The Girl Scouts of America introduced a bill to Congress today that would establish a national task force to develop guidelines to promote positive images of girls and women in the media. The bill, called the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925), is part of the Girl Scouts efforts to engage the government around health and well-being issues that affect young girls.  The legislation encompasses media literacy programs, research on the effect of media on ... Read More
Tracy Morgan, BUST's April/May cover man is performing tonight through Sunday at the iconic Comedy Club Caroline's on Broadway. The hilarious 30 Rock and former SNL star is a "special engagement" at Caroline's,  and the main squeeze of the "Men We Love" issue. The best part is copies of the new issue will be available for FREE, before it even hits the newsstands on every table at the club! Attendees will get to take home a copy of Tracy in BUST, and see him ... Read More
Feminism is “an old-fashioned concept” and “doesn’t seem relevant," according to Sarah Beardsley, the 47-year-old publisher of Venus magazine, which she recently purchased from the two real estate agents who had themselves purchased the magazine only a few years earlier from its founder, Amy Schroeder. As reported by the Chicago Reader, Beardsley’s solution for saving the  zine seems to leave any association with the dreaded ... Read More
Crafts for a Cause, a project benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice, is auctioning off custom made crafts and artwork by some of our favorite artists and musicians.  Featuring pieces created by Le Tigre, Cat Power, Aziz Ansari, Feist, Jenny Lewis, M. Ward, Tegan & Sara, and Vampire Weekend just to name a few, all proceeds will be donated to Artists for Peace which covers all of their overhead expenses and donates 100% of what they raise to relief ... Read More
Check out Gossip's latest video for "Pop Goes the World," the third single from their sophmore album Music for Men. Directed by Philip Andelman who has dreamed up videos for the likes of Jay-Z, Silversun Pickuups, and Maxwell, the colorful electric light spectacular is a perfect complement to the song's electro-rock feel.            And don't forget to catch Gossip on their spring/summer tour! 04/17/10 INDIO, CA ... Read More
             If you don’t know Erin Cressida Wilson by her name, you may know her by her characters.  The sweet, hurt, hopeful secretary played by Maggie Gyllenhaal in Steven Shainberg’s Secretary—the one who’s into spanking—she is partly the product of Erin’s imagination.  Diane Arbus was, of course, a living person, but the “imaginary portrait” of her displayed in ... Read More
BUST wants you to know about Light AsylumAccording to their myspace, Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello are Williamsburg Brooklyn's answer to the reemergence of new romantics. Like their predecessors, they have a penchant for walking on the dark side while carrying the torch to new dawns of rapturous, post-punk, new wave and industrial sounds.  In other words: really SWEET dance music. And a really good reason to come out to the BUST party at the ... Read More
There's been a bit of good news for Constance McMillen amongst all the bad. A few weeks ago, we blogged about Constance's plight: she asked her school if she could wear a tux to prom and bring her girlfriend along. The school said no, and, after the media got a hold of the story, cancelled prom together. Constance got in touch with the ACLU and sued the school, saying her First Amendment rights were violated. A judge ruled this week that Constance's rights were ... Read More
On Tuesday, President Obama signed the health care bill (passed by the House of Representatives late Sunday night) into law. There have been a slew of comments about the bill left and right, and hopefully we here at the BUST blog can clarify some of the more woman-specific issues in the bill. Namely, abortion. There’s been a lot of misinformation floating around, but here’s what I could decipher from the executive order President Obama issued in order ... Read More
    Greatness aside, it's about time someone pokes fun at Lady Gaga's wacky video aesthetic.  Key of Awesome, who have a weekly musical spoof show on YouTube, call Gaga out on her habits of adorning her hair with everything but the kitchen sink and sometimes substituting her clothes for caution tape.  The video also speculates how Gaga got Beyonce to agree to do all of the weird things she wants in the "Telephone" video. ... Read More