BY Laurel Walsh in Artsy on Jun 28, 2013 |
Holy Mother of Blue Ivy, this is genius.
Ever find yourself staring into the depths of a gorgeous, iconic painting, only to wonder: "what the hell does this mean?" Unless you've studied works by everyone from Hyacinthe Rigaud to Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (uhh, nope), it can be really hard to puzzle out the messages behind their masterpieces.
Queen B knows your pain. Or at least Leigh Silver does - she's carefully curated an impressive collection ... Read More
If anyone is going to bring fierceness to fundraising, it’s Beyoncé. This weekend, she took the stage with other pop stars and celebrities at Sound for Change Live at the Twickenhem Stadium in London. The massive concert event was set up to raise money for Chime for Change, an organization started by her, Salma Hayek and Frida Gianini (of Gucci fame.) Chime for Change’s mission statement is to help combat serious issues and crimes against women ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Feminizzle on May 30, 2013 |
Ring the alarm! Can you believe this? Somebody smacked Beyonce’s Bey-hind while she was performing in Copenhagen. Yes, a complete douchebag reached his hand out from Beyonce’s audience and slapped her on the butt.
Dude, what were you thinking?! Beyonce’s ass is Beyonce’s ass. No matter how much you spent on your concert ticket, you cannot buy the right to touch her bootylicious self. Or anybody’s self for that matter, ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in General on May 09, 2013 |
Oh Beyonce, you can do no wrong!
But are you a fierce feminist?
That's been hotly debated for a while now, and Ms. Magazine's new cover is adding fuel to the fire. Ms. has made Queen Bey covergirl for their upcoming Spring 2013 issue, with the headline “Beyonce’s Fierce Feminism.”
Disappointingly, it looks like they used a (relatively demure) stock photo, and Ms. has not interviewed the Queen herself. But the mere fact she is on ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu in Feminizzle on Apr 26, 2013 |
In our last post about B, we raised an eyebrow at her reluctance to call herself a feminist. Why? Because we believe she is a feminist and she should own it. That’s why we did a serious double-take at what Rakhi Kumar wrote about her in the Huffington Post last week.
In “An Open Letter to Michelle Obama”, Kumar reprimands the first lady for recognizing Beyonce as a role model for her two daughters:
“...I think it's time to stop suggesting ... Read More
The word “feminist” has a carried a bad rap for years. Women often shy away from the term because they fear it carries negative, radical, and anti-male connotations. Here at BUST we try to promote the positive reality of feminism and what it actually means to be a feminist. However, feminism is once more in the negative spotlight as female celebrities are shying away from the term as well.
In the most recent issue of British Vogue, ... Read More
What’s up with the secrecy, B? According to Newsday, Beyonce dropped her new song “Bow Down/I Been On” without any pre-release press or even a friendly head’s up. Which actually seems to fit as this new release is anything but “friendly.”
We’ve got hardcore mixing, lots of cursing, rap, and some crazy synth-sound manipulation, coupled with lyrics like, “I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my ... Read More
Beyoncé Knowles, Salma Hayek, and Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini are taking over the world with their new global campaign Chime For Change, tackling female empowerment and telling the world that women are a force to be reckoned with.
Launched at the TEDxWomen luncheon in California yesterday, the organization focuses on three factors of female empowerment: education, health, and justice. The Chime For Change Manifesto poetically and ... Read More
BY Sarah Fonder in Music Stuff on Feb 13, 2013 |
Though Beyoncé started her career at a young age, it seems like she assumed an elder statesman role very early on. In a culture that is constantly finding new faces and flushing out one-hit wonders, she made damn sure she would not be going anywhere. And she hasn't had to worry about being knocked off her throne in the ten years since her solo debut, reigning over pop music beside her similarly iconic husband Jay-Z. She's become an undeniable fact of ... Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile in General on Feb 04, 2013 |
First you killed it at the inauguration with your unbelievable rendition of the National Anthem, when you ripped your earpiece out like the true diva that you are. Then we found out that you sang to a pre-recorded track. Don’t worry, we had your back, we know it was cold outside! Then you sang it again, acapella, at a Super Bowl Press Conference that you held and now you've blown us away with the half time show at the Super ... Read More