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Apparently some guys still think it's okay to clap at women on the street, as if it's a classier way to catcall. "It's not harassment! It's appreciation!" they cry. Well, we won't accept that answer and we call shenanigans. Jessica Williams is all too familiar with this brand of bullshit and on The Daily Show last week, she made it known this behavior is unacceptable.   "Our walk to work is not there for him to comment on. It's not a red carpet, ... Read More
Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears on the most recent cover of Rolling Stone Magazine wearing nothing but the preamble of the U.S Constitution - and perhaps a little more. Despite the misprinted John Hancock signature sitting right above Louis-Dreyfus's luminescent derriere, the image itself is rather shocking. At first I was a bit skeptical about the productiveness of Louis-Dreyfus's unexpected nudity, especially the photograph of a white-wigged fellow tattooing her ... Read More
I'm not sure what it is, but I have a very deep love for entertainment that features a woman somewhat hopelessly trying to float amid the wreckage of her totally normal life--and if she's just barely keeping her head above water, I fall in love within thirty seconds. I always find myself more inspired by less-than-inspiring portrayals of women's lives. When shows depict women that make it to work every single day no more than five minutes late with perfect hair, ... Read More
In "things that should have happened ten years ago but are just happening now" news, Saturday Night Live has finally auditioned black female cast members.  When Kerry Washington hosted last month, the writers addressed the long-standing issue with a tongue-in-cheek statement about the show being a white-guy-fest, but actions speak louder than words--and action there was not! But now it's being revealed that a sold-out showcase in Los Angeles last weekend ... Read More
We've been talking about it for years, and it's finally happening: the Lady Laugh-In, a night of stand-up featuring some of the most ROFL-worthy ladies in comedy today. It's going down at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 9th at 8pm. Tickets are $5. FIVE DOLLARS, YO! (Please. Try to argue with that. I dare you.) Hosted by token dude the very funny John Nunn, the lineup includes: Erin Lennox (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Cape ... Read More
       Yep, you heard that right! BUST is partnering with the Athena Film Festival to give our readers a free pair of tickets to one of the following movie screenings:   WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM, Held Auditorium, Barnard College Tracing the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and superheroines in film from the birth ... Read More
It is unspeakably cold here in New York, which is why we’re excited to cozy up with The Best of Gilda Radner at tomorrow night’s installment of PAJAMARAMA! BUST contributor and ‘zine-stress Ayun Halliday will introduce this epically funny compilation of the late Ms. Radner’s most memorable characters and moments. Your $8 ticket (which you can buy in a snap right here) gets you a seat in Videology’s lovely private screening room and a ... Read More
 Participating comedian Meg Cupernall With the popularity of women like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey blowing up in recent years, it’s clear that ladies have been taking the comedy world by storm.  And thank goodness for that!  They shine sunlight on the gloom in our lives and make us LOL through all of life’s ups and downs. Well, if you like funny ladies and want to LYAO you can check out the She-Devil Comedy festival this October 24 ... Read More
  I have a real soft spot in my heart for female comedians (Kristen Wiig supposedly wants to adopt and I want her to know, on the very off-chance that she's reading this, that I'm available). But that soft spot gets Charmin Ultra best-wipe-your-butt's-ever-had-soft when I find female comedians who manage to make feminist and human rights issues funny. Which means Katie Goodman is currently lounging in my heart, wrapped up in a Snuggie and sitting on a bed of ... Read More