Is the best moment of your day is when you finally can return home and wriggle out of those too-tight pants, pinching shoes, or bra with poking underwire, and engulf yourself in a big fluffy robe?  Me too. And that's why artist Lauren Maul, created the  The Comfortable Girl comic blog. She describes herself as, "Just your average comfortable girl, seeking a life free form tight clothes and trying to be pretty." She's an advocate of maintaining a ... Read More
Hint: don’t rely on standard compliments about their appearance. We’re all guilty of it: when being introduced to a perfectly coiffed little girl wearing some absurdly frilly dress it’s almost impossible to restrain from commenting. It is what we have been culturally conditioned to do. But these seemingly innocent off-hand comments build our appearance-obsessed culture, which has an effect on these girls, as anyone who’s seen Toddlers and ... Read More
“Women are good. They’re more devious,” says Doris Bohrer, 88, a former World War II OSS operative, as she bemoans the scarcity of women in her field. But a couple of years ago fate brought her together with a fellow female operative, Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh, 96, at Prince William County Retirement Community in Virgina decades after their services. They were two of the few women in Morale Operations at the time. Always referred to ... Read More
117 Fula and Mandinka communities in the Upper River Region of The Gambia publicly declared abandonment of the traditional practices of FGC and child/forced marriage. Tostan, the leading NGO in the region dedicated to women’s health and empowerment, organized the declaration ceremony, which took place earlier in June. Though neither practice is punishable under Gambian law, they have been declared violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ... Read More
Love Etc., a charming documentary to be released July 1st in New York, follows five stories of New Yorkers at very different stages in their romantic lives.  Inspired by the diversity of the lines of couples at the New York City Hall Marriage Bureau (which are about to get even more diverse, hooray!), Executive Producer Jonathon Tisch wanted to document this “microcosm of the world” in a film that anyone can relate to. On the youthful end of ... Read More
There are many euphemisms for the vagina, as The Vagina Song lists so nicely, but Summer’s Eve’s latest advertising ploy insists that we not only embrace the word, but use it as a synonym for awesome. Carlton, a cat puppet in a tux, is supposed to represent a powerful businessman on a private jet, who insists that vaginas are “the most astonishing natural wonder of all time.” The press release states an admirable goal for the video: ... Read More
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (aka Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl- aka cutest nyc couple ever!) will be performing along with Blood Orange this Friday, June 24, at 7 pm at the River to River Festival, located at South Street Seaport Pier 17, and the admission is free! Recently returning from their tour with The Flaming Lips, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger are debuting their 5-piece electric line-up in New York. The GOASTT is currently at work producing ... Read More
The darkly dramatic video for the most recent single on Anna Calvi’s self-titled debut album was released today on Pitchfork. Watch it here.  Does this song remind anyone else of Bruce Springsteen? It’s even complete with talk of the devil and other themes I would have considered classic Americana. But this lovely Brit’s video, directed by Aoife McArdle, has a much more David Lynch feel than 'The Boss' has ever done. Flickering lights, ... Read More
Any cat owner knows that our dear felines love to bring their owners delightful surprises, like dead rodents and birds, or even the occasional slimy sock. But San Mateo, California has a well-known thief that earns the apt title of a ‘cat burglar.’ Dusty, a beautiful, stealth Siamese owned by the Chu family has stolen over 600 things from neighbors over the years, by sneaking out each night and bringing as many as eleven items home before ... Read More
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is credited with the famous quote, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” which is a phrase that has since become a slogan of just about everyone and their grandma. (There’s even a coffee mug floating around the BUST office with the quote.) But at 92nd Street Y’s recent talk on Women in Politics moderator Alison Stewart, host of PBS’s Need to Know, asked authors Nora Ephron and Rebecca Traister how this quote ... Read More
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