Remember the heated discussion we were having about the Calvin Klein billboard in SoHo? Some felt that it was too racy to be up in public where kids could see it, others felt that it should be left alone as art. We're even divided on the issue here at BUST (so what I'm saying here is my opinion but not necessarily everyone's). Well, now CK has put up a different ad, replacing the steamy scene with a chick in a bikini. The question remains whether the company ... Read More

Buster the Bust Otter

BY Web Intern in General

          The Busties have adopted a river otter from the National Wildlife Federation. Sadly, he will not be delivered to our offices to bathe in an inflatable pool but he will be chillin' in the wetlands of North America. His name is Buster (get it?) and the interns have agreed that he should be our new mascot. -Sylvie Partake in your own do-goodery at the National Wildlife Federation. Photo courtesy of Animal ... Read More
Here's to the man in the mirror--the talented and troubled Mr. Michael Jackson. From adorable child singer to international icon--Jackson redefined pop music and stardom--breaking barriers and bringing people together even as he wrestled with the personal demons and tragedy that attend the stories of so many American music legends. Jackson in some ways feels like one of the last true celebrities--someone who was venerated, not for his wealth or consumption or ... Read More
Infamous subversive artist, Banksy, is having an installation in Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery from now until August 31st. Admission is free, but lines are estimated to be an hour long to get inside. ... Read More

Run For Congo Women

BY Web Intern in General

The Congo has over 200 different ethnic groups, and while none of them are a majority, ethnic discrimination has been commonplace in the country forever. This was only heightened in 1996, when the conflicts of neighboring Rwanda spilled across the border and Tutsis invaded to eliminate the Hutu militias that were reportedly hiding in the forests of the Congo. The Tutsis claimed power and put one of their people in charge of the Congo's government. When he began ... Read More

NYC Zine Fest This Weekend!

BY Susan in Artsy

If you love reading and making zines as much as I do, then stop by the NYC Zine Fest this weekend at the Brooklyn Lyceum. I will be having a table on both days selling my zines (for a dollar!) and some specialty items for 5 bucks and up. You can also buys some Free Danger zines online too as well as at Cinders , Printed Matter and Dessert Island . It will be totally worth your while to stop by especially since there is free admission! Read more about what's ... Read More
After over two years of battling cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning in a hospital in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Ryan O'Neil, at her side. Since she was diagnosed in 2006, Farrah sought treatment both in the U.S. and abroad. We loved Farrah first for her sparkly smile and most recently for her courage to chronicle her fight against cancer in the NBC documentary, 'Farrah's story.' Tonight, Barbara Walters' interview with O'Neil will air ... Read More

I Am Neda

BY Web Intern in General

When I was in high school, a brilliant teacher told me that the root of solving most of the world's problems lies in establishing equality for women, and to this day I believe very strongly in that. My focus narrowed to the Middle East after I read Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, a book I think should be on all of our to-do lists lately. So as I started hearing news about the elections in Iran, I became completely absorbed in it. I was praying that ... Read More
As the new owner of an iPod touch, I have been scouring the iTunes app store looking for whatever awesome (free) things I can add to my new toy. In the process, I've discovered something sort of troubling. There's a whole host of incredibly sexist apps. Tons of bikini babes and hottie slideshows, and that's just the beginning. As annoying and moderately offensive as those objectifying ones are, others are much worse. Let's start with fetishes. Of course, you can ... Read More

Shoebox To Soapbox.

BY Brandy in General

According to the Daily News, a newborn baby girl was found inside of a shoebox , abandoned in a Long Island apartment building. The shoebox had holes in it so that the infant could breathe, and she was dressed in a striped onsie to keep her warm.  Police speculate that she was placed where she would be found quickly by whoever left her.  Allow me to hop right up on my soapbox.  When I see news like this, it makes me so angry because there's a part of me ... Read More