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It is difficult to find independent bookstores in today's ultra-homogenized corporate land, and many locally owned and run booksellers have suffered significantly.  But the Chicago-based feminist bookstore and publishing house, Women and Children First , have continued to exist, though not without struggle, and will be celebrating 30th anniversary at a Gala on October 3, 2009 with special guests Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison. Women and Children ... Read More

A Gel That Blocks HIV?

BY Web Intern in General

About 3 years ago I read about microbicides, a type of gel or film that blocks HIV when used vaginally. I made hundreds of flyers about it, posted it around my university and the Women's Center, yet no one took me seriously. I myself began to wonder if microbicides were real. Today we saw this article on HIV-blocking gel . It sounds almost like science fiction, without the futuristic dystopia: 'Before sex, women would insert a vaginal gel that turns semisolid ... Read More

No-Pants Dance-Off

BY Team Intern in General

Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' video showed some serious love to the leotard. Following in Sasha Fierce's footsteps comes Britain's red-headed rising rockstar, Florence, of Florence and the Machine , and the band's new video for 'Drumming Song' . Apart from a crazy set of pipes, Florence shows off some legit dance moves, and her ability to really rock a onesie. Florence has been known to cover Beyonce (there's a beautiful, haunting version of ... Read More

Bon Appetit!

BY Team Intern in General

Seen Julie and Julia ? BUST has! And it's just as adorable as promised: a perfect choice for your next dinner and a movie (emphasis on dinner--don't watch it on an empty stomach). Plus, I know it's been said, and it will be said again, but Meryl Streep is incredible. No disrespect to Amy Adams (who plays Julia's modern-day protege, Julie), but I could've watched Meryl Streep's Julia Child do nothing but sit in a chair for 2 hours and been perfectly entertained. ... Read More
                           Yesterday Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed a seat in the United States Supreme Court, only the third woman to do so and the first Hispanic, either man or woman, to achieve the position. This is obviously great, nay, monumental, news and it is a victory for women everywhere but it shows we still have a long way to go when it comes to representing equal rights in the ... Read More