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Embedded video from CNN Video I would like to be able to say that this was a parody from The Onion or something - but no. It's from CNN. This is government censorship at its finest (and most hilarious). Apparently Colorado denied this woman's request for a pro-vegan license plate because they thought ''ILVTOFU'' could be, ahem, ... Read More
Former BUST cover girl and upcoming featurette in our June-July issue, Peaches, has a new CD coming out May 4th. Luckily you don't have to wait til then to hear 'I Feel Cream'; you can just hit up one of the listening parties. On Thursday, April 23rd at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC and Thursday, April 30th at Burlington Bar in Chicago you can dance to the teaches of Peaches and take advantage of those open bar hours. Don't worry if you're not near NY or Chicago, ... Read More
Don't let your nipple tassels and peep-toes miss this for anything! The Great Boston Burlesque Expo and Vintage Fair will be taking place this weekend at the Hyatt (starting April 10-12), which will host a ton of events for the pro to those that are not-so. What's great about the expo is that it includes everything from a Vintage Fashion Fair and Costume Exhibit, conference, art show, classes, and even a pool party! If you're ready and willing as a beginning ... Read More
Calling all word nerds! The Williamsburg Spelling Bee has more contests coming up. In fact, there are five more competitions before the finals on June 22. So grab your dictionary and start brushing up on your 50-cent words. Last year's big winner went home with $150 and a twenty-volume-long 80th anniversary edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (I know it's tradition, but wouldn't the dictionary be better used by the losing competitors?). He also got a nifty ... Read More

Your Sister's Alright

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Everybody needs a sister-- at least if the results of a new study from the University of Ulster in Ireland hold true. Researchers at the school recently asked 571 people ages 17 to 25 about their lives and discovered that the ones who grew up with sisters tend to be happier and more balanced, according to the BBC . People with brothers, on the other hand, had more 'distress.' 'Sisters appear to encourage more open communication and cohesion in families,' ... Read More

Bye bye, Sweet Tater!

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This recession hasn't deemed fair to many of our beloved boutiques; keeping their heads above water to be true to their dreams and their following, only to be held down by these ugly times. Not cute. It's the sweet, quaint shops that flood our senses with endless walls of creative one-of-a-kinds and vintage finds that lift our spirits when we walk away with something special. Speaking of a boutique as such, Sweet Tater in NYC will be closing shop on April ... Read More
Some of the peeps I heart most use Twitter to interact with their devoted audiences. One such Twitterer who has my heart a-tweepin' is Neil Gaiman, BUST's most recent Boy Du Jour. One of his fans created the most excellent image you see here, in the spirit of the equally adorbs Fuck Yeah! Ryan Gosling. I can't find who did it since I found it on Neil's Twitter a week or two ago, and that Neil sure does love to Tweet. (Sandman bless him!) If it's yours, speak up ... Read More
One more state has OK'd same sex marriage. Iowa's Supreme Court ruled that a law from 1998 saying that marriage could only be between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. The ruling goes into effect in 21 days. Vermont and New Hampshire both have gay marriage acts in process, but governors of both states oppose them. -Liza (graphic via ... Read More

OMG Shoes!

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There are few things in life that I enjoy more than cute shoes, none of which important enough to relate here. So imagine my delight when I discovered this party tonight for the launch for the book Beth Levine Shoes by Helene Verin. Widely hailed as the 'First Lady of American Shoe Design', Beth worked under her husbands label to create some of the most innovative and popular shoes of the 60' and 70's, including Nancy Sinatra's boots that walked all over you in ... Read More

Mother Knows Best

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Got any plans for Mother's Day? Take yourself, your mom, your friends, your kids, whoever, on a trip to Washington DC. There is a lot going on Saturday May 9th-Sunday May 10th that any peace-loving woman should be excited to get in on. CODEPINK, a 'women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming ... Read More