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Oh Beyonce, you can do no wrong! But are you a fierce feminist? That's been hotly debated for a while now, and Ms. Magazine's new cover is adding fuel to the fire. Ms. has made Queen Bey covergirl for their upcoming Spring 2013 issue, with the headline “Beyonce’s Fierce Feminism.” Disappointingly, it looks like they used a (relatively demure) stock photo, and Ms. has not interviewed the Queen herself.  But the mere fact she is on ... Read More
In our last post about B, we raised an eyebrow at her reluctance to call herself a feminist. Why? Because we believe she is a feminist and she should own it. That’s why we did a serious double-take at what Rakhi Kumar wrote about her in the Huffington Post last week. In “An Open Letter to Michelle Obama”, Kumar reprimands the first lady for recognizing Beyonce as a role model for her two daughters: “...I think it's time to stop suggesting ... Read More
The word “feminist” has a carried a bad rap for years.  Women often shy away from the term because they fear it carries negative, radical, and anti-male connotations.  Here at BUST we try to promote the positive reality of feminism and what it actually means to be a feminist.  However, feminism is once more in the negative spotlight as female celebrities are shying away from the term as well. In the most recent issue of British Vogue, ... 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
Beyoncé Knowles, Salma Hayek, and Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini are taking over the world with their new global campaign Chime For Change, tackling female empowerment and telling the world that women are a force to be reckoned with.  Launched at the TEDxWomen luncheon in California yesterday, the organization focuses on three factors of female empowerment: education, health, and justice.  The Chime For Change Manifesto poetically and ... Read More
Though Beyoncé started her career at a young age, it seems like she assumed an elder statesman role very early on. In a culture that is constantly finding new faces and flushing out one-hit wonders, she made damn sure she would not be going anywhere. And she hasn't had to worry about being knocked off her throne in the ten years since her solo debut, reigning over pop music beside her similarly iconic husband Jay-Z. She's become an undeniable fact of ... Read More
Dear Beyonce, First you killed it at the inauguration with your unbelievable rendition of the National Anthem, when you ripped your earpiece out like the true diva that you are.  Then we found out that you sang to a pre-recorded track.  Don’t worry, we had your back, we know it was cold outside! Then you sang it again, acapella, at a Super Bowl Press Conference that you held and now you've blown us away with the half time show at the Super ... Read More
Were you, like many Americans, left heartbroken after Beyoncé's inauguration lip-syncing kerfuffle? Here's something to take away the sting of her (pretty rational and defensible) betrayal: a Bad Lip Reading that, like the inauguration itself, is sure to go down in history. If you can make it past the lyric, "I stroked your swine/his name was Rusty", then you are far stronger a person than I. Check out the video below:    Photo via ... Read More
  I'm a big fan of the everyday cat-eye and this tutorial is long over due. With help from Jason Hood, I'm excited to finally share my cat-eye process. I've put together a tutorial for an easy way to recreate this look. This is my first video tutorial so bear with me and some of my ramblings. Hope you enjoy! For some added glamour, here are a few cat-eyed vixens who inspire me.  Ronnie Spector: My ultimate beauty ... Read More
House of Deréon, the fashion label created by Beyoncé’s mom, Tina, has unveiled its ads for the Autumn/Winter 2012 line. This season's looks were inspired by Beyoncé’s stage outfits from last year's Glastonbury festival--appropriately, the girl that the line represents is meant to be a free spirit having an awesome time at a music festival. Beyoncé pretty much looks amazing in everything, so we're not surprised that she ... Read More
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