Hello, it is the 100th International Women's Day today! To help you get ready, I made a handy checklist on Autostraddle.com for you, but I also decided to highlight some of the stuff here. GET CELEBRATING ALREADY! + Find out if there’s an official IWD event in or near your city online. The theme this year is “Access to Education, Training, Science, and Technology.” + Stand with Planned Parenthood + Fight back against street harassment in your neighborhood by supporting your local Hollaback! network. Read More

Hitchcock Barbie!

BY Intern Julie in TV

Check out Mattel's Collector Barbie celebrating Hitchcock's classic horoor tale, The Birds. Keep her on your bedside table for sweet dreams, lovebirds. You can purchase Hitchcock Barbie and her three feathered frenemies here.  via Lost at E-Minor blog. Read More
1. Learn how to dougie by watching this helpful video 2. Find a well-fitted panda bear suit 3. Practice dougie-ing in said suit 4. Go to the bar; the jungle; or wherever your bitches hang out 5. Dougie hard, dougie soft, dougie sweet, dougie panda You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   P.S. You can find the original dougie dance video from California Swag District here. Read More
"Can I please sit down?" Check out the poster that graphic designer (and former BUST Art Director) Elizabeth Carey Smith from The Letter Office created based on her four month survey of riding the rails of the MTA while pregnant. Using graphs and pie charts, Smith tracked the number of seats offered on certain trains, breaking it down by gender, train line and time of day. It's not surprising that some trains were worse than others, and that out of 108 rides, she was offered a seat 88 of those times. Read More
I was running late for the Dum Dum Girls show at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan Friday night. Yes, I've lived in NYC for almost two years. No, I still haven't figured out the subway system—7 to the R to the F* this!?! I've literally sang the lyrics of Le Tigre's “My My Metrocard” to myself in hopes that it could solve my MTA issues. “‘Next Stop! Atlantic Avenue. Next Stop!... Read More
Tomorrow night this ball of a benefit takes over Manhattan! Spearheaded by Two Boot owner Phil Harman, this benefit is sure to be one hell of a party with combination food,music, art, booze, prizes and a whole lot of costumes all for an amazing cause. Read More
EXENE CERVENKA ‘THE EXCITEMENT OF MAYBE’ (Bloodshot Records) Exene Cervenka is always expressing herself in various artistic forms. She’s a published poet, collage artist, painter and of course what she’s most know for, making music and wring lyrics. This being first and foremost with X, the seminal L.A. Read More
Head to Fringe Salon tomorrow, March 8th, for a night of haircuts, food, drinks, and music -- all for charity! As part of a national campaign in celebration of International Women's Day, Fringe Salon will donate 100% of the proceeds from their services -- styling, haircuts, and bang-trims -- from 6pm-9pm to NextAid in support of their programs in Africa. There will also be great raffle prizes from Garo Sparo, Insiders1, Max Fish, and TG-170, as well as free issues of BUST Magazine. The after party starts at 10pm; recommended donations of $5 to $20 will be graciously accepted. Read More
Looks like Nicki Minaj remains on top. Take that Lil’ Kim! Sorry, couldn’t mention one without the other… that’s what they want anyways, right? Nicki Minaj, the crazy self-identified Harajuku Barbie, signed to Young Money is the first female rapper to stay on the Top 200 Billboard Charts Top 10 for fourteen consecutive weeks for her rap album Pink Friday. Released in November, Pink Friday is jammed with all her personalities, wigs, and signature pink lips. Read More
Oh how we've missed the sunny guitar pop stylings of Anna Waronker. The Los Angeles singer/songwriter, who issued her eponymous solo effort nearly a decade ago, after fronting that dog. for a number of years during the '90's alt-rock heyday, has returned with the richly reflective "California Fade." A host of longtime collaborators lend their talents, including her hubby [OFF! and Redd Kross bassist] Steven McDonald, sister-in-law [Go-Go's guitarist and her fellow Five-Foot-Two business partner] Charlotte Caffey, and brother Joey Waronker, just to name a few. Read More