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In case actually going to high school every day wasn't painful enough, one freshman has cruel taunting permanently printed in her yearbook. In a collage on one page, there is a photo in which the words ''fat ass'' are written right below Marie Gray's name. She's not alone, someone wrote ''faggot'' under another student's name. When Marie complained to the yearbook advisor she was told nothing could be done. The girl's mother said nobody at the school was ... Read More
Could you go a week without driving? A BlogHer post has issued a challenge: go one week without using your car. I know what the immediate reaction will be ''sure, New Yorker, easy for you to say!'' And it's true, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, it's a whole lot easier for me to go carless than for most people. But give it a shot. Try some alternatives. Walk! It's a good form of exercise, so you're helping the environment and your health. You ... Read More
Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not ... Read More
Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Who knew that Cho dreamed of being Wonder Woman or that O'Connor envisioned her future on a cattle ranch? According to the ... Read More

Wanda at the White House

BY Web Intern in General |

I loves me some Wanda Sykes. She performed at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday and now she's gettin' mad slack for some controversial material. Heck, you can hear some laughs. Now the White House is mum on the situation. What do you think? --Regina info: msnbc.msn.com vids: 1, 2 via ... Read More

Breasts are the best

BY Web Intern in General |

This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (May 10-16), which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and promote support for breastfeeding, in the UK. I was just about to ask, 'What about the US?' when I researched further and saw that the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe. photo via guardian.co.uk I'm guessing the US falls under the World Breastfeeding Week and Awareness Month (in August), among over ... Read More

Mother, Darling!

BY Laurie in General |

Happy Mothers ... Read More
Everybody in New York City knows that the place to stumble across a strange and wonderful book is the goliath, indie bookstore STRAND. However, there is another untapped resource hidden behind the dusty shelves: talent. Most of The Strand's employees are leading a double life, moonlighting as writers, artists and musicians. Tonight a handful of the Strand's many bands will be playing at favorite Alphabet City venue, The Sidewalk Cafe. The show is actually Strand ... Read More
Will be on sale tomorrow! My girl Melissa made the cupcakes for an intern going away party last week and everyone hearted them. She also makes truffles AND she's sharing a table with another amazing friend of mine Adaire, who has the best blouse collection ever. Get your gobble and vintage shop on Sat! Also, Melissa will be in a cupcake battle Monday Night at Union Pool. I'll be there to cheer her own and eat anything damaged in the battle. Deets: CREME ... Read More
Soo Kim is a New York based artist originally from Seoul. Her work gives a feeling of childlike wonder at the same time as a deep sense of melancholy and an occasional dash of dark humor. She has exhibited her work in New York as well as Tokyo and Berlin. Soo does us the great honor of answering a few questions for BUST: What is your favorite place in NYC for finding inspiration? Greenwich village. I think the lines of townhouses are so beautiful ... Read More