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Jillian Keenan wants us to talk, and she wants to put the conversation in motion with her memoir, Sex With Shakespeare: Here’s Much to Do with Pain, But More with Love. In 2012, by way of a New York Times Modern Love essay, Keenan, a journalist, outed herself as a spanking fetishist. It took her years to come to terms with this innate part of her sexuality and she did it with the help of the Bard. Here, Keenan spoke with us about her journey, her fetish, and why she sees Sex with Shakespeare as a book about human rights and children’s rights.
Let's face it, no outfit is complete without some fun and funky flair. We've put together a list of patches, pins and pendants that will help you express yourself. These pieces range from funny to fabulous, sentimental to sassy. We've got it all. Each piece is produced by a special make who you can find online or in person at BUST's upcoming Spring Craftacular in LA on Saturday, May 7th.  Enjoy The Ride Patch, $10.00 Remind yourself to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with this rad patch from MNKR Brand Los Angeles. All of MNKR's products are 100% made in the USA.
Frontwoman Emily Nokes of our favorite modern riot grrrl band, Tacocat, chats about the evolution of feminist influences on new album, Lost Time.Is there a person on Earth who wouldn’t have endless love for a band named Tacocat? From their gloriously rainbow-haired frontwoman Emily Nokes, to the catchy '60s styled punk pop tracks and fun and fancy-free music videos, it’s refreshing to see such a twee aesthetic for a feminist band, especially when it’s paired with a smart, sassy attitude.
If you think about it, people who live in small spaces are pretty lucky. No, really.Unlimited space is boring. You can just put all of your stuff in there and call it aday. Where’s the fun in that? Restrictions, be they on physical space, budget, orwhat your landlord says you can do in terms of alterations, are what lead to the creative solutions that will make your home unique. Those weird nooks and crannies, those impractically placed light switches and power outlets, and that oddly-shaped closet are all just waiting for you to figure out how to make them work for you.
I met Sara Landeau, lead guitarist of The Julie Ruin, for tea at Koneko, America’s first cat café. I’d like to say that I thought of it because a Japanese cattery set in New York’s East Village perfectly encapsulates The Julie Ruin, which, drowning out the noisy din of punk nostalgia, has emerged as something completely new, vibrant, and irresistibly playful. But no. Sara suggested the spot, and knowing her for year as I have, it seemed to fit naturally with our shared cat-obsession.
I’ve been a professional party and event photographer in New York for the better part of 10 years, and the thing I hear most is, “OHMYGOSH, I’m soooo unphotogenic.” Let’s get this straight, people. You’re all a bunch of babes, you just haven’t met a photographer who is willing to show you how to take a better picture. Here are four simple rules that will make you love the lens.  Sit up straight. 
When taking a group picture, do not lean toward each other in a huddle. Your arms will look disproportionate and you will all come out like hunchbacks.
Amy Schumer says she will no longer take pictures with fans thanks to one South Carolina man. This Saturday, the Comedy Central star posted a photo of a man on Instagram explaining the incident that brought on this new no-fan selfie policy.She wrote, “This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the shit out of me. Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said ‘no it's America and we paid for you’ this was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me.
Georgina Ryland is an award-winning makeup artist from Brisbane, Australia. She specializes in prosthetic and film makeup, but she also paints fantastic eyelid masterpieces.  She told BoredPanda, “With teeny tiny brushes in hand and an array of paints, eyeshadows and liquid lipsticks, I hand paint everything on my own eye in a mirror; and yes, I can paint the other eye!” Check out her amazing creations below: Little kittens peeping over eyelashes? Sign me up.  Georgina Ryland Because, cupcakes.  Georgina Ryland Pumpkin spice and everything nice.
“You know, I think I figured out your problem. You don’t hear it when men talk to you around campus. It looks like you’re ignoring them. They must assume you’re a huge bitch.” I don’t remember which classmate said this between sips of coffee, but I will never forget how it sent me reeling. Though my college days are now behind me, this reminder of how my hearing loss intersects with my role as a woman is never far from my mind. Every one of us has multiple parts of our identity. Two components of mine are my hearing loss and my identity as a woman.
On May 7th, Rock+Pillar Trading Co. will debut their Spring 2016 collection of hand-crafted bags and shoes to the BUST Craftacular Spring! in Los Angeles!  Get your tickets for the BUST Craftacular in L.A. and come meet them in person and see their 2016 collection of handbags, shoes, backpacks and accessories! Rock+Pillar is an ethically sourced line of handmade goods from Peru.  The style and originality of the company is the result of the close personal relationships forged between the talented local artisans and the company's founders, Alma Hartman and Parvez Pothiawala.