Feeling a bit out of sorts? Can’t seem to find time for your girlfriends? Why not check out Thursdays? A recently launched website, it features crafts and recipes intended to be shared with your buddies. The site was created by former Bust intern Colleen and her friend Stephania, and stems from their college days, when they gathered every Thursday evening to talk, cook, craft, and watch NBC’s line-up with their girlfriends. Read More
I’m sure that there will be a couple of people who read this headline without reading this post first and say something along the lines of “What the eff BUST! This isn’t news…” Hear me out.  It’s no news that one in six women have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime (and one in thirty-three men), and a lot of victims don’t even report their abuse, so the statistic is most likely much higher. Read More
I loves me some documentaries. I could watch a documentary about anything: corn, fish, toothpicks. But I especially love documentaries about women. HBO has made a name for itself by producing and airing some of the best documentaries around, and last night I watched two of them, "Google Baby" and "For Neda". both of which deal with women's issues. By the end of the night, I was plastered to my couch, depressed and in tears. What these docs showed about women's lives in general, and in India and Iran in particular, was disturbing and sad, but don't let that stop you from watching them. Read More
  The Bicycle Film Festival is upon us again! Marking is tenth anniversary, the New York BFF is a five day festival with films, art, and parties- all with bicycling as the main theme. Brentd Barbur started the film festival ten years ago after being hit by a bus on his bike, wanting to turn his negative experience into a positive one. Since then, the film festival has gone international, spreading the love and culture of cycling around the world. Read More
In a print edition of the New York Times I oddly came across last weekend, I read an article by Katherine Zoepf about a woman in Saudi Arabia who is leading a campaign called, "My Guardian Knows What's Best for Me." Simply put, all women in Saudi Arabia are accorded legal and human rights by their closest, eldest male relative. This typically goes from father to husband. And eventually to son, but that's getting ahead of the story. The point being, one woman–tired of other women campaigning for expanded rights–stood up and said, "Enough." She likes her life the way it is. Read More
When your favorite band starts getting successful there are many potential pitfalls, but among the two deadliest are overproduction and happiness. The verdict was still out on The National when I went to last night's show at Radio City Music Hall. Though there's much to love in their latest contribution, High Violet, the album is certainly overproduced for my liking. So when the horns and strings sections took the stage, I worried. Knowing that Matt Berninger has settled with his family in Brooklyn didn't do much to ease my concern. Read More
Karen Elson's new album, The Ghost Who Walks, is a compilation of haunting, southern gothic melodies that will make even the most hardened of city dwellers want to lounge in the evening sun with a piece of grass between their teeth. Her folk/blues infused style is a refreshing change from what we've come to expect from your typical model-turned-musician. The very beautiful and talented Ms. Read More
Last month, 18 year-old Jamie Keiles caught the attention of several women’s Web sites when she announced her plans to embark on an unprecedented experiment into the female adolescent experience: The Seventeen Magazine Project.  For her final month of high school, Jamie would live her life strictly adhering to the tips and advice in the June/July issue of Seventeen then blog about her daily endeavors and  experiences.  It’s now Day 28 of the experiment and if you haven’t been following along with her, I encourage you to spend the day catching up. Read More
If you’re living in New York you may have noticed the quiet shifting of scenery on the walls of the city. By the hand of artist Swoon, a new cast of imagery extends into brickwork and steel, transforming the regular into dreamscape. Swoon’s work might qualify for a type of expressionism called magic realism, where the weight of reality is lifted through manipulation of light, line and color. But it’s not all manipulation. Read More
Appearing tonight on HBO2 is Israeli filmmaker Zippi Brand Frank’s award-winning documentary Google Baby, about online shopping at its most bizarre.  The film opens with the idea that in the 1960s, the development of the birth control pill “took the baby-making out of sex.”  Today, with the development of advanced fertility treatments, the Internet, and the global marketplace the Internet facilitates, we have the technology to “take the sex out of making babies. Read More
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