After Mo Rocca exclaimed at a taping of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” that handmade sweaters were “itchy,” the subsequent backlash from the knitting community made him re-evaluate his position and learn how to knit. BUST’s Debbie Stoller was there to help him on his way. Check out the clip below.   Watch CBS News Videos ... Read More
  In Part I of Shaming Famewhores, I talked about going on Vh1’s reality dating series Frank the Entertainer…In a Basement Affair as a performance art piece to explore firsthand this decade’s “famewhore” phenomenon. In Part II of Shaming Famewhores, I discussed how my attempts at being a famewhore ultimately failed. In an effort to rupture production’s veil of realism and to expose their narrow portrayals of women I decided ... Read More
I'm a pretty much a textbook third-wave, sex-positive feminist.  I wear make-up and mini-skirts (no high heels though, I can barely balance in my Converse.)  Occasionally for parties, I'll dress up in sexy costumes (sexy Hester Prynne is my masterpiece.)  I even straighten my hair sometimes.   And I don't see anything wrong with that. Now, I recognize that by doing these things, I'm engaging in practices sold to me by a capitalist ... Read More
i am the info about the april/may party. wheeeeeee yes i know you love that party. oh boy that was a fune party. what a fun party. i loved that party. {morfeo 23} ... Read More
It's time to meet the bands playing at our party this Saturday to celebrate our new April/May issue!  Pictured above is Derek Watson and Isabel Ibsen of Hunters, a Brooklyn based rock band who give an intense live performance, with lead singer Ibsen's strong, throaty vocals coupled with an unrelenting, driving rhythm section.  Their moody, rhythmic beats create the perfect sound to nod your head to and get your dance on.  Isabel's firecracker moves ... Read More
The Feminist Review has been providing reviews for three and a half years on books, music, films, and more, all through a smart and savvy feminist lens.   This year, they're yet another independent publication feeling the burn of the recession era.  To combat loss of advertising, they've launched an aggressive campaign this month to meet their fundraising goals for the year, with Women's History Month as their theme.  They make their case from ... Read More

SATURDAY: Rip it Up with BUST

BY Susan in Music

Get excited for Saturday night in Brooklyn! BUST is throwing a party with 4 bands, a rockin' DJ and beats to keep you moving all night long. And now it gets even better: 2 FOR 1 PIEROGIS from 8-9pm. So don't waste time at a restaurant, don't bother with another slice of boring pizza! Instead munch on some Polish soul food while you can drink sodas and water, or if you happen to be 21+ Polish beers and two huge bars are available for your enjoyment! Yes, BUST ladies ... Read More
The Guardian posts an interesting statement this morning: Iceland may be the most feminist country in the world. This accolade comes on the heels of a new law in Iceland banning strip clubs, topless bars, and the like—it would ban any business from profiting from the nudity of its employees. Iceland is a tiny country with a population of roughly 320,000—smaller than any US State—and, while it stands to reason that they may not have that many ... Read More
Peaches, our favorite gender-bending electroclash musician recently featured in our June/July '09 issue, has collaborated with Shunda K on the song "Billionaire" off of her current album I Feel Cream.  Never a stranger to costumes, they recorded a video for the song that is a wild, raunchy take on "The Wizard of Oz."  Take a look: These two have a lot on their plates lately, with Peaches winning "Electronic Artist of the Year" at the 10th annual ... Read More
In a time when feminism has become a dirty word, it's promising to see a surge of female positivity and action cropping up in other areas of the world.  The United Kingdom is seeing an uptake in the amount of women organizing for feminist causes, as well as more media focus on issues regarding feminism. Just this month, the third annual Million Women Rise march had an estimated 8,000 people marching to celebrate International Women's Day, a new website aimed ... Read More
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