Amanda Blank is finally touring in support of her new album, 'I Love You' (released on August 4th), an energetic mix of club-rap-dance-rock. Above she is doing a fun performance of 'Loose' with Spank Rock. For the cherry on top of the sundae, she is touring with the adorable Matt and Kim. Tour dates below: 8/27 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre 8/29 - Visalia, CA - Howie Son's Pizza and Beer 9/1 - Arcata, CA - Depot at Humboldt State 9/2 - Portland OR - ... Read More
For those dudes who get a little too aroused during beach season, there's new erection-proof swimwear for you. Finally! I mean, right? They're a little NSFW, or maybe a lot, so check them out after the cut. -Sylvie Photo courtesy of Village Voice ... Read More
The Bitches on Bikes are saving the world, one issue at a time. They've joined the Wind Power Pedalers Climate Ride Team to help raise awareness on climate change and renewable energy. The Climate Ride Team are doing a 300-mile bicycle ride from New York City to Washington to help support their cause. The two are teaming up to hold a fancy New York event, the Brita Climate Ride Benefit Party, at The Eldridge that includes a silent art auction on Thursday August ... Read More

MJ Goes Metal

BY Web Intern in General

If there's a silver lining to Michael Jackson's strange and sudden death, it's all of the MJ tribute artists exploding out of the woodwork. For example, DANGEROUS , the self-proclaimed 'All-Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson'. Thrillist blurbed these guys (adventurous members of Satanicide and 2 Skinny J's) as being 'a sparkle-gloved shred-fest' and, judging by the video from their live show (above), it's hard to categorize them as anything less. We here at BUST ... Read More
Remember Amy, one of the women featured in Strange Love: Married to the Eiffel Tower (a documentary that, several months ago, hit it big with curious YouTube viewers)? In the documentary, Amy identified herself as an objectum sexual, or a person who finds physically, emotionally, and sexually attracted to inanimate objects. Fans of the eye-opening documentary probably best remember Amy for her then boyfriend, a magic-carpet style amusement park ride called 1001 ... Read More
Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, one of Charles Manson's most loyal followers, is to be released on parole on Aug. 16th after serving 34 years in prison for the attempted assassination of President Ford. Perhaps it was her baby face, or her quirky nickname, but for some reason I always had a soft spot for Squeaky.  She was not implicated in the Tate/LaBianca murders, but she did live at Spahn Ranch, carved a swastika on her forehead, and was involved ... Read More
Parents everywhere can't agree how they feel about a new breastfeeding babydoll.  Bebe Gloton, developed by a Spanish toy company to promote breastfeeding, is a life-like toy that comes with a halter top with daises-for-nipples.  When the doll's mouth is put near the daisies, it makes sucking noises; if you take it away, it cries for more milk until you burp it. So, what's the big deal?  It's ''cute'' when little girls feed their dolls ... Read More
If you needed further proof that, by God, Bill Clinton's charisma gets the job done, look no further than this afternoon's exciting news that the American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been pardoned and are hopefully soon to be released from their detainment in North Korea,  based on negotiations between Clinton and Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea.     I'm delighted that the journalists will be released, of course, and that ... Read More
After a New Jersey librarian campaigned for Ben and Jerry's to have a literary-themed ice cream flavor, LivingSocial's Visual Bookshelf joined in the fun by asking users on their Facebook page for their own suggestions. The suggestions that people have come up with so far are hilarious, but like the literary canon itself, very male-centric. That's why here at BUST, we decided to take the challenge one step further: to come up with ice-cream flavors inspired by ... Read More

Women Working Together

BY Web Intern in General

  When I heard that a women's only homeless shelter in the UK was being shut down because it didn't also serve men, I was furious. Having gotten to know the women who frequent Rosie's Place , a women's shelter in Boston, on a personal level, I can tell you that the existence of women-only shelters is crucial to the process of rehabilitation. The sad truth is that men are usually at the root of the women's poverty. They were abused or abandoned, and when they ... Read More