The United States, as well as many other countries, was created under a patriarchal foundation that women are constantly struggling with, and Italy is no exception.   In fact, Italian women have to exist under triple threats of sexism: the government, the church, and the media. The current Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been particularly open with his sexist behavior through comments to and about women as well as being accused of philandering by his ... Read More
BUST is already excited about the upcoming soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are featuring former cover lady Karen O, but if you just can't wait till the album's September 29th release date, you can stream the first single here! 'All Is Love' is full of the same happy, childlike goodness that makes me all warm inside whenever I see the trailer (or watch it ten times in a row on my laptop). Karen O is currently on tour with the other Yeah Yeah Yeahs in support of ... Read More
 Ella Es El Matador, the first of three super BUST-y POV docs we featured in our Aug/Sept issue's 'Fall Preview' will finally be premiering on PBS on September 1st, and it's required viewing for anyone fascinated with the notion of female bullfighters in Spain. Here's more from PBS: 'For Spaniards - and for the world - nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was ... Read More
Like everyone here at BUST, Courtney Love's got a crush on currrent cover gal Diablo Cody, as she revealed  in a couple of recent twitpics she posted: Hey Courtney: how much more could we love you? None. We could love you none ... Read More
Just a friendly reminder to join BUST at TONIGHT'S fundraising bash for the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy's Geo-Girls Citizen Journalism program and The Lunch Box Fund for the girls' daily meals! Apart from being an awesome cause, the event looks to be a spectacular evening of dancing and do-goodery at an amazing venue. And, if that wasn't enough, OMG Cupcakes has just signed on to attend! Yup, that means you can encourage education, dance to special guest DJs ... Read More
In case you didn't catch this weekend's awesome, 100-percent female-focused New York Times Magazine, next month you can hear the cover story's authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss the incredible women they've met while traveling the world. On September 13, Kristof and WuDunn will stop into the 92nd Street Y for the first public event promoting their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. After a Q-and-A session ... Read More
On any given night, there are about a million and one things to do in NYC. Usually the pressure to choose gets to be too much and you find yourself bunkered down at someone's apartment, playing competitive Rock Band and drinking a $3 beer from the corner store. But other nights present a clear path to a well-rounded event like the one that took place at Littlefield in Brooklyn on Saturday. The BUST-sponsored event was part of the second leg of Jessica Hopper's ... Read More
The BUST London Summer Craftacular this past Saturday was a smashing success! Over 50 vendors and more than 1500 shoppers stopped by to share the fun, sip some tea at Lady Luck Rule's Pop Up Tea Shoppe, craft charm bracelets with Tatty Devine, and, of course, shop the wares of our incredible vendors. The reporter from Guardian UK loved it, calling it 'one of the best craft days out I've ever had.' Check out photos from the event after the jump. photo by Rachel ... Read More

Countdown to Cougar Con

BY Libby Zay in General

Cougars and the young cubs who love them have just a few days to get glammed up for the first ever National Single Cougars Convention this Friday. Set at a hotel in Palo Alto, the coug-a-thon is a classy, coat and tie affair.  The shebang will kick-off with a keynote address by Kama Sutra specialist, author, and internet radio host Francesca Gentille and her partner, who is 14 years her younger.  Next comes the grand ''cougar ball,'' where I imagine ... Read More
What happens when you smoke your nearest rival in the 800-meter dash by 2.45 seconds?  If you're a woman, your gender comes into question. Long teased for her ''boyish'' looks, South African runner Caster Semenya has heard comments about her appearance her entire life.  After winning a gold medal at the world athletics championships, the slim hipped, broad shoulder, muscular athlete is now being forced to take a ''gender verification test.''  The ... Read More
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