Lily Tomlin has been a feminist longer than I’ve been alive, so when she says things have changed for women in terms of comedy, character acting, and raising girls to be feminist, I believe her.  While talking to Vanity Fair, Tomlin commented on Girls, Tina Fey, and shifts in feminism. She joked about getting scolded in the early ‘70s for saying “boner” on stage during a bit and laughs off old memories of audience reactions to her ... Read More
Despite the sunny, but still freezing weather, the Vernal Equinox is here, and many New Yorkers are about to be on Spring Break! While we may not be ready to party Panama City style, there are a few ways to imbibe, hang with your homies, and maybe even spend some of that hard-earned cash on new Spring goodies. Grab your iPod, throw on the new JT, and check out this week's NYC events. First stop - Accessorize. In honor of the impending warmth, fabulous jewelry ... Read More
What’s up with the secrecy, B? According to Newsday, Beyonce dropped her new song “Bow Down/I Been On” without any pre-release press or even a friendly head’s up. Which actually seems to fit as this new release is anything but “friendly.” We’ve got hardcore mixing, lots of cursing, rap, and some crazy synth-sound manipulation, coupled with lyrics like, “I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my ... Read More
Sheryl Sandberg doesn’t want to be a role model; but as a woman who is naturally brilliant, self-confident, well-educated, perpetually organized, newly published, and seemingly always in the right place at the right time, Sheryl Sandberg just can’t avoid it.          You all might know her story, but it’s worth hearing again. After graduating from Harvard where she earned her first degree in economics, ... Read More
On March 3rd, the Human Resources Administration, with the backing of NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s office, released new public service announcements aimed at “hard-hitting facts about the money and time costs of parenting, and the negative consequences of having a child before you are ready.” What the ads did instead was set off a firestorm of media attention about how the messages are full of racial profiling, negativity and shaming. Blogger Keli Goff ... Read More
The media has been flooded with a flurry of arguments for and against gun control, women’s rights, and rape since the March 4 vote on passing House Bill 1226; a bill that would ban carrying a concealed weapon on Colorado college campuses.  Rape victim Amanda Collins testified to the House Committee that, had she been able to carry her legal firearm on campus at the University of Nevada at Reno, the story of her rape may have been different. Despite ... Read More
Today, the finalists for the Best Craft Magazine category for the 2013 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced, and we're happy to report that BUST is on the list! We are so pleased to be among such fantastic company as Threads, Martha Stewart Living, and Make: Craft. Please take a moment to vote for BUST to help us land the Best Craft Magazine bragging rights, and don’t forget to share the love on Facebook. Voting ends March 19, ... Read More
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