Former president of the National Woman's Party Elizabeth Chittick passed away last week. She was 100 years old. Chittick was a revolutionary of many firsts for women: civilian administrator of the U.S. Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington and Banana River, Florida, registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange, and revenue collections officer with the Internal Revenue Service. Chittick also became the first woman invited to speak at the House of ... Read More
Annabel Alpers - New Zealand's one-woman-and-her-computer act Bachelorette - is about to release her third record, My Electric Family. The album nicely lives up to the description that Alpers gives for herself on Bachelorette's MySpace page - it is indeed like she ''took too many mushrooms and fell in love with a computer.'' The opening guitars of the first track, ''Instructions for Insomniacs'' have a repetitive, almost hypnotic sound to them. It would seem that ... Read More
Internationally acclaimed Women Make Movies filmmaker Kim Longinotto, is being honored with a 2 week exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Here's a lady getting some well-deserved recognition for her 'compelling human portraits... and compassionate treatment of difficult topics', through fearless cinema verite style from the perspective of society's unheard voices. With 14 documentaries made by Longinotto over a 30 year span, including award winning pieces ... Read More

It's About Periods

BY Web Intern in General

Do you remember getting your first period? Whether it is funny, embarrassing, celebratory, or anticlimactic, most women feel their lives change in some way at that moment. But it's not very often that we talk about it, or share our first period stories with younger girls who might be anticipating menstruation with a sense of uncertainty. Eighteen-year-old editor Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff is trying to change that with My Little Red Book, an anthology of stories about ... Read More
So, last week we posted about Record Store Day , when indie music shops across the country hosted events and appearances by awesome artists. Well, that was last Saturday and while I wasn't able to go to any of the events, it looks like they were pretty fantastic. I was very upset that I couldn't go to Generation Records to see my favorite band, the Bouncing Souls, live and acoustic (*sigh*) so I thought I'd post a couple of YouTube videos of their performance. ... Read More
Celebrate the notorious filmmaker's big 6-3 by checking out his sculpture exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery . You'll find a sculpture of Ike and Tina Turner, a jar of La Mer face cream and a giant roach motel. There are also some photographs in the exhibit, so go over to the Super Touch Art website and check it out . His work is on display through the end of May, so if you're out on the West Coast and can get to the Gagosian, you should definitely go see it in ... Read More

Words On Water

BY Web Intern in Artsy

In the mood for some politically charged poetry? Then be sure to check out Tapped Out: Words on the Water Crisis at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery ) in NYC this Saturday. The show - organized by BUST writer and Poetic People Power founder Tara Bracco - will premiere seven new commissioned poems about the water crisis - privatization of water, scarcity of the resource and the dangers facing fresh water. The event will feature several of the city's best ... Read More
Tomorrow night Bags for the People will be holding a Sweatshop Social at Spacecraft Brooklyn . They'll be making reusable tote bags (or, as they say, ''totes cute totes''). All you have to bring is your hollow leg and some clean fabric; they'll supply sewing machines, scissors and lots o' home brewed beer (why does that sound like a dangerous combination?). The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday, April 23 (OK, so that's technically after Earth Day, but ... Read More
Happy Earth Day y'all! To celebrate, we're launching our most earth-friendly subscription offer ever: Subsribe to BUST before April 30, and, in addition to a year's worth of BUST magazine delivered right to your door, you'll get instant access to your first issue, a full year of our brand-new digital issues, earth-friendly, hassle-free renewals, AND 3 free bonus digital issues! Download our digital issues and save them forever or read them right on-screen (yes, ... Read More

Happy Earth Day!

BY Dawn in General

  Take it from Paul Rudd, Elmo, and a newish Sesame Street character that I'm too old to know...The Earth rocks! Let's take care of her, ... Read More