girls, Karen Elson, and Wanda Jackson.
Gracing our cover are She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward who explain exactly what makes them such a harmonious duo (hint: it's not just Zooey's kitten-like charm and angelic ... Read More