Big news from the Center for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa is being celebrated globally today. CAPRISA announced a breakthrough in research on male to female transmission of HIV with the use of vaginally applied tenofovir gel. With over 5 million people currently undergoing therapy for HIV/AIDS, and no cure in sight, prevention tactics are critical.  The results of the study were basically that using the gel cut a woman’s chances of getting ... Read More
I’m completely obsessed with female villains. In fact, when The White Witch (Tilda Swinton) slapped the little boy in the first Chronicles of Narnia movie, I actually started laughing and clapping in the theater. But my obsession all started with the original bad ass bitches of Disney. Let’s face it--they were so much more interesting than those stupid, singing princesses. They were also wayyy more dark and sinister than many of their male counterparts ... Read More
                         I’m going on vacation next week and as much as I’m dreading the six hour flight and having to deal with airport security, I haven’t given much thought to the possible embarrassment I might endure should I be randomly selected to go through an x-ray scanner.  Guess I better remember to pack some pasties! Made of the “highest quality of ... Read More
So, here’s the deal. Amanda Palmer, infamous member of The Dresden Dolls and now flourishing solo artist, has recently been liberated from her record label, Roadrunner Records. (…home to Nickelback. Yes, seriously.) Her newest release, an album full of Radiohead covers on the ukelele is scheduled to come out tomorrow. This will be her first official release as an independent artist (hooray!), and the awesome thing about this whole independence ... Read More
The official press releases for Rodarte's collection for MAC Cosmetics hit the internet last week to outrage. Their collection, Rodarte claims, was inspired by "a road trip that we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa." The collection includes shade names such as Factory and Juarez. Yes, Juarez, like the city (Cuidad Juárez) where femicide has been taking place for almost 10 years now, nearly unchecked. Comments on the makeup blog Temptalia, one ... Read More
Last Wednesday, the hilarious and equally unpredictable, Tracy Morgan appeared on The Tonight Show and proved exactly why we made him our April/May cover dude.    After telling Jay about how experiencing Colin Powell’s warm embrace moved him to tears, Tracy weighed in on the now infamous Gibson tapes.   “They’re selling like hot cakes in Compton,” he says.   [Actually, it turns out an album of 15 Mel-inspired ... Read More
Attention! To those interested in the BUST Blog, BUST Magazine, and media in all shapes and sizes who are looking for something to do this Thursday night: 6-8 Months gallery is showing the film Until the End of the World on July 22nd from 6:30 - 11 PM, as well as having a discussion afterward led by Laura Simms. Highlights will include music by Jenn Kelly, Nora Balaban, Kaia Wong and a special performance from Zimbabwean musician Garikayi Tirikoti on the "lively ... Read More
It is pretty common to see mannequins in store windows with an alien-like thinness, their tall willowy bodies and emotionless faces looking down on you. However, when window-shopping the other day, I happened to notice mannequins posing in a lingerie store’s window, all of whom had very visible ribs. It’s bad enough that mannequins often have very visible nipples (why are they always turned on or freezing?), but these mannequins look as underfed as ... Read More
The House of Yes in New York City  will be hosting a benefit à la mermaids for the Gulf Coast clean-up sponsored by The Oceanic Preservation Society (creators of “The Cove”) next Saturday July 24. The venue specializes in aerial performances and dance, so be prepared for an awe-inspiring production of Mermaid Lagoon! The story line is based on a village of beautiful mermaids who use their charms to tempt sailors to follow them ... Read More
Need to update your summer reading list? Why not check out the most contemporary of lit fests at Brooklyn's Market Hotel next weekend? On July 24 and 25, lit curators will come together for readings, screenings and performances.  Featured writers include  Alaina Stamatis, Anna Fitzgerald, Ben Fama, Brett Price & Dani Leventhal, Carter Edwards, Dan Magers, Eddie Hopely, Emily Pettit, Evan Burton, Gina Abelkop, Jamie Peck, James Copeland, Jordan ... Read More
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