She overcame injury and struck gold! On Wednesday in the women's downhill event, Lindsey Vonn of the USA beat her competition by .56 seconds to become the top of the tops. Vonn was unsure of competing due to shin bruises. The silver and bronze winners were Julia Mancuso (USA) and Elisabeth Görgl (Austria) respectively. You go, girls! [NBC] Image courtesy TeamUSA.org Previously in the BUST blog: Women to Watch (in the Olympics!): Lindsey Vo... // ... Read More
Just in case you need another reason to love the man, in a recent meeting with President Obama, the Dalai Lama brought up the need for more women in leadership roles: "I also mentioned the female, biologically, more sensitive about others’ pain … about others who are suffering. I wish, you see, the amount of leadership more female … should take the leadership role." While a part of me bristles at the assertion that women are biologically more ... Read More
  Are you ready for a awesome event with an all female cast? Do you love circuses? Dancing and mystical storylines? Of course you do, darling!    Starting February 26th and running until March 6th, get immersed in the Wonderneath, a circus rife with jazzy Tin Pan music. This show sounds decidedly surreal and magical by exploring the inner and under-workings of the urban sprawl. Think steam punk merging with glittering, sinewy crystal encrusted ... Read More
It's generally accepted that childbirth is a stressful process. That’s why a woman in labor often opts to have a doula by her side—to nurture her during intense bouts of pain and emotion. But what about when a woman decides to terminate a pregnancy? Nearly three years ago, a small group of reproductive-rights activists came up with the concept of offering doula support for the “entire spectrum of pregnancy”—including ... Read More
In a recent interview on Laura Flanders' news and arts discussion program, GRITtv, Kathleen Hanna discusses what it was like breaking into a male dominated music scene, being a "three-dimensional-icon," donating her zine archive to the Fales Library's Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU, and why she is hopeful for the future.   Always focused on collaboration and progress, Hanna is reluctant to call herself a role model though she surely serves as one, exhibiting ... Read More
In the first episode of our new series for BUST TV, we get to hang out and chat with the brilliant Tracey Ullman over some knitting. Liz Armstrong talks to Tracey about some of the characters she's developed for the new season of her Showtime series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union. While Laura Bush, Arianna Huffington, Rachel Maddow, Christiane Amanpour, and Ruth Madoff all in one room together would already make for fun viewing,  Tracey manages to ... Read More
    This month the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York City brings us "Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage," a small exhibit neatly tucked behind the 18th and 19th century European paintings that showcases photocollage art by Victorian women.  The works displayed are taken from personal photo albums, are untitled, and were never meant for display at all.  In fact, they were created for the very opposite.  These ... Read More
Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Jacqueline Kennedy have more in common than being iconic women of this century: They’ve all walked in Beth Levine’s shoes. Christened as “The First Lady of Shoe Design,” Levine introduced the mule, the stiletto, and even boots to the wardrobes of women across America, and impacted fashion in the 1960s, an era of which remains influential in fashion to this day. Now her life of design is immortalized in ... Read More
Just when you thought Gaga may have exhausted every hairstyle that exists, this photo from the set of her "Telephone" video proves otherwise.  Now that she's done it, it seems to be a natural evolution from the hairbow but who could have predicted it before?  And what will be next?     Image courtesy of ... Read More
Some disturbing news: according to a survey done in London reported by the BBC, women are more likely than men to place blame on rape victims. Wait, what? According to the article: “Almost three quarters of the women who believed this said if a victim got into bed with the assailant before an attack they should accept some responsibility. One-third blamed victims who had dressed provocatively or gone back to the attacker's house for a drink." Furthermore, ... Read More
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