Women Make Movies

BY Web Intern in General

You may have read the depressing, but sadly, not shocking, news that the overwhelming majority of screen directors for major studios are still older white dudes. Take heart, fair lady, and get thee to The Roxie Theater in San Francisco for a week-long film festival that is all chicks all the time--there are over 22 films screening at this Women Make Movies Film Festival , and they are made for, by, and about the ladiez. The festival is from August 28th to September ... Read More
CNN.com featured an article today explaining what 'cankles' are and how to deal with them.  Though I've had the word 'cankles' in my vocabulary for several years, this story treated it as though it were a new thing. A personal trainer explained that not everyone can get rid of their cankles, particularly because they are part of one's genetic make-up.   'Although some exercises can make a little difference, he says, most cankles are stubborn and stay put ... Read More
 Riding Riding on the wake of Iran's tumultuous elections earlier this summer, Afghanistan also held presidential elections this year. While the elections, and subsequent protests, in Iran sparked discussion about women's rising influence, Afghanistan's elections last Thursday only continued to show how far women have to come in this conservative society.  While women are techincally granted some equality under the new Constitution, cultural pressure ... Read More
Photo courtesy of The Washington Post From buff arms to bare legs, Michelle Obama's extremities (or, rather, the outfits that show them off) have got to be the most demonized in White House history. In an editorial today about Mrs. Obama's decision to wear unfussy, mid-thigh shorts on a Grand Canyon hike, The Washington Post's Robin Givhan argued that while the first lady shouldn't be expected to wear tulle and lace on a family vacay, she should be careful of ... Read More

Oya Singin’ Ladies!

BY Web Intern in General

Last week I had the good luck to get a free pass to Oya, an annual outdoor indie music fest in Oslo, Norway. The five-day, five-stage extravaganza is a showcase for Norwegian acts, but makes good use of other groups (e.g., Band of Horses, The Very Best, Jay Reatard, Monotonix) caught in the summer festival maelstrom. Oya enlisted 200 bands, ranging from the lightest indie-pop to the blackest metal (this is Norway, after all). A little over half the bands were local ... Read More

Expect the Unexpected

BY Web Intern in General

Vintage just got a whole lot cuter. Check out the cheeky promotion for retrowardrobe.com' s array of vintage, retro repo and recycled fashions. I would love to go on a picnic in those cherry undies--it's so hot! ... Read More

Post Grad Contest!

BY Web Intern in General

Alexis Bledel is in position to step into a slightly prettier version of Dustin Hoffman's shoes with the premiere of her post-college malaise flick Post Grad today. We here at BUST are super excited about this movie-check out our review in the current issue! We're so excited that we're offering an exclusive contest! The first person to respond with an answer to the question below to susan@bust.com will win a Post Grad movie prize pack!         ... Read More
Facebook: it may be a great way to connect with old friends, but it can also wreak havoc on relationships, no matter what their status. Am I right, ... Read More
Check out this badass mamajama, Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter who at 70 years old can still rock out on her guitar with the best of them. Starting tomorrow on August 21st, she'll be performing at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Her performance at WMRC is helped on by Jazz Foundation of America's Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program which creates paid employment for elder, notable jazz and blues artists with ... Read More
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming release of the movie 'Where The Wild Things Are' (Oct. 16), based on the beloved children's picture book. The trailer above is wholly riveting and moving, helped along by the use of Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up'. The movie's soundtrack is no doubt going to be equally effective seeing as Karen O will be lending it her unique touch with a little help from her friends, her fellow bandmates from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ... Read More