Infamous subversive artist, Banksy, is having an installation in Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery from now until August 31st. Admission is free, but lines are estimated to be an hour long to get inside. ... Read More

Run For Congo Women

BY Web Intern in General |

The Congo has over 200 different ethnic groups, and while none of them are a majority, ethnic discrimination has been commonplace in the country forever. This was only heightened in 1996, when the conflicts of neighboring Rwanda spilled across the border and Tutsis invaded to eliminate the Hutu militias that were reportedly hiding in the forests of the Congo. The Tutsis claimed power and put one of their people in charge of the Congo's government. When he began ... Read More

NYC Zine Fest This Weekend!

BY Susan in Artsy |

If you love reading and making zines as much as I do, then stop by the NYC Zine Fest this weekend at the Brooklyn Lyceum. I will be having a table on both days selling my zines (for a dollar!) and some specialty items for 5 bucks and up. You can also buys some Free Danger zines online too as well as at Cinders , Printed Matter and Dessert Island . It will be totally worth your while to stop by especially since there is free admission! Read more about what's ... Read More
After over two years of battling cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning in a hospital in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Ryan O'Neil, at her side. Since she was diagnosed in 2006, Farrah sought treatment both in the U.S. and abroad. We loved Farrah first for her sparkly smile and most recently for her courage to chronicle her fight against cancer in the NBC documentary, 'Farrah's story.' Tonight, Barbara Walters' interview with O'Neil will air ... Read More

I Am Neda

BY Web Intern in General |

When I was in high school, a brilliant teacher told me that the root of solving most of the world's problems lies in establishing equality for women, and to this day I believe very strongly in that. My focus narrowed to the Middle East after I read Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, a book I think should be on all of our to-do lists lately. So as I started hearing news about the elections in Iran, I became completely absorbed in it. I was praying that ... Read More
As the new owner of an iPod touch, I have been scouring the iTunes app store looking for whatever awesome (free) things I can add to my new toy. In the process, I've discovered something sort of troubling.There's a whole host of incredibly sexist apps. Tons of bikini babes and hottie slideshows, and that's just the beginning. As annoying and moderately offensive as those objectifying ones are, others are much worse. Let's start with fetishes. Of course, you can ... Read More

Shoebox To Soapbox.

BY Brandy in General |

According to the Daily News, a newborn baby girl was found inside of a shoebox , abandoned in a Long Island apartment building. The shoebox had holes in it so that the infant could breathe, and she was dressed in a striped onsie to keep her warm.  Police speculate that she was placed where she would be found quickly by whoever left her.  Allow me to hop right up on my soapbox.  When I see news like this, it makes me so angry because there's a part of me ... Read More
Below, if you can stomach it, is a clip from Bill O'Reilly's show where Ann Coulter is on to discuss the left's anger over the right's coverage of Dr. Tiller's murder. Coulter says this gem of a quote: 'I don't really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.' She also refers to liberals as being on the 'pro-death' side, being for infanticide and that their logic is always for death. (Right, because it's not like they're ... Read More

Kristen Schaal on Sirius

BY Lisa in General |

How much do I love Kristen Schaal? Let me count the ways. Nope, nevermind, that would take too long and High Five, her limited-run radio show on Sirius, is starting just about now. Tune in! Kristen and her creative partner Kurt Braunohler will be their usual hilarious selves, taking calls from listeners and just generally being awesome. Next week, July 1, is the last episode. Don't have Sirius? You can watch clips on their ... Read More
Well, I guess we're just phone-happy today.Several of the BUSTies have gotten some mail from CREDO Mobile recently. It's a really cool concept for a company - they are completely open about what political campaigns they (and their competitors) contribute to.If you're like 99% of the population, you're on Facebook. Maybe you've seen the ads for the 'I love love' pro-gay marriage bumper stickers. Those are freebies from CREDO (I'm waiting for mine).On ... Read More