Here at BUST, we are well aware that there is no feminist dress code. But others aren't so savvy on the idea that following fashion doesn't mean you are disloyal to feminist ideals. Just yesterday a headline from the UK's Independent read 'You can be beautiful and still be a feminist.' As if that is a profound statement! We figured that one out long ago. The article was spurred after Cambridge undergrads stripped down to their skivvies for a student magazine, ... Read More

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

BY Libby Zay in General |

Now in it's 9th year, the Bicycle Film Festival is out to prove that peddle pushing isn't just a passing trend. Much like the number of two-wheelers seen on the street, it's becoming unstoppable. You don't have to be a hardcore biker babe to enjoy the show, either: those of us who prefer to take a joyride on our cruisers can get in tandem with cycle-centric cinema. Currently in Paris, the wheels-on-reels tour will make stops in Auckland, Denver, Sydney, Tokyo, ... Read More
  Ever since I caught sight of Keep's kicks, I've been borderline obsessed with boat shoes.  My tootsies just don't feel right without them (seriously, I have 6 pairs, it's kind of sad).  They're like Vans slip-ons, except way cuter.  Now Keep is satisfying my snack attack with pretzel-patterned sneakers!  Don't they look yummy? Never heard of Keep?  The line was started by designers Una Kim and Margot Jacobs in 2006.  The ... Read More
Cute? Yes. That's obvious. But the best word to describe Slingshot Dakota goes deeper than what's on the surface: it's passionate. Passionate about doing what they love. Passionate about supporting their friends. Passionate about making a difference. Get the idea? Sure, Slingshot can easily hook you in with their poppy tunes and adorableness. But there's so much more behind the blast of sound created by an amped up Yamaha keyboard, a deafeningly loud drum set, ... Read More
The Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit has been causing a legit uproar in Egypt.  What's in the phony purity pack?  Why, a diaphragm that trickles a blood-like liquid, of course!  And it's all in an effort to trick new hubbies into thinking their brides are carrying a V-card. The kit is seen as a tool of empowerment to some, but Egyptian conservatives believe it promotes promiscuity and ultimately threatens Islam.  Members of the Muslim Brotherhood ... Read More
 Gabba Gabba Hey! Guess what? It's The Ramones Museum in Berlin's first Birthday!  A celebration is definitely in order, cause it's the only museum in the world dedicated to our favorite ripped-blue-jeans clad punk rockers. Museum founder Flo Hayler collected Ramones memorabilia for over 18 years, spending his hard earned euros on everything from original copies of famous photographs to a pair of Johnny's Levis.  That is, until his girlfriend ... Read More

Kick Out The (Skate) Jams

BY Libby Zay in General |

  If watching Whip It! doesn't make you want to lace up your skates, I honestly don't know what will. By the time I left the theater this weekend I was smiling ear-to-ear and daydreaming about buying a new pair of wheels. Is skating making a comeback? The last time I strapped some wheels on my feet, my friends and I were surprised by the number of people at the rink. Of course, even more startling was having to show ID and get patted down to enter the ... Read More
''She's majoring in Fat Studies'' might sound like a cruel frat boy heckle, but the field of study really does exist--and an increasing number of identity scholars are out to prove that size does matter.  Have you ever stopped to wonder why Ursula, the evil sea-witch from the Little Mermaid, is characterized as larger-than-life?  Professor Julia McCrossin (pictured left) has.  She's researching the impact of literary characters' size in ... Read More
As summer slips away, these timberland-themed throws might be able to help cushion your transition into fall.  The birch logs were screen printed and hand sewn by My Imaginary Boyfriend (perhaps he's a lumberjack?), while the other backwoods bolsters were knitted into timber by Chick Sin Design.   Although I'm not looking to transform my apartment into a treehouse, it would be nice to create a proper habitat for all my bearded, ... Read More
The UK's Daily Mail is quickly becoming my favorite news source, mostly for the sheer hilarity of the surveys they deem ''newsworthy''.  Case in point: Today's tabloid-like poll comes from a survey of 15,000 women who were asked to rate men from varying nations on their bedroom abilities.  Germans and Englishmen topped the worst list, titles given due to bad body odor and lazy lovemaking, respectively.  Not too far behind are American men, ... Read More