Rock On Reena!

BY intern Amber in General

Okay so I have to tell you about a wonderful friend of mine, Reena Shah . I am always so inspired by this powerful artist with a knockout smile and spirit. I don't know if Reena knows this, but she is breaking boundaries. Minority actresses the world over have a hard time being embraced by the Anglo-obsessed film and entertainment industry, but Reena has managed to be a successful actress/singer/dancer all while embracing her Indian-American roots. You can see her ... Read More
Usually, I am not into the idea of Christmas albums... especially rock Christmas albums. However, Blackheart Records, Joan Jett's record label, has proved me wrong. They are releasing an album that sounds so cool you'll want to embrace the holiday spirit. A Blackheart Christmas is available on vinyl for the very first time. The album features holiday standards from Girl in a Coma, The Dollyrots and original tunes from Seattle punks The Cute Lepers and veteran ... Read More

ED Talk

BY intern Amber in General

Eating disorders are getting much needed public awareness these days. We know much more about the disease thanks to celebrities and models speaking out on their body abuse issues. And great organizations like the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) are pushing local and national Government to provide funding for more research and help to young women struggling. NEDA, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and others are joining forces with the Greek ... Read More

I Heart Ruffeo!

BY intern Amber in General

Here at Bust, we love Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty . They specialize in super quality, handmade apparel, made by the designers R. Mackswell Sherman, and Sarah Jones in Redhook, Brooklyn. Their rompers and mixed-pattern dresses are amazing- Sure to stop traffic. Even Martha Stewart likes Ruffeo Hoodies. More over, RHLS will be hosting a phad-shun show in Brooklyn Monday, October 19th, at Death by Audio. RHLS will be revealing their winter line while you shake to ... Read More

Oh the Cuteness!

BY intern Amber in General

A character called 'Lottie the Otter' will make her debut in the new Winnie-the-Pooh book, 'Return to the Hundred Acre Wood.' Written by David Benedictus and illustrated by Mark Burgess, Lottie is described as 'a smart and elegant character.' Dutton Children's Books imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, who released the book yesterday, say that Lottie 'has her own ideas about how things should be done and believes that everyone should follow the correct ... Read More

Oprah Yes Oprah

BY intern Amber in General

Okay, you may feel she is a little overstated at times but the fact remains true that she does more to change the lives of women than most celebrities. Yesterday, Oprah dedicated her hour-long show to discuss the oppression of women across the world and the organizations that are helping to make a difference. A few highlighted foundations are: Women for Women International: An amazing foundation that provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other ... Read More

Craziness!

BY intern Amber in General

For me, being pregnant was both lovely and tough. My feet swelled, my face suddenly looked puffy, my body was constantly changing uncontrollably. However there was one thing I could look forward to; no periods and unprotected sex with my husband! I relished in not having to worry about condoms or birth control methods for the long 9 months that consumed my life. Enter 'Superfetation.'  An unusual rare medical condition, Superfetation is the ... Read More

Hello Gorgeous!

BY intern Amber in General

At 6 years old I was introduced to Funny Girl, a wonderful musical about Fanny Brice featuring Barbra Streisand. Watching this dazzling woman with perfect comedic timing and a voice that could melt your heart like buttah, I was immediately hooked! Barbra Streisand is a true pioneer for women. Shocked? Well think about it; Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists ... Read More

Amazon Glory

BY intern Amber in General

In the Ukraine, power has always rested in the hands of men. Women have been victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation. Misogyny has been a part of the Soviet culture for centuries causing many feminist movements to rise and fight their oppressors. The 'Asgarda,' a new tribe of empowered women, is developing in the Carpathian Mountains. Thirty-year-old Katerina Tamouska leads the tribe of 150 women, varying in ages. Using the tribal traditions of the ... Read More

Mama Yes!

BY intern Amber in General

Urban World Film Festival is happening in New York City this week. I am sure there will be lots of gems to see but the most exciting premiere has to be Say My Name, a documentary by debut director Nirit Peled. Say My Name is a production of Mamamess, an urban audio-visual organization founded by Peled and Dave Hemmingway. This documentary introduces women's personal stories of balancing professional dreams with the limitations posed by urban ... Read More