In celebration of Madonna's big birthday, BB King is having its eighth annual Madonnathon, a live performance/dance party for the living legend. Every girl has been influenced by Madonna in some way or another. She's affected every generation everytime she puts out a new album or reinvents herself. Who doesn't partly identify the '80s with 'Like A Virgin' and those fingerless lace gloves and that wedding dress? As for my most defining Madonna moment, it would ... Read More
Maybe it's my second X chromosome talking, but I love love love unicorns. Unicorns and rainbows. Unicorns, rainbows, and glitter . . . and stickers. And now, thanks to the geniuses behind Cornify , the most exciting little internet toy probably ever, I can binge out on all those things absolutely whenever I please. Cornify works like this:go to their website and download the program to your desktop or bookmark the Cornify link given on the website. Find a ... Read More
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!

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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

Sick Sad World

BY Web Intern in General

This Tuesday, a man named George Sodini walked into a classroom at an LA Fitness outside of Pittsburgh, killed 3 women, injured 9 people, and finally, took his own life. The event was nothing less than atrocious, especially when reports came out that Sodini had no connection to any of the women he encountered that night. Then Sodini was revealed by his online 'diary' to be a bitter, woman-hating, self-victimizing (pardon my french) total asshole. Want proof? Here's ... Read More

More Than A T-Shirt

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                           When my copy of Megan Nicolay's new book, 'Generation T, beyond fashion, 120 ways to transform a T-shirt' (Workman publishing) arrived in the mail from her publisher, I thumbed through the pages while humming that song 'more than a feeling'. Submersed in over 300 pages of awesome craft ideas, all involving t-shirts and how to make them into better t-shirts, or even ... Read More
Amanda Blank is finally touring in support of her new album, 'I Love You' (released on August 4th), an energetic mix of club-rap-dance-rock. Above she is doing a fun performance of 'Loose' with Spank Rock. For the cherry on top of the sundae, she is touring with the adorable Matt and Kim. Tour dates below: 8/27 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre 8/29 - Visalia, CA - Howie Son's Pizza and Beer 9/1 - Arcata, CA - Depot at Humboldt State 9/2 - Portland OR - ... Read More