This phrase was originally used to describe unfairness regarding minority education, but it could easily be used to explain the current climate of women in politics. Blame Sarah Palin, but it seems that women who want attention for their campaign are becoming more like parodies of America than actual leaders. There is a leap before you look, celebratory ignorance being championed by Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin that seems indicative of America ... Read More
  19-year-old Rye Rye is the first artist to be signed to acronym-loving M.I.A.’s record label N.E.E.T. (“Not in Education, Employment or Training.” The new video for “Sunshine” (featuring M.I.A.) is a mellow, lazy video shot on the streets and playgrounds of Baltimore. This great video is bound to conjure up some mixture of happiness and homesickness. The subdued beats, hazy colors and schoolyard choreography are a perfect ... Read More
Being a southern transplant to New York City, I find fall one of the trickiest of the seasons. You would think winter would be difficult but no no, it's not, you just freeze and get to play in the snow and sometimes slip and fall on the sidewalks. Winter is easy because it's consistent, consistently cold. Fall is a tempestuous mistress of a season, hot one day, cold the next. Or deliciously pleasant in the bright buttery sunlight and brisk and prickling the shade. ... Read More
Kim Kardashian posed nude on the cover of this month’s W Magazine. The reality persona is known for her sex tape with Ray J, the TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and general socialite antics. Kim Kardashian interests me, as she must interest most of America, which would explain her popularity. Though this woman is by no means a shrinking violet, there’s something about her I find neurotic. I have no idea what Kim is like in real ... Read More
The BUST Craftacular friends behind London's Ladyfest Ten have announced a weekend of laid-back crafting to complement its festival line-up taking place in London from November 12 to 14.  Not only is there a "Crumble" taking place on Saturday November 14 at the Horatia pub – as delicious as it sounds, a mix of crafting and a jumble sale –ticket holders will also be able to retreat to the Lady Garden, a "relaxed utopia of creativity and ... Read More
You know who doesn't need eye of newt,  ghoulish eyeballs or a big black cauldron to cast a spell on the silver screen? If you answered Helen Mirren, you are right as rain.  Check out this teaser of a trailer starring  our very first cover dame. The lovely Mrs. Mirren shines as the female rendition of Prospero, in Julie Taymor's interpretation of Shakespeare's final masterpiece,The Tempest.  This flick emerges stuffed to the gills with juicy ... Read More

MILEY CY-brrrr

BY Bette Bentley in General |

I give Miley Cyrus a free pass on pretty much anything she does.  I mean, her pink sleeping bags out-sell Pace Picante sauce at Fiesta super markets.  Because her metallic face is emblazoned across the polyester-fill.  I've slept in one. They smell like Malaysian cupcakes and treason.  I like that.  Warm? No. Impressive? Yes.   I also enjoy the song about the USA/partying. It reminds me of simple religious conservatism. A mystical ... Read More

Art School Drop-In

BY emily dirienzo in Artsy |

Recently I coined the term school-sickness as a way of describing  the existential crisis many of us have when we’re reluctantly ripped from the protective womb of academia. Not only does the Brooklyn Skill Share have a remedy for the post-grad blues, but the grassroots organization offers a priceless experience for those of us who didn’t have the luxury of attending fancy art schools. Brooklyn Skill Share is organized and taught by local ... Read More

What breed are you?

BY Erin Wengrovius in Eat Me |

     I just got this amazing book today called Show Dogs; A Photographic Breed Guide; photographed by one of my favorite photographers Kate Lacey (who's talents you can see in the upcoming issue of BUST Magazine, stay tuned). Its chock-full of amazing canines from every end of the pooch spectrum. These portraits of purebreds come straight from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Lacey rigged up a seamless backdrop backstage. She does an ... Read More
SNL premieres a new special that flaunts the numerous women who have graced the studio stage over the show's rich 35-year history. The primetime special, "Women of SNL," is set to air on NBC on Monday, November 1st from 9-11 p.m. Along with vintage clips, the ladies of late night will be bringing original material to the table to help celebrate SNL's 35th anniversary.  Among the comediennes coming back for more will be the show-stopping Tina Fey, Rachel ... Read More